Prof Dr Rudolf Schabus
Head of Practice
Specialist in Sports traumatology
Vienna, Austria

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Information about Prof Dr Rudolf Schabus

Treatment focus

  • Surgery on the ligaments of the knee
  • Arthroscopic examination of all joints
  • Sports reintegration
  • Early functional rehabilitation
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Joint surface replacement

Medical range

Range of diagnostic services

  • Arthroscopic examination of all joints


Range of therapeutic services

  • Tendon and ligament reconstruction of the knee and shoulder
  • Bony fracture and tendon healing
  • Early functional rehabilitation
  • Sports reintegration


Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schabus is a specialist sports traumatologist at the Vienna Private Hospital. He discovered his calling during the course of his medical studies, while he let off steam by practising even extreme sports (which he still does today – thus far, without injury requiring surgery). He has fulfilled his childhood wish to improve the world thanks to his occupation as a specialist accident surgeon and his consistent pursuit of his goal, to minimise sports injuries while maintaining the enjoyment of sports.

Thanks to his outstanding specialist knowledge, his medical skill and his major scientific achievements, he was appointed Professor of the University in 1996. From 1991 to 2003, he was Deputy Chairmen of the University Hospital, Vienna.

He established his medical practice for sports traumatology and accident surgery at the Vienna Private Hospital in 1996. Medical expertise, outstanding care and excellent follow-up care and rehabilitation are closely connected in this ultramodern practice. Thanks to today's guaranteed quality standards, Prof. Schabus is able to provide you with the best possible treatment. To this end, a detailed patient consultation is important for Prof. Schabus, as is the precise performance of preliminary examinations and diagnostic investigation. Only the combination of your perceptions and desires, the medical possibilities, the demands of your body and the medically reasonable expectations ultimately produce the best range of treatment options.

One specialist area of Prof. Schabus is in advanced surgery on the ligaments of the knee. Here, Prof. Schabus is nationally and internationally acknowledged as a specialist in the new techniques for surgery on the ligaments of the knee. Hence, he has been the Team Physician of the Austrian Tennis Association for some years, as well as working at the Davis Cup, and is called on as an independent examining physician by many top sportsmen.

Prof. Schabus’s excellent medical performance is guaranteed, inter alia, by his simultaneous research work. Hence, Prof. Schabus not only predominantly treats tendon and ligament injuries, he also researches bony fracture and tendon healing and the options for arthroscopy (inspection of joints) at the same time.

Prof. Schabus predominantly performs the arthroscopic examination and reconstruction of all joints at his centre of excellence for arthroscopy,. By this means, a more precise view of the affected joint is facilitated than would be possible using any imaging technique. Arthroscopy, however, is not only a diagnostic tool but, at the same time, is also a therapeutic tool. Both the camera and special surgical instruments can be introduced into the joint via the small incisions. In many cases, this enables the minimally invasive reconstruction of tendons, ligaments and joint surfaces in the knee, shoulder and other joints. Damaged cartilages can also be reconstructed using this technique.

A further specialist area of Prof. Schabus is in the field of endoprosthetics. This is employed if the damage to the joint surfaces can no longer be corrected by cartilage reconstruction. Depending on the type and the extent of the damage to the joint, Prof. Schabus can provide a variety of variants of biological and artificial joint surface reconstruction techniques with partial prostheses, and right up to full prostheses.

Not just good treatment plays an important role for Prof. Schabus, however. It is just as important for him to be able to provide the best possible follow-up care, for example physiotherapy. His motto for success consists of three factors: motivation, precision and perfection. Each individual involved must make his contribution: they bring along their motivation and perseverance for the treatment period, Prof. Schabus has the expertise and the precision for the precise restoration of your damaged structures and the physiotherapist compiles an exercise programme individually adapted to your requirements.

This teamwork makes the best treatment results possible, with early rehabilitation and athletic reintegration.

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Curriculum vitae

  • Medical studies at the University of Vienna
  • 1978: Doctorate
  • Specialist training in accident surgery University Hospital, Vienna
  • Since 1991: Deputy Chairman of the University Hospital, Vienna
  • Since 1996: Medical practice (consultation) for sports traumatology and accident surgery, Vienna Private Hospital
  • Vice President of GOTS (German-Austrian-Swiss Orthopaedic Traumatology Sports Medicine Association)
  • 1996: Appointed as University Professor of Accident Surgery
  • Team Physician of the Austrian Tennis Association
  • Supervising Physician of the Davis Cup Team


The Vienna Private Hospital provides superior medical quality and expertise in the stylish ambience of a luxury hotel:

  • 4 operating theatres with the most up to date specialist equipment
  • Post-surgical monitoring ward
  • Comfortably furnished single and 2-bed rooms with air conditioning, minibar, radio and TV, as well as Internet and fax connection
  • A companion can also be accommodated
  • First class cuisine, award-winning cuisine on request, in collaboration with award-winning Austrian chefs
  • Patient restaurant
  • Dietary counselling
  • Stylish cafeteria with shop
  • Messenger service
  • Manicured terrace with garden and parklands
  • On-site underground parking
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Sports traumatology
Pelikangasse 15A, A-1090 Vienna

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Prof Dr Rudolf Schabus
Head of Practice

Vienna Private Hospital
Prof. Schabus Surgery
Pelikangasse 15A, A-1090 Vienna

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