Prof Philip Schoettle
Prof Philip Schoettle
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Professor Philip Schoettle

MD, PhD

Consultant Orthopaedic & Specialist Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Professor Philip Schoettle is an internationally recognised specialist in reconstructive knee surgery. He has developed several ground-breaking orthopaedic procedures that are now widely used and is a much-respected author and a sought-after speaker at conferences all over the world. Professor Schoettle is a strong advocate of regenerative medicine and a board member at numerous prestigious organisations.

Professor Philip Schoettle

Senior Medical Director of the Knee and Hip Institute Munich, Professor Schoettle is a physician, surgeon and scientist with a global reputation. His grounding in his chosen field was impeccable. He qualified at the University of Munich in 1998 and completed his residency in 2006 after training at the Technical University of Munich, the University of Paris, the University of Zurich and the Center of Musculoskeletal Surgery at Charité in Berlin, where he wrote his PhD thesis about patellofemoral disorders. Following his training, Professor Schoettle was appointed to the key role of senior consultant and Head of Knee Surgery at the Technical University Hospital of Munich. Since 2013, he has served as the Chairman of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at Isarklinikum in Munich, and lectures at the University Hospital, where he became Professor of Orthopaedics in 2016. A strong believer in the value of regenerative medicine and adjunctive approaches to surgical treatment of the knees, and other joints, Professor Schoettle also works as a cell therapy surgeon and orthopaedic specialist for the Okyanos Center for Regenerative Medicine.

During his distinguished career, he has developed several orthopaedic procedures, notably trochleoplasty, MPFL reconstruction and the WAVE knee implant, as well as a radiographic landmark ‘the Schoettle point’, all of which are internationally recommended for treating patellofemoral instability. His expertise in orthopaedics, trauma surgery and reconstructive knee surgery have also led him to become a sought-after instructor and speaker all over the world.

He has written more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and been contributing author to ten books in his area of expertise and is a board member of many prestigious organisations including: the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA), European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and for both the German and the International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG).

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“Our trip to Munich was worthwhile. My daughter was perfectly cared for and operated with a “MPFL” and now after the final check she is (6 weeks after the operation) motivated to get back to sport again, which was hardly possible for the last 2 years, as she was scared that her kneecap would dislocate. Thanks to Prof Schöttle for the very good work!”

“He treated me and my twin sister wonderfully. The two years since surgery have been very peaceful and without pain!”

“Prof. Schoettle rescued my botched knee a few years ago. I’m free from pain, and I’m back together! and can go skiing again! It could not have gone better and I’m very grateful.”

“Really one of the best doctors!”

Professor Philip Schoettle

MD, PhD

Consultant Orthopaedic & Specialist Knee Surgeon

Professional background:

  • Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • European Knee Association (EKA)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG)

The Schoettle Point

The Schoettle Point is a geometric point on the knee joint in the area of ​​the kneecap (lat. Patella). It is slightly in front of the imaginary extension of the thigh trailing edge at the level of the medial (inner) pivot point of the femur.

The dislocation of the patella (patellar dislocation) to the lateral (external) leads to a tear of the inner patellar ligament (medial retinaculum or medial patellofemoral ligament, MPFL). As a result of these symptoms, there is a risk of recurrent dislocation of the kneecap, which can be surgically stabilised by the so-called MPFL reconstruction. The MPFL reconstruction is considered the most successful form of therapy for the treatment of instability of the patella. As the number of operations performed increased, so did the initial problems. These were created by the pioneer of MPFL reconstruction and the treatment of patellar luxation – the German orthopedist Philip Schöttle- Exactly examined. He was the first to prove the correlation between the correct fixation on the femur and the success of the operation and published the item in the 2007 edition of the American Journal of Sports Medicine . [1] With the help of this point, it is now possible to perform the MPFL reconstruction so that it – regardless of the technique – to a stable kneecap with free knee joint mobility comes. This led to the Anatomic Double Bundle MPFL Reconstruction technique that replicates the native shape of the MPFL and provides the best possible stability in both flexion and extension.

