Christian Fink (orthopedic surgery and sports traumatology)

Private orthopedic specialty clinic, Innsbruck, Austria

Prof. Christian Fink is a specialist in orthopedic surgery and sports traumatology in Innsbruck, 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 several periods in the United States ( Pittsburgh, Vail) and Australia (Melbourne). In 1998, Fink obtained his specialist doctor qualifications in trauma surgery and sports traumatology. Following a two year research fellowship at Duke University in the United States, he joined the faculty of the University of Innsbruck as a professor with his PhD thesis titled “Pathology of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and the Menisci of the Knee Joint - Clinical and Experimental Studies.” Prof. Fink trained at the University Hospital in Innsbruck and from 2004 to 2007 he was chief of the Sports Trauma and Knee Surgery unit there. After leaving the university in 2007 he established a private orthopedic specialty clinic. Prof. Fink's main interests in orthopedics are knee ligament surgery, acute extremity trauma and degenerative knee surgery. He is the Team Doctor for the Austrian Alpine Skiteam and the professional football and soccer teams in Innsbruck. He has published over 110 scientific papers and has given over 300 presentations worldwide. He is a member and served as committee member in several international societies (ICRS; AOSSM;AAOS;ESSKA; ISAKOS) and specialty groups (ACL study group, Magellan Society). He was board member and president of the AGA (Association for Arthroscopic and Minimal invasive Knee Surgery- with over 3000 members).