University Hospital Munster (UKM)

Muenster, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of ankle joint arthrosis (program ID: 140275)

Robert Rödl

Prof. Dr. med.

Robert Rödl

Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Reconstruktion of Deformities and Footsurgery

Specialized in: pediatrics, orthopedics

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. Katthagen
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Diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired orthopedic disorders in children of various ages, including diseases of the joints, hands and feet malformations, diseases of the nervous and muscular systems.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • X-Ray examination of the ankle
  • MRI scan of the ankle
  • ankle joint immobilization
  • injections into the joint cavity
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The Universitätsklinikum Münster is the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 clinics and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year there are treated over 58,000 inpatients and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on an outpatient basis. Highly professional medical clinic staff ensures a high level of medical care and excellent care. Basically the clinic specializes in trasplantology, obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine, oncology, neuromedicine and cardiovascular medicine, in the treatment of rare and serious diseases.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.