Prof. Hille Specialist Orthopaedics Hamburg

Prof. Dr. med. Ekkehard Hille

Specialist in orthopaedics, special orthopaedic surgery, sports orthopaedics and paediatric orthopaedics

Further information on Prof. Dr. med. Hille

1964German Youth Champion in the pentathlon at
1966 - 1972Medical studies at the universities of Göttingen and Munich, state examination in Göttingen
 Research assistant at Heidelberg University Hospital
Senior researcher at Düsseldorf University Hospital
1978Additional title: Sports medicine
1984Habilitation with the topic: Fatigue fracture of the trabecular and cortical bone - experimental and clinical investigation of adaptation and overload of the bone -.
1987Fellow-ship (England,USA,Canada) of the German-Austrian-Swiss Society for Orthopaedics
1988Appointment to the Chair of Sports Orthopaedics at the Free University of Berlin
1988 – 1989Stays abroad with Prof. Campanacci, University Hospital Bologna, Italy; with Prof. Louis, University Hospital Marseille, France and with Prof. Canadel, University Hospital Pamplona, Spain
1990 - 2020Head Physician of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery Hamburg/Barmbek/Eilbek
1990Additional title: Physical therapy
1997Additional title: Special orthopaedic surgery
2006Additional title: paediatric orthopaedics

Conservative therapy

Pain/irritation due to injuries, overloads as well as fatigue and degeneration (wear and tear) of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Soft tissues
    Muscles, fasciae, tendons, ligaments, capsules, bursae
  • Joints
    Shoulder, elbow, hand and fingers, hip, knee, foot and toes
  • Back
    Intervertebral disc & vertebral joints

Treatment approach

  • Remedy the pain/irritation
  • Elimination of shortening and hardening of the soft tissues
  • Remedying the dysfunction of the joints

Surgical therapy

In cooperation with the University/Rheumatism Clinic Bad Bramstedt


  • Osteotomy: pelvis, thigh, lower leg
  • Patellar instability / luxation
  • Capsule ligament injuries


  • Endoprosthetics hip joint & knee joint
    Primary and revision endoprosthetics


Shoulder joint

  • Shoulder impingement, subacromial bursitis
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Synovitis
  • Free joint bodies
  • Acromio-clavicular joint arthritis

Hip joint

  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Free joint bodies

Knee joint

  • Meniscus damage
  • Cartilage damage
  • Patellar instability / luxation
  • Anterior cruciate ligament rupture

Upper ankle joint

  • Cartilage damage
  • Synovitis
  • Free joint body

DGOUC - German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery

Bibliography (excerpt)

Selected, focussed (experimental, clinical, regional) publications

Book chapter

Hille E, Schulitz KP, Kablitz A, Frontzek M. (1982): Die Beeinflussung der morphologischen und mechanischen Eigenschaften des Röhrenknochens durch axiale Mehrbelastung, in: Experimentelle Studie - Osteogenese und Knochenwachstum, Stuttgart.

Hille E, Schulitz KP. (1983): The pressure and contact courses in the small vertebral joints under different functions - experimental study, in: Biomechanik der Wirbelsäule, Stuttgart.

Hille E., Schulitz KP, Stein W., Winkelmann W. (1984): Is surgery according to "Chiari" indicated in childhood?, in: Congenital hip dysplasia and hip luxation in childhood and adulthood, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Hille E, Castro WHM, Kruse O. (1990): The arthroscopic treatment of recurrent patellar luxation, in: Injuries of the Lower Extremities in Children and Adolescents, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Menkens S, Betthäuser A, Hille E. (2003): 10-year results after conservative therapy of hip maturation disorder(dysplasia) of the newborn, in: Long-term results in paediatric orthopaedics, Darmstadt.


Hille E, Schulitz KP, Henrichs C, Schneider T. (1985): Pressure and contact-surface measurements within the femoro-patellar joint and their variations following lateral release, in: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Vol. 104, pp. 275-282.

Hille E, Perzborn V, Schulitz KP. (1986): The distribution of pressure, force and contact surfaces in the hip joint. The alloplastic replacement of the acetabulum - results of practice-related basic research, 8th Munich Symposium for Experimental Orthopaedics, pp. 12-15.

Schöppe K, Hille E, Schulitz KP. (1987): The loading of the total knee arthroplasty before and after resection of the anterior cruciate ligament Results of practice-related basic research, in: 9th Munich Symposium for Experimental Research, pp.122-126.