Wave mini-prosthesis

Developed in 2009, Professor Philip Schoettle’s Wave mini-prosthesis procedure is used to treat isolated arthrosis of the femoropatellar joint when biological processes and surgical options are exhausted.

The anatomically shaped Wave prosthesis is currently the only joint replacement in which the anatomy can be adapted in almost every detail with different curvatures corresponding to the femur bone. As it is also the thinnest prosthesis available on the market, bone loss is marginal and there are no problems with a supernatant (excess fluid) and thus increased pain-inducing pressure between kneecap and thigh.

Another advantage of Wave resurfacing is the way it is fixed: the Wave prosthesis is screwed into the underlying healthy bone, resulting in rapid biological healing.

This rapid healing and the excellent results of this joint replacement, both for those leading a normal life and in sportspeople, have led to Wave prosthesis now being used in the leading clinics worldwide.

Peer reviewed, first and last author

Ryzek DF, Schöttle P.
Patellofemoral Dysfunction in Sports Trochleoplasty: Indications and Techniques.
J Knee Surg. 2015 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Hensler D, Sillanpaa PJ, Schoettle PB.
Medial patellofemoral ligament: anatomy, injury and treatment in the adolescent knee.
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2014 Feb;26(1):70-8.

Kohn LM, Meidinger G, Beitzel K, Banke IJ, Hensler D, Imhoff AB, Schöttle PB.
Isolated and combined medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction in revision surgery for patellofemoral instability: a prospective Study.
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Banke IJ, Kohn LM, Meidinger G, Otto A, Hensler D, Beitzel K, Imhoff AB, Schöttle PB.
Combined trochleoplasty and MPFL reconstruction for treatment of chronic patellofemoral instability: a prospective minimum 2-year follow-up study.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Quirbach S, Smekal V, Rosenberger RE, El Attal R, Schöttle PB.
[Anatomical double-bundle reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament with a gracilis autograft].
Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2012 Apr;24(2):131-9.

Salzmann GM, Sauerschnig M, Berninger MT, Kaltenhauser T, Schönfelder M,
Vogt S, Wexel G, Tischer T, Sudkamp N, Niemeyer P, Imhoff AB, Schöttle PB.
The dependence of autologous chondrocyte transplantation on varying cellular passage, yield and culture duration.
Biomaterials. 2011 Sep; 32(25):5810-8. Epub 2011 May 17.

Weber-Spickschen TS, Spang J, Kohn L, Imhoff AB, Schottle PB.
The relationship between trochlear dysplasia and medial patellofemoral ligament rupture location after patellar dislocation: an MRI evaluation.
Knee. 2011 Jun; 18(3):185-8. Epub 2010 May 21.

Blønd L, Schöttle PB.
The arthroscopic deepening trochleoplasty.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Apr; 18(4):480-5. Epub 2009 Oct 14.

Salzmann GM, Paul J, Bauer JS, Woertler K, Sauerschnig M, Landwehr S, Imhoff AB, Schöttle PB.
T2 assessment and clinical outcome following autologous matrix-assisted chondrocyte and osteochondral autograft transplantation.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2009 Dec;17(12):1576-82. Epub 2009 Sep 1.

Schöttle PB, Hensler D, Imhoff AB.
Anatomical double-bundle MPFL reconstruction with an aperture fixation.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Feb;18(2):147-51. Epub 2009 Jul 11.

Salzmann GM, Weber TS, Spang JT, Imhoff AB, Schöttle PB.
Comparison of native axial radiographs with axial MR imaging for determination of the trochlear morphology in patients with trochlear dysplasia.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010 Mar; 130(3):335-40. Epub 2009 Jun 6.

Salzmann GM, Paul J, Sandmann GH, Imhoff AB, Schöttle PB.
The coracoidal insertion of the coracoclavicular ligaments: an anatomic study.
Am J Sports Med. 2008 Dec; 36(12):2392-7. Epub 2008 Aug 28.

Schöttle P, Schmeling A, Romero J, Weiler A.
Anatomical reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament using a free gracilis autograft.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009 Mar; 129(3):305-9. Epub 2008 Aug 15.

