Forschung und Lehre spielen eine wichtige Rolle in der Medizin. Nur wer selber zu den aktuellsten Methoden geforscht hat, kann seinen Patienten kompetent Auskunft über Sinn und Unsinn neuer Therapien geben. Und der alte Grundsatz "docendi discimus", lehrend lernen wir, ist auch wohl bekannt - denn nur wer etwas wirklich verstanden hat, kann es auch anderen erklären und beibringen. 

Dr. Vavken ist aktiv in der Lehre an der Harvard Medical School und der Medizinischen Universität Graz tätig, sowohl im Gebiet der Orthopädie, als auch für Public Health und einen Health Care MBA und Hospital Management. Für Sie sind hier Links zu aktuellen, wissenschaftlichen Publikationen angeführt:

Ellenbogen Epicondylopathie – Diagnostik und Therapie in der Praxis.

Vavken P, Müller AM. Rheuma Schweiz. 2017 (1):14-22 

Wenn ein Tennisarm kein Tennisarm ist … Differenzialdiagnosen des lateralen Ellbogenschmerzes.

Vavken P. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2017 Jan;106(1):29-36.

Microfracture for the treatment of cartilage defects in the knee joint - A golden standard?

Erggelet C, Vavken P. J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2016 Jul-Sep;7(3):145-52. 

Autograft versus sterilized allograft for lateral calcaneal lengthening osteotomies: Comparison of 50 patients.

Müller SA, Barg A, Vavken P, Valderrabano V, Müller AM.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(30):e4343. 

Trochleoplasty as a Solitary Treatment for Recurrent Patellar Dislocation Results in Good Clinical Outcome in Adolescents.

Camathias C, Studer K, Kiapour A, Rutz E, Vavken P.

Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov;44(11):2855-2863.

Concurrent Meniscal and Chondral Injuries in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction.

Vavken P, Tepolt FA, Kocher MS.

J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 May 12.


Outcome Predictors in Prosthetic Joint Infections--Validation of a risk stratification score for Prosthetic Joint Infections in 120 cases.

Wimmer MD, Randau TM, Friedrich MJ, Ploeger MM, Schmolder J, Strauss AC, Pennekamp PH, Vavken P, Gravius S.

Acta Orthop Belg. 2016 Mar;82(1):143-8.

Union Rate and Complications in Spine Fusion with Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Vavken J, Vavken P, Mameghani A, Schaeren S.

Global Spine J. 2016 Mar;6(2):124-32. 

Meniscus transplantation in skeletally immature patients.

Kocher MS, Tepolt FA, Vavken P.

J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul;25(4):343-8. 

Joint instability leads to long-term alterations to knee synovium and osteoarthritis in a rabbit model.

Egloff C, Hart DA, Hewitt C, Vavken P, Valderrabano V, Herzog W.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Jun;24(6):1054-60.


Treating Subscapularis and Lesser Tuberosity Avulsion Injuries in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Systematic Review.

Vavken P, Bae DS, Waters PM, Flutie B, Kramer DE.

Arthroscopy. 2016 May;32(5):919-28.

Open inferior capsular shift for multidirectional shoulder instability in adolescents with generalized ligamentous hyperlaxity or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Vavken P, Tepolt FA, Kocher MS.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Jun;25(6):907-12. 

Percutaneous injections of Platelet rich plasma for treatment of intrasubstance meniscal lesions.

Blanke F, Vavken P, Haenle M, von Wehren L, Pagenstert G, Majewski M.

Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2015 Oct 20;5(3):162-6. d


Absorbable and non-absorbable suture fixation results in similar outcomes for tibial eminence fractures in children and adolescents.

Brunner S, Vavken P, Kilger R, Vavken J, Rutz E, Brunner R, Camathias C.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Mar;24(3):723-9. 

Platelet concentrates in spine fusion: meta-analysis of union rates and complications in controlled trials.

Vavken J, Vavken P, Mameghani A, Camathias C, Schaeren S.

Eur Spine J. 2016 May;25(5):1474-83.

Fundamentals of Clinical Outcomes Assessment for Spinal Disorders: Clinical Outcome Instruments and Applications.

