Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery Bonn

Klinikdirektor

Office:
Mrs. Petra Engelhard
Phone +49 (0)228 - 287 - 14170
Fax +49 (0)228 - 287 - 14175

Mrs. Jacqueline Muschalla
Phone +49 (0)228 - 287 - 14268
Fax +49 (0)228 - 287 - 14175

Mrs. Franziska Nowka
Phone +49 (0)228 - 287 - 14170
Fax +49 (0)228 - 287 - 14175

E-Mail: dieter.wirtz@ukb.uni-bonn.de

Clinical Specializations

  • Hip surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Ankle and foot surgery
  • Schoulder and elbow surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Tumor surgery
  • Rheumatism orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

Main areas of research

  • Development and material optimization of implants
  • Failure analysis of defective implants
  • Prosthetics infections research
  • Tissue-Engineering (cartilage and bone defect augmentation)
  • Minimal invasive surgery
  • FE-Modeling of biological tissue
  • Medical economics

Professional Career

  • 1986-1992:Study of medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at RWTH Aachen University
  • 03 December 1992: Approbation
  • 11 October 1993: Doctorate at the Faculty of Medicine at RWTH Aachen University
  • January 1993 – June 1994: Junior doctor at the Clinic for Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, centre for surgery, Katharinenhospital Stuttgart (Prof. Dr. med. U. Holz)
  • July 1994 – December 1994: Assistent doctor at the Clinic for Surgery of the Clinical Center Wiesbaden (Prof. Dr. med. H. Peters)
  • December 1994 – June 1999: Physician at the Orthopaedic University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen University (Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. F. U. Niethard)
  • July 1999 – August 2003: Senior physician at the Orhopaedic University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen University
  • 21 August 2001: Habilitation / Venia legendi in orthopaedics at the Faculty of Medicine at RWTH Aachen University
  • September 2003 – October 2006: Assistant medical director at the Orhopaedic University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen University
  • from August 2005: Deputy medical director
  • 21 July 2006: Professor extraordinarius at the RWTH Aachen University
  • 30 October 2006: Medical director of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery of the University Hospital Bonn
  • 22 September 2008: Managing director of the Surgery Centre of the Bonn University Hospital

Certificate of Completion of Training and additional titles

  • Specialist in orthopaedics (10 December 1998)
  • Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery (27 April 2006)
  • Radiation protection (22 July 1994)
  • Sports medicine (14 January 1997)
  • Chiropractic medicine 09 December 1997)
  • Physical therapy (14 January 2003)
  • Special orthopaedic surgery (15 May 2003)
  • Rheumatology (22 February 2005)
  • Certified health economist (30 August 2005)

Advanced educational permissions

  • Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
  • Specialized Orthopedic Surgery
  • Common Trunk
  • Consulting physician for internal medicine and general medicine Certificate

Scientific publications (updated March 2017)

  • Peer Review Publications: 243
  • Monographs: 8
  • Book Contributions: 35
  • Published Lectures (with abstracts): 231
  • Invited Lectures (without abstracts): 371
  • Posters with Abstracts: 57
  • Patents: 2
  • Chairman of Congresses: 149

