Prof. Dr Dr Drescher - Specialist in Endoprosthetics and Orthopaedic Surgery

Prof. Dr Dr Wolf Drescher
Chief Physician
Specialist in Endoprosthetics
Nuremberg, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Hip arthrosis (coxarthrosis)
  • Femoral head necrosis
  • Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Knee arthrosis (gonarthrosis)
  • Corrective and conversion osteotomies (bow legs/knock knees)
  • Orthopaedic rheumatology

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Medical history and physical examination
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
  • MRI

Range of Therapeutic Services

 Knee Surgery

  • Joint-preserving knee surgeries
  • Corrective surgery
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Ligament reconstructions
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Artificial knee joint, including individual knee endoprosthetics (primary endoprosthetics)
  • Change of prosthesis

Hip Surgery                                                                      

  • Joint preserving hip surgery
  • Surgical therapy for femoral head necrosis
  • Minimally invasive endoprosthetics of the hip joint (primary endoprosthetics)
  • Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Minimally invasive surgery on the hip
  • Change of prosthesis

Rheumatic Orthopaedics

  • Synovectomies
  • Resection interposition arthroplasty (RIAP)
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthrodesis

About Prof. Dr Dr Wolf Drescher

Prof. Dr Dr Wolf Drescher is a specialist in endoprosthetics as well as chief physician of the clinic for orthopaedic surgery of the lower extremities and endoprosthetics at the Rummelsberg Hospital in Schwarzensbruck near Nuremberg in Bavaria.

Orthopaedic Surgery at the Highest Level

The expertise of Professor Drescher and his team of doctors lies in the surgical joint-preserving and replacement therapy of malpositions and wear-related diseases of the hip and knee joints. Whenever possible, minimally invasive surgical techniques are applied. Based at the center of finding the appropriate therapy procedure is always the patient including her or his condition’s symptoms with limitations and expectations. In line with the claim “Progress from tradition”, Prof. Drescher applies state-of-the-art technologies built on evidence-based data for the benefit of his patients.

Joint-Preserving Therapy has First Priority

In order to delay the implantation of an artificial joint as long as possible, it is necessary to correct joint changes or malpositions before severe arthrosis develops. At the Rummelsberg Hospital, joint-preserving surgeries are of first concern. Meniscus incisions, cartilage transplants, ligament reconstructions, and conversion surgeries are therefore carried out in large numbers.

Internationally Recognised Expert in Joint-Preserving Hip Surgery and Femoral Head Necrosis

Prof. Drescher is a member of an international expert panel on hip joint preservation surgery. In many cases, Prof. Drescher can still preserve joints that would otherwise be replaced artificially. Above all, the therapy of femoral head necrosis is a special focus of Prof. Drescher’s work. As Acting Vice President of ARCO, he has authored over 50 national and international scientific journal articles and book chapters on femoral head necrosis. He has also recently been appointed to an international expert panel on femoral head necrosis.

Head of the Endoprosthetics Center Rummelsberg

Joints cannot always be preserved. In the case of advanced and painful joint wear, often the only way to restore normal quality of life is to insert an artificial joint (primary endoprosthetics). At the Rummelsberg Endoprosthetics Center, all facets of knee and hip arthroplasty are covered under the direction of Prof. Drescher. The combination of the capacities and expertise of three highly qualified specialist clinics guarantees patients treatment quality at the highest level.

Specialist in Minimally Invasive Hip Arthroplasty

Prof. Dr Dr Drescher has introduced a unique therapy concept for hip arthrosis in Germany. This minimally invasive and muscle-sparing process is combined with the treatment procedure “Fast-Track Surgery” from Denmark. Ahead of time, Prof. Dr Dr Drescher discusses the measure with his patient and plans the medical conduct with help of the computer. In cases of severe joint wear (arthrosis) but good bone quality of the femur, the prosthesis can be anchored without cement. Given poor bone quality (osteoporosis), Prof. Dr Dr Drescher implants the cemented hip replacement. In the event of osteoarthritis at a young age (hip dysplasia, femoral head necrosis), the femoral-neck-preserving short-stem hip TEP is implanted. The planning stage of therapy and follow-up care is supported by the gait analysis lab in order to achieve the best possible treatment results.