Vavken P, Ganal-Antonio AK, Quidde J, Shen FH, Chapman JR, Samartzis D.

Global Spine J. 2015 Aug;5(4):329-38.

Polymicrobial infections reduce the cure rate in prosthetic joint infections: outcome analysis with two-stage exchange and follow-up ≥two years.

Wimmer MD, Friedrich MJ, Randau TM, Ploeger MM, Schmolders J, Strauss AA, Hischebeth GT, Pennekamp PH, Vavken P, Gravius S.

Int Orthop. 2016 Jul;40(7):1367-73.


First 50 Pediatric and Adolescent Elbow Arthroscopies: Analysis of Indications and Complications.

Vavken P, Müller AM, Camathias C.

J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun;36(4):400-4.


Fundamentals of clinical outcomes assessment for spinal disorders: study designs, methodologies, and analyses.

Vavken P, Ganal-Antonio AK, Shen FH, Chapman JR, Samartzis D.

Global Spine J. 2015 Apr;5(2):156-64. d

Simulated activity but real trauma: a systematic review on Nintendo Wii injuries based on a case report of an acute anterior cruciate ligament rupture.

Müller SA, Vavken P, Pagenstert G.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Mar;94(12):e648. 

Long-term results and outcome predictors in one-stage hip reconstruction in children with cerebral palsy.

Rutz E, Vavken P, Camathias C, Haase C, Jünemann S, Brunner R.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Mar 18;97(6):500-6.

Complications and cancer rates in spine fusion with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2).

Vavken J, Mameghani A, Vavken P, Schaeren S.

Eur Spine J. 2016 Dec;25(12):3979-3989.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Reduces Retear Rates After Arthroscopic Repair of Small- and Medium-Sized Rotator Cuff Tears but Is Not Cost-Effective.

Vavken P, Sadoghi P, Palmer M, Rosso C, Mueller AM, Szoelloesy G, Valderrabano V.

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Dec;43(12):3071-6.

Patellar tendon shortening for flexed knee gait in spastic diplegia.

Sossai R, Vavken P, Brunner R, Camathias C, Graham HK, Rutz E.

Gait Posture. 2015 Feb;41(2):658-65.

Addition of autologous mesenchymal stem cells to whole blood for bioenhanced ACL repair has no benefit in the porcine model.

Proffen BL, Vavken P, Haslauer CM, Fleming BC, Harris CE, Machan JT, Murray MM.

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;43(2):320-30.

Effectiveness of the addition of Lidocaine to a hemostatic, bioresorbable putty in the treatment of iliac crest donor site pain.

Müller MA, Mehrkens A, Zürcher R, Vavken P, Valderrabano V.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014 Dec 8;15:415.

Benefit of intraoperative navigation on glenoid component positioning during total shoulder arthroplasty.

Sadoghi P, Vavken J, Leithner A, Vavken P.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2015 Jan;135(1):41-7.

Implant failure after biodegradable screw fixation in osteochondritis dissecans of the knee in skeletally immature patients.

Camathias C, Gögüs U, Hirschmann MT, Rutz E, Brunner R, Haeni D, Vavken P.

Arthroscopy. 2015 Mar;31(3):410-5.


[Association between Hindfoot Alignment and Localisation of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus].

Paul J, Hinterwimmer S, Vavken P, Wörtler K, Imhoff AB.

Z Orthop Unfall. 2014 Aug;152(4):389-92.

A systematic review of the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells for disc degeneration: insights and future directions for regenerative therapeutics.

Yim RL, Lee JT, Bow CH, Meij B, Leung V, Cheung KM, Vavken P, Samartzis D.

Stem Cells Dev. 2014 Nov 1;23(21):2553-67.


Changes of density distribution of the subchondral bone plate after supramalleolar osteotomy for valgus ankle osteoarthritis.

Egloff C, Paul J, Pagenstert G, Vavken P, Hintermann B, Valderrabano V, Müller-Gerbl M.

J Orthop Res. 2014 Oct;32(10):1356-61.

