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.
Dr. James G. Nairus is an attending orthopedic surgeon at the New England Baptist Hospital and has been Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 2004. He came to New England Baptist Hospital from the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts where he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Nairus is a Clinical Instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in the care of hip and knee diseases. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, he attended the University of Notre Dame graduating in 1985. He went on to attend the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, and his orthopedic residency at the Northwestern/McGaw Medical center also in Chicago.
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.