PD Dr. med. José Romero

PD Dr. med. José Romero

Schulischer Werdegang

  • 1964 - 1974 Primar- und Sekundarschule Thalwil, Schweiz
  • 1974 - 1978 Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium Rämibühl, Zürich


  • 1978 - 1984 Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Zürich, Schweiz

Klinischer Werdegang

  • 1985 - 1986 Neurologische Rehabilitation, St. Gall. Höhenklinik Walenstadtberg (Assistenzarzt)
  • 1986 - 1987 Allgemeinchirurgie, Schwerpunktspital Bülach (Assistenzarzt)
  • 1988 - 1992 Orthopädie, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Zürich (Assistenzarzt)
  • 1995 - 1996 Orthopädie, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Zürich (Oberarzt)
  • 1997 Traumatologie, Universitätsspital Zürich (Oberarzt)
  • 1998 Orthopädie, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Zürich (Leiter Knie-Team)
  • 2005 Private Practice, Endoclinic Zurich, Center for Arthroplasty and Joint Surgery, Klinik Hirslanden

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

  • 1993 - 1994 Research Fellowship in Biomechanics
    The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Research Laboratories at Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, USA (Prof. D. S. Hungerford, M. D., Prof. C. Frondoza, Ph. D., Prof. E.Y.S. Chao, Ph. D.)
  • 1996 Research Fellowship in Tissue Engineering, Orthopaedic Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    The University of Texas Health Science Center,
    San Antonio, USA (Prof. B. D. Boyan, Ph. D.)

Preise und Ehrungen

  • 1993 Jacques-Wagner-Scholarship, Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)
  • 1993 Stipendium des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds
  • 1993 Stipendium der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie
  • 1999 ASG-Fellowship
  • 2001 First Poster Prize, Internsational Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthpaedic Sports Medicine (Co-author)
  • 2003 Synos Grant for Research in Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Swiss Federation of Physicians (FMH)
  • Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Surgery (SGO)
  • German Society for Arthroscopy (AGA)
  • German Society of Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Sports Medicine (GOTS)
  • Swiss Society for Sports Medicine (SGSM)
  • Swiss Orthopaedic Working Group for Knee Surgery (OAK))
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery an Arthroscopy (ESSKA)

Romero J., Schreiber A., Binswanger U.
Late complications after total hip replacement in renal allograft recipients.
Int Orthop 18: 368-371, 1994

Romero J., Schreiber A., Von Hochstetter A., Wagenhäuser F. J., Michel B. A., Theiler R.
Cementless total hip replacement for hyperostotic osteoarthritis in a patient with vitamin A intoxication syndrome. A case report.
Bull Hosp Joint Diseases 54: 169-174, 1996

Marti C., Imhoff A. B., Bahrs C., Romero J.
Metallic versus bioabsorbable interference screw for fixation of bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Knee Surg., Sports Traumatol, Arthrosc 5: 217-221, 1997

Romero J., Smit C. M., Zanetti M.
Massive intraperitoneal and extraperitoneal accumulation of irrigation fluid as a complication during knee arthroscopy.
Arthroscopy 14 (4): 401-404, 1998

MacWilliams B. A., DesJardins J. D., Wilson D. R., Romero J., Chao E. Y. S.
A repeatable alignment method and local coordinate description for knee joint testing and kinematic measurement.
J. Biomechanics 31 (10): 947-950, 1998

Danach s. Pub Med
Schöttle P., Schmeling A., Romero J., Weiler A.:
Anatomical reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament using a free gracilis autograft.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2008 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Riede U., Schmid M.R., Romero J.:
Conservative Treatment of an acute compartment syndrome of the thigh.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 127(4):269-75, May 2007. Epub 2066 July 29

Romero J., Stähelin T., Binkert C., Pfirrmann C.W., Hodler J., Kessler O.:
The clinical consequences of flexion gap asymmetry in total knee arthroplasty.
J Arthroplasty 22(2):235-40, Feb 2007

Stumpe K.D.M, Romero J., Ziegler O., Kamel E.M., von Schulthess G.K., Strobel K., Hodler J.:
The value of FDP-PET in patients with painful total knee arthroplasty.
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 33(10):1218-25, Oct 2006.. Epub 2006 May 24

Suter T., Zanetti M., Schmid M., Romero J.:
Reproducibility of measurement of femoral component rotation after total knee arthroplasty using computer tomography.
J Arthroplasty 21 (5):744-748, Aug 2006

Fucentese S.F., Schoettle P.B., Pfirrmann C.W., Romero J.:
CT-changes after Trochleoplasty.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, accepted (online 20.06.06)

Schoettle P.B., Zanetti M., Seifert B., Pfirrmann C., Fucentese S., Romero J.:
The tibial tuberosity-trochlear groove distance: a comparative study between CT and MRI.
Knee 13 (1):26-31, Jan 2006

Zanetti M., Pfirrmann C.W., Schmid M.R., Romero J., Seifert B., Hodler J.:
Clinical course of knees with asymptomatic meniscal abnormalities: findings at 2-year follow-up after MR imaging-based diagnosis.
Radiology 237(3):993-7, Dec 2005

