About how I became interested in joint replacement, my practice, research interests and my approach to treating patients with hip and knee arthritis.
Joseph Maratt, MD | August 1, 2020
I’m an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement of the hip and knee.
I became interested in joint replacement early on in medical school. I just happened to meet a patient who was recovering from a hip replacement. The way he talked about his surgery, his recovery, and how much it helped him sparked my interest and I sought out an opportunity to see one.
A hip replacement is a lot like building a ship in a bottle. I was fascinated by the operation and never really considered doing anything else with my career after seeing that.
My practice today is specialized in the treatment of hip and knee conditions. Although it may seem like I’m doing the same thing every day, doing the same surgery over and over again makes me appreciate and anticipate the subtle differences in each one.
I studied computer science before medical school and I’ve always been interested in applying technology to help us care for patients in better ways. I have developed software to track recovery and outcomes after surgery so we can constantly improve what we do.
My wife Jenny and I met in Ann Arbor. We got married at the end of residency and moved to New York City so that I could complete an additional year of training in hip and knee surgery. We have a daughter Ari and a goldendoodle Charlie.
I love everything about movies and music. I enjoy reading and I’m a technology enthusiast. We enjoy the outdoors, spending time with family and traveling when we get the chance.
If you're struggling with hip or knee arthritis, please know that you don't have to. There are many treatment options to manage hip and knee pain including surgery if your symptoms are severe enough. We’d be happy to see you and go over the best treatment options for you.
Hip replacement is a predictable and reliable operation to relieve the symptoms of hip arthritis.
During this procedure, the damaged bone and cartilage of the knee is removed, and replaced with prosthetic implants.