Meniscal suturing versus screw fixation for treatment of osteochondritis dissecans: clinical and magnetic resonance imaging results.

Camathias C, Hirschmann MT, Vavken P, Rutz E, Brunner R, Gaston MS.

Arthroscopy. 2014 Oct;30(10):1269-79.


Meta-analysis on biomechanical properties of meniscus repairs: are devices better than sutures?

M Buckland D, Sadoghi P, Wimmer MD, Vavken P, Pagenstert GI, Valderrabano V, Rosso C.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jan;23(1):83-9.

Increased platelet concentration does not improve functional graft healing in bio-enhanced ACL reconstruction.

Fleming BC, Proffen BL, Vavken P, Shalvoy MR, Machan JT, Murray MM.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Apr;23(4):1161-70.

Critical considerations regarding 'the state of the evidence' for interventions in children with cerebral palsy.

Rutz E, Döderlein L, Svehlik M, Vavken P, Gaston MS.

Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Apr;56(4):397-8.

Poor outcome at 7.5 years after Stanisavljevic quadriceps transposition for patello-femoral instability.

Camathias C, Rutz E, Götze M, Brunner R, Vavken P, Gaston MS.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Apr;134(4):473-8. 

Long-term biomechanical outcomes after Achilles tendon ruptures.

Rosso C, Buckland DM, Polzer C, Sadoghi P, Schuh R, Weisskopf L, Vavken P, Valderrabano V.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Mar;23(3):890-8. 

[Evidence-based treatment of combined rotator cuff and SLAP lesions].

Vavken P, Wimmer MD, Smirnov E, Quidde J, Speth B, Müller AM, Valderrabano V.

Z Orthop Unfall. 2013 Oct;151(5):513-9.

Immobilization in internal or external rotation does not change recurrence rates after traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation.

Vavken P, Sadoghi P, Quidde J, Lucas R, Delaney R, Mueller AM, Rosso C, Valderrabano V.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jan;23(1):13-9. 

Effectiveness of bracing in the treatment of nonosseous restriction of elbow mobility: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 studies.

Müller AM, Sadoghi P, Lucas R, Audige L, Delaney R, Klein M, Valderrabano V, Vavken P.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Aug;22(8):1146-52.

Treating patella instability in skeletally immature patients.

Vavken P, Wimmer MD, Camathias C, Quidde J, Valderrabano V, Pagenstert G.

Arthroscopy. 2013 Aug;29(8):1410-22. 

Surgical management of osteoarthritis.

Proffen B, Vavken P, Dorotka R.

Wien Med Wochenschr. 2013 May;163(9-10):243-50.

Effect of platelet-rich plasma on the biologic activity of the human rotator-cuff fibroblasts: A controlled in vitro study.

Sadoghi P, Lohberger B, Aigner B, Kaltenegger H, Friesenbichler J, Wolf M, Sununu T, Leithner A, Vavken P.

J Orthop Res. 2013 Aug;31(8):1249-53. 

Effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields on the bioactivity of human osteoarthritic chondrocytes.

Sadoghi P, Leithner A, Dorotka R, Vavken P.

Orthopedics. 2013 Mar;36(3):e360-5.

Musculoskeletal clinical and cost-effectiveness outcome study group.

Sadoghi P, Müller PE, Valderrabano V, Lidder S, Leithner A, Vavken P; Musculoskeletal Clinical and Cost-effectiveness Outcome Study Group..

Orthopedics. 2013 Mar;36(3):174.

Spacer usage in prosthetic joint infections does not influence infect resolution: retrospective analysis of 120 joints with two-stage exchange.Re: Clinical outcome and microbiological findings using antibiotic-loaded spacers in two-stage revision of prosthetic joint infections. Cabo J, Euba G, Saborido A, González-Panisello M, Domínguez MA, Agulló JL, Murillo O, Verdaguer R, Ariza J. Journal of Infection 2011 Jul, Volume: 63 Issue: 1 Pages: 23-31.

Wimmer MD, Vavken P, Pagenstert GI, Valderrabano V, Randau TM, Wirtz DC, Gravius S.

J Infect. 2013 Jul;67(1):82-4.

