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Chair of Orthopaedics

BLAŽ MAVČIČ, MD, Associate Professor

University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Medicine
Chair of Orthopaedics
Zaloška 9, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 522 4177
Fax: +386 1 522 2474
E-mail: <blaz.mavcic[at]>


2009 Specialist of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana
2007 Doctor of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana
2001 Medical Doctor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana
1995 International Baccalaureate, Gimnazija Bezigrad Ljubljana

International Experience
2015 Visiting Assistant Professor, Medizinische Universität Graz, Graz (Austria)
2010 COA-Bitenc Travelling Fellowship, Toronto/Montreal (Canada)
2007 EFORT Travelling Fellowship, Lisboa/Coimbra/Porto (Portugal)
2004 Visiting trainee, Universitetssykehus Haukeland, Bergen (Norway)
1999 Visiting student at Horst Schmidt Klinikum, Wiesbaden (Germany)
1994 Practice of computer engineering, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto (USA)
1994 Participant, 35th Mathematical Olympiad in Hong Kong (China)

Employment and Positions
2017-now  Member of the Senate, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana
2017-now  Head of the B Unit, Dept Orthopaedic Surgery, UMC Ljubljana
2016-now  Associate Professor, Chair of Orthopaedics, University of Ljubljana
2013-2017 Member of the Supervisory Board, URI Soča, Ljubljana
2009-now  Specialist of Orthopaedic Surgery, UMC Ljubljana
2003-2009 Trainee of Orthopaedic Surgery, UMC Ljubljana
2003-2006 Junior Researcher, University of Ljubljana
2002-2003 Interim Doctor, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Professional Fields of Interest

  • Endoprosthetics of large joints
  • Bone tumors
  • Orthopaedic outpatient clinic for children

English, German, Spanish, Croatian, Slovenian


  • Medical Chamber of Slovenia
  • Slovenian Orthopaedic Society, Slovenian Medical Association
  • EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology)
  • EMSOS (European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society)
  • Associate Editor / Editorial Board of the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (indexed in Medline)

Selected bibliography of articles published in SCI
(see also Complete bibliographyCitations and PubMed)

1. Keršič M, Dolinar D, Antolič V, Mavčič B.
Shear force in the femoral neck affects clinical outcome of total hip arthroplasty. Acta Orthop Belgica. 84 (2018) XXX-XXX.   [PDF]   IF ≈ 0.542

2. Mavčič B, Saraph V, Gilg MM, Bergovec M, Brecelj J, Leithner A.
Comparison of three surgical treatment options for unicameral bone cysts in humerus. J Pediatr Orthop B. 27 (2018) XXX-XXX.   [PDF]   IF ≈ 0.610

3. Brumat P, Pompe B, Antolič V, Mavčič B.
The impact of canal flare index on leg length discrepancy after total hip arthroplasty. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 138 (2018) 123-129.   [PDF]   IF ≈ 1.967

4. Brulc U, Antolič V, Mavčič B.
Risk factors for unsuccessful acetabular press-fit fixation at primary total hip arthroplasty. Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research. 103 (2017) 993-997.  [PDF]   IF = 1.413

5. Bedenčič K, Kavčič M, Mihalič R, Mavčič B, Dolenc J, Bajc Z, Trebše R.
Does preoperative antimicrobial prophylaxis influence the diagnostic potential of periprosthetic tissues in hip or knee infections? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 474 (2016) 258-64.  [PDF]   IF = 3.897

6. Mavčič B.
Geometric analysis of indications for minimally invasive distal metatarsal osteotomy in treatment of hallux valgus. J Orthop Surg Res. 10 (2015) 163, 1-7.  [PDF]   IF = 1.215

7. Šervicl-Kuchler D, Maldini B, Košak R, Mavčič B, Novak-Jankovič V.
The influence of postoperative epidural analgesia on postoperative pain and stress response after major spine surgery--a randomized controlled double blind study. Acta Clin Croat. 53 (2014) 176-83.  [PDF]   IF = 0.342

