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Dr. Johnston is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of hip and knee disorders. He is driven by a desire to provide world-class personalized care for patients with hip and knee arthritis close to home. His training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Mayo Clinic utilizing state of the art technology, minimally invasive approaches and rapid recovery protocols has lead to outstanding patient outcomes. He completed his 5 year Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland which was ranked as the #1 hospital in the United States for over 20 years in a row. There he worked with pioneers in the world of joint replacement and won the award for the best resident research project for his work on the cellular changes that lead to avascular necrosis. During his fellowship in hip and knee replacements at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota he worked closely with some of the world's pre-eminent experts in hip and knee replacements. He learned all aspects of primary and revision hip and knee replacements by assisting in surgery, participating in research and preparing weekly educational case seminars. Most importantly he learned the ideals that the Mayo Brothers lived by; that "The care of the patient comes first" and "The only needs to be considered are the needs of the patient'. Since entering practice in 2012 Dr. Johnston has used his training to help grow the MaineGeneral Joint Replacement Program where hundreds of joint replacements are now done annually. The program has a strong emphasis on patient education, communication, quality and safety. Each patient participates in a class on joint replacement that Dr. Johnston helped to develop. In the operating room he has helped to develop a team centered approach that allows him to do these complex surgeries safely and efficiently with Oscar Falconer PA-C assisting on every surgery. After surgery, modern pain protocols and a team of nurses, and physical and occupational therapists trained in joint replacements allow early mobilization on the dedicated joint replacement unit. This teamwork ensures the best chance of quality outcomes and helps the vast majority of patients to go directly home after surgery. All patient outcomes are followed using using scientifically proven questionaires at 6 months and 1,2, 5 and 10 year points after surgery to monitor quality and data is reviewed at quarterly multi-disciplinary program meetings. In addition to his board certification in orthopedic surgery Dr. Johnston is a fellow in the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons which allows him to stay current on cutting edge research and new trends in joint replacement.
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This content was provided by Dr. Johnston "My philosophy is simply to give each patient the best possible care. In hip and knee arthritis often times non-surgical care is the best. In my experience each patient is unique and there is no "right time" to do surgery. It is important to be patient and tailor the treatment to each individual.
Once the pain becomes intolerable despite non-operative management we use a shared decision making program to decide whether it is time to do a joint replacement. The two criteria are bone on bone arthritis and severe pain that limits you from doing everyday activities despite non-operative treatments.
GivIng each patient the best possible care requires an individualized approach. We emphasize communication, education and safety to achieve long lasting durable pain relief for patients with arthritic hips and knees. "
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Johnston does not have any board certifications listed.
Arthritis of the Elbow
Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head, Familial Form
Hip Pointer Injuries
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Excision of Tibia or Fibula
Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
Hip Replacement Revision
Knee Replacement Revision
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Franklin and Marshall College
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
University Of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools
Medical School | Graduated 2006
Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey. Websites like this help us to ensure that we are giving the best care to all of our patients. I appreciate your positive feedback. My office staff and I work hard to provide world class care to every patient every day. If there is anything I or my office staff can do for you please give us a call at 207-621-8700.