Substitutes of structural and non-structural autologous bone grafts in hindfoot arthrodeses and osteotomies: a systematic review.

Müller MA, Frank A, Briel M, Valderrabano V, Vavken P, Entezari V, Mehrkens A.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Feb 7;14:59.


Rates of radiolucency and loosening after total shoulder arthroplasty with pegged or keeled glenoid components.

Vavken P, Sadoghi P, von Keudell A, Rosso C, Valderrabano V, Müller AM.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Feb 6;95(3):215-21.

Long-term outcomes of muscle volume and Achilles tendon length after Achilles tendon ruptures.

Rosso C, Vavken P, Polzer C, Buckland DM, Studler U, Weisskopf L, Lottenbach M, Müller AM, Valderrabano V.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Jun;21(6):1369-77.

Effects of suture choice on biomechanics and physeal status after bioenhanced anterior cruciate ligament repair in skeletally immature patients: a large-animal study.

Vavken P, Proffen B, Peterson C, Fleming BC, Machan JT, Murray MM.

Arthroscopy. 2013 Jan;29(1):122-32.

The role of platelets in the treatment of Achilles tendon injuries.

Sadoghi P, Rosso C, Valderrabano V, Leithner A, Vavken P.

J Orthop Res. 2013 Jan;31(1):111-8.

Safety of intra-articular use of atelocollagen for enhanced tissue repair.

Magarian EM, Vavken P, Connolly SA, Mastrangelo AN, Murray MM.

Open Orthop J. 2012;6:231-8.


Tissue engineering approaches to degenerative disc disease--a meta-analysis of controlled animal trials.

Mehrkens A, Müller AM, Valderrabano V, Schären S, Vavken P.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2012 Nov;20(11):1316-25.

[Evidence-based therapy for cartilage lesions in the knee - regenerative treatment options].

Proffen B, von Keudell A, Vavken P.

Z Orthop Unfall. 2012 Jun;150(3):280-9.

Taurine chloramine induces apoptosis in human osteosarcoma cell lines.

Pilz M, Holinka J, Vavken P, Marian B, Krepler P.

J Orthop Res. 2012 Dec;30(12):2046-51.

Does increased health care spending afford better health care outcomes? Evidence from Austrian health care expenditure since the implementation of DRGs.

Vavken P, Pagenstert G, Grimm C, Dorotka R.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2012 Jun 6;142:w13589.


Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) enhances chondrogenic differentiation of ovine meniscocytes in a hyaluronic acid/polycaprolactone scaffold in vitro.

Koller U, Nehrer S, Vavken P, Kapeller B, Windhager R, Chiari C.

Int Orthop. 2012 Sep;36(9):1953-60.

Initial Achilles tendon repair strength--synthesized biomechanical data from 196 cadaver repairs.

Sadoghi P, Rosso C, Valderrabano V, Leithner A, Vavken P.

Int Orthop. 2012 Sep;36(9):1947-51.

Effectiveness of anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention training programs.

Sadoghi P, von Keudell A, Vavken P.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 May 2;94(9):769-76.

Sex-related outcome differences after implantation of low-contact-stress mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasty.

Kastner N, Gruber G, Aigner BA, Friesenbichler J, Pechmann M, Fürst F, Vavken P, Leithner A, Sadoghi P.

Int Orthop. 2012 Jul;36(7):1393-7.

Biomechanical outcomes after bioenhanced anterior cruciate ligament repair and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction are equal in a porcine model.

Vavken P, Fleming BC, Mastrangelo AN, Machan JT, Murray MM.

Arthroscopy. 2012 May;28(5):672-80.

Inorganic phosphate and FGF-23 predict outcome in stable systolic heart failure.

Plischke M, Neuhold S, Adlbrecht C, Bielesz B, Shayganfar S, Bieglmayer C, Szekeres T, Hörl WH, Strunk G, Vavken P, Pacher R, Hülsmann M.

Eur J Clin Invest. 2012 Jun;42(6):649-56.

Decellularization of bovine anterior cruciate ligament tissues minimizes immunogenic reactions to alpha-gal epitopes by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Yoshida R, Vavken P, Murray MM.

