Dr. Jesper Fritz

Dr. Jesper Fritz

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Jesper Fritz (MD, PhD) is a Swedish Orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in soft tissue knee injuries, such as ligament injuries (ACL, PCL etc.), meniscal injuries and patellofemoral instabilities.

After completing his primary medical degree at prestigious Lund University, Sweden he continued his orthopeadic training at New Somerset Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and finished at Skane University hospital in Sweden.

As a former professional pole vaulter with merits from World championships and Olympic Games (Beijing 2008) his name is well known in Scandinavia and his continued interest in sports is reflected in both his practice where he has been treating top athletes in the Sports department of Skane University hospital, Sweden and his extensive research regarding the effects of physical activity in children.

His clinical expertise is in knee ligament reconstruction and revision, meniscal surgery and patellofemoral instabilities.

Education and training:

  • Bachelor of medicine, Lund University, Sweden
  • Doctor of medicine, Lund University, Sweden
  • PhD, Lund University, Sweden
  • Internship orthopedic department, Skane University Hospital, Sweden
  • Orthopaedic residency program, Skane University Hospital, Sweden
  • Visiting orthopedic fellow, New Somerset Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Visiting research fellow, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Certificate of added qualification:

  • Certified by the Board of Orthopedic surgery, Sweden

Key positions:

  • Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports department, Skane University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden
  • Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Skane University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden
  • Visiting Knee Surgeon, Ortho Center Skåne, Sweden
  • Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon, International Knee and Joint Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Presenter and awards:

  • Dr. Fritz has been invited presenter worldwide including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, European College of Sports Science, Swedish Orthopedic Association etc…
  • Awarded best thesis by the Swedish Orthopaedic Association in 2017
  • Awarded plenary poster by the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research in 2014
  • Awarded best presentation by the Swedish Orthopaedic Association in 2014

Research and articles:

  • A 5-year exercise program in children improves muscle strength without affecting fracture risk. Fritz J, Coster ME, Stenevi-Lundgren S, et al. European journal of applied physiology 2016;116:707-15.
  • The associations of physical activity with fracture risk-a 7-year prospective controlled intervention study in 3534 children. Fritz J, Coster ME, Nilsson JA, Rosengren BE, Dencker M, Karlsson MK. Osteoporosis international 2016;27:915-22.
  • A seven-year physical activity intervention for children increased gains in bone mass and muscle strength. Fritz J, Rosengren BE, Dencker M, Karlsson C, Karlsson MK. Acta paediatrica 2016;105:1216-24.
  • Influence of a School-based Physical Activity Intervention on Cortical Bone Mass Distribution: A 7-year Intervention Study. Fritz J, Duckham RL, Rantalainen T, Rosengren BE, Karlsson MK, Daly RM. Calcified tissue international 2016;99:443-53.
  • How does a physical activity programme in elementary school affect fracture risk? A prospective controlled intervention study in Malmo, Sweden. Coster ME, Fritz J, Nilsson JA, et al. BMJ open 2017;7:e012513.
  • Extended physical education in children aged 6-15 years was associated with improved academic achievement in boys. Coster ME, Fritz J, Karlsson C, Rosengren BE, Karlsson MK. Acta paediatrica 2018.
  • Daily School Physical Activity Improves the Academic School Performance in Boys but not in Girls – a Nine-Year Nationwide Prospective Controlled Intervention Study. Fritz J, Coster ME, Rosengren BE, Karlsson C, Karlsson MK. Sports (Basel). 2020 Jun; 8(6): 83.
Hazza Bin Zayed Street
Intersection with Fatima Bint Mubarak Street
Opposite Burjeel Hospital
PO Box 46705, Abu Dhabi, UAE



  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • BMI Healthcare
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)