The Customised Prosthesis on the Knee – the Individual Sled Prosthesis

Prof. Dr Dr Drescher at the Rummelsberg Hospital (Sana Kliniken AG) is able to have individually fitted knee prostheses made for his patients using a special computed tomography. In addition, the corresponding cutting blocks for the insertion of the knee prosthesis are adapted specifically for the individual patient. This customized implant means that less bone must be removed from the femur and tibia. Thereafter, the knee prosthesis is inserted for a precise fit. The individualisation of the knee prosthesis is a further development of the standardized sled prosthesis.

Rheumatoid Orthopaedics of Knee and Hip Joint

Rheumatic orthopaedics is another focus of orthopaedic surgery at the Rummelsberg Hospital. If a conservative therapy by the rheumatologist is no longer sufficient and joint damage has occurred, various surgical procedures are available for rheumatoid surgery. In early stages, a synovectomy (surgical removal of the synovium) can relieve symptoms and stop long-term damage from the rheumatic disease. Prof. Dr Dr Drescher carries out this therapy option for diseases of the knee or hip joint. At late stages of joint damage, good results are achieved with artificial knee and hip joints.

Further information about Prof. Dr Dr Wolf Drescher can be found at his website.


Curriculum Vitae

01.10.1991 – 25.11.1997 Studies in human medicine, Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf
25.11.1997 3rd state exam at the Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf
01.12.1997 – 31.12.2000 Junior Doctor, Orthopaedic Clinic, Aarhus University Hospital
01.01.2001 – 31.03.2002 Junior Doctor, Orthopaedic Clinic, University Hospital of Hamburg Eppendorf
20.01.2001 Additional qualification in paediatric orthopaedics
27.01.2001 PhD University of Aarhus, Denmark
01.04.2002 – 30.06.2006 Junior Doctor, Orthopaedic Clinic, University Hospital of Kiel
06.04.2004 Additional qualification – Sports medicine
11.09.2005 Additional qualification in chirotherapy
16.11.2005 Specialist in orthopaedics
19.12.2005 Habilitation, Orthopaedic Clinic, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel. Topic: “Experimental studies on the effect of methylprednisolone on the circulation of the hip”
01.07.2006 – 31.05.2007 Junior Doctor, Orthopaedic University Hospital of Frankfurt a.M.
11.04.2007 Specialist in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery
01.06.2007 – 31.05.2008 Senior Physician, Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital of Trondheim/Norway
01.06.2008 – 31.05.2009 Senior Physician, Orthopaedic Clinic, Holstebro Regional Hospital, DK
01.06.2009 – 31.12.2012 Senior Physician, Head of Joint Section, Orthopaedic Clinic, University Hospital of Aachen
29.10.2009 Additional qualification in special orthopaedic surgery
01.10.2009 – 05.04.2013 Studies in Economics, Distance Learning University of Hagen
01.10.2010 Deputy Director of the Clinic, DRG Senior Physician, Lecturer at the Clinic
19.01.2011 Additional qualification in physical therapy and balneology
18.04.2011 Granting of adjunct professorship at RWTH University Aachen
05.04.2013 Degree BSc in Economics
 BSc thesis: “Medical leadership in the hospital”
01.01.2013 – 30.09.2014 Chief Physician, Clinic for Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery, Agaplesion Ev. Bathildiskrankenhaus Bad Pyrmont
01.01.2014 – 30.09.2014 Deputy Medical Director, Agaplesion Ev. Bathildiskrankenhaus Bad Pyrmont
Since 01.10.2014 Chief Physician, Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Lower Extremities and Endoprosthetics, Rummelsberg Hospital
2017 – 2019 President of the Association Research Circulation Osseous (ARCO)

Medical Team

  • Oliver Schakols
    Chief Senior Physician
  • Dr Albert Bratu
    Senior Physician, offers Romanian consultation hours


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Prof. Dr Dr Wolf Drescher
Chief Physician

Rummelsberg Hospital
Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Lower Extremities and Endoprosthetics
Rummelsberg 71, D-90592 Schwarzenbruck

T: +49 9128 405 4020
F: +49 9128 504 3220


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