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David J. German, MD-img

Dr. David German, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty focus in arthritis and joint replacement surgery. He offers comprehensive orthopedic care for hip, knee, and shoulder arthritis and a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Dr. German utilizes state of the art techniques and extensive clinical expertise in joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder, partial joint replacement, knee arthroscopy, and management and repair of fractures. His joint replacement practice includes minimally invasive muscle-sparing Direct Anterior hip replacement, custom patient-specific knee replacement, Makoplasty Robotic arm assisted hip and knee placement, and total and reverse total shoulder replacement.

Dr. German is an Erie native where has practiced for over 20 years.

Undergraduate Education

The University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology, 1985

Medical Education

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, July 1994


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, July 1994 - June 1995


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, July 1995 - June 1999

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Procedures Performed

Hip Surgery

Knee Surgery

Shoulder Surgery

Hand Surgery

  • Carpal Tunnel release, trigger finger and tenosynovitis surgery

Fracture Care

  • Surgical repair and stabilization for complex upper and lower extremity Fractures


Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Joint Replacement/Sports Medicine


He was recommended by a friend. I had a very arthritic hip. He did a hip replacement for me, I was very pleased. No problems, great bedside manner. I would highly recommend him


Saint Vincent Orthopedic Institute

Hardner Building
2315 Myrtle St L10
Erie, PA 16502

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Practice Location
Saint Vincent Orthopedic Institute
  • Hardner Building
    2315 Myrtle St L10
    Erie, PA 16502



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    Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm