University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Total ankle replacement for foot arthritis (program ID: 82869)

Rüdiger Krauspe

Prof. Dr. med.

Rüdiger Krauspe

Department of Orthopedics

Specialized in: orthopedics

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Schulische Ausbildung
1960-1972 Schulzeit
1972 Abitur an der Auguste-Viktoria-Schule, Flensburg.

1972-1980 Chemie- und Medizinstudium an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel.
1978 Studienaufenthalt an der Medical School Royal Free Hospital, London.                                            
1980 Approbation als Arzt

Klinischer Werdegang
1980-1986 Assistenzarzt am Pathologischen Institut (Direktor: Prof. Dr. H. Cain), Katharinenhospital, Stuttgart an der Chirurgischen Klinik (Direktor: Prof. Dr. O. Scheibe), Kranken-
haus Feuerbach, Bürgerhospital, Stuttgart und an der Orthopädischen Klinik (Direktor: Prof. Dr. K. Parsch), Olgahospital, Stuttgart.                                            
1986-1987 Funktionsoberarzt an der Orthopädischen Klinik (Direktor: Prof. Dr. K. Parsch), Olgahospital, Stuttgart.                                             
1987 Assistenzarzt an der Orthopädischen Klinik König-Ludwig-Haus (Direktor: Prof. Dr. J. Eulert), Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg.                                           
1987 Anerkennung als Arzt für Orthopädie.                                             
1987-1989 Oberarzt an der Orthopädischen Klinik König-Ludwig-Haus (Direktor: Prof. Dr. J. Eulert), Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg.                                             
1989-1999 Leitender Oberarzt an der Orthopädischen Klinik König-Ludwig-Haus(Direktor: Prof. Dr. J. Eulert), Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg.                                            
1991 Zusatzbezeichnung “Sportmedizin".                                              
1995 Anerkennung “Spezielle Orthopädische Chirurgie”.                                         
2007 Anerkennung Arzt für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie                                            
2007 Anerkennung Spezielle Kinderorthopädie                                           

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang
1983 Promotion zum Doktor der Medizin an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel: “Aktivierung postganglionärer Vasokonstriktorneurone zur Hinterextremität der Katze über nicotinerge, muscarinerge und nicht-cholinerge synaptische Mechanismen in sympathischen Ganglien" bei Prof. Dr. W. Jänig; Note: magna cum laude.                                            
1993 Habilitation an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg: “Elektrophysiologische und morphologische Untersuchungen zur Innervation des Kniebandapparates".                                         
1994 Venia legendi für das Fach “Orthopädie".                                       
1995 ASG (Austrian Swiss German) -Stipendiat der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie nach Großbritannien, USA und Canada an verschiedene Orthopädischen Zentren.                                             
1996 Berufung auf eine C-3 Universitätsprofessur an der Bayerischen Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, im Fachgebiet Orthopädie.                                             
1999 Direktor (C-4 Universitätsprofessur) der Orthopädischen Klinik und Poliklinik am Universitätsklinikum der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf                                          

Preise und Ehrungen
1993 DGOT - Grundlagenforschung                                         
1995 Poster Prize European Orthopaedic Research Society                                          
1996 Vereinigung für Kinderorthopädie                                            
1997 Heine-Preis der DGOT

Vorsitzender der Vereinigung für Kinderorthopädie (VKO)
Vorstandmitglied der DGOOC
Vorstandmitglied der European Paediatric Orthopedic Society (EPOS)
Mitglied in weiteren nationalen und internationalen Fachgesellschaften
Vorsitzender AOSPine Germany

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

At the orthopaedic department of the University Hospital Düsseldorf all kinds of diagnostic procedures and therapeutic approaches in acute lesions, acquired degenerative diseases and posttraumatic deformities are available. There is a special interest in paediatric orthopaedics, spine, sports medicine and in joint preserving as well as joint replacing procedures.

In diagnostics, sonography,  PC-based digital X-ray technology, instrumented motion and gate analysis are available. CT’s, Magnet resonance tomography, bone scans including PET-scans are performed in specialized centres at our hospital (Department for Diagnostic Radiology).

Most of our patients are treated operatively for which recent technology is available. Out of the whole spectrum of orthopaedic operations surgical corrections of spinal deformities and degenerative diseases, joint preserving osteotomies around the joints as well as partial and total joint replacements and various endoscopic procedures are performed as well as the whole spectrum of paediatric orthopaedic operations.

In addition modern technology of minimal invasive endoscopic surgery and computer-assisted operations for precise osteotomies, osteosynthesis and implantation of total joints are developed.


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
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • x-ray examination of the foot
  • CT/MRI scan of the foot
  • preoperative care
  • design of the patient-specific implant using 3 d system
  • computer-assisted foot joint replacement
  • cost of the implant included
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • physiotherapeutic procedures
  • orthopedic appliances
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care with the best possible standards that medical science has to offer. The close integration between patient care, research and medical training in one place presents decisive advantages for our patients – you will not only benefit from modern, high-performance equipment in the individual clinics and speciality departments, but also from the latest results from medical research, right from the source.

Apart from that, our many individual clinics work together in a close network, giving you the benefit of a united source of knowledge and experience from all medical disciplines. This is how we lay the groundwork for effective treatment in the future to benefit patients with diseases that cannot currently be cured, at best relieved. We work closely with partner universities based inside and outside Germany, helping us gain new knowledge and improve our understanding of diseases, leading to new, innovative methods in diagnostics and therapy.

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.