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University Hospital Mainz

location_on Mainz, Germany
9.7/10 from 24 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery (520130)

Pol Maria Rommens

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Pol Maria Rommens

Specialized in: adult and pediatric orthopedics, trauma surgery

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Mainz offers the full range of diagnostics, treatment and follow-up care for diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system in adults and children. The department has modern operating rooms equipped with advanced navigation systems to ensure the most effective surgical treatment. The outstanding quality of medical services is confirmed by prestigious certificates of the German Cancer Society, certificates of professional societies in traumatology and endoprosthetics. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Pol Maria Rommens.

One of the priorities of the department’s clinical focuses is hip and knee arthroplasty. Surgical interventions are performed by competent specialists with tremendous experience in this field. Also, high-quality endoprostheses of the best world manufacturers are used. A unique offer in this field is the postoperative Rapid Recovery Program, which aims to improve patients’ quality of life and achieve optimal results after surgery.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Surgical treatment of polytrauma, pelvic and acetabular injuries
  • Surgical treatment of extremity injuries of any severity (the department is a supraregional Trauma Center, certified by the German Society of Traumatology)
  • Surgical treatment of injuries in the elderly (in comorbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, heart failure, etc.)
  • Hip endoprosthetics and revision interventions
  • Knee endoprosthetics and revision interventions
  • Treatment of spinal injuries and diseases (conservative, interventional and surgical treatment methods)
    • Spinal injuries (for example, due to traffic accidents)
    • Osteoporotic vertebral fractures
    • Degenerative spinal diseases (for example, degeneration of intervertebral discs and intervertebral joints, spinal canal stenosis)
    • Spinal malformations and deformities (for example, scoliosis, spina bifida)
    • Infectious diseases affecting the spine
    • Spinal tumors (interdisciplinary treatment concept)
  • Shoulder surgery (including modern arthroscopic techniques for shoulder reconstruction and prosthetics)
  • Surgical treatment of degenerative and traumatic elbow injuries
    • Elbow arthroscopy
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Stabilizing operations
    • Osteosynthesis
    • Total and partial elbow endoprosthetics
  • Hand surgery (open, arthroscopic, microsurgical interventions and endoprosthetics) in
    • Congenital malformations
    • Injuries of finger tendons and ligaments
    • Hand and wrist fractures
    • Formation of false joints (pseudoarthrosis)
    • Rheumatic changes in the hand
    • Compression syndromes (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome)
    • Rhizarthrosis
    • Trigger fingers
    • Ganglia
  • Foot surgery
    • Degenerative tendon damage
    • Ankle cartilage damage (cartilage transplantation, joint replacement surgery)
    • Rheumatic deformities
    • Reconstruction of the incorrect position of the tibia and calcaneus
    • Correction of complex foot deformities
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Diabetic foot syndrome (in progressive stage)
  • Pediatric traumatology (treatment of children under 14 years old)
    • Injuries of the musculoskeletal system and their consequences
    • Skin lesions
    • Abdominal trauma
    • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Pediatric orthopedics (conservative and surgical treatments)
    • Treatment of congenital hip dysplasia
    • Treatment of congenital clubfoot and other foot deformities
    • Treatment of deformities or differences in leg length
    • Treatment of spinal diseases and injuries (for example, scoliosis)
    • Care for children with severe disabilities (in cerebral palsy, spina bifida, various forms of muscular diseases, metabolic disorders and their complications, skeletal dysplasia)
    • Spastic diseases (botulinum toxin A injection therapy)
  • Conservative and surgical treatment of sports injuries
  • Treatment of oncological diseases of the musculoskeletal system (orthopedic oncology)
  • Septic surgery (treatment of posttraumatic and postoperative infections, as well as the repair of bone and soft tissue defects)
  • Osteoporosis treatment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

  • 1972 - 1979 Study of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven.
  • 1979 - 1984 Training in General Surgery in the Department of Surgery of the University Hospital of
  • the Catholic University of Leuven.
  • 1984 - 1986 Postgraduate Training in Traumatology in the Department of Traumatology at the University Hospital Essen, Germany.
  • 1985 Medical Specialist in Surgery.
  • 1986 Medical Specialist in Trauma Surgery.
  • 1995 Medical Specialist in Emergency Medicine.
  • 1998 Medical Specialist in Physical Therapy. 
  • 2006 Medical Specialist in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery.
  • 2007 Medical Specialist in Special Trauma Surgery.
  • 1999 European Board of Surgery, Qualification in Traumatology.
  • 1986 - 1996 Staff Member of the Department of Traumatology and Emergency Surgery at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg in Leuven, Belgium.
  • 1990 Thesis defense: "The tibial shaft fracture with severe soft tissue damage".
  • 1996 - 2013 Ordinary Professor and Chief Physician of the Department of Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Mainz, Germany.
  • Since 2013 Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Mainz.

Awards and Honors

  • 1993 - 1997 Founder and First President of the Belgian Trauma Society.
  • 1997 - 2003 President of the Küntscher Society.
  • 2009 - 2010 President of the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES).
  • 2011 - 2017 Secretary General of the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES).
  • 2005 Editor of the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.
  • 2005 Doctor honoris causa of the University of Patras, Greece.
  • 1999 - 2014 Member of the Pelvic Expert Group.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 

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