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Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - ATOS Clinic Munich

ATOS Clinic Munich

Munich, Germany
Department id # 335734
Doctor photo
Prof. Dr. med. Mark Tauber
Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Specialized in: shoulder and elbow surgery

About the Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at ATOS Clinic Munich

The Department of Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Spinal Surgery and Sports Traumatology at the ATOS Clinic Munich offers the full range of medical services in these focuses. The competent team of the department provides high-quality diagnostics and treatment of foot, ankle, elbow, shoulder, knee and hip diseases. Also, the department specializes in the treatment of spinal diseases and sports traumatology. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Mark Tauber, who was recognized as the best doctor specializing in elbow and shoulder surgery, according to the FOCUS magazine rating of top German doctors of 2017. 

The department provides treatment for the whole range of foot and ankle diseases. Most often, patients seek medical help from the department in case of pathologies, such as Pes cavus (hollow foot), flat feet, flat valgus foot, sports injuries of the foot and ankle, ankle arthrosis, transverse platypodia, hammer toe, plantar fasciitis, Hallux rigidus, Hallux valgus, etc.

There are used various treatments for the above pathologies, starting from conservative therapy, minimally invasive interventions and ending up with open operations.

Also, the department diagnoses and treats complaints related to hip pain. The most common clinical pictures are hip arthrosis (so-called coxarthrosis), hip impingement syndrome, hip dysplasia, femoral head necrosis, trochanteric bursitis, dysplastic coxarthrosis and femoral neck fracture.

All these pathologies cause severe pain, lead to problems with mobility, and therefore require professional treatment. In most cases, to treat hip diseases, doctors perform total hip replacement, in which the implant replaces both the damaged articular surface of the acetabulum and the worn femoral head. Also, the department performs hip replacement surgery by means of AMIS technique. A great advantage of this technique is the availability of muscles, which helps to preserve them. AMIS technique makes the intervention more sparing, which facilitates the rapid restoration of mobility and rapid rehabilitation.

The department offers a large number of arthroscopic interventions on the hip joint (keyhole surgery). In most cases, these interventions are used to treat hip impingement syndrome. In addition, arthroscopic interventions are an effective method for treating damages of the articular lip, hip joint cartilage, intra-articular loose body, inflammation of the joint mucous membrane and hip instability related to the problems with the joint capsule.

The department specializes in the treatment of a wide range of shoulder and elbow diseases:


  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Damaged biceps  tendon 
  • Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder instability
  • Arthrosis of the shoulder joint
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Plica syndrome
  • Instability of the medial or lateral ligament of the shoulder
  • And many other diseases


  • Golfer's elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Elbow stiffness
  • Intra-articular loose body
  • Plica syndrome
  • Distal biceps tendon rupture
  • Fracture of elbow bones
  • Acute and chronic instability of the medial and lateral ligaments
  • And many other diseases

The doctors of the department have in their arsenal many different treatment methods in this focus. In severe shoulder injuries, the patient is prescribed total shoulder arthroplasty. Depending on the diagnosis, a wide range of endoprostheses can be offered, namely an anatomical prosthesis with and without a stem, a prosthesis for partial arthroscopy of the joint surface, an anatomical prosthesis to replace the acetabulum and an endoprosthesis for total shoulder replacement.

The range of services of the department also includes the diagnostics and treatment of all knee and knee joint pathologies. The doctors of the department, who have an additional specialization in this medical field, provide patients with an accurate diagnosis, based on which the optimal treatment option is selected to achieve the best possible recovery of the patient. Depending on the stage and severity of the disease, both conservative and surgical treatment can be prescribed. The medical team of the department always tries to solve the problem with the help of conservative methods and only when they are ineffective offers the patient a surgery.

In the field of spinal surgery, all conventional and modern surgical interventions are offered. A large number of operations are performed by a minimally invasive technique.

Among other things, the department specializes in sports traumatology and offers all modern treatment methods that provide the fastest possible recovery of the patient. The specialists of the department provide their medical services to many professional sports teams, for example, the German Football Association (DFB), Munich 1860 (sports club), FC Bavaria (basketball team), the German Ski Association (DSV), etc.

It should be noted that the medical team of the department consists of experienced and highly professional specialists in the relevant medical fields. Many of them are included in the rating of the top German doctors in the FOCUS magazine. The doctors  of the department have significant achievements and enjoy an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but also far beyond its borders.

