Special Clinical Focus

  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Follow-up treatment post accident and sports injury
  • Follow-up treatment post arthroplasty
  • Follow-up treatment for spinal damage and post spinal surgery
  • Conservative treatment of joint conditions
  • Shock wave therapy

About us

The Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery Rehabilitation Clinic under the direction of Prof. Gert Krischak is the largest of the specialised departments within the Federsee Therapy Centre in Bad Buchau. In addition, the specialist departments of Neurology, Psychosomatic Medicine, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology contribute to a high concentration of medical expertise at the Therapy Centre. With a total of around 550 beds, the Therapy Centre is one of the largest rehabilitation centres in the country.

The medical field is uniquely complemented by the “Adelindis thermal baths” (thermal baths awarded 5 Wellness Stars), located at the Federsee Hospital, including 6 warm baths and pools, as well as generous sauna facilities.

As a specialist in orthopaedic rehabilitation in Bad Buchau, at the same time, Prof. Gert Krischak is Head of the Scientific Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine Research at the University of Ulm, which has its headquarters in Bad Buchau. The internationally renowned research institute under Prof. Gert Krischak is substantially engaged in the further scientific development of rehabilitation medicine and, in addition, trains young doctors from the University of Ulm in rehabilitation medicine.

Prof. Gert Krischak is a specialist in orthopaedics and accident surgery, special accident surgery, a specialist surgeon, a specialist in sports medicine and physiotherapy. He specialises in follow-up treatment following orthopaedic surgery on major joints, such as after endoprosthetic surgery on the hip, the knee, the shoulder and the upper ankle joint, after major tumour surgery, such as after a tumour excision, replacement surgery or complex tumour arthroplasty, and following accident treatment with severe and very severe accident sequelae. He has wide experience in the follow-up treatment after spinal and joint surgery, as well following as sports injuries.

For particular indications there are special treatment units, such as cognitive behavioural orthopaedic rehabilitation, where, together with orthopaedic rehabilitation, comprehensive concomitant psychological treatment or intensive work-orientated rehabilitation (MBOR) is given. As a specialist in joint and muscular conditions, Prof. Gert Krischak has available the most up to date therapeutic techniques such as radial (rESWT) and focused shock wave therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of chronic tendon irritation and sports injuries, the treatment of joint and spinal infiltration, manual therapy and special sports medical forms of treatment, such as kinesiotaping.

Prof. Gert Krischak is the author of numerous international and national specialist publications and text-books in the field of rehabilitation medicine and has been awarded several prizes by various professional associations. Most recently, he was awarded the 2013 Jochen Loehr Prize by the German Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Association (DVSE), for a follow-up programme developed by him for shoulder injuries.

Diagnostic Services

  • Radiographic diagnostics, including functional imaging
  • Bone density measurement
  • Sports medical performance diagnostics, e.g. spiroergometry, lactate measurement
  • Ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system, duplex sonography
  • Chirodiagnostics
  • Joint and muscular functional diagnostics, e.g. isokinetics, kinesimeters and dynamometers
  • Clinical-chemical and special rheumatological, immunological blood analyses
  • Urinalyses
  • Cannulation

Therapeutic Services


  • Follow-up treatment following accidents and injuries, very severe injuries
  • Follow-up treatment following arthroplasty and joint surgery (hip, knee, foot, shoulder, elbow, hand)
  • Follow-up treatment following spinal surgery
  • Follow-up treatment following tumour surgery on the musculoskeletal system, including tumour arthroplasty
  • Follow-up treatment following corrective surgery (adjustment)
  • Cognitive behavioural orthopaedic treatment (combined orthopaedics and psychosomatic medicine)
  • Work-orientated rehabilitation (MBOR)
  • Option of nursing treatment in the acute rheumatology ward
  • Protective cartilage injections / rheumatoid arthritis treatment
  • Radial (rESWT) and focused shock wave treatment (fESWT)
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Osteoporosis treatment
  • Specialised departments at the Federsee Therapy Centre with consulting co-treatment in non-surgical medicine, rheumatology, neurology and psychosomatic medicine
  • Accreditation in the field of follow-up treatment: all medical insurers, German Pension Fund of Baden-Wurttemberg, accident insurers (BG, BGSW, ABMR, EAP)

Other treatments

  • Large thermal baths (Adelindis Thermal Baths) in the Clinic, with numerous pools and baths, large outdoor area, generous sauna facilities including
  • Physiotherapy, manual therapy, back pain prevention programme, gait training, extension, sling table, physiotherapy based on neurophysiology
  • Sports therapy with equipment, gymnasium, climbing wall, ergometer
  • Classic massage, hydro-jet, lymphatic drainage, connective tissue massage
  • Ergotherapy with aid equipment facilities
  • Physiotherapy with pool area, electrotherapy, chiropractic medicine, mud baths, mudpacks
  • Therapy pools
  • Other spa programmes on request
  • Orthopaedic medical store and master shoemaker are affiliated

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

All rooms at the Federsee Hospital have been modernised, exclusive single rooms with the option of accommodating an additional companion, and up-market facilities, TV available, WLAN on the hospital grounds (partially available, but not in all rooms). A large, exclusively modernised hotel area with medical spa facilities (Buchau Health Spa, awarded 5 Medical Wellness Stars) is available for other companions or private individuals.
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Other services

  • Arthroplasty (hip, knee, shoulder, upper ankle joint, tumour arthroplasty)
  • Surgically treated fractures of the upper and lower extremities, spinal column, hips
  • Sports injuries
  • Discopathies and constrictions of the spinal column
  • Tumour surgery of the musculoskeletal system (sarcomata)
  • Osteoporosis


Airports near

  • Friedrichshafen Airport59 km
  • Memmingen Airport58 km
  • Stuttgart Airport99 km

Additional staff

Prof - Martin Huonker - Orthopaedic Rehabilitation - Bad Buchau

Martin Huonker

Senior Consultant at the Internal Medical Clinic / Oncology

PD - Gottfried Mueller - Orthopaedic Rehabilitation - Bad Buchau

Gottfried Mueller

Senior Consultant at the Psychosomatic Medical Clinic

Dr. - Alexander Unrath - Orthopaedic Rehabilitation - Bad Buchau

Dr. med.
Alexander Unrath

Chefarzt Klinik für Neurologie