Ma-To: 09.00-17.00
Pe: 09.00-13.00

Professori, lääketieteen tohtori 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

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)
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
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
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)
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