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University Hospital Muenster

location_on Muenster, Germany
9.8/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Reconstruction of Malformations and Foot Surgery (113895)

Robert Rödl

Prof. Dr. med.

Robert Rödl

Specialized in: pediatric orthopedics, reconstruction of malformations, foot surgery

The Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Reconstruction of Malformations and Foot Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster treats both children and adults. Pediatric orthopedics mostly deals with the treatment of hip joints, foot malformations and congenital hand and feet malformations. The Department annually treats 5,000 patients. With annual 2,000 sonographic examinations of the hip, the Department is a leading specialized center of North Rhine-Westphalia. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Robert Rödl.

Other key focuses of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Reconstruction of Malformations and Foot Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster include orthopedic aspects of rare diseases. Through a close cooperation with the Departments of Pediatric Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Surgery and Human Genetics, a team of doctors under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Robert Rödl can treat all aspects of these diseases quite professionally.

To treat various malformations, including leg length difference, leg curvatures and bone defects, the physicians of the Department use external fixators, which lengthen intraosseous pins and plates with angular stability. An external fixator is a stabilizing system that is attached outside the bone. 

To treat foot statics and dynamics disorders that can be caused by neurological diseases, wear and injuries, the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Reconstruction of Malformations and Foot Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster uses both conservative and surgical techniques. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department at the University Hospital Muenster under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Robert Rödl are:

  • General pediatric orthopedics
  • Rare diseases
  • Clubfoot
  • Hip joint sonography 
  • Neuro-orthopedics
  • Achondroplasia
  • Reconstruction of malformations
  • Foot surgery

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