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Department for Orthopaedics and Emergency Surgery


Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Marcus Jäger




Elke Gierend

+49 (0)201/723-1301




Deputy Director, Medical Administration Emergency Surgery:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Marcel Dudda

Office: M. Hastrich

Phone: +49 (0)201-723-3181


The clinic has two sites:

One is at Essen University Hospital, the other at the Protestant Hospital Essen-Werden (Evangelisches Krankenhaus Essen-Werden).


Focus areas

The Clinic for Orthopedics represents the entire orthopedic spectrum in patient care, teaching, and research.

We treat disorders of the entire locomotor system, in patients ranging from newborns to the elderly.

You will be cared for by specialized teams for arthroscopy and sports medicine; endoprostheses and revision endoprostheses; shoulder, foot, and elbow surgery; pediatric orthopedics; spinal disorders; and tumor orthopedics.

At the University Hospital site, in addition to pediatric orthopedics, we perform difficult spinal procedures that require maximum care, as well as procedures for which the close proximity to the university is mandatory.

At the Protestant Hospital Essen-Werden site with its 85 beds, we perform joint replacement procedures of the large joints according to the latest scientific standards. This includes the replacement of artificial joints, minimally invasive procedures, foot surgery, and arthroscopic surgery of knees and shoulders.


Special consultations

Private consultation

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. M. Jaeger

Mondays, from 08.00 to 15.00 hrs

Secretary (Elke Gierend) Phone: +49 (0)201-723-1301


Joint consultation I: hip/knee/tumour

Wednesdays from 08.00 to 12.00 hrs


Joint consultation II: shoulder/knee/upper ankle joint

Wednesdays from 08.00 to 16.00 hrs


Emergency Surgery's consultations

Consultation Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. M. Dudda

Wednesdays from 08.00 to 12.00 hrs

General Traumatology

Thursdays from 13.00 to 15.00 hrs and fridays from 08.00 to 13.00 hrs


Hand consultation

Tuesdays from 13.00 to 16.00 hrs


Pediatric Orthopedics

General Pediatric Orthopedics

Tuesdays and thursdays from 08.00 to 13.00 hrs

Hip sonography, infants

Wednesdays from 09.00 to 12.00 hrs

Neuroorthopedic consultation

Wednesdays after 13.00 hrs


Spine surgery

Spine and general orthopedic consultations

Mondays from 08.00 to 15.00 hrs


Fridays from 08.00 to 13.00 hrs


Special consultations at the Protestant Hospital Essen-Werden (Evangelisches Krankenhaus Essen-Werden)

Appointments: phone +49 (0)201/4089-2110


Endoprosthesis consultation I

Mondays by appointment only


Consultation for joint-preserving treatments

Mondays by appointment only


Endoprosthesis consultation II

Thursdays by appointment only


Knee consultation

Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only


Consultation for shoulders, elbows and foot surgery

Mondays and Thursdays by appointment only


Spine consultation

Fridays by appointment only


Fields of Research

The aim of our work is to bring basic research results to the bedside, improving the treatment of bone and joint disorders. We are actively involved in research in the fields of biomaterials and biomechanics, utilizing the latest research methods. The clinic has a walk analysis laboratory. Our projects are supported by funding from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and from industry.


Number of patients (both sites combined)

Inpatient: 3,200

Outpatient: 5,300



The clinic employs a team of about 40 physicians and scientists at both sites.