OA Dr. of Medicine Florian Frisee has been a trauma surgeon at the Lorenz Böhler Trauma Hospital in Vienna’s 20th City District since 1998.
“Arthros” medical practice was founded in 2006. In 2008, “arthros” moved to its current locating in Döbling, opposite Döbling Private Hospital. Due to numerous years of experience accrued during his time as a member of the medical team responsible for Austria’s Men’s National World Cup Skiing Team (ÖSV) as well as during his role as co-physician of the First Vienna Football Team, he has ample experience in treating top-ranking athletes. All of his patients benefit from his experience in the emergency treatment of top-ranking athletes!
Already very early on, OA Dr. of Medicine Florian Frisee chose to specialize in minimally invasive surgery- it remains one of his focal points when it comes to treatment.
OA Dr. of Medicine Florian Frisee is still working as a court sworn and certified expert in Vienna.
An intact and healthy knee joint leads us safely through life.
Every minute injury should be taken seriously and should be evaluated and clarified on time. The medical team at Vienna’s Knee Clinic is focused on long-term remedies and on the consistent treatment of all types of medical complaints typical for the knee joint.
Meniscus, cartilage and ligament damage are most common.
Every concept of treatment put together by a knee specialist, is tailored to the individual lifestyle and physical activity of the patient.
Competent clarification and an exact diagnosis form the basis of treating simple and complex knee injuries.
Within a lengthy and individual consultation process, we assess the varying treatment measures and methods available for every patient.
Ensuring for the enhancement of life quality of our patients, as well as providing them with treatments that are as pain-free as possible, is our main concern.
For the competent evaluation and clarification of a possible injury, MRI, x-ray, ultrasound and CT facilities are promptly available on the premises of our cooperation partner- Döbling Private Hospital.
Arthroscopy (endoscopic examination of a joint) and minimally invasive joint surgery
The knee is the largest joint in all mammals. It consists of the calf bone (shin), kneecap, and thigh bone. Within its internal structure, we can find an anterior and posterior cruciate ligament as well as a medial and lateral collateral ligament. Between the upper and lower thigh, within the joint-line, the inner and outer meniscus is located. In order to ensure for optimal, pain free movement, its contact surfaces are covered with a white layer of cartilage called the hyaline cartilage. These layers of cartilage within the knee joint are thicker or thinner throughout, according to necessity.
The patella, is a thick, circular-triangular bone and protects the anterior articular surface of the knee joint. It functions as a center for strength within the knee. Pain in the knee is often the outcome when it is overused or begins to become unstable.
Cartilage is what we call the smooth surface between adjoining bones. Together with the meniscus and joint fluids it compensates for one third of the impact load that leads to long-term damage and is responsible for premature arthrosis (wear of the joint). Complete depletion of joint cartilage is the cause of arthrosis. Fresh cartilage damage, which occurs as a result of sports -related injuries, is often followed by strong pains and joint effusion (water on the knee).
The meniscus is a disc shaped, elastic piece of cartilage consisting of up to 90% of Type 1 collagen fibers. It is differentiated by an inner (medial) and outer (lateral) meniscus and acts to disperse the weight of the body and reduce friction during movement. The inner meniscus (meniscus medialis) has a C shape and is firmly attached to the articular capsule and the medial collateral ligament. Due to its reduced movement ability, it is more prone to damage than the outer meniscus, especially when it comes to trauma caused by turning. The outer meniscus is more agile as it is only slightly grown together with the articular capsule. The meniscus has a front third (anterior horn), middle third (known as the body) and the back third (posterior horn). Tears (types of damage) are grouped into the horizontal, bucket handle and radial variety and are seen as being degenerative (worn down from old age) or traumatic (following accidents). According to the tear type at hand, the meniscus can be partially removed, reattached (sown), or smoothened.
Injuries to the meniscus are the most common causes of restrictions upon knee joint. Turning motions made when the knee is bent, while playing football or other ball sports as well as during skiing and day-to-day physical activity, are a common cause of meniscus tearing. Mostly, the interior meniscus in the posterior horn is affected. Injuries such as this, which are often ignored, lead to persisting pain that arises during daily use or when playing sports and causes long-term damage to the knee joint. Alongside the examination of a patient’s medical history and a clinical examination, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the best tool for achieving a diagnosis. According to the depth of the tear and depending on the type of injury, arthroscopic surgery with a partial removal of the meniscus or meniscus suturing may be necessary.
Together with the menisci and the collateral ligaments, the posterior and anterior cruciate ligaments ensure for central stability within the knee. The knee is a joint capable of the extremely complicated mechanism of rolling and gliding which allow for stretching and bending movements.
Tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament is the most common ligament injury of the knee. The posterior cruciate ligament is rarely affected. Here too the causes are jarred bending and turning motions caused by sports related activities or during car accidents.
The symptoms of a fresh tear of the anterior cruciate ligament are swelling (hematoma) and strong pain. Often, bending is limited and the injured hears a snapping, tearing noise.
According to the levels of activity and personal needs of the patient at hand, the anterior cruciate ligament can be reconstructed using the patient’s own grafts to replace the ligament (Semitendinosus Gracilis Muscle, patellar tendon or rectus fermoris tendon can be used as replacements) during surgical tissue graft replacement, also known as ACL surgery.
Further Education: AORT, FDM, Physio-energetics, certified Handball instructor, aerobic instructor, manual therapist, taping
I played handball successfully for 13 years (Junior National Team) and unfortunately, during the course of my career, experienced many surgeries as the result of sports related injuries (e.g. on the knee). I therefore have ample experience in being a “patient”.
I work specifically within areas of trauma related surgery, orthopedics and sports medicine:
To me, one of the most important focal points is the individual construction of therapy/training tailored to the personal goals and problems of the individual patient. These may include:
According to the goal, passive therapy measures and active involvement on part of the patient (that stand at the forefront to me) alternate. Moreover I offer group therapy (therapeutic gymnastics, bodywork, invigoration and stretching, coordinative stabilization training for knee injuries) and house calls.
2003 – 2006 Academy for Physiotherapy at KFJ Hospital
2006 – 2012 Physiotherapist at Lorenz-Böhler Trauma Hospital
Treatment Focal Points:
During my 6 years of experience at the Lorenz-Böhler Trauma Hospital and due to my numerous further trainings and education, I have been able to intensively specialize within the fields of trauma surgery, sports related injury, as well as orthopedics and prevention.
After an extensive consultation and exact diagnosis, I offer patients individually tailored therapies with the necessary manual, passive and active therapy measures.
To me it very important to precisely deal with the needs of the patient and to create and implement forms of therapy together, in order to achieve the best possible results.
To request an appointment please contact us by phone at:
+43 1 300 09 09
Our practice is open Mondays to Thursdays from 9-18:00 and on Fridays from 9-13:00
Accepted Insurances: KFA (type of Austrian Insurance), All types of private insurance are accepted by which percentage of invoice amount is directly refunded by the insurance to the patient once a claim is made.
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In urgent cases (emergencies), please contact OA Dr. of Medicine Florian Frisee under:
+43 664 16 16 188 (24h)
1190 Wien (opposite Döbling Private Hospital)
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Upon the request of the patient, and upon possession of a valid supplementary (private) insurance, we can accommodate our patients at the following private hospitals:
|Döbling Private Hospital- Health Centre
Heiligenstädter Straße 57–63, 1190 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 360 66–0
Hans-Sachs-Gasse 10–12, 1180 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 404 22–0
Löblichgasse 14, 1090 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 313 50–249
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