Knee. 2012 Oct;19(5):672-5.

The effect of platelet concentrates on graft maturation and graft-bone interface healing in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in human patients: a systematic review of controlled trials.

Vavken P, Sadoghi P, Murray MM.

Arthroscopy. 2011 Nov;27(11):1573-83.

Critical-size defect induces unicompartmental osteoarthritis in a stable ovine knee.

Schinhan M, Gruber M, Vavken P, Dorotka R, Samouh L, Chiari C, Gruebl-Barabas R, Nehrer S.

J Orthop Res. 2012 Feb;30(2):214-20.

Burden of musculoskeletal disease and its determination by urbanicity, socioeconomic status, age, and sex: Results from 14,507 subjects.

Vavken P, Dorotka R.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011 Nov;63(11):1558-64.

A reappraisal of current dosing strategies for intravenous fosfomycin in children and neonates.

Traunmüller F, Popovic M, Konz KH, Vavken P, Leithner A, Joukhadar C.

Clin Pharmacokinet. 2011 Aug;50(8):493-503.

Infraglenoidal scapular notching in reverse total shoulder replacement: a prospective series of 60 cases and systematic review of the literature.

Sadoghi P, Leithner A, Vavken P, Hölzer A, Hochreiter J, Weber G, Pietschmann MF, Müller PE.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 May 19;12:101.

Treating anterior cruciate ligament tears in skeletally immature patients.

Vavken P, Murray MM.

Arthroscopy. 2011 May;27(5):704-16.

Impact of previous rotator cuff repair on the outcome of reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Sadoghi P, Vavken P, Leithner A, Hochreiter J, Weber G, Pietschmann MF, Müller PE.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Oct;20(7):1138-46. 

Erythrocytes inhibit ligament fibroblast proliferation in a collagen scaffold.

Harrison SL, Vavken P, Murray MM.

J Orthop Res. 2011 Sep;29(9):1361-6. 

In Brief: cost-effectiveness analyses in orthopaedics.

Vavken P, Bianchi T.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Aug;469(8):2395-8.

Platelet activation by collagen provides sustained release of anabolic cytokines.

Harrison S, Vavken P, Kevy S, Jacobson M, Zurakowski D, Murray MM.

Am J Sports Med. 2011 Apr;39(4):729-34.

The prevalence and effect of publication bias in orthopaedic meta-analyses.

Vavken P, Dorotka R.

J Orthop Sci. 2011 Mar;16(2):238-44.

Modeling the "minimally invasive surgery effect" in total joint replacement.

Vavken P, Dorotka R.

Surg Innov. 2011 Sep;18(3):268-78. 


Reduced platelet concentration does not harm PRP effectiveness for ACL repair in a porcine in vivo model.

Mastrangelo AN, Vavken P, Fleming BC, Harrison SL, Murray MM.

J Orthop Res. 2011 Jul;29(7):1002-7.


VEGF receptor mRNA expression by ACL fibroblasts is associated with functional healing of the ACL.

Vavken P, Saad FA, Fleming BC, Murray MM.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Oct;19(10):1675-82.

Economic evaluation of NSAID and radiation to prevent heterotopic ossification after hip surgery.

Vavken P, Dorotka R.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Sep;131(9):1309-15.

The potential for primary repair of the ACL.

Vavken P, Murray MM.

Sports Med Arthrosc. 2011 Mar;19(1):44-9.


Rationale for and methods of superiority, noninferiority, or equivalence designs in orthopaedic, controlled trials.

Vavken P.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Sep;469(9):2645-53.


Human anterior cruciate ligament fibroblasts from immature patients have a stronger in vitro response to platelet concentrates than those from mature individuals.

Magarian EM, Vavken P, Murray MM.

Knee. 2011 Aug;18(4):247-51.


Effectiveness of autologous chondrocyte implantation in cartilage repair of the knee: a systematic review of controlled trials.

Vavken P, Samartzis D.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2010 Jun;18(6):857-63.

An in vitro model of biomaterial-augmented microfracture including chondrocyte-progenitor cell interaction.

