Elmar Herbst is currently working at the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital of Muenster, Germany. Before moving to Muenster he did his training sports medicine at the Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the Technical University Munich, Germany (Prof. Andreas B. Imhoff).
He completed his PhD in musculoskeletal sciences at the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria and did a research fellowship focusing on the anterolateral complex of the knee and the influence of the posterior tibial slope and meniscus tears on knee kinematics at the University of Pittsburgh, USA with Prof. Freddie H. Fu and Prof. Volker Musahl.
His main scientific interests are on rotatory knee instability, knee anatomy, knee biomechanics and kinematics with special emphasis on lower limb alignment represented in several related publications. His research became awarded during various national and international conferences. Most recently, his publication on the timing of ACL reconstruction won the KSSTA-Jón Karlsson Young Researcher Award in Clinical.
Mr. Herbst is Deputy Chair of the Research Committee of the AGA – Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, member of the Under 45 Committee of ESSKA, public relations committees of the DKG – German Knee Society, and the scientific committee of ISAKOS – International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine as well as the ACL study group.
Mr. Herbst joined the ESSKA in 2014 and was awarded KSSTA reviewer of the year in 2017. Since 2018 Mr. Herbst was Web-Editor of KSSTA.
Mr. Herbst has no industry connection nor conflicts of interest to disclose.