Dr. med. Marco Keller

Research Topic: Patient specific treatment in hand surgery

Background and Research Interest

Marco Keller is a consultant hand surgeon who currently works at the Kantonsspital Baselland. He finished his studies in medicine at the University of Zürich. After completing his hand surgery training in different countries, he obtained his European Board of Hand Surgery (FESSH) Diploma in 2019.

His current research projects focus on patient-specific treatment in hand surgery. Some topics of on-going research projects are the application of 3D-Printing in operative and non-operative treatment of hand injuries, visualization of joint kinematics with 4D computed tomography, the investigation of carpo-metacarpal arthritis of the thumb, the automated analysis of wrist fractures, the relation of implant-associated low-grade infections with wrist arthrofibrosis and the implementation of artificial intelligence in hand surgery.

The aim of Marco Keller is to not only highlight the feasibility of the mentioned new technologies, but to prove their significance with high quality clinical trials. With a strong adherence to his clinical work, he knows that innovations will only be successful if they can be implemented in the – often stressful – daily routine of a hand surgery department. With their research, Marco Keller, his fellow researchers and industrial partners aim to critically test the use of new technologies in hand surgery, combine them into holistic solutions and exhibit true, measurable advantages for patients and their doctors.


Portrait Marco Keller

Dr. med. Marco Keller

Rheinstrasse 26
4410 Liestal, Switzerland

Keller M, Arora R, Schmiedle G, Kastenberger T. Therapie des Morbus Dupuytren mit Kollagenase Clostridium histolyticum [Treatment of Dupuytren's disease with collagenase Clostridium histolyticum]. Orthopade. 2017 Apr;46(4):321-327. German. doi: 10.1007/s00132-017-3386-6. PMID: 28138723.

Kaiser P, Keller M, Dörler J, Schmidle G. Wide-awake-Technik in der Handchirurgie anhand von Anwendungsbeispielen [Wide awake hand surgery based on application examples]. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2018 Jun;30(3):195-209. German. doi: 10.1007/s00064-018-0544-x. Epub 2018 Apr 20. PMID: 29679123.

Biondi M, Keller M, Merenghi L, Gabl M, Lauri G. Hook Plate for Volar Rim Fractures of the Distal Radius: Review of the First 23 Cases and Focus on Dorsal Radiocarpal Dislocation. J Wrist Surg. 2019 Apr;8(2):93-99. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1667306. Epub 2018 Aug 7. PMID: 30941246; PMCID: PMC6443400.

Kastenberger T, Kaiser P, Keller M, Schmidle G, Gabl M, Arora R. Clinical and radiological midterm outcome after treatment of pilonoidal fracture dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint with a parabolic dynamic external fixator. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2020 Jan;140(1):43-50. doi: 10.1007/s00402-019-03275-8. Epub 2019 Sep 5. PMID: 31486856; PMCID: PMC6942001.

Rohit A, Peter A, Paul A, Anja B, Christian D, Renate D, Stefan G, Dietmar H, Johannes J, Peter K, Marco K, Martin L, Maximilian N, Christoph P, Gernot S, Gerald S, Tobias S, Matthias W, Armin Z, Markus G. Prospective observation of Clostridium histolyticum collagenase for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease in 788 patients: the Austrian register. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2019 Sep;139(9):1315-1321. doi: 10.1007/s00402-019-03226-3. Epub 2019 Jul 17. PMID: 31317303; PMCID: PMC6689902.

Keller M, Kastenberger T, Anoar AF, Kaiser P, Schmidle G, Gabl M, Arora R. Clinical and radiological results of the vascularized medial femoral condyle graft for scaphoid non-union. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2020 Jun;140(6):835-842. doi: 10.1007/s00402-020-03386-7. Epub 2020 Mar 2. PMID: 32124031; PMCID: PMC7244456.

Keller M, Gübeli A, Honigmann P. Endoprothetik an der Hand und am Handgelenk [Implant Arthroplasty in the Hand and Wrist]. Ther Umsch. 2020;77(10):517-528. German. doi: 10.1024/0040-5930/a001224. PMID: 33272048.

Keller M, Guebeli A, Thieringer F, Honigmann P. In-hospital professional production of patient-specific 3D-printed devices for hand and wrist rehabilitation. Hand Surg Rehabil. 2021 Apr;40(2):126-133. doi: 10.1016/j.hansur.2020.10.016. Epub 2020 Dec 10. PMID: 33309787.

Keller M, Gübeli A, Honigmann P. Übersicht über die Endoprothetik an den Fingergrund- und Mittelgelenken [Implant arthroplasty in the metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal finger joints]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2021 Feb;53(1):40-46. German. doi: 10.1055/a-1268-8190. Epub 2020 Dec 14. PMID: 33316829.

Guebeli A, Honigmann P, Mertz K, Willi N, Claas GJ, Keller M. A Rare Case of Cutaneous Trichophyton verrucosum of the Forearm in a 51-Year-Old Cattle Farmer. J Hand Surg Am. 2021 Dec;46(12):1128.e1-1128.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2020.12.007. Epub 2021 Feb 10. PMID: 33581912.

Keller M, Guebeli A, Thieringer F, Honigmann P. Overview of In-Hospital 3D Printing and Practical Applications in Hand Surgery. Biomed Res Int. 2021 Mar 26;2021:4650245. doi: 10.1155/2021/4650245. PMID: 33855068; PMCID: PMC8019389.

M. Keller, A. Guebeli, K. Mertz, P. Honigmann. Interdigital pilonidal sinus (hairdresser’s disease) in a female dog groomer with HIV-infection: case report and systematic review of literature. (in Revision process)


Book chapters

R. Arora, K. Simon, M. Keller, M. Blauth. 3.4. Elbow. AO Trauma – Osteoporotic Fracture Care – Medical and Surgical Management (2018)