Training Centers for Limbs

Universitätsklinikum Köln

Köln, Germany

Klinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Fellowship Director: Prof. Dr. med. Lars P. Müller
Short time resident visit
Resident and scientific fellowship

The level-1 trauma center is led by Prof. Dr. med. Lars P. Müller, a national and international renowned trauma surgeon with specialty in upper extremity surgery.

Annually more than 250 surgeries focus on the pathologies of the elbow-joint.

Specific indications for elective procedures of the elbow joint are:

- Acute and chronic instability of the elbow (e.g. after dislocation or chronic overuse)
- Fracture dislocation
- Malunion
- Septic joint disease
- Rheumatic disease of the elbow
- Primary and secondary arthritis of the elbow
- Prosthetic replacement of the elbow joint / Total elbow replacement
- Prosthetic replacement of the radial head
- Temporary stabilization with external fixators and dynamic external fixators
- Reconstruction of the medial and lateral collateral ligament with autologous and allogenic transplant
- Congenital deformities
- Post-traumatic correction of deformities and nerve injuries
- The institution has established its own cadaver laboratory, which offers the possibility to

undertake macro-anatomic and biomechanical studies. Regularly research projects are conducted also in cooperation with external renowned institutes. For example, in cooperation with the Technical University Jülich, 3-D imaging and finite element analyses of the upper extremity and the spine are conducted to investigate biomechanical questions.

-Moreover, the institution is part of the “CCMB”, the Cologne Center for Molecular Biomechanics. The Center was founded in 2013 as a scientific cooperation between the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne and the German Sport University Cologne and is an interface between basic and clinical research with the purpose of a pragmatic translational research (“From bench to bedside and back”). The research focuses of the CCMB are musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. The center is composed of different institutes from both universities in order to concentrate expertise and to create synergies. The research of the diverse disciplines on musculoskeletal injuries and diseases will be collated complementing each other. 

-At our department we welcome fellows and exchange scientists on a regular basis. At the moment, 3 research fellows from Shanghai, China fulfill their doctorate and commit themselves to further research projects.
- The young history of our institution is marked by patient oriented care, high-level surgical procedures and innovative as well as relevant research projects.

For further information please write to:
Prof. Dr. Lars Peter Müller
Fellowship Director
Universitätsklinikum Köln
Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Köln

Phone: +49 221 478 4802
Fax: +49 221 478 4835

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