University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany


Department of Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery


Johannes M. Rueger

Prof. Dr. med.

Johannes M. Rueger

Specialized in: traumatology, hand surgery, reconstructive surgery

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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

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) 



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