Prof. h.c. PD Dr. med. Matthias Steinwachs


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Specialist in orthopaedics, trauma and sports medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System, FMH



Specialism

Specialist in orthopaedics, trauma and sports medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System, FMH 

Focus of treatment

  • Arthroscopic joint surgery specialising in the ankle and knee

  • Orthobiological sports traumatology, diagnostics and therapy for sports injuries

  • Preservative and reconstructive meniscus surgery 

  • Complete range of joint surgery for cartilage regeneration 

  • Injuries to the cruciate and collateral ligament

  • Joint preservation arthroscopy including mechanical axis correction

  • Treatment of bone disease with joint involvement such as bone bruising and chronic bone oedema, necrosis, and cysts

  • Patellar dislocation and ligament rupture, jumper’s knee

Therapeutic services

  • Expertise in knee surgery for joint preservation 

  • Cartilage therapy: Autologous chondrocyte transplantation (ACT), osteochondral transplantation, stem cell and biomaterial treatment methods, collagen membrane and PRP, revision surgery

  • Meniscus regeneration: Preservative meniscal surgery, partial meniscus resection and replacement, meniscal transplant (allograft), revision surgery

  • Cruciate ligament injuries: All reconstructive ligament replacement on the anterior cruciate ligament such as Ligamys, healing response (quadriceps tendon, hamstrings (STG), BTB, allograft, surgical treatment on loosened or partially torn cruciate ligaments, revision surgery

  • Patella: Patellar dislocation and ligament rupture; jumper’s knee

  • Bone: Reconstructive bone surgery, bone damage remediation

 

Training and CV

2007 – 2014
Head physician for orthobiology and cartilage regeneration, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich

2008
Certification as a specialist in orthopaedics, South Baden Medical Association, Freiburg

2006
Certification to practise sports medicine, South Baden Medical Association, Freiburg

2003 – 2007
Appointed as the medical director in the Cartilage Transplantation Section at Freiburg University Hospital

1997 – 2003
Senior physician, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Freiburg University Hospital

1997
Certification as a specialist in orthopaedics, South Baden Medical Association, Freiburg

1992 – 1997
Specialist training in orthopaedics at the Orthopaedic Clinic, Freiburg University Hospital, Germany

1983 – 1990
Studied Medicine at the Universities of Heidelberg and Göttingen, Germany

Academic Career

2006
Appointment as an honorary professor, Institute of Sports Medicine, Beijing University

2005
Appointment as a lecturer and awarded the Venia lengendi for orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg

2004
Post-doc in orthopaedics under Prof. Reichelt, University of Freiburg

1998 – 2007
Head of the Cartilage Research Group, Valley TEC Freiburg, Freiburg University Hospital

1992
Doctorate at the Centre of Pharmacology and Toxicology under Prof. Kahl, University of Göttingen, Germany

Other appointments

Since 2013
Member of the Swiss knee experts group (EGK) at the SGOT

Since 2013
Chairman of the cartilage committee at the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)

Since 2013
Appointment as an AGA instructor

2012
Appointment to the Accredited ESSKA Teaching Centre for Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

2008
Member of the experts’ committee on cell therapy at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), London & Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), Langen

Since 2005
Member of the Reg. Med. experts’ committee, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Berlin

Professional memberships

  • Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)

  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)

  • German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (DGOU)

  • German Association of Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology (DVOST)

  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)

  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)

  • Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SGOT)

  • Zurich Medical Association (AGZ)

Teaching

Since 1997
Teaching Orthopaedics at the University of Freiburg

Since 2013
Teaching Orthopaedics at the University of Basel

Since 2013
Teaching at the ETH Zurich