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Priv.-Doz. Dr. Franz Kralinger

Unfallchirurgie, Sporttraumatologie

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Franz Kralinger ist ein ausgewiesener Spezialist im Bereich der Unfallchirurgie und Sporttraumatologie.

Aktuell ist er Vorstand der Unfallchirurgischen Abteilung des Wilhelminenspitals in Wien.

  • 1996 Doktor der Medizin

  • 1999 Notarztdiplom

  • 2002 Facharzt für Unfallchirurgie

  • 2002 Oberarzt an der Universitätsklinik für Unfallchirurgie und Sporttraumatologie an der Medizinischen Universität Innsbruck

  • 2008 Leitender Oberarzt an der Universitätsklinik Innsbruck

  • 2009 Facharzt für Sporttraumatologie

  • 2009 Risikomanager

  • 2010 Privatdozent

  • 2015 Vorstand der Unfallchirurgischen Abteilung des Wilhelminenspitals in Wien


  • Traumatologie

  • Sporttraumatologie

  • Spezialisierung Schulter- und Ellenbogenchirurgie


  • Education Officer AO Trauma Austria

  • Editorial Board Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

  • Editorial Board Obere Extremität

  • Gutachter für zahlreiche Journale


  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie (ÖGU)

  • Gesellschaft für Arthroskopie und Gelenkchirurgie (AGA)

  • Europäische Gesellschaft für Schulter und Ellbogenchirurgie (SECEC)

  • Gesellschaft für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin (GOTS)

  • Deutschen Gesellschaft für Schulter und Ellbogenchirurgie (DVSE)

  • Vorstandsmitglied der AO Trauma Austria

Professuren / Lehraufträge

  • Medizinische Universität Innsbruck


  • Brunner A, Eichinger M, Hengg C, Hoermann R, Brenner E, Kralinger F. A simple method for measurement of femoral anteversion Validation and assessment of reproducibility. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Mar 30. PMID: 27031264

  • Hengg C, Mayrhofer P, Euler S, Wambacher M, Blauth M, Kralinger F. The relevance of neutral arm positioning or true ap-view X-ray to provide true projection of the humeral head shaft angle. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2016 Feb;136(2):213-21

  • Erhart S, Zegg M, Kralinger F, Kammerlander C, Roth T.Fast and easy preoperative estimation of cancellous bone mineral density in patients with proximal femur fractures. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2015 Dec;135(12):1683-9.

  • Kathrein S, Joeris A, Kralinger F, Blauth M, Goldhahn J.Significant differences between local reporting and central assessment of radiological complications in a prospective, multicenter study about locking plate fixation of proximal humerus fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Sep 22.

  • Euler S, Hengg C, Wambacher M, Spiegl U, Kralinger F. Allogenic bone grafting for augmentation in two-part proximal humeral fracture fixation in a high-risk patient population. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2015 Jan;135(1):79-87.

  • Kralinger F, Blauth M, Goldhahn J, Käch K, Voigt C, Platz A, Hanson B. Influence of Local Bone Density on the Outcome of One Hundred and Fifty Proximal Humeral Fractures Treated with a Locking Plate. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jun 18;96(12):1026-1032.

  • Euler SA, Hengg C, Kolp D, Wambacher M, Kralinger F. Lack of fifth anchoring point and violation of the rotator cuff during antegrade humeral nailing: pitfalls in straight antegrade humeral nailing. Bone Joint J. 2014 Feb;96-B(2):249-53.

  • Kralinger F. Winkelstabile Versorgung bei proximalen Humerusfrakturen: PHILOS. JATROS Unfallchirurgie & Sporttraumatologie 8/2013, 6-7.

  • Kathrein S, Kralinger F, Blauth M, Schmoelz W. Biomechanical comparison of an angular stable plate with augmented and non-augmented screws in a newly developed shoulder test bench. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2013 Jan 18.

  • Unger S, Erhart S, Kralinger F, Blauth M, Schmoelz W. The effect of in situ augmentation on implant anchorage in proximal humeral head fractures. Injury. 2012 Oct;43(10):1759-63

  • Onder U, Blauth M, Kralinger F, Schmoelz W. Shoulder joint abduction motion test bench: A new shoulder test bench for in vitro experiments with active muscle force simulation. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2012 May 30;0(0):1-6.

  • Jeske HC, Wambacher M, Dallapozza C, Hengg C, Schoepf R, Oberladstaetter J, Kralinger F. Functional and clinical outcome of total shoulder arthroplasty with oversized glenoid. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2012 Jul;132(7):927-36.

  • Auffarth A, Kralinger F, Resch H. Anatomical glenoid reconstruction via a J-bone graft for recurrent posttraumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2011 Dec;23(5):453-61.

