University Hospital Marburg UKGM

location_on Marburg, Germany
8.6/10 from 18 Votes

Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (79)

Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann

Specialized in: orthopedics and traumatology

About the department

The Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers the full range of modern orthopedics, rheumatology and trauma surgery. The department specializes in the replacement of all large joints (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow). Considerable importance is ascribed to the renewal of endoprostheses by means of joint replacement surgery, restoration of large bone defects and the use of special implants. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann.

The range of medical services in endoprosthetics includes

  • Conservative treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Arthroscopy of the hip and knee joints
  • Primary hip replacement surgery (artificial hip joint)
  • Primary knee replacement surgery (artificial knee joint)
  • Replacement of the artificial joint (revision endoprosthetics)
  • Allergies in endoprosthetics - allergy to implants
  • Additional medical report in complex cases

The department has a special expertise in spine surgery. It treats all traumatic spinal cord injuries, osteoporotic vertebral fractures (kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty), as well as spine tumors. Other focuses in this field include both diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory spine disorders, such as spondylitis/spondylodisitis, unstable injuries of the lumbosacral spine, pelvic floor, reconstructive interventions for the consequences of injuries with axial deviations, instabilities and disorders of bone fracture healing. 

The Department of Orthopedics is part of the Marburg Comprehensive Cancer Center. It treats both benign and malignant tumors of the musculoskeletal system. As a rule, surgical treatment can preserve a limb. In many cases, bone tumors require the use of complex reconstructive techniques. 

In addition, the department pays particular importance to pediatric orthopedics. This focus often deals with the treatment of foot deformities, scoliosis and joint diseases in children. Clubfoot can often be successfully treated with a plaster cast (Ponseti method), which makes it possible to avoid surgery. 

The priorities of the department include:

  • Endoprosthetics and hip arthroscopy
  • Hand surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery and sports traumatology
  • Foot surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Sparing trauma surgery
  • Traumatology of the elderly
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Management of complications
  • Trauma Community of Hesse (Traumanetzwerk Hessen)

Curriculum vitae

  • 1992 Ärztin im Praktikum in der Unfallchirurgie St. Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler (Dr. R. Achinger)
  • 1993 Ärztin im Praktikum an der BG-Unfallklinik Duisburg-Buchholz (Prof. Dr. G. Hierholzer)
  • Seit 1994 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie des Universitätsklinikums in Münster (Prof. Dr. W. Winkelmann)
  • 29.08.1998 Fachärztin für Orthopädie, Zusatzbezeichnungen: Sportmedizin, Manuelle Therapie, Physikalische Therapie
  • Seit 01.09.1999 Oberärztin an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie des Universitätsklinikums in Münster
  • Seit 01.01.2000 verantwortlich für das Studentenwesen, PoLTutor, Organisation in der Orthopädie von PoL-Gruppen
  • Seit 01.01.2000 Strahlenschutzbeauftragte
  • 04.05.2000 Erlangung der Venia legendi für das Fach Orthopädie (Titel: Ursachen und Lösungsmöglichkeiten des vorderen Kniegelenkschmerzes nach künstlichem Kniegelenkersatz)
  • 2006 Fachärztin für Unfallchirurgie
  • 01.04.2001 - 31.03.2004 Geschäftsführende Oberärztin an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie des Universitätklinikums in Münster (hauptverantwortlich für OP-Organisation & Studentenwesen, eigenverantwortlich Arthrose & Endoprothesensprechstunde, mitverantwortlich für Klinikorganisation & Budget)
  • 01.04.2004 - 30.06.2005 Leitende Oberärztin und Stellvertreterin des Direktors an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie des Universitätklinikums in Münster
  • Seit 01.07.2005 Direktorin der Klinik für Orthopädie und Rheumatologie im Universitätsklinikum Giessen und Marburg (Standort Marburg)

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