Prof. Dr. Jürgen Höher

Specialist for Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery, Sports Medicine, and M-Doctor

Specialist Training

Surgery/Special Trauma Surgery at the surgical department of the University in Cologne-Merheim (Prof. H. Troidl, Prof. T. Tiling)
Fellowship, Department for Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, USA (Prof. Freddie Fu)

Professional Experience

Head Physician of the Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology Section, Charité University Hospital, Berlin
Founder and Head Physician, SPORTSCLINIC COLOGNE, Practice for Sports Traumatology and Joint Surgery, Cologne
Medical Director and Head Physician, Klinik Links vom Rhein, Cologne-Rodenkirchen

Research Focus

  • Treatment of knee ligament injuries
  • Treatment of meniscus injuries, meniscus-preserving surgeries
  • Patient safety
  • Rehabilitation after knee surgeries

Teaching & Public Activities

  • Lecturer at the Private University of Witten-Herdecke
  • Arthroscopy Instructor for the German-speaking Arthroscopy Association (AGA)
  • Member of the Ligament Expert Group of the German Knee Society (DKG)
  • Team Doctor, Women’s Handball Bundesliga, Tus 04 Bayer Leverkusen
  • Caring for numerous sports clubs and elite athletes

Operative Focus

  • Arthroscopic and complex interventions on the knee joint
  • Ligament reconstructions (anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, collateral ligaments, patella)
  • Meniscus preservation and replacement
  • Cementless, unilateral (unicompartmental) knee joint replacement

Sporting Activities

Cycling, Skiing, Pilates, Yoga

Additional Information

Year of birth 1961, married, three children


  • FOCUS Knee Specialist – In 2023, FOCUS Magazine conducted an extensive survey listing the top 80 knee experts in Germany. Among them was Prof. Dr. Höher for the Cologne area.
  • Certified Instructor of the AGA (Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery)