Christof Radler, MD, Prof.

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Christof Radler, MD, Prof.

Head, Pediatric Orthopaedic Team, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Adult Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Vienna (Austria)

Orthopedic surgeon Experienced pediatric orthopedic surgeon with focus on axis correction, limb elongation, and congenital and acquired defects. Head of the Pediatric Orthopedic Team of the Vienna Orthopedic Hospital Speising.

Expertise
Orthopedic surgeon
My experience
10 years
Necessary for report
Can review
Consultation Report
250
Delivery time
7 workdays
Video Consultation
not offered
About me

I am an internationally trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon. I specialize in pediatric and adolescent orthopedics, axis correction, limb lengthening, and also congenital and acquired defects.

In addition to my experience at the Vienna Orthopedic Hospital where the Ilizarov method of bone lengthening has been applied since the 1980s, I was able to attend the prestigious International Center for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction in Baltimore, USA and the Ilizarov Center in Kurgan, Russia to expand my knowledge. I am a lecturer on this topic at annual conferences in Baltimore and Vienna and at the Taylor Spatial Frame Visiting Surgeon Program (VSP) at the Speising Orthopedic Hospital, where surgeons from all over the world are trained. Since 2013, I have been performing leg lengthening with the new Precice system and teach colleagues in this surgical technique.

Since 1999, I have experience with the Ponseti method for clubfoot treatment and trained with Dr. Ponseti personally. In 2002, I was able to implement the Ponseti method at the Orthopedic Hospital Speising, with the support of the Executive Board.

Because of my scientific and clinical experience, I am a lecturer at various pediatric orthopedic symposias and courses worldwide. I published multiple scientific articles and I am a reviewer for medical journals.

In my spare time I enjoy running, reading, guitar, piano, and travelling.

Experience and training
  • January 2013 - Today
    Head, Pediatric Orthopaedic Team, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Adult Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Vienna (Austria)
  • January 2013 - Today
    Deputy Head, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Adult Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Vienna (Austria)
  • May 2012 - Today
    Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)
  • December 2009 - Today
    Senior consultant, Pediatric Orthopaedic Department, Vienna Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Vienna (Austria)
  • October 2008 - Today
    Head of the Clubfoot Clinic, Pediatric Orthopaedic Department, Vienna Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Vienna (Austria)
  • October 2007 - Today
    Surgeon, Pediatric Orthopaedic Department, Vienna Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Vienna (Austria)
  • October 2012 - October 2012
    Observership, Foot and Ankle Service, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City (United States)
  • September 2010 - September 2010
    Observership, Limb Lengthening and Deformity Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City (United States)
  • August 2009 - September 2009
    Fellowship, International Center for Limb Lengthening, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore (United States)
  • November 2006 - December 2006
    Board exams for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Austrian Medical Association, Vienna (Austria)
  • November 2002 - November 2002
    Observership, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Dr. Ignazio V. Ponseti), University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City (United States)
  • January 1993 - December 2000
    Medical Degree, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)
  • September 1999 - November 1999
    Clinical elective, Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction (MCLLR; John E. Herzenberg, MD), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore (United States)
Licensures and memberships
Member of:
  • Austrian Orthopaedic Society (ÖGO)
  • Head of task force medical development cooperation of the Austrian Orthopaec Society (ÖGO) since 2009
  • Member of Austrian Doctors for Disabled (DfD)
  • European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS)
  • German-speaking Association of Pediatric Orthopaedics (VKO)
  • Medical Advisory Board Ponseti International Association (PIA)
Report languages

English, Deutsch, plus 22 languages with medical translation