Mr Matija Krkovic MD PhD

Matija Krkovic is a senior Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon working at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  After completing higher specialist training in General and Orthopaedic Trauma surgery in 2001, Matija has undertaken several sub-specialist fellowships in Germany and Switzerland learning from world-leading surgeons. Thereafter, Matija completed his PhD at the University Medical Centre of Ljubljana in 2006 investigating ‘Electrophysiological monitoring of the ulnar nerve during osteosynthesis of distal humerus fractures’.

Matija has been working as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon in the NHS since 2007, most recently at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, which is part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is actively involved in research within Orthopaedics, and is responsible for training the next generation of surgeons.


His expertise is in treating patients who have experienced trauma to the lower extremities, in particular:

  • Osseointegration after limb amputation
  • Complex orthopaedic injuries
  • Post-traumatic complications in the lower leg
  • Limb and joint reconstructions
  • Knee replacement (knee arthroplasty)

Having treated thousands of patients who have experienced limb trauma he is a globally recognised expert within the field. He has been involved in developing new surgical techniques in treating patients with infected wounds. One technique in particular has been audited by leading institutions and found to have a 100% success rate - the results of the study has been published in the Annals of Royal College of Surgeons in England (2013).


Alongside clinical work, he works closely with Personal and Catastrophic injury and Negligence solicitors to prepare medico-legal and negligence reports.

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Patient (Addenbrooke's Hospital)

Mr Krkovic is a very talented surgeon. He is naturally approachable always taking the time to explain everything, the good, bad and the ugly. He demonstrates genuine concern with both myself as the patient and my wife. I am certain that without Mr Krkovic's expertise my outcome would have been very different and cannot thank him enough. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing his skills.

Patient (Addenbrooke's Hospital)

Mr Krkovic took on my case of serious multiple smashed and compound breaks of tibia and fibula when I was told it had to be removed, after some incredible surgery he managed to save my leg and not only save it but I got back to the peak of my motorcycle racing sport. After another serious injury to my ankle and femur Mr Krkovic yet again saved my leg. He gave care above and beyond any expectations and kept me informed with all procedures.