Special Clinical Focus

  • Shoulder disorders and injuries
  • Hand and elbow injuries
  • Spinal column disorders and injuries
  • Knee and hip disorders and injuries
  • Ankle and foot injuries

About us

The Medical Health Care Center at MVZ im Helios in Munich-Neuhausen is a joint practice that specializes in the medical disciplines of orthopedics, neurosurgery and anesthesia. The joint practice was founded in 1993 by the two specialists in orthopedics Dr. med. Heribert Konvalin and Dr. med. Werner Zirngibl. Medical patient services have been continuously expanded since 1999 together with Dr. med. Steffen Zenta and, later on, with Dr. med. Felix Söller. Nowadays the team of medical staff at MVZ im Helios is made up of recognized, highly qualified and experienced medical specialists who work together across four floors to treat patients with wide-ranging disorders, diseases and injuries relating to the locomotor system as gently and as successfully as possible. In the process, the treatment spectrum of MVZ im Helios in Munich ranges from degenerative and inflammatory diseases of the bones, joints and muscles through injuries to the intervertebral disks and spinal instabilities to abnormal foot positions and sports and accident injuries. So that it can offer the best possible treatments under one roof for all these different disorders, MVZ im Helios is divided into five specialist centers focusing on the areas Spinal Column, Shoulder, Knee and Hip, Hand and Elbow as well as Ankle and Foot.

In these specialist centers, the specialized practitioners of MVZ im Helios cover the full scope of modern orthopedic and neurosurgical diagnostics and treatment. So that we can accurately diagnose orthopedic injuries and disorders, at MVZ im Helios we not only use X-ray equipment and ultrasonic units, but also additional diagnostic methods like MRI imaging, the DEXA method, 4D measurement of the spinal column and electronic foot pressure measurement. The range of therapeutic services comprises both conservative and surgical treatment methods, although surgery will generally not be considered at MVZ im Helios until no further improvement can be achieved with conventional methods. The conventional treatments used at MVZ im Helios in Munich include extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), acupuncture, neural therapy and diagnostic testing of muscle functions with kinesiology. In cases where surgery can no longer be avoided, the specialists at MVZ im Helios will choose a treatment that is not only gentle on the patient and low-risk, but one that uses state-of-the-art methods and latest medical technology, for example using minimally-invasive or microsurgical methods. Dr. med. Heribert Konvalin Dr. Konvalin is a specialist in orthopedics, chirotherapy, sports medicine, physical medicine and special pain therapy. As a co-founder of the joint practice MVZ im Helios, he has been active as registered doctor in Munich since 1993. The specialisms of Dr. Konvalin include cruciate ligament surgery, arthroscopic interventions on knee, elbow, ankle and shoulder, minimally-invasive pain therapy and cryotherapy for the facet joints. Dr. med. Werner Zirngibl Dr. Zirngibl founded the joint practice MVZ im Helios in Munich in 1993 together with Dr. Konvalin, and he has been working here since then as a registered specialist in orthopedics, chirotherapy and sports medicine. Among the special techniques and procedures employed by Dr. Zirngibl are spinal column surgical procedures following the Racz procedure, cruciate ligament surgery, arthroscopic surgery and minimally-invasive pain therapy. Dr. med. Steffen Zenta Dr. Zenta has been working since the start of 1999 as a registered specialist in orthopedics, chirotherapy and sports medicine at MVZ im Helios in Munich.

As a specialist in foot surgery, Dr. Zenta is particularly specialized in forefoot surgery, joint-preserving surgery for Hallux valgus, surgical procedures for hammer and claw toes, reconstructive foot surgery and the use of endoprostheses on the metatarsophalangeal joint and on the ankle. Dr. med. Felix Söller Dr. Söller is a specialist in orthopedics, acupuncture, chirotherapy, anti-aging medicine and sports medicine. He completed his specialist medical training in orthopedics from 2002 to 2006 at the Orthopedic Clinic and Polyclinic of the Klinikum Großhadern hospital complex of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. The key services of Dr. Söller include, among others, cartilage transplants, knee and forefoot surgery, shoulder surgery and minimally-invasive spinal column interventions.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examinations
  • X-ray examinations
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • 4D measurement of the spinal column
  • Ultrasound
  • Electronic foot pressure measurement (DocStep measurement)
  • Muscle function test (electromyography, EMG)
  • DEXA method
  • Diagnostic testing of muscle functions with kinesiology

Therapeutic Services

  • Surgical procedures
  • Open surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • ADCT regeneration with endogenous intervertebral disk cells
  • Intervertebral disk prosthesis
  • Dynamic stabilization systems for spinal instability
  • Endoscopic intervertebral disc surgery
  • Endoscopic denervation for pain treatment for facet joint syndrome
  • Epidural catheter following the Racz procedure
  • Epiduroscopy
  • Radiofrequency facet ablation
  • IDET intradiscal electrothermal therapy
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty
  • Microsurgical procedures on the spinal column
  • Minimally-invasive stabilization of the lumbar spine
  • PASHA® electrode for reduction of chronic pain conditions
  • Percutaneous nucleotomy of the cervical spine
  • Percutaneous laser disk decompression (PLDD)
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • SpineMed – innovative decompression treatment for strain relief on stressed intervertebral disks
  • Stabilization of the cervical spine with a PEEK cage
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Instability of the shoulder joint
  • Calcified shoulder
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Arthrosis of the shoulder joint/acromioclavicular joint
Knee | Hip
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage injuries in the knee joint
  • Torn cruciate ligaments
  • Meniscus damage
Hand | Elbow
  • Arthrosis of the thumb and finger joints
  • Dupuytren contracture
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow
Ankle | Foot
  • Achilles tendon rupture and chronic Achilles tendon pain
  • Arthrosis of the metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Heel spur
  • Hallux valgus | Bunions
  • Hammer and claw toes
  • Morton's neuralgia
  • Orthopedic inserts
  • Flat foot and splay foot
  • Arthrosis of the ankle
Alternative therapies
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Acupuncture
  • Neural therapy

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

MVZ im Helios is equipped with all the imaging techniques that are required for accurate diagnosis of orthopedic injuries and disorders, including examinations with 2x digital X-ray units, multiple ultrasonic units, 2x MRI units, the DEXA method, 4D spinal column measurement, electronic foot pressure measurement – and all this under one roof for optimized patient care and outcomes.
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Airports near

  • Munich Airportapprox. 36.7 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Munich Hauptbahnhof (central railway station)approx. 3.6 km

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