Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Joachim Grifka

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Joachim Grifka

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Joachim Grifka is an internationally recognised orthopedic surgeon and trauma surgeon.

Under his leadership, many innovative and significant progress in the surgical technique of artificial hip and knee joints have been developed.


Federal Cross of Merit

Degree of “Knight of the Federation of Latin American Societies and Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology”

Innovation award of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for improved navigation technology in artificial knee and hip joints

Spine treatment, conservative therapy (multimodal pain management)


  • Grifka J, Boluki D.(2013) Injection therapy of cervical spine syndromes.[Article in German] Orthopade. 2013 Jul;42(7):573-82; quiz 583. doi: 10.1007/s00132-013-2136-7.
  • Renkawitz T, Haimerl M, Dohmen L, Gneiting S, Woerner M, Sendtner E, Heers G, Springorum R, Grifka J (2012) Development and evaluation of an imagefree computer-assisted impingement detection technique for total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Engineering in Medicine 226: 911-918
  • Renkawitz T, Wegner M, Gneiting S, Haimerl M, Sendtner E, Kalteis T, Grifka J (2009) Experimental validation of a pinless femoral reference array for total hip arthroplasty. J Orthop Res Nov 30


Since 2000  Director of the Orthopaedic Clinic, University of Regensburg, Asklepios Klinikum Bad Abbach
Since 2000  Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Regensburg
1997  Professor at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
1993  Post-Doc Heinrich-Heine University
1977-1983  MD PhD Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf


2010-2014  Chairman of the Joint Conference of Professors of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
2008  Founding President of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
2008  President of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
since 2006  member of the AE (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für arthroplasty)
2006  Vice-President of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
2005  Founding Member of the Foundation “The best minds of the University of Regensburg”
since 2001  Member of Ebot (European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) as Examiner
Since 2001  Delegate of DGOT for the UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Specialistes)
Since 1999  Acknowledgment as “Expert Evaluator” for research proposals of the European Commission DG XII
since 2008  Member of AO Germany (Association for German Orthopaedics and Trauma)
since 2009  member of the research advisory panel of the DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance)