Research - Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery

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Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedics and
Plastic Surgery

Research in Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery

To those with an interest in research,

here at our university clinic, we treat patients suffering from the consequences of accidents, tumours and internal or genetic diseases.

The aim of the research conducted at our clinic is to preserve threatened bodily functions and restore lost physiological functions, especially those related to the musculoskeletal system.

To this end, what we are doing on the one hand is analysing current diagnosis and treatment strategies in order to be able to provide our patients with the best individual solutions available for their particular condition today. On the other hand, we are working on development projects and questions of fundamental science, the answers to which promise further progress in line with our aim.

Through this, we want to engage in interdisciplinary and international dialogue with our partners and make it possible for our patients to receive the best possible care available to them today, while at the same time helping to develop the treatment of tomorrow.

We would appreciate any and all help towards this task.

If you would like to support us and our patients with this undertaking, be it as a student, employee, study participant, cooperation partner or through donations, then please feel free to e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With kind regards,

Your Prof. Dr. med. Arndt F. Schilling


Interdisciplinary project groups work on specific issues to enable us to help shape all of the areas we deal with at an international level. Depending on the focus of a particular project group, it will be led by either experienced clinicians or postdocs, who will also raise research funds for the project. Technical employees, doctoral students, master's students and bachelor's students are then assigned to the groups on a project-specific basis, the aim of this being to realise the projects in an efficient way and to train the next generation of researchers at the same time.


The broad clinical setup of the clinic, from trauma surgery and orthopaedics right through to plastic surgery, results in an equally wide range of topics being covered in our research, from the optimised diagnosis and care of the seriously injured, to prosthetics and orthobionics, right through to issues concerning cellular and molecular genetics. These are organised under the following four topic areas, which are all constantly exchanging ideas with one another.

These are organised under the following three topic areas (A)/(B)/(C), which are all constantly exchanging ideas with one another.