Dr. med. Kaj Klaue

Dr. med. Kaj Klaue


  • 1971 - 1978 Human medicine, Lausanne
    Foreign stay (2 semesters) at Munich (FRG) (1975 – 1976)
  • 1978 Federal diploma of human medicine at Lausanne
  • 1981 Dissertation in Basel: „The Dynamic Compression Unit (DCU) for stable internal fixation of fractures“

Klinischer Werdegang

  • 1984 - 1990 Resident, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Bern, Inselspital (Prof. R. Ganz)
  • 1990 - 1996 Assistant (Oberarzt), Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Bern, Inselspital (Prof. R. Ganz)
  • 1997 Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Foot & Ankle Surgery and joint preserving hip and pelvic surgery and Head, Section clinical Research
    ATOS-Klinik, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1998 Chief of staff, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regional General Hospital „San Giovanni“ Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

  • 1992 Lecturer for Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Medical School, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 1995 Venia docendi in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Preise und Ehrungen

  • Price of the Technical Commission of the AO-ASIF Foundation 1991 for the development of the low-contact-dynamic-compression plate
  • Price (Premi) „Prof. L. Fornaca Dienstvereinbarung Sessant“ 1992 Torino, Italy (Surgery of the Foot)
  • Founding Membership of Spinoza Society (USA) for excellence in clinical assessment and surgical technique in Foot and Ankle Surgery (1994)
  • AOA (American Orthopaedic Association) International Travelling Fellow 1995
  • Swedish Foot and Ankle Society, Honorary Member, Stockholm, April 1997
  • FMH (federal specialist diploma) for free practicing Orthopaedic Surgery: 1992
  • 1988 Sfr. 12 000,– (AO/ASIF-Grant)
  • 1988 Sfr. 54 000,– (Neuenschwander Fonds)
  • 1988 - 1989 Foot Surgery: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Harbor View Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA (Prof. S. T. Hansen)
  • 1989 Pediatric Orthopaedics; Orthopédie et Chirurgie Réparatrice de l’enfant, Hôpital Trousseau Université Paris VI (Prof. H. Carlioz) Orthopaedic reconstructive surgery of the soft Tissues (Orthoplastic Surgery); Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique, Hôpital Avicenne, Université Paris XIII (Prof. J. Y. Nordin, Dr. A. C. Masquelet)
  • 1993 Visiting Fellowship in: Pediatric Orthopaedics; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA), Medunsa 0204 Box 244 (Prof. R. Golele), Republic of South Africa
  • 1994 Sfr 138 000,– (National grant for scientific research)
  • 1994 Sfr. 80 000,– (AO/ASIF-Grant): in vivo investigations about the staged treatment of large bone defects
  • 1994 Visiting Fellowship in: Microsurgery; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Milwaukee County, Medical Complex, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (Prof. J. S. Gould)
  • 1995 ASG Fellowship (Austria-Switzerland-Germany-Orthopaedic fellowship in UK and USA)
  • 1996 Sfr. 5 000,– (AO/ASIF-Grant): Cadaver study about the efficiency of calcaneus lengthening osteotomies
  • 1997 Visiting Fellowship in: Traumatology; Klinik für Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Technische Universität Dresden (Prof. H. Zwipp)


  • European Society of Biomechanics ESB
  • International Society of Fracture Repair ISFR (Founding member)
  • Swiss Foot and Ankle Society SFAS
  • Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Surgery SGO-SSOFounding Member of ESFAS (European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons), 1993
  • President of ESFAS 1994 – 1995
  • Member of the AO-ASIF Technical commission for Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Corresponding Member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons AOFAS, Seattle, USA
  • Editorial board member, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Blackwell Science Ltd., London, Boston, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Oxford, Paris, Vienna, Tokyo
  • Member of the „Groupe d’Etude du Pied“ GEP of the SO.F.C.O.T., Société française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie
  • Corresponding member (membre étranger) of the SO.F.C.O.T., Société française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie
  • Corresponding Member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association OTA, Rosemont, USA
  • Editorial board member, Revue de Médecine et Chirurgie du Pied, Masson Editeurs, France