Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 6582 794 3013
T: +43 6582 794 3014


Surgery hours

By arrangement




Surgical spectrum

  • Minimally invasive arthroplasty of the large joints, specialising in hip/knee/shoulder/ankle replacement, primary and revision surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery (German Foot and Ankle Association certificate since 2004)
  • Arthroscopic surgery of large joints (including ligament and cartilage, rotator cuff/labrum reconstruction)
  • Fracture treatment of joint and extremity injuries including pelvis and secondary reconstructive surgery


Special techniques

  • Minimally invasive direct anterior approach hip joint replacement (primary treatment standard) with/without ROTEX/Condor™ leg holding/hook assist system, AnteriorPATH® Bikini DAA
  • Acetabular/pelvic fractures: ORIF or percutaneous screw osteosynthesis
  • Arthroscopic/mini open correction of femoroacetabular impingement
  • Percutaneous stabilisation of the thoracic spine/lumbar spine
  • Talus and calcaneus fractures
  • Corrective arthrodesis/osteotomies close to the knee joint as well as forefoot and hindfoot for acquired and congenital deformities
  • Patient-specific instrumentation for knee arthroplasty (Prophecy™), in particular for post-traumatic deformity with gonarthrosis, from 11/2015 also upper ankle joint (Infinity™ and Inbone™)
  • Unicondylar knee joint replacement (Persona or Oxford-HS™)
  • Arthroscopic and open cartilage surgery (Microfracture / AMIC /OATS/Coltrix™) entire lower extremity, arthroscopic assist. stabilisation of ACG injuries
  • ACL replacement (semitendinosus primary/quadriceps or patella secondary), healing response technique (own retrospective study)
  • Patellofemoral: MPFL – dynamic reconstruction, tub. Osteotomy, joint replacement, trochleoplasty


Previous positions

  • Chief Physician Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Sports Medicine, Marienhaus Clinic Bad Neuenahr – Ahrweiler Oct. 2020-Dec. 2023
  • Head of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Verbundkrankenhaus Linz – Remagen, June 2011 – September 2020
  • Senior Consultant Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Josef Hospital Bonn-Beuel, Nov.2008 – June 2011
  • AO Trauma Fellow Department Pelvis and Hip Joint, University of Cape Town Groote Schuur Hospital and Vincent Pallotti Hospital, South Africa. Orthopaedic Trauma Group (Dr Brian Bernstein/ Dr Sithombo Maquungo), January 2011 – March 2011
  • Resident and then specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery since August 2007, Stiftungsklinikum Mittelrhein evangelisches Stift St. Martin Koblenz, BG special ward, Gutenberg University Mainz, June 2006 – November 2008
  • Resident in Surgery and Trauma Surgery, Franziskus Hospital Linz (Rh.), April 2002 – June 2006
  • Resident in orthopaedics, Drs Hübner & Hartmann practice, Euskirchen, October 2001 – April 2002
  • Resident in orthopaedics at Mechernich District Hospital, CA Dr J. Fitzek. January 2000 – July 2001


Professional qualifications

  • Additional qualification in special trauma surgery, May 2017
  • Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, August 2007
  • 2016 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in London (Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Full Registration Specialist Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery GMC UK since 2008
  • AO Fellow Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery University of Cape Town South Africa 2011
  • Certificate Foot and Ankle Surgery D.A.F. since 2005
  • Specialist certificate in emergency medical services 2003, additional qualification in emergency medicine since 2008
  • Instructor Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS 20th Edition)


Study programme

  • University of Bonn, Germany, 1994 – 1999
  • Semmelweiss University of Medical Sciences 1992 – 1994, Budapest, Hungary


Doctoral thesis

University of Bonn, Department of Neurosurgery 1996 – 2000:

“Local cortical Blood Oxygen Saturation in the Vicinity of Arteriovenous Malformations of the Human Cortex before and after Resection, A Clinical Study with the Erlangen Microlightwave Spectrophotometer”

Additional medical activity

HEMS Doctor TT / ManxGrandPrix / Southern 100 / Rally World Championship, Manx Motorsport Medical Service Isle of Man since 2008
Air Mercy Service Red Cross Helicopter Emergency Service Cape Town, South Africa. January – March 2011
International Health Professional Consultant/Instructor for Microport Orthopedics (Minimally invasive Hip Arthroplasty, Direct anterior approach / AnteriorPath)