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Are you looking for a sports orthopedist in Vienna? In my 20 years as a surgeon, I have treated thousands of patients – regardless of whether it’s about knees, joints, sports traumatology or trauma surgery. For me, an operation is always at the end of a detailed analysis. Where I see a way to achieve success with movement and therapy, I also follow this path with my patients. I do this as part of a thorough examination and involvement of therapists and my team. See me and my team as your first point of contact for all musculoskeletal issues. With my team in Vienna, I am available to every athlete for all complaints or sports injuries as a specialist with my know-how.

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What is sports orthopedics?

Sports orthopedics is a subspecialty of orthopedics that deals with the diagnosis, rehabilitation, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, strains, and diseases. Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine use their knowledge of the human body to treat both acute injuries and chronic conditions that can affect an athletically active person’s performance.

Due to the medical advances of the last decade in orthopedics and trauma surgery, specialization has now become inevitable. Only through such specializations can a doctor offer his patients the best possible treatment methods at the cutting edge of science and technology.

What does a sports orthopedist do?

The attending physician, the sports orthopedist, is someone who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, muscles and tendons. To heal these injuries, orthopedic surgeons use a variety of techniques to treat their patients, including surgery, medication, physical therapy, as well as rehabilitation. Whether hip, shoulder, knee or foot – the holistic recovery of your musculoskeletal system is particularly important to me. The patient always comes first!

As the name implies, sports orthopedists often work with athletically active individuals to help them prevent and treat injuries. You may also work with people who have disabilities or other conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. The most common injuries are to joints such as the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, or ankle. Sports traumatology is also a sub-specialty of sports orthopedics and focuses primarily on wear-related complaints and acute injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

Orthopedic surgeons may specialize in a particular area of medicine, such as pediatrics, sports medicine or trauma surgery. They may also specialize in a particular type of injury or condition, such as hip replacements or spinal cord injuries.

Dr. Martin Gruber während der Untersuchung eines Patienten

Common medical conditions that a sports orthopedist treats

The most common conditions treated by sports orthopedists include:

While many orthopedic surgeons are able to treat these and other conditions, sports orthopedists often have additional training in sports injuries. This allows them to better understand the unique needs of athletes and how they can return to their sport as quickly and safely as possible.

Sports injuries

What are sports injuries?

There are a number of different types of sports injuries that can occur during physical activity. The most common type of strain is a muscle strain, which is caused by overstretching or tearing a muscle. Also common are shoulder injuries, which athletes often sustain in sports such as tennis, basketball, or handball. Other common types of sports injuries include ligament strains, tendonitis and bursitis. Broken bones, dislocations, abrasions and overuse of joints, muscles, tendons, bones and ligaments, and concussions are also possible.


First aid for sports injuries

Most sports injuries can be treated at home with the PECH method: Rest, ice, compressionand elevation. It is always advisable to consult a physician or other medical facility before beginning any physical activity to ensure you are healthy enough to participate and to reduce your risk of injury.

Allow your body enough recovery time

If you have sustained an injury while playing sports, it is important that you give your body time to heal before you return to physical activity and quickly return to your normal daily routine. If you push yourself too hard too soon, it can delay the healing process and even lead to further injury. Depending on the severity, it may take a few days to several weeks for you to fully recover. Of course, it’s perfectly understandable that professional athletes should be

How can I avoid sports injuries?

With any type of physical activity, it is important to warm up beforehand and cool down afterwards. This way you can reduce the risk of a sports injury. The right clothing and footwear for the activity can also help prevent injuries. If you experience pain or discomfort during or after exercise, take a break and rest.

Who is affected by a sports injury?

A sports injury can have a significant impact on an athlete’s ability to participate in their chosen sport. The injury can cause pain, swelling, limited mobility and other symptoms that can make it difficult to train or compete. In some cases, athletes need surgery to correct the problem. In severe cases, an athlete may be forced to end their career. This applies not only to professional athletes, but also to those who practice the sport as a hobby.

Suspicion of a sports injury - what now?

If you suspect that you have sustained a sports injury, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help you heal faster and prevent further damage. Depending on the severity, you may need to see a doctor, physical therapist or other healthcare professional. If the injury is severe, you may need to be hospitalized. Here, in the best case, specialists in trauma surgery will take care of you!

Treatment depends on the type and severity. In most cases, rest, ice and compression are sufficient. More severe injuries may require physical therapy or surgery. Recovery time depends on the type, but most people make it through sports injuries without long-term problems.

What are the most common sports injuries?