Schoettle P.B., Werner C.M.L., Romero J.:
Reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament as treatment for painful patellar subluxation in distal torsional malalignment.
A case report. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 125 (9):644-648, Nov 2005

Schoettle P.B, Fucentese SF, Pfirrmann C.W., Bereiter H., Romero J.:
Trochleaplasty for patellar instability due to trochlear dysplasia: A minimum 2-year clinical and radiological follow-up of 19 knees.
Acta Orthop Scand 76(5):693-8, Oct 2005

Schoettle P.B., Fucentese S.F, Romero J.:
Clinical and radiological outcome of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with a semitendinosus autograft for patella instability.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 13(7):516-21, Oct 2005

Romero J., Gerber C.:
Levator scapulae and rhomboid transfer for paralysis of trapezius. The Eden-Lange procedure.
J Bone Joint Surg Br 85(8):1141-5, Nov 2003

Zanetti M., Romero J., Dambacher M.A., Hodler J.:
Osteonecrosis diagnosed on MR images of the knee.
Acta Radiologica 44:525-531, Sep 2003

Zanetti M., Pfirrmann C.W., Schmid M.R., Romero J., Seifert B., Hodler J.:
Patients with supected meniscal tears: Prevalence of abnormalities seen on MRI of 100 symptomatic and 100 contralateral asymptomatic knees.
Am J Roentgenol 181:635-641, Sep 2003

Stähelin T., Kessler O., Pfirrmann C.W., Jacob H.A.C., Romero J.:
Fluoroscopically assisted stress radiography for varus/valgus stability assessment in flexion after TKA.
J Arthroplasty 18(4):513-515, Jun 2003

Wanner G.A., Wanner-Schmid E., Romero J., Hersche O., Von Smekal A., Trentz O., Ertl W.:
Internal fixation of displaced proximal humeral fractures with two one-third tubular plates.
J Trauma 54:536-544, Mar 2003

Tschirch F.T.C, Schmid M.R., Pfirrmann C. W. A., Romero J., Hodler J., Zanetti M.:
Prevalence and size of meniscal cysts, ganglion cysts, synovial popliteal cysts, and fluid-filled bursae in asymptomatic knees.
Am J Roentgenol 180:431-436, May 2003

Schmid M.R., Hodler J., Cathrein P., Duewell S., Romanowski B., Jacob H.A.C., Romero J.R.:
Is Impingement the cause of jumper’s knee. Dynamic and static MR imaging of patellar tendinitis in an open 0.5 T MR system.
Am J Sports Med 30(3); 388-395, May-June 2002

Kessler O., Jacob H.A.C., Romero J.:
Avoidance of medial cortical fracture in high tibial osteotomy: Improved technique.
Clin Orthop Relat Res 395; 180-185, 2002

Ziswiler M., Radü E.W., Romero J.:
Chondrocalcinosis in an isolated suprapatellar pouch with recurrent effusion.
Arthroscopy 18 (3):E14, 2002

Romero J., Duronio J.F., Sohrabi A., Alexander N., MacWilliams B.A., Jones L.C., Hungerford D.S.:
Varus and valgus flexion laxity of total knee alignment methods in loaded cadaveric knees.
Clin Orthop Relat Res 394; 243-253, 2002

Romero J., Schai P., Imhoff A.B.:
Scapular neck fracture – The influence of permanent malalignment of the glenoid neck on clinical outcome.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 121:313-316, 2001

Wälchli B., Romero J:
Dislocation of the polyethylene inlay due to anterior tibial slope in revision total knee arthroplasty
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 9:296-298, 2001

Pfirrmann C.W., Zanetti M., Romero J., Hodler J.:
Femoral trochlear dysplasia. MR findings.
Radiology 216:858-864, Sep 2000

Zanetti M., Bruder E., Romero J., Hodler J.:
Bone marrow edema pattern in osteoarthritis knees: correlation between MR imaging and histologic findings.
Radiology 215:835-840, June 2000

Marti C., Rodriguez M., Zanetti M., Romero J.:
Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the medial compartment of the knee: a MRI follow-up after conservative and operative treatment, preliminary results.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 8:83-88, 2000

Grüter E., Romero J., Grüssner R., Binswanger U.:
Extraintestinale Salmonellen-Infektionen bei nierentransplantierten Patienten.
Schweiz Med Wschr 130:186-9, 2000

MacWilliams B.A., Wilson D.R., DesJardins J.D., Romero J., Chao E.Y.S.:
Hamstrings cocontraction reduces internal rotation, anterior translation and ACL load in weightbearing flexion.
J Orthop Res 17(6):817-822, 1999

Rühm St., Zanetti M., Romero J., Hodler J.:
MRI of patellar articular cartilage: Evaluation of an optimized gradient-echo sequence (3D-DESS).
J MRI 8 (6):1246-1251, Nov-Dec 1998

Chavez J., Rodriguez M., Romero J.:
Aktualität des operativen Vorgehens bei der Patellaluxation im Wachstumsalter unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Operation nach Goldwaith.
Z Orthop 136:30-34, 1998

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