Joint Reconstruction

The pain and discomfort caused by a painful joint, whether a knee, hip, ankle or shoulder, is very disabling. Regardless of its origin-injury, degenerative or inflammatory arthritis, the inability to perform normal function comfortably can affect your ability to live a normal life. When your joints hurt, it becomes a chore to move. "I think I will just sit down." But that isn't who you are. You want to enjoy your life. You want to be able to dance when you want or take your dog for walk.

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At Premier Orthopaedic Associates, we understand this. We are committed to finding the best solution for your joint problem. Whether it is an operation or medications, rest assured that our world class physicians will work tirelessly to give you the best, latest and most effective solution to help you enjoy your life.

Our experienced surgeons have trained at the top institutions and are leaders in their field. They specialize in the latest techniques of joint replacement surgery which allow you to return home quickly.. Whether it is a minimally invasive partial knee replacement, or a quadriceps sparing total knee replacement, or minimally invasive hip replacement, our specialists are committed to getting you on your feet and to do the things you enjoy. After surgery, our specialists follow your recovery every step of the way. At Premier Orthopaedic Associates, you know your surgeon. You see your surgeon. We are right here, in your community, and we are committed to your success.

Experience the Premier Difference

At Premier, we pride ourselves on delivering "PREMIER CARE". Our care starts with LISTENING to how your problem is affects you. Then, after carefully understanding your difficulties, our board certified and fellowship trained specialists work to use the most advanced diagnostic testing to further clarify and diagnose your ailment. With a clear understanding, we work tirelessly to solve your orthopaedic related problems with the most advanced techniques.

Thomas A. Dwyer

MD, FAAOS, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained Arthroscopic Shoulder & Knee Reconstruction/Sports Medicine, Founder/CEO of 
Premier Orthopaedic Associates

 Richard C. DiVerniero

MD, FAAOS, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and a partner of
 Premier Orthopaedic Associates

Fred McAlpin, III

DO, FAOAO, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and a partner of 
Premier Orthopaedic Associates

John. B. Catalano

MD, FAAOS, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery and a partner of 
Premier Orthopaedic Associates

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MD, FAAPMR/FAAPM, Double Board Certified Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, 
Fellowship Trained Pain Medicine

Peter A. Sarkos

DO, FAOAO, Board Certified Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, Fellowship Trained Hand, Wrist & Microvascular Surgery and a partner of Premier Orthopaedic Associates

Eddie S. Wu

DO, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained Adult Total Joint Reconstruction