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Prof. Dr. med. Vladimir Martinek

Prof. Dr. med.
Vladimir Martinek

Specialist for orthopaedics, sport orthopaedics and endoprosthetics

Prof. Dr. med. Vladimir Martinek is a specialist for joint replacement and Sports Orthopaedics. Since the start of the FOCUS Doctor Reviews & Ratings he is constantly mentioned as one the most competent knee surgeon in Germany.


School of Medicine Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

  • 7/1990: ECFMG-Examination
  • 8-9/90: Traumatology, University of Witwatersrand, Baragwanah Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 10-12/90: Surgery, Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, UCSF, USA
  • 1-3/91: Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Dep. University Munich
  • 4-5/91: Transplantation Unit, New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 6-10/91: Medicine, Großhadern, University Munich
  • 7.11.1991: Final examination


Professional experience

  • 1/92-12/94: Surgery, University Cologne (Prof. H. Pichlmaier)                                            
  • 1/95-3/96: Orthopaedic Dep., Technical University Munich (Prof. E. Hipp)
  • 4/96-9/97: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, TU Munich (Prof. A.B. Imhoff)
  • 10/97-12/98: Orthopaedic Surgery, Kantonsspital Bruderholz (Prof. W. Müller/ PD Dr. N.F. Friederich)
  • 1/99 – 6/00: Sportsmedicine Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh – Gene therapy-research (Prof. F.H. Fu/ Prof. S. Woo/ Dr. Ch. Evans)
  • 7/00-12/03: Consultant (Oberarzt) Orthopaedic Sports Medicine TU München (Prof. A.B. Imhoff)
  • 12/03-9/06: Vice chairman, Orthopaedic Department University Rostock (Prof. W. Mittelmeier)
  • since 10/06: Chairman Orthopädie Harthausen, Bad Aibling
  • since 2/2011: Chief of Department Schön Klinik Harthausen
  • since 10/2013: Consultant physician ATOS Klinik Munich



1988-1991 Institute for Surgical Research LMU-München (Prof. K. Messmer) „Leukocyte- endothelial-interaktion following protamine and heparine.“



Thesis: „Experimental gene therapy of the knee joint“ at the Technical University Munich


Extraordinary Professor

since 2/2014 University Rostock, Germany


  • The full range of Orthopaedics and Sport Orthopaedics 
  • Key focus: arthroscopic and reconstructive joint surgery, endoprosthetics


Additional specializations

  • Sports medicine since 1996
  • Chirotherapy since 1997
  • AGA-Instructor since 2001


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie (DGOU)
  • Deutschsprachige Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Arthroskopie (AGA)
  • Gesellschaft für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin (GOTS)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports medicine (ISAKOS)
  • Honorary member of the Czech association for sports traumatology and arthroscopy
  • Honorary member of the Bulgarian Orthopaedic Association
  • Honorary member of the Macedonian Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology



  • Member of the medical teaching staff at the University Rostock since 2006
  • International Editorial Board of Ortopedie (CZ)
  • Reviewer of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Reviewer of Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research (CORR)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Physiological Research
  • Reviewer AJSM
  • Active member of AGA Research Kommitee
  • Head of the work group for osteosynthesis of DGOOC


  • Original articles: 40
  • Overviews: 17
  • Book contributions: 14
  • Conference papers: 420


Selected list of own publications

  1. Martinek, V., Öttl, G., Imhoff, A.: Chondrale und osteochondrale Läsionen am oberen Sprunggelenk. Klinik, Diagnostik und Therapie. Unfallchirurg 101: 468-475, 1998 (Eng.: Chondral and osteochondral lesions on the upper ankle)
  2. Martinek, V., Steinbacher, G., Friederich, N.F., Müller, We.: Operative treatment of combined anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries in complex knee trauma. Can the cruciate ligaments be preserved? Am J Knee Surg 13: 74-82, 2000
  3. Martinek, V., Lattermann, C., Usas, A., Abramowitch, S., Fu, F.H., Woo, S.L.-Y,, Huard, J.: Enhancement of the tendon-bone integration of ACL tendon grafts with BMP-2 gene transfer: A histological and biomechanical study. J. Bone Joint Surg. 84A (7): 1123-1131, 2002
  4. Martinek, V., Imhoff, A.B.: Revision nach fehlgeschlagener VKB-Plastik. Orthopäde 31:778-784, 2002  (Eng.: Revision after failed plastic surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament)
  5. Martinek, V., Ueblacker, P., Imhoff, A.B.: Current concepts of gene therapy and cartilage repair. Review article. J Bone Joint Surg, 85B:782-8, 2003


  • 2000-2001 Aircast Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • AE Travel Grant 2004



  • GOTS-Posterpreis 1996
  • AFOR Scientific Award 2002
  • AGA Donjoy-Award 2006


FOCUS Doctor Reviews & Ratings

  • Listed under best knee expert in the Focus list since 2006