Dr. Gerhard Maale III, MD

Dr. Gerhard Maale III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Gerhard Maale III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic oncology.Read his story

4708 Alliance Blvd Ste 710

Plano, TX 75093

Contact Information

(214) 691-9777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Excision of Femur or Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 99% of peers
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Maale III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Maale III "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. "


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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

152  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • 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)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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52  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • 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
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Va Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Vt Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Fl
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Maale III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Maale III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Maale III to family and friends
30 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Maale III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I had gone to multiple doctors who failed to correctly diagnose my conditions properly. After my first visit with Dr. Maale, he was able to do so and explained my condition patiently and answered any questions I had afterwards. During the procedure he was able to provide a calm environment at...more
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From the onset, Dr Maale is kind but direct. Since my surgery in 2012, my husband and I have grown to respect him more than his reputation demands. I would highly recommend Dr Maale.
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Dr.Maale is very professional. He really cares about his patients.
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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...more
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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...more
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