Thomas Patt

Since his first steps in his career into orthopedics in the mountains of St. Moritz, Switzerland, Tom is fascinated by this small, but cruciate ligament, which has a size of just a bit more than 1 inch (about 2,5 – 3cm).

Tom Patt was trained in Switzerland and The Netherlands, with Dr AU Urfer (St Moritz, CH), Dr P Burkart (Luzern, CH), Professor W Mueller, Prof N. Friederich (Basel, CH), Prof. RK Marti (Amsterdam, NL) & dr. Marcel Driessen (Delft, NL).

After heading a private clinic in Delft / The Netherlands for 9 years, he is now working as a consultant at bergmanclinics, Rotterdam / The Netherlands.  Tom’s professional interests are sports knee surgery, and he has specialised in mainly arthroscopic knee interventions.

Since 2010, his other real orthopaedic passion has been prevention of knee lesions in children and adolescents. In this context he is vice president of ESMA/ESSKA (2022-24) and leads the workgroup for prevention, the GUARDIANS of the ACL (a subgroup of the ACL study group), as well as being member of other European organisations such as the German Knee Society, GOTS, AGA, etc.
The ESMA/ESSKA risk reducing program “prevention for all” was developed by him in collaboration with Dr. Henrique Jones / Portugal.

Tom is often invited to speak at national and international meetings, in 2023 i.e.: Kaunas/Litouwen, London/UK, Estepona/Spain, Barcelona/Spain, Gdansk/Poland, Wroclaw/Poland, Warsaw/Poland, Essen/Germany, Faro/Portugal, Chennai / India and Utrecht / The Netherlands.
An acl rupture is a life changing event, especially in the young ones & we should do everything to prevent this from happening at all.