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News Professor title for Hannes Rüdiger

On 6 January 2021, our Co-Head of Hip Surgery, Hannes Rüdiger, was appointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Zurich. This title serves as recognition of his achievements in both science and teaching over the last few years.

Prof. Rüdiger has published a variety of studies in the field of hip prosthetics (artificial joint replacements) in international scientific journals. He has investigated the influence of artificial joints on the mechanics of the hip using sophisticated computer models. He has also described the exact position of anatomical landmarks on X-ray images by comparing them with CT scans and MRIs. This has significant implications for the preoperative planning of hip surgery and can thus lead to a more accurate reconstruction of the affected hip. In addition to this, he has conducted a large-scale study into the  effects of soft tissue ossification around hip implants on patient satisfaction. Hannes Rüdiger is also the author of a manual on planning hip prostheses that can serve as a guide for young doctors in training, and serves as a reviewer for various international scientific journals.

Teaching as a means of transferring knowledge

Prof. Rüdiger is also strongly committed to teaching, as he is keen to pass on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of doctors. He often takes on a tutor role in clinical training courses, as well in the medical study programmes offered at the University of Zurich and in the Bachelor’s degree course at ETH Zurich. He is a member of the Swissorthopaedics Continuing Education Committee and is often involved in in the specialist orthopaedics examinations in an expert capacity.  

We would like to congratulate Prof. Hannes Rüdiger on being awarded this title and are honoured to have an expert on board who is so strongly committed to both everyday clinical activities and to research and teaching.