Prof. Dr. med. Markus Wünschel

  • Facharzt für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
  • Kinderorthopädie, Orthopädische Rheumatologie, Spezielle Orthopädische Chirurgie, Sportmedizin, Chirotherapie
  • Stationäre und ambulante Operationen
  • Seit 2012 Arzt in der Orthopädischen Gemeinschaftspraxis am Ludwigsplatz
  • Lehrbefugnis für das Fach Orthopädie an der Universität Tübingen

Beruflicher Werdegang


Ernennung zum außerplanmäßigen Professor der Medizinischen Fakultät Tübingen


Habilitation im Fach Orthopädie

2007 – 2012

Oberarzt mit der Bereichsleitung Fußchirurgie und Sprunggelenkchirurgie, Rheumaorthopädie, Kinderorthopädie


Facharzt für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie

2002 – 2006


2002 – 2012

Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Tübingen



2000 – 2002

Arzt im Praktikum sowie Assistenzarzt St. Vincenz- und Elisabeth Hospital, Mainz Abt. für Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie.

1995 – 1999

Stipendium der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

1992 – 1999

Studium der Humanmedizin an der Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz



  • Deutsche Assoziation für Fuß und Sprunggelenk e.V. (DAF)
  • European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS)
  • Assoziation Orthopädische Rheumatologie (ARO)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie (DGOOC)
  • Berufsverband Ärzte für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie (BVOU)


