Dr. Tyler Watters Selected to Present at the AAHKS Annual Meeting

November 11, 2016 | Tyler Steven Watters, MD


Tyler Steven Watters, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic has been selected to present research findings at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 26th  Annual Meeting. The three day meeting to be 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 was selected to present his recent research study “Total Knee Arthroplasty after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Not Just Another Routine Primary.” The purpose of this study was to compare operative characteristics and early outcomes of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. View the full abstract here.

Dr. Watters attended Pepperdine University, where he was a National Merit Scholar and graduated with honors. He then attended Duke University School of Medicine, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received numerous awards. Dr. Watters also completed his surgical residency training at Duke University Medical Center. After residency, Dr. Watters went on to complete an adult reconstruction fellowship at Colorado Joint Replacement, the premier hip and knee replacement center in Denver, Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

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 Raleigh Orthopaedic. To schedule an appointment, please call: (919) 781-5600.