Joint Replacement Expert Witnesses

Joint replacement expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on joint replacement. The joint replacement expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Foot & Ankle Surgery, Hand Surgery, Life Care Planning, Occupational Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Spine Surgery & Spine Care, and Sports Medicine.

John Foley, MD, FAAOS JVFoley MD PLLC

California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Orthopedic Surgery, orthopedic, Board-certified, Orthopedic non-surgical, Sports medicine, Arm, Hand, Elbow, Shoulder, Neck, Back, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot, arthroscopy, fracture, Joint replacement, Independent medical examination,
• Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery • Sub-specialty Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine • Fellow - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (FAAOS) • Graduate: Harvard Orthopedic Training Program • Chief Residency – Massachusetts General Hospital • Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained • Associate Clinical Professor – University of Nevada Reno (UNR) • California Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) • Harvard College Graduate • President: Truckee Surgery Center (2010-2019) • California and Nevada License California location is Truckee/Lake Tahoe region IME services in Reno/ Carson City, Truckee/Lake Tahoe region

Vlad Gendelman, MD, QME, FAAOS Expedient Medicolegal Services

North Hollywood, California
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries, Scar Reduction, Tendon Tears, Traumatic Injury, Fractures, Ligament Injury, Motor Vehicle Injury, Rotator Cuff Injury, Knee Injury
Dr. Vlad Gendelman received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Southern California, and received his Doctorate from University of California at Irvine. Dr. Gendelman went on to complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. During his time in Brooklyn, NY he served as a team physician of Sheepshead Bay High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Football Teams. During his residency he completed rotations through six different New York area hospitals including Brooklyn VA Hospital as well as Kings County Hospital which provides Level 1 trauma care to the surrounding community. Dr. Gendelman is licensed to practice medicine in the state of California, and is board certified with American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a certified fluoroscopy supervisor and holds an operator permit. Dr. Gendelman holds membership in various professional organizations, includ...

Laura Sonoda, MD, MPH Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists

San Ramon, California
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - Carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel, Dupuytren’s release and Xiaflex, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, trigger finger release, ganglion cysts, fractures, arthritis, sports, joint replacement, LRTI, arthroscopy, tendon repair, tendon transfer, nerve repair, non operative, microscopic hand surgery
Dr. Laura Sonoda is a board-certified Orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery. In addition to her practice, Dr. Sonoda has been involved in depositions and IMEs. She also boasts several publications describing novel techniques, clinical review, and cadaver anatomical biomechanical studies. Dr. Sonoda completed her fellowship in Sacramento at UC Davis, her orthopedic surgery residency in Orange, CA at UC Irvine, and her medical school training at USC Keck School of Medicine. She also spent a year in New Orleans obtaining a Masters in Public Health degree with emphasis in epidemiology at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Sonoda was raised in the East SF Bay Area, and is happy to return to the area to raise her family. During childhood, she trained as a competitive gymnast and maintains an understanding of the mindset of an athlete. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, working out ...

Joseph Borrelli, Jr., MD, MBA

Palm Harbor, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Infections of the musculoskeletal system, total hip arthroplasty, total knee arthroplasty, fractures, compartment syndromes, osteomyelitis, arthritis, joint replacement, fracture nonunion, fracture malunion, traumatic injury, amputation,
Board Certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 3 decades of active clinical practice experience. Award winning Professor of orthopedic surgery at major medical centers including the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; The Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, Weill College of Medicine,NY, NY; Washington University in St. Louis; and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Decades long experience in teaching medical students, orthopedic surgery residents and orthopedic trauma fellows. Invited lecturer on a host of orthopedic surgery issues locally, nationally and internationally. Widely published in multiple orthopedic surgery peer-reviewed journals, recognized researcher, author and medical editor of textbooks and professional journals. Experienced expert witness in multiple medical malpractice cases, including personal injury cases for the United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida and Veteran's Claims and Appeals speciali...

