PD Dr. med. univ. Patrick Vavken

PD Dr. med. univ. Patrick Vavken

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About me

Dr. Vavken is an internationally trained specialist in orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery with a special interest in the elbow and shoulder. He also has many years of experience in treating adolescent athletes and sports injuries during growth. Born and raised in Austria, he studied medicine in Vienna and epidemiology in London. Specialty training in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic trauma in Austria, the US, and Switzerland followed. Subsequently, he completed further training and fellowships in orthopedic sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery and elbow arthroscopy.
  • Core Competencies

    Before joining alphaclinic, Dr. Vavken worked as an attending orthopedic surgeon in shoulder and elbow surgery as well as upper extremity traumatology at the University Hospital Basel and the University Children’s Hospital Basel. Dr. Vavken also gathered experience working as an orthopedic sports medicine specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital for a number of years. He treated numerous athletes with shoulder problems and unstable joints and covered multiple sports teams and events, including the Boston Ballet and the Boston Marathon.

    Elbow

    • Arthroscopic and open surgery as well non-operative treatment of tendon injuries (tennis/golfer’s elbow/biceps tendon injuries)
    • instability and ligament reconstruction
    • elbow stiffness or loss of range-of-motion
    • cartilage defects in adults and adolescents
    • nerve entrapment syndromes
    • Fracture treatment and correction of posttraumatic conditions
    • Joint-preserving treatment for elbow arthritis
    • Elbow replacement

    Shoulder

    • Arthroscopic and open surgery as well non-operative treatment of tendon injuries and calcifications
    • shoulder instability or reduced range-of-motion/stiffness
    • cartilage defects
    • Fracture treatment and correction of posttraumatic conditions
    • Joint-preserving treatment for shoulder arthritis
    • Minimally-invasive shoulder replacement

    Adolescent Sports Medicine

    • Osteochonritis dissecans/cartilage defects in skeletally immature patients
    • Joint instability in skeletally immature patients
    • Fractures and tendon/ligament injuries in children and adolescents
    • Congenital problems
    • Impingement/Entrapment syndromes
    • Muskuloskeletal problems due to hypermobility/hyperlaxity

  • Memberships

    • Faculty Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.
    • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopedic Society For Sports Medicine
    • Society for Orthopaedic Traumatologic Sports Medicine (GOTS)
    • AGA - Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery

  • Foreign Languages
    • German
    • English

Contact address

alphaclinic Zürich
Kraftstrasse 29
8044 Zürich
Schweiz
T +41 44 388 84 11
F +41 44 388 84 21
E-Mail

Affiliated Doctor

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