Schöttle P, Goudakos I, Rosenstiel N, Hoffmann JE, Taylor WR, Duda GN, Heller MO.
A comparison of techniques for fixation of the quadriceps muscle-tendon complex for in vitro biomechanical testing of the knee joint in sheep.
Med Eng Phys. 2009 Jan; 31(1):69-75. Epub 2008 Jun 9.

Schottle PB.
Magnetic resonance imaging for patellofemoral malalignment.
Arthroscopy. 2007 Mar; 23(3):333-4; author reply 334.
IF: 3.103

Schottle PB, Romero J, Schmeling A, Weiler A.
Technical note: anatomical reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament using a free gracilis autograft.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2008 May; 128(5):479-84.

Weiler A, Jung T, Lubowicki A, Wagner M, Schottle PB
Management of posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction after previous isolated anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
J Arthroscop. 2007 Feb;23(2):164-9.

Schottle PB, Schmeling A, Rosenstiel N, Weiler A.
Radiographic landmarks for the femoral insertion of the medial patellofemoral ligament,
AmJSportsMed, 2007 Jan 31

Schottle PB, Scheffler S, Schwarck A, Weiler A.
Medial patellofemoral retinacular repair for patellofemoral instability with and without underlying trcohlear dysplasia – a preliminary report,
Arthroscopy. 2006 Nov;22(11):1192-8.

Schottle PB, Schell H, Duda GU, Weiler A.
Cartilage Viability after Trochleoplasty.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. Epub 2006 Sep 2

Fucentese SF, vonRoll A, Koch PP, Fuchs B, Schottle PB.
The patella morphology in trochlear dysplasia–a comparative MRI study.
Knee. 2006 Mar;13(2):145-50.

Schottle PB, Werner CML, Dumont CE.
Two-stage reconstruction with free vascularized soft tissue transfer and conventional bone graft for infected nonunions of the tibia: 6 patients followed for 1.5 to 5 years.
Acta Orthop. 2005 Dec;76(6):878-83.

Schottle PB, Fucentese SF, Pfirrmann C, Bereiter H, Romero J.
Trochleaplasty for patellar instability due to trochlear dysplasia: A minimum 2-year clinical and radiological follow-up of 19 knees.
Acta Orthop. 2005 Oct;76(5):693-8.

Schoettle PB, Zanetti M, Seifert B, Pfirrmann C, Fucentese S, Romero J.
The tibial tuberosity-trochlear groove distance; a comparative study between CT and MRI scanning.
Knee. 2006 Jan;13(1):26-31.

Schoettle PB, Werner CML, Romero J.
Reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament for painful patellar subluxation in distal torsional malalignment: a case report.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2005 Nov;125(9):644-8.

Schottle PB, Fucentese SF, Romero J.
Clinical and radiological outcome of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with a semitendinosus autograft for patella instability.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2005 Oct;13(7):516-21.

Schoettle PB, Fredrich H, Steinhauser E, Imhoff AB.
[Refixation of the meniscus with the SD meniscal staple: a comparative biomechanical study on cadaver knees]
Unfallchirurg. 2003 Feb;106(2):114-20. German.

Schottle PB, Oettl G, Agneskirchner J, Imhoff  AB.
[Operative therapy of osteochondral lesions of the talus with autologous cartilage-bone transplantation]
Orthopade. 2001 Jan;30(1):53-8. German.

Reviews

Sauer T., Cituc M., Kirchhoff C., Feucht M. J., Minzlaff P., Glanzmann M. C. , Schöttle P.,
Imhoff A. B.
Early results after modular non-cemented reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: a prospective single-centre study of 38 consecutive cases
J Orthop Sci, 11. June 2015, Springer

Hensler D., Silaanpaa P., Schöttle PB.
Medial patellofemoral ligament: anatomy, injury and treatment in the adolescent knee.
Current Opinion of Pediatrics. Volume 26, Number 1, February 2014.

