Special Clinical Focus

  • Artificial joint replacement (endoprosthesis)
  • Partial joint replacement (sliding prosthesis)
  • Joint replacement and replacement surgery
  • Individual treatment (special prosthesis)
  • Soft-tissue-preserving surgery (“minimally invasive”)
  • Diagnosis of complications (function / loosening / infection)
  • Counselling on sports and endoprostheses
  • Joint-preserving surgery

About us

Dr. Heinz Roettinger is the Chief Physician of the Department of Endoprosthetics and Orthopedics at the Benedictus Hospital in Tutzing. He has extensive expertise in the field of endoprosthetics and orthopedics. In the course of over 30 years, he has implanted more than 20,000 artificial joints. Thanks to his longstanding experience, Dr. Heinz Roettinger can be numbered among the pioneers in the field of endoprosthetics and he has also developed and optimized techniques in this field himself. The minimal invasive Roettinger approach named for him is used worldwide and stands for an extremely gentle technique. In using this technique, no muscles are severed during the insertion of a hip endoprosthesis. The patient’s blood loss is minimized, the patient has less pain overall, is mobile sooner and the overall healing process is considerably shortened.

Many people suffer from osteoarthritis, that is, from joint wear, in old age. In this degenerative condition, the load-reducing sliding surface of the joint, the cartilage, wears out and so the joints gradually become painful and their function is limited. Replacement with an artificial joint may become necessary where there is major limitation and a severe degree of suffering. After an accident or a sports injury, too, the insertion of an endoprosthesis may be necessary due to the chronic painful changes in the joint. The Department of Endoprosthetics provides the entire range of up-to-date care including revision endoprosthetics and the insertion of special implants. Dr. Roettinger and his team discuss each case thoroughly and individually in order to pursue the optimum course of treatment for each individual patient. After a precise analysis of the clinical picture, the use of the prosthesis type and a precise surgical technique are decided on. The personal situation of the patient such as his age, occupation, activities and possible desire for athletic pursuits must be taken into consideration.

In this way, a very high degree of lasting satisfaction and quality of life is achieved for the patients following endoprosthetic treatment. The demanding standard of care of the endoprosthetics specialist Dr. Heinz Roettinger and his team is also reflected in that his department meets the quality standards of the German Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery Association and has therefore been awarded endoCert certification as an Endoprosthetics Center.

Diagnostic Services

  • X-ray diagnostics
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Axis alignment

Therapeutic Services

  • Physiotherapy
  • Lymphatic drainage

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Patient Admissions

All the formalities for the in-patient admission are managed in Patient Admissions. Here, you can also select your optional benefits. Regular admission times are:

Monday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Admissions are not processed on statutory holidays (Bavaria) or on weekends. The Emergency Admissions of the hospital is available for medical emergencies, however.

Optional Benefits

Our patients are able to enjoy optional benefits during their stay. By this we mean special services over and above general hospital services. We will arrange a corresponding optional benefits agreement with you on admission for this.

Please note that you should initially pay for such optional benefits. So please always ask what costs are covered by your health insurance and what share of the costs you will have to pay for yourself prior to your hospital stay.

Optional benefits:
- Personal medical treatment by the Chief Physician or his Deputy
- Accommodation in a single bed room
- Accommodation in a twin bed room
- Accommodation and catering for a companion

For the optional benefit, “accommodation in a single or twin bed room”, we also offer further additional comfort options such as free radio and television, as well as a free daily newspaper which is brought to you.
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Selected expert in the specialist field Orthopedics

Other services

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Torn ankle ligament
  • Ligament injuries
  • Coxarthrosis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Joint inflammation
  • Joint conditions
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Rheumatism
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Omarthrosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis of the ankle
  • Ankle fracture
  • Tennis elbow


Airports near

  • Flughafen München "Franz-Josef-Strauß"80 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Bahnhof Tutzing500 m