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For each issue of MO Journal, we interview respected surgeons from all over the world to find out more about their day to day lives, preferred surgical techniques and professional history. Browse our list of interviewees or perform a keyword search above.

Published in N°20 - November / December 2022

ANDREAS HALDER

ANDREAS HALDER

Andreas Halder was the current president of the German Orthopaedic Society and the Co-chair of the German Orthopaedic and Trauma meeting (DKOU) in Berlin this year. He is Professor of Orthopaedics in the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg and head of the second biggest orthopaedic department for joint replacements in Sommerfeld close to Berlin. He talks about the current challenges of the German Orthopaedic and Trauma Society, his personal carrier and why he loves to be an Orthopaedic surgeon.

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Published in N°19 - September / October 2022

ROBERT HUBE

ROBERT HUBE

Robert Hube is one of the leading surgeons of the OCM clinic in Munich and a very busy knee and hip arthroplasty surgeons performing more than 1.200 cases personally per year. He is the local host for the upcoming EKS open meeting 2022 in Munich and incoming president of the German endoprosthesis working group (AE). He talks about his career which started in the former Democratic Republic of Germany (DDR), training in Durbam, South Africa and fellowship in Pittsburgh US. He also shares with us how to develop an efficieint environment to allow high volume surgery. He is Professor for Orthopedics at the Univ Clinic Charite and tells us why he is dedicated to training and education.

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Published in N°18 - July / August 2022

HERMAN J. DEL SEL

HERMAN J. DEL SEL

Hernan del See is the current president of WAIOT and worked as a Professor of Orthopedics at the Catholic University until his retirement and is currently the Chief Medical Officer at the British Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He looks back to a very successful and fascinating career in Orthopedcis. He shares with us some very interesting stories on giants in Orthopedics he was able to meet during his training in Europe and the US. His father and these teachers had a strong influence on his career and the development of Orthopedics in Argentina.

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Published in N°17 - May / June 2022

LI FELLANDER-TSAI

LI FELLANDER-TSAI

Li Felländer-Tsai is the current EFORT president and works as Professor and chair of Orthopedics at Karolinska Institute in Sweden. She is also an expert in Artificial Intelligence and advanced medical simulation and training. Learn what she thinks about EFORT and the future role of this important political orthopaedic society. She talks about her personal career as orthopaedic surgeon and why she has specialised for professional dancers injuries and care.

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Published in N°016 - March / April 2022

THOMAS BAUER

THOMAS BAUER

On the occasion of the 20th ESSKA congress, which is being held in Paris and of which he was President, we met Thomas Bauer who talks about the behind-the-scenes aspects of organising such an event, the encounters that have influenced his career, but also the aspects of the profession that are dear to him: exchange, transmission and research.

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Published in N°014 - November / December 2021

DIETER CHRISTIAN WIRTZ

DIETER CHRISTIAN WIRTZ

Professor Dieter Wirtz, President of the DGOU and DGOOC is Medical Director of the Medical University Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery in Bonn and is an international expert in hip and knee surgery. He has been active in professional politics for many years and tells us about his career and experiences.

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Published in N°012 - July / August 2021

KLAUS-PETER GUNTHER

KLAUS-PETER GUNTHER

For this issue, we met Klaus-Peter Günther, a hip specialist and current EFORT President. He tells us about his career as an orthopaedic surgeon, in the footsteps of the great german masters. Meet a man who knows how to combine tradition, innovation and reflection.

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Published in N°011 - May / June 2021

GIJS VAN HELLEMONDT

GIJS VAN HELLEMONDT

The World Arthroplasty Conference has being held in April virtually and has attracted a very strong international audience. Among those that preside over this event, we met Gijs Van Hellemondt from Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmnegen. Portrait of a figure in Netherland knee surgery.

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