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Co-Head of Hip Surgery Prof. Dr. med. Hannes A. Rüdiger

PD Dr. med. Hannes Rüdiger

Position and faculty

Co-Head of Hip Surgery

To the department Hip Surgery


Primary hip prosthetics: minimally invasive techniques, complex prosthetics for congenital deformities or post-traumatic malpositions

Change of prosthesis / revision surgery

Infection treatment

Traumatology of the pelvis, hips and thigh

Joint preserving hip surgery


Hip Surgery
Phone hours
Mo–Th 08.00–17.00
Fr 08.00–16.00
Sa–Su Closed

Medical specialisation

Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System


since 01/2019

Co-Head Hip Surgery, Schulthess Klinik


Senior Consultant Hip Surgery, Schulthess Klinik

since 2014

Consiliarius Tumor Surgery (Médecin agrée 10%) Centre Hosptialier Universitaire Vaudois CHUV, Lausanne


Team Leader Hip, Team Leader Tumors, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois CHUV, Lausanne (Prof. A. Farron)


Staff Surgeon Hip and Knee Arthroplasty / Tumour Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital/University of Melbourne
(Prof. P. F. Choong)


Consultant Hip, Knee and Tumor Surgery, University of Zurich, Balgrist
(Prof. C. Gerber)


Prosthetics and tumor surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, University of Melbourne
(Prof. P. F. Choong)


Traumatology, The Alfred Hospital / Monash University, Melbourne
Prof. T. Kossmann)


Tumor Surgery, Universität Florenz
(Prof. R. Capanna)


Orthopaedics, Uniklinik Balgrist Zurich
(Prof. C. Gerber)


Traumatology, Universitätsspital Zurich
(Prof. O. Trentz)


Study of Medicine, University of Zurich

Education and training


Habilitation in Orthopaedics (Privatdozent), University of Zurich


Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System FMH


Doctorate in Human Medicine, University of Zurich


Study of Medicine, University of Zurich

Scientific activities

Clinical Research in the Field of Hip and Tumor Surgery

Close cooperation with the EPF Lausanne:

  • experimental studies on the ingrowth of non-cemented prostheses
  • biomechanical evaluation of hip reconstructions with computer models

Reviewer for international scientific journals

Awards and honours

Poster prize at the 19th Annual Meeting of European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society, 2006

2nd prize at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Transplantation Society, 2004

1st prize at the 2nd Young Investigators’ Meeting, Switzerland, 2001

1st prize of the Swiss Society of Surgery, 2001

Grants and stipends

Research contribution of the Swiss National Science Foundation, 2011–15

Continuing Education Scholarship Stryker Inc. / St. Vincent’s Hospital / University of Melbourne, 2008

Scholarship of the Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 2007

Scholarship of the Kurt and Senta Herrmann Foundation, Switzerland, 2005

Scholarship of the Theodor and Ida Herzog Egli Foundation, Switzerland, 2005

Scholarship of the SYNOS Foundation for the Advancement of Orthopaedic Surgery, Schweiz, 2005

Scholarship of swiss orthopaedics, 2005

Research contribution of the Hartmann Müller Foundation, Switzerland, 2005

Research contribution of the Bonizzi-Theler Foundation, Switzerland, 2002

Research contribution of the Olga Mayenfisch Foundation, Switzerland, 2001

Research contribution of the Roche Research Foundation, Switzerland, 2000

Scholarship of the Swiss National Science Foundation, 2000

Scholarship of the Theodor and Ida Herzog-Egli Foundation, Switzerland, 1999