Conservative treatment of injuries and conditions of the shoulder and elbow
Featured by Focus Gesundheit (Focus Health) in 2019 as a recommended medical practitioner, Asst. Lect. Dr. Frank Martetschlaeger, specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery, provides in-patient and out-patient services at the highest standard for all injuries and conditions of the shoulder and elbow at the German Shoulder Center of the ATOS Hospital in Munich.
During his specialization as a shoulder and elbow surgeon, he was awarded the prestigious “Shoulder Fellowship” of the German-speaking Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery Association (AGA) at the Steadman Clinic (Vail, Colorado, USA / 1 year) and the Asia / Traveling Fellowship of the European Shoulder and Elbow Association (SECEC) (Japan, South Korea / 5 weeks). In the course of his postdoctoral thesis on the treatment of instabilities of the shoulder girdle at the Rechts der Isar Hospital, in 2014, Asst. Lect. Dr. Martetschlaeger was awarded the Rechts der Isar Hospital’s postdoctoral prize. In 2015, he won the “Best Research Paper Award” of the AGA with his research paper on the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint).
In close interdisciplinary collaboration with 32 specialist practices of the ATOS Hospital in Heidelberg and 15 specialist practices of the ATOS Hospital in Munich, all the requirements of advanced joint surgery and shoulder and elbow pathologies are fulfilled using the most up-to-date surgical techniques and the maximum patient safety with brief in-patient treatment times. More than 1500 in-patients and over 5000 out-patients are treated here each year. Physical therapy, which ensures the therapeutic result with a specific follow-up care plan for the patients, is integrated in the Shoulder Center.
The work at the German Shoulder Center focuses on arthroscopic shoulder procedures, open and minimal invasive shoulder procedures, arthroscopic and open elbow procedures and on conservative treatment of injuries and conditions of the shoulder and elbow. Thanks to the high level of patient satisfaction, long-standing clinical experience and consistent scientific activity, Asst. Lect. Dr. Frank Martetschlaeger enjoys the highest reputation among colleagues and patients and is a nationally and internationally acknowledged specialist in his field. His objective is always to help patients to return to pain-free activity, day-to-day and in amateur or professional sport, with the aid of the most advanced treatment techniques.
Asst. Lect. Dr. Frank Martetschlaeger, whose emphasis is on injuries of the upper extremities, focuses on minimal invasive, arthroscopic surgery to the shoulder and elbow joint and is a regular member of numerous national and international specialist associations (DOSE, AGA, SEA, ESKER and SECEC). He acts as the “Scientific Chairman” on the Executive Committee of the European Shoulder Coalition (ESA-ESSKA) and, as the Deputy Chairman, he is a member of the “Guidelines / Assessment” Committee of the German Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Association (DVSE) and the “Shoulder Instability” Committee of the German-speaking Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery Association (AGA).
He is active in the Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery Association (AGA) as an instructor (AGA Instructor) and has been awarded the “Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon’s Certificate” by the German Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Association (DVSE).
MRI examination (in collaboration with the in-house Department of Radiology)
Rotator cuff: arthroscopic reconstruction and revision surgery
Biceps tendon: arthroscopic treatment (tenotomy, tenodesis) of lacerations and instability of the long biceps tendon (SLAP, pulley lesions)
Shoulder luxation: arthroscopic and open stabilization techniques (Bankart repair, latarjet procedure, Eden-Hybinette procedure)
Acromioclavicular joint: arthroscopy-guided stabilization for acute and chronic instability of the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint), arthroscopic resection of the AC joint for osteoarthritis of the AC joint
Sternoclavicular joint: stabilization for instability of the sternoclavicular joint (SC joint); resection of the SC joint for osteoarthritis of the SC joint
Arthroscopic decompression for subacromial entrapment syndrome (impingement)