Goetz Welsch, MD



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Dr. Goetz Welsch is Associate Professor at the University of Erlangen, Germany. He is a German board-certified orthopaedic and trauma surgeon whose subspecialty is knee surgery and sports medicine. Over the last 10 years, his clinical and scientific focus has been regenerative cartilage therapy including different techniques of cartilage repair procedures as well as novel approaches in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Additionally, Dr. Welsch is a well known musculoskeletal imaging expert working in close collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.


He has been involved in several studies mainly concerning advanced MRI technologies in imaging of cartilage repair. Together with Professor Siegfried Trattnig he has published many studies about the MOCART score and recently the 3D MOCART score. Furthermore, he works intensively on biochemical cartilage imaging techniques such as T2 mapping, dGEMRIC, T1rho, Diffusion-Weighted Imaging and Magnetization Transfer. Especially within the field of quantitative T2 mapping, Dr. Welsch published many papers and is one of the most active researchers world-wide.
Dr. Welsch authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and about 20 book chapters and review articles in the field of MRI of cartilage repair. He leads grants of the German and the Austrian Research Society and works together with various international groups in the field of cartilage imaging. In the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) he is a co-chair of the imaging group. Dr. Welsch lectures regularly at scientific and medical congresses around the world.n RA. 

2010 - present

2010 - present

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