Becher C., Ostermeier S., Schöttle P.
Das vordere Knieschmerzsyndrom –
Teil 1: Grundlagen, Anamnese, klinische und bildgebende Untersuchung
Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie up2date 8 / 2013

Becher C., Ostermeier S., Schöttle P.
Das vordere Knieschmerzsyndrom –
Teil 2: Konservative und operative Therapie
Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie up2date 8 / 2013

Pässler H.H. und Schöttle P.B.
Das Femoropatellargelenk: Was gibt es Neues?
Teil 2: Bildgebende Verfahren
ATOS News 18, 2012, 32-38

Schöttle P.B., Ostermeier S.
Die patellofemorale Arthrose
Arthroskopie, 2012, 25,3: 204-214

Schöttle PB, Lattermann C.
Therapie der patellofemoralen Arthrose beim jungen Patienten
Arthroskopie, 2010, 23:215 – 223

Meidinger G., Schöttle P.B.
Pathogenese und Diagnostik der patellofemoralen Arthrose
Arthroskopie, 2010, 23, 3: 201-207

Hensler D., Schöttle P.B.
Erweiterte Indikation für die Rekonstruktion des medialen patellofemoralen Ligamentes
Arthroskopie, 2010, 23: 184-190

Schöttle P.B. Hensler D., Imhoff A.B.
Die direkte anatomische rekonstruktion des Lig. patellofemorale mediale in Double Bundle Technik – „aperture fixation“
Arthoskopie, 2010, 23: 151-160

Schöttle P.B., Hensler D.
Die patellofemorale Instabilität
Orthopädische Praxis 46, 1, 2010, 585 – 594

Schöttle P.B., Hensler D.
Therapie der patellofemoralen Arthrose
Arthroskopie, 2009, 22:205-216

Schöttle P.B., Bietzel K., Imhoff A.B.
Die kindliche Patellaluxation
Arthroskopie, 2009, 22:51-59

Schottle PB, Weiler A.
Trochleoplasty for Patellofemoral Instability.
Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, 2007; 17(1): pp. nn.

Schottle PB, Weiler A
Die anatomische Rekonstruktion des ligamentum patellofemorale mediale
endoworld, OP Technik, AGA 2006

Schottle PB, Weiler A, Romero J.
Die Rekonstruktion des ligamentum patellofemorale mediale bei der patellofemoralen Instabilität.
Arthroskopie, 2005; 18:293–300

Vienne P, Schoettle PB.
Die chronische Rückfußinstabilität: neue Konzepte in der Diagnostik und in der chirurgischen Behandlung.
Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin und Sporttraumatologie, 2003, 2:107-111

Schoettle PB, Imhoff AB.
The Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation (OATS) at the talar dome.
Orthop Traumatol 2002;10:113–129

Schoettle PB, Imhoff AB.
Die osteochondrale Autograft Transplantation (OATS) am Talus.
Operat Orthop Traumatol 2002;14:123–140

Schoettle PB, Linke RD, Rikli D, Babst R, Imhoff AB.
Verletzungen beim Snowboardfahren. Beispiel distale Radiusfraktur und Snowboard Ankle. Notfall Medizin, 2001, 12:586-591

Imhoff AB, Schoettle PB.
OATS technique in different joints, results of 94 patients.
Riv. It. Biol. Med.,2000, 20 (Suppl. 3 al N. 1-2)

Schottle PB, Imhoff AB.
[Transplantation of osteochondral cylinders in various joints–technique and initial results]
Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb. 2000 Nov-Dec;138(6):Oa1-5. German. No abstract available.

Co-authorships

Peer reviewed

Biomechanical evaluation of a novel dynamic posterior cruciate ligament brace.
Heinrichs CH, Schmoelz W, Mayr R, Keiler A, Schöttle PB, Attal R.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016 Mar;33:20-5.

A matched-pair comparison of inlay and onlay trochlear designs for patellofemoral arthroplasty: no differences in clinical outcome but less progression of osteoarthritis with inlay designs.
Feucht MJ, Cotic M, Beitzel K, Baldini JF, Meidinger G, Schöttle PB, Imhoff AB.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Aug 1.

Early results after modular non-cemented reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: a prospective single-centre study of 38 consecutive cases.
Saier T, Cotic M, Kirchhoff C, Feucht MJ, Minzlaff P, Glanzmann MC, Schöttle P, Imhoff AB.
J Orthop Sci. 2015 Sep;20(5):830-6. doi: 10.1007/s00776-015-0734-4.