Matthew M Ragsdell, DO REGENESIS ORTHOPEDICS

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Joint Replacement, Reverse Total Shoulder, arthroscopy, Knee, Shoulder, hip, ankle, trauma, wrist, elbow, ACL, Rotator Cuff, Orthopedics
Board Certified in orthopedic Surgery Sub specialty Board Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Years of Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma coverage

Michael Tang, PT, DPT, CMPT, CSCS

Weston, Florida
Physical Therapy, Life Care Planning - Physical Therapy, Amputation, Pain Management, Spinal Cord Injury, Work Place Injury, Balance and Falls, Vertigo, Joint Replacement, Work Place Injuries, Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Outpatient Physical Therapy, Home Health, Rotator Cuff Repairs, Total Knee Replacements, Total Hip Repalcement
Licensed physical therapist 7+ years of clinical experience including: geriatrics, adults, home health, and outpatient orthopedics, intervention including therapeutic exercise, manual/thrust-manipulative therapy, electrical stimulation and ultrasound modalities. Supervisory experience of physical therapy assistants and aides. Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes: - Rotator Cuff Repairs - Shoulder Replacements - Total/Partial Knee Replacements, Arthroscopic Meniscus - Total/Partial Hip Replacements, Arthroscopic Hip - Pre-operative and post-operative cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot surgeries - Cervical/Lumbar disc pathology, arthritic pain, facet syndrome, degenerative disc disease - Neurological Diseases such as: Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Stroke, Spasticity, - Balance and Falls, Fall Risk Assessment - Injuries related to Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

Damien Doute, MD Spine and Orthopaedics of Atlanta, LLC

Decatur, Georgia
Spine Surgery & Spine Care, Orthopedic Surgery - Pedicle Screws, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Joint Replacement, Fracture/Dislocation, Paralysis, Spine Fusion, Degenerative Spine, Scoliosis, Radiculopathy, Nerve Injury, Laminectomy, Discectomy,
I am spine fellowship trained and have practiced a large amount of this discipline since my fellowship in 1998. My spinal expertise lies in the treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine in terms of nonoperative and operative treatment, congenital, traumatic, and degenerative problems. I am comfortable in anterior, posterior and lateral approaches to the entire spine. Spine Surgery, complex and non-complex, cervical, thoracic and lumbar, including revision surgery, is my forte. I have also practiced a large amount of general orthopedics surgery since residency, concentrating on total joint replacement, arthroscopy, and fractures. I am comfortable with hip, knee and shoulder surgery and diagnosis, including trauma/fractures. I have taken general emergency room call consistently. I also routinely perform knee and shoulder arthroscopy and deal with foot and ankle problems and trauma. I have given both trial and deposition testimony in a variety of cases. My me...

Randon Johnson, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, Shoulder Replacement, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Fracture, Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Foot, Ankle, Independent Medical Examination, IME, Arthroscopic Surgery, trauma, Rotator cuff, revisions, ORIF, open reduction internal fixation, orthopedics – non-surgical

Nicholas Elisseou, MD, MBA

Newton Center, Massachusetts
Hand Surgery - Hand Surgery, Wrist Surgery, Peripheral nerve surgery, Sports medicine of the hand and wrist, Impairment Ratings, Personal Injury, Industrial Injury, Carpal tunnel, trigger finger, fractures, arthritis, sports, joint replacement, thumb arthritis, tendon repair
Dr. Elisseou is a board-certified practicing Hand Surgeon with offices at Norwood Orthopedic Associates and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. He also practices at the Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. Elisseou earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Brown University, where he was selected to serve as Executive Chief Resident in his final year of training and received the prestigious Outstanding Resident Teacher award. He completed his fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery at the University of Louisville. He is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University. He has served as a hand and wrist consultant for the Massachusetts Pirates. Dr. Elisseou was recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle and Connolly and Boston Magazine in 2022.

Dean P Kendziera, MSHS, PA-C

Norton Shores, Michigan
Physician Assistant, Orthopedic Surgery - Physician Assistant, PA, Midlevel, Orthopedics, Surgery, Trauma, Spine, Joint replacement, fracture, sports medicine, arthroscopy, foot and ankle, osteoporosis, revision surgery, cast, splint, infections, epidural abscess, pain management, narcotics, injections, preoperative, postoperative, EMR
I have been a Physician Assistant (PA) for 23 years. I have worked in primary care, school-based health, urgent care, pediatric intensive care, outpatient orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. I have been an expert witness for 5 years. I have extensive experience as a PA, most recently in all aspects of orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. My orthopedic experience includes non-operative care and operative care as first assistant for patients with complex conditions involving the spine, neck, hand and extremities, joints, total joints and revision joints, injections, casting, wound care, perioperative care, narcotic and non-narcotic pain management, trauma and fractures. I have rounded on thousands of hospital patients for a variety of operative and non-operative orthopedic conditions; managing their pain, wellness, expectations, anticoagulation therapy, wound and dressing care, antibiotics, hospital and surgical complications, and discharge needs. I am a leader in electronic medical...

