Orthopädie im GesundheitsZentrum Kelkheim
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Dr./Univ. Libre de Bruxelles Heino Kniffler

Specialist in orthopedics, rheumatology and sports medicine

Education and clinical training:

1979-1986 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgien

1979-1986 Studied human medicine at the Université Libre in Brussels, Belgium

1986-1990 Training in the Surgical Clinic of the Städtische Krankenanstalt (Municipal Hospital) in Cologne-Holweide, Cologne

1990-1994 Resident training in the Orthopedic Clinic of the St. Franziskus Hospital in Cologne

1994-1999 Senior physician in-charge and deputy chief of staff at the Orthopedic Clinic of the Bundesknappschaftskrankenhaus (Federal Miners’ Social Insurance Hospital) in Puettlingen/Saar

Professional Qualifications:

1995 Specialist in orthopedics

1997 Area of specialization: Rheumatology

1999-2005 Orthopedic practice in Kekheim/Taunus with hospital privileges

Since 2005 Orthopedist in the private orthopedic group practice and medical clinic of Drs. Kniffler, Richter and Carsten Dehler in Gesundheitszentrum Kelkheim

Area of specialization: 

Shoulder surgery, Ambulatory surgery in OP-Zentrum Kelkheim
Hospital privileges at the St. Josef Krankenhaus, Koenigstein

Supplementary certifications:

Sports medicine, chiropractic therapy, osteology, specialized pain management and casualty doctor for the Berufsgenossenschaft (Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention)

Member of the following associations:

German Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (DGOT)
Professional Association of Specialists in Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery (BVOU)
German Association of Orthopedic Foot Surgery (DAF)
German Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Arthroscopy (AGA)
International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
Professional Association of Ambulatory Surgery (BAO)
Professional Association of Attending Physicians (BDB)
German Society of Osteology (DVO)
Hessian Regional Association of Ambulatory Surgery (LAOH)
Hessian Network of Orthopedists (NHO)


Personal contact


continue to Dr. Klaus-Wolfgang Richter


T 06195 . 6772 400
F 06195 . 6772 444

Orthopädie im GesundheitsZentrum
Frankenallee 1
D-65779 Kelkheim


Opening Hours

Monday through Thursday

8.00 AM – 1.00 PM & 2.00 – 6.00 PM


8.00 AM – 3 PM

Please make an appointment


Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Ambulatory at OP-Zentrum Kelkheim and stationary at the Private Clinic Kelkheim

Wednesday and Thursday

Stationary at the St. Josef Clinic, Königstein

Dr. Hein Kniffler