Orthopedics (EN)


RKU – University and Rehabilitation Hospital Ulm, University Clinic for Orthopedics

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Heiko Reichel
Medical Director

Oberer Eselsberg 45
89081 Ulm

Phone: +49 (0) 731 177-1101

Special Clinical Focus

  • Total hip arthroplasty (including prosthesis revisions)
  • Total knee arthroplasty (including prosthesis revisions)
  • Spinal surgery
  • Joint-preserving surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Foot surgery

About us

The University Clinic for Orthopedics offers a holistic treatment of all patients suffering from congenital and acquired disorders of the posture and movement organs. We offer the complete spectrum of today’s available diagnostic and therapeutic services.

With 158 beds, the clinic covers the whole area of invasive and non-invasive orthopedics, including the special orthopedic pain therapy, the technical orthopedic treatment as well as the acute care and the long term care of paraplegic patients.

In the area of invasive treatment, minimally invasive and computer assisted surgery techniques as well as modern endoprosthetic and osteosynthesis techniques are applied when possible. We conduct more than 3,500 surgeries per year in four modern ORs. Additionally, more than 2,000 patients are treated conservatively as inpatients or in the day clinic for special orthopedic pain therapy. In the University day clinic, about 13,000 outpatients are treated or counseled per year.

A close interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments of the University Clinic Ulm is in place in the areas of oncology, rheumatology, geriatrics, pediatrics and social pediatrics.

Diagnostic Services

  • Modern equipped ORs, including navigation and neuromonitoring
  • X-ray diagnostics
  • CT (computed tomography)
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • Sonography
  • Bone density test (osteodensitometry)
  • CT-controlled puncture
  • Diagnostic infiltration testing

Therapeutic Services

  • Endoprosthetic joint replacement, including change of the prosthesis of the
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Ankle joint
  • Spinal surgery
    • Spinal disk surgeries and prostheses
    • Degenerative diseases
    • Deformities (scolioses, kyphoses, spondylolistheses)
    • Fractures
    • Tumors and inflammations
  • Joint preserving surgery of the hip and the knee
    • Pelvic osteotomy
    • Treatment of impingement syndromes
    • Knee osteotomy
    • Arthroscopic and minimally invasive joint surgery
    • Cartilage and bone transplantations
  • Shoulder surgery
    • Treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome
    • Rotator cuff
    • Instabilities of the shoulder
  •     Foot and ankle surgery
    • Forefoot surgery
    • Osteotomy correction and arthrodeses
    • Cartilage and bone transplantations
    • Diabetic foot syndrome
  • Pediatric orthopedics
    • Developmental hip dysplasia
    • Patellar dislocations
    • Axis correction
    • Bone lengthening of the leg
  • Tumor orthopedics
    • CT-assisted biopsies
    • Bone and soft tissue tumors
    • Tumor endoprosthetics
  • Paraplegics
    • Special center for rehabilitation of injuries of the spinal cord (35 beds)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Modern equipped single and double rooms with extraordinary interior design in the new annex (opened in 2011)
  • Generous VIP rooms, some with balcony and own kitchenette
  • TV and internet free of charge
  • Safety deposit box and refrigerator
  • Laundry and cleaning service
  • Special meal services
  • Accommodation of an accompanying person (if required)
  • Center for integrated rehabilitation (rehabilitative after care is possible in the hospital)

Ärztlicher Direktor
Prof. Dr. med. Heiko Reichel

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