Approved by Diagnose.me Medical Advisory Board on 13 Mar 2017
Head physician, Sports Medical Center, kniezentrum.wien, Vienna (Austria)
Orthopedic surgeon • An international expert in sport injuries and knee injuries. Meniscus surgery, ACL repair and revision surgery, arthroscopic cartilage repair (e.g. microfracture), ligament reconstruction, fracture repair, and hand surgery.
I am a licensed orthopedic trauma surgeon focused on knee injuries. I am an expert on reconstructive knee surgery including knee ligaments and arthroscopic surgery of the meniscus and cartilage. Annually, I perform 300 reconstructions of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and more than 300 arthroscopic knee procedures. I am also active in the field of meniscus and cartilage regeneration with minimally invasive methods.
I am very active in treating athletes with knee injuries and receive worldwide referrals of those patients. I am the team physician for the Austrian Skiing Team (ÖSV), two ice hockey teams (SV Arminen, Post SV), the Austrian Soccer Board, the American football team Danube Dragons. In the past I was the team physician for the Austrian Tennis Federation and the Austrian Badminton Federation.
I have written about 40 peer-reviewed publications, have been the invited speaker at many international lectures and courses.
Knee: Meniscus surgery, ACL repair (Singlebundle, Hamstrings, BTB, Quad-tendon), ACL revision surgery, Arthroscopic cartilage repair (e.g. Microfractures).
Sports Surgery: Ligament reconstruction, Fracture repair, Hand surgery.
Thank you for evaluating MR. I guess I'll decide for surgery, as you advise, because I don't want to give up skiing.
Thank you very much for your report. The diagnosis and the proposed treatment is competent, clear and understandable. Once again, you have given me hope for full functioning. I really appreciate it.