Jerry Lorio M.D.
Arkansas Bone and Joint
Dr. Lorio has a balanced practice in general orthopedic surgery and joint reconstructive surgery and has passed his Board Certification in both of these areas of interest.
Dr. Lorio’s professional passion is in the field of patient-specific knee replacement. He has designed a series of techniques and instrumentation to optimize balancing, alignment and rotation using conventional implants. He believes every knee has a unique design, and a knee replacement should model that design. Each patient is provided with a custom knee replacement based on their size, rotation, alignment and deformity. Since implementing this system in 2008, he has seen improved outcomes in motion, stability, return to function and patient satisfaction. There is also a significant cost savings to the healthcare system, as this technique does not rely on CT, MRI, computer navigation, custom implants or robots to provide a custom knee replacement. Some of his techniques and instruments have been acquired by a major medical device maker. He also enjoys performing anterior hip replacement and shoulder surgery.
Dr. Lorio treats patients in a way he would want a member of his family treated and recognizes that it is a team effort among patient, physician, and the hospital, with open lines of communication to achieve the optimal result. He is married to Allison Lorio, M.D., a part-time anesthesiologist at Arkansas Surgical Hospital.
Undergraduate: Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
Medical School: Louisiana State University College of Medicine 1993
Certification(s): M.D., American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Internship(s): University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Transitional Internship
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Orthopedic Surgery
Additional Professional Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Family: Married, 4 children
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Hobbies: Golf, fishing, hunting
Original Hometown: Alexandria, LA