Joint Replacement

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Joint replacement surgery is one of the leading surgical procedures for aging members of the population. Ideal candidates for joint replacement will have typically tried various non-surgical treatment options, but they could still be experiencing pain when trying to participate in their favorite activities. Some non-surgical options include non-steroidal inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, injection therapy, and bracing devices. A physical therapy plan that's designed specifically for you can help improve muscle strength through a series of low-impact exercises.

As patients strengthen their muscles, it can help ease pressure on their joints and help with weight loss, which can also aid in lessening joint pain. Injection therapy usually involves the use of anesthetizing or numbing medication, along with steroids, that gets injected into the painful area to reduce inflammation and irritation. Bracing and assistive devices help to stabilize the joint, reducing the contact between bones and improving symptoms.

Joint pain typically occurs because the cartilage in the joints becomes brittle over time. Cartilage serves as a protective cushion in between the bones, but as it disintegrates and the bones rub together during exercise or other activities, it causes pain and discomfort. To treat this condition, an orthopaedic surgeon will replace the joint in a simple surgical procedure. This type of surgery is safe and reliable, and after the recovery period, many patients are able to return to exercise, sports, and other activities.

If you're looking for qualified joint replacement doctors, visit our website for details about their qualifications and experience. The doctor will begin by making sure you're healthy enough for the procedure before scheduling surgery of any kind. Our physicians will work with you one-on-one to help you understand the risks and benefits associated with the surgery and the expected outcomes for your specific condition.

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OUR JOINT REPLACEMENT DOCTORS


Kenan Aksu, D.O.
Kenan Aksu, D.O.
AKSU ORTHOPAEDICS & SPINE CENTER - Dr. Aksu received his undergraduate degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He graduated with a BS in pharmacy in 1988. He was midway through college when Dr. Aksu decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a physician. Prior to starting medical school, he worked as a pharmacist at a retail pharmacy chain filling prescriptions and counseling patients on their medications.

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John Benner, M.D.
John Benner, M.D.
CHESTER COUNTY ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES - Doctor Benner practices general orthopaedics with concentrations in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. He performs primary and complex revision hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. He has extensive experience with arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Doctor Benner also has interests in surgery of the foot and ankle. He completed his Medical Degree and Orthopaedic residency at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Mark Brigham, M.D.
Mark Brigham, M.D.
SURGICAL ORTHOPEDICS - Dr. Brigham is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in general orthopedic surgery, joint replacement and sports medicine, as well as arthroscopic shoulder and reconstructive shoulder, knee and hip surgery.

Michael A. Campbell, D.O.
Michael A. Campbell, D.O.
AKSU ORTHOPAEDICS & SPINE CENTER - Dr. Campbell received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. While matriculating at Ohio Wesleyan, Dr. Campbell played for the men's soccer team and helped lead them to the 1998 NCAA Division III National Championship. In addition to his accomplishments on the athletic field, he was a three-time Academic All-American, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2000.

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Eugene Elia, M.D.
Eugene Elia, M.D.
LLANERCH ORTHOPAEDICS - Dr. Elia specializes in total knee and total hip replacement surgery. His goal is to decrease patient pain, while improving function and allow for the return to daily activities and a normal lifestyle.

Frankel, M.D.
Andrew S. Frankel, M.D.
ANDREW S. FRANKEL, M.D. - Dr. Andrew Frankel is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University in 1982. He received his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1986.

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Jonathan P. Garino, MD
Jonathan P. Garino, MD
PA ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER - Dr. Jonathan P. Garino is an internationally recognized joint replacement surgeon with expertise in ceramic bearing, avascular necrosis and complex joint reconstruction problems including infections, revisions and dysplasia. He is the principle designer of the Journey Total Knee Replacement System by Smith and Nephew, and he has expertise in partial knee replacements and minimal incision techniques.

