Priv-Doz. Dr. med. habil. Raymond Best
Senior Physician Department Sports Orthopedics / Sports Traumatology Lower Extremity
Specialist in orthopedics, surgery, accident surgery, emergency medicine, sports medicine
2017 Habilitation at the University of Tübingen, Faculty of Medicine
Head Physician Department Sports Orthopedics / Sports Traumatology Lower Extremity, Sports Clinic Stuttgart
2015 – 2016:
Chief Physician Department Sports Orthopedics / Sports Traumatology Lower Extremity, Sports Clinic Stuttgart
2010 – 2015:
Senior Physician Sports Clinic Stuttgart, Partner Sports Medicine GmbH Since 2006 team doctor of VfB Stuttgart 1893 e.V. prem. League soccer team
2005 - 2009
Chief Senior Physician of Sports Orthopedics at the University Hospital Tübingen
> 70 med line listed publications
• German Society for Preventive and Sports Medicine (DGSP) • Clinical Excellence Circle • Society for Orthopedic Traumatology Sports Medicine (GOTS) • German Society for Manual Medicine (DGMM) • German-speaking Association for Arthroscopy (AGA)
Dr. Jorge Chahla is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex knee, hip, and other sports related injuries. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. Moreover, he serves as the Director of Biomechanical Research and of the International Fellowship Program. He is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox (MLB), the Chicago Bulls (NBA) and the Chicago Fire (MLS). Dr. Chahla completed several fellowships at the top programs in the United States. He earned his PhD at the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) with Summa Cum Laude honors. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of sports medicine injuries through minimally invasive techniques as well as for being a pioneer in novel biological treatments.
Dr. Chahla has a strong focus on joint preservation procedures and cartilage restoration techniques with more than 250 publications in prestigious scientific journals, over 30 book chapters, five edited books and presents his research both nationally and internationally at orthopedic conferences and meetings every year.He has recently received the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons Award of Excellence, AOSSM Young Investigator Award, Excellence in Research Award and the Cabaud Award (two times) from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the 2016 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program award and six best-paper awards at several meetings.
Professor Engebretsen is currently the Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Oslo University Clinic and Head of Medical Sciences in the International Olympic Committee. Professor Engebretsen has published over 400 articles and book chapters, with a citation index (H-index) of 56. He is among the world’s most productive in clinical, epidemiological and basic science research in the areas of general sports medicine, knee ligaments, cartilage and prevention of sports injuries and illnesses. He has received research grants and awards from many agencies and associations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Norwegian Council for Research in Science and Humanities, the Norwegian Ministry of Health, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the International Olympic Committee. He and his group have won several research awards around the world, and he was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame in July 2015 and became an ESSKA Honorary member in 2016. He received the Nordic Prize in Medicine in 2016.
Engebretsen is involved with three research groups: Knee ligaments together with May Arna Risberg in Oslo and Robert LaPrade in Vail, Colorado, the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center co-chaired with professor Roald Bahr and emphasizing prevention of injuries and diseases in sports, and the Oslo Cartilage Group, which encompasses research from the cell to rehab after surgery, involving molecular biologists, pathologists, radiologists, physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons. In 1997, the cartilage group performed the first knee joint chondrocyte transplantation in Norway. Since then, the group has had major emphasis on translational research. The group works closely with the Stem Cell group led by dr Brinchmann and has optimized chondrocyte and stem cell cultivation while at the same time developing surgical techniques for implantation. Professor Engebretsen has been the President of the Norwegian Sports Medicine Society, the Scandinavian Foundation of Sports Medicine and European Society of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). Dr Engebretsen is or has been a board member of many other societies including, but not limited to, the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine, the Scandinavian Foundation of Medicine & Science in Sports, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the Orthopedic Research Society and International Knee Society. He is the Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (IPHP edition), Associate Editor of Journal of Bone and Joint (the most prestigious journal in orthopedics) and on the editorial board of American Journal of Sports Medicine, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology, and The Knee and is a regular reviewer for all the major orthopedic and sports traumatology journals.
Magnus Forssblad, MD, Ass Prof, Orthopedic Surgeon, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Specialist in knee surgery in private clinic Ortopedi Stockholm and registry director for the Swedish National Knee Ligament Registry.
Chairman Swedish FA Medical committee, Member FIFA and UEFA Medical committee. Member of ISAKOS Executive Committee.
Thomas Harlem is a consultant orthopedic surgeon at the Haraldsplass Deaconal Hospital in Bergen, Norway.
He completed medical school at the University of Oslo, Norway in 2000, and became a board certified orthopedic surgeon in 2007.
Dr Harlem has a special interest in advanced ligament surgery, and is the director of the Center for Knee Injuries at Haraldsplass Deaconal Hospital.
Harlem is a former vice president of the Norwegian Arthroscopic Association, and is also an ESSKA member. He is a much used used lecturer and instructor at international courses in advanced knee surgery.
Robert F. LaPrade
Orthopaedic Complex Knee and Sports Medicine Surgeon
Dr. Robert F. LaPrade is an internationally known complex orthopaedic knee and sports medicine surgeon at Twin Cities Orthopedics, Minneapolis MN. He is a highly regarded researcher and speaker on podiums throughout the world.
Often referred to as a "Doctor's doctor" he has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries and previously failed surgeries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional, semi-professional and intercollegiate athletes and has returned many athletes back to full participation both after treating either their new injuries or previous failed knee surgeries. Dr. LaPrade has special expertise in treating posterolateral knee injuries, PCL tears, revision ACL reconstructions, meniscal transplants, MCL injuries, knee osteotomies, fresh osteoarticular allografts, articular cartilage resurfacing procedures, and other difficult combined and revision injuries.
Selected as "One of the Best Doctors in America" and "One of the Most Compassionate Doctors", Dr. LaPrade is passionate about sports medicine and is recognized for his outstanding and specialized quick and efficient surgical skills. Dr. LaPrade is known as a specialized clinician scientist who has utilized his vast and comprehensive research on sports medicine injuries to improve patient care and invent new ways to treat knee problems. Many of the surgeries that he has devised have been performed worldwide and are recognized as the top level of care for many complex knee surgeries.
As one of the world's most celebrated complex orthopaedic knee sports surgeons, Dr. LaPrade has published more than 400 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, 100 book chapters, and has given over 900 professional presentations, symposia, and instructional course lectures. He has received many awards for his research, including the OREF Clinical Research Award, considered a Nobel Prize of Orthopaedics. His team has also been awarded the Excellence in Research Award from the AOSSM for 3 of the past 7 years and the Cabaud Award in 2017 and 2018. His team has also won the Trillat Award and Achilles award from ISAKOS twice each. He is also the sole author of the only comprehensive textbook on posterolateral knee injuries and the co-editor of many other textbooks. He is recognized as a pioneer in knee research, with many referrals from international and nationally recognized physicians due to his successful patient outcomes and his development of more effective surgical techniques for the reconstruction of complex knee injuries.
In addition to his outstanding clinical care and research accomplishments, Dr. LaPrade is also recognized internationally as an outstanding teacher. He has been awarded several teaching awards, including 4 annual teaching awards given by the fellows at the Steadman Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship program.
Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopedics
Sport University Cologne
Head of Clinical Biomechanics
W2-Professor of Clinical Biomechanics at the German Sport University Cologne
“The focus of my scientific research is on the influence of different stress variables on the performance potential of the human musculoskeletal system.”
In addition to questions of optimized muscular drives, the performance of the musculoskeletal system is determined by the damage potential of stress scenarios. Thus, my research interests include not only the effects of different interventions on the quality of movement in sports and in everyday situations, mainly work with regard to the potential for damage
An essential aspect is the transfer of basic research findings into everyday clinical practice.
> 160 Medline publications
> Active in various international biomechanical societies
> Member of the Clinical Excellence Circle
IBO Institute for Biomechanics and Orthopedics
German Sport University Cologne
Sport Park Müngersdorf 6
David graduated from the University of Toronto medical school and Orthopaedic Surgery residency program. He has an MSc in basic science and is currently completing a Masters in Public Health (University of Waterloo) with a focus on epidemiology and injury prevention. David’s Orthopaedic subspecialty training is in sports medicine, and includes two fellowships – one at the University of Toronto Orthopaedic Sports Medicine program (2012-3), and a second with the Sports Medicine and Shoulder service at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee (2013-4). David has won numerous awards including the Zane Cohen Fellowship Achievement Award as the best fellow in the department of Surgery (2012-3), and the Herodicus Award for the top paper at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in 2012.
David’s clinical practice includes lower extremity soft-tissue trauma and reconstruction, with a focus on knee and foot/ankle. His research interests includes understanding the natural history of soft-tissue injuries and identifying which patients benefit most from early surgical intervention