Prof. Dr. med. M. Weber
Orthopaedic-University-Department of the RWTH-Aachen
Prof. Dr. med. M. Weber has been educated in Giessen, Lübeck, Hamburg, Freiburg, Heidelberg and Aachen. He is specialised in Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Chiropractic as well. He has got several awards on the field of limb reconstruction in congenital and acquired diseases and joint diseases as well. He is member of a great number of national and international orthopaedic societies. He has organised or taken part as lecturer in several national and international congresses in general orthopaedics, paediatric orthopaedics and limb reconstruction. In appreciation for his scientific and clinical work Prof. Dr. Weber has been elected for President of the A.S.A.M.I. (Association for the Study and Application of the Method of Ilizarov) – Germany.
Specialities in Conservative and Operative Orthopaedic Treatment
Conservative and operative treatment of all kind of congenital malformations of the upper and lower limb.
Leg lengthening and correction of all kind of axial deviations by the Ilizarov method.
Conservative and operative treatment of congenital and developmental diseases: e.g. hip dysplasia and –luxation, Legg-Calvé-Perthes-disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, clubfoot.
Leg lengthening and correction of all kind of axial deviations by the Ilizarov method: e.g. congenital malformations, bone defects after trauma, infection, bone tumours.
Operative treatment of degenerative joint diseases: e.g. arthroscopic surgery, cartilage repair procedures, osteotomies for axial deviations of the extremities, joint replacement with modern prosthetic design and materials.
Conservative treatment of degenerative joint diseases: e.g. pain-therapy, injection-therapy and intraarticular cartilage repair.
Sportsmedicine - Chirotherapy - Rehabilitation
Demonstration of several own new operational techniques for reconstruction of the limb in Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Egypt, Emirates and USA.
Organisation, Lecturer and Chairman
Trainee programm for orthopaedic surgeons and traumatologists in germany for limb reconstruction in congenital and aquired malformations, trauma, osteomyelitis, tumor, pseudarthrosis ect.
Trainee programm for orthopaedic surgeons and traumatologists in germany for upper ankle joint reconstruction (ankle joint replacement, arthrodesis)
Authorized representative for education of orthopaedic surgeons in spezial orthopaedic surgery at the National Health Institute of NRW
Authorized representative for education of orthopaedist in Pediatric Orthopeadics at the National Health Institute of NRW
Name: Michael Weber, M.D.
Date of birth: 9. April 1957, Giessen, Germany
1964 – 1967 Junior school in Münchholzhausen, Germany
1967 – 1976 Grammar school at the Goethe-Gymnasium in Wetzlar, Germany
Mai 1976 Abitur –"higher school certificate", classification: 1,4 = very good
1976 – 1977 Male nurse trainee at the Hessen-Clinic in Wetzlar, Germany
1977 – 1983 Study of medicine at the Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen, Germany
19. April 1983 Third state examination
18. Mai 1983 Licence to practice medicine
06.83 – 10.87 Scientific assistant at the Institute of Pathology of the Medical University of Lübeck, Germany (Directors: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. A. Gropp / Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. U. Löhrs)
10.87 – 12.90 Assistant doctor at the Department of Trauma, Reconstruction, Hand and Plastic Surgery, Burn Unit AK-St. Georg-Hospital in Hamburg, Germany (Directors: Prof. Dr. med. D. Wolter / Prof. Dr. med. Ch. Eggers)
01.91 – 07.93 Assistant doctor at the Orthopaedic Department of the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany (Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. A. Reichelt)
08.93 – 10.96 Assistant doctor at the Orthopaedic Department of the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany (Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. H. Cotta)
10.96 – 10.98 Senior consultant at the Orthopaedic Department University hospital of the RWTH in Aachen, Germany (Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. F. U. Niethard)
10.98 – 08.05 Vice-Director of the Orthopaedic Department University-Hospital of the RWTH in Aachen, Germany (Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. F. U. Niethard)
Since 02.06 Director of the Limb Reconstruction and Limb Lengthening Department University-Hospital of the RWTH in Aachen, Germany
17. September 1990 Medical-Doctor-Degree, classification: summa cum laude
22. February 1995 Consultant for Orthopedic Surgery
2. October 1996 Specialist for Chiropractise
5. February 1997 Specialist for Physical Therapy
8. August 2003 Specialist for Sportsmedicine
23. January 2003 Specialist for Special Orthopedic Surgery
01. February 2006 Specialist for Pediatric Orthopedics
1. June 1999 Venia legendi (Qualification for lecturing at a university)
13. June 2002 Professor of Orthopedics at the University of RWTH-Aachen
Scientific publications 128
Books and Scripts 3
Oral presentations and Posters 326
Chairman, Moderation and Workshops 138
Organisation of Symposia and Congresses 58
1991 Prize for scientific presentation on the occasion of the Congress of the German Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hamburg, Germany
1998 1. Prize for the scientific presentation on the occasion of the Congress of the EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society), Madrid, Spain
1998 Award of the Medical-Orthopaedical-Technique, Baden-Baden, Germany
Scientific award of the Society of Paediatric Orthopaedics of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Wiesbaden, Germany
1. Prize for scientific presentation on the occasion of the Congress of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedical Surgery, Berlin, Germany
Posterprize of the SICOT XXII for TCNC-Arthordesis: Ultima ratio in difficult talar pathology
2002 Posterprize of the SICOT XXII for Oligohydramnious sequence as human morphological model of hip dysplasia and –luxation
2001 Invited Faculty member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh associated with the British Limb Reconstruction Societ
2003 Presidental invited international guest lecturer of the Limb Reconstruction Society North America
Honorary Office in Scientific and Clinical Organisations
President of the German - Arabian - Society (Germany e.V.)
President of the A.S.A.M.I. Germany (Association for the Study Application of the Method of Ilizarov and External Fixation)
Chairman of the study group Skeletal-Malformations of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC)
Scientific counsellor of the EHX (Adult-Histiocytosis-X) Society
Scientific counsellor of the study group DRG´s (Diagnosis Related Groups) of the A.S.A.M.I.
Scientific counsellor of the Bone and Joint Decade of the working group Paediatric orthopaedics of the DGOOC
Consultant and Member of Editorial Boards
Zeitschrift für Orthopädie
Zeitschrift für Schuh- und Fußorthopädie
Medizinisch Orthopädische Technik
Biotechnic & Histochemistry
Membership of National and International Societies
Société International de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)
European Federation for Orthopedics and Traumatology (EFORT)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie (DGOT)
Vereinigung Kinderorthopädie Deutschland
Association for the Study and Application of the Method of Ilizarov (ASAMI)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie (DGPW)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Manuelle Medizin (DGMM)
Berufsverband der Ärzte für Orthopädie
Deutsche Assoziation für Orthopädische Fußchirurgie (D.A.F.)
Address for correspondence
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Weber
Center for Limb Reconstruction andLimb Lengthening at the University of RWTH-Aachen
D-52074 Aachen / Germany
Fax office: +49-241-8082507