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University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.8/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery (114023)

Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe

Prof. Dr. med.

Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe

Specialized in: adult and pediatric orthopedics, sports medicine

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery at University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases: bone, joint, muscle, ligament and tendon diseases. Special attention in the department's clinical practice is paid to knee and hip replacement surgery, including revision interventions to replace previously implanted prostheses, treatment of foot diseases, musculoskeletal cancers, orthopedic diseases in children. In addition, the department's specialists deal with the treatment of rare and especially complex musculoskeletal diseases. The department's highly specialized medical team applies only modern diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in their practice, and the long-term experience of doctors guarantees top-class surgical and conservative treatment. As a certified Maximum Care Endoprosthetics Center, the department's doctors annually perform more than 1,000 surgical procedures for partial and total joint replacement. Every year, more than 10,000 patients entrust their health to the department's medical team. Whenever required, doctors from related medical specialties are involved in the treatment process. The main goal and focus of doctors is to maximally restore the patient's health and give him the opportunity to return to his usual way of life. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe.

For more than 50 years, the department has been performing knee and hip joint replacement surgery – not every medical facility has such a wealth of experience. In addition, the department's specialists demonstrate high success rates in such operations. In most cases, joint replacement surgery is performed using minimally invasive techniques, including the AMIS technique, so that postoperative recovery does not take much time. In some cases, robot-assisted surgical techniques (Mako) are used during knee replacement surgery. The department's surgeons annually perform over 1,000 surgical procedures for knee and hip replacement, as well as about 400 operations to replace previously implanted artificial prostheses (revision endoprosthetics). Prior to the surgical procedure, the patient undergoes comprehensive diagnostics; doctors carefully study the results obtained, on the basis of which they plan subsequent therapeutic measures. If necessary, a customized prosthesis will be implanted to the patient.

The department also holds a leading position throughout Germany in the treatment of musculoskeletal cancer. It should be noted that the department is certified as a Center for Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcomas by the German Cancer Society. Since 1972, the department has regularly held tumor boards, during which orthopedists, oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists and other specialists jointly develop the most effective treatment regimen for each patient. The department's doctors annually deal with about 400 cases of musculoskeletal cancers in their clinical practice. In most cases, the treatment is based on surgery. Whenever possible, the department's doctors use sparing surgical techniques that maximize the preservation of limb function. If necessary, bone reconstruction is performed using the patient's autologous tissue or donor material. In some situations, in order to achieve the desired therapeutic result, doctors perform resection of not only the affected bone, but also of the joint. In such situations, the department's specialists perform complex operations, during which the tumor is removed, as well as simultaneously perform plastic surgery for the bone defect and joint replacement surgery with the use of a special prosthesis.

In the field of pediatric orthopedics, special attention is paid to the treatment of congenital and acquired malformations of the upper and lower extremities, as well as spinal malformations. First of all, the department's doctors always consider conservative treatments, and surgery is the last-line therapy.

The department also offers all modern diagnostic and therapeutic options to help patients with foot diseases and deformities. If the problem cannot be solved with the help of medication and conservative methods, surgical interventions are performed. At the same time, minimally invasive operations are always preferred.

The department's key clinical areas include:

  • Joint replacement surgery
    • Knee replacement surgery, including with the help of Mako robotic technology
    • Hip replacement surgery
    • Revision interventions to replace previously implanted artificial prostheses
  • Treatment of oncological diseases of the musculoskeletal system
    • Surgery to resect bones and soft tissue tumors
    • Bone reconstructive surgery
  • Arthroscopic joint surgery
  • Treatment of congenital and acquired foot diseases (the whole range of conservative and surgical treatments)
  • Septic orthopedics (treatment of joint infections, including artificial joint infections)
  • Pediatric orthopedics
    • Treatment of hip dysplasia
    • Treatment of incorrect position of the lower extremities
    • Treatment of aseptic bone necrosis (Perthes disease)
    • Treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe

University Education and Postgraduate Training

  • 1991 - 1997 Study of Medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, partial approbation (admission to medical practice).
  • 1996 - 1997 One-year internship in Orthopedics (optional specialty), Grosshadern Hospital, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 1999 Full approbation (admission to medical practice).
  • 2000 Thesis, Institute of Anatomy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 1999 - 2004 Study of Business Administration, University of Hagen, Graduate in Business Administration; specialization: "Service management", "Economics of production"; thesis: "Economic approaches to the assessment of human life".

Clinical Career

  • 1998 - 1999 Internship, Department of Surgery, Innenstadt Hospital, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 1999 - 1999 Assistant Physician, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.
  • 2000 - 2002 Assistant Physician, Department of Orthopedics, Friedrichshain Hospital, Scholarship of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
  • 2002 - 2005 Physician, Department of Orthopedics at the Friedrichshain Hospital.
  • 2005 Board certification in Orthopedics.
  • 2005 - 2006 Physician, Department of Orthopedics at the Friedrichshain Hospital.
  • 2006 - 2007 Senior Physician, Department of Endoprosthetics and Reconstructive Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedics, Asklepios Orthopedic Hospital.
  • 2007 - 2009 Managing Senior Physician and Deputy Head Physician of the Asklepios Orthopedic Hospital.
  • 2009 - 2011 Managing Senior Physician and Deputy Head of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.
  • 2011 - 2012 Acting Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.
  • Since 2012 Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.

Additional Qualifications

  • 1999 Additional specialization "Emergency Medicine".
  • 2002 Additional specialization "Manual Therapy".
  • 2002 Practical skills and theoretical training "Radiation Safety".
  • 2006 Additional qualification "Sports Medicine".
  • 2008 Additional qualification "Special Orthopedic Surgery".
  • 2008 Additional specialization "Physiotherapy and Balneology".
  • 2008 Board certification in the field of "Orthopedics and Traumatology".

Research Focuses

  • 1993 - 2000 Research Fellow at the Institute of Anatomy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 2000 Doctorate, Institute of Anatomy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Subject: "Quantification and direct comparison of incongruence, surface pressure and subchondral mineralization in the human hip joint".
  • 2002 - 2004 Deputy Head of the Working Group "Biomechanics and Kinematics".
  • 2006 Habilitation and Assistant Professorship in the Department of Orthopedics at the Friedrichshain Hospital. Subject: "In vivo quantitative assessment of joint instability to improve diagnosis and control of treatment results".
  • 2005 - 2009 Head of the Working Group "Biomechanics and Kinematics", Department of Orthopedics at the Friedrichshain Hospital.
  • 2009 Head of the Interclinical Working Group "Research on Arthrosis", Asklepios Orthopedic Hospital, University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.
  • 2010 Foundation and development of the Orthopedic Working Group "Osteo-Oncology", University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.
  • Since 2012 Head of the Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Technical University of Munich.

Prizes, Awards and Honors

  • 2002, 2003, 2004 Best Research Award, German, Austrian and Swiss Society for Orthopedic and Traumatologic Sports Medicine (GOTS).
  • 2003, 2005 Best Research Award, German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC).
  • 2003, 2010 Perthes Award, German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE). 

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Working Group on Endoprosthetics (AE).
  • Working Group on Arthroscopy (AGA).
  • Working Group on Bone Tumors.
  • German Society of Biomechanics.
  • German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC).
  • German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU).
  • German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE).
  • German, Austrian and Swiss Society for Orthopedic and Traumatologic Sports Medicine (GOTS).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München

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