After 30 years as an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon, my enthusiasm for the subject and for working with my patients remains undiminished. The possibility of being able to help people with significant limitations to their quality of life through advice and treatment is a constant incentive. The informed patient, who supports the treatment in dialogue with his doctor, is my goal.


Praxis Tobias Franke
In der Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

Surgery hours

Tue 16:30 – 22:00

Tobias Franke




Specialist areas shoulder and elbow surgery:
I cover the entire field of shoulder surgery – from diagnostic arthroscopy, tendon sutures, stabilising procedures (open and arthroscopic), treatment of fractures to shoulder prostheses.

Elbow surgery includes open and arthroscopic procedures, such as the removal of free joint bodies. Due to my many years of work as a team doctor for top teams in football and handball, I naturally also cover the entire remaining spectrum of sports medicine.


Most of the interventions are performed on an inpatient basis. As a rule, one night of inpatient stay after a procedure is sufficient. Of course, this does not apply to prosthetic surgery and the treatment of complicated fractures.



Professional career:
1984 – 1990: Studied human medicine at the University of Ulm
1990 – 1991: Practical year at Traunstein Hospital and Brixen Hospital
1991: 3rd and final state examination
1991 – 1997: Junior doctor in orthopaedics and surgery (and ½ year anaesthesia)
1997 – 1998: Junior doctor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at Bergen University Hospital Norway
1999 – 2000: Senior physician at the University Hospital Bergen
2000 – 2002: Senior physician at Nordland Hospital in Bodø
2003 – 2009: Head of the Orthopaedic Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Nordland Hospital Lofoten ,Vesterålen and Bodø
2009 – 2011: Head of the Departments of Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Nordland Hospital Lofoten, Vesterålen and Bodø
2011 – 2012: Head of the Orthopaedic Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Nordland Hospital Lofoten ,Vesterålen and Bodø
2012: Senior physician, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Sogn un Fjordane

Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery

Additional information (experience abroad, social commitment):
Former head of the specialist committee for orthopaedics and trauma surgery in Northern Norway
Chairman of the quality committee of the Norwegian Orthopaedic Association
Vice-chairman of the Norwegian Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Organiser of the Arctic Circle Shoulder Conference 2007/2009/2012
Team doctor to Bodø Glimt (reigning Norwegian football champion)
Bodø Handball Club
Sogndal Football Club


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