Matthew M Ragsdell, DO REGENESIS ORTHOPEDICS

Missouri
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Joint Replacement, Reverse Total Shoulder, arthroscopy, Knee, Shoulder, hip, ankle, trauma, wrist, elbow, ACL, Rotator Cuff, Orthopedics
Board Certified in orthopedic Surgery Sub specialty Board Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Years of Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma coverage

John Foley, MD, FAAOS JVFoley MD PLLC

Reno, Nevada
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical - Orthopedic Surgery, orthopedic, Board-certified, Orthopedic non-surgical, Sports medicine, Arm, Hand, Elbow, Shoulder, Neck, Back, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot, arthroscopy, fracture, Joint replacement, Independent medical examination,
• Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery • Sub-specialty Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine • Fellow - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (FAAOS) • Graduate: Harvard Orthopedic Training Program • Chief Residency – Massachusetts General Hospital • Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained • Associate Clinical Professor – University of Nevada Reno (UNR) • California Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) • Harvard College Graduate • President: Truckee Surgery Center (2010-2019) • California and Nevada License California location is Truckee/Lake Tahoe region IME services in Reno/ Carson City, Truckee/Lake Tahoe region

David Lent, MD Southern Westchester Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Associates

New Jersey
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Hip Replacement, Knee replacement, joint replacement, robotic surgery, adult reconstruction, partial knee replacement, MAKOplasty, orthopedic trauma surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair
F.A.A.O.S. Board certified Dr David Lent is a board certified orthopedic surgeon licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida specializing in Joint replacement surgery and sports medicine. He has been in clinical practice in Westchester and the Bronx for the past 23 years at the Southern Westchester Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Associates. He is now chief of Orthopedic Surgery at St Johns Riverside Hospital and is head clinical director of the Westchester Orthopedic Center. Dr Lent is a world leader in robotic hip and knee replacement surgery (MAKOplasty) and travels the country extensively lecturing and instructing surgeons in robotics. Dr Lent has been featured in the Westchester Magazine as one of Westchester County’s “Top Doctors” and has been list in Castle and Connolly for over a decade. Over the past ten years, Dr Lent has become a leader in expert testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants. He specializes in case review prior to legal action as well as c...

David Lent, MD Southern Westchester Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Associates

New Rochelle, New York
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine - Hip Replacement, Knee replacement, joint replacement, robotic surgery, adult reconstruction, partial knee replacement, MAKOplasty, orthopedic trauma surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair
F.A.A.O.S. Board certified Dr David Lent is a board certified orthopedic surgeon licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida specializing in Joint replacement surgery and sports medicine. He has been in clinical practice in Westchester and the Bronx for the past 23 years at the Southern Westchester Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Associates. He is now chief of Orthopedic Surgery at St Johns Riverside Hospital and is head clinical director of the Westchester Orthopedic Center. Dr Lent is a world leader in robotic hip and knee replacement surgery (MAKOplasty) and travels the country extensively lecturing and instructing surgeons in robotics. Dr Lent has been featured in the Westchester Magazine as one of Westchester County’s “Top Doctors” and has been list in Castle and Connolly for over a decade. Over the past ten years, Dr Lent has become a leader in expert testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants. He specializes in case review prior to legal action as well as c...

Akash Gupta, MD

Portland, Oregon
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery - Foot surgery, ankle surgery, bunion, Achilles, fracture, joint replacement, sports medicine, arthritis, sprain, tendon tear, revision surgery, knee, lower extremity, arthroscopy, cartilage, hip surgery, upper extremity, trauma
Dr. Gupta is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. He completed orthopaedic residency at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, one of the world's busiest and most respected orthopaedic trauma hospitals. He then completed a highly prestigious fellowship in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, which is annually considered the top orthopaedic hospital in the nation. Dr. Gupta has been in private practice for 6 years and practices general orthopaedic surgery with a focus on foot and ankle disorders. He treats common conditions such as bunions, hallux rigidus, and flatfeet. Dr. Gupta is one of a handful of foot and ankle surgeons nationwide with training in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. He also treats degenerative conditions such as ankle arthritis and tendon dysfunction for which he performs ankle replacements and soft tissue reconstructio...

James R Kopp, MD James R. Kopp, MD, PC

Cove, Oregon
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine and spine surgery, Malpractice, Case reviews, Sports medicine, Disability, Peer review, General orthopedic surgery, Orthopedics non-surgical, Joint replacement, IMEs, Disability evaluation
I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in private practice with 31 years of civilian and 8 years of military (4 Residency and 4 Staff) experience in Orthopedic Surgery. I have developed an interest in IME and Legal Expert examinations due to my interest in teaching, which is what I view the role of an expert. I have attended the SEAK conference on expert testimony, the AMA course on IMEs and currently spend about 80% of my practice time "Forensic Orthopedics," i.e. IMEs and legal expert testimony. I am licensed in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, and Alaska. I am an experienced expert witness.

Scott Sexton, MD VSAS Medical Legal Evaluations

Allentown , Pennsylvania
Orthopedic Surgery - orthopedic trauma, fractures, nonunions, compartment syndrome, general orthopedics, joint replacement, shoulder, elbow,humerus, nerve injury, pelvis, acetabulum, femur, tibia fractures, ankle fractures; hip, knee, spine, pain, tendon tears, orthopedic surgery, trauma, infection, amputation
Since 2007 I have been employed full time as an orthopedic surgeon at a large level 1 trauma center. I serve as the director of orthopedic trauma and have performed over 600 cases per year for 15+ years. I manage acute injuries to the upper and lower extremities surgically and non operatively and deal with the long term sequelae of these injuries including infection, nonunion, and nerve injury. As part of my role, I educate and train medical and physician assistant students. I also oversee quality control of the orthopedic trauma program and attend and participate in monthly quality meetings and M&M reviews. I also participate in local and national meetings as an educator and instructor. I routinely see patients in the office 2 days a week and manage the acute injuries, while also maintaining a practice in general orthopedics, including performing arthroscopy and joint replacement. I perform surgery 2-3 days per week and perform 600+ surgeries per year with a high volume of...

Mark A. Rowley, MD Mark A. Rowley, M.D., LLC

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Orthopedic Surgery, Occupational Medicine - Orthopaedic Trauma, Joint Replacement, Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Worker's Compensation, Causation and Work Capacity, Medical and Hospital Errors, Nursing Home Injuries
Qualifications: Mark A. Rowley, M.D. Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. Full-time clinical practice. Residency and Fellowship training at Wake Forest University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Licensed in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. Specialty focus: Orthopaedic Surgery, Worker's Compensation, Causation, Standard of Care, Medical and Hospital Errors, Nursing Home Injuries.

James Carson, MD, MPH

Houston, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery - Joint Replacement, General Orthopedics, Trauma, Sports Medicine, Hand Surgery, Fracture Care, Personal Injury
Board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in adult reconstruction/joint replacement. I specialize in primary joint replacement and revision of joint replacement surgeries that failed for any reason. Multiple years of experience in high level trauma treatment for several years. I cover multiple high level trauma centers and work at a center to receive transfers from multiple smaller hospitals. I also have much experience in caring for patients in Personal Injury litigation. I perform IMEs (independent medical examinations) and depositions as needed.

Obi Osuji, MD Signature Orthopaedics

Mesquite, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery - Total Joints, Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Reconstruction, Knee Reconstruction, Total Joints, Trauma, Total Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement
Obi Osuji, MD is a fellowship-trained, board-certified general orthopedic surgeon and specialist in hip and knee conditions. He has vast training and experience in surgical repair and reconstruction of injured or degenerative joints, bones, ligaments and tendons. He has expertise in minimally invasive total joint surgery, articular cartilage restoration, regenerative medicine including stem cell treatment. He also diagnoses and treats sports injuries. Dr. Osuji believes in effective communication with patients to advise them on the optimal treatment for their conditions to fully engage them in their medical or surgical treatment. His goal is to select the treatment options that minimize pain, while restoring function and returning the patients to their active lifestyle. He completed his undergraduate premedical education at the City University of New York, graduating Summa Cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry. He obtained his medical degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto...

Mark A. Rowley, MD Mark A. Rowley, M.D., LLC

Virginia
Orthopedic Surgery, Occupational Medicine - Orthopaedic Trauma, Joint Replacement, Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Worker's Compensation, Causation and Work Capacity, Medical and Hospital Errors, Nursing Home Injuries
Qualifications: Mark A. Rowley, M.D. Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. Full-time clinical practice. Residency and Fellowship training at Wake Forest University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Licensed in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. Specialty focus: Orthopaedic Surgery, Worker's Compensation, Causation, Standard of Care, Medical and Hospital Errors, Nursing Home Injuries.