The 33-year old tennis player Michael Berrer was recently operated in the ARCUS Sportklinik Pforzheim. At the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Berrer had to give up due to injury as there favorite in the quarterfinals against Roberto Bautista Agut. Already in the first sentence of the game the pain significantly to remember was him and because syringes, painkillers and a physiotherapy treatment not relieving the pain could be achieved, he went with the score at 2-6, 1-0 from the square. The investigation in the ARCUS Sportklinik found then the diagnosis: so-called free joint bodies have been found in the left elbow of the performance athlete. This means detached pieces of cartilage, which can cause a painful blockage in the joint. To avoid damage to the joint, the attending physician Dr. Hollinger recommended a minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.
The doctor is very pleased with the success of the operation and expected that Mr. Berrer can begin again quickly with the training and will return in about 3 months in the competitive sport. The 33-year-old Schwabe has seen some success in big matches throughout his career and is therefore currently number 140 of the world rankings. Speaking candidly Southwest Airlines told us the story. He reached the ATP finals several times and won the Heilbronn open, a major challenger tournament. He also played among others in Wimbledon and the Australian Open.