Prof. Dr. med. R. Hartensuer, FACS FEBS



Academic career

APL professorship

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, November 17, 2020

Habilitation (Venia legendi for orthopedics and trauma surgery)

Development, evaluation and application of a 3D movement analysis in combination with a robot-supported spine test bench and its importance for clinical questions (habilitation thesis)

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (July 12, 2016)


Doctorial theses

Significance of the "vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein" (VASP) for the development of the hearing ability of mammals Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (November 20, 2004)

Qualified third-party funded projects (selection)

• FALKO.NRW - case files - communication in NRW

• T.I.M.E - Timely Information in Medical Emergencies


Supervision of clinical studies

2008 - 2011 Study to evaluate the clinical performance of the VBS system for the treatment of osteoporotic

Vertebral fractures in a multicenter, prospective, partially randomized, partially concurrently

controlled setting

2010-2015 Study to Evaluate the Clinical performance of the VBS system for the Treatment of Osteoporotic

vertebral fractures in a multicenter, prospective, partially randomized, partially concurrently

controlled setting

2014-2017 Prospective randomized controlled multicenter investigation of stabilization procedures

of unstable fractures of the thoracolumbar spine (RASPUTHINE)

2016-2017 REVLOK® Cement Augmentation Study - A Retrospective Clinical Investigation of the REVLOK®

Fenestrated Screw System with Cement Augmentation Principal

2019 - actual First-in-Human Study to evaluate Safety, Feasibility and preliminary Efficacy of the new ISS Sleeve

Augmentation Technique in the Treatment of Osteoporotic / Osteopenic Vertebral Fractures

in the thoracolumbar Spine - ISSCLIN-02

2019 - actual EVALUATION OF SURGICAL STANDARDS using SPI in trauma surgery in

Cooperation with the AO

2021 - actual Cervicothoracic spine stabilization using PERLA® fixation system. A Post-Market Clinical Follow-Up


Guest Editor

Medicina Special Issue "Treatment of Spine and Pelvic Fractures in Patients with Osteoporosis" 

(Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2022)

Review activities:

Global Spine Journal, Springer Plus, Journal for Orthopedics and Accident Surgery, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, BMBF, Case Reports in Orthopedics, Der Orthopäde, The Spine Journal, RöFo, J Orthop Res, Scientific Reports, DFG, MDPI


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