RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Diagnostics of ankle joint arthrosis (program ID: 106085)

Markus Tingart

Prof. Dr. med.

Markus Tingart

Department of Orthopedics

Specialized in: orthopedics

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • Humanmedizin
  • 10/1989 bis 11/1995  Studium der Humanmedizin an der RWTH Aachen gefördert durch ein Studienstipendium der Leerss-Stiftung, des Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds
  • 07/1995  Step 1 "United States Medical Licensing Examination"
  • 11/1996  Promotion
  • 03/1996  Step 2 "United States Medical Licensing Examination"
  • 09/1997  Approbation als Arzt
  • Studium der Gesundheitsökonomie
  • 02/2008 bis 05/2010 Studium der Gesundheitsökonomie an der Hochschule Riedlingen, Abschluss: Betriebswirt (SRH/HB)
  • Beruflicher Werdegang
  • 03/1996 bis 08/1997  Arzt im Praktikum, Orthopädie der Universität zu Köln, Direktor: Prof. Dr. med M. H. Hackenbroch
  • 09/1997 bis 03/2000  Assistenzarzt, II. Chirurgischer Lehrstuhl der Universität zu Köln, Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. H. Troidl
  • 09/1998  Fachkunde Arzt im Rettungsdienst
  • 10/1999  Fachkunde Strahlenschutz: Notfall- & Röntgendiagnostik gesamtes Skelett
  • 04/2000 bis 09/2001  Fellowship und DFG-Forschungsstipendium, Harvard Medical School, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston, USA
  • 12/2001 bis 02/2004 Assistenzarzt, Orthopädische Klinik für die Universität Regensburg, Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. J. Grifka
  • 02/2004  Facharzt für Orthopädie
  • 11/2004  Zusatzbezeichnung Sportmedizin
  • 12/2004  Habilitation im Fach Orthopädie, Medizinische Fakultät Universität Regensburg
  • 01/2005  Zusatzbezeichnung Chirotherapie
  • 02/2005  Facharzt für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
  • 04/2005  Erlangung der Lehrbefugnis für das Fach Orthopädie, Universität Regensburg
  • 01/2005 bis 12/2005  Oberarzt, Orthopädische Klinik für die Universität Regensburg
  • 11/2005  Schwerpunktbezeichnung Rheumatologie
  • 12/2005  Zusatzbezeichnung Physikalische Therapie
  • 01/2006 bis 09/2010  Oberarzt, Stellvertreter des Klinikdirektors, Orthopädische Klinik für die Universität Regensburg
  • 03/2008  Fakultative Weiterbildung Spezielle Orthopädische Chirurgie
  • 05/2009  Zusatzbezeichnung Physikalische Therapie & Balneologie
  • Seit 10/2010  Direktor der Klinik für Orthopädie, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

  • 11/1996  Promotion
  • Thema: Isolierung und Charakterisierung eines Zytoskelett-assoziierten Proteins aus
  • Thrombozyten und dessen Bedeutung für die Pathogenese der Arteriosklerose.
  • 04/2000 bis 09/2001  Fellowship, DFG-Forschungsstipendium Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA Direktor: B. Snyder, MD, PhD
  • 12/2003 bis 12/2004  Habilitationsschrift und Habilitation im Fach Orthopädie Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Regensburg  Die Knochenqualität des proximalen Humerus und ihre Bedeutung für die operative Versorgung von Rotatorenman-schettenrupturen und proximalen Humerusfrakturen.
  • 05/2005  Erlangung der Lehrbefugnis für das Fachgebiet Orthopädie Ernennung zum Privatdozenten an der Universität Regensburg seit 10/2010 W3-Professur für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Schwerpunkt Orthopädie, Medizinische Fakultät der RWTH Aachen

Wissenschaftliche Auszeichnungen, Preise und Stipendien

  • 07/2000 Clinical Grant 2000, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories Alumni Council, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • 05/2006  Shoulder Fellowship 2006, Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Arthroskopie
  • 12/2006  Wissenschaftspreis der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Endoprothetik 2006 T. Kalteis, M. Handel, H. Bäthis, L. Perlick, M. Tingart, J. Grifka Imageless Navigation for Cup Insertion in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Is it as accurate as CT-Based Navigation?
  • 02/2007  Austrian-Swiss-German (ASG) Fellowship 2007, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie
  • 12/2007  Reisestipendium der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Endoprothetik 2007 zum 24. Current Concepts in Joint Replacement, Orlando, USA
  • 06/2008  Albert-Hoffa-Preis 2008 der Norddeutschen Orthopäden Vereinigung M. Tingart, J. Beckmann, A. Opolka, O. Wiech, J. Grifka, S. Grässel Influence of Factors Regulating Bone Formation and Remodelling on Bone Quality in Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head.
  • 03/2009  Hochschulwettbewerb; Wissenschaftsjahr 2009, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung M. Tingart, C. Lüring, J. Beckmann, R. Springorum, B. Rath, F. Köck, J. Grifka Innovationen in der Knieendoprothetik: Computer-assistierte Verfahren
  • 10/2009  Themistokles-Gluck-Preis 2009 M. Tingart, J. Beckmann, A. Opolka, M. Matsuura, J.Schaumburger, J. Grifka, S. Grässel Analysis of bone matrix composition and trabecular microarchitecture of the femoral metaphysis in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head.
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The focuses of the Department of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Aachen are minimally invasive and computer-assisted endoprosthetic surgery for joint replacement, complex replacement operations, orthopedics of tumors, spine surgery, sports orthopedics and pediatric orthopedics. Since October 2010 professor Markus Tingart has taken over the direction of the Department. He worked at the Department of Orthopaedics of the University of Regenburg and, i.a., brought from there his long clinical and scientific experiences in the fields of minimally invasive computer-assisted arthroplasty as well as complicated revision arthroplasty. The further clinical focuses are rheumatic orthopedics as well as shoulder and foot surgery. Children and adult patients with congenital or degenerative bone, joint and soft tissue disorders are treated in the Department. 

As for the field of spine therapy and surgery, the treatment of multimorbid patients with complex symptoms is another focus of the Department of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.- Prof. Dr. med. Markus Tingart. The treatment options in the field of pediatric orthopedics vary from orthopedic-technical care to complex corrective surgery in foot, hip and erection of scoliosis. 

The Department of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Aachen provides treatment to over 15,000 patients and performs over 1,500 operations every year. Within the framework of separate units and special consultations, the Department provides treatment for all diseases of the entire spectrum of conservative and surgical orthopedics with due regard to the latest orthopedic achievements.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • orthopedical examination
  • ultrasound of ankle joint 
  • X-ray/MRI scan ankle joint 
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The University Hospital Aachen is a so-called hospital of the university maximum care. With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. In the current ranking of the magazine FOCUS took the University Hospital Aachen among 2000 hospitals in Germany with number 15 a peak position. That patient care, medical education and research are located in a central building provides the advantage for an intensive interdisciplinary exchange and a close networking between clinics and scientific research. In this way it promotes a better understanding of disease, enables the progress in diagnosis and treatment for decades, thereby its innovations are of national importance.

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.