Our goal is to return our joint replacement patients to a functional state. We want them to be able to perform the activities of daily living - walking, bicycling, swimming, gardening or playing golf. People with severely arthritic joints, whether they are athletes, weekend warriors, or senior citizens, do not need to give up activities which they have enjoyed. Reconstructive surgery, especially total joint replacement, has proven over the past 40 years to be a reliable means of relieving severe joint pain, allowing people to regain a reasonable level of function and improving their quality of life.
Hamilton Orthopaedists have extensive training and experience in reconstructive joint surgery, particularly total hip and knee replacements — successfully performing hundreds of these every year. And, because of the constant technological advances, they have a strong commitment to continuing medical education. Consequently, the physicians are prepared and trained in the use of state-of-the-art procedures and prostheses.
- Dr. Gowan and Dr. Zahn trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York — one of the top centers for joint replacement surgery in the country — under the guidance of Drs. Wilson, Insall, Ranawat, Inglis and Salvati, all nationally recognized names in hip and knee surgery.
- Dr. Meeks trained in Syracuse under the direction of Dr. David Murray, one of the outstanding practitioners of joint replacement surgery in the United States.
- Dr. Marson also trained in Syracuse under the direction of Dr. David Murray and did a fellowship in adult reconstruction, specializing in total joint revision.