DAS KNIE - Your knee specialist from Vienna
Your knee specialist Vienna
The human knee is not only the largest but also the most complex joint in the body. The knee is a complex joint that allows flexion and extension of the leg. It consists of the lower end of the thigh bone (femur) meeting the upper end of the shin bone (tibia) and the kneecap (patella). The knee is held together by a series of ligaments, tendons and muscles.
My specialization: knee injuries
To restore injured knees to full function requires technology, understanding of physics and mechanics. For me as a knee specialist in Vienna, the knee is a technical masterpiece and one of the exciting areas of orthopedics – a highly efficient machine with countless components, connections, gadgets and functions. It’s all about unerringly turning the right screw so that everything works smoothly. And that’s what I’ve been doing with passion as a knee specialist for 20 years.
Your contact for knee problems
I am your contact for all questions concerning the treatment of knee problems. As a physician and passionate orthopedist in Vienna with a focus on therapy of all types of knee pain, from cruciate ligament rupture to patellar luxation and all operations that affect the knee joint. My comprehensive care is ensured in my surgery in Vienna. There I will take care of your injury and propose a suitable therapy concept.
Your knee specialist Vienna – I am available for appointments in my surgery in Vienna during surgery hours at any time!
My focus is the knee
Within the framework of my specialization and my many years of experience, I can offer my patients a very broad spectrum of therapies for the treatment of knee joint, meniscus tear, cruciate ligament replacement or cruciate ligament tear, implantation as well as interventions for all types of knee pain.
My treatment spectrum
There are many different diseases and conditions that can affect the knee joint. Here you will find an overview of my treatment spectrum.
Treatment for meniscus injuries (meniscus surgery)
The meniscus is a crescent-shaped piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between the bones in the knee joint. It also helps distribute weight evenly across the joints and prevents bones from rubbing against each other.
Typically, one injures the meniscus when the knee is under load in full extension or flexion and then additionally twisted. If the meniscus is injuredIf the meniscus is injured, this leads to pain and blockages and, if you do nothing about it for a longer period of time, to ongoing wear and tear of the joint (arthrosis).
Meniscus tear is one of my main focuses in treating knee problems.
Treatment for cruciate ligament injuries
Cruciate ligament surgery
The cruciate ligaments are the central pillars of stability of the knee joint. The cruciate ligaments make the roll-slide mechanism of the knee possible at all. A cruciate ligament tear is very painful. Under certain conditions, it is possible to live with a torn ACL.
However, this is especially difficult for people with an active lifestyle. For me as a knee specialist, surgery for a torn cruciate ligament is a procedure – which for me as a knee specialist with years of experience – is performed with the highest level of competence and precision in Vienna.
Treatment for cartilage injuries
Hyaline cartilage is the sliding surface that makes painless and frictionless movement in a joint possible in the first place. If the cartilage is injured or worn, this is often recognized by crunching, creaking or cracking noises in the knee joint – pain and chronic inflammation are the result of insulted cartilage.
There are different treatments depending on the depth, size and location of the cartilage damage. Diagnosis of cartilage injury or damage is made by comprehensive examination of the knee joint. Whether an operation by means of arthroscopy or another therapy is carried out is decided during a visit to my surgery in Vienna. A prompt appointment is highly recommended for knee joint pain to avoid possible surgery.
Treatment for complaints of the kneecap
Everything with the kneecap is a question of stability. Only when the kneecap functions properly can we extend and bend our knee without pain. Causes of pain in the kneecap are cartilage damage, anatomical changes and injuries to the ligaments.
Many patients complain of pain in the knee joint and surgery is always the last option. In case of pain during movement of the kneecap, it is necessary to consult a specialist in the field of orthopedics. The diagnosis leads to the therapy. Within the scope of my specialization, I am available to you at any time both during my office hours and by appointment in the event of injuries in my office in Vienna.
Treatment for leg malposition
In most cases, knock knees and bow legs are congenital. However, posttraumatic deformity can also occur after specific injuries such as a fracture of the tibial plateau. Both knock knees and bow legs – medically genuvalgum and genuvarum – are nowadays very well treatable surgically by a knee specialist by means of an adjustment osteotomy or leg alignment.
As an experienced knee surgeon, I will take care of your concerns and address your needs individually!
Artificial knee joint for osteoarthritis
In simple terms, osteoarthritis is the wear and tear of the knee joint. There are a variety of causes for this – in most cases, several interact: Untreated injuries to the meniscus, cartilage and ligaments, overloading due to malpositions, as well as genetic predisposition, age, overweight and exercise habits.
In summary, osteoarthritis is the result of “treated my joints too badly for too long.” Are you looking for help in the treatment of osteoarthritis? There are many therapies that only a specialized orthopedist can perform. Visit me in my surgery in Vienna and make an appointment.
The Baker cyst
The cause of swelling, pain or an unpleasant feeling of tightness in the back of the knee can in many cases be a so-called Baker’s cyst. A Baker’s cyst, also called a popliteal cyst, is a fluid-filled swelling that forms behind the knee.
Treatment for Baker’s cysts often includes exercises to strengthen the muscles around the affected area, rest and icing of the affected area, and physical therapy. Learn more about Baker’s cysts and their treatment!
The Runner's Knee | Runner's Knee
Knee pain, especially pain on the outside of the knee joint, can often be the symptoms of runner’s knee. Runner’s knee (also called ITBS = Iliotibial band syndrome or tractus iliotibialis syndrome) occurs preferentially in runners or operators of running-intensive sports (e.g., soccer) and is considered one of the most common causes of complaints on the outside of the knee. But what is a so-called runner’s knee, where does the pain come from and above all, what can you do about it? We clarify these and other questions below.
Your knee specialist from Vienna - Visit me in my surgery
I am a knee specialist and can help you with any knee problems. I have a wealth of experience treating all types of knee problems and can help you resume your normal activities as soon as possible.
Fortunately, I have had the pleasure of caring for many satisfied patients, which is why I am one of the leading experts for knee problems in Vienna!