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orthopedist , Surgeon

Kaj Klaue, German orthopedist, surgeon. Member of American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons, European Society Foot and Ankle Surgeons (founding member 1993, president 1994-1995), Swiss Society Orthopaedic Surgery, Swiss Foot and Ankle Society, International Society Fracture Repair, European Society Biomechanics, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (correspondent).

Background

Klaue, Kaj was born January 24, 1952 in Überlingen. Son of Hermann Heinrich Klaue and Ursula Anna Kern.

Education

Federal diploma medicine, Lausanne, 1978; Federal specialist orthopaedic, 1992.

Career

Research fellow Laboratory for Experimental Surgery, Davos, 1978—1981, research fellow, 1983; resident general surgery and orthpaedics Hôpital de district, Sierre, 1981—1982; research fellow Laboratory for Surgery, Davos, 1982; resident department heart, thorax and vascular surgery University Bern, 1983, resident department orthopaedic surgery, 1984—1990, assistant department orthopaedic surgery, 1990—1996; attending orthopaedic surgeon ATOS Clinic, Heidelberg, Germany, 1997; chief of staff division orthopaedic surgery Regional General Hospital, Switzerland, since 1998; Lecturer foot and ankle surgery Faculty Medicine, Bern, 1992; presenter in field; fellow foot surgery department orthopedic surgery Harbor View Medical Center, Seattle, 1988—1989; fellow pediatrics orthopaedics Orthopédie et Chirurgie Réparatrice de l'enfant, Hôpital Trousseau University Paris VI, 1989; visiting fellow pediatrics orthopaedics department orthopaedic surgery Medical University Southern Africa, Medunsa, South Africa, 1993; visiting fellow microsurgery department orthopaedic surgery Milwaukee County. Medical Complex, 1994; visiting fellow traumatology Klinik for Unfall-und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Tech. University Dresden, Germany, 1997; Contributor articles to professional journals; guest editor: Fussprobleme, 1991, 3D Imaging in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997.

Achievements

  • patents for self compressing plates with variable slope

  • patents for the dynamic compression unit

  • patents for universal drill guide for compression plates

  • patents for self locking medullary nail

  • patents for osteosynthetic plate with trapezoidal cross section

  • patents for low contact compression plate

  • patents for self locking shaft prosthesis for hemi- or total arthroplasties

  • patents for shaft prosthesis fixation with variable interface

  • patents for strain washer for plate osteosynthesis

  • patents for symmetrical bone plate

  • patents for osteosynthetic bone plate and lock washer

  • patents for lock washer for bone plate osteosynthesis

  • Achievements include patents for self compressing plates with variable slope; patents for the dynamic compression unit; patents for universal drill guide for compression plates; patents for self locking medullary nail; patents for osteosynthetic plate with trapezoidal cross section; patents for low contact compression plate; patents for self locking shaft prosthesis for hemi- or total arthroplasties; patents for shaft prosthesis fixation with variable interface; patents for strain washer for plate osteosynthesis; patents for symmetrical bone plate; patents for osteosynthetic bone plate and lock washer; patents for lock washer for bone plate osteosynthesis

  • Achievements include patents for self compressing plates with variable slope; patents for the dynamic compression unit; patents for universal drill guide for compression plates; patents for self locking medullary nail; patents for osteosynthetic plate with trapezoidal cross section; patents for low contact compression plate; patents for self locking shaft prosthesis for hemi- or total arthroplasties; patents for shaft prosthesis fixation with variable interface; patents for strain washer for plate osteosynthesis; patents for symmetrical bone plate; patents for osteosynthetic bone plate and lock washer; patents for lock washer for bone plate osteosynthesis

Membership

  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons

  • European Society Foot and Ankle Surgeons (founding 1993, president 1994?Co95)

  • Swiss Society Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Swiss Foot and Ankle Society

  • International Society Fracture Repair

  • European Society Biomechanics

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (correspondent)

Connections

Spouse Ariane Michele Cattin (divorce February 20, 1998).

father:
Hermann

mother:
Ursula