March Featured Editorial Board Member

Knut Beitzel, MD, MA
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany

Dr. Knut Beitzel is a Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery who works as a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and Associate Professor at the Department of Orthopedic Sportsmedicine at the University Hospital Munich “Rechts der Isar” (Germany). His clinical and scientific interests focus on reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery. Prior to his selection as a faculty member of the University Hospital, he completed a research fellowship at the Musculoskeletal Institute of the University of Connecticut Health Center (Farmington, USA) with Prof. Augustus D. Mazzocca and Prof. Robert A. Arciero. He acquired further knowledge during his specialty training at the University Hospital Munich with Prof. Andreas B. Imhoff following his residency. Dr. Beitzel obtained both of his degrees in Medicine (M.D.) and his Master in Sports Science (M.A.) from the University of Bonn, Germany.

His research interests focus on topics related to reconstructive shoulder- and knee surgery as well as biologic approaches to enhance tendon and cartilage healing. He has authored and coauthored a multitude of internationally published and peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and regularly attends international conferences and meetings as an invited speaker and instructor. He is an established member of the following professional associations and serves as an active member in committees of: International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the Association for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA), the German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE). He received the “medi Award” 2013 of the German Society for Arthroscopic Surgery for his paper entitled “Structural and Biomechanical Changes in Shoulders of Junior Javelin Throwers – A Multimodal Evaluation as a Proof of Concept for a Preventive Exercise Protocol” besides other awards for scientific papers and presentations.

Selected Published Work

Dyrna F, de Oliveira CCT, Nowak M, Voss A, Obopilwe E, Braun S, Pauzenberger L, Imhoff AB, Mazzocca AD, Beitzel K. Risk of fracture of the acromion depends on size and orientation of acromial bone tunnels when performing acromioclavicular reconstruction. KSSTA. (2018) Jan;26(1):275-284.

Voss A, McCarthy MB, Hoberman A, Cote MP, Imhoff AB, Mazzocca AD, Beitzel K. Extracellular Matrix of Current Biological Scaffolds Promotes the Differentiation Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Arthroscopy. (2016) Nov;32(11):2381-2392

Beitzel K, Zandt JF, Buchmann S, Beitzel KI, Schwirtz A, Imhoff AB, Brucker PU. Structural and biomechanical changes in shoulders of junior javelin throwers: a comprehensive evaluation as a proof of concept for a preventive exercise protocol. KSSTA. (2016) Jun;24(6):1931-42.

Beitzel K, Obopilwe E, Apostolakos J, Cote MP, Russell RP, Charette R, Singh H, Arciero RA, Imhoff AB, Mazzocca AD. Rotational and translational stability of different methods for direct acromioclavicular ligament repair in anatomic acromioclavicular joint reconstruction. AJSM. (2014) Sep;42(9):2141-8.

Beitzel K, McCarthy MB, Cote MP, Russell RP, Apostolakos J, Ramos DM, Kumbar SG, Imhoff AB, Arciero RA, Mazzocca AD. Properties of biologic scaffolds and their response to mesenchymal stem cells. Arthroscopy. (2014) Mar;30(3):289-98.

Beitzel K, Mazzocca AD, Bak K, Itoi E, Kibler WB, Mirzayan R, Imhoff AB, Calvo E, Arce G, Shea K; Upper Extremity Committee of ISAKOS. ISAKOS upper extremity committee consensus statement on the need for diversification of the Rockwood classification for acromioclavicular joint injuries. Arthroscopy. (2014) Feb;30(2):271-8.

Beitzel K, Beitzel KI, Zandt JF, Buchmann S, Schwirtz A, Imhoff AB, Reiser M, Brucker PU. Premature cystic lesions in shoulders of elite junior javelin and volleyball athletes: a comparative evaluation using 3.0 Tesla MRI. JSES. (2013) Jun;22(6):792-9.

Mazzocca AD, McCarthy MB, Chowaniec DM, Dugdale EM, Hansen D, Cote MP, Bradley JP, Romeo AA, Arciero RA, Beitzel K. The positive effects of different platelet-rich plasma methods on human muscle, bone, and tendon cells. AJSM. (2012) Aug;40(8):1742-9.

Beitzel K, Chowaniec DM, McCarthy MB, Cote MP, Russell RP, Obopilwe E, Imhoff AB, Arciero RA, Mazzocca AD. Stability of double-row rotator cuff repair is not adversely affected by scaffold interposition between tendon and bone. AJSM. (2012) May;40(5):1148-54.

Mazzocca AD, McCarthy MB, Chowaniec DM, Cote MP, Romeo AA, Bradley JP, Arciero RA, Beitzel K. Platelet-rich plasma differs according to preparation method and human variability. JBJS am. (2012) Feb 15;94(4):308-16.

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