Language fluency: German English .
Particular professional interests: ACL reconstruction, meniscus suture, cartilage procedures, ACL-replacement with open epiphyseal lines, treatment of arthrofibrosis, proprioceptive rehabilitation.
Date of birth: 17 September 1950
SCHOOL 1958-1961 - Elementary School 1961-1969 - High School MILITARY SERVICE 1969-1970 - Lieutenant of the Marines STUDIES 1971-1974 - Business University Hagen. Degree : Diploma 1974-1980 - Medical University Bochum. Degree : MD FURTHER MEDICAL EDUCATION 1980-1981 - Trauma surgery – Hagen Hospital 1981-1982 – Sports clinic Hellersen 1982-1987 – Orthopaedic University Hospital Bochum Since 1981 – Department of Orthopaedics and sports Traumatology, St Elisabeth Hospital, Straubing.
VOLUME OF SURGERY About 600 reconstructions of the anterior cruciate ligament a year and about 1200 arthroscopic operations on knee, ankle joint and elbow SPECIAL TOPIC Replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament
TEACHING Since 1983 Official adviser of the development of instruments for arthroscopy - Aesculap Comp. Tuttlingen 1983 – 1987 Lecturer in orthopaedics at the ‘Academy for Orthopaedical Technics’ in Dortmund 1985 – 1987 11 times senior consultant of the practical operative courses in arthroscopy at the university hospital in Bochum Since 1987 Monthly: courses in arthroscopy for 4 surgeons in Straubing Since 10/83 Teaching post for giving lectures on orthopaedics at the university hospital in Bochum 1984 Instructor for the additional title ‘Sports Medicine’ at the sports school in Hennef Since 1985 Licensed Instructor of the AGA (German speaking Arthroscopic Association); Instructor for arthroscopic surgery at the university hospital ‘Rechts der Isar’ at Munich (Courses in arthroscopy)
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 1983 Development of the high frequency measuring instrument together with Dr. Kolditz and Aesculap Comp. MEMBERSHIPS Since 1992 Member of the ACL Study Group Since 1993 Member of GOTS (Orthopaedic-traumatological Society for Sports Medicine – German, Austria, Swizzerland) Since 1997 Affiliated Member of the AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Since 2000 Member of the AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America)