Karsten Labs
Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery – Sports Medicine
Director Department of Movement Surgery, Head of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Sports Medicine

PD Dr. med. Karsten Labs

  • Minimal invasive and reconstructive shoulder, elbow,knee, ankle and hip surgery
  • Joint preserving surgery in osteoarthritis (HTO)
  • Cartilage repair and transplantation
  • Shoulder stabilzation and cuff repair
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Sports medicine

Full Spectrum

  • Trauma and emergency surgery
  • Posttraumatic deformities including pseudarthosis of fractures
  • Primary and revision joint replacement of the shoulder
  • Periprosthetic infections and osteomyelitis
  • Degenerative joint diseases
  • Arthroscopic & minimal invasive surgery of hip, knee, ankle, shoulder elbow & wrist joint
  • Conservative treatment of muscle injuries, overuse syndromes and pain syndromes


  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • CT- and MRI scan
  • Gait analysis
  • 3-D spine analysis
  • Microbiology & histology
  • Sports performance tests


  • ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) of all kind of fractures
  • Arthroscopic joint treatment
  • Joint replacement
  • Treatment with autolgous conditioned plasma
  • Cartilage repair
  • Joint preserving surgery

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2017
Director, Department of Movement Surgery, Head of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Vivantes Humboldt Hospital, Berlin, Germany

2005 - 2016
Director, Orthopaedic Department, Asklepios Hospital, Birkenwerder, Germany

1998 - 2004
Senior Physician at Orthopaedic University Hospital Charité, Berlin, Germany

1993 - 1994
Fellowship Orthopaedic Oncology, Graduate Hospital Philadelphia, USA

1991 - 1997
Resident at Orthopaedic University Hospital Charité, Berlin, Germany

1985 - 1991
Medical school at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany



  • German speaking society of arthroscopic surgery (AGA)
  • European society of sports traumatology, knee surgery & arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • German society of shoulder and elbow surgery (DVSE)
  • Arthrex® Scientific Board (ASB)

Awards & Honors

  • 2001 ISAKOS Award
  • „Navigated ACL-Surgery with the Navitrak-System“
  • Honour Membership of Portuguese, Czech and Taiwan Arthroscopic Society