Special Clinical Focus

  • Individualised endoprosthetics
  • Regenerative joint surgery
  • Joint-conserving transposition osteotomy
  • Shoulder surgery

About us

Assistant Professor (PD) Dr. med. Erhan Basad 

Senior physician and attending physician at the ATOS-Clinic, Heidelberg, Lecturer at Goethe University, Frankfurt and Justus Liebig University, Giessen
Specialist for Orthopedic and Trauma surgery, Special Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

PD Dr. Erhan Basad is an experienced joint surgeon and internationally known in the field of clinical cartilage research. His distinct surgical expertise comes from many years of activity, lastly as the Assistant Medical Director at the Giessen University Hospital. The focus of his university research with post-doctoral qualification was in the field of cartilage cell transplantation.

Dr. Basad transferred as an Attending Physician to the ATOS-Clinic in Heidelberg in 2012. As the Senior Physician of the Centre for Hip and Knee- Endoprosthetic / Arthroscopic and Regenerative Joint Surgery, he is mainly occupied with the surgical treatment of private and state insured patients. Dr. Basad’s surgical focus is on joint-preserving and arthroscopic techniques of knee-, shoulder- and ankle-joints. Further specializations are osteotomies for the mechanical axis correction of the knee and endoprosthetic replacements of the knee and hip. As the region’s exclusive provider, he is specialized on personalized (individually produced) implants for knee joint replacements. Dr. Basad personally performs over 700 out-patient and in-patient surgical procedures per year. Independent physician evaluation portals such as Jameda.de and his repeated honoring as a knee specialist in the FOCUS-List (Top Physicians of Germany) testify to his recognition by patients and medical colleagues. Dr. Basad continues his university teaching at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and at Justus Liebig University in Giessen.

Dr. Basad is the author of a large number of scientific publications and an active member of national and international professional associations and scientific committees. As President of the German Association for Osteoarthritis Management, he is close to the newest developments in the treatment of osteoarthritis. His practice at the ATOS-Clinic is a part of the DGFAM-certified Heidelberg Osteoarthritis Centre. Hence, the ATOS-Clinic Heidelberg includes the first certified regional institution of its kind.

Therapeutic Services

  • Endoprosthesis surgery
  • Exchange surgery
  • Transposition osteotomy
  • Individual endoprosthetics (iForma, iUni, iDuo, iTotal)
  • Cruciate ligament reconstruction (anterior, posterior, revision)
  • Healing response (in fresh cruciate ligament tears)
  • Meniscal sutures, meniscal smoothing, collagen meniscal implant
  • Cartilage cell transplantation (MACI®, MACT, microfracturing, nanofracturing, OATS)
  • Rheumatic surgery

  • Subacromial decompression
  • Rotator cuff reconstruction
  • Shoulder stabilisation
  • Re-mobilisation (shoulder, elbow)
  • Complex shoulder stabilisation
  • Rheumatic surgery
  • Septic surgery

  • Endoprosthetic surgery (minimally invasive, short shaft)
  • Arthroscopic hip joint surgery
  • Regenerative treatment of femoral head necrosis
  • Exchange surgery
  • Rheumatic surgery
  • Septic surgery

  • Arthroscopic ankle joint surgery
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Cartilage reconstruction (OATS, MACI®, MACT)
  • Arthrodesis (joint stiffening, arthroscopic, open)
  • Transposition osteotomy
  • Exchange surgery
  • Rheumatic surgery
  • Septic surgery

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

All out-patient and in-patient procedures are performed by Asst Lect. Dr Basad exclusively at the ATOS hospital. The ATOS hospital has the most up-to-date surgical theatres, premium-quality furnished patients’ rooms, an out-patient surgical centre and a guest-house (Boarding House) with high-quality furnished apartments is located on the grounds.
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Selected expert in the specialist field Knee Surgery

Other services

Special fields
  • Individualised endoprosthetics, partial endoprosthetics and endoprosthesis replacement in the knee joint
  • Joint-conserving transposition osteotomy (mechanical axis correction) in the knee joint
  • Arthroscopic and regenerative knee surgery (cruciate ligament surgery, meniscus surgery, cartilage surgery)
  • Arthroscopic and regenerative shoulder surgery (impingement, calcareous shoulder, tendon rupture, instability, cartilage damage)
  • Arthroscopic and regenerative ankle surgery (cartilage damage, instability)


Airports near

  • Stuttgart airportapproximately 130 km
  • Frankfurt am Main airportapproximately 80 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Heidelberg central railway stationapproximately 1.9 km

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