Dr. Gerhard Maale III, MD

Dr. Gerhard Maale III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 63 years old

Gerhard Maale, MD is the founder of the Dallas Ft. Worth Sarcoma Group. Dr. Maale has more than 30 years of experience treating bone and soft tissue tumors, metastic bone disease, musculoskeletal infections, infected total joint arthroplasty and complex bone and joint reconstructions. Dr. Maale specializes in complex reconstruction of joints that have failed from previous surgeries, with a high percentage of limb salvage. He has pioneered several techniques for the treatment of infected joint reconstructions and is actively involved in the design of limb salvage implants for the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow. His research interests include bone and soft tissue tumors, metastic bone disease, osteomyelitis, and total joint arthroplasty infection. He has co-authored numerous scientific papers on the diagnosis and treatment of tumors and infections of the musculoskeletal system and has a special interest in biofilm. He graduated from the University of Florida School of Medicine in 1975, and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia. He then spent one year as a Fellow of Orthopaedic Oncology at the University of Florida under the direction of William F. Enneking, M.D. Prior to founding the Dallas Ft. Worth Sarcoma Group, Dr. Maale spent two years as an Associate Clinical Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Currently, he holds several academic positions, including Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and at Texas Tech Universities of El Paso and Lubbock. He also serves on several committees involving cancer research. In 1990, Dr. Maale founded the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Sarcoma Foundation a nonprofit research group. He is actively involved in medical research dealing with the treatment of our patients with sarcomas (bone cancer) and musculoskeletal infections through this Foundation. This group includes a multidisciplinary medical professionals group, including many sub-specialists experts. Dr. Maale and the DFW Sarcoma Foundation strive to optimize care for patients with sarcomas and musculoskeletal infections through ongoing collaborative research programs. Read more

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in Rowlett, TX |
Dr.Maale is very professional. He really cares about his patients.
in Palo Alto, Ca |
My father was diagnosed with an aggressive sarcoma at the age of 86. Dr. Maale did not sit down with my sister dad and I and clearly discus the severity of his cancer and our options. Instead he spoke in medical terms, was quickly in and out of the room , did not direct conversation to my dad and suggested aggressive chemotherapy, radiation and more surgery. He did not offer palliative care as an option. We were chasing a cure when we should have been enjoying our last moments.
in deridder, la |
I truly believe that Dr.maals saved my life. He is a man of few words but when I presented with my tumor he was quick to get his own scans and set up a team of 5 doctors to help him. He said he has never seen on so involved. He now presents my case at his conferences all over. I needed 16 units of blood, 4 units of frozen plasma, and 1 unit of platelets. I truly believe I would not be here today if it was not for him and his wonderful team.
in Gainesville, TX |
Dr. Maale is a man of few words, but a wonderful doctor and surgeon. If it hadn't been for Dr. Maale I more than likely would have lost my leg and very well could've lost my life.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Oncology

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Wrist Fusion

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Florida

    Graduated in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    University Va Hospital

    Completed in 1983

    University Vt Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Fl

    Completed in 1984

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Gerhard Maale, MD is the founder of the Dallas Ft. Worth Sarcoma Group. Dr. Maale has more than 30 years of experience treating bone and soft tissue tumors, metastic bone disease, musculoskeletal infections, infected total joint arthroplasty and complex bone and joint reconstructions. Dr. Maale specializes in complex reconstruction of joints that have failed from previous surgeries, with a high percentage of limb salvage. He has pioneered several techniques for the treatment of infected joint reconstructions and is actively involved in the design of limb salvage implants for the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow. His research interests include bone and soft tissue tumors, metastic bone disease, osteomyelitis, and total joint arthroplasty infection. He has co-authored numerous scientific papers on the diagnosis and treatment of tumors and infections of the musculoskeletal system and has a special interest in biofilm. He graduated from the University of Florida School of Medicine in 1975, and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia. He then spent one year as a Fellow of Orthopaedic Oncology at the University of Florida under the direction of William F. Enneking, M.D. Prior to founding the Dallas Ft. Worth Sarcoma Group, Dr. Maale spent two years as an Associate Clinical Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Currently, he holds several academic positions, including Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and at Texas Tech Universities of El Paso and Lubbock. He also serves on several committees involving cancer research. 

In 1990, Dr. Maale founded the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Sarcoma Foundation a nonprofit research group. He is actively involved in medical research dealing with the treatment of our patients with sarcomas (bone cancer) and musculoskeletal infections through this Foundation. This group includes a multidisciplinary medical professionals group, including many sub-specialists experts. Dr. Maale and the DFW Sarcoma Foundation strive to optimize care for patients with sarcomas and musculoskeletal infections through ongoing collaborative research programs.