Molsberger A, Hille E, Schulitz KP. (1987): Die Therapie der akuten und chronischen Epicondylitis humeri radialis (Tennisellenbogen) mit Akupunktur, in: Schmerz und Sport, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Hille E. (1987): Pathomechanik des Innenknöchelermüdungsbruches beim Dreispringer- experimentelle Studie, in: Hefte zur Unfallheilkunde, Nr. 189, S. 741ff.

Hille E, Schulitz KP, Linssen M. (1988): Experimental stress-induced changes in growing long bones, in: International Orthpaedics, Vol. 12, pp. 309-315.

Hille E, Nietzold A, Mietsch J, Schulitz KP,Castro WHM. (1988): The kinematics of healthy, intervertebral disc-operated as well as fused lumbar spine specimens - experimental study, Experimental principles and recent application possibilities in orthopaedics, Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart.

Hille E, Müller G. (1994): Das Lumbalsyndrom - Klinische Differenzierung pseudoradikulärer und radikulärer Schmerzen, in: Hamburger Ärzteblatt, Vol. 11, pp. 430-434.

Hille E, Betthäuser A, Mallwitz J. (1996): Shoulder instability - aetiology, pathogenesis, clinic, in: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin, Sonderheft 57, pp. 259-264.

Müller G, Hille E. (1996): Muscular imbalances in the trunk - possibilities and limits of clinical and mechanical diagnostics in sports medicine, in: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin, Vol. 47 No. 9, pp. 483-487.

Honl M, Müller V, Morlock MM, Dierk O, Betthäuser A, Müller G, Hille E, Schneider E. (1998): Age dependence of fixation strength of ACL plasty - clinical transmission of an in vitro study, in: German Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 49, Special Issue 1, pp. 233-237.

Müller G, Morlock MM, Vollmer M, Honl M, Hille E, Schneider E. (1998): Intramuscular pressure in the erector spinae and the intraabdominal pressure related to posture and loading, in: Spine, Vol. 23, No 23, pp. 2580-2590.

Spears IR, Morlock MM, Pfleiderer M, Schneider E, Hille E. (1999): The influence of friction and interference on the seating of a press fit cup - a finite element investigation, in: Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 32, pp. 1183-1189.

Spears IR, Pfleiderer M, Schneider E, Hille E, Bergmann G, Morlock MM. (2000): Interfacial conditions between a press-fit acetabular cup and bone during daily activities: implications for achieving bone in-growth, in: Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 33, pp. 1971-1977.

Honl M, Rentzsch R, Müller G, Brandt C, Hille E, Louis H, Morlock MM. (2000): The use of water-jetting technology in prosthesis revision surgery - First results of parameter studies on bone and bone cement, in: Journal of Biomedical Material Research, Vol. 53, No 6, S. 781-790.

Honl M, Dierk O, Küster JR, Müller G, Müller V, Hille E, Morlock MM. (2001): The waterjet discectomy in the microinvasive approach - invitro testing and first clinical aspects of a new procedure, in: Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und ihre Grenzgebiete, Vol. 139 No 1, pp. 45-51.

Hille E, Lampe F, Dries S. (2002): Modular cementless stem prostheses. Regular use of the revision system S-ROM in primary implantation, in: Einhorn -Presse Verlag, Reinbek, pp. 80-84.

Honl M, Carrero V, Hille E, Schneider E, Morlock MM. (2002): Bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts for the ACL reconstruction - an in vitro investigation of the mechanical behavior under static and dynamic loading conditions, in: Orthopäde Vol. 31(5), S. 514-521.

Honl M, Dierk O, Gauck C, Carrero V, Lampe F, Dries S, Quante M, Schwieger K, Hille E, Morlock MM. (2003): Comparison of robotic-assisted and manual implantation of a primary total hip replacement - a prospective study, in: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (AM) Vol. 85 A, pp. 1470-1478.

Honl M, Uebeyli H, Dierk O, Schwieger K, Rentzsch R, Carrero V, Dries S, Betthäuser A, Höpker W, Hille E, Morlock MM. (2003): The pressurised waterjet for selective ablation of the synovium- In vitro study, in: Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Vol. 141, pp. 322-327.

Quante M, Lampe F, Hauck M, Bromm B, Hille E, Lorenz J. (2003): Laser-evoked potentials: diagnostic approach to the dorsal root, in: Orthopäde, Vol. 32, S. 852-858.

