Ulrich Spiegl


Affiliation: Steadman Phillippon Research Institute
Location: Vail, USA
07-01-2004 – 05-31-2006: Medical Assistant BG Traumacenter Murnau, Germany -> Spine Surgery
06-01-2006 – 06-30-2007: Medical Assistant Spital Davos, Switzerland -> Sport Medicine
08-01-2007 – 07-31-2009: Medical Assistant BG Traumacenter, Murnau -> Infectious/Reconstructive Surgery/Intensive Care
08-01-2009 – 01-31-2010: Medical Assistant Endogap Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany -> Knee/Hip-Arthroplasty
02-01-2010 – 10-31-2010: Medical Assistant BG Traumacenter Murnau -> Sport Medicine
11-01-2010 – 04-31-2011: Fellow Spital Davos -> Sport Medicine
05-01-2012 – 12-15-2012: Fellow, Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Leipzig, Germany -> Spine Surgery
01-01-2013 - up to date: International Research Fellow Steadman Phillippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorade, USA -> Shoulder Research


  1. Gonschorek O, Spiegl U, Weiss T, Pätzold R, Hauck S, Buhren V. [Reconstruction after spinal fractures in the thoracolumbar region]. Unfallchirurg. 2011;114:26-34 pubmed publisher
    ..It has become more important over the last two decades for anterior reconstruction after trauma and posttraumatic malalignment of the thoracolumbar spine...
  2. Spiegl U, Pätzold R, Friederichs J, Militz M, Buhren V. [Risk factors for failed cleansing following periprosthetic delayed hip prosthesis infection]. Orthopade. 2012;41:459-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, a different treatment concept should be used for polymorbid patients with resistant pathogen infections. ..
  3. Spiegl U, Hauck S, Merkel P, Buhren V, Gonschorek O. [Long-term results of kyphoplasty with additive dorsal instrumentation of incomplete burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine in the elderly]. Z Orthop Unfall. 2012;150:579-82 pubmed publisher
    ..The PCS and MCS scores are comparable to a norm group of the same age. The correction loss exceeded the operative reduction marginally but turned out to be slightly lower compared to that of an isolated kyphoplasty. ..
  4. Spiegl U, Hauck S, Merkel P, Buhren V, Gonschorek O. 6-Year follow-up of ventral monosegmental spondylodesis of incomplete burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine using three cortical iliac crest bone grafts. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2012;132:1473-80 pubmed
    ..A further improvement of consolidation can be expected after dorsal implant removal. But the surgical approach to the iliac crest is accompanied with a relevant complication rate. ..
  5. Josten C, Schmidt C, Spiegl U. [Osteoporotic vertebral body fractures of the thoracolumbar spine. Diagnostics and therapeutic strategies]. Chirurg. 2012;83:866-74 pubmed publisher
    ..A great deal of experience is needed for revision surgery. In such cases reconstructive, multi-segmental techniques might be necessary and the instrumentation should surpass the apex of kyphosis. ..
  6. Spiegl U, Beisse R, Hauck S, Grillhösl A, Buhren V. Value of MRI imaging prior to a kyphoplasty for osteoporotic insufficiency fractures. Eur Spine J. 2009;18:1287-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Preoperative MRI helped to generate the correct surgical strategy, by demonstrating the correct location of injury and by detecting concomitant diseases. ..
  7. Spiegl U, Friederichs J, Pätzold R, Militz M, Josten C, Buhren V. Risk factors for failed two-stage procedure after chronic posttraumatic periprosthetic hip infections. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013;133:421-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, different treatment strategies are required for a defined subgroup of patients. ..
  8. Josten C, Jarvers J, Glasmacher S, Heyde C, Spiegl U. Anterior transarticular atlantoaxial screw fixation in combination with dens screw fixation for type II odontoid fractures with associated atlanto-odontoid osteoarthritis. Eur Spine J. 2016;25:2210-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Double-screw dens fixation seems to reduce the complication rate. ..
  9. Spiegl U, Jarvers J, Heyde C, Josten C. Osteoporotic vertebral body fractures of the thoracolumbar spine: indications and techniques of a 360°-stabilization. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2017;43:27-33 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, individually adapted antiosteoporotic therapy is essential. ..

Detail Information


  1. Spiegl U, Josten C, Devitt B, Heyde C. Incomplete burst fractures of the thoracolumbar spine: a review of literature. Eur Spine J. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, an incorporation of the intervertebral disc pathology into the existing classification systems would be a valuable prognostic factor. ..