Dr. Ulrich Lanz. Spezialist fur Schulterchirugie und Sportorthopadie

Dr. Ulrich Lanz

Service Range

Dr. Ulrich Lanz is a specialist in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery. His specialist fields are the shoulder joint, its conservative, non-invasive and surgical treatment, and sports orthopaedics.

Dr. Ulrich Lanz keeps up-to-date with the latest scientific and technological trends through attending advanced training and further education courses on a regular basis to ensure the best possible treatments for his patients.

Languages: German, English, French, Italian


The shoulder connects the arm with the torso and consists of the major shoulder joint, the minor shoulder joints and the shoulder girdle, which is made up of the scapula and collar bone. The main shoulder joint is the most mobile ball-and-socket joint in the human body. It is primarily held in place by muscles and tendons, rather than by bones and ligaments and, thus, can be moved along all three planes and axes. However, this extraordinary degree of mobility also includes a high level of susceptibility to injury and wear-and-tear – not only in the case of athletes or the elderly.

Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Rotator cuff reconstruction
  • Shoulder instability (labrum refixation/arthroscopic latarjet)
  • AC separation (separated shoulder)
  • Impingement treatment
  • Artificial, partial joint replacement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Surgical nerve exposure

Open Surgery

  • Artificial joint (endoprosthesis)
  • InSpace balloon
  • Muscle transfer surgery

Sports Orthopaedics

Movement – and, thus, sport – has a major influence on the physical and psychological health of all human beings. Everyone should do physical activity appropriate to maintaining or improving his or her health, regardless of age and fitness level. Sports medicine deals precisely with the effect of physical activity on healthy and unhealthy individuals and, thus, connects sports and medicine at the highest levels.

The diagnosis of sports injuries and the prevention and treatment of injuries caused during or as a result of sport-related activities – in other words, sports orthopaedics – are an intrinsic part of sports medicine. Typical injuries include fatigue fractures or symptoms caused by specific strains, such as tennis elbow or runner’s knee etc. The decision whether to treat the condition conservatively or surgically depends on each individual case.

  • Manual medicine
  • Acute and chronic injuries and stress syndromes in all joints
Arthroscopic suture of the rotator cuff: live surgery, shoulder specialists Dr. U. Lanz and Dr. L. Lafosse in Annecy, France
Shoulder specialist Dr. U. Lanz treats tense shoulder blade during the European Track and Field Championships in Turin, Italy.