  • Jeske HC, Kralinger F, Wambacher M, Perwanger F, Schoepf R, Oberladstaetter J, Krappinger D, Dallapozza C, Hoffmann F. A randomized study of the effectiveness of suprascapular nerve block in patient satisfaction and outcome after arthroscopic subacromial decompression. Arthroscopy. 2011 Oct;27(10):1323-8.

  • Krappinger D, Roth T, Gschwentner M, Suckert A, Blauth M, Hengg C, Kralinger F. Preoperative assessment of the cancellous bone mineral density of the proximal humerus using CT data. Skeletal Radiol. 2012 Mar;41(3):299-304.

  • Krappinger D, Bizzotto N, Riedmann S, Kammerlander C, Hengg C, Kralinger F S. Predicting failure after surgical fixation of proximal humerus fractures. Injury. 2011 Nov;42(11):1283-8.

  • Goldhahn S, Kralinger F, Rikli D, Marent M, Goldhahn J. Does osteoporosis increase complication risk in surgical fracture treatment? A protocol combining new endpoints for two prospective multicentre open cohort studies. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Nov 9;11:256.

  • Smekal V, Irenberger A, Attal RE, Oberladstaetter J, Krappinger D, Kralinger F. Elastic stable intramedullary nailing is best for mid-shaft clavicular fractures without comminution: results in 60 patients. Injury. 2011 Apr;42(4):324-9. Epub 2010 Apr 14.

  • Kralinger F, Unger S, Wambacher M, Smekal V, Schmölz W (2009): The medial periostal hinge, a key structure in proximal humeral fractures: A biomechanical cadaver study of it’s mechanical properties; JBJS Br Jul;91(7):973-6.

  • Jeske HC, Oberthaler M, Klingensmith M, Dallapozza C, Smekal V, Wambacher M, Kralinger F (2009): Normal glenoid rim anatomy and the reliability of shoulder instability measurements based on intrasite correlation; Surg Radiol Anat. Mar 28.

  • Smekal V, Irenberger A, Struve P, Wambacher M, Krappinger D, Kralinger F (2009): Elastic stable intramedullary nailing versus nonoperative treatment of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures - a randomized, controlled, clinical trial; J Orthop Trauma 23(2):106-12.

  • Hackl W, Wambacher M, Kralinger F, Smekal V (2007): Pectoralis major transfer in the treatment of chronic subscapularis insufficiency; Oper Orthop Traumatol. 19(5-6): 433-41.

  • Kralinger F (2007): Latissimus dorsi Transfer: Der isolierte deltoideopectorale Zugang; JATROS Unfallchirurgie und Sporttraumatologie 3/2007, 28-29.

  • Kralinger F, Gschwentner M, Wambacher M, Smekal V, Haid C (2008): Proximal humeral fractures: what is semi-rigid? Biomechanical properties of semi-rigid implants, a biomechanical cadaver based evaluation; Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 128(2):205-10.

  • Krappinger D, Kralinger F, El Attal R, Hackl W, Haid C (2007): Modified Prusik knot versus whipstitch technique for soft tissue fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a biomechanical analysis; Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 15(4): 418-23.

  • Kralinger F (2007): Frakturen des proximalen Humerus; Orthopädische Nachrichten 07/2007, 13.

  • Kralinger F, Irenberger A, Lechner C, Wambacher M, Golser K, Sperner G (2006): Comparison of open versus percutaneous treatment for humeral head fracture; Unfallchirurg 109(5): 406-10.

  • Kralinger MT, Pedri M, Kralinger F, Troger J, Kieselbach GF. Long-term outcome after vitrectomy for diabetic macular edema. Ophthalmologica. 2006;220(3):147-52.

  • Kralinger F, Aigner F, Longato S, Rieger M, Wambacher M (2006): Is the bare spot a consistent landmark for shoulder arthroscopy? A study of 20 embalmed glenoids with 3-dimensional computed tomographic reconstruction; Arthroscopy 22(4): 428-32.

  • Lutz M, Rudisch A, Kralinger F, Smekal V, Goebel G, Gabl M, Pechlaner S (2005): Sagittal wrist motion of carpal bones following intraarticular fractures of the distal radius; J Hand Surg Brit. 30(3): 282-7.

  • Kralinger F, Schwaiger R, Wambacher M, Farrell E, Menth-Chiari W, Lajtai G, Hübner C, Resch H (2004): Outcome after primary hemiarthroplasty for fracture of the head of the humerus. A retrospective multicentre study of 167 patients; J Bone Joint Surg Brit. 86(2): 217-9.

  • Zimmermann R, Gschwentner M, Kralinger F, Arora R, Gabl M, Pechlaner S (2004): Long-term results following pediatric distal forearm fractures; Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 124(3): 179-86.