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Frankel, M.D.
Andrew S. Frankel, M.D.
ANDREW S. FRANKEL, M.D. - Dr. Andrew Frankel is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University in 1982. He received his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1986.

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Frank Giammattei, M.D.
Frank Giammattei, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES - Dr. Giammattei joined the Orthopaedic Associates Division of Premier Orthopaedics in 1986. Dr. Giammattei has been practicing orthopaedics in Delaware County for 25 years. He finished his orthopaedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1985. He joined the Orthoapedic department at Crozer Chester Medical Center and Riddle Memorial Hospital that year. His practice largely consists of total hip and total knee replacements.

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Paul Horenstein, M.D.
Paul Horenstein, M.D.
SURGICAL ORTHOPEDICS - Dr Horenstein is a general orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery and joint replacements.
After receiving his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Horenstein completed his orthopedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at The Massachusetts General Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Charles Hummer III, M.D.
Charles Hummer III, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES - Dr. Hummer joined Orthopaedic Associates Division of Premier Orthoapedics in 1995. Dr. Hummer graduated from Amherst College in 1985, with a B.A. in Biology, Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1989, and in the year following graduation, served a one year surgical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States.

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Jack E. Kazanjian, D.O.
Jack E. Kazanjian, D.O.
LLANERCH ORTHOPAEDICS - Dr. Kazanjian, a board certified orthopaedic physician, joined Premier Orthopaedics in April of 2007 and specializes in disorders of the Shoulder and Elbow. He has extensive training in complex open and arthroscopic surgical techniques to include rotator cuff repair, instability surgery, shoulder replacement and trauma.

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Gregory Kriza, DO
Gregory Kirwan, D.O.
CHESTER COUNTY ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES-- The focus of Dr. Kirwan’s practice is on the operative and non-operative treatment of all areas of adult foot and ankle disorders. He has had extensive training in the latest techniques in comprehensive sports injuries of the foot and ankle, total ankle replacement, ligament reconstruction, bunions and hammertoes, and arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle. His experience includes advanced procedures for complex foot and ankle deformities, acute trauma, diabetic wounds and ulcers, and reconstruction techniques for rheumatoid, charcot-foot and flat-foot conditions.

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Jeffrey Malumed, M.D.
Jeffrey Malumed, M.D.
LIBERTY ORTHOPAEDICS - Dr. Malumed received his undergraduate degree in 1979, from the University Of Massachusetts, graduating Magna Cum Laude. His M.D. was awarded in 1983 from New York Medical College with distinctions of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Phi Kappa Phi. His surgical internship was completed in 1984 at Lenox Hill Hospital and his Orthopaedic Residency was performed at State University of N.Y. in 1988.

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Jeffrey Malumed, M.D.
Kevin A. Mansmann, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC SPORTS & ARTHRITIS SURGERY - Dr. Mansmann is a graduate of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His training was further coupled with a Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive and Arthritis Surgery (Total Joint Replacements), with the original developers of Multiple Joint Replacements at the Brigham & Women's Hosital (Harvard).

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James McGlynn, M.D.
James McGlynn, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES - Dr. McGlynn joined Orthopaedic Associates Division of Premier Orthopaedics in 1991, after completing a four-year commitment with the U.S. Navy, including a tour of duty in Desert Storm. Dr. McGlynn has a special interest in Sports Medicine, including arthroscopic surgery of both the upper and lower extremities. He is also skilled in joint replacement of the shoulder, knee and hip.

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Armando A. Mendez, M.D.
Armando A. Mendez, M.D.
LIBERTY ORTHOPAEDICS - Dr. Mendez received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in 1980. He was awarded his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1985. He completed his surgical internship at the Medical Center of Delaware in 1986, and completed a Research Fellowship at the A.I. DuPont Institute in 1987. His Orthopaedic Residency Program was completed at the University of Kansas in 1992, and Dr. Mendez completed a Spine Fellowship from the University of Rochester in 1993.

