Krankenhaus Nordwest

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Partial resection for osteosarcoma (bone cancer) (program ID: 34385)

Christoph Rangger

Prof. Dr. med.

Christoph Rangger

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Spine Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, traumatology, orthopedics

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Seit 2006 Chefarzt der Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfall-, und Wirbelsäulenchirurgie am Krankenhaus Nordwest, akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Seit 2006 Erwerb der neuen Facharztbezeichnung Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
  • Seit 2006 Tätigkeit als Prüfer für das Fach Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie bei der Landesärztekammer Frankfurt am Main
  • 2003-2006 Ordentlicher Universitätsprofessor für Unfallchirurgie der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • 2000 Übernahme der Leitung der Universitätsklinik für Unfallchirurgie der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • Seit 1998 Außerordentlicher Professor für Unfallchirurgie der Medizinischen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 1998 Habilitation an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Leopold Franzens Universität Innsbruck mit dem Thema „ Experimentelle, diagnostische und klinische Erkenntnisse bei Verletzungen des vorderen Kreuzbandes und der Menisci“
  • 1995-1998 Wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 1988-1995 Facharztausbildung an der Universitätsklinik für Unfallchirurgie Leopold Franzens Universität Innsbruck / Österreich und an der University of California / San Diego USA
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

At the Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Spinal Surgery all diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system are treated. All the modern procedures of osteosynthesis of bones, joints, pelvis and bones of the spine are fulfilled here. Conservative and surgical concepts of the therapy after muscle injuries, tendons and ligaments are available.

Injuries of nerves and vessels are treated in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery and Vascular Surgery.

The range of services for orthopedic treatment includes the treatment of osteoarthritis, including the ability to replace all major joints, detection and treatment of congenital and acquired defects as well as the treatment of orthopedic diseases of hands and feet.

In the treatment of the spine conservative and surgical methods for the treatment of acute and chronic diseases are used.

For the diagnosis and treatment, the latest and the most modern technologies are used:

  • Arthroscopy and surgery with arthroscopic control
  • Surgical microscope
  • Laser surgery
  • Endoscopic removal of the hernia of intervertebral disks
  • Minimally invasive technique
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Intraoperative fluoroscopy using a mobile thermal imager
  • Intraoperative image in 3-D technique
  • Angle-stable implants
  • Titanium implants
  • Computerized planning of the operations

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of the tumor
  • CT/MRI scan 
  • preoperative care
  • partial tumor resection
  • microbiological and histological examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

The clinic is an academic hospital in the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Clinic includes ten departments and four specialized centers, and successfully implements the concept of patient-oriented medicine.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.