Prospective evaluation of anatomic patellofemoral inlay resurfacing: clinical, radiographic, and sports-related results after 24 months.
Imhoff AB, Feucht MJ, Meidinger G, Schöttle PB, Cotic M.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 May;23(5):1299-307.

Imhoff AB, Feucht MJ, Meidinger G, Schöttle PB, Cotic M.
Prospective evaluation of anatomic patellofemoral inlay resurfacing: clinical, radiographic, and sports-related results after 24 months.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. Epub 2013 Dec.

Beitzel K, Schöttle PB, Cotic M, Dharmesh V, Imhoff AB.
Prospective clinical and radiological two-year results after patellofemoral arthroplasty using an
implant with an asymmetric trochlea design.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Feb;21(2):332-9. Epub 2012 May 1.

Rauch AC, Schöttle PB, Beitzel K, Imhoff AB.
[Double-bundletechnique–anatomic reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament].
Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2010 Oct;22(4):387-401

Goudakos IG, König C, Schöttle PB, Taylor WR, Hoffmann JE, Pöpplau BM, Singh NB, Duda GN, Heller MO.
Regulation of the patellofemoral contact area: an essential mechanism in patellofemoral joint mechanics?
J Biomech. 2010 Dec1;43(16):3237-9. Epub 2010 Aug 13. PubMed

Goudakos IG, König C, Schöttle PB, Taylor WR, Singh NB, Roberts I, Streitparth F, Duda GN, Heller MO.
Stair climbing results in more challenging patellofemoral contact mechanics and kinematics than walking at early knee flexion under physiological-like quadriceps loading.
J Biomech. 2009 Nov13;42(15):2590-6. Epub 2009 Aug 4. PubMed

Streitparth F, Schöttle P, Schlichting K, Schell H, Fischbach F, Denecke T, Duda GN, Schröder RJ.
Osteochondral defect repair after implantation of biodegradable scaffolds:
indirect magnetic resonance arthrography and histopathologic correlation.
Acta Radiol. 2009 Sep;50(7):765-74.

Salzmann GM, Walz L, Schoettle PB, Imhoff AB.
Arthroscopic anatomical reconstruction of the acromioclavicular joint.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2008 Jun;74(3):397-400.

Streitparth F, Schöttle P, Schell H, Lehmkuhl L, Madej T, Wieners G, Duda GN,Schröder RJ.
Indirect MR-arthrography in osteochondral autograft and crushed bone graft with a collagen membrane–correlation with histology.
Eur J Radiol. 2009Apr; 70(1):155-64.

Studler U, Mengiardi B, Bode B, Schöttle PB, Pfirrmann CW, Hodler J, Zanetti M.
Fibrosis and adventitious bursae in plantar fat pad of forefoot: MR imaging
findings in asymptomatic volunteers and MR imaging-histologic comparison.
Radiology. 2008 Mar;246(3):863-70.

Fucentese SF, Schottle PB, Pfirrmann C, Romero J.
CT changes after trochleoplasty for symptomatic trochlear dysplasia.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2006 Jun 20

Mengiardi B, Pfirrmann CW, Schottle PB, Bode B, Hodler J, Vienne P, Zanetti M.
Magic angle effect in MR imaging of ankle tendons: influence of foot positioning on prevalence and site in asymptomatic subjects and cadaveric tendons.
Eur Radiol. 2006 Mar 28

Mengiardi B, Zanetti M, Schottle PB, Vienne P, Bode B, Hodler J, Pfirmann CW.
Spring ligament complex: MR imaging-anatomic correlation and findings in asymptomatic subjects.
Radiology. 2005 Oct;237(1):242-9.

