Prof. Dr Martin Engelhardt
Medical Director and Chief Physician
Specialist in Orthopedics
Osnabrück, Germany

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Information about Prof. Dr Martin Engelhardt

Treatment focus

  • Endoprosthetics (hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles, incl. minimally invasive)
  • Cartilage surgery (knee and ankle osteochondral transplantation)
  • Cartilage cell transplantation
  • Arthroscopies (joint endoscopies)
  • Arthroscopic procedures (cruciate ligament replacements, meniscectomies, cartilage smoothing, removal of free bodies in joints)
  • Treatment of tennis elbow (epicondylitis)

Medical range

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Treatment of vertebral fractures with bone cement (kyphoplasty)
  • Correction of residual or congenital bone deformities of the legs (knock-knees, bow legs, improper rotation) and hip socket
  • Arthroscopies (joint endoscopies)
  • Arthroscopic procedures (meniscus surgery, knee ligament reconstruction, joint preservation surgery)
  • Prosthetic joints (knee prosthetics, hip prosthetics)
  • Rheumatic-orthopaedic procedures
  • Trauma-surgical care for single and multiple injuries
  • Tumor surgery
  • Bone lengthening by osteodistraction
  • Hand surgery


Prof. Dr. med. Martin Engelhardt specializes in orthopaedics and sports traumatology, and is the chief physician of the Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Hand Surgery at Osnabrück Clinic. Prof. Engelhardt’s team treats injuries and disesase of the musculoskeletal system, and performs inpatient and outpatient procedures in the context of both emergency and standard care.

In his position as chief physician (since 2008), Prof. Engelhardt and his team have established an excellent medical reputation for the clinic: a study found that Prof. Engelhardt and his team were recommended especially often by both colleagues and patients.

The procedures performed by the team are predominantly performed in a minimally invasive fashion, so that the risks and complications for patients may be minimised. The specialists are dedicated to assisting their patients in a rapid recovery. The number of artificial knee and hip joint procedures in Germany is continuously rising. Among other factors, this is due to either a lack of sport, which leads to improper stress on the joints, or an excess of sport, which increases damage caused by wear.

The increasing number of patients highlights the need for continuous development of the techniques and methods of artificial joints, so that patients may be provided with the best-possible long-term relief. Patient satisfaction and the frequent recommendations from his peers show that Prof. Engelhardt and his team are more than equal to this challenge.

Prof. Engelhardt himself actively participates in triathlons, and is the President of the German Triathlon Union (Deutschen Triathlon-Union, DTU). Throughout the whole of his professional career, he has studied intensively topics in sports science and sports medicine, and has earned an excellent name for himself in the area of sports medicine as well as in orthopaedics. For example, Prof. Engelhardt was the leading orthopaedist on the German Olympic team, and has a seat on the Medical Expert Committee of the German Olympic Sports Association (DOSB), as well as the German Society for Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC). Prof. Engelhardt is a visiting professor of the medical faculty at the University of Munster. Since 2014, he has also been lecturing as an honorary professor at the Institute of Sports and Exercise Science at Osnabrück University.

In additional to his medical practice, Prof. Engelhardt is involved with a number of renowned medical socieities for sports traumatology and orthpaedics. Until 2004, he was the President of GOTS (Society of Orthopaedic-Traumatological Sports Medicine). He has also edited many specialist journal articles and books. Dr. Martin Engelhardt is one of German’s leading knee surgeons.

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Curriculum vitae

1978-1984 Degree in Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
06.04.1984 Medical licence
1984-1987 Assistant physician, Surgical Clinic, Hanau City Hospital (academic teaching hospital of Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main)
12.09.1985 Doctor of Medicine
1987-1996 Assistant and Specialist Physician, Orthopaedic University Clinic Friedrichsheim, Frankfurt am Main
24.09.1990 Certificate of secondary speciality in Radiation Safety
13.11.1991 Orthopaedic Specialist
25.08.1992 Additional qualification in Sports Medicine
02.12.1996 Optional further training in Special Orthopaedic Surgery
1996-1998 Senior Physician, Professor Dr. L. Zichner, Orthopaedic University Clinic Friedrichsheim, Frankfurt am Main
1998-2002 Leading Senior Physician, Professor Dr. L. Zichner, Orthopaedic University Clinic Friedrichsheim, Frankfurt am Main
08.01.2001 Additional qualification in chirotherapy
2002-2006 Chief physician of Orthopaedic Clinic, Bielefeld Mitte City Hospital
24.09.2005 Specialist Physician in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery Optional further training in Special Orthopaedic Surgery
2006-2008 Chief Physician, Centre for Knee, Hip and Shoulder Surgery and Tendon and Muscle Injuries, Orthocentre München
Since 2008 Chief Physician, Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Hand Surgery, Osnabrück Clinic

Medical team

  • Dr. Josef Meentken
    Leading Trauma Surgeon
  • Dr. Casper Grim
    Leading Senior Physician
  • Dr. Karl-Bernhard Kortmann
    Senior Physician
  • Dr. Peter Halbfas
    Senior Physician


  • Room with self-enclosed sanitary facilities, on request rooms with 1 or 2 beds
  • Comfortable accommodation in single-bed rooms in a private hotel-style clinic, including comprehensive service by personnel with training in the hotel industry
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Am Finkenhügel 1, D-49076 Osnabrück

Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:30 - 12:00


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Prof. Dr Martin Engelhardt
Medical Director and Chief Physician

Osnabrück Clinic
Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Hand Surgery
Am Finkenhügel 1, D-49076 Osnabrück

T: +49 541 405 6201
F: +49 541 405 6299


Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:30 - 12:00



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