Prof. Dr. med. Peter Hertel

Specialist in Surgery and Trauma Surgery

Surgical and conservative therapy of injuries and diseases of the knee joint

Range of Medical Services
Meniscus, cartilage, cruciate ligament surgery, endoprosthetics, general trauma surgery-orthopedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament reconstruction

Contact / Consultation Hours
Klinik Sanssouci Consultation Center Potsdam

Helene-Lange-Straße 11
14469 Potsdam
✆ +49 (0) 331 280 87 200
🖷 +49 (0) 331 280 87 209

More Information
Biological cruciate ligament replacement without foreign material (video in German)

Prof. Dr. Hertel was honored as co-founder of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). (PDF in German: Interview in ESSKA Newsletter 12/2018)

  • Former Chief Physician of the Trauma Surgery Department of the Martin Luther Hospital Berlin
  • Development of a biological anatomical double-bundle method for the reconstruction of the torn anterior cruciate ligament using the patient’s own tissue without foreign material (screw-free Pressfit method according to Hertel)
  • Surgical treatment of numerous sports professionals (German Soccer League, German Basketball League, e.g. ALBA Berlin, German Handball League)


  • German-speaking Working Group for Arthroscopy (AGA), founding member
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), founding member
  • German Society for Trauma Surgery (DGU)
  • Berlin Surgical Society


  • Listed in the Focus list of physicians among the 63 highly recommended knee specialists in Germany.
  • 1999 – President of the German Society for Trauma Surgery
  • 1994 – President of the 6th ESSKA Congress in Berlin
  • 1992 – President of the AGA Congress in Berlin
  • 1984 – President of the 1st ESSKA Congress in Berlin