Tadija Petrović, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Tadija Petrović, born in 1983 in Split, Croatia, is a specialist in orthopedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system. He is married and the father of three children. After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb, he completed his internship at the Sveti Duh Hospital in Zagreb. Since 2011, he has been employed at the Clinic for Traumatology, University Hospital "Sestre milosrdnice" in Zagreb. His areas of interest are all large joints (shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle), with special emphasis on the upper extremities. He specialized in the treatment of sports injuries, endoprosthetic joint replacement and the treatment of fractures in such joints. He is lecturer at the University Libertas- Zagreb, where he teaches Orthopedics and Traumatology.
In 2014, as part of a team led by prof. Kolundžić, he was among the first in the world to successfully perform one of the most complex and innovative surgical procedures in the field of orthopedics - the installation of 3D pelvic implants in a patient who had sarcoma of the intestinal bone.
During 2014 and 2015, he spent 8 months at the Clinic for Orthopedics and Traumatology of the University Hospital "Inselspital" in Bern, Switzerland, where, under the guidance of prof. Siebenrock and prof. Zumstein acquired further expertise in the treatment of injuries and arthrosis in the shoulder and elbow area. During this fellowship, he independently performed 150 arthroscopic and open operations on the above-mentioned joints.
Between 2016 and 2020, he continued to specialize attending international courses at the highest level: in the field of knee endoprosthetics (Stolzalpe, Austria - Prof. Hofmann), sports traumatology (Ankara, Turkey), elbow injuries and arthrosis (Basel, Switzerland and Madrid, Spain)
In 2020, he trained at private hospitals "Orthopadie Sonnenhof" and "Engeriedspital" in Bern, Switzerland, where he worked as a surgeon in the team of prof. Zumstein, one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of shoulder, elbow and sports injuries. During his stay, he successfully performed over 400 operations in this area.
He has published several scientific papers in domestic and international scientific journals. In addition, he is a reviewer for some of the most influential orthopedic journals: JSES (Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery), BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and AOTS (Archives of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery). He is about to defend his doctoral thesis in the field of autologous cartilage cultivation in a perfusion bioreactor. As a guest lecturer, he has given several lectures at national and international congresses. In addition, he co-won the award for the best scientific work at the most prestigious European congress EFORT 2018, in Barcelona
Since 2010, he has been the team physician at the Cibona-Zagreb basketball club, the official physician of the Wrestling and Boxing National Teams, where he had the opportunity to work with some of our most successful athletes (NBA STARS: Bojan Bogdanović, Dario Šarić, Ivica Zubac WRESTLERS: Žugaj, Etlinger and BOXERS: Babić, Milun, Pijetraj)
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Croatian Orthopedic Society, a member of the Eastern Europe Board of SECEC (European umbrella organization for shoulder and elbow surgery), a member of ESSKE (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy)
He joined the St. Catherine Specialty Hospital in February 2021.
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I have only a positive experience with St. Catherine Hospital - stress-free and very calm, which was the most important thing for me personally. The medical staff is very kind a...
I have only a positive experience with St. Catherine Hospital - stress-free and very calm, which was the most important thing for me personally. The medical staff is very kind and I can say that they were always one step ahead of me, because they provided me with everything I needed, even before I asked or called them. The service is at a high level, and everything I was interested in was explained to me in detail. I really have words of praise for every employee of St. Catherine, from my operator Tadija Petrović, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeon, through the rest of the medical staff who took care of me the whole time, all the way to the physical therapy team. Absolutely every person in St. Catherine, from the time I arrived to the time I left the hospital, treated me as a human being, not just a number or an object, which you can rarely experience anywhere else. Therefore, the most sincere recommendations for St. Catherine Specialty Hospital.
The patient underwent minimally invasive shoulder surgery (Shoulder Arthroscopy) - rotator cuff reconstruction, subpectoral tenodesis of the long head of the biceps, treatment of the acromioclavicular joint and subacromial decompression. The procedure was performed by Tadija Petrović, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeon.
In the photo with Ivan Šemnički, bacc. med. techn.
"I heard all the best about St. Catherine Specialty Hospital and I'm absolutely satisfied. Dr. Petrović approach is very professional, explained everthing in detail and he did a brilliant job – I'm more than satisfied. I have just only one word for the physical rehabilitation team – outstanding. I'm fully recovered after short time due to top treatment from doctor and therapist."
The patient underwent Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery. The procedure was performed by Tadija Petrović, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeon.