Dr. Wayne Paprosky Receives Prestigious John Charnley Award

November 28, 2018

Dr. Wayne G. Paprosky, a hip and knee reconstruction and replacement specialist at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, recently returned from England where he was awarded the John Charnley Award and medal by the John Charnely Trust. The award, presented by Mr. Martin Porter, one of the last physicians to have trained under John Charnley, is given to one physician in the world who has contributed to the field of total joint replacement. Sir John Charnley is considered the founder of the modern hip replacement and the award named after him is regarded as one of the most prestigious in the arthroplasty field.

Dr. Paprosky is also considered a pioneer of the procedure, as he was one of the first surgeons to perform total hip surgery with cement-less implants, which is today's standard. He developed the Paprosky Classification used worldwide for performing Revision surgery. Dr. Paprosky and his colleague Dr. Charles Engh developed and implanted the first gender specific hip for women 15 years ago. These concepts have lead to the development of today's gender specific implants for active females. In addition, Dr. Paprosky performs minimally invasive total hip and knee surgery enabling patients to go home within 24 hours.

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