Orthopedics Munich: Head physician Prof. Dr. med. med. Andreas Lenich

Prof. Dr med. Andreas Lenich
Chief Physician
Specialist in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery / Sports Traumatology / Cartilage Therapy
Munich, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Ligament instabilities (elbow, shoulder joint, knee joint) and misalignment of the extremities
  • Cartilage therapy, cartilage cell transplantation
  • Acute and late care of bone fractures
  • Surface replacement of elbow, shoulder, and knee joints (partial and complete)
  • Endoprosthetics of the hip, knee, elbow, and shoulder joints for arthrosis and fractures/replacement endoprosthetics
  • Fracture healing disturbances (surgical and conservative treatment)
  • Injury-related or degenerative damage to the knee, shoulder, elbow and, ankle (arthroscopic and open repair)

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic services

  • Ligament instabilities (elbow, shoulder joint, knee joint), misalignment of the extremities
  • Childhood malformations
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Muscle/tendon injuries
  • X-ray/CT/MRI/sonographic functional diagnostics
  • Performance measurement

Range of Therapeutic services

  • Gerontotraumatology (optimal care for injured persons of advanced age)
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Endoprosthetics of the elbow, shoulder, knee, and hip joints including revision endoprosthetics (replacement of an existing prosthesis)
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Sports orthopaedics
  • Cartilage therapy, cartilage cell transplantation
  • Acute and late care of all bone fractures of the extremities and pelvis as well as vertebral body fractures
  • Operative, microsurgical, or minimally invasive treatment of degenerative changes of the spine and intervertebral discs (e.g. kyphoplasty and internal fixator)
  • Treatment of fracture healing disorders (e.g. pseudoarthrosis)
  • Conservative treatment of degenerative spinal disorders including infiltrative pain therapy
  • Acute care of severely injured persons including surgical care and intensive medical care

About Prof. Dr med. Andreas Lenich

Prof. Dr med. Andreas Lenich a specialist in shoulder and elbow surgery / sports traumatology and Chief Physician of the Clinic for Orthopaedics, Traumatology, Hand Surgery, and Sports Orthopaedics at Helios Clinic Munich West

Everything in the hands of a specialist – traumatology and orthopaedics under a single roof

The total area of traumatology and surgical orthopaedics is covered by Prof. Dr med. Lenich and his colleagues at Helios Clinic Munich West. The main focus of Prof. Dr med. Lenich is elbow and shoulder surgery. Prostheses of the knee and hip joint are also regularly implanted at Helios Clinic Munich West. Prof. Dr med. Lenich also specialises in arthroscopic or sports orthopaedic procedures.

Thanks to departments for hand surgery, spine treatment, endoprosthetics and pain therapy, and physiotherapy in the clinic, all problems of the musculoskeletal system can be handled by specialists under the direction of Prof. Dr med. Lenich.

The Helios Clinic in Munich West has over 400 beds. In addition to traumatology and orthopaedics, eight specialist departments are combined under one roof. Because of its expertise, the clinic is also the teaching hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University.

Specialist in elbow and shoulder diseases

In the supraregional centre for special elbow surgery at Helios Clinic Munich West, the nationally and internationally recognised elbow and school specialist offers the entire spectrum of arthroscopic and open elbow surgery. Because of the specialization in the field of sports traumatology, the treatment of sports injuries is a high priority.

Above all, because of its anatomical features, the human shoulder joint is characterised by its enormous mobility. In humans, the shoulder joint is the one with the widest range of motion. To make this possible, the joint is primarily stabilised by muscles and ligaments in combination with a small bone guide and a very loose joint capsule. This particular anatomy also entails a high risk of dislocation. Especially in sports or in the case of falls, ligaments, cartilage, or muscle can be easily damaged. These changes can be treated either surgically or conservatively (through intensive physiotherapy and exercise). When deciding on a treatment, the wishes and ideas of the patient must be at the forefront.

Therapy planning and, if necessary, the implementation of the surgical procedure is another speciality of Prof. Dr med. Lenich.

After the shoulder joint, the elbow joint is most frequently affected by dislocations. Also in this joint, the painless and complete mobility is also essential for proper functioning in everyday life.

Interdisciplinary coordination of traumatological care

In the surgical department under Prof. Dr med. Lenich, acute injuries and chronic changes of the supporting apparatus and musculoskeletal system are treated. For Prof. Dr med. Lenich and his colleagues, painless mobility and thus the long-term, high quality of life of patients are the first priority. They therefore work closely with the clinic team of long-standing physiotherapists in order to make the best possible use of the therapeutic possibilities.

The website of Prof. Dr med. Lenich can be found here.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional career

April 1992 Started studies in human medicine at the University of Ulm
September 1997 2nd State examination (Ulm)
October 1997 Practical year at the Hospital of Augsburg/Charing Cross Hospital - University of London
September 1998 3rd state exam (Munich LMU)
January 1999 Doctorate at the University of Ulm, Faculty of Medicine (Department of Clinical Chemistry) Topic: Endothelin proliferation from endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells under the influence of different drugs. Graduation: magna cum laude Internship in the Department of Traumatology at the Augsburg Clinic under the direction of Dr A. Rüter
July 2000 Approbation
April 2004 Additional certification for diving medicine
May 2004 Beginning of biomechanical tests in the laboratory for material knowledge at the Regensburg University of Applied Sciences under the direction of Dr J. Hammer, Dr M. Nerlich, and Dr E. Mayr
June 2004 Additional qualification as a casualty doctor
January 2005 Specialist for Surgery
April 2006 Functional Surgeon of the Department of Traumatology, University of Regensburg under the direction of Dr M. Nerlich
October 2006 Senior Physician of the Clinic for Traumatology, Hand Surgery, and Restorative Surgery, Augsburg Clinic under the direction of Dr E. Mayr Management of the Department for Gerontotraumatology at the Augsburg Clinic
December 2008 Focus on traumatology;
supplementary title: sports medicine
April 2009 Senior physician of the Department of Traumatology Surgery at the Rechts der Isar Clinic, Technical University of Munich Management of the traumatological polyclinic
June 2011 Completion of the habilitation procedure at the University of Regensburg
November 2011 Assistant physician in the Department of Sports Orthopaedics (Rechts der Isar Clinic/Technical University of Munich) for specialisation in orthopaedics and accident surgery Parallel employment in the department of Traumatology at the Technical University of Munich
May 2012 Senior physician of the Department of Sports Orthopaedics at the Rechts der Isar Clinic, Technical University of Munich Management function for the sections research and elbow surgery/project management
August 2013 Instructor of the General Society of Arthroscopy
January 2015 Head of Training for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery of the German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
November 2015 Chief Physician for Orthopaedics, Traumatology, Hand Surgery, and Sports Orthopaedics at Helios Clinic Munich West
October 2016 Head of interdisciplinary emergency department at Helios Clinic Munich West

Medical Team

  • Alexander Manolopoulos
    Senior physician
  • Dr Elias Volkmer
    Senior physician/head of hand surgery department
  • Alexander Eiselt
    Senior physician/foot surgery
  • Tobias Chan
    Senior physician
  • Dr med. J. Mohr
    NCH head of spinal column department
  • Dr med. Frank Sigmund
    Head of the Endoprosthetics Department


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Prof. Dr med. Andreas Lenich
Chief Physician

Helios Clinic Munich West
Clinic for Orthopaedics, Traumatology, Hand Surgery and Sports Orthopaedics
Steinerweg 5, D-81241 Munich

T: +49 89 8967 4035
F: +49 89 8892 2304


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