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Shoulder Surgery

as a specialty

Trauma Surgeon

with passion

Our office is in the Health Service Center at the Wiener Privatklinik. We are able to provide all diagnostic and examination procedures within the premises.

Private, BVAEB, KFA, SVS

Office hours

  • Tuesday:
    11:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday:
    08:00 - 12:30
  • Friday:
    08:00 - 12:30

Book appointment by phone

  • Monday - Friday:
    07:30 - 19:30
Ordinationsmanagement Alina Lorenz

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We work in the Health Service Center at the Wiener Privatklinik with an excellent medical network and state-of-the-art technology. Reliable appointment scheduling, certainty in diagnosis and therapy, and comprehensive care are the hallmarks of our practice.

In acute cases you can reach me via the concierge of the Wiener Privatklinik at
+43 1 401 800 or directly via the house service (ext. 5555).

Dr. Martin Schwarz, MSc, Prim. a.D.
Specialist for Trauma Surgery
Specialist for Orthopedics and Traumatology Shoulder Center Vienna
Surgery for shoulder, knee and sports injuries

Elective medical practice

Patients insured by BVAEB, KFA and SVS are billed directly by their health insurance provider.

Services to patients of the ÖGK are billed as private services, which can be submitted to your health insurance provider with the item numbers.

Lazarettgasse 25, 1090 Vienna
Top 3 - 1st floor

Trauma surgery and orthopedics in Vienna

As a specialist in trauma surgery, orthopedics and traumatology, Dr. Martin Schwarz is an experienced specialist in injuries and complaints of the musculoskeletal system with a focus on shoulder, knee and sports injuries.

Dr. Martin Schwarz has over 25 years of experience, including 15 years as head of the Department of Trauma Surgery of the Hospital Mistelbach-Gänserndorf, with more than 6,000 surgical procedures on the shoulder joint.

In case of an accident at a vacation resort we are available for you. It often makes sense to get a 2nd opinion and, if necessary, to have a necessary treatment performed at home. We can perform operations without further delay.

In acute cases, even if you have already visited another hospital, you can contact me through the Wiener Privatklinik at +43 1 40180-0.

Please ask for the X-ray images and contact me.

Ordination für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie in Wien

Ordination für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie in Wien

Ultraschalluntersuchung der Schulter
Ultraschalluntersuchung der Schulter

Shoulder Center

25 years of experience in shoulder surgery and more than 6.000 documented surgical procedures guarantee a comprehensive view of the most diverse therapeutic options in the entire spectrum of reconstructive joint surgery and traumatology.

The shoulder joint as a complex joint dependent on many factors has captivated me since 1992. I have successfully treated all problems of the shoulder, be it tendon ruptures, dislocations or bone fractures up to complete joint replacements on more than 6000 patients. I have perfected my experience in joint surgery in Vienna, Salzburg, in the USA and at numerous international congresses and trainings.


Dr Martin Schwarz Unfallchirurgie und Orthopaedie in Wien Spezialisierungen Schultergelenk

Shoulder joint

One in three Austrians is affected by persisting shoulder pain at least once in their life.

Dr Martin Schwarz Unfallchirurgie und Orthopaedie in Wien Spezialisierungen Ellbogengelenk

Elbow joint

Injuries and overuse injuries of the elbow joint can lead to severe pain, which is easily treatable with the right therapy.

Untersuchung eines Kniegelenks

Knee joint

The knee, for example, is the focus of many sports injuries. We can offer a very broad spectrum of therapies for the treatment of knee joint, meniscus tear, cruciate ligament replacement or cruciate ligament tear, implantation as well as interventions for all types of knee pain.

Dr Martin Schwarz Unfallchirurgie und Orthopaedie in Wien Spezialisierungen Konservative Therapien

Conservative therapies

In addition to surgical treatment, we have a selected range of conservative therapy methods, such as shock wave therapy, ACP therapy and infiltrations.