Honors, awards and fellowships

  • Poster Award 1994 of the German Association of Trauma Surgery (DGU)
  • SICOT Travelling Award 1998 of the German Department of SICOT (Societé Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie)
  • Poster Award 1998 of the Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung (NOV)
  • Wilhelm-Roux-Award 1998 of the Vereinigung der Grundlagenforschung e. V. of the German Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (DGOT)
  • HIP-Award 1999 of the Hip Society, awarded in Toulouse, France
  • AE-Travel-Fellowship 2000 of the „Arbeitsgemeinschaft Endoprothetik“ (AE)
  • Themistokles Gluck-Award 2001 of the German Association for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC)
  • AE-Research Award 2002 of the „Arbeitsgemeinschaft Endoprothetik“ (AE)
  • Poster Award 2003 of the German Association of Nuclear Medicine
  • ASG-Fellowship 2004 (England-Canada-US-fellowship) of the German Association for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC)
  • Wilhelm-Roux-Award 2005 Vereinigung der Grundlagenforschung e. V. of the German Association for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC)
  • Themistokles Gluck-Award 2007 of the German Association for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC)
  • Award for innovative medical technology 2009 – of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research: intelligent cutter head for the gentle replacement of artificial hip Joints
  • Germany's Top Physicians 2010 – Elected one of Germany's best physiicans by the editorial office of the independent magazine FOCUS Gesundheit – Ärzteliste FOCUS
  • Germany's Top Physicians 2011 – Elected one of Germany's best physiicans by the editorial office of the independent magazine FOCUS Gesundheit – Ärzteliste FOCUS
  • Germany's Top Physicians 2012 – Elected one of Germany's best physiicans by the editorial office of the independent magazine FOCUS Gesundheit – Ärzteliste FOCUS Gesundheit
  • Germany's Top Physicians 2013 – Elected one of Germany's best physiicans by the editorial office of the independent magazine FOCUS Gesundheit – Ärzteliste FOCUS Gesundheit
  • Germany's Top Physicians 2014 – Elected one of Germany's best physiicans by the editorial office of the independent magazine FOCUS Gesundheit – Ärzteliste FOCUS Gesundheit
  • Jacques Duparc Award 2015 of the European Federation of National Associations Of Orthopaedics and Traumatology – Poster: Temperature Distribution During Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Germany's Top Physicians 2015 – Elected one of Germany's best physiicans by the editorial office of the independent magazine FOCUS Gesundheit – Ärzteliste FOCUS Gesundheit
  • Germany's Top Physicians 2016 – Elected one of Germany's best physicians by the editorial office of the independent magazine FOCUS Gesundheit
  • Germany's Top Physicians 2017 – Elected one of Germany's best physiicans by the editorial office of the independent magazine FOCUS Gesundheit – Ärzteliste FOCUS Gesundheit

Editor-In-Chief

  • since 01. July 2011: Journal for Orthopedics and Traumatology (Z Orthop Unfall), Thieme-Verlag

Member of the Editorial Board of scientific magazines

  • since 30. April 2004: Journal for Orthopedics and Traumatology (Z Orthop Unfall), Thieme-Verlag
  • since June 2007: Periodical: Der Orthopäde (Orthopäde)
  • since 30. of August 2007: Periodical: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie (Oper Orthop Traumatol), Springer Verlag
  • since April 2008: Periodical: Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie up2date, Thieme Verlag
  • since July 2014: Editor-in-Chief Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Z Orthop Unfall, Thieme Verlag)

Board and honorary memberships

  • October 2000 to October 2006: Executive Member of the German Association for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC)
  • October 2000 to October 2006/10: Executive Member of the General board of the German Association for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC)
  • since 10. March 2001: Scientific advisory council of the Akademie Deutscher Orthopäden foundation (ADO)
  • January 2006 to December 2009: Member of the advisory board of the VLO board (Verband leitender Orthopäden e.V.)
  • since October 2008: Member of the advisory board of the management of the German Association for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC)
  • since 04. June 2009: Member of the Expert's Forum "Versorgungsmedizin" (healthcare system) of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
  • since 23. October 2009: Member of the General board of the DGOU (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie)
  • since 11. December 2009: Advisory board member of the VLOU NRW board (Verband Leitender Orthopäden und Unfallchirurgen e.V.)
  • since December 2009: Tutor of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung foundation
  • since 2009: Scientific advisory council of the General board of the DGOOC (German Association for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • since 01. December 2011 (to 30. November 2015): Assistant managing member of the commission of the advisory for medical malpractice in the Nordrhein medical council
  • October 2012: President of the EFORT-Congress 2012 in Berlin (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology)
  • since October 2012: National delegate of the DGOOC (German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery) in the General Assaembly of the EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology)
  • since December 2012: Co-opted board member of the AE (Arbeitsgemeisnchaft Endoprothetik - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endoprothetik / Committee for Endoprosthetics - German Society for Endoprosthetics)
  • since June 2013: Member of the certification commission EndoCert®
  • since December 2013: Member of the Academy of the AE (Arbeitsgemeisnchaft Endoprothetik - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endoprothetik / Committee for Endoprosthetics - German Society for Endoprosthetics)
  • 05. and 06. December 2014: Conference presidency, Annual AE-conference, German Society for Endoprosthetics in Bonn
  • since December 2016Chairmanship of the AE (Workgroup Endoprosthetics/ German Society for Endorposthetics)