Honl M, Morlock MM, Mallwitz J, Hille E, Delling G. (2003): Pelvic girdle reconstruction by spinal fusion in combination with ischial screw fixation in a case of aneurysmal bone cyst, in: Sarcoma, Vol.7, pp. 177-182.

Lampe F, Nassutt R, Gotzen N, Honl M, Dries S, Kokenge T, Morlock MM, Hille E. (2003): Load shift total hip replacement. Numerical and clinical evaluation of a new concept of adaptive stem fixation, in: Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und Grenzgebiete Vol. 141, pp. 657-664.

Sabczynski J, Dries S, Zylka W, Hille E. (2004): Image-guided reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, in: International Medical robotics and computer assisted Surgery, Vol. 1, pp. 125-132.

Schwieger K, Rentzsch R, Carrero V, Becker H, Bishop N, Hille E, Louis H, Morlock MM, Honl M. (2004): The abrasive waterjet cutting as a new procedure for cutting cancellous bone-in-vitro testing in comparison with the oscillatory saw, in: Journal of Biomechanics Materials Research, Vol. 15, 71B(2), pp. 223-228.

Westphal F, Bishop N, Honl M, Hille E, Püschel K, Morlock MM. (2006): Migration and cyclic motion of a new short-stemmed hip prosthesis - a biomechanical in-vitro study, in: Clinical Biomechanics, Vol. 21(8), pp. 834-840.

Thomsen M, Kabelka B, Hille E. (1993): Arthroscopic-surgical subacromial decompression in chronic impingement syndrome, Annual Conference of the North German Orthopaedic Association.

Mallwitz J, Hille E. (1997): Late results after clubfoot surgery, Kinderorthopädisches Symposion, Hamburg.

Flügge K, Lampe F, Quante M, Honl M, Hille E. (2000): Gelenkerhaltende Therapie bei medialer Gonarthrose Ergebnisse nach valgisierender Tibiakopfosteotomie, 48th Annual Meeting of the Association of South German Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Honl M, Lampe F, Gauck Ch, Müller G, Morlock MM, Hille E. (2000): The robot-assisted implantation of hip endoprostheses - experiences and results after 100 operations, in: Extracta orthopaedica, Issue 1, pp. 1-6.

Betthäuser A, Dries S, de Vries, Bernbeck R, Hille E. (2001): Long-term results after derotation - varization osteotomy in the treatment of congenital hip maturity disorder (dysplasia), Kinderorthopädie Symposion, Halle.

Honl M, Dierk O, Küster JR, Müller G, Müller V, Hille E, Morlock MM. (2001): The waterjet discectomy in the microinvasive approach- in-vitro testing and first clinical aspects of a new procedure, in: Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und ihre Grenzgebiete, Vol. 139 No. 1, pp. 45-51.

Honl M, Carrero V, Hille E, Schneider E, Morlock MM. (2002): Bone-patellar-tendon-bone grafts for the ACL reconstruction - an invitro investigation of the mechanical behaviour under static and dynamic loading conditions, in: Orthopäde 31 (5), S. 514-521.

Shekerchi F, Dries S, Quante M, Hille E. (2003): Clinical and radiological follow-up of triple osteotomy for hip dysplasia, in: Annual Meeting of the North German Orthopaedic Association, Kiel.

Dries S, Sufi-Siavach A, Lampe F, Hille E. (2005): Mobile versus fixed bearing in cruciate retaining, computer assisted total knee surface replacement - preliminary results of a randomized, double blind study, Annual Meeting of the North German Orthopaedic Association.

Gatzka C, Schilling JP, Dierk O, Hille E. (2005): Lumbar spinal stenosis- operative treatment and outcome in 60 patients, Annual Meeting of the North German Orthopaedic Association.

Hellmers N, Böthig H, Betthäuser A, Hille E. (2005): The inferior capsular shift according to Neer in the operative treatment of the multidirectional instability of the shoulder with special reference to the laxity, Annual Meeting of the North German Orthopaedic Association.

Hille E. (2006): 10 year results after decompression with and without vertebral body fusion, Eilbeker Wirbelsäulensymposion, Hamburg.

Hille E, Dries S. (2010): Femoro-acetabular Impingement - Diagnostics / Therapy, Orthopädisches Symposion Hamburg-Eilbek.

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