Karlmeinrad Giesinger

Karlmeinrad Giesinger

Current Position:

Head of Knee Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma, Kantonsspital St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Clinical Focus:

Knee surgery, Arthroplasty, Trauma

Professional Data


  • 2017 Award of ‘Privatdozent’ Degree (PD), ‘Venia legendi’ from University of Zurich (Switzerland)
  • 2006 Award of postgraduate Master of Science Degree from the University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • 2002 Award of Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Scientific Focus

  • Biomechanical assessment of fracture fixation, Patient-reported outcome (PRO) assessment


  • 2013 – to date Senior Consultant at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen (Switzerland)
  • 2012 /2013 Arthroplasty fellowship (Knee & Hip) at University of Edinburgh, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (UK)
  • 2009 /2012 Consultant at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kantonsspital St. Gallen (Switzerland)


  • 2010 Swiss board certification
  • 06/2008 – 06/2009 Trauma fellowship at Fremantle Hospital with Prof P Yates, Department of Orthopaedics, Perth (Australia)
  • 2002-2008 Surgical training at Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Childrens’ Hospital of St. Gallen, Trauma Centre Salzburg (Austria), Hospital of Bludenz (Austria), Hospital of Vipiteno (Italy)


  • Medical studies at Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck (Austria) and Erasmus at Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany)


  • 2016 Research grant ‘Deutsche Arthrosehilfe’
  • 2012 Research grant European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow
  • 2012 Research grant Swiss Orthopaedic Society
  • 2007 Marathon Award Annual Congress Swiss Orthopaedic Society, Montreux, Switzerland
  • 2003 12-months fully financed scholarship for ‘Postgraduate Studies Abroad’ from the Austrian government



  • 2019


  • 2019

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