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Dr. Uwe Johannes Nellessen

Dr. Uwe Johannes Nellessen

Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery
Consultant Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery
English, German
29 years

Core Competencies

  • Sports medicine
  • Joint saving procedures – Arthroscopy of shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle
  • All kinds of repair strategies, including ligaments and cartilage repair, cartilage transplantation, stem cell therapy
  • Joint replacement procedures (shoulder, elbow, hip and knee with most advanced Computer Navigation control)
  • Revision surgeries of failed existing replacements
  • All kinds of trauma surgeries (bone fixation methods, soft tissue repair including vascular and nerve repair, advanced strategies in complicated septic cases or failure of previous surgeries, including non-united fractures)

Brief Profile

Studied and trained in Germany, Dr. Uwe Johannes Nellessen is a renowned expert in the field of sports medicine and joint replacement surgeries. He has worked extensively across Germany and UAE in various well-known hospitals.

He has special interest and training in Autologous Cartilage Transplantation (ACT), Stem Cell therapy inclusive of PRP, advanced Sports Medicine, Computer Navigation in Total Knee Replacement (TKR) in combination with robotics, and strategies for delayed union/non-union fractures.

Since 2000, he is actively involved and working with different Football Clubs (Al Nasr FC, Al Wasl FC), Ice Hockey Teams, National Female Football Team-Germany, Basketball Teams and with Olympic Athletes as a Consultant for sports-related injuries.

He has been an independent medical evaluator for medical insurance companies in Germany (Berufsgenossenschaftliche Versicherungen) and MedLife Alico in UAE. Dr. Nellessen has also been the Member of Faculty for Navigation in TKA DePuy/Brainlab at the European Surgical Institute, Hamburg (2002-2008).


  • Facharzt for Surgery, 2000
  • Facharzt in the Department for Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, 2002

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