Orthopedic Surgeon in Heidelberg Dr Becher

Prof. Dr Christoph Becher
Senior Physician
Specialist in Cartilage surgery
Heidelberg, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Arthroplasty on knee joint (partial joint replacement, total joint replacement, Robot-Assisted Mako Knee Arthroplasty, Individualized knee endoprosthetics)
  • Revision knee replacement (revision arthroplasty)
  • Joint-preserving minimally invasive surgery
  • Knee and ankle arthroscopy
  • Reconstruction of knee ligaments
  • Diseases of the kneecap (patella)

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Arthrosis diagnostics
  • Sonography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging-MRI


Range of Therapeutic Services

Joint-preserving Treatment Procedures:

  • Orthotics on knee and ankle joint
  • Individual physiotherapy conservative treatment
  • Injection therapy with autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) and hyaluronic acid
  • Extracorporal low-energy shockwave therapy
  • Cryotherapy for pain reduction and elimination of swelling conditions

Joint-preserving Knee Surgery:

  • Correction of lower extremity axis and patella (osteotomy)
  • Cartilage Regeneration Methods
  • Stabilization of the kneecap by ligament replacement, treatment of kneecap displacement, trochleoplasty (recess of the kneecap)
  • Arthroscopic therapy

Knee Prostheses:

  • Partial joint replacement: mini-implants, sled prosthesis and isolated patellofemoral replacement
  • Total endoprosthesis of the knee joint
  • Complex revision operations of the knee prosthesis
  • Robot-Assisted Mako SmartRoboticsTM® Knee Arthroplasty
  • Individualized knee endoprosthetics (customized knee prostheses)

Operations of the Ankle and Achilles Tendon:

  • Cartilage regeneration methods
  • Arthroscopic therapy for Intra-articular loose bodies, movement restriction
  • Stabilization of the ligament system in case of chronic instability
  • Achilles tendon surgery after chronic complaints
  • Achilles tendon reconstruction 

About Prof. Dr Christoph Becher

Prof. Dr med. Christoph Becher is an orthopedic surgeon and a senior physician at the International Center for Orthopedics of the ATOS Clinic in Heidelberg. He also works as an expert doctor at the Arthrosis Center Heidelberg of the ATOS Clinic. Dr Becher concentrates on joint-preserving therapy of the knee-joint. He is also skilled in partial and total knee arthroplasty and the exchange of prostheses when necessary. Furthermore, he is well-known for treating ankle and Achilles tendon diseases.

Knee Specialist Dr Becher: “Knee Surgery is Often Not Necessary”

As orthopedist and sports physician, Dr Becher practices joint-preserving treatment of the knee-joint. Often, individually tailored conservative healing methods are sufficient to restore a pain-free functioning of the knee. Prior to each therapy, the comprehensive diagnosis bases on latest medical developments. Subsequently, a plan for medical care is specifically tailored to the individual patient`s needs by Dr Becher who holds certification in diagnostics and treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

State of the Art Knee Surgery in Heidelberg: "As Much as Necessary and as Little as Possible"

Dr Becher and his colleagues commit themselves to a qualified assessment of the knee-joint and best possible joint-preserving surgical methods. Many years of experience in knee surgery have proven doctors should preserve and maintain the joint’s own function as long as possible. For this purpose, surgical procedures of the leg axis correction, cartilage replacement processes, meniscus and ligament operations are available.

Knee Prosthesis Expert: "If possible, Apply Partial Implant Prosthesis"

Depending on the specific condition of the knee-joint, if a joint-preserving therapy can no longer be useful, Dr Becher will insert a partial or full prosthesis pending on the personal situation. Dr Becher offers many years of experience in artificial knee-joint implantation. He always strives for an ideal solution and determines the patient's specific needs.

Further Focal Points of Dr Becher's Work: "Ankle Joint and Achilles Tendon"

In addition to his outstanding experience in knee surgery and knee therapy, Dr Becher has extensive experience handling Achilles tendon diseases and ankle joint problems. As in the case of knee disorders, Dr Becher remains true to his philosophy of always striving for a conservative or joint-preserving therapy.

ATOS-Clinic Heidelberg: "Specialization in Orthopedic Medicine at the Highest Level for 25 Years"

ATOS Clinic in Heidelberg is nationally and internationally renowned for specialized medicine at the highest standard and offers inpatient and outpatient comprehensive and interdisciplinary solutions for diseases not limited to the musculoskeletal system. Excellent physicians in twenty specialist practices and five operating rooms offer an excellent service. The concept of high specialization of doctors offers patients maximum safety. In addition to high-quality medical services the medical center guarantees a first-class patient management. Low waiting times and a comfortable stay ensure a successful ambience, where patients can feel comfortable.

International Patients Welcome

The International Center for Orthopedics at ATOS Clinic Heidelberg commits to qualified treatment of international patients. Staff members speak English fluently. Russian and Arabic speaking personnel are also available to help international patients feel well and understood during their treatment.

For further information you can visit Prof. Dr Becher’s website.

Curriculum Vitae

1996 - 2003 Study of human medicine at Ruprecht-Karl-University Heidelberg
03/2004 Dissertation "Technique of microfracturing for treatment of osteochondral and degenerative chondral lesions at the hucklebone – one-year results of a of a prospective study"
01/2004 - 03/2006 Assistant doctor at the Center for Hip, Knee and Foot Surgery/Sports Traumatology, ATOS Clinic Heidelberg
04/2006 - 03/2008 Assistant Physician at the Clinic for Orthopedics and Rheumatology. University Hospital Gießen and Marburg – Location Marburg
05/2008 - 12/2009 Assistant doctor at the Orthopedic Clinic of Hannover Medical University
01/2010 - 12/2010 Assistant physician at Clinic for Accident and Restoration Surgery (rotation for accident surgery), Henriettenstiftung, Hannover
01/2011 - 07/2011 Assistant doctor at the Orthopedic Clinic of Hannover Medical University
04/2013 Habilitation. Award of the Venia legendi for orthopedics and trauma surgery by the Hannover Medical University for the work "Biomechanical Evaluation and First Clinical Results of a New Surface Replacement Prosthesis for Treatment of Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions on Medial Femoral Condyle"
07/2011 - 10/2013 Specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery at the Orthopedic Clinic of Hannover Medical University
11/2013 - 13/2015 Attending physician at the Orthopedic Clinic of Hannover Medical University
Since 01/2016 Senior physician at the International Center for Orthopedics, ATOS Clinic Heidelberg


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Prof. Dr Christoph Becher
Senior Physician

ATOS Clinic Heidelberg
International Center for Orthopedics
Bismarckstraße 9-15, D-69115 Heidelberg

T: +49 6221 429 46 62
F: +49 6221 983 199

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