Dr. Joseph X. Kou, MD

Dr. Joseph X. Kou, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 40 years old

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Care Philosophy

As an orthopedic foot and ankle doctor, patient care, clear communication and education are of utmost importance to provide, you, the patient, the ability to make informed decisions regarding treatment of an orthopedic condition. I believe that the fundamental relationship between the doctor and patient be based on trust and a mutual understanding of the road to recovery. Your health and the quality of orthopedic care you receive are my top priorities. I am proud of the excellent and comprehensive care that our group of orthopedic surgeons offer the community, and I strive to provide outstanding and timely orthopedic care while encouraging patients to take an active role in the process. Dr. Kou provides state-of-the-art orthopedic care in an efficient and compassionate fashion, and his patients enjoy his down to earth bedside manner. Dr. Kou educates his patients on how and why their problem developed and on what conservative and surgical treatment options are available to them.Read more

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Dr. Kou is among the best-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons in the country, and has been in the field...Read more

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Dr. Kou says...

Dr. Kou is among the best-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons in the country, and has been in the field for more than 10 years.

Orthopedic Surgery is an ever-changing field and the advances in foot and ankle care materials and technology have dramatically changed the way most Orthopedic Surgeons practice. Dr. Kou uses the latest in foot and ankle surgery technology and techniques.

Dr. Kou comes to Muir Orthopaedic Specialists following a fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. Kou earned his Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.

He served his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at one of the busiest orthopedic centers in the country, William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. His research results have been published and presented at several orthopedic conferences.

Dr. Kou's Care Philosophy

As an orthopedic foot and ankle doctor, patient care, clear communication and education are of utmost importance to provide, you, the patient, the ability to make informed decisions regarding treatment of an orthopedic condition. I believe that the fundamental relationship between the doctor and patient be based on trust and a mutual understanding of the road to recovery.

Your health and the quality of orthopedic care you receive are my top priorities. I am proud of the excellent and comprehensive care that our group of orthopedic surgeons offer the community, and I strive to provide outstanding and timely orthopedic care while encouraging patients to take an active role in the process.

Dr. Kou provides state-of-the-art orthopedic care in an efficient and compassionate fashion, and his patients enjoy his down to earth bedside manner. Dr. Kou educates his patients on how and why their problem developed and on what conservative and surgical treatment options are available to them.

Dr. Kou says...

Dr. Kou is a foot and ankle surgeon with advanced training in forefoot, hindfoot and ankle reconstructive surgery, with a special interest in deformity correction – such as flat feet, post traumatic deformity and bunions.

Dr. Kou says...

Dr. Kou performs surgery for lower extremity deformities and degenerative conditions, and is formally trained on the STAR total ankle replacement procedure.

Dr. Kou's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    William Beaumont Hospital

    Completed in 2007

  • Residency Hospital
    William Beaumont Hospital

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mount Sinai School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

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