About Me

Education

  • 2000-2006 Medical University of Vienna
  • 2006-2007 Orthopedic outpatient clinic at the Military Hospital Vienna, and orthopedic training practice
  • 2007 Training in general surgery with emphasis on hand surgery and nerve repair with Prof. Dr. H. Millesi (Wr. Privatklinik)
  • 2008-2009 Training in orthopedic surgery at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna
  • 2009-2013 Training in orthopedic surgery with emphasis on pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Orthopedic Hospital Vienna-Speising
  • 2014 Fellowship at the Boston Children´s Hospital, USA (Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program)
  • Guest visits in various renowned pediatric orthopedic clinics (e.g. Münster, Geneva, St. Petersburg)
  • DFP-Diploma (Austrian Medical Chamber)
  • EPOS Diploma (European Pediatric Orthopedic Society)
  • Certified Hand Surgeon (Austrian Medical Chamber)

 

Work Experience

  • May 2016: Promotion to Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery (Medical University Vienna)
  • Since 2013: Attending surgeon at the Pediatric Orthopedic Department of the Orthopedic Hospital Vienna-Speising
  • Clinical focus: Pediatric orthopedics and surgery of the hand and upper limb
  • Pediatric hand and upper limb, and pediatric sports-medicine outpatient consultant at the Orthopedic Hospital Vienna-Speising

 

Further Medical Occupations

  • Teaching obligations at the Medical University of Vienna
  • Frequent school-age screenings in Vienna
  • Peer-reviewing for several international orthopedic journals
  • Editorial Board Member “Medicine” (IF 2.133) and “International Journal of Bone and Rheumatology Research”

 

Awards and Fellowships

  • Travel fellowship of the German-speaking Pediatric Orthopedic Society (VKO) 2013
  • “Theodor-Billroth” Scientific Award of the Austrian Medical Board 2013
  • Scientific Award of the German-speaking Pediatric Orthopedic Society (VKO) 2016
  • OMI Visiting Professorship (American Austrian Foundation) 2016
  • EPOS Traveling Fellowship 2017

 

Memberships

  • Austrian Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (ÖGO)
  • Austrian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ÖGH)
  • German-speaking Pediatric Orthopedic Society (VKO)
  • German Foot and Ankle Society (D.A.F.)
  • European Pediatric Orthopedic Society (EPOS)
  • European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS)
  • Science of Variation Study Group

 

Private

  • Born in Vienna
  • Married, father of a son

 

Publications

 

Alrabai HM, Farr A, Bettelheim D, Weber M, Farr S. Prenatal diagnosis of congenital upper limb differences: a current concept review. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Nov 22:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Farr S, Kranzl A, Hahne J, Ganger R. Rotational gait patterns in children and adolescents following tension band plating of idiopathic genua valgaJ Orthop Res. 2016 Sep 12. doi: 10.1002/jor.23434. [Epub ahead of print]

Farr S, Mindler G, Ganger R, Girsch W. Bone lengthening in the pediatric upper extremity. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep 7;98(17):1490-503. Review.

Farr S, Alrabai HM, Meizer E, Ganger R, Radler C. Rebound of Frontal Plane Malalignment After Tension Band PlatingJ Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Alrabai HM, Farr S, Girsch W. Triphalangeal Thumb Reduction Osteotomy Through a Versatile Spiral ApproachTech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2016 Jun;20(2):54-60.

Farr S, Rois J, Ganger R, Girsch W. Reconstruction for Elbow Instability Caused by Congenital Aplasia of the Ulnar Coronoid Process – A Case Report. Acta Orthop. 2016 Feb;87(1):85-6.

Farr S, Girsch W. The Hand and Wrist in Juvenile Rheumatoid ArthritisJ Hand Surg Am. 2015 Nov;40(11):2289-92.

Farr S, Girsch W. Reply to comments on Farr et al.: “Clinical experience with arthroscopically-assisted repair of peripheral triangular fibrocartilage complex tears in adolescents-technique and results”Int Orthop. 2015 Oct;39(10):2089-90.

Farr S, Zechmann U, Ganger R, Girsch W. Clinical Experience with Arthroscopically Assisted Repair of Peripheral Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears in Adolescents – Technique and ResultsInt Orthop. 2015 Aug;39(8):1571-7.

Farr S, Kalish LA, Bae DS, Waters PM. Radiographic Criteria for Undergoing an Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy in Madelung Deformity: A Long-Term Experience from a Single InstitutionJ Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Apr-May;36(3):310-5.

Farr S, Bae DS. Inter- and Intrarater Reliability of Ulna Variance versus Lunate Subsidence Measurements in Madelung DeformityJ Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jan;40(1):62-66.e1.

