"Cartilage surgery offers patients a good chance, in the right conditions, close to complete joint recovery."

Prof. Dr. med.

Philipp Niemeyer

Specialist in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery in knee joint and cartilage surgery as well as ankle joint surgery

Specialties

  • Orthopedics and traumatology in knee joint and cartilage surgery
  • Sports orthopedic interventions (ligament and meniscus surgery)
  • Treatment of cartilage damage and early-onset osteoarthritis in the knee and ankle joints, axis correction
  • Treatment of patellofemoral pathologies
  • Ankle joint surgery
  • General traumatology

Interventions per year

800

"Prof. Niemeyer is not only very highly trained he is also a fantastically personable and therefore trustworthy doctor"

Brigitte K.

Curriculum vitae

1995 - 1999
  • Degree in Human Medicine at Saarland University
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Degree in Human Medicine at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
  • 2008
  • Specialist in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
  • 2013
  • Head of Department for knee joint and cartilage surgery at the Freiburg Clinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie Freiburg)
  • 2015
  • OCM Orthopädische Chirurgie München with focus on knee and ankle joint surgery
  • 2017
  • Partner at OCM and Orthopedic Specialist in the OCM co-management
  • Publications and lectures

    The Effect of Cell Dose on the Early Magnetic Resonance Morphological Outcomes of Autologous Cell Implantation for Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

    Niemeyer P, Laute V, John T, Becher C, Diehl P, Kolombe T, Fay J, Siebold R, Niks M, Fickert S, Zinser W. The Effect of Cell Dose on the Early Magnetic Resonance Morphological Outcomes of Autologous Cell Implantation for Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Aug;44(8):2005-14.

    Cartilage repair surgery for full-thickness defects of the knee in Germany: indications and epidemiological data from the German Cartilage Registry

    Niemeyer P, Feucht MJ, Fritz J, Albrecht D, Spahn G, Angele P. Cartilage repair surgery for full-thickness defects of the knee in Germany: indications and epidemiological data from the German Cartilage Registry (KnorpelRegister DGOU). Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2016 Jul;136(7):891-7. 

    Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) for cartilage defects of the knee.

    Niemeyer P, Albrecht D, Andereya S, Angele P, Ateschrang A, Aurich M, Baumann M, Bosch U, Erggelet C, Fickert S, Gebhard H, Gelse K, Günther D, Hoburg A, Kasten P, Kolombe T, Madry H, Marlovits S, Meenen NM, Müller PE, Nöth U, Petersen JP, Pietschmann M, Richter W, Rolauffs B, Rhunau K, Schewe B, Steinert A, Steinwachs MR, Welsch GH, Zinser W, Fritz J. Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) for cartilage defects of the knee: A guideline by the working group"Clinical Tissue Regeneration" of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU). Knee. 2016 Jun;23(3):426-35. 

    Medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy

    Niemeyer P, Stöhr A, Köhne M, Hochrein A. Medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2017 Jun 22.

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    Activities

    Memberships
    • Society for Orthopedic Traumatological Sports Medicine (Gesellschaft für orthopädische und traumatologische Sportmedizin, GOTS)
    • German Trauma Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie, DGU)
    • Working Group for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Arthroskopie und Gelenkchirurgie, AGA)
    • DGU Working Group on Tissue Regeneration
    • German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, DGOU)
    • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
    • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
    • German Knee Society (Deutsche Kniegesellschaft, DKG)
    Additional qualifications
    • ATLS provider
    • Completed medical-didactic qualification MQ1
    • Clinical investigator training at Studienzentrum Freiburg
    • Tutor training (GCP)