Fellowship Programme & -Trainings

Sport Medicine and Joint Replacement Surgery

A comprehensive Sport Medicine and Joint Replacement Surgery Fellowship at Munich Clinic Bogenhausen

2Per Year

Number of Positions


Training is for 12 months

Duration and conditions

This Fellowship Training is for 12 months and the Applicants must have completed an accredited orthopedic surgery residency program and must have a German medical license prior to the start of the fellowship year.


This is a comprehensive Sport Medicine and Joint Replacement Surgery Fellowship with both Level 1 and Community Trauma experience.

The fellowship is principally concerned with the teaching of orthopedic aspects of shoulder, hip, knee and ankle surgery. 

Experience in this area includes arthroscopic reconstructions and joint replacement. There is a particular interest in the management of sports injuries of the shoulder, knee and ankle joints.

During year, the Fellow will be involved with the care of both elective and trauma patients. We will provide a fellowship experience in shoulder and elbow surgery, in a preceptor based learning experience. Emphasis will be placed on reconstructive surgery, with wide clinical exposure and operative experience in areas of arthroplasty, arthroscopy, soft tissue and joint reconstruction surgery. Patient assessment and management in outpatient clinics and in pre- and post-operative care allows the Fellow to participate in treatment plan, surgical procedures and continuing care after surgery.

Academic responsibilities include participation in weekly rounds, resident seminar series, and teaching for both resident and undergraduate students. Each fellow will be involved in a research project with the ultimate goal of publication and presentation at major scientific meetings and journals.

This fellowship focuses on the management of Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle conditions. The curriculum is designed to provide the Fellows with a foundation for practice in the area of upper and lower extremities surgery and rehabilitation.

Proposed training content and time commitment includes:

  1. Clinical activity:
            a. OR ~ 16 hours per week'
            b. Follow-up Clinic ~ 8 hours per week
            c. Subspecialty Clinic and OR ~ 16 hours per week
  2. Scheduled teaching sessions: Weekly Rounds, Monthly Sport Medicine and Joint Replacement, Journal Club/Rounds
  3. Courses related to subspecialty: Sport Medicine Update (one day symposium)
  4. Related conferences: GOTS (also as Online), DVSE (online), AGA (online) and AE-German society for joints replacement.

The clinical fellow may be asked to commit a minimum of 1 hour per week to teach on-service surgical residents general orthopedic and specific Sport Medicine and Joint Therapy topics of interest.

The clinical fellow is expected to work closely with the supervisor, participating in daily aspects of his Sport Medicine and Joint Replacement orthopedic surgery practice. The clinical fellow will assess emergency and fracture clinic patients (including all new referrals), observe subspecialty clinic evaluations and assist in the operating room. The fellow develops surgical experience through private assisting and supervised operating. The fellow develops full responsibility for surgery at one operating list per fortnight. The fellow is exposed to around 20 surgical procedures per week. Spare time will be used to read about cases observed, prepare presentations for rounds and complete a research project.

Clinical fellows must demonstrate appropriate knowledge relating to gender, culture and ethnicity pertinent to their specialty.

Consistent with the obligation of a physician, clinical fellows must endeavor to deliver the highest quality of care with integrity, honesty and compassion while exhibiting appropriate personal and interpersonal professional behavior.

As continuing education and evaluations are necessary throughout a surgeon’s life, clinical fellows are expected to have an understanding of the role of research and the need for critical analysis of current scientific and practice developments related to their specialty.


Goals and Objectives

This clinical fellowship position is designed to give the applicant enhanced clinical expertise in the following areas:

1. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of common disease processes specific to the sport medicine and joint replacement including, but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Instability (Shoulder, Knee and Ankle instability)
  • Trauma
  • Arthropathy (Cartilage Wear) and Tendinopathy
  • Joint Deformities (Genu varum, Genu valgum, CAM-Impingement, Hip joint dysplasia)

2. Develop competency in arthroscopic and open joint reconstruction surgery including the clinical management of:

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament injuries of the shoulder, knee and ankle
  • Joint Instability
  • Tendon rupture (Achilles tendon, Hamstring, Patella- and quadriceps tendon, Rotator cuff, distal biceps and triceps tendon)
  • Trauma

3. Develop competency in the correct application, choice and performance of the following surgical procedures:

  • Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle joints Arthroscopy
  • Total Shoulder, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic ACL-Reconstruction, Meniscal repair
  • Open and arthroscopic treatment of knee dislocation
  • Cartilage Therapy (Microfracture, Cell-Based cartilage resurfacing, Osteochondral autograft, Osteotomy and Knee replacement)
  • Arthroscopic and Open Rotator Cuff Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Stabilization
  • Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic FAI trimming
  • Acute and Chronic AC-Joint stabilization
  • Ligament reconstruction of the ankle (lateral, medial and syndesmosis complex)

Your contact for any questions and how to apply

Attn: Ms. Nadine Witte, Administrative Director
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Munich Clinic Bogenhausen
Englschalkinger Street 77
81925 Munich

Tel: 089 9270-2041
Fax: 089 9270-2046
E-Mail: ortho.unfall.kb.server-mail(at)muenchen.klinik.de

Location of this training-program: Munich Clinic Bogenhausen