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Department of orthopaedic surgery and sports traumatology

Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Bosch
orthopaedics, traumatology

About the department

The department of orthopaedic surgery and sports traumatology at the International Neuroscience Institute Hanover (INI) diagnoses and treats patients with diseases and injuries to the musculoskeletal system. The department is a progressive medical centre. The department works in close collaboration with a neurosurgery department for spine interventions. Therefore, it actively introduces the most modern surgical techniques. The medical team is proud of its successful results in arthroscopic interventions, which are the least traumatic surgical techniques available in contemporary orthopaedics and traumatology. Due performing surgery, surgeons use computer navigation systems and an optical system that allows them to see the anatomical structures of the joint, eliminating unnecessary manipulations and damage to healthy tissues.

One of the directions is treating patients with diseases of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and ankle joints. Experienced surgeons of the department perform partial and total joint arthroplasty. The department uses only high-quality endoprostheses of well-known world manufacturers in its clinical practice, which are distinguished by a long service life. Orthopedists also provide revision interventions to replace previously implanted prostheses. To consolidate the results of the main course of treatment, patients undergo individual physiotherapy procedures.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Acute or chronic trauma 
  • Inflammatory diseases of the joints (arthritis)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • Myasthenia gravis 
  • Degenerative diseases 
  • Meniscus rupture of injury
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Impingement syndrome

Diagnostic options:

  • Physical examination 
  • X-rays, CT or MRI 
  • Ultrasound examination
  • Laboratory testing 
  • Bone densitometry (an enhanced form of x-ray technology that is used to measure bone loss)
  • Skeletal scintigraphy
  • Discography ( x-ray dye is injected under gentle pressure into the discs of the spin)
  • Myelography (a special dye is injected into the spinal canal, and an x-ray fluoroscope then records the images)
  • Electromyography

Treating options:

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Endoprosthesis
  • Revision arthroplasty
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Other treatment procedures
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Doctor profile


  • 1984 Doctoral Degree in Medicine from the University of Tübingen
  • 1993 Habilitation at the Hanover Medical School


  • 1997 Appointed as Extraordinary Professor at the Hanover Medical School
  • Specialist in the Department of Trauma Surgery at the Hannover Medical School
  • 2002 Head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Traumatology at the International Neuroscience Institute Hannover

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 1991 Albert Trillat Young Investigator's Award
  • 1998 Jenö Manninger Medal of the Central Institute of Traumatology, Budapest, in recognition of his special merits in the joint research work
  • 1998 Research Excellence Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • 2003 DonJoy Award of the Working Group on Arthroscopy for the research on alpha-smooth muscle actin in fibroblastic cells in the knee of a person suffering from arthrofibrosis
  • 2006 First Bundeswehr Medical Command Award for the surgical treatment of soldiers wounded in Afghanistan
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