  1. A rare combination of brachymetatarsia and congenital hallux varus: case report and review of the literature. Froehlich V, Wuenschel M. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2014 Jan-Feb;104(1):85-9. PMID:24504582
  2. Proximal metatarsal osteotomy for hallux valgus: an audit of radiologic outcome after single screw fixation and full postoperative weightbearing. Mittag F, Leichtle U, Meisner C, Ipach I, Wülker N, Wünschel M. J Foot Ankle Res. 2013 May 31;6(1):22. PMID:23725485
  3. Dislocation after total hip arthroplasty: risk factors and treatment options. Leichtle UG, Leichtle CI, Taslaci F, Reize P, Wünschel M. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2013;47(2):96-103. PubMed PMID: 23619542.
  4. Differences in knee joint kinematics and forces after posterior cruciate retaining and stabilized total knee arthroplasty. Wünschel M, Leasure JM, Dalheimer P, Kraft N, Wülker N, Müller O. Knee. 2013 Apr 8. doi:pii: S0968-0160(13)00030-6. 10.1016/j.knee.2013.03.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23578828.
  5. Fusion following failed total ankle replacement. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. Wünschel M, Leichtle UG, Leichtle CI, Walter C, Mittag F, Arlt E, Suckel A. 2013 Apr;30(2):187-98. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2012.10.009. Epub 2012 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 23465808.
  6. Increased patellofemoral pressure after TKA: an in vitro study. Leichtle UG, Wünschel M, Leichtle CI, Müller O, Kohler P, Wülker N, Lorenz A. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23328986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Related citations
  7. Ankle arthrodesis - clinical, radiological and biomechanical aspects with special regard to the adjacent joint. Suckel A, Burger A, Wülker N, Wünschel M. Z Orthop Unfall. 2012 Dec;150(6):588-93. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1327931. Epub 2013 Jan 9. German. PMID: 23303612 [PubMed - in process] Related citations
  8. Surgical treatment of a young patient with bilaterally destroyed first metatarsophalangeal joints suffering from gout. Wünschel M, Wülker N, Walter C.J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2012 Jul-Aug;102(4):334-7. PMID:22826334[PubMed - in process]
  9. Gender differences in tibio-femoral kinematics and quadriceps muscle force during weight-bearing knee flexion in vitro. Wünschel M, Wülker N, Müller O. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22696143[PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Related citations
  10. Osteochondrosis dissecans and osteochondral lesions of the talus: clinical and biochemical aspects. Suckel A, Hoyer M, Raab C, Wünschel M. Sportverletz Sportschaden. 2012 Jun;26(2):91-9. Epub 2012 May 25. German. PMID:22638990[PubMed - in process] Related citations
  11. The influence of asymmetric quadriceps loading on patellar tracking - An in vitro study. Lorenz A, Müller O, Kohler P, Wünschel M, Wülker N, Leichtle UG. Knee. 2012 May 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22633902[PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Related citations
  12. Osteochondritis dissecans of both knees, both elbows, and the first metatarsophalangeal joint in a female soccer player. Wünschel M, Böhringer A. Clin J Sport Med. 2012 Jul;22(4):374-6. PMID:22627650[PubMed - in process] Related citations
  13. Differences in tibiofemoral kinematics between the unloaded robotic passive path and a weightbearing knee simulator. Wünschel M, Leichtle U, Lo J, Wülker N, Müller O. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2012 Jan 2;4(1):e2. Epub 2012 Jan 3. PMID:22577503[PubMed - in process] Free PMC Article Related citations
  14. Charcot arthropathy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Wünschel M, Wülker N, Gesicki M. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2012 Mar-Apr;102(2):161-4. PMID:22461274[PubMed - in process] Related citations
  15. Giant gouty tophi of the hand and wrist. Mittag F, Wuenschel M. Orthopedics. 2011 Nov 9;34(11):e790-2. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20110922-34. PMID:22049969[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  16. Iliopsoas cyst causing persistent pain after total hip arthroplasty. Wuenschel M, Kunze B. Orthopedics. 2011 May 18;34(5):396. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20110317-25. PMID:21598881[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  17. Arthrodesis of the foot and ankle. Wünschel M. Orthopade. 2011 May;40(5):407-14. German. PMID:21479617[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  18. An implant-free double-bundle reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: operative technique and influence on tibiofemoral kinematics. Wünschel M, Treffler F, Ketelsen D, Lo J, Müller O, Suckel A. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011 Aug;26(7):754-9. Epub 2011 Mar 16. PMID:21414699[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  19. Influence of bi- and tri-compartmental knee arthroplasty on the kinematics of the knee joint. Wünschel M, Lo J, Dilger T, Wülker N, Müller O. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 Jan 27;12:29. PMID:21272328[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations
  20. The effect of different quadriceps loading patterns on tibiofemoral joint kinematics and patellofemoral contact pressure during simulated partial weight-bearing knee flexion. Wünschel M, Leichtle U, Obloh C, Wülker N, Müller O. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul;19(7):1099-106. Epub 2011 Jan 11. PMID:21222108[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  21. Translational and rotational knee joint stability in anterior and posterior cruciate-retaining knee arthroplasty. Lo J, Müller O, Dilger T, Wülker N, Wünschel M. Knee. 2011 Dec;18(6):491-5. Epub 2010 Nov 12. Erratum in: Knee. 2012 Jun;19(3):226. PMID:21074997[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  22. The anterior cruciate ligament provides resistance to externally applied anterior tibial force but not to internal rotational torque during simulated weight-bearing flexion. Wünschel M, Müller O, Lo J, Obloh C, Wülker N. Arthroscopy. 2010 Nov;26(11):1520-7. PMID:20920837[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  23. Using a web-based orthopaedic clinic in the curricular teaching of a German university hospital: analysis of learning effect, student usage and reception. Wünschel M, Leichtle U, Wülker N, Kluba T. Int J Med Inform. 2010 Oct;79(10):716-21. Epub 2010 Aug 21. PMID:20732829[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  24. Chronic brucellosis: a rare cause of septic loosening of arthroplasties with high risk of laboratory-acquired infections. Wünschel M, Olszowski AM, Weissgerber P, Wülker N, Kluba T. Z Orthop Unfall. 2011 Jan;149(1):33-6. Epub 2010 Apr 23. German. PMID:20419627[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  25. A virtual orthopaedic hospital: feedback on student acceptance. Wünschel M, Wülker N, Kluba T. Med Educ. 2009 Nov;43(11):1113. Epub 2009 Oct 2. No abstract available. PMID:19799720[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  26. Arterial occlusion caused by a non-adsorbable bone graft after open wedge tibial osteotomy. Schäfer R, Mittag F, Wünschel M. Knee. 2010 Mar;17(2):174-5. Epub 2009 Sep 25. PMID:19782571[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  27. Simulation of force loaded knee movement in a newly developed in vitro knee simulator. Müller O, Lo J, Wünschel M, Obloh C, Wülker N. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2009 Jun;54(3):142-9. PMID:19469664[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  28. Achilles tendon ossification after treatment with acitretin. Wuenschel M, Trobisch P. J Dermatolog Treat. 2010 Mar;21(2):111-3. PMID:19360503[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  29. Forces in anterior cruciate ligament during simulated weight-bearing flexion with anterior and internal rotational tibial load. Lo J, Müller O, Wünschel M, Bauer S, Wülker N. J Biomech. 2008;41(9):1855-61. Epub 2008 May 29. PMID:18513729[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  30. Treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures with triangular tube-to-bar external fixation: long-term clinical follow-up and radiographic analysis. Roukis TS, Wünschel M, Lutz HP, Kirschner P, Zgonis T. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2008 Apr;25(2):285-99, vii-viii. Review. PMID:18346595[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  31. Progressive pes adductus caused by an accessory calcaneus: a case report. Wünschel M, Wülker N, Kluba T. Foot Ankle Int. 2007 Jul;28(7):838-40. No abstract available. PMID:17666178[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  32. Distally based capsule-periosteum interpositional arthroplasty for hallux rigidus. Indications, operative technique, and short-term follow-up. Roukis TS, Landsman AS, Ringstrom JB, Kirschner P, Wuenschel M. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2003 Sep-Oct;93(5):349-66. PMID:13130082[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
  33. No association between mannose-binding lectin alleles and susceptibility to chronic hepatitis B virus infection in German patients. Höhler T, Wünschel M, Gerken G, Schneider PM, Meyer zum Büschenfelde KH, Rittner C. Exp Clin Immunogenet. 1998;15(3):130-3. PMID:9813410[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations