Dr. Joseph Locker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

  32 Reviews

Dr. Joseph Locker, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Ocala, FL and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Locker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Locker performs Hip Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Locker performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revisions
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Locker performs Knee Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Locker performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Locker treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Locker treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Locker's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Our mission is to help patients achieve their personal wellness goals by providing comprehensive musculoskeletal care that is unsurpassed in quality, accessibility and compassion. We are dedicated to Improving Lives - Everyday. The Orthopaedic Instit...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

Tulane University Hospital And Clinic
Residency Hospital
Tulane University Hospital And Clinic
Internship Hospital
1995
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
Boston College
Undergraduate School
1995
1991

Awards

Dr. Locker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Locker

4.5

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
84.375%
(27)
4 Stars
3.125%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.125%
(1)
1 Star
9.375%
(3)

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I meet with Dr. Locker yesterday for a torn meniscus. He looked at test results and suggested other options before surgery, . . . and surgery is how he makes his living. He was interested in my problem, listened to me and made suggestions. I really liked him and would recommend him.
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Seniors: Beware of TOI's new Medicare payment initiative. My wife and I have had excellent joint replacement surgery from Dr Locker and Dr VanDeleur. They are superb Surgeons. Yesterday while scheduling another surgery I was told that TOI now requires any/all Medicare patients ( including those who PAY for Supplemental F coverage) to participate in an CMS Caseworker initiative ominously called "BPCI- Bundled Payments For Care Improvement Advanced". And its a "take it or leave TOI" dictate.
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Dr Locker botched my right hip replacement by inserting the wrong prosthesis at a wrong angle. He admitted a bad decision. It dislocated, and I had to have it repaired 3 weeks later; plus repair to my femur, which he broke. Friendly man, likely a good surgeon -- but I have permanent damage and cannot walk well.
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Dr. Locker and his team were great with my left hip replacement. They were able to fit my surgery in way ahead of the expected time. I'm grateful for that. He was friendly and answered all of my questions. His team was helpful. I'm grateful!
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I was in excruciating pain. Knee issues. I called Dr. Locker and got an appointment quickly and into surgery days later. The staff were very friendly. The facilities very clean. Dr. Locker was terrific and my Recovery has been speedy indeed. Dr. Locker has also done full hip replacements on my husband and half dozen friends. Everyone had terrific experiences and healed quickly and with no complications. Thank you, Dr Locker!!
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Wonderful and skilled physician. The success of my hip replacement has been a recommendation to all my friends. Several have asked who was my doctor.
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I had hurt my knee in a fall about 6 weeks prior. It was better but still I had some issues with it and so I went for a consult. I took an older MRI and older x-rays with me. I had others done in Dr. Locker's office that day. He compared them all, did a physical exam & gave me his diagnosis and suggestions for treatment none of which involved surgery and, therefore, did not bring any more income to him. We discussed those options. I felt he cared about my outcome. I highly recommend him.
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  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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