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Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Thorey

Medical specialist for orthopedics, orthopedics and trauma surgery, special orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.



Lecturer at the Medical School Hannover

Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Thorey is recommended as a proven surgical specialist by the „FOCUS Ärzteliste“ *.
*Source: FOCUS 2013, *Source: FOCUS 2014, *Source: FOCUS 2015, *Source: FOCUS 2016, *Source: FOCUS 2017, *Source: FOCUS 2018

Range of services


Surgical Therapy: Hip Joint
  • Hip joint arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic und open treatment of the femora-acetabular impingements (FAI)
  • Cartilage surgery (specialized from minimally invasive cartilage treatment to arthroscopic cartilage cell transplantation /ACT/AMIC)
  • Pelvic reconstruction (periaacetubular pelvic osteotomy)
  • Open reconstructive hip surgery (surgical hip joint luxation)
  • Correction of the leg axis (in case of misalignment and arthritis)
  • Endoprosthesis (short shaft, standard shaft)
  • Complex revision-endoprosthetics (exchange of hip prosthesis)
  • Tumor endoprosthesis

Surgical Therapy: Knee
  • Arthroscopy of the knee
  • Correction of the leg axis with Tomofix (misalignment and arthritis)
  • Endoprosthesis ( partial substitute- sledge prosthesis, complete knee prosthesis)
  • Complex revision-endoprosthesis (exchange of knee prosthesis)

Non Surgical Therapy
  • Cartilage therapy in case of arthritis
  • Endogenous enzyme therapy in case of acute sport injuries (ACP)
  • Creation of individual physiotherapeutic treatment concepts
  • Early functional postoperative treatment for ensuring rapid patient rehabilitation
  • Shock wave therapy for knee and foot

Professional Career

  • 1995 - 2002 – Study of human medicine at the Medical School Hannover
  • 2002 —Orthopedic Clinic of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Director: Prof. Dr. med. R. Krauspe
  • 2002 – Promotion at the Medical School Hannover in the subject orthopedics. (Topic: Quantitative Messung der Regeneratkonsolidierung durch Kallusdistraktionen mittels automatisierter in-vivo Steifigkeitserfassung)
  • 2003 – Orthopedic Clinic of the Medical School Hannover, Director: Prof. Dr. med. C.J. Wirth
  • 2004 – Clinic for Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical Centre Hannover Nordstadt, Dr. med. K.Westermann
  • 2005 – Orthopedic Clinic at the Medical School Hannover, Director: Prof. Dr. med. C.J. Wirth
  • 2006 – Orthopedic Clinic at the Medical School Hannover, Medical Director: Prof. Dr. med. H. Windhagen
  • 2007 – Fellowship "Hüftrekonstruktion" (= hip reconstruction) at the Schulthess CliniC, Zürich, Schweiz, PD Dr. med. M. Leunig
  • 2008 – Specialist in orthopedics (1. medical specialist)
  • 2008 – Additional designation: sports medicine
  • 2008 – Senior physician at the department for endoprosthesis and reconstruction: hip/knee
  • 2009 – Habilitation at the Medical School Hannover and attainment of the Venia legendi for the subject orthopedics. (Topic: Quantifizierung der Osteointegration von Titanimplantaten nach Oberflächenfunktionalisierung mit rekombinanten humanen Bone-Morphogenetic-Protein-2 (rhBMP-2))
  • 2011 – Spezialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery (2. medical specialist)
  • 2011 – Additional designation: special orthopedic surgery
  • 2011 – Managing Senior Physican at the Department of Endoprosthesis und Reconstruction: hip/knee
  • since July 2011 – Leading physician at „Zentrum für Hüft-, Knie- und Fußchirurgie, Sporttraumatologie ATOS-Klinik Heidelberg“
  • 2014 – Professorship for Orthopedics

Scientific Awards And Scholarships

  • 2008 – Fellowship at the "Young Lions" Aesculap Academy "Minimal-invasive Hüft-Totalendoprothetik, Navigation“ (= minimally invasive hip endoprosthesis) , Schweiz
  • 2010 – AE-traveling scholarship (work group endoprosthesis), Current Concept in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Orlando, FL, USA
  • 2011 – AFOR-traveling scholarship (AFOR Foundation- Association for Orthopaedic Research), Dr. Philippon/Dr. Steadman Institut, Vail, CO, USA
  • 2011 – Heinz-Mitteleier-Research prize of the DGOU (German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery ), "Anwendung keramischer Gleitpaarungen“ (= usage of ceramic tribological pairing)

Memberships And Roles In Professional Societies

  • German speaking work group for Arthroscopy (AGA)
  • German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Association for basic research e.V. German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU)
  • International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS)
  • Cash auditor at the association for basic research e.V. of the German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU)
  • Instructor / Faculty for Hip Expert Training (MIS/Navigation), Aesculap Academy

Honorary memberships

  • Honorary Member of the Thai Hip and Knee Society (THKS)

Associate collaborator of scientific journals

  • Editorial Board Member/Reviewer: "Orthopedic Reviews"
  • Editorial Board Member: "Clinical Medicine: Case Reports" für den Bereich "Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Editorial Board Member: "Medical Equipment Insights"
  • Reviewer Journal of Orthopedic Research
  • Reviewer Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery (AOTS)

Scientific publications

  • Click here for PubMed articles.