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Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Fellowship
Bradford S. Waddell, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in reconstruction of the hip and knee, specifically primary and revision hip and knee replacement. Fellowship trained in adult reconstruction and joint replacement, Dr. Waddell’s practice includes arthritis treatment of the hip and knee, computer-navigated and robotic surgery, custom knee replacement, unicompartmental or partial knee replacement, hip resurfacing, hip fracture surgery, and anterior total hip arthroplasty, also known as front hip replacement.
Joint replacement of the hip through the direct anterior approach offers patients several advantages as compared to other traditional surgical approaches. Apart from a more cosmetic skin incision, total hip replacement through the front of the joint preserves important hip muscles essential for ambulation while also eliminating post-operative restrictions resulting in a more expeditious post-operative recovery. Dr. Waddell, who most recently practiced orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, is keenly interested in getting patients back to an active, healthy lifestyle through joint replacement.
Areas of Interest
- Operative and Non-Operative Treatment of Arthritis of the Hip and Knee
- Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty / Front Hip Replacement
- Robotic / Computer Navigated Total Hip, Total Knee and Partial Knee Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Surgery
- Custom Knee Replacement
- Hip Resurfacing
- Complex Revision Hip and Knee Replacement
- Hip Fracture Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship: American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Health Policy Research Fellowship, 2018
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill-Cornell, New York, New York, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, 2016
Residency: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 2015
Internship: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, General Surgery Preliminary Internship, 2010
Medical Degree: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana, 2009
Undergraduate Degree: Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biochemistry, Minors: Biology, Chemistry, 2004
Memberships & Recognition
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
- American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
- Resident Leader (2013-2014), Emerging Leader (2014-Present)
- American Medical Association (AMA)
Honors & Awards
- Alton Ochsner Resident Leadership Award (2014)
- Hospital for Special Surgery-ARJR Clinical Excellence Award (2016)
- Edward D. Fröhlich Research Award (2018)
Dr. Waddell has 28 peer-reviewed publications along with 4 current book chapters. He has been featured in numerous magazines including Readers Digest and Outpatient Surgery Magazine. Dr. Waddell has over 130 national and international presentations, having given lectures in Australia, Italy, and Japan. He is an active reviewer for multiple medical journals and is actively involved in advocacy efforts on behalf of surgeons and patients on Capitol Hill with both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Dr. Waddell is actively involved in community lectures and local charity. He spends his time outside of work with his wife, Jenny, and two sons, Sutton and George.
Member of the Piedmont Clinic (pending)
Orthopedic surgeon, Bradford S. Waddell, M.D., specializing in Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee, including Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement joins OrthoAtlanta.