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Univ.-Prof. Martin Krismer, MD

Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology

Martin Krismer performed more than 5.000 surgical interventions and is an internationally acknowledged specialists in orthopaedic surgery.

He dedicated his scientific and clinical activities especially to help developing a standardized minimally invasive anterior approach for hip arthroplasty. His research clarified the development of degenerative scoliosis.

  • 1979 Doctorate of Medicine

  • 1991 Specialist in Orthopaedic

  • 1996 Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

  • 2001 Professor of Orthopaedics and Director of the Department of Orthopaedics, Innsbruck Medical University

Professional Specialization

  • Orthopaedics

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

  • Spine Surgery


  • Member of the Supreme Medical Council (Oberster Sanitätsrat) of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health (2005 - 2010)

  • Director of the Section of Operative Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University (2008 - 2011)

  • Chairman of the Academic Senate at Innsbruck Medical University (since 2010)


  • President of the Austrian Orthopaedic Society (2004 - 2005)

  • President of the European Hip Society (2002 - 2004)

  • General secretary of the European Hip Society (2008 - 2012)

  • Scoliosis Research Society

  • Spine Society of Europe (congress president of Eurospine ‘98)

  • President of the South German Association for Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2011 - 2012)

Professorships / lectureships

  • Universities of Zürich, Larissa, Utrecht, Cartagena de Indias, Coimbatore, Hyderabad


  • 1993 ASG-Fellowship 1992. Austria-Switzerland-Germany-Travelling-Fellowship USA, England

  • 1993 Jacques Wagner Award of SICOT, Seoul, Korea

  • 1996 VOLVO Award for Low Back Pain Research in Biomechanics, Burlington, USA

  • 2000 Outstanding Poster Award, 10th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Singapore

  • 2015 ISAKOS Patellofemoral Excellence Award, Lyon, France

Throughout his medical activity Mr. Krismer published more than 150 articles as an author or coauthor, one monography, and was editor of a book.

  • Krismer M, Bauer R, Sterzinger W (1992) Scoliosis Correction by Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. The Effect of Derotation and Three Dimensional Correction. Spine 17, 8S: 263-269.

  • Krismer M, Wimmer C, Bauer R, Frischhut B, Kerber W (1993) Long term results after Harrington instrumentation: increased translation and pain. Eur Spine J 2: 153-158.

  • Krismer M, Bauer R, Tschupik JP, Mayrhofer P (1995) EBRA: a method to measure migration of acetabular components. J Biomech 28: 1225-1236.

  • Krismer M (1996) Die Rotation der Brust- und Lendenwirbelsäule. Huber, Bern

  • Krismer M, Sterzinger W, Haid Ch, Frisch­hut B, Bauer R (1996) Axial rotation measure­ment of scoliotic vertebrae by means of computed tomography scans. Spine 21: 576-581.

  • Krismer M, Stöckl B, Fischer M, Bauer R. Mayrhofer P, Ogon M (1996) Early migration predicts late aseptic failure of hip sockets. J Bone Joint Surg-B 78-B:422-426.

  • Krismer M, Haid Ch, Rabl W (1996) The contribution of anulus fibers to torque resistance. Spine 21: 2551-2557.

  • Krismer M, Biedermann R, Stöckl B, Fischer M, Bauer R, Haid Ch (1999) The prediction of failure of the stem in THR by measurement of early migration using EBRA-FCA. J Bone Joint Surg 81-B:273-280.

  • Krismer M, Haid Ch, Behensky H, Kapfinger Ch, Rachbauer F, Landauer F(2000) Motion in lumbar functional spine units during sidebending and axial rotation moments depending on the degree of degeneration. Spine 25:2020-2027.

  • Krismer M (2002) Fusion of the lumbar spine. A consideration of the indications. J Bone Joint Surg 84-B: 783-794.

  • Hozack WJ, Krismer M, Nogler M, Bonutti PM, Rachbauer F, Schaffer JL, Donnelly WJ (ed.) (2004) Minimally invasive total joint arthroplasty. Springer, Heidelberg.

  • Krismer M, van Tulder M; The Low Back Pain Group of the Bone and Joint Health Strategies for Europe Project (2007) Low back pain (non-specific). Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 21:77-91.

  • Mayr E, Nogler M, Benedetti MG, Kessler O, Reinthaler A, Krismer M, Leardini A (2009) A prospective randomized assessment of earlier functional recovery in THA patients treated by minimally invasive direct anterior approach: A gait analysis study. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 24:812-8.

  • Thaler M, Biedermann R, Lair J, Krismer M, Landauer F (2011) .Cost-effectiveness of universal ultrasound screening compared with clinical examination alone in the diagnosis and treatment of neonatal hip dysplasia in Austria. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 93:1126-30.

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