Assist. Prof. Rihard Trebše MD PhD, obtained his medical education at Medical University in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1993. He defended his Ph.D. thesis at Medical University in Ljubljana under the mentorship of Prof V. Smrkolj. In 2014 has been elected as Assistant Professor for Orthopaedics at Medical University in Ljubljana. Since 2012 he works as a Head of Service for Bone Infections at Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital, Slovenia.
Rihard Trebše is also a deputy director of Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital. Between 2012 and 2015 he was the president of Slovenian Orthopedic Society, since 2009 he is a national delegate from Slovenia in European Hip Society, and since 2014 he is a national delegate from Slovenia in EFORT. His surgical expertise covers: bone infection surgeries, revision and primary hip and knee arthroplasty, osteotomies around the hip and open elbow surgeries.
Assist. Prof. Rihard Trebše, MD, PhD is a renowned scientist with various research interests. His most important research field has been the treatment of prosthetic joint infections but he was also involved in hip tribology and artificial joint survivorship studies. He is involved in design of new revision implants for acetabular reconstruction. Another focus of his work is the development and evaluation of computer aided surgical techniques for joint replacement and bone osteotomies of hip and knee joint. Since late nineties his main contribution has been in implementation of CAD – CAM technologies in orthopaedic surgeries particularly in precision osteotomy cuts and socket navigation in hip replacement. He has also been investigating the importance of synovial cytology, the role of synovial interleukin, and the significance of molecular methods in diagnosing PJI.