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Andrea Meurer

Andrea Meurer

Andrea Meurer

Professor and Director, Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery
+49 (0)69 6705 225 (Office)
Friedrichsheim Hospital gGmbH
Marienburgstr. 2
60528 Frankfurt/Main



Professor Andrea M. Meurer is a clinician-scientist and heads the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University's Friedrichsheim Hospital in Frankfurt. She has appointments in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Research Department.

A native of the West German Rhineland area, Professor Meurer was born in Mayen and attended High School in Trier before enrolling in medical school at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz in 1985. After receiving her medical degree in 1992 she began her residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Hospital in Mainz.

In 1997 she completed her orthopaedic residency training and stayed on in Mainz as a Consultant and later in 2005 became assistant medical director. In 2008 Professor Meurer was appointed head of the Vulpius-Hospital in Bad Rappenau and then in 2009 became Chief Surgeon and Head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University's Friedrichsheim Hospital in Frankfurt. 

Throughout her career Professor Meurer has conducted research in a variety of areas including joint replacement, tumor surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, spine surgery, tissue engineering and gait analysis. She has contributed to the scientific and clinical literature in all these fields having authored over 60 journal articles and book chapters. Besides her research activities she has also shown a great commitment to the education of medical students and residents. In the past years she has lectured extensively on a multitude of topics in the field of orthopaedics.

Her surgical interests involve complex pediatric procedures (triple osteotomy, Ganz osteotomy, scoliosis correction a.o.). She also specializes in surgical treatment of joints in patients with arthritis including joint replacement surgery and complex revisions. She has expertise in arthroscopic knee reconstruction (including meniscus transplantation, cartilage resurfacing, microfracturing), treatment of shoulder instability and rotator cuff tendon repair as well as reconstruction following tumor resection and complex deformities.

She is a member of numerous prestigious academic orthopaedic societies such as the German Society for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, the Societe International de Chirurgie Orthopedicque et Traumatologie and the Spine Society. She is part of the executive board of the Society for Pediatric Orthopaedics of the German Speaking Countries.





Medical Studies: 1985 - 1992 Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
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Doctoral Thesis: 1992 Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
„CT guided staging of gastrointestinal tumors“

Professional Career


Residency: 1992 – 1996 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Johannes Gutenberg University Clinic, Mainz
  1996 Department of Trauma Surgery
Johannes Gutenberg University Clinic, Mainz
  1997 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Johannes Gutenberg University Clinic, Mainz
Positions: 1997 Appointment as a Consultant
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Johannes Gutenberg University Clinic, Mainz
  2005 Appointment as the Assistant Medical Director
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Johannes Gutenberg University Clinic, Mainz
  2008 Head of Surgery and Head of Department
Vulpiusclinic, Bad Rappenau
  2009 Head of Surgery and Head of Department
Orthopedic University Clinic Frankfurt,
PhD: 1999 Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
„Investigation on normal and pathological gait with dynamic electromyography and goniometry.“
Achievements: 1997 Consultant for Orthopaedic Surgery
  2001 Advanced training “Rheumatology”
  2004 Advanced training “Special orthopaedic surgery”
  2005 Advanced training “Osteology DVO”
  2006 Advanced training “Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery”
  2007 Consultant for Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedic Surger

Research Awards


2000 Outstanding paper award
10th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
2002 Konrad Biesalski-Price
„Electromyography and Goniometry of the human gait“
2005 DIGEST Price
“Repetitive low-energy shock wave application without local anesthesia is more efficient than repetitive low-energy shock wave application with local anesthesia in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis.”



The following are selected publications.

  • Hofmann A., Ritz U., Hessmann MH,., Schmidt C., Tresch A., Rompe JD., Meurer A., Rommens PM. Cell viability, osteoblast differentiation and gene expression are altered in human osteoblasts from hyper unions. Bone (2008)
  • Meurer A., Bodem F., Heine J. Ensemble averaging and multiple statistical testing of EMG activities of cyclically repeated body motions: A tool for muscle function analysis inexperimental and clinical orthopedics. Biomed Technik (2003)
  • Bodem F., Antonutto G., Zamparo P., Meurer A., Heine J., di Prampero P. Effects of a 21 days spaceflight on the mechanical performance and electromyographical power spectrum of the leg muscles. Biomedizinische Technik (1998)
  • Schwitalle, M., Eysel, P., Meurer, A. Different radiological approaches to preoperative estimation of implant stability in vertebral bodies. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (1998)
  • Meurer A., Eckardt A., v. Recklinghausen P. Die Indikation zur perikapsulären Iliumosteotomie nach Pemberton. Orthopädische  Praxis (1994)