University Hospital Münster

Muenster, Germany

Resection of tumor and endoprostheses implantation for osteosarcoma (bone cancer) (program ID: 139611)

Georg Gosheger

Prof. Dr. med.

Georg Gosheger

Department of General and Tumor Orthopedics

Specialized in: orthopedics

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Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1978-1987 Stadtgymnasium Dortmund
  • 1987-1988 Nachschubkompanie in Stade und Lüneburg
  • 1988-1995 Studium der Medizin an der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • 1995  Dissertation: "Die diabetische Osteoarthropathie des Fußes" 
  • 1995-1996 Facharztausbildung Unfallchirurgie, Nordseeklinik Westerland/Sylt
  • 1996-2000 Facharztausbildung in der Klinik für Allg. Orthopädie, Universitätsklinikum Münster
  • 2000  Oberarzt an der Klinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie, Universitätsklinik Münster
  • 2002 Sektionsleiter Tumororthopädie und Extremitätenrekonstruktion
  • 2003 Habilitation "Die Tumorendoprothetik - neue Entwicklungen der Rekonstruktion"
  • 2005 Geschäftsführender Oberarzt (DRG-Beauftragter, Personaloberarzt)
  • 2006 Leitender Oberarzt, stellvertr. Klinikdirektor
  • 2008 Ruf auf die W3-Professur (Nachfolge Prof. Dr. med. Eulert), Universitätsklinik Würzburg
  • 01/09/2008 Berufung zum ordentlichen Universitätsprofessor und Klinikdirektor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie und Tumororthopädie


  • Facharzt für Orthopädie
  • Facharzt für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
  • Facharzt für spezielle orthopädische Chirurgie
  • Zusatzbezeichnung Sportmedizin
  • Zusatzbezeichnung physikalische Therapie
  • gesamte Skelettradiologie


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie (DGOOC)
  • Vize-Präsident der European Muskuloskeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS)
  • Vorstandsmitglied der International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS)
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband
  • Transparency International Deutschland e.V.

Weitere Tätigkeiten/Qualifikationen/ Preise

  • Ausbilder Sonographie des Bewegungsapparates und Säuglingshüfte (ÄKWL)
  • AO-Zertifikate (Prinzipien-Kurs, Fortgeschrittenen-Kurs)
  • MRT-Zertifikate (Grundkurs, Extremitäten, WS)
  • Fachkunde im Strahlenschutz (Röntgendiagnostik d. ges. Skeletts), Strahlenschutzbeauftragter
  • Rizzoli-Tumorkurse (Prof. Enneking, Prof. Campanacci)
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The Department of General and Tumor Orthopedics at the University Hospital Münster is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Georg Gosheger, specialist in orthopedics, traumatology and special orthopedic surgery. Moreover, Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Georg Gosheger has a special qualification in tumor endoprosthetics. 

The Department of General and Tumor Orthopedics at the University Hospital Münster ranks among the largest university hospitals of Germany. Here is provided conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system on both outpatient and inpatient basis. The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Georg Gosheger is one of the largest centers for the treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors, therefore, patients with these diseases come here from far off. 

The Department of General and Tumor Orthopedics at the University Hospital Münster consists of a variety of units and sections, which comprise the following focuses: spine orthopedics, endoprosthetics and sports orthopedics /arthroscopy/shoulder surgery, pediatric orthopedics, reconstructive surgery for deformities and foot surgery. 

An intensive clinical and theoretical research activity of the Department of General and Tumor Orthopedics contributes to the development (even patenting) of the innovative prosthetic systems in the Department. For the patients of the University Hospital Münster it means less surgery, less risk and a higher quality of life. Thus, the Department of General and Tumor Orthopedics under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Georg Gosheger has a worldwide excellent reputation in tumor orthopedics.

The main focuses of the Department of Tumor Orthopedics, Revision Surgery and Technical Orthopedics are:

  • Resection of malignancies of the whole bony skeleton
  • Tumor endoprosthetics
  • Biological reconstruction method
  • Treatment of bone metastases
  • Treatment of soft tissue malignancies 
  • Treatment of benign tumors of bones and soft tissues
  • Amputation surgery and operations to improve the quality of the residual limb
  • Diabetic foot treatment
  • Treatment of Charcot foot (neuroosteoarthropathy)
  • Counseling and prescription of orthopedic aids (prostheses, orthoses, orthopedic footwear)

The main focuses of spine orthopedics:

  • All diseases related to wear and tear of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Surgery to correct spine curvatures (scoliosis)
  • Reconstruction surgery, e.g. in case of Bekhterev’s disease
  • Surgical treatment of spine tumors (primary and metastasizing growths)
  • Surgical treatment of spine inflammations (spondilodiscitis) 
  • Surgical treatment of vertebral fractures

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • x-ray
  • biopsy with histology
  • CT/MRI scan
  • angiography
  • preoperative care
  • resection of tumor and endoprostheses implantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • postoperative x-ray examination
  • physiotherapeutic procedures
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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