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

ESSKA partners and the IOC join forces to improve children ACL treatment.

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
March 05, 2018
2018 Mar. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.
  • Seil R
  • Theisen D
  • Moksnes H
  • Engebretsen L.

Pediatric ACL injuries: Treatment and challenges. In ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book: 18th ESSKA Congress, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2018. (Book Chapter)

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
February 20, 2018
2018 Feb. Kerkhoffs GMMJ, Haddad F, Hirschmann MT, Karlsson J and Seil R, eds. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2018. p.241-259. ISBN 978-3-662-56126-3; 978-3-662-56127-0.
  • Janssen R
  • Lind M
  • Engebretsen L
  • Moksnes H
  • Seil R
  • Faunø P
  • Murray M.
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