Gary W. Bradley, M.D.

“Specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr. Bradley has over twenty years experience in total joint replacement and reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.

He has served as a lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the London Hospital Medical College.  Dr. Bradley has had appointments as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in London, England and as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation for the University of California, San Diego.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the San Diego and Santa Barbara branches of the Arthritis Foundation and the Tri-Counties Blood Bank in Santa Barbara.

Dr. Bradley has been elected to membership in the Orthopaedic Research Society, the Society for Adult Reconstructive Arthritis Surgery, the Society for Biomaterials, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He currently holds an academic appointment as Senior Fellow in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Accomplishments

Dr. Bradley has had extensive experience in clinical and laboratory research involving various aspects of bone response to implants and total joint arthroplasty.  These studies have resulted in over forty publications, four book chapters, and a number of presentations.  These interests have additionally led to four patents and two provisional patents for surgical/orthopaedic devices and applications.

Minimally Invasive Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Hip MIS: Hip surgery through the minimally invasive anterior approach click here.

Knee MIS: Minimally invasive techniques for true total knee replacement are real but are not as dramatic as those for the hip.  Compared to knee replacement surgery just a few years ago the incisions are shorter and muscle damage is much less.  Therefore the recovery is somewhat easier – although it is still a difficult and comparatively painful process.

Computer-Assisted/Navigated Total Joint Replacement

Dr. Bradley has extensive experience with computer-assisted joint replacement.  He has been an invited speaker to a national meeting and has published in a peer-reviewed orthopaedic journal (Journal of Arthroplasty, 2005).

Hip Surface Replacement Surgery

Dr. Bradley’s experience in surface replacement extends over 20 years.  He has produced early publications and has participated in several hundred surface replacement procedures.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Journal Articles:

Bradley, GW. Can We Use The Direct Anterior Approach To The Hip In Obese Or Very Old Patients? Should We? J Bone Joint Surg (B): 92-B-Supp II p. 297, 2010

Bradley, GW. Direct Anterior Approach For Hip Arthroplasty: An Unselected Single Surgeon Experience. J Bone Joint Surg (B): 92-B-Supp II, p. 297, 2010

Bhandari M, et al including Bradley GW. Outcomes following the single-incision anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty: a multicenter observational study. Orthop Clin North Am 2009 Jul;40(3):329-42

Press Fit Stem with Anterior Approach Has Like Complication Rates to Other Implants.  Orthopedics Today Vol. 28, October 2007.

Accurate Femur Re-Positioning is Critical During Inter-Operative Total Hip Arthoplasty Length and Offset Assessment. Journal of Arthroplasty 20:887-891, Oct. 2005.

Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty by Impaction Bone Grafting.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 371:113-118, Feb. 2000.

Book:

“Revision of Total Knee Arthroplasty by Impaction Bone Grafting,” in Impaction Bone Grafting in Revision Arthroplasty.  Editied by Christian Delloye and Gordon Bannister, Marcel Dokker, Inc., New York, 2004.

Presentations:

Methods For Follow-Up After a Total Joint Arthroplasty: Is Patient Self-Reporting An Option?  American Association of Hip and Knee Sugeons.  Dallas, Texas (poster), Nov. 2009 with D. DeBoer, MD; S. Finger, MD; W. Portera, MD.

Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Arthroplasty.  EFORT 9th Annual Congress.  Nice, France.  May 2008.

Can We Use the Direct Anterior Appproach to the Hip in Obese or Very Old Patients? EFORT 9th Annual Congress. Nice, France. May 2008.

Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Arthroplasty: An Unselected Single Surgeon Experience. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March 2008.

An Anterior Approach to the Hip. Current Concepts in Joint Replacement.  Las Vegas, NV. May 2007.

No Coating Required: A Press Fit European Solution.  Current Concepts in Joint Replacement.  Las Vegas, NV. May 2007.

Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty with the Judet Anterior Approach.  EFORT 8th Congress, Florence, Italy.  May 2007.

Revsion Total Knee Arthroplasty By Impaction Bone Grafting.  AAOS.  San Diego, CA.  February 2007.

Education

He received his undergraduate education at the University of Southern California and his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine. Following an internship in general surgery at the Wadsworth Veterans Hospital and UCLA, he completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Bradley then finished an advanced fellowship in reconstructive, total joint and arthritis surgery of the adult hip and knee at the London Hospital Medical College.

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