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orthopedist , researcher , Surgeon

Peter Cornelius Kreuz, German orthopedist, researcher, surgeon. Recipient Poster prize, International Cartilage Repair Society, 2004, International Society for Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Sports Medicine, 2005, 2006; winner ARCUS TERRA triathlon, German Association Sports Medicine, 2003, travel grantee, Science Society Freiburg, Toronto, 2002, San Diego, 2006, research grantee, Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthesesfragen, Switzerland, 2005.


Kreuz, Peter Cornelius was born on March 5, 1973 in Munich. Son of Dietrich Giselbert and Edda Annamaria Kreuz.


Diploma in Italian (honorary), Institute Michelangelo, Florence, Italy, 1990. Degree (honorary), Bad Zwischenahn Military Hospital, Germany, 1993. Doctor of Medicine, Technology University, Munich, 1999.

Doctor of Medicine magna cum laude (honorary), Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 2001.


Member clinical staff Kantonsspital Sanct Gallen, Switzerland, 1998—1999, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, 1999, Technology University Hospital, 1999. Intern Ludwig Maximilian University University Hospital, 1999—2001. Resident Albert Ludwig University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany, since 2001, orthopaedic surgeon Germany, 2006.

Organizer congress the diabetic foot syndrome Munich Society Diabetes, 2000. Coordinator, consultant clinical cartilage research Valley Tissue Engineering Center, Freiburg, since 2002. Consultant, instructor in workshops for autologous chondrocyte transplantation Company Ormed, Freiburg, since 2002.

Reviewer Journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, since 2005. Lance corporal German armed forces, 1992-1993.


  • Achievements include first to biomechanical behaviour of different PFN designs in the treatment of unstable pertrochanteric fractures. Development of operating and biomechanical guide for the implantation of the PFN in unstable pertrochanteric fractures. Development of guidelines in the treatment of diabetic neuropathic osteoarthropathy-the Charcot foot.

    Development of guidelines in the surgical therapy of early and late infections of total knee endoprosthesis. Development of guidelines in the surgical treatment of spondylitis. Development of new matrix containing growth factors to induce differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into hyaline like cartilage.

    Development of new matrices to improve the results after microfracture in the knee. Development of new surgical approach to posterior osteochondral defects of the talus: the tibial wedge osteotomy. Development of Development of a new classification system of periosteal hypertrophy after autologous chondrocyte transplantation of full thickness chondral defects of the knee.

    Research in long term durability of different ACT (autologous chondrocyte transplantation) techniques. Research in degeneration of the repair tissue after microfracture of full thickness chondral defects of the knee. Research in long term durability of different surgical techniques in the treatment of osteochondral talar lesions.

    Research in The Napoleon sign: a clinical test for the differentiation between total and partial subscapularis tendon tears. Research in prognostic factors in the treatment of subscapularis tendon tears.


Member of Tölzer Boys Choir (life).


  • Other Interests

    Piano, violin, jogging, swimming, bicycling, windsurfing, singing.


Dietrich Giselbert

Edda Annamaria Kreuz