Special Clinical Focus

  • Knee endoprosthetics
  • Hip endoprosthetics
  • Minimal invasive surgical techniques

About us

Prof. Joerg Holstein is an eminent specialist in hip and knee endoprosthetics with a particular focus on minimal invasive techniques (AMIS, DAA). He gained his comprehensive experience and qualifications through collaboration with renowned specialists in Europe and the USA and thanks to his expertise at the University Hospital of the Saarland in Homburg, where he has been active for around 15 years altogether. Here, he was also the second Deputy Director of the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery between 2013 and 2018. In this Department, he continues to run the Endoprosthetics Section as its responsible physician.

In 2010, Prof. Holstein took his specialist examination in the field of orthopedics and trauma surgery. Since that time, he has gained a number of further qualifications: Special orthopedic surgery, special trauma surgery, hand surgery, manual medicine / chiropractic, physical therapy and balneology, emergency medicine and diagnostic radiology. These qualifications underscore Prof. Holstein’s medical competence and enable him to help to provide his patients with a better quality of life by means of treatment at the cutting edge of research. Prof. Holstein’s supreme guiding motto is: The individual takes center stage! Each patient brings along different requirements and thus presents different challenges in terms of medical treatment. Under pressure to classify his patients into standard cases and strictly regulated by the statutory health insurance companies, Prof. Holstein cannot fulfill his high aspirations for medical practice because the Hippocratic oath, to help people to the best of his knowledge and ability, is more than just a motto for Prof. Holstein.

For this reason, he moved into the private ETHIANUM Hospital in Heidelberg in October of 2018. Here, he can become fully involved with his patients and can provide them with customized treatment. At the same time, he also works as a collaborating physician at the Salem Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Heidelberg, where he can also treat patients insured under statute. In addition, Prof. Holstein is active in a number of relevant specialist associations, where he also occupies leading positions and thus actively helps to shape the development of the specialist field of orthopedics and associated fields. Prof. Holstein’s contribution to research, which is reflected in an extensive publication list, has also established his outstanding reputation among his colleagues.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • Ultrasound diagnostics
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Arthroscopic diagnostics
  • 3 tesla magnetic resonance tomography

Therapeutic Services

  • Total endoprosthesis
  • Prosthesis loosening
  • Minimal invasive hip joint replacement, AMIS technique
  • Joint-preserving corrective osteotomy
  • Bicondylar knee endoprostheses
  • Joint debridement
  • Conservative treatment techniques
  • Inflammation- and pain-relieving injections
  • Hyaluronic acid (to improve the sliding behavior of the joint)
  • Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP)
  • Chiropractic / manual therapy

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • As one of the first “green” hospitals in Europe, the ETHIANUM consistently focuses on sustainability
  • First Class: Stylish rooms and suites with the most fashionable appointments and generous bathrooms
  • On-demand video, multimedia access, bedside patient terminal, WLAN
  • Rooming-in for companions
  • Excellent services: Breakfast and evening meal buffet, large selection and alternating range
  • Secure, digital patient file for rapid internal exchange of information
  • Short waiting times and relaxed treatment atmosphere thanks to innovative structures
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Hip Surgery

Other services

  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Hip pain
  • Hip dysplasia or hip impingement
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Knee pain
  • Pain, stiffness in the hip and knee joint
  • Discomfort also at rest


Airports near

  • Frankfurt am Main airport49.7 miles (approximately 80 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Heidelberg central railway station0.6 miles (approximately 1 km)