Special Clinical Focus

  • Endoprosthetics in the hip joint, minimal invasive
  • Endoprosthetics in the knee joint, minimal invasive
  • Customized implants and surgical templates
  • Replacement endoprosthetics in the hip and knee joint
  • Surgical treatment of degenerative joint conditions of the lower extremities
  • Corrective procedure for axial malalignments of the hip and knee joint
  • Spinal surgery: decompressive, stabilizing and corrective procedures.

About us

Prof. Heino Kienapfel is a specialist in orthopedics and accident surgery with an additional qualification in special orthopedic surgery.
He was the Chief Physician and Medical Director of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Accident Surgery at the Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Hospital in Berlin from June 2004 to March 2017.
In 2013, together with his employees, he founded the first maximum care Endoprosthetics Center in Berlin and Brandenburg and headed this until March 2017. Until April 2017, he also headed the Endoprosthesis Register Working Group at the German Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery Association. Since 2017, Professor Kienapfel has provided a specialist clinic for hip and knee joint conditions and foot and spinal conditions at the Berlin Joint Center in his practice office in the Schoeneberg Clinic at Fuggerstr. 23, 10777 Berlin.

The consultation service there is available to private patients, direct payers and publicly insured patients. Within the Berlin Joint Center, Professor Kienapfel also provides a clinic for direct payers and private patients in the Tauentzien Orthopedics Practice, Tauentzienstrasse 5, 10789 Berlin, and at the OVZ Orthopedic Healthcare Center in Zehlendorf, Clayallee 225, 14195 Berlin. Over the last 25 years, Prof. Kienapfel has performed more than 6000 hip and knee joint replacement operations (including replacement procedures). Nevertheless, it is particularly important to him to perform surgery only after the exhaustion of non-surgical therapeutic measures. The consultation service has no time limit in order to enable a detailed discussion and a thorough examination. This is aided by advanced equipment, such as digital x-ray equipment, which produces high-definition x-ray images with a very low radiation exposure over a very brief period, and state-of-the-art CT (computed tomography) and advanced MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Should a surgical procedure be required, this is conducted personally by Prof. Kienapfel in the Berlin Net Joint Center at the Schoeneberg Hospital or at the St. Marie Hospital in Lankwitz, Berlin, in close cooperation with the endoprosthetics center there. Only proven, particularly physically tolerable implants made from high-tech materials are utilized in order to guarantee an optimal durability of the joint replacement.
Prof. Kienapfel cares personally for each patient, from the initial contact to the follow-up care. The Schoeneberg Hospital and the St. Marie Hospital also have, inter alia, a Comfort Ward. Various hospitals are available for the follow-up (including Humboldtmuehle Tegel, Median Hospital, Kladow and Hoppegarten, Ahrenshoop Hospital).

Professor Kienapfel cares for out-patients at the following sites: GZB Joint Center, Berlin, Fuggerstr.23
10777 Berlin
Parking lot 50 m left from the entrance: BioCompany / Wettpunkt 1 hour free
GZB Joint Center, Berlin, Tauentzien Orthopedics, Tauentzien Strasse 5, 10789 Berlin
2 parking garages, Passauer Str. 10 & 33
GZB Joint Center, Berlin, OVZ Orthopedic Healthcare Center, Zehlendorf,
Clayallee 225, 14195 Berlin
underground parking garage on-site

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Comfort area for privately insured patients, patients eligible for benefits, international and self-paying patients, Comfort rooms with extensive services.
  • Single-rooms with bath
  • TV, telephone, Internet
  • Cuisine on request: vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher, diabetic, gluten-free, lactose-free
  • Large roof-terrace with a view across the city of Berlin
  • Hotels in various categories, from basic to luxury hotels, within walking distance
  • Shopping at the best addresses in Berlin in the immediate vicinity, for example KaDeWe , Kurfuerstendamm
  • Language competence in German, English, French, Russian, Arabic, Hungarian, Serbo-croat, Polish, Turkish and Norwegian
Cooperation agreements are in place for in-patient follow-up treatment / rehabilitation with the following hospitals:
  • Humboldtmuehle Medical Park, Berlin-Tegel
  • MEDIAN Clinic, Kladow, Berlin
  • MEDIAN Clinic, Berlin-Hoppegarten
  • Brandenburg Clinic, Bernau bei Berlin
  • Specialist Clinic and Peat Bath, Bad Freienwalde
  • Medical Clinical Rehabilitation Center, Spreewald
  • Rehabilitation Center, Luebben | Department of Orthopedics
  • GLG Specialist Clinic, Wolletz Lake
  • Helios Rehabilitation Clinic, Ahrenshoop – Helios Health
  • Garder Lake Rehabilitation Clinic, Lohmen
Cooperation agreements are in place for out-patient follow-up treatment / rehabilitation with free daily transportation from and to your home and free meals are in place with the following centers: • ZAR, Berlin Mitte - Berlin Site • Vivantes Out-patient Rehabilitation, Schoeneberg / AVK • Out-patient Rehabilitation in Berlin Spandau – Centrovital • Out-patient Rehabilitation in Kreuzberg, Berlin
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Orthopedics

Other services

  • Arthritis of the hip joint
  • Arthritis of the knee joint
  • Prosthesis loosening of the hip and knee
  • Customized endoprosthetics
  • Minimal invasive surgical technique
  • Correction of complex deformities of the foot
  • Hallux valgus
  • Hallux rigidus


Airports near

  • Berlin-Tegel airport5.2 miles (approximately 8.4 km)
  • Berlin-Schoenefeld airport13.2 miles (approximately 21.3 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Berlin central railway station2.4 miles (approximately 3.9 km)