Sports Orthopedics Munich: Dr Ulrich Geitner

Dr Ulrich Geitner
Practice Owner
Specialist in Sports Traumatology and Sports Orthopedics
Munich, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Sports injuries
  • Degenerative diseases of the shoulder and knee (cartilage damage, rotator cuff rupture, shoulder dislocation)
  • Impingement syndrome (calcified shoulder, acromioclavicular joint arthrosis)
  • Tennis or golfer's elbow
  • Chronic inflammation of tendon insertions
  • Heel spur

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Detailed anamnesis
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital X-ray diagnostics
  • DVT (digital volume tomography)
  • MRI


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Shoulder and hand injuries
  • Cartilage damage of the knee and hip joint
  • Impingement syndrome of the shoulder and hip
  • Calcified shoulder
  • Arthrosis of the acromioclavicular joint
  • Tennis or golfer's elbow
  • Heel spur
  • Sports traumatology

About Dr Ulrich Geitner

Dr Ulrich Geitner is a specialist physician in orthopedics and trauma surgery, a specialist in sports traumatology and sports orthopedics, and co-owner of Orthopädie am Viktualienmarkt in Munich.

For Dr Geitner, patient contact at eye level is the be-all and end-all of a sustainably successful therapy, the basis of which is, first and foremost, a correct diagnosis with a detailed patient interview and a well-founded physical examination. Surgical forms of therapy are considered only when conservative treatment fails to restore freedom of movement without pain.

Sports Orthopedics Munich: Individual Therapies with the Specialist for Sports Traumatology

After completing his training as a specialist physician in orthopedics and trauma surgery, Dr Ulrich Geitner treated numerous top athletes as a senior physician at the Swiss Sonnenhof Hospital in Bern. For top athletes, complete freedom from complaints with intact joint function is naturally decisive for their careers. Through individual therapy planning and precise execution, this treatment goal can usually be achieved.

Dr Ulrich Geitner considers himself an orthopedist and physician who takes a careful medical history in detailed patient consultation to offer optimal therapy finally.

State-of-the-Art Medical Diagnosis & Treatment of Sports Injuries

To this end, Dr Ulrich Geitner relies on the most modern equipment for diagnosing and treating orthopedic diseases and injuries. This includes modern DVT diagnostics, radial, focused shock wave therapy, and ACP.

Surgery is not absolutely necessary for many joint injuries. Depending on age, level of demand, or healing process, stability and freedom from the pain of the joint can also be achieved with the targeted strengthening of the surrounding musculature.

Individual therapy planning is always based on the patient's athletic ambitions.

Since Dr Ulrich Geitner knows about the high value of conservative and traditional medicine, the practice also offers conventional therapy methods combined with effective physical treatment. This includes all physiotherapeutic procedures, the targeted application of heat and cold, and electrical stimulation. The goal of any conservative therapy is always to alleviate pain symptoms to dissolve relieving postures.

In addition, Dr Geitner holds the additional designation for acupuncture to treat lumbar back pain and arthritic processes, in particular in a supportive manner with complementary medical measures.

Competent Help for Injuries and Degenerative Diseases of the Shoulder and Hand

In contrast to the hip and knee joints, the shoulder and hand joints are much less frequently affected by degenerative cartilage degradation due to the lower mechanical load situation caused by gravity. More often, injuries or joint instability occur after accidents due to less bony support. If the humerus is levered out of its socket at the scapula, impingement or tearing of one or more muscles of the rotator cuff often occurs. These attach in a ring around the humerus and stabilize it firmly to the scapula. If an injury results in rotator cuff rupture or other joint structures, the shoulder joint can become repeatedly dislocated. Recurrent shoulder dislocations can be treated surgically in addition to physiotherapeutic exercise to restore the joint's stability, even in stressful situations. Surgical intervention is possible through a tiny skin incision ("mini-open-technique") or even as part of a minimally invasive joint endoscopy.

