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Bio

Ryan Nunley, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Specialty
Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Replacement

Clinical Interests
Total hip and knee replacement surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, arthroscopy of the hip, hip labral tears, femoral-acetabular impingement, hip disorders of the adolescent and young adult including hip dysplasia, Perthes deformities, avascular necrosis, and early arthritic hip joint problems.


Research Interests

Minimal incision joint replacement, image-guided surgery, avascular necrosis, joint replacement outcomes in patients under age 65 years old, and joint preserving treatments for hip dysplasia using osteotomies and hip arthroscopy.

Background
Dr. Nunley received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He completed his residency at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Nunley completed a Health Policy Fellowship from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Washington, DC as well as a fellowship in Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Replacement at Washington University School of Medicine. He is the writer and supervising editor for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons AAOS Now publication column titled “Ahead of the Curve”.

Awards
James A. Rand Award (most outstanding Paper in arthroplasty surgery presented at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons) "Do Patients Return to Work Following Hip Arthroplasty Surgery?" (2010)

AAHKS Poster Award winner for 2010, "When to Release Patients to High Impact Activities Following Hip Resurfacing" (2010)

Marshall R. Urist Young Investigator Award, The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, "When to Release Patients to High Impact Activities Following Hip Resurfacing" (2011)

OREF/CUrrent Concepts in Joint Replacement Award, "Return to Sexual Function Following Hip Arthroplasty Surgery" (2011)

Harley and Betty Baxter Resident Research Award, mentor and co-author for paper, "Mid Term Survival of Head and Liner Exchange Revision for Well-Fixed Acetabular Components: the Effect of Cup Position and Polyethylene Type"

Best Doctors in America® list, 2011-present

Medical Degree
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine

Fellowships
Joint Preservation, Resurfacing, and Replacement Fellowship, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine

Health Policy Fellowship, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Traveling Fellowship, Hip Society/British Hip Society United Kingdom

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