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Department of orthopaedics, spinal and accidental surgery

PD. Dr. med. Marc Rollinghoff
orthopaedics and traumatology

About the department

The department of orthopaedics, spinal and accidental surgery at Marien Hospital Marl offers the full range of diagnostics and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, spinal surgeries and endoprosthesis. The department deals with the treatment of accidents and sports injuries conservatively and surgically with the highest quality. Special attention is given to accidents and trauma surgery. Professional associations approve the department to treat accidents at work. Experienced doctors, caring nursing staff, and state-of-the-art equipment create a favourable atmosphere for a comfortable stay of patients in the clinic. The department uses an operating microscope to conduct the most gentle and accurate intervention. The department is certified by the primary and master's certificates of the German Society for Spine Surgery. With the help of modern equipment, doctors apply the latest treatment methods, such as radiation ablation for secondary metastases that may occur in the spine.

The department focuses on hand and foot surgery, pediatric traumatology and the treatment of large wounds. In some diseases, it is advisable to combine surgical and conservative treatment. Medical assistance is provided around the clock for both adults and children.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Impingement syndrome (arthroscopic decompression)
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Calcified shoulder (tendinitis Calcarea)
  • Bursitis in the shoulder joint
  • Wear and tear of the knee joint
  • Cartilage damage
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Sport injuries
  • Herniated discs with neurological symptoms
  • Spinal canal stenosis (there is a narrowing in the spinal cord space)
  • Damage to the spinal cord

Diagnostic procedures: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory tests 
  • X-ray 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • CT or MRI 
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy (allows to view joint without making a large incision through the small tube with a camera)
  • Lumbar puncture (cerebrospinal fluid collection)
  • Biopsy 
  • Other diagnostic procedures 

Treatment options:

  • Spinal injections
  • Multimodal pain therapy 
  • Minimally invasive hand and foot surgery
  • Hip and shoulder endoprosthesis (joint replacement) in the event of an accident
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Joint-preserving interventions
  • Kyphoplasty (injects special cement into vertebrae)
  • Radiofrequency ablation
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Doctor profile


  • 1997 Study of human medicine at the University of Magdeburg
  • 1998 Study of human medicine at the University of Erlangen
  • 1999 Study of human medicine at the University of Mainz
  • 2000 Traineeships in surgery, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, radiology
  • 2002 Practical year in internal medicine in Tennessee, surgery in Lucerne, orthopaedics in Trier
  • 2004 Dissertation: Pharmacological Institute of the University of Mainz, Prof. Kilbinger
  • "Effect of tachykinins on cholinergic neurotransmission in the isolated human small intestine and large intestine"
  • 2010 Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery
  • 2010 Research associate in the Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at the University of Cologne
  • 2013 Habilitation: “Minimally invasive stabilization for vertebral body fractures with various Systems of cement augmentation - a biomechanical and clinical study"


  • 2003 Assistant doctor in trauma surgery, Klinikum Fürth (basic surgery) 
  • 2010 Senior physician at the clinic for orthopaedics, accident surgery and sports medicine, Johanna Etienne Hospital Neuss, 
  • 2011 Senior Physician, Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, University Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopedics and Physical Medicine, Halle,
  • 2013 Specialist in special orthopaedic surgery
  • 2014 Chief Physician Department Spine, Themistocles GLUCK hospital, Specialist Clinic for Spine and Joint Diseases, Ratingen
  • since 2016 Chief Physician Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Marien-Hospital Marl

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2010 Functional midterm outcome in 131 consecutive cases of surgical clubfoot treatment
  • 2010 Spondylodiscitis in the elderly patient: clinical mid-term results and quality of life
  • 2011 Multilevel spinal fusion in the aged: not a panacea
  • 2015 Pulmonary cement embolism in augmentation of pedicle screws with bone cement during multilevel fusion
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