University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany

Diagnosis for Arthritis of the Foot (program ID: 302153)

Karl-Stefan Delank

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Karl-Stefan Delank

Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialized in: orthopedics, trauma and reconstructive surgery
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Ausbildung (Schulen)

  • 1973-1977: Grundschule in Hattingen
  • 1977-1986 Staatliches Gymnasium und Abitur in Bochum

Ausbildung (Hochschulen)

  • 1988-1990: Universität Gießen- Ärztliche Vorprüfung (März 1990)
  • 1990-1994; Technische Universität München
    • 1. Staatsexamen (März 1991)
    • 2. Staatsexamen (August 1993)
    • 3. Staatsexamen (November 1994)

Klinischer Werdegang

  • 1995-1996: Medizinische Universitätsklinik der Ruhruniversität Bochum, Marienhospital Herne (Dir.: Univ.-Prof. A. Sturm)
  • 1996-1998: Chirurgische Universitätsklinik "Bergmannsheil" Bochum (Dir.: Univ.-Prof. G. Muhr)
  • 1998-2001: Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Mainz (Dir.: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. J. Heine)
  • 2002-2011: Orthopädische Universitätsklinik zu Köln(Dir.: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. P. Eysel)
    • seit 01.12.2002 Oberarzt
    • seit 01.06.2006 Leitender Oberarzt
  • Seit 1.3.2011: Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)
  • Department für Orthopädie, Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Direktor


  • Facharzt für Orthopädie
  • Schwerpunkt Rheumatologie
  • Zusatzbezeichnung Notfallmedizin
  • Zusatzbezeichnung Chirotherapie
  • Fachkunde im Strahlenschutz
  • Facharzt für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
  • Zusatzbezeichnung Spezielle Orthopädische Chirurgie
  • Weiterbildungsberechtigung Orthopädische Rheumatologie
  • Zusatzbezeichnung Spezielle Unfallchirurgie

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

  • 1995: Fakultät für Medizin der Technischen Universität München


  • 2006: Medizinische Fakultät der Universität zu Köln


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Orthopädische Chirurgie
  • Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft
  • European Spine Society
  • Vorstandsmitglied Regionales Kooperatives Rheumazentrum Aachen-Köln-Bonn
  • Gründungsmitglied „Arbeitskreis Evidenzbasierte Medizin AK 19“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Orthopädische Chirurgie (DGOOC)
  • Bundesverband Skoliose e.V.
  • Gründungs- und Vorstandsmitglied des „Centrum integrierte Onkologie (CIO)“ am Universitätsklinikum Köln
  • Vollmitglied Deutschsprachiges TNM-Komitee National Committee of UICC on TNM Classification Ständiger Ausschuß der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Stefan Delank is a facility of maximum care and provides 24/7 medical aid for patients with severe injuries and multiple traumas. To provide the best treatment quality, there is maintained a close cooperation with the related departments at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) (Visceral, Thoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Anaesthesia, Radiology). Furthermore, the Department is an active member of the Community of Trauma Surgeons in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt. 

Other important focuses of the Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) include surgical treatment of spine and pelvis, reconstructive surgery of bones and joints after injuries and infections, foot surgery, trauma surgey for elderly as well as sports traumatology and sports medicine. There is maintained an active interdisciplinary collaboration with the colleagues of the Department of Internal Medicine, especially in the fields of elderly traumatology and sports medicine. The reason is a widespread presence of comorbidities in the elderly as well as functional capacity testing in young athletes. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) are:  

  • Joint replacement
  • Tumor orthopedics
  • Surgical treatment of the spine
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Elderly traumatology
  • Foot surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Conservative orthopedics and physical medicine
  • Rheumatic orthopedics
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Gang Laboratory
  • Sports medicine 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory analysis
    • CBC
    • alkaline phosphatase
    • calcium 
    • phosphorus
    • parathyroid hormone (PTH)
    • inflammation indicators
  • x-ray examination of the foot
  • CT/MRI scan of the foot (if indicated 550/1200 €)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • consultation of the chief physician and all leading experts
  • development of individual treatment plan
  • written statemen
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