The post-graduation in Orthopaedics in Germany aims the acquisition of the specialist competence of orthopaedics and trauma surgery after completion of prescribed training periods and continuing education content. The duration of the course is seven years.

Postgraduation in Orthopaedics in Germany: Course plan- Further education time:

  • 24 months of basic education in the field of surgery and 48 months further training as a specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery of which up to
  • 12 months in one of the other specialist training courses in the field of surgery and/or in neurosurgery
  • 12 months in the outpatient area

Post-graduation in Orthopaedics in Germany: Training content:

  • Acquisition of knowledge, experience and skills in – the prevention, detection, surgical and conservative treatment, aftercare and rehabilitation of injuries and their sequelae as well as congenital and acquired deformities, malformations, dysfunctions and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, taking into account the differences in the different age groups
  •  the treatment of severely injured and multiple injured persons including the trauma management –
  • the neurotraumatological, vascular surgical, thorax surgical and visceral surgical measures in an interdisciplinary cooperation –
  • the collection of an intraoperative radiological findings control taking into account the radiation protection –
  • the conservative and functional treatment of congenital and acquired deformities and maturation disorders –
  • the foundations of conservative and surgical treatment of rheumatic joint disease –
  • the basics of surgical treatment of tumours of the musculoskeletal system –
  • the detection and treatment of soft tissue injuries, wounds and burns including involvement in reconstructive procedures –
  • the detection and treatment of injuries, disorders and dysfunctions of the hand –
  • prevention, Detection and treatment of sports injuries and sports injuries and their consequences


Participation in higher-level surgical procedures  

  • Prevention and treatment of bone diseases and osteoporosis –
  • Biomechanics –
  • Chiropractic and physical measures including functional and developmental physiotherapy exercises, medical training and equipment therapy –
  • Technical orthopaedics and training in the use of orthopaedic appliances including their Inspection during fitting and after completion –
  • the basics of the Durchgangsarzt- and injury type procedures of the industrial professional associations Defined examination and treatment procedures: –
  • sonographic examinations of the musculoskeletal system including arthrosonographies, including in infants –
  • surgical interventions including emergency interventions on body cavities, spine, shoulder / upper arm/elbow, forearm/hand, pelvis, hip joint, thigh, knee joint, lower leg, ankle, foot – Surgeries on nerves and vessels –
  • Interventions in infections of soft tissues, bones and joints –
  • Implant removal –
  • Treatment of thermal and chemical damage –
  • Conservative treatment of congenital and acquired deformities, dislocations, fractures and distortions –
  • Injection and puncture techniques on the spine and joints –
  • Osteodensitometry
  • Arrangement, supervision and documentation of regulations ortho

This course structure has been copied from Weiterbildungsordnung für die Ärzte Bayerns vom 24. April 2004 – in der Fassung der Beschlüsse vom 21. Oktober 2017 Bayerische Landesärztekammer. Information ohne Gewähr. Translation is provided for information purposes only.  The original information you can find at www.blaek.de/

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