Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim

Cologne, Germany

Department of Orthopedics, Emergency Surgery and Sports Traumatology

Bertil Bouillon

Prof. Dr. med.

Bertil Bouillon

Specialized in: traumatology, orthopedics, emergency surgery, sports traumatology

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The Department of Orthopedics, Emergency Surgery and Sports Traumatology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Bertil Bouillon, focuses not only on emergency surgery and sports traumatology, which traditionally have an excellent reputation and interregional importance, but also on the development of orthopedics, joint replacement and joint surgery. Nowadays this field of medicine is the most successful and highly-efficient in the Cologne region.   

Within the outpatient counseling on joint replacement, the specialists of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Bertil Bouillon offer patients individual consultations on all possible conservative and surgical treatment options. The surgery to replace hip and knee joints is performed by means of the cutting-edge medical techniques, including computer navigation. In addition, there are used the most advanced intraoperative imaging techniques. The Section of Orthopedicas and Joint Replacement at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim has gained the worldwide attention through the preparation and performance of the first i-Pod navigated endoprosthesis implantation in the world.

The high-quality treatment of the Department of Orthopedics is proved by a number of certificates. According to the specific quality control (QSR) of the General Health Insurance Fund, in the field of artificial hip and knee joint implantation, the Hospital Cologne-Merheim is the only clinic in Cologne, which is included in the list of top specialized clinics in Rhineland. The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Bertil Bouillon was also certified by the German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma as the Maximum Medical Care Center in the field of hip and knee joint replacement.  

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Orthopedics, Emergency Surgery and Sports Traumatology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim are

  • Arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery
  • Arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery
  • Sports traumatology
  • Endoprosthetics (joint replacement: hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, including prosthesis replacement)
  • Foot surgery
  • Hip preservation surgery / hip arthroscopy
  • Traumatology, treatment of traumas, severely injured patients – the certified interregional Trauma Center
  • Pelvic and spine surgery
  • Tumor surgery
  • Treatment of osteomyelitis / septic surgery
  • Intensive care medicine (interdisciplinary surgical Intensive Care Unit)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Central emergency room (24/7 emergency medical care)

The main pediatric focuses of the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim are:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of (congenital) rheumatic diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders in infancy, childhood and school age
  • Pediatric traumatology in collaboration with the Department of Pediatric Medicine
  • Diagnosis and treatment of growth disorders

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