Prof. Dr. Markus Walther
Specialist Centre for Foot and Ankle Joint Surgery
This is one of the largest Specialist Departments for Foot and Ankle Surgery in Europe. We are a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence and a Medical Facility for the Olympic Training Centre of Bavaria.
In our Centre for Foot and Ankle Surgery, we offer all conventional treatment procedures concerning problems with toes, feet or ankles. We particularly specialise in the use of minimally invasive foot surgery and cartilage reconstruction that are gentle on the tissue.
The strong interdisciplinary link between our highly specialised orthopaedic departments allows us to provide you with the best treatment, even for serious and complex injuries. Short distances and smooth communication across our departments guarantee you the best possible treatment tailored to your needs.
Our patients are looked after by a team of consultants, carers, therapists and orthotists from all departments. We will treat you with state-of-the-art technology for diagnostics and rehabilitation. Our goal is for you to quickly return to your previous level of activity and to treat your acute and/or chronic foot or ankle conditions to the best possible extent.
Among other things, our experts specialise in implanting artificial joints, rheumatism surgery on the foot and ankle and diabetic foot. We use state-of-the-art surgical methods that are gentle on the tissue, such as minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery or transplant of cartilage cells, ensuring that we comply with the highest requirements in terms of treatment quality.
In many cases, you have the option of outpatient or inpatient care. The decision depends on your particular case as well as your personal state of health, and it will be made in close consultation with our medical staff and anaesthetists. The goal is always to reduce potential risks to a minimum, such as those based on existing conditions, to ensure successful treatment.
Insoles, inserts, orthopaedic shoes, supports and orthoses are classic areas of conservative foot and ankle treatment. This also includes pressure distribution measurements of the foot which allow precise planning and implementation of treatment strategies. We also specialise in conservative treatment options of diabetic foot.
In addition to outpatient treatment with medication, certain conditions (e.g. bone oedema) can often be improved so much, using infusion treatment, that surgery is no longer necessary.
Our surgical range includes corrections of toe misalignments, complex reconstructions of ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries as well as implanting artificial ankles. Foot and ankle conditions as part of diabetes mellitus or chronic polyarthritis are becoming more important.
For complex problems, techniques are available that allow us to save the foot in many cases, thanks to state-of-the-art stabilisation procedures, bone growth factors and stem cell transplants.
When treating sports injuries, we rely on arthroscopic procedures.
In cases of fractured bones in the foot or ankle, we focus on the exact “anatomical” restoration of the joint areas. Numerous technically refined stabilisation procedures are available to our surgeons for that. Among other things, this has the advantage that, thanks to the great stability of the implants, plaster casts are not required in most cases.
The follow-up treatment takes place in close co-operation with physiotherapists and the consultants who continue to look after you. Our facility offers outpatient rehabilitation options. Specially trained physiotherapists work in the area of the foot and ankle. They will support you, if required. Subsequent inpatient treatment takes place in close co-operation with our sister hospital in Berchtesgaden or one of the rehab facilities in the area.