Dr. med. Bernd Nowak

    Specialist in orthopedics & trauma surgery

    Dr. med. Bernd Nowak



    Qualifications (including locations, dates, diplomas and degrees obtained):

    • 1982 – 1989 Ruhr- University Bochum, Medical School, Germany
    • 1988 University of Toronto, Canada
      Prof. Robert W. Jackson, Sportsmedicine & Arthroscopic Surgery
      Prof. Robert B. Salter, Children´s Orthopaedic Surgery
    • 1989 Primary Medical Degree
    • 1993 Doctor of Medicine, Ruhr- University Bochum 
      Thesis: Nowak, B.: “ Operative or conservative treatment of metacarpal fractures ”
      Advisor: Prof. G. Muhr MD, Director of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital “Bergmannsheil Bochum”
    • 1992 Chiropractic Diploma
    • 1993 Sportsmedicine Diploma
    • 1994 Ultrasound Diploma
    • 1998 Orthopaedic Surgery
    • 2001 Acupuncture Diploma
    • 2005 Trauma Surgery

    Work Experience (including dates of postgraduate, residencies, fellowship, etc.):

    • 1989-1990 Orthopaedic Surgery Postgraduate, Military Hospital Hamm, Germany
    • 1991 Internal Medicine Residency, Military Hospital Hamm, Germany
    • 1991 – 1994 Chief of Medical Unit and G.P., Trier, Germany
    • 1995 General Surgery Residency, Military Hospital Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
    • 1996 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Military Hospital Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
    • 1997 – 1998 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University Hospital, Münster, Germany
    • 1998 Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Military Hospital Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
    • 2005 Degree as an Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon
    • 2003 - 2010 Vice Chief of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Staff, Dept. of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, German Military Hospital Bad Zwischenahn
    • 2010  - present Orthopedic practice in Oldenburg near Bremen(OrthoPraxis), Consultant with affiliations to several local and interntaional orthopaedic hospitals

    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    • 2004 - 2013 El Galaa Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

    Working abroad

    • 1988  Toronto, Canada
    • 1994  Trogir, Croatia
    • 2001  Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • 2005  Prizren, Kosovo
    • 2006  Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
    • 2007  Kabul, Afghanistan
    • 2008  Muscat, Oman

    Detailed scope of Work in Orthopaedic Surgery:

        I. Opening wedge Osteotomy (H.T.O.) of the Tibia in the Arthritic and Varus Deformity Knee with a Unilateral Fixateur externe (Callus distraction technique)

        II. Arthroscopic and open Shoulder Surgery
            a. Arthroscopic Shoulder stabilization and SLAP – Repair with bioabsorbable suture anchors
            b. Endoscopic subacromial Decompression in Impingement Syndrome
            c. Mini – open Rotator Cuff Repair with biorabsorbable Suture Anchors
            d. Arthroscopic Resection of the arthritic Acromioclavicular Joint
            e. Open Stabilization of the instable Shoulder (Bankart´s procedure)
            f. Shoulder prosthesis
            g. Tx of fractures of the shoulder

        III. Arthroscopic and open Knee surgery
            a. Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction with Lig. Patellae graft (BTB) and bioabsorbable Pin Refixation
            b. Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair with bioabsorbable Meniscal screws
            c. Autologeous Chondrocyte transplantation

        IV. Arthroscopic and open Surgery of Elbow and Ankle
            a. Loose bodies
            b. Chondral shaving
            c. Synovectomy

        V. Total Knee Replacement and Revision Knee Replacement surgery

        VI. Total Hip Replacement
            a. Thrust Plate Hip Prosthesis (A. Huggler, Switzerland)
            b. Cementless Hip Prosthesis (Zweymüller, Austria)
            c. Short Stem Hip prosthesis (Plus Endo, Biomet)

        VII. Interspinous Spacer Implantation (WALLIS and APERIUS)

        VIII. Balloon Kyphoplasty (Vertebral osteoporotic fractures)

        Special Skills in Nonoperative Orthopaedic Treatment:
        Continuous Epidural Catheter technique in the treatment of sciatic pain and spinal stenosis
        Ultrasound investigation of musculoskeletal system
        Ear acupuncture (Nogier)
        Injection Techniques Spine, Shoulder, Hip and other Joints
        D.O. of osteopathic medicine (PCOM and DAAO)

        Current Research Projects:

    1. Long term results in the operative treatment of chronic shoulder dislocation (Open Ba nkart´s procedure) Thesis S.N. , University Münster, 2002
    2. Long Term Results in the Treatment of Sciatic pain and Spinal stenosis by means of a continuous epidural catheter (a prospective study), Thesis M.M., University Münster 2002
    3. Results of Kramer`s Osteotomy in Hallux valgus Treatment (in progress)
    4. Long term results in cementless Total Hip Replacement (Zweymüller system) in the elderly patient (in progress)
    5. First Results of Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization with bioabsorbable suture anchors (BIO-FASTAK) (in progress)
    6. 1 to 5 Year results in Total Knee Replacement with the Genesis II Prosthesis (in progress)


    • 1997 – 1998  Orthopaedic Instructor to Undergraduate & Postgraduate Medical Students, University Hospital Münster, Germany
    • 1998 – present  Supervisor of Doctorands University Münster
    • 2007  Board member and lecturer at the Shoulder Congress, Zagzig University, Egypt

        Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies:

    • 1987  Society of Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Sportsmedicine (GOTS)
    • 1988  Sportsmedicine Society of Germany
    • 1990  Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Germany