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Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics - University Hospital Würzburg

University Hospital Würzburg

Würzburg, Germany
Department id # 223379
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Prof. Dr. med. Maximilian Rudert
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics
Specialized in: adult and pediatric orthopedics

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics at University Hospital Würzburg

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics at the University Hospital Würzburg is one of the leading orthopedic clinics in Germany!

The department is the center of maximum orthopedic care and offers the diagnostics and treatment of all diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Along with the full range of modern operative and conservative orthopedics, the department specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery using the minimally invasive methods, replacement/revision of prostheses, orthopaedic oncology, foot surgery and problems in the patella. The department is headed by the internationally acknowledged specialist Prof. Dr. med. Maximilian Rudert.

The special competence of the department lies in joint replacement surgery. The department performs more than 650 hip replacement surgeries and 750 knee joint replacement surgeries annually. Also, it performs more than 400 operations to replace implanted endoprostheses in the case of displacement and destabilization of the endoprosthesis components. The implantation of prostheses is performed both by the traditional method and using minimally invasive access. The range of the offered services also complements the surgical treatment of certain hip and knee diseases, for example, surgery for hip impingement syndrome.

The department also offers the diagnostics and treatment of all congenital and acquired diseases of the foot and ankle. The department has all modern methods of treatment in the field of surgery. The range of foot and ankle surgery covers such interventions as the ankle replacement surgery, toe correction(valgus deformity of the great toe, claw toes), treatment of flatfoot, ankle impingement syndrome, etc.

The department's specialists have advanced experience in pediatric orthopedics. They offer the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of all diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system in children and adolescents of all age groups. The key attention is paid to the surgical treatment, taking into account the constant growth in children. The indications for treatment in the department are such diseases and pathologies as deformities and growth disorders of the lower limbs, dysplasia, and hip joint dislocation, Perthes disease, spinal diseases, etc.

The diagnostic and therapeutic range of the department includes the following options:

  • Arthroscopic surgery
    • Degenerative and inflammatory changes in the joints, fresh injuries, and the consequences of injuries
  • Replacement surgery
    • Hip replacement surgery
      • Joint replacement through the standard access
      • Joint replacement through the minimally invasive access
      • Prosthesis replacement surgery
      • Minimally invasive implantation techniques
    • Knee replacement surgery
      • Total knee replacement surgery
      • Individual knee prosthesis
      • Prosthesis replacement surgery
      • Knee replacement surgery with computer navigation
      • Minimally invasive implantation techniques
  • Foot and ankle surgery
    • Toe correction (valgus deformity of the great toe, claw toes)
    • Restricted movements of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (rigid thumb)
    • Flat feet in adults
    • Metatarsalgia (pain in the foot pad)
    • Ankle impingement syndrome
    • Ankle replacement surgery
    • Tarsal arthrodesis
    • Subtalar arthrodesis
    • Tendon reconstruction
    • Correction of foot deformities caused by paresis
    • Removal of bone protrusions (exostosis, bone spurs)
    • Operations in diseases caused by ankle degradation
    • Arthroscopic ankle interventions
    • Operations in rheumatic foot lesions
    • Treatment of diabetic foot
    • Foot deformities in children and adolescents
  • Pediatric orthopedics
    • Deformities and growth disorders of the lower limbs
    • Hip diseases in children (hip dysplasia and dislocation)
    • Perthes disease
    • Epiphyseolysis capitis femoris
    • Knee diseases
    • Foot deformities
    • Spinal pathologies
    • Skeletal dysplasia
    • Inflammatory rheumatic joint diseases
  • Neuro-orthopedics
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Meningomyelocele (spina bifida)
    • Muscular dystrophies, especially Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Osteology / osteoporosis
    • Diagnostics and treatment of the disorders of calcium-phosphorus metabolism
  • Orthopedic oncology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of tumor-like formations, benign and malignant tumors
  • Orthopedic rheumatology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
    • Impingement syndrome
    • Forearm calcification
    • Shoulder instability (dislocations)
    • Rotator cuff tear
    • Shoulder periarthritis
    • Shoulder arthrosis
    • Clavicle fracture
    • Fracture of the humeral head
  • Sports and spinal orthopedics
    • Meniscal injuries
    • Cruciate ligament injuries
    • Patellar dislocation
    • Cartilage damage
  • Orthopedic spinal care
    • Spinal disc herniation
    • Post-discectomy syndrome
    • Vertebral instability
    • Spondyloarthritis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Osteoporotic spinal changes
    • Spinal inflammatory diseases
    • Tumors or metastases in the spine
  • Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of other diseases and pathologies of the musculoskeletal system in adults and children

Curriculum vitae

Clinical Position

  • Medical Director of the Orthopedic Clinic König-Ludwig-Haus.
  • Head of the Section of Endoprosthetics.
  • Head of the Section of Orthopaedic Oncology and Foot Surgery.

Qualifications / Additional Qualifications

  • Orthopedist and Trauma Surgeon.
  • Special Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Sports Medicine.
  • Publisher of the Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie Journal.
  • Scientific Council, Der Chirurg Journal.
  • Professional Council of the information platform

Areas of Specialization

  • Hip replacement surgery (minimally invasive and traditional).
  • Knee joint replacement.
  • Hip and knee revision replacement.
  • Orthopaedic oncology.
  • Foot surgery.
  • Hip and knee surgery.
  • Surgical treatment of hip impingement syndrome.
  • Cartilage cell transplantation in the treatment of all joints.
  • Bone necrosis.
  • And other focuses.

Honorary Positions and Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty at the University.
  • Chairman of the Working Group on Advanced Training and Retraining of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU).
  • Member of DGOU, ICRS, WITE, SICOT, Working Group on Endoprosthetics (AE).
  • National Delegate of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT).
  • Member of the Examination Committee of the Bavarian State Medical Association.
  • Delegate of the Medical Faculty at the University of Würzburg to the Bavarian State Medical Association.
  • Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Medical Faculty.
  • Academy of the German Arthroplasty Association.
  • Scientific Council of the AFOR Foundation (Association for Orthopaedic Research).
  • President of the German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2018.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Würzburg