University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

Surgical resection of benign chondroblastoma (program ID: 298381)

Wolfgang Rüther

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfgang Rüther

Department of Orthopedics

Specialized in: orthopedics
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Aktuelle Position:

  • Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf Martinistr.52 20246 Hamburg
  • Direktor der Klinik für Orthopädie, Klinikum Bad Bramstedt Oskar Alexander Straße Bad Bramstedt

Klin. Schwerpunkt:
Orthopädische Rheumatologie, Endoprothetik, Osteologie

  • Facharzt für Orthopädie, Facharzt für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Spezielle Orthopädische Chirurgie, Orthopädische Rheumatologie, Physikalische Therapie, Rehabilitationswesen

Wiss. Schwerpunkt:

  • Orthopädische Rheumatologie


  • Habilitation Universität Bonn 1987
  • Oberarzt Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Bonn 1987 (Rössler)
  • Oberarzt Rheumaklinik Bad Bramstedt 1988-1990 (Tillmann)
  • Oberarzt Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Düsseldorf 1991-1996 (Schulitz)
  • Direktor Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Hamburg 1996
  • Direktor Orthopädie Bad Bramstedt 1997


  • Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Bonn


  • Universitäten Mainz und Bonn

(Ehren-) Ämter:

  • Vorstand DGRh 2004-2012
  • Präsident DGRh 2008-2010
  • Präsident ARO 2004-2010
  • Vorstand DGOOC
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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 

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, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scan
  • biopsy and histological examination
  • preoperative care
  • resection of tumor
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination of the removed tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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