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Wolfgang Schaden

Wolfgang Schaden is a specialist in trauma surgery and sports traumatology and was a senior physician at the AUVA’s Meidling Accident Hospital. Since 2013, he has been an adjunct professor in the LBI research group for extracorporeal shock waves. He founded the special outpatient clinic for shock wave therapy at the Meidling Accident Hospital and headed it until the end of 2015. From 2015, he held the position of Deputy Medical Director and thus shared responsibility for all AUVA medical facilities. Wolfgang has been retired since 2022, but continues to work for AUVA on an honorary basis as a scientific consultant. In 2022, he also took on the position of International Medical Director at SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technologies (TRT), a company in Georgia, USA. In this role, he is responsible for basic research (in close collaboration with LBI Trauma), clinical research worldwide and training.

Wolfgang is considered a pioneer in traumatology research on shock waves and their mode of action. He was instrumental in the first application of shockwaves in wound healing disorders at the UKH Meidling in 2003. His pioneering research also led to the founding and board membership of the European and later International Society for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ISMST). In addition, Wolfgang played an essential role as Senior Advisor to the Combat Wound Initiative, an international, multi-centre research project to evaluate shockwave therapy in war wounded patients.

During his career, Wolfgang has given more than 700 national and international lectures and published over 100 papers and book chapters in national and international journals and books.