The range of medical services of the department includes:

Foot and ankle diseases

  • Removal of calluses (Schede disease)
  • Soft tissue surgery (McBride's operation)
  • Separation of the big toe (Akin osteotomy)
  • Distal osteotomy of the metatarsal bones
  • Minimally invasive proximal osteotomy of the metatarsal bones
  • Lapidus arthrodesis
  • Finger joint arthrodesis
  • Modified resection arthroplasty followed by the implantation of a bioprosthesis 
  • Ankle endoprosthetic replacement and ankle arthroscopic arthrodesis
  • Correction of hollow foot and flat feet
  • Arthroscopic and complex interventions on the ankle after accidents and in arthrosis
  • Achilles tendon reconstruction
  • Reconstruction of tendons, anterior, posterior tibial muscle
  • Autohemotherapy with growth factors
  • Regenerative procedures with the use of stem cells from the bone marrow and endogenous adipose tissue
  • And many other treatments 

Hip diseases

  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Minimally invasive endoprosthetics (AMIS technique)
  • Corrective osteotomy
  • Shifting osteotomy
  • Fast-track
  • And many other treatments

Shoulder diseases

  • Biceps tenotomy
  • Rotator cuff reconstruction
  • Subacromial decompression
  • Removal of a calcium deposit in calcific tendinitis of the shoulder
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Stabilization of shoulder instability/dislocation
  • Arthrolysis in frozen shoulder
  • Transplantation of muscles in case of incurable damages to the rotator cuff
  • Stabilization in bone fractures 
  • Removal of intra-articular loose body
  • And many other treatments

Elbow diseases 

  • Neurolysis of the ulnar nerve (in cubital tunnel syndrome)
  • Arthrolysis for treating joint stiffness
  • Removal of intra-articular loose body
  • Resection in Plica syndrome
  • Reconstruction in distal biceps rupture
  • Stabilization in fractures of the elbow bones 
  • Stabilization in acute and chronic instability of the medial and lateral ligaments
  • And many other treatments

Curriculum vitae

  • 1996 - 2001 Study of Human Medicine at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck.
  • July - September 2000 Scientific work, Federal Hospital of Salzburg, Department of Traumatology (under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. H. Resch).
  • 20.01.2001 Doctoral thesis defense and receiving the title of Doctor of Medicine.
  • 15.04. - 15.07.2001 Intern at the Brixen District Hospital (South Tyrol).
  • 16.10.2001 Intern at the Sterzing District Hospital (South Tyrol).
  • 23.11.2001 Italian State Medical Examination, University of Bologna.
  • 01.01.2002 - 31.03.2004 Assistant (advanced training) at the Sterzing District Hospital (15 months in General Surgery, half a year in Traumatology, six months in Orthopedics, 3 months in Anesthesiology).
  • January 2003 Advanced training, Emergency Doctor, Medical Association of the Federal State of Tyrol.
  • 01.04.2004 Assistant (advanced training), Department of Traumatology and (since 31.03.2008) Sports Traumatology at the University Hospital Salzburg (Director: Prof. Dr. H. Resch), as well as the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Barmherzige Brüder Hospital, Salzburg (Director: Prof. Dr. Ch. Papp).
  • 01.07. - 31.12.2007 Neurosurgery, University Hospital Salzburg (Director: Prof. Dr. B. Richling).
  • 06.10.2007 Examination in Austria to receive the title of a Medical Specialist in Traumatology.
  • 01.01. - 31.03.2008 Forensic Medicine, Institute of Forensic Medicine and Judicial Neuropsychiatry, Salzburg (Director: Prof. Dr. E. Tutsch-Bauer).
  • Since 01.04.2008, Specialist in Traumatology, Department of Traumatology and Sports Traumatology, University Hospital Salzburg (Director: Prof. Dr. H. Resch).
  • April 2008 Diploma of the Austrian Medical Association, Sports Medicine.
  • May 2008 Scientific Award (Gold) of the Paracelsus Medical Private University in Salzburg.
  • October 2008 Günther Schlag Abstract Preises Award of the Austrian Society of Traumatology.
  • 04.11.2008 Habilitation, Traumatology, Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg. Subject: "The use of pectoral muscle tissue in shoulder girdle reconstructive surgery".
  • December 2008 Dr. Reiner Brettentaler Research Scholarship, Salzburg Medical Association.
  • December 2008 Scientific Director of the Department of Traumatology and Sports Traumatology at the University Hospital Salzburg.
  • 01.07. - 31.12.2009 Engaged in the training of medical students, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Traumatology, Rosenheim Clinic (Chief Physician: Dr. med. F. Hoffmann).
  • June 2009 Scientific Award (Gold) of the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg.
  • April 2010 Diploma of a Medical Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology, Bavarian Medical Association.
  • June 2010 "Research Fellow of 2009" Award of the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, as well as a Scientific Award (Gold).
  • Since October 2010, Head of the German Shoulder Center, ATOS Munich Clinic (together with Prof. Dr. med. Peter Habermeyer and Medical Director of the clinic).
  • January 2011 - June 2015 Head of the German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE).
  • June 2012 Scientific Award (Gold) of the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg.
  • Since January 2013 Scientific Advisory Council of the magazine «Obere Extremität».
  • June 2013 Scientific Award (Bronze) of the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg.
  • June 2014 Scientific Award (Gold) of the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg.

Photo of the doctor: (c) ATOS Klinik München