Therapy of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome 

Subacromial impingement syndrome is the entrapment of the bursa, tendons, or other soft-tissue structures under the acromion, a bony protrusion that defines the top of the shoulder joint. A calcific shoulder or acromioclavicular joint arthritis can also cause impingement due to calcification or swelling. For example, suppose the arm is now lifted sideways, forward, or backward, as when getting seat-belted in a car. In that case, the soft tissue structures between the humerus and the acromion are compressed, causing pain in the upper arm and neck. In addition, if the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle is entrapped, lifting the arm above shoulder level is severely restricted.

Therapeutically, conservative methods are initially the means of choice. In addition to pain medication, pain ointments, or local injections into the joint, radial and focused shock wave therapy (ESWT) combined with continuous physiotherapy is the most important pillar of successful treatment. Surgery may be appropriate only in severe cases, such as removing calcium deposits.

Great Expertise in Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a gentle procedure for relieving pain in the musculoskeletal system. A device emits intense pressure waves that penetrate the tissue and activate the body's metabolism at the site of inflammation. The local production of anti-inflammatory messenger substances supports the healing process and the body's repair processes, just as in autologous blood therapy using ACP.

This procedure is used for many different complaints in the musculoskeletal system. Particularly in the case of heel spur disorders, i.e., ossification or calcification of the tendon attachment under the heel bone, there is an excellent research study for shock wave therapy treatment. Shock wave therapy is also commonly used for similar conditions, such as calcified shoulder, tennis elbow, or golfer's elbow, which often occurs due to chronic overloading of tendons in the forearm due to excessive training.

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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Studies

  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen
  • Università degli Studi di Parma/Italien within the promotion program ERASMUS of the European Union


  • University Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Erlangen (Prof. Dr J.P. Guggenbichler, 1998)

Stages of the Specialist Training

  • Intern, Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery Department, Bad Tölz Municipal Hospital (Dr C. Buchert and Dr N. Nguyen)
  • Assistant Physician, Medical Park Chiemsee, Institutes for Orthopedic Diagnostics and Sports and Preventive Medicine (Prof. Dr H. Krahl)
  • Assistant Physician, Surgery Department, District Hospital Prien am Chiemsee (Prof. Dr J. Stadler)
  • Scientific Assistant, Orthopedic University Hospital Großhadern, Hospital of the University LMU (Prof. Dr Dipl.-Ing. V. Jansson)

Professional Career

  • Senior Physician in Sports Orthopedics, Sonnenhof Hospital, Bern (Head Physician Dr O. Gorschewsky)
  • Since 2008 Own a Practice at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich and is Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the Orthopäpädie am Viktualienmarkt

Special Qualifications

  • Additional Qualifications in Sports Medicine, Manual Medicine/Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Emergency Medicine
  • Many Years as an Emergency Physician in Upper Bavaria
  • Basic Psychosomatic Care
  • Authorization for Further Training in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery and Specialized Skeletal X-Ray Diagnostics
  • Specialized Knowledge in Radiation Protection X-Ray and CT
  • Specialized X-Ray Diagnostics Skeleton and CT
  • DEGUM Certificates Sonography Support and Movement Organs and Infant Hip
  • Medical Care of numerous Swiss top athletes (Bern Grizzlies) and the Nuremberg Section of the German Alpine Association
  • Teaching at the State Professional School for Massage at the University Hospital in Munich and the Harvard Medical International of the LMU Munich
  • Tropical Medicine Course at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg

Medical Team


  • State-of-the-art equipped practice in the heart of Munich. Only a few minutes' walk from Marienplatz, Opera House, and other attractions
  • Dr Geitner speaks English, Italian and French


Munich Suburban Train 0.5 km
Munich Underground 0.5 km
Munich Main Station 2 km
Munich Airport 38 km

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Dr Ulrich Geitner
Practice Owner

Orthopaedics at the Viktualienmarkt
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