Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Gruber

Specialist for orthopaedics, sports medicine, chirotherapy, physical therapy

The specialist area of orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery covers the identification, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of congenital and developed changes in shape and functional disorders, diseases and injuries of the musculo-skeletal system.
We strive at solving your orthopaedic problem in a holistic manner. In addition to detailed recording of medical history and physical examination, all modern and partially radiation-free diagnostic procedures are available – e.g. spinal mouse, Formetric spinal grid stereography, ultrasound-controlled osteoporosis measuring device, ultrasound and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) in addition to conventional spine diagostics.
The focus of our activities is always the patient with his or her individual problems. Thanks to a proven appointment system, there is always sufficient time for examining and identifying your specific problem and professional consultation.

Range of services

The orthopaedic practice treats all patients with injuries, or congenital or developed disorders and abnormalities of the musculo-skeletal system.
The surgical focus is on the treatment of degenerative and chronically inflammable diseases as well as sports injuries of the small and large joints and on the endoprosthetic therapy of the hip and knee joints.

Specific surgical treatment methods:

  • Implanted endoprosthetic replacement (cementless or cemented) of the hip joint (e.g. pressure disc endoprosthesis)
  • Endoprosthetic replacement of the knee joint
  • Arthroscopic interventions at the hip and knee joints

Specific diagnostic procedures and conservative treatment foci

  • Ultrasound examination of the musculo-skeletal system
  • Ultrasound examination of infant hip joints for early detection and adequate therapy of hip dysplasia
  • Chirotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Sports medicine

Clinical career

  • 1985-1987: Assistant Physician at the Surgical Clinic of the Central Hospital Erbach/Odenwald; Chief Physicians: Dr. med. F. Mandel, Dr. med. K. Müller
  • 1988-1992: Assistant Physician at the Orthopaedic Clinic of Justus-Liebig University Gießen; Medical Directors: Prof. Dr. med. H. Rettig until 09/89, Prof. Dr. med. H. Stürz as of 10/89
  • 1988: Medical doctorate (Dr. med. / MD); Thesis:
    "The role of arthroscopy in trauma-surgical diagnostics and therapy"
  • 1992-1995: Orthopaedist at the Orthopaedic Clinic of Justus-Liebig University Gießen
  • 1995-1999: Senior Physician at the Orthopaedic Clinic of Justus-Liebig University Gießen
  • since 1999: Leading Physician for the area of endoprosthetics of the hip and knee joints at the ATOS Clinic Heidelberg
  • 1999: Post-doctorate and conferring of the Venia legendi for orthopaedics         Post-doctorate thesis: "Bone ingrowth behaviour of hollow-stemmed titanium implantats in the femur - An animal-experimental and clinical investigation"
  • 1999: Member of the medical teaching staff of Justus-Liebig University Gießen

Memberships in professional societies

  • German Society for Rheumatology
  • DGOOC (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie / German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Vereinigung Süddeutscher Orthopäden e.V. / Association of Southern German Orthopaedists
  • Berufsverband der Ärzte für Orthopädie e.V. / Professional Association of Orthopaedists
  • DEGUM (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin e.V. / German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine)
  • 1994-2000 Chairman of the Workgroup on the Musculo-Skeletal System of DEGUM


Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten, Lehrfilme und Buchbeiträge u.a. über

  • Spezielle Themen der endoprothetischen Versorgung des Hüft- und Kniegelenkes
  • Ultraschalluntersuchung der Stütz- und Bewegungsorgane
  • Operative Behandlungen von Beinlängendifferenzen und Beinachsenfehlstellungen

Medizinische Fachbücher

  • Gruber, W. Konerman Sonographie der Stütz- und Bewegungsorgane Standardschnittebenen nach den Richtlinien der DEGUM
    Verlag Chapman und Hall London, Glasgow, Weinheim, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Madras (1997) ISBN 3-8261-0086-7
  • W. Konermann, G. Gruber, C. Tschauner
    Hüftreifungsstörung - Diagnose und Therapie
    Steinkopff-Verlag, Darmstadt (1998) ISBN 3-7985-1132-2
    C. Bachmann, G. Gruber, W. Konermann, A. Arnold, G.M.
  • Gruber, F. Ueberle
    ESWT und Sonographie der Stütz- und Bewegungsorgane
    Steinkopff-Verlag, Darmstadt (1998) ISBN 3-7985-1134-9
  • C.E. Bachmann, G. Gruber, W. Konermann, A. Arnold, G.M. Gruber, F. Ueberle
    ESWT and Ultrasound Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System
    Steinkopff-Verlag, Darmstadt ISBN: 3798512523
  • W. Konermann, G. Gruber
    Ultraschalldiagnostik der Stütz- und Bewegungsorgane Atlas und Lehrbuch, Thieme Verlag Stuttgart (1. Quartal 1999) ISBN 3-13-114971-X
Prof. Dr. med. Gerd Gruber

Centre for Hip and Knee Endoprosthetics, Arthroscopic and Regenerative Joint Surgery

ATOS Clinic Heidelberg
International Office
Bismarckstraße 9 – 15
69115 Heidelberg

Mrs. Jasmin Bartsch
International Office Representative

Tel    +49 (0) 6221 / 983 9200
Fax   +49 (0) 6221 / 983 9209

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm