MEET YOUR HIP REPLACEMENT TEAM
Dr. Braziel is a Board Certified joint replacement specialist at New England Baptist Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He completed the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction surgery at New England Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Braziel is the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Specialty Practice for arthroplasty at New England Baptist Hospital, and the Co-Director of Out-Patient Arthroplasty.
Meet your Hip Preservation Team
Dr. Wuerz earned his Doctor of Medicine from Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen in Germany, followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Inselspital in Berne, Switzerland. He was chosen as the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) health policy fellow, and was awarded the traveling fellowship of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA)
Dr. Wuerz’s clinical interests lie in sports medicine and hip preservation with a focus on hip arthroscopy. He has assisted with the care of athletes in high school, college and professional sports, including the Chicago Bulls (NBA) and White Sox (MLB).
During total hip replacement, the damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. At times, hip replacement implants can wear out for various reasons and may need to be replaced with the help of a surgical procedure known as revision hip replacement surgery.