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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

location_on Hamburg, Germany
9.2/10 from 92 Votes

Department of Orthopedics (289944)

Wolfgang Rüther

Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfgang Rüther

Specialized in: orthopedics

About the department

The Department of Orthopedics at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Rüther. As the specialist in the field of orthopedics, Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Rüther focuses on joint endoprosthetics, orthopedic rheumatology, arthrology and osteology.

The Department of Orthopedics at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf offers diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the musculoskeletal organs in adults and children at a high scientific level. The patient care is provided by a team of highly qualified doctors awarded with academic titles in all fields of orthopedics. The Department ensures patient medical care by the experienced surgeons, who have been specializing in certain fields of orthopedics for already many years. As the medical institution of maximum care, the Department of Orthopedics at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf provides treatment of all orthopedic diseases.

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Orthopedics at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf are:

  • Joint diseases
  • Orthopedic rheumatology
  • Spine diseases
  • Shoulder and elbow diseases
  • Hand and foot diseases
  • Tumors of bones and soft tissues
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Diseases of tendons and ligaments
  • Pediatric orthopedics

The Department of Orthopedics under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Rüther has various treatment methods for the patients with orthopedic diseases:

  • Surgical treatment of limbs:
    • Joint sparing reconstructive surgery
    • Surgery of malformations, corrective osteotomy
    • Surgery of congenital and acquired anomalies
    • Arthroscopic joint surgery (shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle)
    • Open surgery of all joints
    • Endoprosthetic replacement of joints (shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle)
    • Joint immobility (arthrodesis)
    • Surgical resection of tumors of the musculoskeletal system, including spine
    • Reconstruction of bone defects
    • Reconstruction of tendons
  • Surgical techniques to treat spine diseases:
    • Minimally invasive spine surgery
    • Ankylosis of the spine
    • Correction of spinal deformities
    • Intervertebral disc prosthesis (HWS an LWS)
  • Conservative inpatient methods:
    • Comprehensive inpatient pain therapy 

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • Universities of Mainz and Bonn

Postgraduate Education

  • Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital Bonn

Medical career

  • 1987 Habilitation, University of Bonn
  • 1987 Senior Physician, Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital Bonn (Rössler)
  • 1988 – 1990 Senior Physician, Rheumatism Clinic, Bad Bramstedt (Tillmann)
  • 1991 – 1996 Senior Physician, Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital Düsseldorf (Schulitz)
  • 1997 – 2015 Head of the Department for Orthopedics, Hospital Bad Bramstedt, Bad Bramstedt
  • Since 1996, Head of the Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Board certifications:

  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Special Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Rheumatology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation

Clinical Focuses 

  • Orthopedic Rheumatology
  • Endoprosthetics
  • Osteology

Research Focuses

  • Orthopedic rheumatology

Appointments

  • Board Member, German Society for Rheumatology (DGRh) 2004-2012
  • President, German Society for Rheumatology (DGRh) 2008-2010
  • President, Association for Orthopedic Rheumatology (ARO) 2004-2010
  • Board Member, German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC)

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