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Asklepios Hospital for Sports Injuries St. Wolfgang

location_on Bad Griesbach im Rottal, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Sports Orthopedics (457568)

Peter Angele

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Angele

Specialized in: sports orthopedics

About the department

The Department of Sports Orthopedics at the Asklepios Hospital for Sports Injuries St. Wolfgang offers conservative and surgical treatment of all joint and spinal diseases and injuries. Both traditional and the very latest modern surgical methods are available for treatment, especially minimally invasive surgery. In addition, with appropriate medical indications, the department provides inpatient rehabilitation treatment. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Peter Angele.

Prof. Angele is a recognized expert in the field of sports orthopedics, in particular, regenerative joint surgery. He specializes in the treatment of arthrosis, cartilage lesions of joints and meniscuses, correction of congenital and acquired axial deviations, knee joint reconstruction, etc. In 2018, Prof. Dr. Angele once again was included in the rating of the top specialists in sports medicine, according to the FOCUS magazine. He has also received a recommendation from this prestigious journal. Thus, he is one of the most recommended specialists in Germany.

The department’s service range includes the diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases and injuries:

  • Knee diseases
    • Meniscus injuries
    • Cruciate ligament ruptures
    • Ruptures of the lateral knee ligaments
    • Ligament instability
    • Malpositions, dislocations and functional disorders of the patella
    • Osteoarthritis and cartilage damage, including cartilage transplantation
    • Knee joint replacement
  • Ankle diseases
    • Acute injuries
    • Instability
    • Ligament and tendon injuries
    • Osteoarthritis of upper and lower ankle
    • Endoprosthetics
  • Spinal diseases
    • Diseases of the intervertebral discs
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Instability of the vertebrae, including spinal fixation surgeries
    • Instability of the vertebrae
    • Degenerative changes in the vertebrae and osteoporosis
    • Radicular syndrome
  • Shoulder diseases
    • Rotator cuff rupture
    • Shoulder impingement syndrome
    • Calcification and "frozen shoulder"
    • Dislocations and instability
    • Damage to cartilaginous tissue and arthrosis
    • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Hand diseases
    • Diseases of the tendons
    • Diseases of the nerves and connective tissue
    • Injuries and consequences of injuries
    • Damage to cartilaginous tissue and arthrosis of all hand joints
    • Functional hand disorders
  • Elbow diseases
    • Diseases associated with overload (tennis elbow / golfer’s elbow)
    • Degenerative diseases, arthrosis
    • Functional disorders
    • Elbow joint replacement
  • Hip diseases
    • Articular lip ruptures
    • Osteoarthritis and cartilage damage
    • Cartilage transplantation (arthroscopic interventions)
    • Dislocations and dysplasia
    • Hip joint replacement

Based on the results of primary diagnosis, the qualified  orthopedists and surgeons of the department develop an accurate scheme for further treatment. The department offers the entire therapeutic spectrum. In case of less severe pathologies, it is often enough to use therapeutic gymnastics and physiotherapy procedures, which may be supplemented by elements of traditional Chinese medicine (moxotherapy, acupuncture, vacuum therapy, etc.) and homeopathy.

If the patient should undergo surgical treatment, there are two modern operating rooms available to surgeons of the department. The operating rooms are equipped with the latest technology, for example, there is neuronavigation, three-dimensional X-ray diagnostics and a mobile X-ray machine, a laser and first-class devices for artificial ventilation. One of the specialization areas of the department is ligament surgery, with a special focus on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Thanks to surgeries performed in the department,  many football and hockey players of the German and Russian leagues have managed to return to their previous level. In addition, the department has in its arsenal all options for the surgical reconstruction of the cartilaginous tissue, up to cartilage transplantation. In a number of cases, such surgeries are accompanied by a surgical correction of the limb axis.

Another important department’s focus is endoprosthetics. The experienced orthopedists and surgeons of the department accompany patients from the moment of surgery to discharge from the clinic and postoperative rehabilitation. Treatment is provided in cooperation with the surgeon who performs an operation for the patient and a therapist responsible for further treatment. All surgical interventions are performed by highly specialized surgeons, who enjoy international recognition.

Another key focus is spinal surgery. The specialized Spine Center successfully treats acute and chronic pain syndromes associated with the spine. It conducts facet joint and nerve root infiltration, as well as optic-guided sympathetic blockade. Due to the wide treatment options and the full range of physiotherapeutic procedures, pain syndrome may be rapidly reduced or completely stopped, and the patient will have a long-term remission.

Finally, the department also specializes in the subsequent rehabilitation and health restoration. The team of the department offers the optimal treatment of functional disorders after illness, injury or accident, which starts in the early postoperative period. In particular, the service range of the department includes osteopathy and craniosacral therapy.

Curriculum vitae

  • 1987 - 1994 Study of Medicine at Ulm University.
  • 1996 PhD thesis defense at the Faculty of Medicine of Ulm University (with honors "Summa cum laude").
  • 1994 - 1995 Assistant Physician at the General Orthopedic Surgical Practice Straubing.
  • 1996 - 1997 Assistant Physician at the University Hospital Regensburg, Department of Trauma Surgery.
  • 1997 Additional qualification "Sports Medicine".
  • 1997 - 1998 Internship abroad from the German research Foundation in the Department of Orthopedics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
  • 1998 - 2001 Assistant Physician at the University Hospital Regensburg, Department of Trauma Surgery.
  • 2001 Qualified Surgeon (Medical Specialist).
  • 2004 Qualified Trauma Surgeon (Medical Specialist). Doctoral thesis defense in Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the University Hospital Regensburg. Obtaining the right to teach surgery and appointed as a PD at the Faculty of Medicine.
  • 2001 - 2004 Senior Physician of the Department of Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Regensburg.
  • 2004 - 2008 Head of the Department of Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Regensburg.
  • 2006 Qualified Orthopaedician and Trauma Surgeon (Medical Specialist).
  • Since 2008, Leading Physician of the Department of Sports Orthopedics at the Asklepios Hospital for Sports Injuries St. Wolfgang; Head of Regenerative Joint Surgery in the Department of Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Regensburg.
  • 2008 Appointed as a Visiting Professor.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Asklepios Klinik St. Wolfgang 

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