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Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Siebold

Specialist for Biologic Knee Repair, ACL repair, Partial (unicompartimental) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR). Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Arthroscopy & Sports

Lecturer at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universtity Heidelberg

Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Siebold is one of the most recommended ""Knee Specialists in Germany" („ FOCUS Ärtzeliste“)*.
*Source: FOCUS 2010, *Source: FOCUS 2011, *Source: FOCUS 2012, *Source: FOCUS 2013, *Source: FOCUS 2014, *Source: FOCUS 2015, *Source: FOCUS 2016,*Source: FOCUS 2017, *Source: FOCUS 2018, *Source: FOCUS 2019

What do the patients think of Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Siebold?

Range of Services

Internationally experienced Knee Specialist for the whole knee spectrum from knee joint restoration to partial- and total knee replacement

  • Partial knee prosthesis (unicompartimental) in case of medial or lateral osteoarthritis (more than 100/year)
  • Total knee replacement (TKR) in case of severe osteoarthritis (more than 100/year)



  • Biologic joint in case of cartilage damage (approx.500/year)
  • Meniscus repair (approx. 300/year) up to meniscus transplantation (donor meniscus) (approx. 20/year)
  • Cartilage cell transplantation (autologous chondrocyte transplanation, ACI) (approx. 100/year)
  • Sport injuries: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with patella tendon (soccer players), quadriceps tendon, double bundle technique with hamstrings, flat ACL reconstruction (approx. 200/year)
  • Kneecap surgery in case of pain or instability (approx. 100/year)
  • Knee injuries in children (cruciate ligament, kneecap, cartilage, meniscus) (approx. 80/year)
  • Leg axis correction
  • Posterior cruciate ligament surgery
  • Complex knee ligament surgery (medial collateral ligament and lateral collateral ligament/combined knee ligament revision)

Non Surgical Therapy
  • Cartilage injection therapy in case of osteoarthritis
  • 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

Professional Career

  • 1988-1995 – Study of human medicine at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
  • 1993 – Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics, St. Vincent Hospital, University New York, USA
  • 1995 – General/ Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Boston Univ. Hospital, Massachussetts, USA
  • 1995 – Orthopedical University Hospital Heidelberg, Physician Director: Prof. H. Cotta
  • 1996 – Orthopedical University Hospital Mannheim PhysicianDirector: Prof. L. Jani
  • 1997 – Promotion: Sport and Performance Medicine, Medical Clinic University Heidelberg, Prof. P. Bärtsch
  • 1997 – General Surgery University Hospital Mannheim Physician Director: Prof. M. Trede
  • 2000 – Orthopedical University Hospital Mannheim Physician Director: Prof. L. Jani, Prof. HP. Scharf
  • 2002 – ATOS-Clinic Heidelberg, Center for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow , Prof. P. Habermeyer
  • 2002 – Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon
  • 2004 – Leading Physician for Surgery of Knee and Shoulder, Sports Center
  • 2008 – Leading physician at „HKF: International Center for Hip-Knee-Foot Surgery at the ATOS-Hospital Heidelberg“
  • 2009 – Habilitation at the Anatomical Institute, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Topic: Anatomical Double Bundle Structure of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Anatomical Reconstruction" Prof. Kirsch
  • 2014 – Professorship (APL)
  • 2018 – General Secretary of International Society of AOSSM/ESSKA/SLARD/APKASS Traveling Fellows (= Magellan Society)
  • 2019 – Member of Fellowship Committe of International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

Scientific Awards and Scholarships

  • 2001 – SICOT/SIROT scholarship Paris within the AE-Award
  • 2003 – Knee Scholarship, Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg/Melbourne, Australia, Prof. J. Bartlett and Prof. H. Morris (2003)
  • 2003 – Knee Scholarship at the La Trobe University, Bundora/Melbourne, Australia, Prof. J. Feller
  • 2004 – Australian Society for Sports Medicine and Sports Traumatology: Best presentation lower extremity: " Transplant decision making for ACL reconstruction in female sports elite athletes."
  • 2007 – Honorary Member American Society for Orthopaedics, Sports Trauma and Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • 2007 – "Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship" to USA supported by the European Society for Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • 2007 – Pittsburgh Knee Fellowship, supported by the German Speaking Knee Society (AGA), Chair: Prof. F. Fu, Pittsburgh, USA

Memberships and Honorary Memberships

  • South German Orthopaedic Society
  • German Speaking Knee Society (AGA)
  • Knee-Comittee AGA 2008 - 2013 - Arthroscopy-Instructor AGA since 2007
  • Biologic Knee Repair Comittee AGA 2014-2016
  • German Sports Medicine Society
    cHonorary Member American Society for Orthopaedics, Sports Trauma and Sports Medicine
  • Honorary Member Greec Arthroscopy Society
  • European Society for Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • ESSKA "Member at Large" for Germany 2008-2010
  • Chair of "Arthroscopy Committee" European Society for Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • General Secretary International Magellan-Society
  • Australien Knee Society
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group
  • Mitglied der Internationalen Knorpel Gesellschaft (ICRS)

International Peer Review Publications & Podium Presentations & Scientific Activities

  • Lecturer at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg for Clinical Anatomy.
  • Reviewer Arthroscopy Journal
  • Reviewer American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM)
  • Since about 20 years invited guest lecturer on many International Knee Meetings around the world.
  • Co-Editor and Reviewer for the KSSTA-Journal (peer review) for many years

    Scientific Publications

  • Author of around 100 Quality Peer Review Publications in highly recognized international knee journals
  • Click here for PubMed articles