Centre for Paediatric Medicine / Women´s Clinic

Orthopaedic Clinic

This clinic provides care for patients with congenital and acquired disorders of posture and the musculoskeletal system. Each year, approximately 20,000 patients visit our consultation or the outpatient department. Prof. Dr. Thomas Wirth, medical director, is fully authorised to conduct the full programme of continuing education for certification as an orthopaedist, as an orthopaedist/trauma surgeon, as well as the supplementary continuing-education programme "Specialised Orthopaedic Surgery" and “Paediatric Orthopaedics".

Treatment of children and adolescents affected by trauma – including the procedure for transitory treatment of the Employers' Liability Insurance Associations is one part of our range of services. The medical director has two years of continuing education in the trauma surgery field.

  • Fractures and luxations
  • Posttraumatic malposition
  • Neuro-orthopaedic impairments
  • Bone tumours
  • Congenital foot deformities
  • Congenital hip dysplasia and luxation
  • Shortened extremities and axis deviations
  • Perthes' disease
  • Hip cap epiphysis separation
  • Bone and joint inflammations
  • Scoliosis therapy (conservative and surgical)
  • Sports orthopaedics and sports traumatology for children and adolescents
  • Adult orthopaedics

Special offers and facilities

  • Outpatient authorisation of the association of panel doctors according to the Certification Catalogue
  • Accident insurance consultations, including § 6 Pupils' Accident Insurance
  • Special consultations
    • Club foot
    • Infants' and toddlers' hips
    • Paediatric traumatology
    • Scoliosis
    • Botox consultations
    • Fixation consultation
    • Hip and knee consultations for adults
    • Gait analysis
  • Case Management


Distinguished procedures in diagnosis and therapy

  • Surgical therapy of scoliosis cases by neuro-monitoring
  • Surgical technique featuring the application of ultrasound incision technology
  • Enhancement of the VEPTR technique and magnetically prolongable bars which grow with the patient, serving in all cases of scoliosis in childhood
  • Reconstruction of extremities, (Taylor Spatial Frame)
  • Elongation of extremities by magnetic intamedullar nail (Precise nail)
  • Fassier-Duval nail for osteogenesis imperfecta patients
  • Hip-joint arthroscopy in children and infants

Studies / Scientific activities

  • Study of the paediatric orthopaedics federation on epiphysiolysis capitis femoris
  • Study of the working group osteosynthesis on axial correction of the legs by eight-plate
  • Comparative study on hip luxation – open reduction versus arthroscopic reduction (doctoral thesis)
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta Fassier Duval nail (doctoral thesis)
  • Osteochonrosis dissecans in adolescence (doctoral thesis)

Quality assurance

  • Participation in nationwide QA programs
  • Performance of internal process analyses to enhance procedural quality
  • Internal QA measures

Hospital numbers

2015 2016 2017  
46 46 46 Available Beds, inpatient
3.270 3.270 3.333 Inpatient Cases
4.2 4.2 4.0 Length of stay in days

Selected services (number of cases)

2015 2016 2017  
144 134 155 Congenital club foot
35 45 48 External fixation, intramedullary extension systems
66 72 56 Triple osteotomies