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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Windhager


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Language Spoken: German, English


As a specialist in orthopedics and orthopaedic surgery, he offers his patients an exact diagnostic clarification and treatment of the most diverse complaints of the entire musculoskeletal system.Prof. Windhager offers the care with state-of-the-art endoprosthetics, but also orthopedic-oncological interventions up to complex revision interventions. The hip joint and the knee joint are particular focal points of the ordination. Thanks to many years of experience, ongoing training and continuous scientific activity, patients benefit from comprehensive care with innovative therapeutic procedures at the highest medical level through their work at the AKH. Techniques are used that are characterized by convincing results in terms of safety, effectiveness and benefit.


  • 16.6.2010: Award: Merit of The Central European Orthopaedic Congress (CEOC) for ongoing efforts and exceptional and prestigious contributions to the success of the CEOC


  • 15.2.2010 - date: Appointment to the Medical University of Vienna, Head of the University Clinic for Orthopedics
  • 2006: President of the CEOC (Central European Orthopaedic Congress)
  • 2002 - 2003: President of the Austrian Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (ÖGO)
  • July 1, 2021: Prof. Windhager was made an Honorary Member of the EFORT (European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology). 
  • 2017: President of the Austrian Society of Surgery (ÖGC)
  • 2014-2015: President of the International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS)
  • 2013 - 2017: President of AMSOS (Austrian Musculoskeletal Oncology Society)
  • 30.6.2010 – 2016: Vice President of the Adolf Lorenz Association


  • 15.2.2010 - date: Head of the University Clinic for Orthopedics Medical University of Vienna
  • Feb/2001: Establishment of the University Clinic for Orthopedics at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz
  • Oct/1997: Appointment as Full Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of the Clinical Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Surgical University Hospital, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
  • May/1995: Habilitation and appointment as university lecturer University of Vienna (Venia legendi for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Mar–1991 - Sept/1997: Head of the Tumor department University Clinic for Orthopedics Vienna
  • Oct/1990 - Sept/1997: Consultant specialist St. Anna Children's Hospital and Children's Clinic Glanzing
  • Jul/1988 - Feb/1991: Senior Physician at the University Clinic for Orthopedics Vienna - Focus on Pediatric Orthopedics and spine
  • Oct/1984 - Sept/1998: University Clinic for Orthopedics Vienna Training as a specialist


  • Medical studies at the University of Innsbruck
    1975 - 1980
  • Internship at the General Hospital Linz Completion of all minor subjects for orthopedics
    1981 - 1983
  • Awarding of the additional diploma Sports Orthopedics
    1998 - 1999
  • Award of the Clinical Investigator Diploma
    1998 - 1999


  • Coxarthrosis/Hip prosthesis
  • Hip surgery/Minimally invasive hip joint surgery Knee prosthesis
  • Hip impingement
  • Osteotomy
  • Cartilage surgery
  • Orthopaedic oncology