Dr. John T. DearbornOn behalf of my staff, I want to welcome you to our orthopaedic practice, the Institute for Joint Restoration, and this informational website. I'd like to encourage you to review our history, which tells you a great deal about where we've been. More importantly, you'll want to get to know us as people and that will require that you linger, that you ask questions and that you engage with us as more than your health care provider.

As you can probably tell, we have limited our focus to the surgical treatment of hip and knee arthritis, in order to offer you the most expert care possible. I was drawn to joint replacement surgery during my training because I saw that across the spectrum of orthopaedic surgery, joint replacement had the greatest positive impact on people's lives. Who wouldn't want to focus on these life-changing procedures? I perform less invasive total hip and knee replacements, as well as complex hip and knee revision surgeries. I also have interest in partial knee replacement and partial patellofemoral replacement. More information can be found under the Services section.

In order to deliver these specialized procedures in a consistent and compassionate way, we value strong teamwork and have been blessed with a talented and caring staff. We work closely with physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and discharge planners to anticipate and meet the needs of our patients. With the help of my team, over the past 20 years I have performed over 12,000 joint replacement procedures personally. Our extensive clinical research program investigates both the latest technology, as well as current state of the thousands of prostheses already implanted by us (and others), in order to identify the best materials, designs and techniques. Our data is widely referenced and has been presented all over the world.

Far more important to me than my training or what I have accomplished is my identity as a follower of Jesus Christ. If you take a minute to really think about it, you see that everyone is serving something, whether it is work, family, the pursuit of wealth, power, or whatever else people believe will make them happy. I have learned through personal experience, as well as by observing the lives of others, that these pursuits alone do not reliably provide lasting joy. Regardless of my performance, I have found forgiveness, unconditional love and acceptance through placing my faith in Jesus. Nothing that the world offers can compare with this. I promise that I will not proselytize, but it you are curious, feel free to ask me about the reason for the hope that I have.

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