University Hospital Muenster

Muenster, Germany

Surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones (program ID: 301803)

Robert Rödl

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Robert Rödl

Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Reconstruction of Malformations and Foot Surgery

Specialized in: pediatric orthopedics, reconstruction of malformations, foot surgery
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1986 Abitur - Kurfürst-Ruprecht-Gymnasium in Neustadt/Weinstraße
  • 1986 – 1991  Studium an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München
  • 1991 - 1992  Praktisches Jahr in München; Coventry, England; Münster
  • 1992  Ärztliche Prüfung an der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität in Münster
  • 1992 - 1993  an der Chirurgischen Abteilung des akademischen Lehrkrankenhauses München Harlaching; Direktor: Prof. Dr. med J.Horn
  • 1993 - 1994  Arzt i.P.  an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie der Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität Münster; Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. W. Winkelmann
  • 1994  Approbation als Arzt
  • 1994 - 1998  Assistent an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie der Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität Münster; Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. W. Winkelmann
  • 1998  Facharzt für Allgemeine Orthopädie
  • 1998 - 2008  Oberarzt an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie des Universitätsklinikums Münster; Direktor: Prof. Dr. med. W.Winkelmann
  • 2004  Facharzt für Spezielle Orthopädische Chirurgie
  • 2005  Facharzt für Kinderorthopädie
  • 2008  Chefarzt der Abteilung für Kinderorthopädie, Deformitätenrekonstruktion und Fußchirurgie des Universitätsklinikums Münster
  • 1996  Dissertation: „Experimentelle, elektromyographische Studien zur Funktion des gesunden und des multidirektional instabilen Schultergelenkes“
  • 2004  Habilitation: „Extremitätenerhaltende Tumorchirurgie“
  • 2006  Konrad Biesalski-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie
  • 1990 – 1991  wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft am Institut für Anatomie in München
  • 1998  Limb Deformity Course, Prof. Paley
  • 1999  Kinderorthopädische Abteilung des Orthopädischen Spitals Speising, Wien, Österreich, Prof. F. Grill
  • 2000-  Orthopädische Klinik des Olgahospitals, Stuttgart, Prof. K. Parsch
  • 2000  Orthopädische Kinderklinik, Aschau, Dr. J. Correll
  • 2001  Kinderorthopädie des Universitätskinderspital beider Basel, Schweiz, Prof. F. Hefti
  • 2002  Orthopädische Klinik der Städtischen Kliniken Dortmund, Prof. B.-D. Katthage
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

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

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol,
      triglycerides Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
    • kidney function test (creatinine, urea)
    • TSH, fT3, fT4
    • microbiological smear
  • doppler/ duplex receptacles of lower extremities
  • CT with contrast from aorta and of lower extremities
  • duplex peripheral arteries
  • diagnosis diabetic neuropathy
  • x-ray/ MRI of the foot 
  • preoperative care
  • surgical stabilization and repositioning of foot bones
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance 


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