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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany


Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture (program ID: 272131)


Johannes M. Rueger

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Johannes M. Rueger

Department of Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialized in: traumatology, hand surgery, reconstructive surgery
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Facharzt für:

Chirurgie, Unfallchirurgie, Spezielle Unfallchirurgie, Handchirurgie

Wissenschaftlicher Lebenslauf:

  • 1971-1974 Medizinstudium Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
  • 1974-1977 Medizinstudium an der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • 1977-1978 Praktisches Jahr an der Freien Universität West-Berlin
  • 1978 Approbation
  • 11/78-7/79 Assistenzarzt, Anästhesiologie, Klinikum Steglitz, West-Berlin
  • 1/79 ECFMG Standard Examen
  • 9/79 ECFMG "Visa Qualifying Examination"
  • 10/79-12/79 Assistenzarzt, Pathophysiologie, Hufeland-Universität, Essen
  • 1/80-6/80 Assistenzarzt, Urologie, Hufeland-Universität, Essen
  • 7/80-12/80 Second Year Resident, Dept. of Surgery, University of Louisville, Ky, USA
  • 1/81-4/81 Assistenzarzt, Allgemeinchirurgie, St. Franziskus Krankenhaus, Bielefeld
  • 5/81-12/97 Unfallchirurgie, Chirurgisches Zentrum, Universitätsklinik Frankfurt a.M.
  • 10/83 Gastarzt, Abt. Histologie, Embryologie und Biomaterialien (Prof. Dr. H. Plenk) , Universität Wien
  • 1984 Promotion, Abteilung für Urologie, Hufeland-Universität, Essen
  • 1990 Habilitation zum Thema Knochenersatzmittel
  • 1990 Liniger-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Unfallheilkunde
  • 1991 Leitender Oberarzt in der Abteilung Unfallchirurgie, Chirurgisches Zentrum, Universitätsklinik Frankfurt am Main
  • 2/92-7/92 Fellow in Acetabulum and Pelvis Fracture Surgery (Prof. Dr. Joel M. Matta), Los Angeles County Hospital, University of Southern California, USA
  • 12/93 Federal Licensure Examination, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • 4/94-7/94 Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik, Frankfurt a.M.
  • 1998- Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Unfall-, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie (Univ.-Prof. C4), Zentrum Operative Medizin, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 1999-Schriftleitung European Journal of Trauma / Unfallchirurgie
  • 2000-2002 Sprecher des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs 476: Knochenstruktur und Substanzverlust
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Maria Rueger, specialist in orthopedics and traumatology.  Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Maria Rueger is highly qualified in trauma surgery, general surgery, hand surgery and special trauma surgery. 

The Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf focuses on operative preservation and reconstruction of bones, organs and tissues damaged in accidents. The surgeons of the Department are highly qualified in the treatment of life-threatening multiple traumas, treatment of elderly patients, treatment of severe spine and pelvic injuries, inflammations and bone cancer. Moreover, doctors of the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf have a long experience in the treatment of injuries of knee and shoulder joints. 

The Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf has 84 beds. The emergency unit provides its services to over 25,000 patients every year. In the field of trauma surgery, the Department annually performs over 3,000 interventions on both outpatient and inpatient basis and is considered to be the Center for pelvis injuries of Northern Germany. Furthermore, the Department maintains a close cooperation with the University Cancer Center to provide surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system. 

The range of services of the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Maria Rueger includes: 

  • Pelvic surgery (pelvic injuries, fractures, hip joint arthrosis)
  • Hand surgery (palmar fibromatosis, hand injuries and fractures)
  • Knee surgery (meniscus and ligament tear, knee cartilage injuries)
  • Musculoskeletal tumor surgery (bone tumors, osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma)
  • Shoulder surgery (shoulder joint impingement, rotator cuff tear, shoulder dislocation) 

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
    • TSH-basal
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of the ankle
  • MRI scan of the foot
  • X-Ray of the foot
  • preoperative care
  • arthroscopic ankle surgery
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • physiotherapeutic procedures
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
Type of program :
Expected duration of the program:

The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
info_outline Total costs:

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