Andreas Herbert Alois Kurth, MD, Professor

Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgeon

Date of birth
October 5, 1962, Bad Homburg/Germany

Address:
Fachkrankenhaus Ratingen
Rosenstraße 2
40882 Ratingen
Germany
phone: 49 (0)2102/206 281; fax +49 (0)2102/206 282
e-mail: Opens window for sending emailakurth(at)clinic.de
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Academic appointments

1992–1993 Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dep. Orthopaedic Surgery
University Hospital Frankfurt
1994 Thesis Defense and Dr. med.
(Thesis: Computer Assisted Analysis of the Kinematics of the Upper Ankle Joint)
1993–1995 Residency in General Surgery and Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Frankfurt
1995–1997 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for Orthopaedic Surgery at the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA
1997–2000 Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dep. Orthopaedic Surgery
University Hospital Frankfurt
1998 Certified Participant of the study program "Clinical Evaluation" (equivalent to Master of Clinical Epidemiology)
2000 Board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
2000 Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
since 2000 Consultant for Orthopaedic Oncology, Hemophilic Surgery, Knee/Hip Reconstruction, and Metabolic Bone Disease at the Dep. Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Frankfurt
2001 Vinia legendi for Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt (Thesis: "Development of an animal model for bone metasetasis and its use for the evaluation of an antiresorptive treatment")
2001–2009 Coordinator "Interdisciplinary Center for Osteology" at the University Hospital Frankfurt
2002–2007 Leading Consultant at the Dep. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Frankfurt
2007–2009 Commissarial Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Frankfurt
2009–2012 Professor for Orthopaedic Surgery, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2012 Orthopaedicum Mainz/Germany
2013– Medical Director Hospital for special Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology, Ratingen


Other professional activities

2003–2009

National Coordinator for the International Osteoporotic Fracture Campaign

2003–2009 Member of the European Bone Quality Club
2003– Member German Osteoporosis Guideline Commission
2003– Board member DVO ("Dachverband Osteologie e.V.")



Selected recent publications:

Kurth AA, Kim S-Z, Sedlmeyer I et al. Treatment with Ibandronate preserves bone in experimental tumor-induced bone loss. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br] 2000; 82-B:126-130.

Kurth AA, Wang C, Hayes WC, Shea M. The evaluation of a rat model for the analysis of densitometric and biomechanical properties of tumor induced osteolysis. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2001; 19: 200-205.

Kurth, AA, Müller R. The effect of an osteolytic tumor on the three-dimensional trabecular bone morphology in an animal model. Skeletal Radiology 2001, 30: 94-98.

Kurth AA, Kim SZ, Sedlmeyer I et al. Ibandronate treatment prevents the effects of tumor associated osteolytic lesions on bone quality in the rat. Bone 2002; 30: 300-306.

Warzecha J, Sangiorgi L, Kurth AA. Unterscheidung von chondrogenen Tumoren durch die Expression von Indian Hedgehog, PTHrP und BMP-Rezeptoren. Osteologie 2004; 13: 79-86.

Kurth AA, Eberhardt C, Müller S et al. The Bisphosphonate Ibandronate improves implant integration in osteopenic ovarectomized rats. Bone 2005; 37: 204-210.

Eberhardt C, Stumpf U, Brahnkamp J, Schwarz M, Kurth AA. Single shot versus continuous bisphosphonate treatment to improve osseointegration of cementless metal implants. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2006; 447:195 – 200.

Warzecha J, Gottig S, Bruning C, Lindhorst E, Arabmothlagh M, Kurth AA. Sonic hedgehog protein promotes proliferation and chondrogenic differentiation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in vitro. J Orthop Sci 2006; 11: 491-496.

Kurth AA, Kim SZ, Shea M et al. Preventative ibandronate treatment has the most beneficial effect on the microstructure of bone in experimental tumor osteolysis. J Bone Miner Metab 2007; 25: 86-92.

Habermann B, Kafchitsas K, Olender G, Augat P, Kurth AA. Strontium ranelate enhances callus strength more than PTH 1-34 in an osteoporotic rat model of fracture healing. Calcif Tissue Int 2010; 86: 82-89.

Proschek D, Tonak M, Kafchitsas K, Zangos S, Mack MG, Theisen A, Kurth AA. Direct implantation of VX-2 carcinoma: a new rabbit bone model using a three-dimensional matrix as a carrier for the tumor cells. Eur Surg Res 2011, 47: 154-158.

Hadji P, Felsenberg D, Amling M, Hofbauer LC, Kandenwein JA, Kurth A. The non-interventional BonViva Intravenous Versus Alendronate (VIVA) study: real-world adherence and persistence to medication, efficacy, and safety, in patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis. Osteoporos Int. 2014; 25(1): 339-347.

Maier GS, Jakobs P, Roth KE, Kurth AA, Maus U. Is there an epidemic vitamin D deficiency in German orthopaedic patients? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2013; 471 (9): 3029-3035.

Proschek D, Tonak M, Kafchitsas K, Zangos S, Mack MG, Theisen A, Kurth AA. Direct implantation of VX-2 carcinoma: a new rabbit bone model using a three-dimensional matrix as a carrier for the tumor cells. Eur Surg Res 2011; 47 (3): 154-158.