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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Spine disorders
  • Traumatology
  • Orthopedics
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Critical trauma
  • Hand and foot surgery
  • Sports orthopedics
  • Purulent diseases of bones and joints

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

1990 – 1993 — Medicine, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf/Germany
1993 – 1996 — Medicine, Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn/Germany
1995 – 1996 — Practical year: Department of Orhtopedic Surgery, Taunton, England; Clinic for Cardiology, University Bonn; Clinic for Traumatology, University Bonn
1996 — Final State Exam; Approbation and Thesis
1997 – 1998 — JHO Clinic for Trauma Surgery, University Bonn
1998 – 2003 — SHO / Assistent Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery, University Bonn
2003 – 2005 — Consultant Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery, University Bonn
2005 – 2007 — Senior Consultant and Vice Chairman Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery University of Düsseldorf
2007 — Director of the Clinic for Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma and Hand surgery, Helios Klinikum Krefeld
since 2015 — Head of the Helios "Orthopedics" specialist group

Academic activities

  • attends national and international (USA, France, Switzerland, Austria) professional conventions, conferences and workshops on a regular basis, both to learn from others and share his experience.
  • authored 108 research papers, 54 of them published in authoritative international journals.
  • Teaching assignments

    Adjunct professor at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

    Teaching assignment at RWTH Aachen University (students in their practical year


  • Evaluation of Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee With a 3-Tesla Magnet
  • Therapy of isolated arthritis in the patellofemoral joint
  • Flexion contracture in haemophilic knee arthropathy —10-year follow-up after hamstring release and dorsal capsulotomy

Extra information

  • 23 years of clinical experience in trauma and orthopedics. His main focus is on partial and total knee replacement.
  • The center, headed by professor Kraft, an acclaimed orthopedist and endoprosthetic specialist, treats all musculoskeletal diseases and performs more than 1,000 spine surgeries and over 400 knee and hip replacements every year.
  • Clinic's staff firmly believes that their job goes way beyond patient’s discharge. After discharge, both patients and physicians continue to work together to reach the next equally important milestone, i. e. successful rehabilitation. The Fast-Track system developed by Helios Krefeld orthopedists is the gold standard of high-quality rehabilitation throughout Germany.


  • German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU)
  • German Society for Spine Surgery (DGW)
  • International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS)
  • German Association of Chief Orthopaedists (VLO)
  • Endoprosthetics Work Group (AE)
  • Osteosynthesis Work Group
  • German Osteology Society
  • Professor, Traumatology and Orthopedics, Friedrich Wilhelm University, Bonn

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