Prof. Dr. Werner Ploetz

Consultant Orthopedic & Trauma Surgeon

Languages Spoken

English & German

Prof. Dr. Werner Ploetz, a Visiting Consultant at Adam Vital Hospital in Dubai is a world-renowned Senior Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon from Germany with more than 30 years of experience. He specialises in all kinds of Knee and Hip Replacement surgeries having performed more than 20,000 successful joint and bone tumour surgeries on patients from across the globe to date. He has worked in several prestigious hospitals in Germany and the UAE and frequently operates on patients from Europe, Russia and the Gulf region. Prof. Dr. Ploetz is a Top Joint Replacement Surgeon of choice for VVIPs from across the world.

He serves as a global expert and scientific advisor for Complex Knee & Hip Arthroplasties. By association with Adam Vital Hospital-a Specialised Orthopaedic and Neuro Spine Facility in Dubai, Prof. Dr. Werner brings the best of German medicine to the Gulf region for comprehensive Knee & Hip care.

Prof. Dr. Werner Ploetz was more than 20 years until 2022 the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology at the prestigious BARMHERZIGE BRUEDER Krankenhaus Munchen, top most Hospital in Munich (Germany) for the diagnosis and treatment of Musculoskeletal Diseases. He was also the Director of Maximum Care Endoprosthesis Center (EPZmax) & Trauma Center, a Global Center of Excellence that boasts more than 15 years of successful clinical experience in Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery using the most advanced techniques. Prof. Dr. Ploetz’s Department performed more than 4000 operations annually.


Educational Qualifications :

  • German Board in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (FACHARTZ, 1982)
  • Residency in Orthopaedics at Technical University in Munich (1985-1990)
  • Research Fellowship at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University, USA (1990-1991)
  • MD Sports Medicine (2000)

Appointments & Associations :

  • Chief of Maximum Care Endoprosthesis Center since 2014.
  • Chief of Clinic of Orthopaedic surgery in the Hospital “Barmherzige Bruder Munchen” since 2000.
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Technical University of Munich since 2001 and Vice-Director of the Orthopaedic Clinic since 1995.
  • Chair of Orthopaedic Clinic at the Medical University in Lubeck since 1997.

Areas of Expertise

  • Partial Knee Replacement (OXFORD System)
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthroplasty & Revision Arthroplasty
  • Hip & Knee Arthroscopy
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Tumor Surgery


  • Published 65 articles in Scientific journals
  • Published 33 articles in medical books
  • Editor of two books dealing with Orthopedic Surgery (Limb Salvage 1998 and Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery 2003).
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