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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics


Friedrich F. Hennig

Prof. Dr. med.

Friedrich F. Hennig

Specialized in: trauma surgery, orthopedics

The Section of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics at the University Hospital Erlangen covers the full range of surgical and conservative treatment options in modern trauma surgery and orthopedics. As the transregional Trauma Center of Middle Franconia, the Section receives over 240 seriously wounded patients and thus ranks among 20 largest Polytrauma Centers. The Section is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich F. Hennig.

The Section also provides medical care in case of industrial accidents or degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system. There are annually treated over 20,000 patients within the outpatient counseling and in the Department of Emergency at the University Hospital Erlangen. The treatment of sports traumas is another priority of the Section. 

The Section under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich F. Hennig specializes in the treatment of all injuries related to accidents, as well as wear and tear or spine diseases. There is provided surgical treatment of all spine injuries, caused by accidents, including cervical spine. There is used both ventral and dorsal stabilization. To ensure a sparing tissue treatment and reduction of intraoperative blood loss, the University Hospital Erlangen uses a special ultrasonic knife. 

The range of services of the Section of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics at the University Hospital Erlangen includes the following focuses:

  • Trauma surgery
  • Spine
    • Cervical spine
    • Thoracic and lumbar spine
    • Minimally invasive treatment of chronic pain syndromes
    • Therapeutic possibilities
  • Shoulders and elbows
    • Shoulder instability
    • Injuries of the rotator cuff of the shoulder joint or degenerative diseases
    • Frozen shoulder syndrome
    • Fractures
    • Arthrosis
  • Pelvis
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot
  • Endoprosthetics
    • Hip replacement
    • Knee replacement
    • Shoulder replacement
  • Pediatric trauma surgery and orthopedics
  • Sports traumatology
  • Tumor surgery
  • Sepsis and infections 



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