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Prof. Dr. Martin Leixnering


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Language Spoken: German, English


Prof. Dr. Martin Leixnering is a renowned trauma surgeon and hand surgeon with extensive training and many years of experience. He started his medical career in Vienna and specialized in hand surgery at an early stage. As a specialist in trauma surgery, he worked closely with Prof. Jörg Böhler and took over the management of the hand outpatient clinic at the Lorenz Böhler Trauma Hospital. He was also instrumental in the development of a medical-grade digital imaging workstation and contributed to the nationwide digital networking of medical records and X-ray images in Austria. Prof. Dr. Leixnering is not only active in medical research, but is also active as a trainer and lecturer and contributes his expertise to various medical societies and committees.


  • Numerous scientific works in the fields of trauma and hand surgery in international journals, book contributions, teaching scripts


  • Ordinary member of the European Society for Hand Surgery (FESSH)
  • Board member of the German-speaking working group for hand surgery (DAH)
  • Board member of the Austrian Society for Trauma Surgery (ÖGU)
  • Member of the Austrian Society for Sports Traumatology
  • Member of the guideline commission of the German and Austrian societies for trauma surgery
  • Ordinary member of the International Society for Hand Surgery (IFSSH)
  • Member of the Austrian Society for Emergency and Disaster Medicine
  • President of the Austrian Society for Hand Surgery (ÖGH)
  • Honorary Member of the Georgian Society of Hand Surgery


  • 1990 Medical specialist in trauma surgery
  • 1991 Head of the Hand Outpatient Clinic at the Lorenz Böhler Trauma Hospital
  • 1999 Organization of Wrist Training Courses
  • 1989 - 1996 Development of a digital imaging workstation, which was put into operation in 1996 and installed in all AUVA accident hospitals by 2005
  • 1998 Assignment as head physician at the UKH Lorenz Böhler Vienna
  • 2003 Associate at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
  • Since 2006 Head of the Vienna Hand Courses together with Prim. Hintringer
  • Since 2006 training and teaching fellow at the Lorenz Böhler Trauma Hospital
  • Attending physician and consulting physician at the Rudolfinerhaus Vienna


  • 1974 High school diploma (Matura) at the Akademisches Gymnasium in Vienna
  • Study of medicine with doctorate in 1980
  • Education at the Lorenz Böhler Accident Hospital in Vienna
  • 2001 - 2002 Completion of the postgraduate university course for medical managers at the University of Salzburg


  • Trigger finger (snapping finger)
  • Tumors of the hand
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Neuromuscular injuries
  • Rheumatic and degenerative diseases
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Infections
  • Congenital malformations
  • Reconstruction after accidents
  • Acute injuries
  • Wrist pain