Dr. Tyler Watters Presents Cutting-Edge Research at the AAHKS Annual Meeting

November 22, 2016 | Tyler Steven Watters, MD

Tyler Steven Watters, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic was selected to present cutting-edge research findings at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 26th  Annual Meeting. The three day international meeting, held on November 10-13, 2016 in Dallas, Texas, was designed to address a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, outcomes, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for hip and knee surgeons.

Dr. Watters presented his recent research “Porous-Coated Metaphyseal Sleeves for Severe Femoral and Tibial Bone Loss in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Excellent Reconstructive Option with Lasting Fixation” to an audience of more than 500 hip and knee surgeons from around the world. The large retrospective series illustrates the utility of porous metaphyseal sleeves in revision TKA with a low rate of intraoperative complications, excellent osteointegration and long-term fixation.

Dr. Watters specializes in adult reconstructive joint replacement surgery, focusing on total hip replacement, total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and revision surgery. Dr. Watters is skilled in multiple approaches for total hip replacement, including the direct anterior approach, an alternative approach to conventional hip replacement surgery that potentially allows for faster recovery. In addition to joint replacement surgery, Dr. Watters performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee for sports injuries. Dr. Watters also has a dedicated interest in periprosthetic and lower extremity fractures.

Dr. Watters has authored numerous research publications in many of the top journals in orthopaedic surgery, including the Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Journal of Arthroplasty, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and The Bone and Joint Journal, among others. Dr. Watters is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

For further details on Dr. Watters, please visit: www.raleighortho.com or to schedule an appointment, please call: (919) 781-5600.