Arthroskopie der Schulter


The surgical technique of arthroscopy enables us to examine an entire joint with precisely planned, small skin incisions and perform surgery in the same session.

Dr Martin Schwarz Unfallchirurgie und Orthopaedie in Wien Spezialisierungen Endoprothetik


The joint replacement of an arthritically altered joint or in the case of bone fractures that no longer allow reconstruction is a significant advance in medicine.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions and answers

My surgery keeps getting postponed at the public hospital, can I get surgery from you?

Yes. There is the possibility with public insurance to be operated in the Vienna Private Hospital. Coverage of the procedure may vary depending on your health care provider. CoSARS tests are performed before the operation. Feel free to inquire with us regarding your options for surgery at the Vienna Private Hospital – we are happy to help.

I was examined in a public hospital but would like to be treated by you. Is that possible?

Yes. The acute trauma service at the Wiener Privatklinik can be reached 24 hours a day by calling +43 1 40180. We will gladly organize the further course of treatment.

Talk to the attending physicians on site, they will assist you in obtaining the necessary documentation. Contacting the doctor you trust will speed up this process and serve your security of continued treatment.

I have a swollen, painful knee without an accident?

In many cases, there may be a change in the menisci and cartilage. The increase of the so-called "effusion" in the knee usually leads to pain and restriction of movement. Nevertheless, as other ailments may cause similar symptoms further diagnostics and in-house examination are advised.

If you also have fever and pain, you should see a doctor as soon as possible!

I injured my knee once years ago and now it suddenly hurts again?

The rate of late or even never recognized injuries of the cruciate ligaments is unfortunately high. Often, there is a feeling of insecurity after weeks or months, which is not taken seriously and suddenly there is an acute event without external cause. Hence, swift diagnosis -and therapy are necessary. This helps to repair the damage and to prevent consequential damage.

I had an accident abroad and do not wish to have further treatment carried out there?

Travel insurances, health insurances and your insurance advisor are the contact persons to clarify return options in case of emergency. The insurance company will then arrange the coverage with us, and they will organize your return transport after we have reserved a bed for you.

My shoulder pain comes and goes, an injection treatment has been done but has not been successful?

Recurring shoulder pain is frequently pre-treated. Often, treatment is started without prior clarification by X-ray, MR or CT. This treatment has a short-term effect, but the complaints return. In such a case, exact clarification is necessary. This is best done with a MRI-scan and usually shows a tendon damage that must be repaired.

Despite surgery, my shoulder has been popping out of the shoulder joint for years?

Action is required here! An unstable shoulder can be stabilized in 88% of cases. If this is not successful, a tendon problem is the most common secondary damage. This must be prevented.

I got a painful, stiff shoulder for no apparent reason?

The so-called "frozen shoulder" is a common clinical picture. A special therapy plan is necessary to restore movement. Often, a period of pain precedes before the shoulder stiffens.

I broke my shoulder joint. I was told it could be done without surgery?

The important thing here is the exact diagnosis. Not all shoulder fractures are the same! It is true that some types of fractures can be treated conservatively, i.e. without surgery, but the exact analysis of the type of fracture by means of CT-scan and sometimes also MRI-scan is a prerequisite for making a decision.

I have had so many shoulder surgeries, but I still have pain and the problem persists?

Pack up your documents and come to us! A detailed analysis of the operations performed and often an additional ultrasound examination, which you can have performed in Dr. Schwarz's office, will provide initial clarity as to what the problem might be.

Dr. Martin Schwarz, Schulterspezialist in 1090 Wien
Dr. Martin Schwarz, Schulterspezialist in 1090 Wien

Patient feedback

More than 6.000 operations in traumatology and orthopedics guarantee an experienced approach to human diseases and injuries and their individual medical problems.

On you can read the reviews from our patients as well as leave your own.

Dr. Martin Schwarz, MSc, Prim. a.D.
Specialist for trauma surgery,
Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology Shoulder Center Vienna
Surgery for shoulder, knee and sports injuries