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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 Traumatology (278015)

Peter Biberthaler

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Biberthaler

Specialized in: adult and pediatric traumatology

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology at University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich offers the full range of services in this ​​medical field and is one of the leading medical facilities in Germany. The department enjoys an excellent reputation in Munich and Upper Bavaria. The department's doctors specialize in the treatment of bone fractures, soft tissue injuries and joint diseases. The specialists of the medical facility are distinguished by exceptional competence in the treatment of polytrauma and high severity injuries. In addition, the department's traumatologists have a wealth of experience in the treatment of patients with abnormally healing bone fractures. The department provides emergency medical care around the clock. It has state-of-the-art technical resources to assess the patient's condition with trauma during the admission to the department and to provide the most effective treatment. All therapeutic measures meet the requirements of the current treatment guidelines of the German Trauma Society. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Biberthaler.

The department has 40 beds, two operating rooms for the surgical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and one specialized operating room for the treatment of hand injuries. The operating rooms have state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, which ensures optimal results even in severe clinical cases. The department provides medical care to more than 2,300 inpatients and more than 23,000 outpatients every year. All medical interventions are performed at the highest level of university medicine.

The department admits not only adults, but also children with various injuries. The experienced doctors with deep knowledge of pediatric anatomy take care of the health of young patients. When planning a treatment regimen, the age of the child is always taken into account, since it is important for the department's specialists not only to save him from injury, but also to ensure normal physical development after therapy.

The primary goal of the department's medical team is the maximum restoration of the patient's normal state for his quickest reintegration into professional and social life, as well as the improvement of the quality of life.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Comprehensive treatment of severe injuries (polytrauma)
  • Treatment of work accidents
  • Treatment of fractures of the pelvic bones, lower leg, clavicle
  • Treatment of spinal and hip injuries
  • Treatment of pseudoarthrosis
  • Limb lengthening surgery
  • Correction of axial impairments with 3D systems
  • Treatment of joint fractures, such as knee, shoulder, elbow joints (minimally invasive surgical techniques, supporting arthroscopic interventions)
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Treatment of hand fractures and injuries
  • Other therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Peter Biberthaler

Prof. Biberthaler's scientific and practical activities are focused on the treatment of severe traumas (polytraumas) and traumatic brain injuries. The second important focus of ​​clinical and, accordingly, research activity is the surgical treatment of shoulder pathologies. In this field, Prof. Biberthaler became the first specialist to visualize blood flow in the damaged tissues using intraoperative microscopic techniques. After studying Medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and studying in the USA and Brazil, Prof. Biberthaler completed his internship in the Department of Surgery at the Innenstadt Campus at the University of Munich (under the guidance of Prof. Schweiberer). After board certification in Surgery (2003), Prof. Biberthaler specialized in Traumatology. In 2007, he completed his board certification in Orthopedics and Traumatology, and since 2011 he has been the Professor at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2011, Prof. Biberthaler has also been the Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.

Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder and arm injuries.
  • Injuries in elderly patients
  • Polytrauma.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.

Most Significant Awards

  • 2006 Herbert Lauterbach Prize of the Federation of Trade Union Hospitals in Germany.
  • 2005 Education Award of the US Shock Society.
  • 2004 Otto Goetze Prize, Association of Bavarian Surgeons.
  • 2002 Innovation Prize, German Trauma Society.

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

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