Kaipel M, Schützenberger S, Farr S, Gergely I, Vlcek A, Kainberger F, Boszotta H, Pretterklieber M. Reliability of radiographic landmarks in medial patello-femoral ligament reconstruction in relation to the anatomical femoral torsionInt Orthop. 2015 Mar;39(3):423-8.

Kaipel M, Grabowiecki P, Sinz K, Farr S, Sinz G. Migration characteristics and early clinical results of the NANOS® short-stem hip arthroplasty. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2015 May;127(9-10):375-8.

Zenz W, Klobassa DS, Sonnleitner A, Binder A, Sellner A, Sperl M, Wintergerst U, Huemer C, Ausserer B, Stelzl W, Kaulfersch W, Grigorow I, Biebl A, Wimmer A, Ortner D, Emhofer J, Birnbacher R, Mostafa G, Ihm U, Keck B, Farr S, Jaros Z, Zaunschirm HA, Weingarten C, Glennie L, Van Leeuwen E, Levin M. [Genetic research in Austrian children. Balancing act between milestones in medicine and millstones in bureaucracy]Monatsschr Kinderheilkd. 2014 Dec;162(12):1110-16. German.

Farr S, Ganger R, Grill F. [Congenital tibial hemimelia]Orthopade. 2014 Nov;43(11):1016-21. German.

Farr S, Kranzl A, Pablik E, Kaipel M, Ganger R. Functional and Radiographic Consideration of Lower Limb Malalignment in Children and Adolescents With Idiopathic Genu ValgumJ Orthop Res. 2014 Oct;32(10):1362-70. 

Farr S, Grill F, Ganger R, Girsch W. Open Open Surgery Versus Nonoperative Treatments for Paediatric Trigger Thumb: a Systematic ReviewJ Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2014 Sep;39(7):719-26.

Farr S, Ganger R, Girsch W. Vascularized bone transfer for treatment of advanced stage juvenile lunatomalacia: A preliminary report of 2 casesJ Pediatr Orthop B. 2014 May;23(3):282-4.

Farr S, Huyer D, Sadoghi P, Kaipel M, Grill F, Ganger R. Prevalence of Osteoarthritis and Clinical Results after Elmslie-Trillat Procedure: A retrospective long-term follow-upInt Orthop. 2014 Jan;38(1):61-6.

Kaipel M, Prenner A, Bachl S, Farr S, Sinz G. Migration characteristics and early clinical results of a novel finned pressfit acetabular cupWien Klin Wochenschr. 2014 Apr;126(7-8):208-11.

Al Kaissi A, Farr S, Ganger R, Klaushofer K, Grill F. Windswept lower limb deformities in patients with hypophosphataemic ricketsSwiss Med Wkly. 2013 Dec 6; 143:w13904. 

Farr S, Ganger R, Girsch W. A unique case of temporary epiphysiodesis in an adolescent patient with ulnocarpal impaction syndromeJ Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Nov;38(9):1003-4.

Kaissi AA, Farr S, Ganger R, Hofstaetter JG, Klaushofer K, Grill F. Treatment of varus deformities of the lower limbs in patients with achondroplasia and hypochondroplasiaOpen Orthop J. 2013 Mar;7(3):33-9.

Farr S, Grill F. [Growth prognosis and surgical options for adolescents with tall stature]Monatsschr Kinderheilkd. 2012 Apr;160(4):387-92. German.

Farr S, Petje G, Sadoghi P, Ganger R, Grill F, Girsch W. Radiographic Early to Midterm Results of Distraction Osteogenesis in Radial Longitudinal DeficiencyJ Hand Surg Am. 2012 Nov;37(11): 2313-19.

Farr S, Grill F, Ganger R, Graf A, Girsch W. Pathomorphologic Findings of Wrist Arthroscopy in Children and Adolescents With Chronic Wrist PainArthroscopy. 2012 Nov;28(11):1634-43.

Farr S, Grill F, Girsch W. Wrist arthroscopy in children and adolescents: a single surgeon experience of thirty-four casesInt Orthop. 2012 Jun;36(6):1215-20.

Farr S, Sevelda F, Mader P, Graf A, Petje G, Sabeti-Aschraf M. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in calcifying tendinitis of the shoulderKnee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Dec;19(12):2085-89.

Farr S, Grill F, Müller D. [When is the optimal time for hip ultrasound screening?]Orthopade. 2008 Jun;37(6):532, 534-6, 538-40. German.

