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Professor Dr Thilo Patzer
Professor Dr Thilo Patzer

Professor Dr Thilo Patzer

Less is more. This applies in particular to arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee joints and minimally invasive implantation of stemless shoulder endoprostheses and focal joint replacement at the shoulder and knee joints.

Chief physician - Specialised Centre for Shoulder, Elbow, Knee and Sports Orthopaedics


Specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery
Special orthopedic surgery
Sports medicine - manual therapy
Special X-ray diagnostics-skeleton
Certified for shoulder-elbow surgery (DVSE)
Certified Arthroscopy Instructor (AGA)


since 2017
Chief physician
​​​​​​​Schoen Clinic Düsseldorf, Orthopaedic Center
2010 - 2017
Senior physician, Head of the Section Shoulder-Knee-Sports Orthopaedics 
​​​​​​​Orthopaedic University Hospital Düsseldorf,
2008 - 2010
Assistant physician
​​​​​​​Trauma Surgery University Hospital Marburg
2007 - 2008
Assistant physician
​​​​​​​Orthopaedic University Hospital Marburg
2006 - 2007
Assistant physician
​​​​​​​ATOS-Privat-Klinik Heidelberg, Dept. of Shoulder Elbow Surgery, Sports Orthopaedics
2004 - 2006
Assistant physician
​​​​​​​Orthopedic Center Sendenhorst


The acromiohumeral distance in the MRI should not be used as a decision criterion to assess subacromial space width in shoulders with an intact rotator cuf

Hufeland, M, Brusis, C, Kubo, H, Grassmann, J, Latz, D, Patzer T,
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc

Biceps tenodesis versus tenotomy in isolated LHB lesions: a prospective randomized clinical trial

Hufeland M, Wicke, S, Verde PE, Krauspe, R, Patzer T.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg

Prevalence of Propionibacterium acnes in the glenohumeral compared with the subacromial space in primary shoulder arthroscopies

Patzer T, Petersdorf S, Krauspe R, Verde PE, Henrich B, Hufeland M.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg

Biomechanical comparison of arthroscopically performable techniques for suprapectoral biceps tenodesis

Patzer T, Rundic JM, Bobrowitsch E, Olender GD, Hurschler C, Schofer MD.

The influence of superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) repair on restoring baseline glenohumeral translation and increased biceps loading after simulated SLAP tear and the effectivene

Patzer T, Habermeyer P, Hurschler C, Bobrowitsch E, Wellmann M, Kircher J, Schofer MD.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg