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Christian Krettek



Professor Christian Krettek is a leading expert for orthopaedic and trauma surgery.

Professor Krettek’s research interests include minimally invasive surgery, computer navigation and robotics and very creative applications for patient specific instrumentation (PSI). He aims to expand, combine and integrate the use of computer-assisted technologies like CAOS, endoscopy and robotics in orthopaedic trauma.


He has developed fascinating new joint preserving techniques using highly innovative osteotomy techniques, tissue engineering approaches and new allograft transplantation concepts.


Since 2000, Prof Krettek has been head of the prestigous Orthopaedic Trauma Department of Hannover Medical School (MHH), which was the first orthopedic trauma university hospital in Germany. The Department has developed and established many therapies in orthopaedic and trauma surgery, which have become standard worldwide. He previously held the position of Director of Trauma at The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne.


Professor Krettek has been on the executive board of a number of national and international orthopaedic and trauma societies including the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and the Victorian State Trauma Foundation (Australia). He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), a former AO trustee and is a founding member of the International Society for Computer assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS).


Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd).


Professor Krettek has been honored with numerous international awards and is the author and co-author of more than 800 publications. He is editor and associate editor of many national and international journals and text books and has been a guest lecturer at many international universities.