Prof. Dr. Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe



Academic Career and Research Areas

The major focus of Professor von Eisenhart-Rothe (b. 1971) is on regenerative medicine/­osteo­arthritis research, osteo-oncology and joint replacement surgery. The methods used include imaging, virtual planning, navigation, cell and health care research. Within the field of joint replacement surgery his current focus is on the functionalization of surfaces and implant associated infections, within the field of osteoarthritis research it is on the analysis of the effects of different stimuli on the joint cartilage in the bioreactor, and within the field of sarcoma research it is on the virtual planning and navigation, psycho-oncology and the biological reconstruction of musculoskeletal disorders.

Professor von Eisenhart-Rothe studied medicine at LMU Munich and completed a distance education program in business administration at the University of Hagen. In 2006 he acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Friedrichsheim University Hospital in Frankfurt. In 2009 he was appointed senior physician in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Orthopedics at Klinikum rechts der Isar. Since 2012 he has been head of the Department of Orthopedics at TUM and is director of the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Orthopedics at Klinikum rechts der Isar.


  • Recipient of the Perthes Prize awarded by DVSE, the German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (2003, 2010)

Schauwecker J, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Burgkart R, Tuebel J, Schmitt M, Mittelmeier W, Diehl P: “Revitalization of human bone after extracorporeal high hydrostatic pressure treatment.“ Anticancer Res. 2011; 31(4):1235-1239.


von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Mayr HO, Hinterwimmer S, Graichen H: “Simultaneous 3D assessment of glenohumeral shape, humeral head centering, and scapular positioning in atraumatic shoulder instability: A magnetic resonance-based in vivo analysis”. Am J Sports Med. 2010; 38(2): 375-382.


v. Eisenhart-Rothe R, Vogl T, Englmeier KH, Graichen H: “A new in vivo technique for determination of femoro-tibial and femoro-patellar 3D kinematics in total knee arthroplasty”. 
J Biomech. 2007; 40(14): 3079-3088.


v. Eisenhart-Rothe R, Graichen H, Hudelmaier M, Vogl T, Sharma L, Eckstein F: “Femorotibial and patellar cartilage loss in patients prior to total knee arthroplasty, Heterogeneity and correlation with alignment of the knee”. Ann Rheum Dis. 2006; 65(1):69-73.


Graichen H, v. Eisenhart-Rothe R, Vogl T, Englmeier KH, Eckstein F: “Quantitative Assessment of Cartilage Status in Osteoarthritis with qMRI – Technical Validation in Total Knee Arthroplasty Beyond Cartilage Volume”. Arthritis and Rheum. 2004; 50(3): 811-816.