Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology | Treatment in Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach | Departments. Germany | BookingHealth
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Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology - Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach

Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach

Moenchengladbach, Germany
Department id # 114149
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Dr. med. Thomas Kruppa
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology
Specialized in: adult and pediatric orthopedics, traumatology

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology at Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology at the Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach is part of the specialized Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, whose medical team consists of highly qualified orthopedists, traumatologists, and spinal surgeons. The department offers modern diagnostics and treatment of the entire range of musculoskeletal diseases. The department's field of ​​competence includes the treatment of injuries of varying severity. The therapeutic options cover both conservative measures and surgical interventions, which are mainly performed using sparing minimally invasive techniques. The treatment concept is based on the comprehensive approach – from the use of conservative methods to physiotherapeutic procedures the day after surgery. The Head Physician of the department is Dr. med. Thomas Kruppa.

Of particular interest to the department's orthopedists is joint replacement surgery, particularly the knee and hip endoprosthetics. Most of these operations are performed using minimally invasive techniques, which allow the patient to restore mobility in the shortest possible time and return to his everyday life. Only high-quality endoprostheses from leading manufacturers are used in clinical practice.

An experienced team of trauma doctors is available in the department around the clock. In addition to emergency medical care, the specialists in this field have excellent qualifications in planned complex operations on the joints. The key attention in the field of traumatology is paid to the treatment of bone fractures of varying severity in adults and children, the surgical correction of abnormal bone adhesion after fractures, septic bone tissue surgery, etc.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Orthopedics
    • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of large joints (joint-preserving interventions and joint replacement surgery)
    • Surgical treatment of foot diseases
    • Arthroscopic interventions
    • Hand surgery
    • Surgical treatment of rheumatic lesions of bones and joints
    • Diagnostics and treatment of orthopedic diseases in children
    • Diagnostics and treatment of osteoporosis
    • Minimally invasive interventions on the joints
    • Revision interventions on the joints
    • Special forms of diagnostics and therapy
      • Sports medicine
      • CT-guided infiltration and biopsy
      • Bone and joint punctures
      • Physiotherapy
      • Balneotherapy
    • Pain therapy
    • Manual therapy
  • Traumatology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of bone fractures in adults and children
    • Diagnostics and treatment of sports injuries
    • Diagnostics and treatment of various injuries in children
    • Emergency medical care, including for seriously injured patients
    • Septic bone surgery for bone infections (osteomyelitis)
    • Cartilage transplant
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Higher Education and Professional Career

  • 1993 - 2000 Human medicine studies at the University of Hamburg. Internships abroad: University of Sydney in Australia and University of Cape Town in South Africa.
  • 2001 - 2002 Assistant Physician, Department of Orthopedics, Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg; Research Fellow, Technical University of Hamburg.
  • 2003 - 2006 Assistant Physician, Center for Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics, Section of Sports Trauma Surgery, Louis Pasteur University Hospital, Strasbourg, France.
  • 2006 Doctorate, Philipps University of Marburg. Thesis subject: "Stability of proximally fixed hip arthroplasty – a biomechanical study."
  • 2007 - 2009 Senior Physician, Department of Orthopedics, Klagenfurt Hospital, Austria.
  • 2010 - 2011 Senior Physician, Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, ATOS Clinic Heidelberg.
  • 2012 - 2016 Senior Physician, Department of Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Arthroplasty Center, Hospital Augustinerinnen Cologne.
  • 2017 - 2020 Head of the Maximum Care Arthroplasty Center, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, St. Augustin Hospital Dueren.
  • Since 2021 Head of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach.


  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Certificate from the German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE).
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certificate, University Hospital RWTH Aachen.
  • Healthcare Management Certificate, Mibeg Institute in Cologne.

Clinical Qualifications

  • Board Certification in Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics.
  • Qualification in Special Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Qualification in Special Trauma Surgery.
  • Qualification in Sports Medicine.
  • Qualification in Manual Medicine.
  • Theoretical Foundations in Radiation Protection.
  • Technical Expert for the Certification of Arthroplasty Centers.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU).
  • German Society for Endoprosthetics (AE).
  • German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE).
  • Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery Working Group (AGA).
  • Association of Head Orthopedic and Traumatologists (VLOU).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach