Prof. - Joerg Holstein -  -

Prof. Joerg Holstein

Specialist for Knee surgery, Hip surgery, Hip endoprosthetics, Knee endoprosthetics in Heidelberg

ETHIANUM Hospital, Heidelberg
Vossstrasse 6

Medical spectrum


  • Ahlback disease
  • Baker's cyst
  • Bursitis of the knee
  • Coxarthrosis
  • Fracture of the acetabulum
  • Fracture of the patella
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip prosthesis loosening
  • Knee pain
  • Knee prosthesis loosening
  • Knock knees and bow legs
  • Luxating patella
  • Luxation of the hip
  • Meniscal damage
  • Meniscal tear
  • Necrosis of the femoral head
  • Ruptured cruciate ligaments
  • Torn ligament in the knee


  • Arthroscopy of the hip


  • Customized knee prosthesis
  • Knee TEP
  • Hip TEP (Total hip endoprosthesis)
  • Sled / sledge prosthesis
  • Knee specialist
  • Knee prosthesis
  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Cartilage surgery
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Hip replacement revision
  • Cruciate ligament surgery
  • Hip surgery
  • Hip prosthesis
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Corrective osteotomy
  • Minimal invasive hip surgery

About us

Prof. Joerg Holstein is an eminent specialist in hip and knee endoprosthetics with a particular focus on minimal invasive techniques (AMIS, DAA). He gained his comprehensive experience and qualifications through collaboration with renowned specialists in Europe and the USA and thanks to his expertise at the University Hospital of the Saarland in Homburg, where he has been active for around 15 years altogether. Here, he was also the second Deputy Director of the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery between 2013 and 2018. In this Department, he continues to run the Endoprosthetics Section as its responsible physician.

In 2010, Prof. Holstein took his specialist examination in the field of orthopedics and trauma surgery. Since that time, he has gained a number of further qualifications: Special orthopedic surgery, special trauma surgery, hand surgery, manual medicine / chiropractic, physical therapy and balneology, emergency medicine and diagnostic radiology. These qualifications underscore Prof. Holstein’s medical competence and enable him to help to provide his patients with a better quality of life by means of treatment at the cutting edge of research. Prof. Holstein’s supreme guiding motto is: The individual takes center stage! Each patient brings along different requirements and thus presents different challenges in terms of medical treatment. Under pressure to classify his patients into standard cases and strictly regulated by the statutory health insurance companies, Prof. Holstein cannot fulfill his high aspirations for medical practice because the Hippocratic oath, to help people to the best of his knowledge and ability, is more than just a motto for Prof. Holstein.

For this reason, he moved into the private ETHIANUM Hospital in Heidelberg in October of 2018. Here, he can become fully involved with his patients and can provide them with customized treatment. At the same time, he also works as a collaborating physician at the Salem Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Heidelberg, where he can also treat patients insured under statute. In addition, Prof. Holstein is active in a number of relevant specialist associations, where he also occupies leading positions and thus actively helps to shape the development of the specialist field of orthopedics and associated fields. Prof. Holstein’s contribution to research, which is reflected in an extensive publication list, has also established his outstanding reputation among his colleagues.

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • As one of the first “green” hospitals in Europe, the ETHIANUM consistently focuses on sustainability
  • First Class: Stylish rooms and suites with the most fashionable appointments and generous bathrooms
  • On-demand video, multimedia access, bedside patient terminal, WLAN
  • Rooming-in for companions
  • Excellent services: Breakfast and evening meal buffet, large selection and alternating range
  • Secure, digital patient file for rapid internal exchange of information
  • Short waiting times and relaxed treatment atmosphere thanks to innovative structures