Special Clinical Focus

  • Complex knee joint surgery
  • Cartilage cell transplantation
  • Osteochondral Transplantation (OTC)
  • Meniscus replacement
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Corrective osteotomies

About us

Professor Karl-Heinz Frosch, M.D. is a knee surgery expert in Hamburg. This specialist in sports traumatology at the Surgical Traumatological Center is an expert for accident and reconstructive surgery, knee and shoulder surgery, sports traumatology and orthopedics at the ASKLEPIOS Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg. This expert in knee surgery (knee arthroplasty) additionally heads the Surgical Traumatological Center at the ASKLEPIOS Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg. For instance, Prof. Frosch treats cruciate ligament ruptures, meniscus injuries and complex knee injuries as well as bone fractures and severe injuries of the lower extremity. Moreover, some of the special diseases that the knee surgery expert Prof. Frosch in Hamburg treats include arthrosis of the knee joint and patellar dislocations. With sports traumatology, Prof. Frosch covers a special area and thereby a subdiscipline of orthopedics as well. In his practice of this field, the expert in knee surgery operates on a highly complex anatomical area made up of cartilage, bone and various ligamentary structures that is additionally surrounded by a variety of muscle groups and nerves.

This indicates how difficult knee surgery can be. The knee surgery expert must have optimal knowledge and command of the functionalities of this complex surgical field. Such mastery is the only way to help accomplish excellent clinical outcomes for patients. Some special areas of clinical focus of Prof. Frosch in Hamburg include arthroscopic knee surgery, corrective osteotomies and meniscus replacement. Above and beyond this, the knee surgery expert employs cartilage cell transplantation, osteochondral cylinder transplantation (OCT) and the transplantation of endogenous cartilage cells to achieve the best surgical results possible. At the Surgical Traumatological Center of the ASKLEPIOS Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg, these experts also treat joint instabilities, osteoporosis, fractures or knee injuries, for example. Knee injuries in particular need to be managed by experts in knee surgery. Indeed, such traumatic injuries that can be caused by falls or accidents are often highly complex. Naturally, complex injuries of the knee need a knee surgery expert like Prof. Frosch to surgically and medically manage them in an optimal way.

The knee joint is also very susceptible to injuries sustained during sports. Given their complex structure, the surgical interventions are equally as complicated. Examples of sports injuries of the knee joint include patellar dislocations, ruptures, fractures or cruciate ligament tears which are treated by the expert in knee surgery in Hamburg. In order to preserve as much of the knee's structures and functions as possible during knee surgery, the expert in knee surgery, Prof. Frosch, will succeed in achieving a surgical outcome which generally allows patients to maintain their quality of life. This is also the primary objective of the entire Surgical Traumatological Center at the ASKLEPIOS Klinik St. Georg in Hamburg and of the expert in knee surgery, Professor Frosch. Obviously, the knee joint is not only susceptible to injuries during sports, but also in everyday life. Particularly with advancing age, degenerative diseases (like arthrosis) can cause pain in the knee. In many cases, the knee surgery expert has to treat such pain by surgical means. Nevertheless, when treating sport injuries and complex injuries of the knee, Prof. Frosch takes special care that healing takes place rapidly and the functions are preserved. Since it is particularly important for athletes that the functions of an injured joint are reinstated, this is one area Prof. Frosch is very concerned about. The entire division of sports traumatology and orthopedics at the ASKLEPIOS Clinics is staffed by experts in sports traumatology who collaborate with top athletes. The experts in knee surgery work together with the German Olympic base in Hamburg/Schleswig Holstein. In Hamburg, Prof. Frosch, as an expert in knee surgery, is also known for having helped relieve several celebrities of their knee symptoms.

Diagnostic Services

  • Conventional x-rays
  • Stress radiographs of the knee joint
  • Sonography
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  • Computed tomography
  • Bone scintigraphy

Therapeutic Services

  • Total joint replacement of knee, hip, shoulder, elbow
  • Management of sports injuries
  • Management of cruciate ligament injuries, especially of posterior cruciate ligament ruptures and knee joint dislocations
  • Management of shoulder injuries
  • Management of severely injured
  • Fracture treatment
  • Bone extensions, pseudarthrosis treatment
  • Intra- and extraarticular corrective osteotomies, particularly of the lower extremity
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Selected expert in the specialist field Knee Surgery

Other services

  • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • Meniscus tears
  • Complex knee trauma
  • Arthrosis of the knee joint
  • Patellar dislocation
  • Fractured bones


Airports near

  • Flughafen Hamburgca. 30 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Bahnhof Hamburg Eppendorfca. 30 km