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Team of Doctors

“We are what we repeatedly do.” 

Throughout the year, the focus of our daily work includes knee surgeries, the treatment of sports injuries and overstraining syndromes, in addition to knee and hip prosthetics as well.

Experience creates trust. Detailed information from patients is also decisive. Giving our patients enough attention so that they feel sufficiently informed and are able to attain necessary trust are our main concerns.

Accessibility and flexibility are top priorities at Gelenkpunkt. Our patients may reach us via our emergency contact number seven days a week. Our patients appreciate flexible appointments until the evening hours and on the weekend. It is important to us that you feel comfortable and at the right place with us.


a.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Fink 

Specialist for trauma surgery and sports traumatology
ÖAK Accredited Sports Medicine 

Born in Gmunden, he attended primary and secondary school in Upper Austria. He completed his studies in medicine at the University of Innsbruck where his particular interest in sports medicine and knee surgery had already become apparent. In 1991, he received the academy degree of “Doctor of Medicine.” His dissertation concerned injuries to the cruciate ligaments. As part of his specialist training, he spent numerous periods in the United States and Australia. In 1998, Fink attained specialist doctor qualifications in trauma surgery and sports traumatology. Following a two year research stay at Duke University in the United States, he joined the faculty of the University of Innsbruck as a professor with his post-doctoral work titled “Pathology of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and the Menisci of the Knee Joint - Clinical and Experimental Studies.” The knee joint has remained the focus of his clinical and scientific activities.

Fink is a sought after presenter at national and international conferences. Over 100 publications and more than 400 presentations worldwide have made him one of the most renowned international specialists in his area.

National Memberships 

ÖGS (Austrian Society for Sports Medicine)
Austrian Society for Alpine and Altitude Medicine
ÖGU (Austrian Society for Trauma Surgery)

International Memberships 

ESSKA (European Society of Sports Medicine Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) -
Member “Arthroscopy committee”
AGA (Society for Arthroscopic and Joint Surgery)
Board Member (2002 – 2011), President (2007 – 2009)
ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society)
AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
AOSSM (American Society of Sports Medicine) -
Honorary Member
ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
Member of Arthroscopy Committee
Magellan Society
ACL Study Group
GOTS (Society for Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Sports Medicine)


Tel: +43 512 39 70 30
Mobile: +43 664 161 37 88
Email: c.fink@gelenkpunkt.com


Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christian Hoser 

Specialist for trauma surgery and sports traumatology 

Born in Linz, he attended the primary school and secondary school in Upper Austria. His particular interest in sports medicine and knee surgery were already apparent during his medical studies at the University of Innsbruck. In 1991, he received the academic degree of “Doctor of Medicine.” As part of his training as specialist, Christian Hoser spent numerous periods in the United States and New Zealand. In 1998, he attained the specialist doctor qualifications in trauma surgery and sports traumatology. Christian Hoser’s additional focuses include joint surgery and arthroscopic surgery as well as the treatment of tendon injuries.

Memberships 

ESSKA (European Society of Sports Medicine Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy-Member at large (Austrian ESSKA representative since 2006))
AGA (Society for Arthroscopic and Joint Surgery) Board Member
GOTS (Society for Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Sports Medicine)
ÖGS (Austrian Society for Sports Medicine)
ÖGU (Austrian Society for Trauma Surgery)
ISAKOS (International Society for Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine Orthopaedics)


Tel: +43 512 39 70 30
Mobile: +43 664 113 46 63
Email: c.hoser@gelenkpunkt.com


Dr. Peter Gföller 

Specialist for trauma surgery and sports traumatology 

Born in Innsbruck where he attended primary school, he later attended the Bischöfliche Gymnasium Paulinum secondary school in Schwaz. In 1996, he received the academy degree of “Doctor of Medicine” from the University of Innsbruck. Following his military service, he completed specialist training in trauma surgery in Innsbruck and Hall in Tirol. He worked as senior physician at the University Hospital for Trauma Surgery in Innsbruck until 2008. His focuses include the hip (hip arthroscopy, hip prosthetics) and knee joints (ligament reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, prosthetics).

Memberships 

ÖGU (Austrian Society for Trauma Surgery)
AGA (Society for Arthroscopic and Joint Surgery)
ASHA (Austrian Society for Hip Arthroscopy)
ISHA (International Society for Hip Arthroscopy)


Tel: +43 512 39 70 30
Mobile: +43 664 88 45 11 52
Email: p.gfoeller@gelenkpunkt.com


Associate Professor Dr. Sepp Braun

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

Born in Munich, Dr. Braun began his residency at the University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar at Technical University of Munich and continued it at Berufsgenossenschaftliches Unfallklinik Murnau (Clinic for Trauma Surgery). After a one-year fellowship at Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, USA, he completed his education at the University of Freiburg Medical Center. Most recently, he worked as Senior Physician and Chief Physician in Sports Orthopedics at the Klinikum rechts der Isar at TU Munich since 2010.
His clinical specializations include shoulder endoprosthetics and general sports orthopedics and sports traumatology.

Memberships

AGA (German Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery)
Member of the Board (since 09/2015)
Spokesman of the Board Member of the Committee for Communication and Members (Chairman until 9/2015)
DGU (German Trauma Society)
DGOU (German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma)
AGA representative in DGOU Joint Board
DKG (German Knee Society)
DVSE (German Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery)
Guest in the Research Commission ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy)
ESMA (European Sports Medicine Association)
ESMA Ambassador for Extreme Sports
GOTS (Society for Orthopaedic Traumatologic Sports Medicine)
SECEC (European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow)


T +43 512 39 70 30
M +43 664 88 78 64 92
E s.braun@gelenkpunkt.com

”Gelenkpunkt is a science center, a focal point for sports injuries and joint problems. Our scientific team and international networking pay significant dividends and profit our patients immensely.”

 a.o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Fink