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Dr. med. Alexander Irenberger

Medical specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology
Medical specialist in shoulder surgery

Dr. Irenberger was born in South Tirol and is now a senior physician in the Zams Hospital in Austria. Since 2013 he also works as a shoulder specialist at the Dolomiti Sportclinic.

“Be patient, everything is difficult before it starts getting easy.”



  • Born on 9th of January 1976
  • Medical studies at the Leopold - Franzens - University of Innsbruck
  • 2002 Approbation of the dissertation with the topic "Supracondylar upper arm fracture in the adult" and doctorate of the entire healing customer
  • 2002 - 2008 Assistant doctor at the Univ. Department of Trauma Surgery and Sports Traumatology, Innsbruck, under Prof. Dr. M. Blauth with emphasis on shoulder surgery and knee surgery
  • Since 2008 he has been a senior physician in accident surgery and sports traumatology in the St. Vinzenz Hospital in Zams (Austria - Tyrol) and head of the shoulder balm
  • Since 2010 Instructor / Referee and Center for Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery for Smith & Nephew
  • Since 2011, senior post-doctoral surgeon KH Zams
  • Since 2013 member of the expert team for LIMA Corporate (shoulder endoprosthetics)
  • Since 2013 he is part of the medical team at the Dolomiti Sportclinic


  • Treatment of large posttraumatic tibial bone defects using the Ilizarov method: a subjective outcome assessment. Krappinger D, Irenberger A, Zegg M, Huber B. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013 Mar 5
  • Elastic stable intramedullary nailing is best for mid-shaft clavicular fractures without comminution: results in 60 patients. Smekal V, Irenberger A, Attal RE, Oberladstaetter J, Krappinger D, Kralinger F.. Injury. 2011 Apr;42(4):324-9. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2010.02.033. Epub 2010 Apr 14.
  • Elastic stable intramedullary nailing versus nonoperative treatment of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures-a randomized, controlled, clinical trial. Smekal V, Irenberger A, Struve P, Wambacher M, Krappinger D, Kralinger FS. J Orthop Trauma. 2009 Feb;23(2):106-12. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318190cf88
  • Length determination in midshaft clavicle fractures: validation of measurement. Smekal V, Deml C, Irenberger A, Niederwanger C, Lutz M, Blauth M, Krappinger D.. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 Aug;22(7):458-62. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318178d97d.
  • Comparison of open versus percutaneous treatment for humeral head fracture. Kralinger F, Irenberger A, Lechner C, Wambacher M, Golser K, Sperner G.. Unfallchirurg. 2006 May;109(5):406-10. German.

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