Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Hefti

Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Hefti

Current Position:

em. Chief and Full Professor of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Depertment, University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB), currently Consultant at the UKBB

Clinical Focus:

  • Tumour Surgery, Paediatric Spine


  • M.D, Prof.

Scientific Focus:

  • Scoliosis, Pelvic reconstruction, Slipped capital femoral epiphysis


  • 1989 Thesis, 1994 Chief and Full Professor of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Depertment, University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB); Retirement 2010, since then Consultant


  • Residencies in Baden, Novaggio, Frauenfeld and Basel; Fellowships in Wilmington/Delaware (USA) and Edinburgh (UK)


  • Medical School 1965-1972


  • Venel award 1980, Heine-Award 1989, Carl-Rabl-Award 2007, Hans Debrunner-Award 2008


  • Board-member in the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS), the German speaking Paediatric Orhtopaedic Society (VKO), the Swiss Orthpaedic Society (SGOT); President of various Commissions.
    Actually: Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, President of the Scientific Board of the VKO


  • Ulli Dorn, Ekkehard Hille, Bernd-Dietrich Katthagen


  • 1987

Hefti F.
Die Stellung des Fußes bei Arthrodesen des oberen Sprunggelenkes.
Bücherei des Orthopäden, Band 28,. Ferdinand Enke Verlag, Stuttgart (1981). Diese Arbeit wurde mit dem Venel-Preis der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie ausgezeichnet.

Hefti F., McMaster M. J.
The effect of the adolescent growth spurt on early posterior spinal fusion in infantile and juvenile idiopathic scoliosis.
J. Bone Joint Surg. 65-A (1983), 247-54

Hefti F., Morscher E., Koller F.
The use of laser beams for operations in haemophilia. Scand.
J. Haematol. 33, Suppl. 40 (1984), 281-9

Hefti F., Kress A., Fasel J., Morscher E. W.
Healing of the transected anterior cruciate ligament in the rabbit.
J. Bone Joint Surg. 73-A (1991), 373-83. *Diese Arbeit wurde mit dem Heine-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie ausgezeichnet

Hefti F., Gächter A., Remagen W., Nidecker A.
Recurrent giant-cell tumor with metaplasia and malignant change, not associated with radiotherapy.
J. Bone Joint Surg. 74-A (1992), 930-4

Hefti F., Müller W., Jakob R. P., Stäubli H. U.
Evaluation of knee ligament injuries with the IKCD-form.
Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 1 (1993), 226-34

Hefti F.
Spherical assessment of the hip on standard ap radiographs: A simple method for the measurement of the contact area between acetabulum and femoral head and of acetabular orientatio.
J. Ped Orthop. (Am) 15: (1995) 797-805

Hefti F.
Kinderorthopädie in der Praxis (unter Mitarbeit von Brunner R., Fliegel C., Freuler F., Jundt G., von Laer L.).
Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York. 784 S. (1998), 692 Abb.

Hefti F., Beguiristain J., Krauspe, R., Möller-Madsen B., Riccio V., Tschauner C., Wetzel R., Zeller R.
Osteochondritis Dissecans – a Multicenter Study of the European Pediatric Orthopedic Society.
J Ped Orthop. Part B (1999)

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