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Orthopedic Surgeon Joins Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Dr. Joseph F. Konopka, an orthopedic specialist in hip and knee replacements who has been recognized for his excellence in clinical research, has joined the staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. He is available to see patients at both the Wentworth-Douglass Center for Orthopedics and Joint Replacement in Dover and Seacoast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Somersworth. He is on the medical staff of both Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Frisbie Memorial Hospital and is available for surgeries at both facilities.

Dr. Konopka specializes in hip and knee replacements, partial knee replacements, and revision hip and knee replacements. His practice focuses on direct anterior hip replacements, robotic-assisted surgeries, computer-navigated surgeries and patient specific knee implants. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Konopka completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedics Residency Program. During his residency, he worked at several of the most highly ranked hospitals in the country, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston.

Dr. Konopka completed his joint replacement fellowship at the top ranked orthopedics hospital in the world, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he received an award for excellence in clinical research. In addition, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and a Master’s degree in International Health Policy and Health Economics from the prestigious London School of Economics. He later did a research fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Orthopedics and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research.

Dr. Konopka has published research articles in leading orthopedic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Appointments may be made with Dr. Konopka by calling the Wentworth-Douglass Center for Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at (603) 609-6260 or Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at (603) 742-2007.