Special Clinical Focus
- Implantation of endoprostheses in all major joints
- Implantation of customised endoprostheses
- Replacement surgery for loose or worn endoprostheses
- Joint-conserving orthopaedics
- Hip-joint surgery
- Septic orthopaedics
University Professor Dr. med. Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe is Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopedics and Sports Orthopedics at the Rechts der Isar Hospital of the University of Technology Munich. The graduate in business administration and human medicine has held the chair for Orthopedics at the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Munich since 2012. Von Eisenhart Rothe is a "certified knee surgeon" and Vice President of the renowned German Knee Society. (DKG). In addition, he has been listed as a top physician in his field of medicine in the medical journal "Focus-Gesundheit" for years. Prof. Dr. von Eisenhart-Rothe and his team of 25 medical staff, specially trained nursing staff and a large therapy department treat more than 1900 in-patients from Germany and abroad every year, from the diagnosis and a potential surgery to subsequent follow-up treatment. Here, attention is paid to individual, patient-oriented care.
One of the main focuses of the department is on endoprosthetics of large joints such as the hip and knee joint, which is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the clinic. Every year, we perform about 1000 surgeries here, from minimally invasive primary endoprosthetics to revision surgery. This makes the Orthopedics Department at the Rechts der Isar Hospital one of the leading houses in Germany in the field of endoprosthetics. Special attention is paid here to gentle surgical procedures with robot-assisted knee endoprosthetics and individual endoprostheses that are perfectly tailored for the patient.
Since September 2019 the team around Prof. von Eisenhart-Rothe has been using the Mako system. In this surgical procedure, a robotic arm assists the surgeon in adjusting the artificial knee joint and enables him to achieve maximum precision. The patient's individual anatomy can be optimally taken into account when planning the surgery and during the procedure, while soft tissue and ligaments are protected from injury. Patients benefit from the Mako System through better function of the artificial joint and faster rehabilitation.
In the field of hip endoprosthetics, the use of minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as the AMIS® technique, significantly reduces the risk of injury or severing of muscles, tendons, vessels and nerves. Thanks to a highly specialized therapy with experienced doctors and the interdisciplinary cooperation of orthopedic surgeons, microbiologists, laboratory physicians and pathologists, the clinic is perfect as a reference center for septic orthopedics.
The orthopedics department at the Rechts der Isar Hospital is certified as an EndoProsthetic Center for Maximum Care (EndoTUM), which represents the highest attainable certification level in the field of endoprosthetics. The certificate requires the compliance with highly set criteria, which are constantly monitored by independent experts. Patients can rely on excellent performance quality here.
In tumor orthopedics, patients receive highly qualified, state-of-the-art treatment across the entire spectrum of orthopedic tumor diseases. The clinic is one of the leading centres in Europe for the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue and bone tumors. Since 2019 it has been certified as a sarcoma center with a total of 3 certified orthopedic tumor specialists. Unique in Germany is also the standardized psycho-oncological screening as well as the availability of need-based psycho-oncological care, which is routinely integrated into the treatment of tumor patients.
Another focus of the Clinic for Orthopedics and Sports Orthopedics is foot and ankle surgery. All congenital and acquired foot diseases are treated with conservative and operative therapies. The in-house diagnostic radiology department allows short communication channels and quick appointment allocation with state-of-the-art equipment.
The Department of Pediatric Orthopedics focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired malformations and malpositions of the arms, legs and spine. In addition, children with growth and movement disorders with neurological causes such as cerebral palsy or congenital paraplegia are treated. A competent team cares for parents and children from infancy to adolescence in a caring and age-appropriate manner, helping them to regain an active life through the best possible therapy. Family-friendly rooms are available on the mother-child ward.
The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the first Bavarian and one of the few German university hospitals to have a certified quality management system since April 2011 and, together with the internal rheumatologists, has been approved as an outpatient clinic according to §116b for the treatment of patients with inflammatory rheumatic systemic diseases.