Prof. - Wolf  Petersen  - Orthopedics -

Prof. Wolf Petersen

Specialist for Orthopedics, Trauma surgery, Sports traumatology, Knee surgery in Berlin

Martin Luther Hospital
Caspar-Theyss-Strasse 27 – 31

Medical spectrum


  • Accidental injuries
  • Ahlback disease
  • Ankle fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Baker's cyst
  • Bone fracture
  • Bone marrow edema
  • Bruise / Contusion
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis of the calcaneal
  • Bursitis of the knee
  • Calcaneal spur
  • Childhood sports injuries
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Distal fracture of the radius
  • Femoral neck fracture
  • Foot disorder
  • Foot fracture
  • Fracture of the acetabulum
  • Fracture of the patella
  • Ganglion
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Haglund's disease
  • Hammer toe
  • Heel pain
  • Joint disorders
  • Joint effusion
  • Joint injuries
  • Knee joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Knock knees and bow legs
  • Ligament injury
  • Luxating patella
  • Luxation of the foot
  • Malalignment of toes
  • Meniscal damage
  • Meniscal tear
  • Muscle fiber tear
  • Muscle strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the ankle
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Pelvic fracture
  • Pigeon toe
  • Polyarthrosis
  • Polytrauma / Multitrauma / Multiple trauma
  • Pseudarthrosis
  • Ruptured cruciate ligaments
  • Spinal fracture
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Torn ligament in the ankle
  • Torn ligament in the knee


  • Gait analysis


  • Arthrolysis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone substitution
  • Cartilage surgery
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Corrective osteotomy
  • Cruciate ligament surgery
  • Hip surgery
  • Joint-maintaining surgery
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Knee specialist
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Sports medicine treatment
  • Sports surgery
  • Traumatology

About us

Prof. Wolf Petersen has led the Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery Clinic of the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin as its Senior Consultant since 2008. The Clinic was established in 1974 as one of the first accident surgery clinics in Germany and, in 2016, was listed for the ninth time in succession in the Focus List of Top Hospitals in the field of orthopaedics and accident surgery. Prof. Petersen has also been the Deputy Medical Director of the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin since 2009.

As a specialist in orthopaedics and accident surgery, special accident surgery, sports medicine and physiotherapy, Prof. Petersen specialises in the treatment of injuries, conditions, deformities and strain injuries to the human musculoskeletal system, that is, bones, joints, muscles and tendons. So, Prof. Petersen and his team at the Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery Clinic of the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin treat conditions including sports injuries, bone fractures, joint wear (osteoarthritis), joint instability and congenital or acquired deformities of the extremities.

At the same time, the range of services of the Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery Clinic includes knee surgery, foot surgery, shoulder surgery, sports traumatology, age-related traumatology, artificial joint replacement (endoprosthetics) and spinal surgery. Here, one particular focus of Prof. Petersen is knee surgery for injury or signs of wear in the knee. So, in 2015, he had already been listed in the Focus List of Physicians as one of Germany’s top medical practitioners in the field of knee surgery for the eighth time.

In the field of knee surgery, Prof. Petersen and his team at the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin perform, inter alia, the implantation of artificial knee joints (knee prostheses), meniscus surgery such as partial meniscectomy, meniscal suture or meniscal transplantation and cruciate ligament surgery for injuries to the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament. The treatment of cartilage damage by means of cartilage debridement, cartilage / bone transplantation or cartilage cell transplantation and correction of the mechanical axis (corrective osteotomy) for bowlegs or knock-knees are also among Prof. Petersen’s range of services.

If possible and reasonable, all procedures at the Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery Clinic of the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin are performed minimally invasively, i.e. with as small as possible skin incisions and access routes. As a rule, this takes place with the aid of arthroscopy, which is employed above all in the knee, shoulder and ankle joint.

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • As well as German, employees also speak English, French, Arabic and Russian
  • International patients can be treated without a problem
  • Options such as treatment by the Senior Consultant, a single room or accommodation for a companion
  • Conveniently located near the top of the Kurfuerstendamm
  • Extensive outdoor facilities
  • PAUL’S Restaurant Deli with a different seasonal, fresh menu each day
  • Free WLAN and fixed-line telephone, free use of TV
  • Versatile range of services (hairdresser, manicurist, pedicure)
  • Regular religious services and pastoral care if required