Helios Klinik

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Kendoff
Chefarzt Zentrum für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Kendoff
Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Kendoff

Associate Professor Daniel Kendoff, MD, PhD, worked for many years as an attending orthopaedic surgeon at the ENDO-Klinik, in Hamburg. He fulfilled a previous fellowship at the ENDO-Klinik and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), New York, after finishing his residency in the orthopaedic trauma department at Hannover, Germany.

His clinical focus is primary and revision total knee and hip replacement and complex reconstructive orthopaedic trauma cases. The ENDO Klinik currently performs over 6000 total joint replacements and 1000 spinal interventions per year. Besides the clinical involvement, Dr. Kendoff became the scientific director of the ENDO Klinik in 2011. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles, written 9 book chapters and gained his "venia legendi" and associate professorship in the Hannover Medical School (MHH) in 2008.

His research includes all clinical arthroplasty science, as well numerous basic science studies in the complete field of orthopaedics, trauma and reconstructive surgery. This also includes the involvement of new technologies like computer assisted surgery (CAS), robotics and intra-operative 3-D imaging. Since 2001 he has focused in the clinical and research topic of CAS in orthopaedic surgery. He has been an active instructor of the AO, OTA, AAOS, ORS and given lectures at all relevant meetings in USA, Europe and Germany. Since 2009 he focused also on clinical investigation of modern blood management, oral antithrombotics and outcome of revisions for sepsis in one- and two-staged procedures in total joint care.

Postdoctoral Training:

  • 2001-2007
    Residency, Trauma Department, Hannover Medical School (MHH)
  • 2008
    Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
  • 2008
    Associate Professor Hannover Medical School
  • 2009
    Fellowship Joint Replacement, Endo Klinik Hamburg, Germany
  • 2010
    Attending ENDO Klinik Hamburg, Germany
  • 2015
    Surgeon in Chief Berlin

Major Clinical and Research Experience and Interests

  • Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)
  • Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Unicondylar Knee Replacement (including Navigated and Robotic)
  • Clinical studies on THA and TKA

Scientific Work

  • 150 Medline/Pubmed listed publications (April 2011)
  • 121 international congress abstracts (AAOS, OTA, ORS, DGU, DGOOC, EFFORT, CAOS Intern)
  • 9 book chapters
  • 7 own books
  • Daniel Kendoff is one of the authors on the recently published Focus on:
    One stage exchange arthorplasty: the devil is in the detail


  • Chief Medical Centre Orthopedics; Traumatology Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch
  • Oberarzt Helios ENDO Clinic Hamburg
  • Specialist Helios ENDO Clinic Hamburg
  • Fellowship Orthopaedic Department Hospital for Special Surgery New York, USA
  • Medical Assistant Hannover Medical School Hannover


  • 1997
    Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1997-2001
    University of Essen
  • 1998
    Emergency Medicine: Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • 1999
    Elective Orthopaedic Surgery: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
  • 2001
    Graduated from University of Essen
  • 2001
    Internship Orthopaedic Surgery: Baylor College. Houston Texas, USA
  • 2001
    Sub-Internship, Orthopaedic Dept, New York University, NY, USA

Clinical & Research Interests

  • Joint replacement of the knee joint (knee TEP)
  • Partial joint replacement of the knee joint (Sled Prosthesis)
  • Joint replacement of the hip (hip TEP)
  • Clinical trials for hip and knee TEP
  • Exchange operations on hip and knee joint
  • Periprosthetic infection (PPI) and exchange operations
  • Navigation + Robotics in joint replacement

Scientific works (publications)

  • 180 listed Medline / Pubmed Publications (July 2016)
  • 182 international congress abstracts (AAOS, OTA, ORS, DGU, DGOOC, EFORT, CAOS, SICOT, ESSKA ....)
  • 2 own books (Editor)
  • 14 book contributions

Reviewer of scientific journals

  • Bone & Joint Journal
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Research
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am)
  • Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Central European Journal of Medicine
  • International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
  • Journal of Computer Aided Surgery
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering


Robotic Surgery Periprosthetic Joint Infections