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Todd A. Michener, M.D.
Todd A. Michener, M.D.
CHESTER COUNTY ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES- Dr. Michener is a board certified and practices general Orthopaedics with concentrations in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, tennis elbow release and knee ligament reconstruction.

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Curt D. Miller, M.D.
Curt D. Miller, M.D.
SURGICAL ORTHOPEDICS - Dr. Miller is an established general orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacements, sports medicine, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery and pediatric and adult fracture care. Dr. Miller was named in Main Line Today magazine Top Doc, 2003 and 2006. He was also named one of America's Top Orthopedic Surgeons in 2006.

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Charles J. Odgers, IV, MD
Charles J. Odgers, IV, MD
PA ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER - A Havertown native, Dr. Charles J. Odgers initial interest in orthopaedics developed as a result of a knee injury sustained while playing football his junior year at Haverford High School. An eagerness to pursue the field of orthopaedic surgery led him to a challenging premed program at Ursinus College where he graduated cum laude with Academic All-American honors. He was later inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in both football and wrestling.

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Robert A. Ruggiero, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Robert A. Ruggiero, M.D., F.A.C.S.
PA ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER - Robert A. Ruggiero, M.D., F.A.C.S. graduated from Hahnemann Medical College and was elected into the National Medical Honor Society. He completed his orthopaedic residency program at Temple University Hospital under the direction of Professor John Lachman. He then joined the staff and faculty of Hahnemann Hospital and Medical College as senior instructor in orthopaedic surgery and director of the orthopaedic residency teaching program.

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Robert A. Ruggiero, Jr., MD
Robert A. Ruggiero, Jr., MD
PA ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER - Dr. Ruggiero, Jr. developed an early passion for orthopaedics while assisting his father rolling plaster casts in the emergency room. He would also spend time at the office assisting with cast applications, observing x-rays and discussing patient care.
He attended The Haverford School, where he wrestled for the famed Neil Buckley and earned academic and scholastic honors.

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Chet Simmons Jr., M.D..
Chet Simmons Jr., M.D..
CHESTER COUNTY ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES- Dr. Simmons practices general orthopaedics with concentrations in joint replacement and sports medicine. He performs primary and complex revision hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. He has extensive experience with minimally invasive and advanced surgical techniques.

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Adrienne Towsen, M.D..
Adrienne Towsen, M.D..
CHESTER COUNTY ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES- Dr. Towsen practices general orthopaedics with concentrations in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. She has extensive experience with arthroscopic reconstruction of the knee and shoulder and specializes in the most advanced techniques for rotator cuff and labral repair.

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Dean Trevlyn, M.D.
Dean Trevlyn, M.D.
SURGICAL ORTHOPEDICS - Dr. Trevlyn is an established, board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and knee problems. He performs over 250 shoulder procedures and over 150 knee procedures a year.
These procedures include arthroscopic reconstructive surgery for the rotator cuff, labral tears, ligament injuries, meniscus tears and cartilage abnormalities.

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Raymond Wolfe, M.D.
Raymond Wolfe, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES - Dr. Wolfe joined the Orthopaedic Associates Division of Premier Orthopaedics in 2003. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in 2000.
Dr. Wolfe is an orthopedic surgeon with a focus on Sports Medicine, joint replacement and shoulder problems.

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David Yucha, M.D.
David Yucha, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES - Dr. Yucha joined the Orthopaedic Associates Division of Premier Orthopaedics in 2009. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Temple University Hospital in 2007. Dr. Yucha also completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Yucha assisted as team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles during his fellowship training during the 2008 season.

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James M. Zurbach, M.D.
James M. Zurbach, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES - Dr. Zurbach joined the Orthopaedic Associates Division of Premier Orthopaedics in 1989. He received his medical degree from Penn State University in 1980 and went onto complete his orthopaedic residency at San Diego Naval Hospital in 1987.
After residency, he became a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Naval Hospital until 1989.

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