  • Aigner F, Longato S, Fritsch H, Kralinger F (2004): Anatomical considerations regarding the "bare spot" of the glenoid cavity; Surg Radiol Anat. 26(4): 308-11.

  • Lutz M, Kralinger F, Goldhahn J, Zimmermann R, Rudisch A, Gabl M, Pechlaner S (2004): Dorsal scapholunate ligament reconstruction using a periosteal flap of the iliac crest; Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 124(3): 197-202.

  • Greiner A, Golser K, Wambacher M, Kralinger F, Sperner G (2003): The course of the suprascapular nerve in the supraspinatus fossa and its vulnerability in muscle advancement; J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 12(3): 256-9.

  • Wambacher M, Leidl S, Golser K, Kralinger F, Sperner G (2003): Operative management of displaced humeral head fractures; Suomen Ortopedia ja Traumatologia Vol 24, 395-400.

  • Kralinger F, Golser K, Wischatta R, Wambacher M, Sperner G (2002): Predicting recurrence after primary anterior shoulder dislocation; Am J Sports Med. 30(1): 116-20.

  • Kralinger F, Wambacher M, Smekal V, Golser K, Sperner G (2002): Treatment of SLAP-lesions; Suomen Ortopedia ja Traumatologia Vol 25, 122-124.

  • Wambacher M, Kralinger F, Golser K, Rieger M, Hausberger K, Smekal V, Sperner G (2001): Operative management of anterior glenohumeral instability; Suomen Ortopedia ja Traumatologia Vol 24, 111-118.

  • Kralinger F, Smekal V, Wambacher M. (2002) Diagnostik des Schultergelenkes bei Ballsportlern; Sportorthopädie - Sporttraumatologie 18, 231- 239.

  • Lutz M, Reinhart C, Kathrein A, Kralinger F, Angermann P, Gabl M, Pechlaner S (2001): Dorsal dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the finger. Results after static and functional treatment; Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 33(3): 207-10.

  • Sperner G, Wambacher M, Golser K, Kralinger F, Smekal (2000): Intra- und postoperative Komplikationen bei der arthroskopischen Labrum- und Kapselrefixation mit dem Suretacimplantat; Arthroskopie 13: 232-236.

  • Zimmermann R, Gabl M, Angermann P, Lutz M, Reinhart C, Kralinger F, Pechlaner S (2000): Spätfolgen nach Frakturen im distalen Unterarmdrittel im Wachstumsalter; Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 32: 242-249.

  • Golser K, Wambacher M, Hausberger K, Kralinger F, Wischatta R,Kinigadner M, Sperner G (1998): Arthroscopic extra-articular Bankart procedure; Orthopäde 27(8): 532-41.

  • Arora R, Roth T, Kralinger F, Blauth M (2008): A representative case of osteoporotic distal radius fracture. J Orthop Trauma 22(8 Suppl): S116-20.

  • Gschwentner M, Gruber G, Oberladstätter J, Kralinger F, Rieger M (2007): Mediastinal widening after blunt chest trauma in a child: a very rare case of thymic bleeding in a child and possible differential diagnosis; J Trauma 63(2): E51-4.

  • Huber B, Reichenkendler M, Gschwentner M, Kralinger F (2006): Bifocal disruption of the knee extensor apparatus ("floating patella") in a 13-year-old patient; Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 126(4): 275-8.

  • Kralinger F, Lutz M, Wambacher M, Smekal V, Golser K (2003): Arthroscopically assisted reconstruction and percutaneous screw fixation of a Pilon tibial fracture; Arthroscopy 19(5): E45.

  • Kralinger F, Gschwendner M, Wambacher M, Smekal V, Haid C (2008): Reply letter to the editor regarding the biomechanical evaluation of semirigid implants; Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 128: 887.

  • Kralinger F, Aigner F, Longato S, Rieger M, Wambacher M (2007): Authors’ Reply: The bare spot; Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery Vol. 23, Issue 4, Pages 449-450.

  • Hengg C, Blauth M, Wambacher M, Kralinger F (2014): Area-Based Determination of Bone Loss Using the Glenoid Arc Angle; Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery Vol. 30, N 3, Pages 283.

  • Kralinger F, Sperner G (1999): Arthroskopische subacromiale Dekompression und laterale Clavicularesektion. In: Schulterinstabilität - Rotatorenmanschette, Andreas B. Imhoff, Uwe König (Hrsg.) Darmstadt: Steinkopf, pp. 172-179.

  • Wischatta R, Kralinger F, Golser K (2003): Superior instability, Slap Läsion. In: Atlas of shoulder arthroscopy. Imhoff, Fu, Ticker. Martin Dunitz, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group pcl, pp. 181-186.

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