Books / bookchapters

Editor of:
Diagnostik und Behandlung der patellofemoralen Instabilität, 2016

Editor of:
Diagnostik des Patellofemoralgelenkes, 2015

Schöttle PB
Importance and Radiographic Identification of the Femoral Insertion in Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction
In: Zaffagnini S., Dejour D., Arendt E.A.: Patellofemoral Pain, Instability, and Arthritis, pp181-184
Springer Verlag 2010

Blönd L, Schöttle P
Arthroscopic Deepening Trochleoplasty for Patellar Instability
In: Zaffagnini S., Dejour D., Arendt E.A.: Patellofemoral Pain, Instability, and Arthritis, pp233-236
Springer Verlag 2010

Schoettle PB
MPFL reconstruction
In: Sanchis-Alfonso V., Anterior Knee Pain and Patellar Instability.
2nd Edition Springer Verlag 2011

Schoettle PB
– Importance and radiographic identification of the femoral insertion in MPFL
reconstruction
– inlay or onlay patellofemorale arthroplasty
– anatomical double bundle MPFL reconstruction
All in: D Dejour, 15eme Journees Lyonnais de Chirurgie de Genou, La Patella,

Schottle PB
MPFL repair and reconstruction
In: West, R. and Colvin, A., The Patellofemroal Join in the Athlete. Springer Science and Business 2013.

Schottle PB, Imhoff AB
Osteochondrale Autograft Transplantation (OATS) am Talus.
In: Imhoff A.B., Zollinger-Kies H., (Hrsg.): Fusschirurgie, p. 227-235
Thieme Verlag, 2004

Schottle PB, Imhoff AB
OATS an verschiedenen Gelenken,
In J. Grifka: ASG Fortbildung Orthopädie, Band 5: Knorpel, pp
Springer-Steinkopf Verlag 2001

Oettl G, Schottle PB, Agneskirchner J, Imhoff AB
Transplantation osteochondraler Zylinder am Talus
In: A.B. Imhoff: ASG Fortbildung Orthopädie, Band 4, pp. 95-101
Springer-Steinkopf Verlag 2000

Imhoff A, Schöttle P, Agneskirchner J
Arthroscopic and Open Techniques for Transplantation of Osteochondral Autografts and Allografts in Different Joints.
In: Grifka J, Ogilvie-Harris J. (eds.): Osteoarthritis, pp. 103-111
Springer Verlag 2000

Agneskirchner JD, Schottle PB, Imhoff AB
Transplantation osteochondraler Zylinder an verschiedenen Gelenken – Technik und erste Ergebnisse.
In: A.B. Imhoff: ASG Fortbildung Orthopädie, Band 3, pp. 108-116
Springer-Steinkopf Verlag 2000

Research grants:
  1. AGA Forschungsförderung September 2007: 41.353  €

„Die autologe Matrix-assoziierte Chondrozytenimplantation (MACI) im Kaninchenmodell“

 

  1. Dt. Arthrosehilfe 2008 : 12800.-€,

Auftrag 8824513
“Klinische und MR-Tomographische Langzeitergebnisse nach Eingriffen am distalen Streckapparat zur Behandlung der patellofemoralen Instabilität”

Poliklinik für Sportorthopädie des Klinikums rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München

Professor Philip Schoettle, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Munich in 1998 and completed his residency in 2006 after undergoing training at the University of Paris, the University of Zurich and the Center of Musculoskeletal Surgery at Charité in Berlin, where he also wrote his PhD thesis about Patellofemoral disorders.

He is a board member of the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA), European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) for both the German and the International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG).

Professor Schoettle currently serves as Senior Medical Director of the Knee and Hip Institute Munich, a private institute for orthopaedics, sports, and orthobiology. He is also a cell therapy surgeon and orthopaedic specialist at Okyanos Center for Regenerative Medicine. Prof. Schoettle is a strong proponent of regenerative medicine and adjunctive approaches to surgical treatment of the knees and other joints. An expert in reconstructive knee surgery, Prof. Schoettle’s depth of knowledge extends to general orthopaedic treatments combined with state-of-the-art medical technologies and novel therapeutics.

In addition to his work as a treating physician and medical director, Prof. Schoettle is a sought-after instructor and speaker at medical and regenerative medicine conferences around the world. He has written more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and served as the contributing author on 10 books related to his areas of expertise. His contribution to a radiographic landmark for femoral tunnel placement in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction resulted in the so-called Schoettle Point, and led to the Anatomic Double Bundle MPFL Reconstruction technique that replicates the native shape of the MPFL.