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Trpimir Vrdoljak, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Vrdoljak is a fellowship - trained specialist in sports medicine, arthroscopy, biological implants as well as in total joint replacement of the hip and knee. He finished Medical School in Zagreb in 1998. After internship, until 2007, he was working as a physician in the Sports Clinic of the Zagreb Sports Association. Dr. Vrdoljak completed his residency in orthopedics at the Clinical Hospital “Holly Spirit” in Zagreb, in 2012. During residency program, dr. Vrdoljak was working in Switzerland as an EFORT’s fellow. Constantly, during specialization and later, as an orthopedic surgeon, he attended trainee courses of the highest category, perfecting his surgical techniques and skills.

Between 2005 and 2014, dr. Vrdoljak was a lecturer at the Football Academy of the Croatian Football Association for two courses: Functional anatomy and Injuries of the musculoskeletal system. During a medical career, he was working with the top athletes in terms of prevention and treatment of acute and chronic injuries. Dr. Vrdoljak is the physician of the Croatian national athletic team, both, male and female as well as of the Croatian national volleyball team. In 2012 and 2013, he was Marcos Baghdatis personal physician at the ATP tour and he was also personal physician to many other professional and amateur athletes.

The expertise of dr. Trpimir Vrdoljak, a specialist in orthopedics, stands out in the special procedure he performs in our hospital - EDA (efficient direct anterior) total hip replacement, i.e. the installation of artificial joints of both hips in one act with a direct anterior approach, for which he was trained in Belgium. This routine procedure for patients who are candidates for total hip arthroplasty is characterized by a minimally invasive approach, without the need to cut the muscles, which significantly speeds up the recovery process.

Dr. Vrdoljak is dedicated to surgery treatment, including arthroscopic procedures on the hip, shoulder and knee, as well as conservative treatment of acute and chronic injuries of the locomotor system, and is a pioneer in the application of PRP therapy for the treatment of muscle and joint injuries in Croatia.

Dr. Vrdoljak joined St. Caherine Specialty Hospital in April 2016.

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