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Department of orthopaedics, accident surgery and endoprosthetic

Dr. med. Martin Haunschild
orthopaedics, traumatology

About the department

The department of orthopaedics, accident surgery and endoprosthetic at Academic Hospital Koblenz-Montabaur has many years of experience treating all supporting and musculoskeletal system diseases - bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Both acute injuries and chronic diseases are treated in the department following the most modern standards. A highly motivated team of specialised doctors and specially trained nursing staff treat 3,500 inpatients and over 17,000 outpatients in close cooperation with the radiology, anaesthesia and intensive care department. All patients receive holistic care, including individually tailored physiotherapy. Doctors treat both adults and children. According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the department ranks among the top German medical facilities specialising in treating orthopaedic diseases.

The department has a comprehensive range of operational services. These surgical treatment methods are completed by complex individual physiotherapy follow-up treatment in the therapy centre and outpatient rehabilitation. A particular focus is on geriatric traumatology, the specific care of osteoporotic bones, and older people's aftercare. In endoprosthetics, the department's specialists often have to deal with operations to replace the knee and hip joints. The spectrum is complemented by revision interventions, which are necessary in case of mechanical complications or displacement of the prosthesis.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tear
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Cartilage damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Femoroacetabular impingement
  • Shoulder dislocation/shoulder instability
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Consequences of rheumatism
  • Malformations of the hand
  • Instability of the spine
  • Hallux valgus/ridigus


  • Anamnesis (history of the disease) 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • X-ray 
  • Computed tomography 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy (insert a tiny camera - called an arthroscope - into the joint)
  • Joint aspiration (remove fluid from the space around a joint using a needle and syringe) 

Treatment options: 

  • Replacement arthroplasty  
  • Endoprosthetic surgery 
  • Joint-preserving surgery 
  • Foot surgery
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Tumour orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic technical supplies
  • Emergency care of injuries
  • Conservative and surgical treatment of ligament injuries, broken bones and childhood injuries
  • Treatment of inflammation and burns
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