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Department of foot surgery

Dr. med. Cornelius Salich
orthopaedic surgery, foot surgery

About the department

The department of foot surgery at Academic Hospital Schlosspark Charlottenburg Berlin has its motto: "Life is mobility. Mobility is life". The department aims to give patients the possibility of pain-free walking and wearing shoes because foot diseases can significantly limit the quality of humanʼs life. After years of professional and successful work in the direction of foot malpositions and deformities treatment, the head of the department was recognised by the German Society for Foot Surgery as an expert foot surgeon. The whole team of the department's surgeons collects highly motivated, qualified and experienced specialists.  

The foot surgery department treats the most common reasons for foot pain and immobility, such as fractures, bone spurs, bunions, etc. Minimal invasive and gentle surgical techniques are performed using additional nerve blockage, so patients have high chances of pain-free recovery. After the operation, doctors and physiotherapists control the surgery results and provide foot gymnastics for the patients to stand on their own feet more quickly. 

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Surgical treatment of foot diseases:

  • Hallux valgus treatment
  • Hallux rigidus treatment
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Tailor's bunion (bunionette) surgery
  • Haglund's heel (heel spur) correction 
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Fusion surgery
  • Metatarsal surgery
  • Plantar fasciitis surgery
  • Ankle arthritis surgery 
  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction treatment

Foot nerves surgery:

  • Morton's neurinoma treatment
  • Ganglioma surgery
  • Nerve branch changes treatment

Correction of foot deformities:

  • Reposition of the bone parts
  • Soft tissue correction
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Pain therapy
  • Using special postoperative shoes 

Reconstruction surgery:

  • Treatment of consequences of rheumatoid arthritis of the foot 
  • Treatment of consequences of osteoarthritis of the foot 
  • Foot fracture surgery
  • Severe injuries treatment 
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Doctor profile


  • 1977-1983 studied human medicine at the Medical Academy in Katowice
  • 1991 PhD
  • 1994 Recognition of the additional qualification in rescue medicine
  • 2001 Recognition for carrying the specialization "Visceral Surgery"


  • 1980-1989 assistant and lecturer at the Medical Academy in Katowice
  • 1985-1990 assistant doctor at the Clinic for General and Vascular Surgery at the Academy in Katowice
  • 1990 Specialist in surgery at the Central Institute for Academic Further Education in Katowice
  • 1991 worked as an assistant doctor in the surgical department of the Salzhausen hospital
  • 1992 Assistant doctor in the surgical department of the Elisabeth Hospital in Berlin, appointment as a senior physician in the surgical department of the Elisabeth Hospital in Thuine (Lower Saxony)
  • 2001 Appointment as Senior Physician and permanent representative of the Chief Physician of the Surgical Department of the Elisabeth Hospital in Thuine (Lower Saxony)
  • 2005 senior consultant in the surgery department of the Schlosspark Clinic
  • 2013 Change to the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery at the Schlosspark Clinic
  • 2014 Head of Foot Surgery in the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Expert-certified foot surgeon of the German Society for Foot Surgery 
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