Asst. - Stephan Kirschner, MBA - Foot surgery and ankle surgery -

Asst. Lect. Dr. Stephan Kirschner, MBA

Specialist for Foot surgery and ankle surgery, Orthopedics, Knee surgery, Hip surgery, Hip endoprosthetics, Knee endoprosthetics in Karlsruhe

Asst. - Stephan Kirschner, MBA - Foot surgery and ankle surgery -
Associate Lecturer Dr. Kirschner proves again and again that he is exactly the right specialist for the large joints such as the hip and knee. Whether it is a matter of preserving joints at all costs - or whether the perfect joint replacement is needed: Thanks to his international network, the specialist knows all the therapeutic options.

Special Clinical Focus

  • Prevention of knee joint wear
  • Prevention of hip joint wear
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Joint wear of the lower extremities
  • Foot and ankle conditions

About us

Asst. Lect. Dr. Stephan Kirschner is a specialist in orthopedics, trauma surgery and special orthopedic surgery. The orthopedic specialist has been the Medical Director of the Department of orthopedics of the St. Vincentius Hospitals since 2014. Following his medical studies, which he undertook at the MHH Hanover from 1989 to 1996, Dr. Kirschner was able to extend his specialist and practical knowledge in a variety of medical positions, including as Principal Consultant at the Carl Gustav Carus University Orthopedic Hospital at the Technical University of Dresden. Thanks to his longstanding experience, his colleagues and patients view Dr. Kirschner as a highly qualified specialist in the field of orthopedics. By means of continuous further training and his organization of events within the framework of the Endoprosthesis Working Group (AE) Dr. Kirschner combines science, theory and practice for the benefit of his patients. He is a member of the Presidium of the German Endoprosthetics Association and is actively involved in postgraduate training. His comprehensive medical expertise guarantees up-to-date orthopedic treatment at the current medical state of knowledge. Here, patients with musculoskeletal conditions and malformations benefit both from conservative and from surgical treatment techniques. His therapeutic focus is the lower extremities. Whether in the detailed diagnostics or the early treatment of the youngest patients in pediatric orthopedics, Dr. Kirschner and his team, consisting of physicians, nursing personnel and physical therapists, operate in all areas of orthopedics with responsive attention to the people under treatment and their quality of life. One focus of the range of treatment is the treatment of the large joints such as the hips and the knee. Joint-maintaining procedures by means of corrective osteotomy or the ablation of malfunctioning areas of bone in the hip joint are worthwhile therapeutic options. Precisely for advanced chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and arthritis, artificial joint replacement generally achieves a noticeable improvement in the symptoms. Here, depending on the individual clinical picture, suitable complete or partial prostheses for the hip or knee joint are selected in discussion with the patient and are inserted. Despite all care, a prosthesis may become loose at the end of its useful life and require replacement surgery. In this procedure, bony damage is again corrected by means of bone reconstruction. One feature of the Department here is its own certified bone bank. Here, custom-made bone transplants are produced under verified, transparent conditions and in consideration of transplantation and pharmaceuticals legislation. The ViDia Christian Hospitals, Karlsruhe, are tertiary care hospitals and academic teaching hospitals of the University of Freiburg. Together, the hospitals treat around 50,000 in-patients and 150,000 out-patients annually. The ViDia Hospitals were created by the merger of the St. Vincentius Hospitals, Karlsruhe, and the Karlsruhe-Rueppurr Deaconess Hospital in 2016. The hospitals operate under the corporate name Vincentius-Diakonissen-Kliniken gAG. For further information:

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Infant sonography
  • Laboratory diagnostics

Therapeutic Services

  • Conservative treatment by means of orthotics and targeted physical therapy; here, there is a close, long-standing collaboration with the Department of Orthotic Prosthetics
  • Surgical axis correction
  • Surgical correction of malalignment of the feet and ankles
  • Minimal invasive arthroscopy
  • Corrective osteotomy
  • Endoprosthetic replacement of the hip and knee joint
  • Complex replacement surgery
  • Infusion treatment
  • Reconstructive soft tissue procedures
  • Osseous corrective osteotomy
  • Open surgical procedures
  • Joint injections
  • Medication-based pain therapy

Medical spectrum


  • Ahlback disease
  • Ankle pain
  • Arthritis
  • Baker's cyst
  • Bursitis of the hip
  • Bursitis of the knee
  • Calcaneal spur
  • Chondromalacia
  • Coxarthrosis
  • Deformity of the toes
  • Dysmelia
  • Exostoses
  • Fibromatosis
  • Foot disorder
  • Foot fracture
  • Fracture of the acetabulum
  • Fracture of the patella
  • Ganglion
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Growth plate fracture
  • Haglund's disease
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux valgus
  • Hammer toe
  • Heel pain
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip pain
  • Hip prosthesis loosening
  • Impingement syndrome
  • ingrown nail (unguis incarnatus)
  • Joint disorders
  • Joint effusion
  • Knee joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Knee prosthesis loosening
  • Knock knees and bow legs
  • Ledderhose disease (plantar fibromatosis)
  • Leg length difference
  • Ligament injury
  • Luxating patella
  • Luxation of the foot
  • Luxation of the hip
  • Malalignment of toes
  • Meniscal damage
  • Meniscal tear
  • Nail diseases
  • Necrosis of the femoral head
  • Osseous necrosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Panaritium (nail bed inflammation)
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Polyarthrosis
  • Ruptured cruciate ligaments
  • Torn ligament in the knee
  • Unstable pelvic injury


  • Arthrolysis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage surgery
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Cartilage treatment to the knee
  • Complications for artificial hip joints
  • Corrective osteotomy
  • Cruciate ligament surgery
  • Customized knee prosthesis
  • Endoprostheses
  • Following the implantation of the artificial hip joint
  • Hip prosthesis
  • Hip replacement revision
  • Hip surgery
  • Hip TEP (Total hip endoprosthesis)
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Knee prosthesis
  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee specialist
  • Knee TEP
  • Meniscal implant
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Minimal invasive hip surgery
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Sled / sledge prosthesis


  • Arthroscopy of the hip
  • Gait analysis

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Cafeteria
  • Reception and support service
  • Accessibility: personal support e.g. for wheelchair users, visually impaired and blind persons
  • Attention is paid to particular dietary restrictions (cultural sensitivity)
  • Pastoral care
  • Social services and psychosocial services
  • Prayer room
  • Prayer facilities for patients of the Muslim faith
  • Communal rooms and lounges
  • Physical therapy
  • Contact with self help groups
  • For a comfort premium, privately insured patients and direct payers will be given accommodation in single or two-bed rooms with an additional range of services (e.g. gourmet menus, daily newspapers, hand towels)



ViDia Christian Hospitals, Karlsruhe

Steinhaeuserstrasse 18
76135 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 9759114
Landline at local rates

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