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
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation, Disability Access

254 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
  • Phone: 610.644.7755
  • Fax: 610.644.8290
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation, Disability Access

826 Main Street, MOB II, Suite 302
Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Phone: 610.495.0099
  • Fax: 610.495.0318
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation, Disability Access

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About Karl Rosenfeld, MD

Graduate Howard University Medical School 1968

Internship at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md 1968=1969

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University Of Pennsylvania 1969-1973

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

Board Certified in Orthopedics Surgery 1974


Member of several professional organizations, some of which are as follows:

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Member of the Eastern Orthopedic Society
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society
  • Member of the Philadelphia Orthopedic Society
  • Member of the Family of the Four Chaplains
  • Member of the American Foot and Ankle Society
  • Past President of Paoli Medical Staff
  • Past Chairman of the Paoli Bioethics Committee
  • Current Department Chairman Phoenixville Hospital
  • Assistant Basketball Coach Men's Varsity Basketball Sprig-Ford High School
  • Gender: Male
  • Years of Experience: 44
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedics 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
  • Full member in good standing Paoli Hospital
  • Consulting Staff of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA
  • Member of Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Member of Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • Member of American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • Member of American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • US Healthcare Orthopaedic Quality Review Committee