Prof Dietrich Pape


Prof. Pape studied medicine in Mainz, Hannover and Boston. He trained at the German Universities of Bochum and Homburg as well at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
He completed a 1-year AOSSM-accredited clinical fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the Fowler-Kennedey-Clinic in London, Ontario. Diploma of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2002, Diploma of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2006 and of Special Orthopaedic Surgery in 2006 by the Medical Association of Saarland / Germany. 

He wrote his doctoral thesis on liver function tests in polytraumatized patient to predict multiple organ failure in 1994 and his professoral thesis (habilitation) on lower limb osteotomies for the treatment of medial compartment OA in 2009. Prof. Pape works as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg since April 2008. Since 2010, he is “Chef du Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique” of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 

His main areas of clinical activity are orthopaedic sports medicine, lower limb osteotomies as well as primary and revision knee, hip and shoulder arthroplasties. He was appointed extraordinary professor in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Saarland in 2014. Prof. Pape is co-director of the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory of the “Luxembourg Institute of Health” since 2009 and Co-founder of the cartilage net of the University of the Greater Region (UGR) since 2011..

Prof. Pape is advisory board member of the “World Arthrosis Organization” (Heidelberg). He is member of the advisory board as well as editorship of the orthopaedic journal “Der Orthopäde”, Springer Verlag since 2005. He holds the diploma for the management of public health organizations since 2000 (University of Kaiserslautern).

Research projects

His scientific work deals with joint preserving surgical techniques for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis as well as the diagnosis and treatment of osteonecrosis of the knee. 

He won several prestigious research prizes among them the “Michael-Jaeger-Preis” of the GOTS in 2009.

Dietrich Pape

MD - PhD

Professor of University of Sarrelan

Featured Publications

Applying ethical standards to guide shared decision-making with youth athletes.

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
May 16, 2018
2018 May. Br J Sports Med. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Ardern CL
  • Grindem H
  • Ekas GR
  • Seil R
  • McNamee M.

"I never made it to the pros..." Return to sport and becoming an elite athlete after pediatric and adolescent anterior cruciate ligament injury-Current evidence and future directions.

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
April 01, 2018
2018 Apr. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.26(4):1011-1018. Epub 2017 Nov 29.
  • Hamrin Senorski E
  • Seil R
  • Svantesson E
  • Feller JA
  • Webster KE
  • Engebretsen L
  • Spindler K
  • Siebold R
  • Karlsson J
  • Samuelsson K.
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