Prof. Dr. med. Markus Tingart
Head of the Ortho-Centrum Aachen
One of the leading german orthopedists
Markus Tingart studied human medicine at the RWTH Aachen. He continued his medical training in orthopedics at the University of Cologne and worked there as an assistant doctor. In 2000-2001 he passed an internship at the Harvard Medical School (Orthopedic Surgery Department) in Boston, USA. In 2001 Tingart moved to the University of Regensburg, where he worked at the orthopedic clinic, there he completed habilitation in orthopedics, was appointed as a private lecturer and since 2006 till 2010 has been deputy director of the Orthopedic Clinic.
In October 2010 dr. Tingart moved to the RWTH Aachen University Clinic and took over the management of the Orthopedic Clinic. Professor Tingart holds a professorship for orthopedics and trauma surgery with a focus on orthopedics at the Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University.
The personal focus of prof. Tingart is on the areas of joint and tumor surgery with proven expertise in foot, shoulder, hip and knee joint surgery. He has a great clinical and scientific reputation in the fields of computer-assisted and minimally invasive arthroplasty and complex revision endoprosthetics.
He has also additional qualifications in the following areas: special orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, chirotherapy, physiotherapy, balneology, orthopedic rheumatology..
Prof. Tingart's main research areas include: Development and evaluation of computer-assisted and minimally invasive surgical techniques in knee and hip arthroplasty; gene expression and microarchitecture of the trabecular bone in aseptic femoral head necrosis and its importance for the stability of hip prostheses; non-invasive monitoring of osteoarthritis-like cartilage degeneration using optical 3D coherence tomography; development and optimization of non-invasive measurement methods for spine and gait analysis; individualized implants in knee and hip surgery.
Prof. Tingart is a member of many specialized national and international organizations, including the German-speaking Working Group for Arthroscopy (AGA) Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC) German Association for Foot and Ankle (DAF) German Society for Endoprosthetics.
Professor Tingart is the author of 71 scientific publications, 16 book articles, 73 published reports. He has received various awards for his research activities, including the Scientific Prize of the Society for Endoprosthetics, the Albert Hoffa Prize of the North German Orthopedic Association, Themistocles Gluck Prize of the German Society of Orthopedics.
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