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Priv.Doz. Dr.

Thomas Nau

Research interests:

Ligament regeneration, bone and interphase regeneration, animal models, posttraumatic arthritis

Selected publications:

Comparison of nanoparticular hydroxyapatite pastes of different particle content and size in a novel scapula defect model.
Hruschka V, Tangl S, Ryabenkova Y, Heimel P, Barnewitz D, Möbus G, Keibl C, Ferguson J, Quadros P, Miller C, Goodchild R, Austin W, Redl H, Nau T.
Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 24;7:43425. doi: 10.1038/srep43425.

A Novel Silk Fiber-Based Scaffold for Regeneration of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Histological Results From a Study in Sheep.
Teuschl A, Heimel P, Nürnberger S, van Griensven M, Redl H, Nau T.
Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jun;44(6):1547-57. doi: 10.1177/0363546516631954. Epub 2016 Mar 8.

Regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament: Current strategies in tissue engineering.
Nau T, Teuschl A.
World J Orthop. 2015 Jan 18;6(1):127-36. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i1.127. eCollection 2015 Jan 18. Review.

The role of microRNAs in cellular senescence and age-related conditions of cartilage and bone.
Weilner S, Grillari-Voglauer R, Redl H, Grillari J, Nau T.
Acta Orthop. 2015 Feb;86(1):92-9. doi: 10.3109/17453674.2014.957079. Epub 2014 Sep 1. Review.

Evaluation of fibrin-based gene-activated matrices for BMP2/7 plasmid codelivery in a rat nonunion model.
Kaipel M, Schützenberger S, Hofmann AT, Ferguson J, Nau T, Redl H, Feichtinger GA.
Int Orthop. 2014 Dec;38(12):2607-13. doi: 10.1007/s00264-014-2499-3. Epub 2014 Sep 6.

Sonoporation increases therapeutic efficacy of inducible and constitutive BMP2/7 in vivo gene delivery.
Feichtinger GA, Hofmann AT, Slezak P, Schuetzenberger S, Kaipel M, Schwartz E, Neef A, Nomikou N, Nau T, van Griensven M, McHale AP, Redl H.
Hum Gene Ther Methods. 2014 Feb;25(1):57-71. doi: 10.1089/hgtb.2013.113. Epub 2013 Nov 27.

Non-union site debridement increased the efficacy of rhBMP-2 in a rodent model.
Schützenberger S, Kaipel M, Schultz A, Nau T, Redl H, Hausner T.
Injury. 2014 Aug;45(8):1165-70. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2014.05.004. Epub 2014 May 17.

Biomechanical evaluation of augmented and nonaugmented primary repair of the anterior cruciate ligament: an in vivo animal study.
Seitz H, Pichl W, Matzi V, Nau T.
Int Orthop. 2013 Nov;37(11):2305-11. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-2098-8. Epub 2013 Sep 18.

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Current positions:

2016-       Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Trauma and Sports Medicine
American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E.

2013-         Adjunct Professor, Senior Researcher, Clinical Leader
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Vienna, Austria

Previous positions:

2009-2016  Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon
Private Hospital Rudolfinerhaus, Private Hospital Doeblingm, Praxis Medimpuls,
IMSART – Institute of Musculoskeletal Analysis Research and Therapy
Vienna, Austria

2009-2016  Attending Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon
Sports Surgery Ischgl, Austria
Sanatorium Dr Schenk GesmbH

2006-2009  Director of Trauma, Consultant Trauma Surgeon
The St George Hospital, NSW,Sydney,Australia

2006-2009  Area Director of Trauma Services
South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service
NSW, Sydney, Australia

2006-2009  Clinical Associate Professor
Graduate School of Medicine
University of Wollongong, Australia

2006-2009 Visiting Professor
Injury Risk Management Research Center
University of New South Wales, Australia

2005-2006 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
North West Regional Hospital Burnie, Australia

2003-2005 Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon
Medical University of Vienna, Department of Trauma Surgery
Vienna, Austria


2003-2004 Trauma Fellowship
Department of Trauma Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

2002-2002 Trauma Fellowship
Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2000-2001 Fellowship in Knee and Sports Medicine
Laboratory of Imaging and Orthopaedics, Centre de recherche du CHUM – Campus Notre-Dame, University of Montréal, Canada

1997-2003 Trauma Surgery Program
University of Vienna Medical School,Vienna, Austria

1994-1997 Internship and Training in General Medicine
Provincial Hospital of Friesach, Austria
Provincial Hospital of Villach, Austria