University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis (program ID: 243887)

Johannes M. Rueger

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

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The Department of Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery is mainly devoted to the operational conservation and restoration of bones, organs and tissues that have been injured in accidents. The surgeons are good at operating surgeries for patients with life-threatening multiple injuries, patients at an advanced age or with severe pelvic and spinal injuries and patients suffering from bone inflammation and bone tumors. The doctors have also years of experience by the treatment of injuries on knee and shoulder joints.


Main focus of the Department of Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery includes amputation surgery, ligament reconstruction, diagnosis and treatment of bone inflammation, injury of hip and thigh, injury of ankle and foot, injury of lower back, lumbar spine and pelvis, injury of shoulder and upper arm, injury of elbow and forearm, injury of neck, wrist and hand and injury of knee and lower leg, joint replacement, hand surgery, metal / foreign body removal, endoscopic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, sports medicine and spinal surgery.

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 shoulder
  • CT/MRI scan of the shoulder
  • preoperative care
  • design of the patient-specific implant using 3 d system
  • computer-assisted shoulder joint replacement
  • the 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

The University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating clinics, polyclinics and institutes in 14 medical centers. The Hospital ranks No. 7 in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 and has 1,346 beds in all. Annually takes the UKE approximately 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatients. There are 2,400 physicians and scientists among more than 9,600 employees. And 3,100 employees work as nurse or therapist.  Research priorities of the UKE are neurosciences, oncology and health services research.

The Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf has a long tradition in the medical treatment of international patients. For many years, patients come from all over the world in order to be treated by renowned professors and doctors. In Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, international patients can receive the same medical services as German patients.

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.