Prof. - Christian Gäbler - Knee surgery -

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Gäbler

Specialist for Knee surgery, Knee endoprosthetics, Sports traumatology, Sports surgery, Sports Orthopedics in Vienna

Prof. - Christian Gäbler - Knee surgery -
Professor Gäbler is a knee specialist and sports traumatologist who is in demand for his expertise at university level - and he is repeatedly confronted with particularly complicated knee injuries from all over Europe. He is also considered an outstanding expert in artificial joints.

Special Clinical Focus

  • Cruciate ligament
  • Meniscus
  • Kneecap
  • Lateral ligament
  • Malpositions
  • Runner's knees/ITBS
  • Shin splint Syndrome
  • Plica syndrome
  • Baker's cyst
  • Massive osteoarthritis of the knee joint/knee replacement

About us Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Gäbler

A renowned and experienced sports surgeon, who specializes primarily in knee injuries: With his "Sports Outpatient Clinic Vienna - Center for Orthopedics and Sports Surgery (ZOS)", Professor Christian Gäbler is considered an outstanding expert when it comes to the treatment of sports injuries and artificial knee joints - and sports traumatology.

It is the large joints that have been fascinating Professor Christian Gäbler since his student days, especially the shoulder and the knee. This is why the experienced specialist can also demonstrate an extremely high level of expertise when it comes to questions about the shoulder. But when it comes to successful professional athletes seeking an outstanding specialist for knee injuries, for example, the "Sports Outpatient Clinic Vienna" of Professor Christian Gäbler is one of the absolute top addresses in Vienna and throughout Austria.

The knee joint, which is responsible for important tasks with its ligaments and muscles, ensures that we can combine almost limitless mobility with optimum stability. It is the knee that enables us to stand and walk - and Professor Christian Gäbler knows the joint down to the smallest detail from thousands of successfully performed surgeries. And since the knee plays a central role in sports surgery in particular, his specialization is no coincidence.

Ultimate specialization: The knee - in all facets

This specialization has ensured that Professor Gäbler can boast an exceptionally high rate of satisfaction in his field. It is obvious that his outstanding expertise is not only in demand among hobby athletes, but especially among active athletes who want to regain their accustomed level as quickly as possible after an injury. For example, Professor Gäbler took the position as Chief Physician at the EURO 2008 - at the European Soccer Championship, which was held in Austria and Switzerland. And when Austria hosted the World Cup in American Football in 2011, the participants could also rely on the services of the specialist, who in any case takes on the role of team doctor for the Austrian national team. The renowned knee specialist also acts as Medical Director of the Vienna City Marathon.

It is no wonder that orthopedists and sports physicians from all over Europe rely on his expertise in particularly tricky cases: Every year, Professor Gäbler has to deal with around 4,000 injuries - and a large proportion of these are highly complicated cases that pushed other doctors to their limits. However, the specialist always takes a holistic view of his patients - because a knee injury always involves a story that is important for the diagnosis. In each individual diagnosis and in each selection of an efficient treatment method, his many years of experience and the associated know-how are incorporated, with Professor Gäbler also incorporating the latest research findings and therapeutic methods.

Cruciate ligament, meniscus, patella: international reputation

In the "Sports Outpatient Clinic Vienna - Center for Orthopedics and Sports Traumatology (ZOS)", all those who long for the greatest possible mobility in their professional and private everyday lives benefit from the experience of three decades of sports surgery, which Professor Christian Gäbler gained at the University Clinic for Trauma Surgery Vienna, in the United States and in Great Britain, among others. As an experienced trauma surgeon and sports traumatologist, the knee expert has assembled a highly specialized and extremely motivated team around him, which always finds the best possible therapy for all types of sports injuries and joint problems.

Whether it is a matter of bone fractures, problems caused by overstrain or degenerative joint complaints - thanks to the rare mixture of great experience, explicit specialization and the latest treatment methods, even long-term complaints are often completely eliminated in the innovatively equipped "Sports Outpatient Clinic Vienna". Professor Christian Gäbler is also one of the absolute experts in minimally invasive techniques - for example in the field of arthroscopy. He is also considered a pioneer of innovative surgical procedures such as the keyhole technique.

In the middle of Vienna: Two addresses in close proximity

However, the following is always important for the specialist: In many cases, surgeries can be avoided - with modern therapy methods, many patients can be spared a surgical intervention. In order to guarantee this, Professor Gäbler works closely with a large team at the ZOS, which offers practically all disciplines and specializations relevant to the knee in an interdisciplinary manner. Whether surgery is required or not, the goal of the Viennese facility is always to ensure that people affected by knee injuries or diseases can return to everyday life as quickly as possible using the least invasive methods possible - that allow preserving the knee joint, of course.

However, preservation of the knee joint is not always possible. If the quality of life is severely limited, if the restoration of destroyed joints is not possible - then Professor Christian Gäbler's the expertise in endoprosthetics is in demand . The specialist always decides individually and in direct consultation with his patients which implantation is optimal - and which surgical method is ideal when implanting an artificial joint. Professor Gäbler is also familiar with replacing prostheses, for example when artificial joints have become loose.

Professor Christian Gäbler is not only active in the "Sports Outpatient Clinic Vienna - Center for Orthopedics and Sports Traumatology (ZOS)", he also heads the "Center for Sports and Joint Surgery" in the Wiener Private Clinic Confraternität, which is located in the immediate vicinity and offers comprehensive services, especially for inpatient treatment. There, too, a wide range of medical services is available, not only for people who are active in sports, but also for people who complain of chronic complaints and damage to the joints caused by overstrain. And when it comes to the knee joint at the "Center for Sports and Joint Surgery" you can rely on the internationally renowned specialist Professor Gäbler.

Diagnostic Services

  • Digital X-ray
  • MRI
  • Arthroscopic diagnostics
  • Bone density test
  • Skeletal scintigraphy
  • Ultrasound diagnostics

Therapeutic Services

  • Detailed therapeutic consultation
  • Arthroscopy (knee, shoulder)
  • Endoprosthetic replacement of the knee (Oxinium)
  • Customized knee prosthesis
  • Conservative treatment
  • Cruciate Ligament Surgery
  • Ligament reconstruction in the knee (ACL; PCL; MCL; LCL)
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Cartilage Surgery
  • Corrective osteotomies
  • Shoulder specialist
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Tendon reconstruction (rotator cuff)
  • Joint-preserving surgery, especially knee and shoulder

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Modern single/double rooms (accommodation of accompanying persons possible, if desired), WLAN
  • Rooming-in for accompanying persons
  • In-house physiotherapy
  • In-house radiology
  • International Patient Service



Sports Outpatient Clinic Vienna - Center for Orthopedics and Sports Surgery (ZOS)

Alser Straße 28
1090 Vienna

Call now: +43 720 20400815
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