Dr Wolfgang Thuerigen is a specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery and has additional qualifications in traumatology, chirotherapy and sports medicine. He established the Department for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in an academic military hospital in Southern Germany. As head of the Shoulder Team, he was responsible for the treatment of shoulder diseases. The focus of his work as a senior physician is the surgical and non-surgical treatment of patients with shoulder diseases and sports injuries as well as arthroscopic surgeries. The largest European Arthroscopy Society (AGA) certified Dr Thuerigen as an arthroscopic surgeon and specialized shoulder arthroscopic surgeon. In addition, he is a certified knee surgeon by the German Knee Society (DKG) and is one of the first 100 doctors in Germany to receive this certificate. As the responsible specialized society, the German Knee Society brings together experienced physicians who have been treating patients with knee diseases for years. Due to his extensive knowledge in his two areas of expertise, Dr Thuerigen works as a certified medical expert in addition to his clinical work. He completed the Medical assessment training of the German Medical Association in 2014.