Andrew M. Star, M.D.

Dr. Star, Medical Director, Orthopaedic and Spine Institute, Abington – Jefferson Health, specializes in total hip and knee replacement surgery. He regularly lectures nationally on modern techniques for total joint replacement and frequently has visiting physicians observe him during surgery to learn the latest techniques.

The joint replacement surgeons at Rothman Orthopaedics collectively perform over 17,000 hip and knee procedures each year in both an inpatient and outpatient capacity. They continue to lead the way in advanced technologies and procedures, providing our patients with the safest, most effective methods to get you back to what you were.  Services offered include:


  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Rapid Recovery Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Hip Replacement
  • Outpatient Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterolateral Approach
  • Direct Lateral Approach



  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Rapid Recovery Knee Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Knee Replacement
  • Quad Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

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Key Contact Information

Surgery Scheduler (Willow Grove):  215-454-2577
Surgery Scheduler (Blue Bell):  484-370-3852
Surgery Scheduler (Chalfont):  215-454-2192
Medical Questions:  215-454-2510
Billing Inquiries:  267-339-3558

Professional Profile

  • Undergraduate, Northwestern University
  • Medical School, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Spinal Surgery, Jefferson Medical College
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health
  • Abington – Lansdale Hospital – Jefferson Health
  • New Britain Surgery Center
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society



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Star, A.M.; Brighton, C.T.; Armstrong, P.F.: Capacitively Coupled Electrical Stimulation of 3H Thymidine and 35S Sulfate Uptake in Bovine Growth Plate Chondrocytes ORS Transactions,1985.


Star, A.M.; Iannotti, J.P.; Brighton, C.T.; Armstrong, P.F:. Cystosolic Calcium Concentration in Bovine Growth Plate Chondrocytes J. Ortho. Res. 5:122-129, 1987.


Armstrong, P.F.; Brighton, C.T.: Star, A.M.: Capacitively Coupled Electrical Stimulation of Bovine Growth Plate Chondrocytes Grown in Pallet Form In Press; J. Ortho. Res.


Noto, R.B.; Alavi, A.A.; Star, A.M.;Cuckler, J.M.; Eisenberg B.: Evaluation of Possible Hip Prosthesis Infection with In-111 Leukocyte Scintigraphy. Radiological Society of North America, 1987


Whittaker, R.P.; Star, A.M.; Shuster, H.F.; Menkowitz, E.; Duda, J.R.: Complications of Removal of the Fluted Intramedullary Femoral Rod American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1988.


Star, A.M.: Osterman, A.L.: Sleep Apnea Syndrome after Spinal Cord Injury Spine 13:116-117, 1988.


Star, A.M.: Whittaker, R.P.; Shuster, H.M.; Duda, J.: Menkowitz, E.: Difficulties during Removal of Fluted Femoral Intramedullary Rods. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Vol 71-A, No. 3, March, 1989, 341-344.


Cotler, J.M.; Star, A.M.: Complications of Spinal Fusions Spinal Fusion Science and Technique. 361-38, 1990


Star, A.M.; Jones, A.A.; Cotler, J.M.; Balderston, R.A.; Sinha, R.: Immediate Closed Reduction of Cervical Spine Dislocations using Traction For Press, Spine.


Cuckler, J.M.; Star, A.M.; Alavi, A.; Noto, R.B.: Diagnosis and Management of the Infected Total Joint Arthroscopy Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. Vol. 22, No.3: 523, July, 1991.


Potash, Warren J.; Gratch, Michael J.; Star, Andrew M.; Goldberg, Richard A.: Your Lower Back, Paragon, Jenkintown, 1993.


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