Special Clinical Focus

  • Hip endoprosthetics (short-stemmed prostheses, standard prosthesis, replacement endoprosthetics)
  • Knee endoprosthetics (sled prosthesis, total knee endoprostheses, replacement endoprosthetics)
  • Arthroscopy of the hip
  • Arthroscopy of the knee
  • Treatment of and surgery to the cartilages
  • Correction of the mechanical axis

About us

For a number of decades, the ATOS Hospital, Heidelberg has been a nationally and internationally acknowledged private hospital with specialists in all areas of orthopaedics. As well as the classic single and two-bed rooms, the ATOS Hospital, Heidelberg also has suites, so that patients can be comfortable during their stay and their in-patient visit is as pleasant as possible. Here, the International Centre for Hip, Knee and Foot Surgery and Sports Medicine Department (HKF) takes on a particular role in the care of the lower extremities. Prof. Fritz Thorey has been active as a recognised specialist in orthopaedics for some years and, as well as his specialist medical training in orthopaedics, he has also been trained as a specialist in orthopaedic and accident surgery. In addition, Prof. Thorey has completed separate training in the field of special orthopaedic surgery and in sports medicine, so that complex endoprosthetics or traumatology cases can also be treated at the HFK. The specialists at the HKF are, for the most part, designated as specialists in the FOCUS Physicians’ Directory, which indicates their high degree of competence and experience. Together with Prof. Fritz Thorey, Prof. Thermann, Prof. Siebold and Asst Lect. Dr Becher also work at the Centre. The HKF collaborates closely with other medical disciplines, so that holistic collaborative care can be given by the Medical Department, the Vascular Angiology Department and other areas. 24-hour care, even during the night, by a physician on call, who has an additional qualification in emergency medicine, guarantees excellent medical care.

Diagnostic Services

  • Radiography
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Sonography
  • Echocardiography
  • Doppler sonography, ECG
  • Long-term ECG
  • Lung function test
  • Rheumatology

Therapeutic Services

  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Sports medicine and kinesetherapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Back pain prevention training
  • Gait training
  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage
  • Shockwave therapy
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Hip Surgery

Other services

  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Malalignment of the legs
  • Impingement of the hip
  • Acute sports injuries
  • Necrosis of the femoral head


Airports near

  • Frankfurt (FRA)60 km
  • Stuttgart (STR)70 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Heidelberg2 km