Portrait Gerrolt Nico Jukema

Gerrolt Nico Jukema
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Vice Director of Department, Department of Traumatology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of polytrauma/lower extremity


  • Intra-articular fractures of the lower extremity (joint fractures)
  • Treatment of chronic bone and (soft tissue) infections: Osteomyelitis
  • Pseudarthrosis / application of Ilizarov technique, sterile medical maggot therapy (Lucilia Sericata) for serious (post-traumatic) infections


Tel. +41 44 255 23 99

Other competencies

  • Acute traumatology and multiple injury care
  • Chairman Swiss VAC Days
  • Many years of international and multidisciplinary basic research on soft tissue and bone infections, in particular on the application of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and medical maggot therapy
  • Vacuum dressing therapy including the use of special instillation therapy for serious (post-traumatic) infections.


2017 Rehabilitation with appointment as titular professor University of Zurich
2016 Deputy Clinic Director Clinic for Traumatology
2011 Team Leader Polytrauma / Lower Extremity, Department of Traumatology, University Hospital Zurich
2006 Chair and Director, Department of Traumatology, VU Free University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Medical Director of the supra-regional Trauma Center North-West Netherlands
1998 Director, Department of Trauma Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
Medical Director of the Supraregional Trauma Center West – Netherlands
1997 Attending Physician Traumatology, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum, Germany
1995 Additional qualification in trauma surgery, Medical Association of North Rhine, Düsseldorf,
1993 Specialist in Surgery, North Rhine Medical Association, Düsseldorf, Germany
1992 Doctorate Dr.med., Westfälische-Wilhelms-University Münster, Germany
1987 State Examination in Human Medicine, VU Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Most important memberships

  • European Bone and Joint Infection Society
  • European Tissue Repair Society
  • European Wound Management Association
  • European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES)
  • German Society for Trauma Surgery
  • German Society for Surgery
  • Dutch Society for Traumatology
  • Dutch Society for Surgery
  • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT)

Research focus

  • Post-traumatic osteomyelitis and soft tissue infections.
  • Vacuum dressing technique (Negative Pressure Wound Therapy) including application of instillation technique.




  • Since 2021: Member Subspecialty Committee of Infections, International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT)
  • 2008 -2015: Board Member European Tissue Repair Society
  • 2011 – 2014: Scientific Recorder European Wound Management Association
  • Since 1995: Organizing faculty member of many (inter)national congresses and symposia concerning the treatment of trauma patients with bone and soft tissue infections including the application of Negative Wound Pressure Therapy.