Prof. Dr. Maurice Balke

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


Medical studies at the University of Cologne
Practice for Sports Traumatology and Joint Surgery, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Höher, Cologne
General Orthopedics and Tumor Orthopedics, University Hospital Münster
Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, and Sports Traumatology, Köln-Merheim Hospital, University of Witten/Herdecke

Areas of Focus

Arthroscopic procedures on all joints, especially shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle
Conservative and surgical treatment of sports injuries


  • Certified Instructor of AGA (Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery)
  • Certified Knee Surgeon of DKG (German Knee Society)
  • Certified Shoulder Surgeon of DVSE (D-A-CH Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
  • Chairman of the “Guidelines and Evaluation” Commission of DVSE
  • Local Medical Officer (LMO) for the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Cologne, Mannheim, and Gelsenkirchen in 2010
  • Member of the “Meniscus and Cartilage” Committee of DKG
  • Traveling Fellow of AGA with Shoulder Specialists in the USA in 2013
  • Member of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), Professional Association for Arthroscopy (BVASK), Society for Orthopedic Traumatological Sports Medicine (GOTS)
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of the journals “Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine” of the “American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine” and “International Journal of Orthopedics”
  • Reviewer for numerous scientific journals, including serving as a regular reviewer for the “American Journal of Sports Medicine” and the journal “Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy” of ESSKA
  • Founding member of Surfmedizin e.V.
  • Expert Advisory Board of BetterDoc


List of Publications

Sports Activities

Combat sports, weightlifting, surfing/SUP, skateboarding/longboarding

Sports Support

CFB Ford Niehl
CAGE MMA Cologne, ALL-IN MMA Cologne, Combat Club Cologne
MUSADO Taekwondo Cologne
FLEXX Fitness