8. Kocjančič B, Moličnik A, Antolič V, Mavčič B, Kralj-Iglič V, Vengust R.
Unfavorable hip stress distribution after Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome: A 25-year follow-up of 135 hips. J Orthop Res. 32 (2014) 8-16.  [PDF]   IF = 2.986

9. Keršič M, Dolinar D, Antolič V, Mavčič B.
The impact of leg-length discrepancy on clinical outcome of total hip arthroplasty: Comparison of four measurement methods. J Arthroplasty. 29 (2014) 137-41.  [PDF]   IF = 2.666

10. Mavčič B, Antolič V.
Optimal mechanical environment of the healing bone fracture/osteotomy. Int Orthop. 36 (2012) 689-95.  [PDF]   IF = 2.319

11. Zupanc O, Krizančič M, Daniel M, Mavčič B, Antolič V. Iglič A, Kralj-Iglič V.
Shear stress in epiphyseal growth plate is a risk factor for slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 28 (2008) 444-51.  [PDF]   IF = 1.569

12. Mavčič B, Iglič A, Kralj-Iglič V, Brand RA, Vengust R.
Cumulative hip contact stress predicts osteoarthritis in DDH. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 466 (2008) 884-91.  [PDF]   IF = 1.893

13. Kristan A, Mavčič B, Cimerman M, Iglič A, Kralj-Iglič V, Daniel M.
Acetabular loading in active abduction. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 15 (2007) 252-7.  [PDF]   IF = 2.489

14. Pompe B, Antolič V, Mavčič B, Iglič A, Kralj-Iglič V.
Hip joint contact stress as an additional parameter for determining hip dysplasia in adults: Comparison with Severin's classification. Med Sci Monit. 13 (2007) CR215-219.  [PDF]   IF = 1.607

15. Tomšič N, Babnik B, Lombardo D, Mavčič B, Iglič A, Kralj-Iglič V.
Shape and size of giant unilamellar phospholipid vesicles containing cardiolipin. J Chem Inf Mod. 45 (2005) 1676-1679.  [PDF]   IF = 2.923

16. Kralj M, Mavčič B, Antolič V, Iglič A, Kralj-Iglič V.
The Bernese periacetabular osteotomy: clinical, radiographic and biomechanical 7-15 year follow-up in 26 hips. Acta Orthop. 76 (2005) 833-840.  [PDF]   IF = 1.157

17. Mavčič B, Slivnik T, Antolič V, Iglič A, Kralj-Iglič V. 
High contact hip stress is related to the development of hip pathology with increasing age. Clin Biomech. 19 (2004) 939-943.  [PDF]   IF = 1.250

18. Mavčič B, Babnik B, Iglič A, Kandušer M, Slivnik T, Kralj-Iglič V.
Shape transformations of giant phospholipid vesicles at high concentrations of C12E8. Bioelectrochemistry. 63 (2004) 183-187.  [PDF]   IF = 2.261

19. Mavčič B, Pompe B, Antolič V, Daniel M, Iglič A, Kralj-Iglič V.
Mathematical estimation of stress distribution in normal and dysplastic human hips. J Orthop Res. 20 (2002) 1025-1030.  [PDF]   IF = 1.846

20. Mavčič B, Antolič V, Iglič A, Kralj-Iglič V.
Sphericity of the femoral head on anterior-posterior radiographs of dysplastic hips. Cell Mol Biol Lett. 7 (2002) 132-133.  [PDF]   IF = 0.651

21. Pompe B, Antolič V, Iglič A, Jaklič A, Kralj-Iglič V, Mavčič B.
How should dysplastic human hips be evaluated? Cell Mol Biol Lett. 7 (2002) 144-146.  [PDF]   IF = 0.651

22. Ipavec M, Brand R.A, Pedersen D.R, Mavčič B, Kralj-Iglič V, Iglič A.
Mathematical modelling of stress in the hip during gait. J Biomechanics. 32 (1999) 1229-1235.  [PDF]   +  Erratum  [PDF]   IF = 1.536

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