Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM
Do you wonder what’s new in joint replacement?
On October 28, 6:30 pm, Tad Gerlinger, MD, board certified joint replacement surgeon, will provide an overview of the latest techniques and technologies in hip and knee replacement surgery. Following that, he will provide a live Q&A session for patients, family and caregivers. Topics will include partial knee replacement, outpatient surgery, rapid recovery, and safe return to function.
About Dr. Tad Gerlinger
Currently a member of the nationally-ranked Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush joint replacement team, COL(Ret) Gerlinger was formerly a U.S. Army surgeon during which time he specialized in battlefield injuries and complex hip and knee conditions.
He was commissioned from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, and awarded a B.S. degree. He graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. Dr. Gerlinger completed a Transitional Internship at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI; Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA; and a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
Dr. Gerlinger deployed to Kosovo with Task Force Falcon, Operation Joint Guardian, in 2001. He served with the 274th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), the first FST deployed into Afghanistan, for Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. Dr. Gerlinger served with the Joint Special Operations Task Force in the initial actions of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003. He returned to Afghanistan in 2011 with the 936th Forward Surgical Team, serving with the Norwegian Provincial Reconstruction Team at Forward Operating Base Meymaneh. His well-deserved decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and many others.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and on the Education Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Gerlinger is also a reviewer for Military Medicine and the Journal of Arthroplasty. Dr. Gerlinger recently reported on his use of major joint replacements to return American soldiers to active duty. In a series of active soldiers treated with joint replacement 86% returned to active duty while 70% were able to deploy to a combat zone and complete a full tour of duty as assigned.