Our mission

The German society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE) aims to support an ethical practice of an evidence-based, high-quality and cost-transparent medicine in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery. The purpose of the society is to promote science, education and patient care within the area of shoulder and elbow pathologies. 

Physical examination techniques

Based on a thorough literature analysis, committees of experts have analyzed the most important physical examination techniques of shoulder and elbow and compiled the most recent and recommendable tests in an overview. All tests are explained in pictures and for some video documentation is provided.


The DVSE has a variety of scientific prizes and offers its members national and international travel scholarships. The prizes and scholarships for 2018 are now announced. We are looking forward to numerous applications.
In addition, in 2018, the DVSE supports 5 colleagues with a cost participation of 500 euros per participant for the EbM seminar in Wintherthur.

Young forum

The Young Forum of the DVSE is an association of medical students from Germany and Austria with an interest in shoulder and elbow surgery. It was founded in 2010 and since then is led by students.

The Forum for Residents of the DVSE

The Forum for Residents of the DVSE was established as a platform for medical doctors, who have finished their medical school and are now on their way to becoming a specialist in shoulder and elbow surgery. The aim is to provide a continuing education and professional development from the Young Forum to becoming a shoulder and elbow surgeon certified by the DVSE

Annual congress

Due to the current situation the 2021 annual congress needs to be postponed to early summer 2022.
The final date could not be fixed yet.
Further informations will be announced via newsletter and homepage
All future DVSE annual congresses will be postponed for another year.
Details can be found under "NEWS" | "Current DVSE Congress".

You can also find more information at: www.dvse-kongress.de

Find a Shoulder- /Elbow Surgeon

Here colleagues and patients have the possibility to find DVSE-certified shoulder and elbow surgeons.

Find a member

If you are a colleague or patient looking for the name or location of a DVSE member, you will find them here.

Current appointments

6th Basel Elbow Course

28.01.2022 (Friday)

Theorie: Binnenstrukturen: 0,5 Stunden; Extrinsische Strukturen: 2,5 Stunden; Kubitalarthrose: 0,5 Stunden; Frakturen: 1,25 Stunden

Praxis: Offene und arthroskopische Ellenbogenchirurgie: 8,75 Stunden; Endoprothetik Ellenbogen: 2,5 Stunden; Frakturversorgung Schulter/Ellenbogen: 1 Stunde

X. International Innsbruck anatomy course on surgery of the shoulder

07.02.2022 (Monday)

Theorie: Subakromialraum: 1,5 Stunden; Glenohumeralgelenk: 0,75 Stunden; Frakturen: 1,5 Stunden

Praxis: Offene und arthroskopische Schulterchirurgie: 9,5 Stunden; Endoprothetik Schulter: 4,5 Stunden

19. Arthroskopie- und Diagnostik-Kurs Wolkenstein

19.02.2022 (Saturday)

Theorie: Schulter (Basis): 3 Stunden; Subakromialraum: 2,25 Stunden; Glenohumeralgelenk: 1 Stunde; Binnenstrukturen: 1,25 Stunden; Extrinsische Strukturen: 1,5 Stunden; Frakturen: 0,5 Stunden