Karl Rosenfeld, MD

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Practice Philosophy

I have been in practice for a long time. My approach to my patients has not wavered. It is important to treat the patient, NOT the X-ray; for instance, MRIs are often misleading and cause unnecessary surgery. I believe that it is a doctor's responsibility to try, in the time we spend with patients, to make them understand what has taken years for us as physicians to understand. If we don't know what's wrong, we should tell the patient. If we do know what's wrong, then we need to offer the patient a 'menu' of options for treatment including what we think is best for them. Many times all the patient wants to know is it OK to live with the discomfort they're having, and are they harming themselves in the future by doing so. I try to imagine every patient I see as a member of my family and treat them accordingly.

Practice Name
  • Valley Forge Orthopedics
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Locations and Appointments

420 West Linfield Trappe Road
Building A, Suite 2000
Limerick, PA 19468
  • Phone: 610.495.2510
  • Fax: 610.495.2543
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254 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
  • Phone: 610.644.7755
  • Fax: 610.644.8290
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826 Main Street, MOB II, Suite 302
Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Phone: 610.495.0099
  • Fax: 610.495.0318
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation

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About Karl Rosenfeld, MD

Graduate Howard University Medical School 1968

Internship at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md 1968-9

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University Of Pennsylvania 1969-73

Served as an Orthopedic Surgeon and Major in the United States Army in Fort Ord, Cal, 1973-5

Board Certified in Orthopedics Surgery 1974

  • Years of Experience: 45
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedics Board certified since 1977
Clinical Titles
  • Chairman, Ethics Committee, Paoli Hospital


Medical school
  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Current Membership & Activities
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Family of the Four Chaplains
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • Philadelphia Orthopedic Society
  • American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • U.S. Healthcare Orthopaedic Quality Review Committee
  • Past President, Paoli Medical Staff
  • Past Chairman, the Paoli Bioethics Committee
  • Current Department Chairman, Phoenixville Hospital
  • Assistant Basketball Coach, Men's Varsity Basketball Sprig-Ford High School

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