 

Presentations (Extract)

 

Ulnocarpale Beschwerden und Madelung’sche Deformität bei Jugendlichen. 50. Symposium der DAH, Zürich. 9/2009

Der Pollex flexus congenitus und kindliche Tumoren der Hand. 47. Jahrestagung der ÖGKJ, Graz. 10/2009

Ergebnisse der offenen Reposition bei der Behandlung der Hüftluxation in den ersten Lebensjahren. 47. Jahrestagung der ÖGKJ, Graz. 10/2009

Hüftendoprothetik im jungen Erwachsenenalter als Folge von Hüfterkrankungen im Säuglings- und Kindesalter. 47. Jahrestagung der ÖGKJ, Graz. 10/2009

Correction of Angular Deformities of the Lower Extremity with 8-plate – A Retrospective Analysis. 8th CEOC Meeting, Pécs. 6/2010

Developmental Dislocation of the Hip: Comparison of Early Treatment versus Late Open Reduction and Pelvic Osteotomy. 8th CEOC Meeting, Pécs. 6/2010

The neurogenic Flatfoot – Functional results after surgery. 8th CEOC Meeting, Pécs. 6/2010

Multiple Hereditäre Exostosenerkrankung. 48. Jahrestagung der ÖGKJ, Linz. 10/2010

Wachstumsprognostik und operative Therapiemöglichkeiten im Kniegelenksbereich bei Hochwuchs. ÖGO-Jahrestagung, Linz. 9/2011

Achskorrektur bei idiopathischen Genua vara oder valga – Arthroseprävention oder nur kosmetischer Eingriff? ÖGO-Symposium, Salzburg. 3/2012

Guided Growth in Children with Skeletal Dysplasias. 3rd Int. Workshop on Growth Plate Research, Wien. 7/2012

Pathomorphologic Findings of Wrist Arthroscopy in Children and Adolescents With Chronic Wrist Pain. AAOS Annual Meeting, Chicago. 3/2013

Wrist Arthroscopy in Children and Adolescents. 7th Alpine Workshop on Malformation of the Upper Extremity and Hand, Obergurgl. 4/2013

Distraction Osteogenesis in Radial Longitudinal Deficiency. 7th Alpine Workshop on Malformation of the Upper Extremity and Hand, Obergurgl. 4/2013

A unique case of temporary epiphysiodesis in an adolescent patient with ulnocarpal impaction syndrome. 7th Alpine Workshop on Malformation of the Upper Extremity and Hand, Obergurgl. 4/2013

Das schmerzhafte Handgelenk im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Kongresstage Orthopädie der Vinzenz-Gruppe, Wien. 11/2013

Rezidive nach Korrektur von Achsfehlstellungen mittels temporärer Hemiepiphysiodese. 28. Jahrestagung der Vereinigung für Kinderorthopädie, Bonn. 3/2014

Radiologische Ergebnisse nach Unterarm-Verlängerungen bei Radiusdysplasie. 55. Symposium der DAH, Bad Ischl. 5/2014

Fehlbildungen der Hand. ÖGO-Ausbildungsseminar Kinderorthopädie, Wien. 11/2014

Akute und chronische Knochen- und Gelenksinfektionen. ÖGO-Ausbildungsseminar Kinderorthopädie, Wien. 11/2014

Is there a role for conservative treatment in pediatric trigger thumb? A systematic review. 34. EPOS Meeting, Marseille. 4/2015

Radiographic Criteria for Undergoing an Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy in Madelung Deformity: A Long-Term Experience from a Single Institution. 34. EPOS Meeting, Marseille. 4/2015

Radiographic Criteria for Undergoing an Ulnar Shortening Osteotomy in Madelung Deformity: A Long-Term Experience from a Single Institution. World Symposium on Congenital Malformations of the Hand and Upper Limb, Rotterdam. 5/2015

Mit ECF erwachsen werden – Was ist zu erwarten? Deutscher Kongress für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Berlin. 10/2015

Angeborene Fehlbildungen (M. Madelung, Radioulnare Synostose, Radiusköpfchenluxation, Radiusaplasie) – Muss man alles operieren? Deutscher Kongress für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Berlin. 10/2015

Prävalenz von Gonarthrose nach Elmslie-Trillat-Verfahren bei rezidivierender Patellaluxation: Eine Langzeit-Nachuntersuchung. ÖGO – Jahrestagung, Wien. 10/2015

Dynamische Kniegelenksbelastung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Genua valga: Ergebnisse nach operativer Achskorrektur. 30. Jahrestagung der Vereinigung für Kinderorthopädie, München. 3/2016

Rettungseingriffe am kindlichen Handgelenk bei fortgeschrittenem Morbus Kienböck. ÖGH-Frühjahrsklausurtagung, Graz. 3/2016

Dynamic Knee Joint Loading in Children and Adolescents with Idiopathic Genua Valga: The Results Following Surgical Correction of Axial Malalignment. 35. EPOS Meeting, Rom. 4/2016

Prenatal Development and Classification of Hand and Upper Limb Malformations. OMI Satellite Symposium, St. Petersburg. 9/2016

The Painful Pediatric Wrist. OMI Satellite Symposium, St. Petersburg. 9/2016