There are a variety of injuries that can occur during sports activities, but some are more common than others. The most common sports injury is a sprain or strain, which occurs when ligaments are stretched beyond their limits. Contact a sports orthopedist who can help you on short notice. Other common injuries include broken bones, dislocations and concussions. While most sports injuries can be treated with rest, ice and elevation, some require more aggressive treatment, such as surgery.

They fall into two categories: acute and chronic injuries. Acute injuries occur suddenly and usually during a single activity, such as a fall or collision. Chronic injuries develop over time and are usually the result of repetitive motion or poor technique.

Sprains: A sprain occurs when the ligaments that connect the bones are stretched or torn. The most common type of sprain is an ankle sprain, which often occurs when the foot rolls inward (twisting).

Strains: A strain is similar to a sprain, but it is the muscles or tendons that are damaged rather than the ligaments. The most common type of strain is a hamstring strain, which often occurs during activities that require a sudden stop or change in direction, such as basketball or soccer.

Fractures: A fracture is a break in the bone. The most common type of fracture in athletes is a stress fracture caused by repetitive force, such as running or jumping.

Dislocations: A dislocation is when the ends of the bone are forced out of alignment. The most common type of dislocation is a shoulder dislocation, which often occurs in contact sports such as soccer or field hockey.

Concussions: A concussion is a type of brain injury that can result from a violent blow or concussion to the head. Concussions can range from mild to severe and can be difficult to diagnose.

Overuse injuries: Overuse injuries are caused by repetitive motion or poor technique. The most common type of overuse injury is tendinitis, an inflammation of the tendon. Other common overuse injuries include shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome, and patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee).

Osteoarthritis: Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can be caused by injury, infection or age. The most common types of arthritis in athletes are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Typical symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain on onset, morning stiffness and pain on exertion.

How to prevent injuries during sports?

For prevention, the best defense is a good offense. This means proper warm-up, cool-down and stretching before and after exercise. Wearing the right protective gear for your sport is also important to prevent injuries.

Sports injuries can range from mild to severe, but proper prevention and treatment can help you get back on the field or court as soon as possible.

What services do I offer as a sports orthopedist in my practice in Vienna?

In my practice in Vienna, the MZA (Medizin-Zentrum Alserstraße), I offer as an expert in orthopedics, among other things, numerous treatment options.

Sports injuries can range from mild to severe, but proper prevention and treatment can help you get back on the field or court as soon as possible.

Shockwave therapy

Shock wave therapy works with high-energy – i.e. extremely powerful – sound waves. The shock waves stimulate blood circulation and stimulate cell regeneration. Sosswellentherapue has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect and it stimulates the creation of new stem cells. Originally it was used for non-healing bone fractures. Meanwhile, also for tendon attachment disorders and pain syndromes in the fascia. One treatment usually lasts between 10 and 20 minutes

ACP Autologous Conditioned Plasma - Blood Syringe

ACP is a high quality autologous blood treatment. In this process, blood is drawn from the patient, the highly effective plasma is extracted in a centrifuge and then directly injected. The therapy accelerates and improves the healing process in osteoarthritis, tendon injuries and sports injuries. Healing time can be reduced by 30 to 50 percent with ACP and the quality of healing is increased. One application lasts 15 to 30 minutes and should be performed four to five times.

Ion induction therapy

In ion induction therapy, cells are stimulated by a high-energy magnetic field. The treatment improves the charge of the cell membrane – the energy level. This optimizes the function of the cell. It is used for bone marrow edema. It also improves muscle tone and the regeneration process in general. One treatment lasts about 20 minutes and should be performed at least ten times, twice a week.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy uses light waves in three wavelengths to introduce energy into the cell without damaging the tissue with heat. The therapy is used postoperatively to improve wound healing. Tissue regenerates faster, scars heal more beautifully, pain is relieved. In addition, the elasticity of the tissue is improved. A treatment lasts about 15 to 20 minutes and should take place one to three times a week. One therapy includes ten sessions.

Hyaluronic acid therapy

Hyaluronic acid is a major component of joint fluid. It dampens during static loads and reduces friction during joint movement. In orthopedics, this therapy is used to treat cartilage damage in the joint. Because, hyaluronic acid binds water, increases pressure resistance and it acts as a lubricant. The therapy is administered in the form of injections. The range goes from several injections to a single treatment with a special preparation – depending on the type and severity of the injury or joint wear.


Do you have a sports injury?

You are also looking for a sports orthopedist in Vienna? Contact me as your sports orthopedist and expert in this field! I am available with all my knowledge around problems with foot, hip, knee and joints. Please feel free to contact me for an appointment at my office in the Medical Center Alserstraße.

As your sports orthopedist, I take ample time to address all of your concerns, whether you are a professional athlete, amateur athlete or beginner.

I look forward to seeing you! Your Dr. Martin Gruber