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Innovative Orthopaedics - Your shoulder specialist in Berlin

The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the human body. The loose joint guidance allows a large range of movement, but is also responsible for the relatively high susceptibility of the shoulder. Degenerative damage, wear and tear or injuries caused by accidents lead to pain in the shoulder during movement and strain and to restrictions in freedom of movement and resilience. At the ORTHO EINS orthopaedic private practice in Berlin-Zehlendorf, the medical team with shoulder specialist Dr. Tilman Hees treats the entire range of shoulder diseases and injuries with professional expertise and empathy.


A holistic view of the entire musculoskeletal system and a detailed diagnosis are the first priority for shoulder problems in order to create an effective treatment plan. The aim is always to restore normal shoulder function and eliminate pain. As a Berlin-based sports medicine specialist, Dr. Topar and his team focus on rehabilitation until the return to sporting activities. A particular focus of ORTHO EINS shoulder orthopaedics in Berlin-Zehlendorf is on minimally invasive therapies, which result in shorter downtimes and recovery times compared to conventional shoulder operations. After the diagnosis, the shoulder experts will advise you in detail on the range of services and your options. If you have any questions about special procedures, you can of course contact us at any time.

Untersuchung der Schulter


Treatment by ORTHO EINS shoulder specialists begins with a thorough medical history. Your medical history, medication, operations and completed or ongoing treatments as well as your symptoms are the basis for an initial assessment of the situation. Clinical examination, sonography (ultrasound) and imaging procedures (MRI, CT, X-ray) can usually provide a concrete diagnosis. Shoulder specialists and orthopaedic surgeons also have a wide range of other diagnostic methods at their disposal. Laboratory and blood tests, bone density measurements and rheumatism diagnostics are used daily at the ORTHO EINS orthopaedic practice.

The shoulder experts Dr. Topar and his team specialize in the following shoulder diseases and injuries:

  • Shoulder impingement (bottleneck syndrome)
  • Rotator cuff rupture
  • Shoulder instability
  • Calcified shoulder
  • Lesion of the biceps tendon or the biceps tendon anchor (SLAP)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Cysts on the shoulder joint
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder (omarthosis) and acromioclavicular joint arthritis
  • Torn ligaments

Shoulder specialist Dr. Topar and his practice team offer a wide range of conservative and minimally invasive therapies to optimally address your individual shoulder complaints.

Conservative therapies, i.e. medicinal and physical procedures, completely dispense with surgical measures. The following conservative therapies are frequently used for shoulder disorders:

  • Chirotherapy
  • Shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Magnetic field therapy
  • Osteoarthritis therapy
  • Rheumatism therapy
  • Trigger point treatment
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Puncture

Minimally invasive therapies are small surgical procedures with low risk and a good chance of success. They can usually be performed under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis in our practice. In the shoulder area, such therapies are used as joint injections and joint irrigation (lavage).

In many cases, shoulder surgery can be avoided with conservative and minimally invasive therapies. If medically indicated, we will of course refer you to a shoulder surgeon.

In addition to the on-site treatment services at the ORTHO EINS practice in Berlin, the treatment plan often includes physiotherapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation sports.

Additional training in osteopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture round off the treatment spectrum of the ORTHO EINS shoulder specialists in Berlin-Zehlendorf. In the case of chronic pain and illnesses, we also offer psychological coaching aimed at helping patients to deal with pain and limitations in their everyday lives in a healthy way.

Frequently asked questions


Typical symptoms of shoulder injuries are pain, stiffness and restricted movement in the shoulder area. Sometimes swelling or bruising may also occur.

If you have persistent shoulder pain, you should consult an orthopaedic specialist. Shoulder specialists are orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in the treatment of diseases and injuries of the shoulder. They can make an accurate diagnosis and recommend suitable treatment options.

Shoulder surgery makes sense if conservative treatment options such as physiotherapy, pain management or injections are no longer sufficient to alleviate the pain and limitations. Shoulder surgery is also considered if the shoulder is irreparably damaged by arthritis or injury and joint replacement surgery is necessary.

A rotator cuff injury is an injury to the tendons and muscles that stabilize the shoulder. It often occurs during repetitive movements or overhead work.

Shoulder instability occurs when the ball and socket joint and the humerus no longer fit together properly, making the shoulder unstable. This can lead to pain and other symptoms.