Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. J. Grifka


Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. C. Joachim Grifka is an internationally renowned orthopaedic and trauma surgeon.

Many innovative and significant progress in surgical techniques of artificial hip and knee joints have been developed under his leadership.

Treatment of the spine and hip joint, conservative therapy (multimodal pain management)

Since 2000 Director of the Orthopaedic Clinic, University of Regensburg, Asklepios Klinikum Bad Abbach

Since 2000 Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Regensburg

1997 Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum

1993 Post-Doc at Heinrich-Heine University

1977-1983 MD and PhD at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf

04/10 – 05/14 Chairman of the Joint Conference of Professors of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

2008 Founding President of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

2008 President of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery

since 2006 member of the AE (consortium for arthroplasty)

2006 Vice-President of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery

2005 Founding Member of the Foundation “The best minds of the University of Regensburg”

since 2001 Member of Ebot (European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) as Examiner

Since 2001 Delegate of DGOT for the UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Specialistes)

Since 1999 Acknowledgment as “Expert Evaluator” for research proposals of the European Commission DG XII

since 2008 Member of AO Germany (Association for German Orthopaedics and Trauma)

since 2009 member of the research advisory panel of the DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance)

2013 Federal Cross of Merit

2012 Degree of “Knight of the Federation of Latin American Societies and Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology”

2008 Innovation award of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for improved navigation technology in artificial knee and hip joints

Grifka J, Boluki D.(2013) Injection therapy of cervical spine syndromes.[Article in German] Orthopade. 2013 Jul;42(7):573-82; quiz 583. doi: 10.1007/s00132-013-2136-7.

Renkawitz T, Haimerl M, Dohmen L, Gneiting S, Woerner M, Sendtner E, Heers G, Springorum R, Grifka J (2012) Development and evaluation of an imagefree computer-assisted impingement detection technique for total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 226: 911-918

Renkawitz T, Wegner M, Gneiting S, Haimerl M, Sendtner E, Kalteis T, Grifka J (2009) Experimental validation of a pinless femoral reference array for total hip arthroplasty. J Orthop Res Nov 30

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