GOTS Logo AltGOTS was founded in 1986 by orthopaedic surgeons from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Due to the rapidly growing number of members, GOTS is now one of the largest and most important association of sport orthopaedic surgeons, second only to the „American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine“ (AOSSM).

GOTS views sports medicine as a holistic, dialog oriented medicineand tries to unite common interests of the different specialities orthopaedic surgery, trauma surgery, biomechanics, physiotherapy, physical therapy and sports sciences.

The self-image of GOTS and the activities are characterised by the strong links between research and sport medical praxis, interdisciplinary events and cooperation with international institutes, while integrating industry partners. GOTS maintained an intensive dialog with the public, athletes, trainers and sports associations.

GOTS Presidents since 1986

  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Hess
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Rosemeyer
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Steinbrück
  • PD Dr. Martin Engelhardt
  • Prof Dr. Dieter Kohn
    2006 - 2008
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Schmitt
    2008 - 2012
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. V. Valderrabano
    seit 2012 

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GOTS Geschäftsstelle
Gebäude 14 Bachstraße 18, 07743 Jena (DE)