Vavken P, Arrich F, Pilz M, Dorotka R.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010 May;130(5):711-6.

Age dependence of expression of growth factor receptors in porcine ACL fibroblasts.

Vavken P, Saad FA, Murray MM.

J Orthop Res. 2010 Aug;28(8):1107-12.

Translational studies in anterior cruciate ligament repair.

Vavken P, Murray MM.

Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 2010 Feb;16(1):5-11.


Immature animals have higher cellular density in the healing anterior cruciate ligament than adolescent or adult animals.

Mastrangelo AN, Haus BM, Vavken P, Palmer MP, Machan JT, Murray MM.

J Orthop Res. 2010 Aug;28(8):1100-6.


Fibrin concentration affects ACL fibroblast proliferation and collagen synthesis.

Vavken P, Joshi SM, Murray MM.

Knee. 2011 Jan;18(1):42-6.

The effect of skeletal maturity on the regenerative function of intrinsic ACL cells.

Mastrangelo AN, Magarian EM, Palmer MP, Vavken P, Murray MM.

J Orthop Res. 2010 May;28(5):644-51.

[Introduction to methods of economic modelling: a primer for orthopaedic surgeons and traumatologists].

Vavken P, Dorotka R.

Z Orthop Unfall. 2009 Jul-Aug;147(4):419-23.

A prospective cohort study on the effectiveness of 3500 IU versus 5000 IU bemiparin in the prophylaxis of postoperative thrombotic events in obese patients undergoing orthopedic surgery.

Vavken P, Lunzer A, Grohs JG.

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2009;121(13-14):454-8.

Prophylaxis of heterotopic ossification of the hip: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Vavken P, Castellani L, Sculco TP.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Dec;467(12):3283-9. 

TRITON-X is most effective among three decellularization agents for ACL tissue engineering.

Vavken P, Joshi S, Murray MM.

J Orthop Res. 2009 Dec;27(12):1612-8.


Effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Vavken P, Arrich F, Schuhfried O, Dorotka R.

J Rehabil Med. 2009 May;41(6):406-11.

The use of confidence intervals in reporting orthopaedic research findings.

Vavken P, Heinrich KM, Koppelhuber C, Rois S, Dorotka R.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Dec;467(12):3334-9.

A systematic review of conflicting meta-analyses in orthopaedic surgery.

Vavken P, Dorotka R.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Oct;467(10):2723-35.

Focused extracorporeal shock wave therapy in calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder: a meta-analysis.

Vavken P, Holinka J, Rompe JD, Dorotka R.

Sports Health. 2009 Mar;1(2):137-44.

[Outcomes after minimally invasive total knee replacement--a meta-analysis].

Vavken P, Gruber M, Dorotka R.

Z Orthop Unfall. 2008 Nov-Dec;146(6):768-72.

[Tissue engineering in orthopaedic surgery--clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of autologous chondrocyte transplantation].

Vavken P, Gruber M, Dorotka R.

Z Orthop Unfall. 2008 Jan-Feb;146(1):26-30.

[Clinical applicability of evidence-based orthopedics--a cross-sectional study of the quality of orthopedic evidence].

Vavken P, Culen G, Dorotka R.

Z Orthop Unfall. 2008 Jan-Feb;146(1):21-5.

Management of confounding in controlled orthopaedic trials: a cross-sectional study.

Vavken P, Culen G, Dorotka R.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Apr;466(4):985-9.

Sacral fractures after multi-segmental lumbosacral fusion: a series of four cases and systematic review of literature.

Vavken P, Krepler P.

Eur Spine J. 2008 Sep;17 Suppl 2:S285-90.

[Minimally invasive hip replacement--a meta-analysis].

Vavken P, Kotz R, Dorotka R.

Z Orthop Unfall. 2007 Mar-Apr;145(2):152-6. 

Behavior of human articular chondrocytes derived from nonarthritic and osteoarthritic cartilage in a collagen matrix.

Dorotka R, Bindreiter U, Vavken P, Nehrer S.

Tissue Eng. 2005 May-Jun;11(5-6):877-86.