University Hospital Giessen UKGM

Giessen, Germany

Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery

Markus Riekert

Prof. Dr. med.

Markus Riekert

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  • 1988 - 1995 Studium der Humanmedizin, Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen
  • 1995 - 1997 Assistenzarzt, Sportklinik Stuttgart
  • 1997 - 2005 Assistenzarzt, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • 1997 Dissertation: „Die native Reißfestigkeit der Sehne des Musculus supraspinatus beim Menschen - eine biomechanische Untersuchung.“
  • 2005 - 2007 Oberzarzt, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • 2006 Habilitation: „Über den Einfluss des Growth and Differentiation Factors -5 (GDF-5) auf die heilende Achillessehne im Rahmen des Tissue Engineering von Sehnen und Bändern.“
  • 2007 - 2010 Leitender Oberzarzt, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • seit - 2010 Direktor der Klinik für Orthopädie und Orthopädischen Chirurgie, Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen
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The Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Markus Rickert offers a wide range of services in orthopedics focusing on arthroscopic surgery, endoprosthetic replacement, foot surgery, rheumatic and sports orthopedics. Moreover, the service range also includes bacterial inflammation of the bones and soft tissues (septic surgery) and orthopedic oncology. Special attention is paid to pediatric orthopedics.

In the field of endoprosthetics, the Department mainly focuses on hip, knee and shoulder replacements. Depending on the age and anatomy of the patient, doctors can use both cemented and cementless prostheses. Hip and knee replacement surgery is performed in accordance with the latest recommendations and they can be partially minimally invasive. 

The range of endoprosthetics includes the artificial replacement of the following joints

  • Hip joint
  • Knee joint (including partial replacement surgery/ “sliding prosthesis”)
  • Shoulder joint

Pediatric orthopedics at the University Hospital Giessen deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal system diseases in newborns, children and adolescents. If the patient has some diseases that require treatment, it can be either outpatient or inpatient. It goes without saying that parents can also stay at the hospital together with their child. Thanks to close cooperation with the Department of Pediatrics, there is ensured both optimal diagnosis and treatment of children with complex neuropediatric clinical pictures. 

The range of services in the field of pediatric orthopedics at the University Hospital Giessen includes the following clinical pictures:

  • Foot deformities in children: clubfoot, flat feet, heel foot, hollow foot
  • Diseases of the hip joint: slipped capital femoral epiphysis (epiphysiolysis of the femoral head), Perthes disease (aseptic necrosis of the femoral head), hip dysplasia and hip dislocation, inflammatory hip joint diseases: transient synovitis (Coxitis fugax), bacterial coxitis
  • Diseases of the knee joint: traumatic ligament ruptures and cartilage damage, osteochondritis dissecans
  • Neuro-orthopedic clinical pictures: infantile cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy  
  • Spinal diseases: scoliosis, adolescent kyphosis (Scheuermann's disease)
  • Pathologies (deformities) of the limbs: axial deviation, unequal leg length, rotational deformities

The Department of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Markus Rickert covers the following competences:

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Endoprosthetics
  • Foot surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Rheumatic orthopedics
  • Sports orthopedics
  • Septic surgery and revision endoprosthetics
  • Orthopedic oncology
  • Spine surgery

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