The research we carry out for your health helps us improve our practice every day




The medical treatment we provide here at ORTHOmedic is based on the most up-to-date medical research findings. All of our team members carry out continuous professional training to achieve the best treatment results for you.

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a recent development trend in the medical field which expressly focuses on the need for patient-oriented decisions to be made in medical treatment wherever possible, based on empirically proven effectiveness. These are the principles we apply to our practice here at ORTHOmedic.


Clinical research

As part of his work at the Berufsgenossenschaftlichen Unfallklinik [occupational accident clinic] in Duisburg, the University Hospital of Marburg and at ORTHOmedic, Professor Markus Schofer has carried out and published many clinical studies, including studies in the fields of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and spinal surgery, among others.

Professor Schofer is Principal Investigator for two clinical multi-centre studies on long-term follow-up research on patients following hip joint replacement surgery (total endoprosthesis).

Multicenter Clinical Observation Using the Cementless Version of the POLARSTEM™

Multicenter Clinical Observation Using the NANOS™ femoral neck prosthesis


Biomechanical research and investigations

Professor Schofer has carried out and published several biomechanical research studies at various institutes for diseases and treatment methods of the shoulder, hip and knee.

Biomechanical testing of different knee prosthesis models

Biomechanical testing of cartilage replacement tissue for the treatment of circumscribed cartilage defects in the knee

Biomechanical comparison of arthroscopic tenodesis techniques in the long head of the biceps tendon

The significance of the degeneration of the long head of the biceps tendon in degenerative rotator cuff lesions

A comparative biochemical investigation of the effects of SLAP lesions in the shoulder on the development of glenohumeral early arthritis


Tissue engineering based on electrospun polymer nanofibres

Professor Schofer has carried out extensive fundamental research for new tissue replacement procedures (known as tissue engineering) in the field of bone regeneration and has published the findings of these studies in esteemed English-language scientific journals.

Tissue engineering is the cultivation of vital organ tissues under laboratory conditions (in vitro). Cells are cultivated on what is known as a structural scaffold. They can then be used in treatment for the receiver. The main focus of this project is the use of electrospun nanofibres and mesenschymal stem cells.

Scientific publications carried out by Prof. Dr. M. Schofer