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Werner Lack, MD

Werner Lack, MD

Orthopaedic surgeon
Vienna, Austria

Dr. Lack was born in Vienna, Austria and received his formal medical training in Orthopedics at the University of Vienna.

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Dr. Lack went on to specialize in spine surgery, performing a fellowship in Bad Wildungen with Professor Klaus Zielke in 1984.  As part of the Austrian-Swiss-German Travelling Fellowship, he visited the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada during 1989, and had the opportunity to cooperate with leading surgeons, including Dr. Boachie-Adjei (New York City), Dr. Asher (Kansas City), Dr. Steffee (Cleveland), Drs. Kusslich and Stark (Minneapolis), Dr. Lorenz (Chicago) and Dr. Jesenski (Zurich).

From 1993 to1996, Dr. Lack served as the head of a spine team at the Clinic in Vienna.  Dr. Lack has performed spine surgery in various Viennese hospitals.  

Over the past 18 years, he has built significant experience with dynamic spine instrumentation.  Dr. Lack has also performed several “first-ever” spine procedures in Austria, such as pedicle subtraction osteotomy, axialLIF, XLIF, percutaneous facet screws, and the Diana-technique in arthrodesis of the SI-joint.

Dr. Lack is a Member of European Spine Society, North American Spine Society, and the German Society of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He has undergone theoretical training on the TOPS™ System at a Premia Spine-sponsored training symposium and gained practical experience by participating in a TOPS procedure as a visiting clinician.

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