ETHIANUM Heidelberg, Department of Spinal Surgery
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Harms Specialist in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
Voßstraße 6 69115 Heidelberg
Dr. Harms is Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Saarland, Homburg/Saar in Germany. In addition, Professor Harms is the Medical Director of Orthopaedics and Spinal Column Surgery at Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach in Karlsbad, Germany. At the University of Homburg/Saar, Professor Harms is a scientific researcher for new surgical techniques, materials and instruments for use in spine and hip surgeries.
Professor Harms studied medicine in Frankfurt and Saarbrücken and received special training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in Neurburg/Donau. His areas of spinal surgery specialization include spinal fracture, tumor, scoliosis, deformity, degenerative disease, cervical spine surgery, and transoral surgery of the occipito-cervical junction.
Professor Harms is a chairman and lecturer at many international spine congresses and is a visiting professor and guest surgeon worldwide including Asia/ Pacific, Europe, North America, and South Africa. Scientifically, he works with other spine specialists in the Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States. In addition, Professor Harms is an Honorary member of the Scoliosis Research Society, editor of orthopaedic journals, and has published a multitude of research about advanced techniques in spinal surgery.
1944 Born in Darmstadt 1963-1968 Study of medicine, University of Frankfurt, University of Saarbrücken, Medical specialty: orthopedics
1974 Specialist in Orthopedics
1978 Professor of Orthopedics University of Saarland, Homburg/Saar Scientific investigation of new surgical techniques as well as new materials and instruments for spinal column and hip surgery
Since 1980 Medical Director, Orthopedics, Spinal Column Surgery Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Karlsbad (Academic Teaching Hospital, University of Heidelberg)
Focal areas in spinal surgery (in alphabetical order):
Cervical spine surgery Deformities Degenerative diseases Dorsal dynamic stabilization Fractures Intervertebral disc prostheses Preservation of mobility Scoliosis Transoral surgery at the craniocervical transition Tumors Memberships, cooperations, publications, etc.:
Scientific cooperations with spinal column specialists in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia Chairman and speaker at international congresses worldwide Guest professor and guest surgeon in the US, Far East incl. Pacific region, Africa, Europe Consultant on various research projects Publications on new spinal column surgery techniques Editor of orthopedic journals Honorary member of the SRS (Scoliosis Research Society)
see Harms Study Group.
see Harms technique.