Dr. Orr is a board eligible Orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship training in Adult Joint Reconstruction where he specializes in the management of degenerative joint conditions. His primary focus is in routine and complex primary joint replacement as well as revision surgery for failed or painful joint replacements. Dr. Orr specializes in partial knee replacements, total knee replacements, direct anterior total hip replacements, complex joint revisions, and fracture care. He uses a multimodal approach to help patients manage the discomfort associated with joint replacement surgery so that they have the quickest recovery possible.
Before receiving his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), he studied Sports Medicine at Samford University. He remained at UAB for his residency in Orthopedic Surgery. Upon completion, he completed fellowship training in Adult Joint Reconstruction at Mississippi Sports Medicine Orthopedic Clinic in Jackson, Mississippi. During his training, he used robotics and computer navigation to assist in joint replacement surgeries.
Dr. Orr is married and has four daughters that only add to the excitement of life. He enjoys traveling with his family, mission work, outdoor activities, eating unhealthy food, going to bed late and waking up early and reading biographies. He considers himself privileged to work alongside such wonderful people at OrthoSports Associates where he can provide quality care to his patients.
Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement:
Direct anterior hip replacement is performed through a small anterior thigh incision that does not cut through tendon or muscle and patients have a shorter recovery period with less pain. This procedure is performed on a special table known as a Hana Table that helps position the leg during the procedure. X-ray is used during the procedure to help confirm the appropriate component position and leg length.
Partial Knee Replacement
Partial knee replacements are ideal for patients with isolated medial, lateral or patellofemoral arthritis. The benefit of a partial vs a total knee replacement is that the surgery is shorter, smaller incisions faster recovery.
Total Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement involves the removal of the degenerative cartilage and bone on the distal end of the femur and the proximal part of the tibia. This procedure is the most comprehensive treatment for knee arthritis. Recovery is typically 6 weeks.
Complex Revision Knee and Hip Replacement
There are times when a replacement does not perform as expected, has ongoing pain, instability, fracture or infection. When this occurs, revision of the joint replacement is often necessary and Dr. Orr specializes in the evaluation and complex joint revision surgeries.
Orthopedic Trauma/Fracture Care/Periprosthetic fracture
Dr. Orr specializes in orthopedic fracture care. Sometimes a fracture can occur around a joint replacement and is referred to as a periprosthetic fracture. The treatment of these types of fractures can be difficult to treat as it may involve modifying the replacement or redoing it all together. It is important to have someone who is familiar with joint replacements involved in the care of these complex fractures.