Special Clinical Focus

  • Conditions of the shoulder joint
  • Injuries to the shoulder joint
  • Instability of the shoulder joint
  • Injuries to the rotator cuff of the shoulder
  • Active recovery and accelerated return to play following sports injuries and surgery

About us

Dr Ulrich Lanz is a specialist in the conservative and surgical treatment of the shoulder and in sports orthopaedics. He operates his private surgery at two sites in Vienna: at the MZA at Alser Strasse 69, 1080 Vienna, and at the Doebling Private Clinic at Heiligenstaedterstrasse 46 – 48, 1190 Vienna. Dr Lanz’s focus is on sports injuries. With his skill as a sports orthopaedics specialist, Dr Lanz, who was successful himself as a competitive sportsman in his youth, in the Austrian National Ice Hockey League and in the national team, has cared for the Austrian national athletics team since 2007; in 2014, he also added the medical care of the Austrian Davis Cup team. The specialist in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery, Dr Lanz, performs around 300 shoulder operations annually.

He also uses the advanced surgery facilities of various hospitals in Vienna for this. Here, Dr Lanz works in close collaboration with radiologists and (physio)therapists, so that the comprehensive and professional care of his patients is always guaranteed, both before and after the procedure. Dr Lanz benefited from excellent medical training at renowned universities and subsequently worked together with internationally recognised, highly experienced and innovative shoulder surgeons. Thus, Dr Lanz is in a position to provide open and minimally invasive techniques, which have not been able to gain a wide distribution in Austria to date. Following his employment as a consultant and Specialist Shoulder Team Leader at the Orthopaedic Hospital in Vienna / Speising, Dr Lanz started his own business and opened his private surgery in the Alser Strasse Medical Centre. As a result, he can act independently and, as the physician of choice for all health insurance funds, he can give his patients the time they need to regain their usual mobility as quickly as possible. The dialogue and a trusting relationship between the physician and the patient are essential components of the recovery process; for this reason, Dr Lanz places great emphasis on this close contact.

Presentations by Dr Lanz at national and international events and his workshops enjoy great popularity among orthopaedic specialists and shoulder surgeons and accentuate his outstanding reputation as one of the leading shoulder specialists in Austria. The shoulder specialist and distinguished sports orthopaedics specialist, Dr Lanz, also regularly publishes contributions in the relevant specialist scientific literature and, as a medical advisor, supports medical technology companies in the development of innovative orthopaedic therapies. Thus, he is involved in the development of LAOLI Vital tendon sheaths, which can improve the tendon function following surgical procedures and ligament injuries. Should a medical emergency arise, we invite you to contact us on telephone number +43 676 526 53 68. Please do not use this number for regular contact.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Sports orthopaedic examination
  • Ultrasound examination
  • X-ray
  • CT / MRI
  • Arthroscopic evaluation

Therapeutic Services

Arthroscopic procedures
  • Arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction
  • Reconstruction of the rotator cuff
  • Shoulder instability (labral refixation / arthroscopic Latarjet procedure)
  • Shoulder joint separation
  • Treatment for impingement
  • Artificial partial joint replacement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Nerve release
Open procedures
  • Artificial joint (endoprosthesis)
  • Muscle transfer surgery
Manual medicine
  • Extracorporeal focussed shock wave therapy
  • LASER therapy
  • Infiltration therapy

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Languages: German, English French, Italian
  • Thanks to a highly professional and well structured network, shoulder specialist Dr Lanz works in close collaboration with radiologists and a variety of (physio)therapists, so that the patient is treated thoroughly. The treatment and therapy, which, together with an individual, tailored treatment plan, involve continuous exchange between the physician, the therapist and the patient, are performed following a precise diagnosis. Only in this manner can an optimally brief rehabilitation period be guaranteed. The care is provided by therapists on-site in the hospitals, as well as directly in the surgery and presents the option of pre-operative and post-operative treatment.
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Shoulder Surgery

Other services

  • Sports injuries to the shoulder
  • Acute and chronic injuries and overload syndromes in all joints


Airports near

  • Vienna airport44.6 miles (approximately 18.6 km)
  • Graz airport122.4 miles (approximately 197 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Vienna central railway station2.3 miles (approximately 3.7 km)