PAN Klinik

Cologne, Germany

Rotator cuff Injury diagnosis (program ID: 36557)

Paul J. Altmann

Paul J. Altmann

Department of Hand and Foot Surgery

Specialized in: surgery, traumatology, hand surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1969 Studium Biologie später Humanmedizin Universität zu Köln
  • 1976 Staatsexamen; wissenschaftl. HK: Institut für Anatomie der Universität zu Köln
  • 1977-1978 Medizinalassistent in Gynäkologie, Innere Medizin im St.Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Köln-Hohenlind sowie Urologie, Unfall- und Handchirurgie im Städt. Klinikum Leverkusen
  • 16.07.1978 Approbation als Arzt
    • wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit chirurgische Universitätsklinik Köln-Lindenthal
  • Seit 1.12.1978 Ausbildung zum Facharzt für Chirurgie im Städt. Krankenhaus Leverkusen,Abteilung für Allgemeinchirurgie, Prof. Dr. K .H. Grözinger sowie Abteilung für Unfall-, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie Dr. Rahmel.
  • 1979/1980 Truppenarzt im Sanitätszentrum Bundeswehr/Luftwaffe LeKG41/JaBoG41 Husum
  • 1986 Anerkennung als Facharzt für Chirurgie
  • 1987 Anerkennung im Teilgebiet Unfallchirurgie; Weitere Tätigkeit bei Dr. Rahmel
  • 1991 Fachkunde Rettungsdienst nach langjähriger Tätigkeit als Notarzt in Leverkusen
  • 1992 Fachkunde Strahlenschutz
  • 1981-1988 Dozent und Prüfer an der Schwesternschule des Städt. Krankenhauses Leverkusen
  • 1989-1999 Oberarzt der chirurgischen- und Unfallabteilung Evangelisches Krankenhaus Köln, Weyertal
    • Umfangreiche chirurgische, insbesondere unfallchirurgische orthopädisch/arthroskopische Tätigkeit
  • Aufbau und Leitung des Bereiches Handchirurgie
  • Ab 1993 eigenes Liquidationsrecht für Handchirurgie stationär/ambulant
  • 1996 Anerkennung der Zusatzbezeichnung Handchirurgie vor der Ärztekammer Nordrhein
    • Ermächtigung zur kassenärztliche Versorgung für Handchirurgie am Krankenhaus
  • 1990-1998 Dozent und Prüfer der Schwesternschule EVK Köln, Weyertal
  • 1999 Gründung der Praxis für Hand- und Fußchirurgie im Zentrum von Köln
  • seit 1999 Leitender Arzt für Hand- und Fußchirurgie der PAN-Klinik Köln
  • 2004 Zertifizierung durch die Gesellschaft für Fußchirurgie
  • Durchgangsarzt der Berufsgenossenschaften
  • Wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit zu
    • Kardiophono-Simulation (programmierte Lehrmethoden)
    • Pseudo-Lupus-Erythemathodes
    • Chronische Pankreatitis (s. Veröffentlichungen)
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Hand and Foot Surgery at the PAN Clinic on Neumarkt deals with the treatment of patients with diseases and traumas of feet and hands. The Department with more than 30 years of experience specializes in diagnosis, surgical treatment and therapeutic care after accidents and occupational injuries. The Department has a qualified team of physicians under the direction of Dr. Paul J. Altmann and specially equipped operating rooms. The Department of Hand and Foot Surgery provides medical care of the highest quality for Your hands and feet in both emergency and during a long-term treatment.

The main focuses of the Department of Hand and Foot Surgery under the direction of Dr. Paul J. Altmann are:

  • Hand and foot
    • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Trauma surgery
  • Industrial and school accidents
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Microsurgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination​
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • X-Ray examination of the shoulder
  • MRI scan of the shoulder
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

PAN Clinic, located at the very heart of Cologne, has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment. PAN Clinic on Neumarkt is a private hospital with a specialized medical offer. The team of experienced specialists, surgeons and anesthesiologists from 25 medical disciplines work hand in hand to provide optimal medical care. Every day 1,000 patients command the services offered by the Clinic. Over 75,000 patients have been operated in the Clinic.  PAN Clinic on Neumarkt is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. 

Whether you visit the PAN Clinic on Neumarkt for a routine examination or for outpatient or inpatient (minimally invasive) treatment – at the PAN Clinic your health is in the best hands!

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.

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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.