Mark Channer, MD
Total Knee Joint Replacement Surgery
Total Hip Joint Replacement Surgery
Dr. Channer is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in total knee joint replacement and total hip joint replacement surgery. Dr. Channer likes to work with his patients to help them make informed decisions about the right time for surgery. Dr. Channer offers his patients the option of the Anterior Approach for hip joint replacement surgery.
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, 1986-1990
Internship: General Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, 1990-1991
Research: Total Joint Biomechanics Lab, Duke University, North Carolina, 1993-1995
Residency: Orthopedic Residency, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1996-2000
Fellowship: Total Joint Replacement, Mooresville, Indiana with Dr. Merrill Ritter, 2000-2001
State Licensed: Indiana, Montana
Joined Practice: 2001
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Montana Medical Association
Anterior Approach for Total Joint Hip Replacement
Dr. Channer offers his patients the option of Anterior Approach for hip replacement surgery. Unlike traditional minimally invasive hip replacement techniques that access the hip from behind (posterior approach), the Anterior Approach uses an incision at the front (anterior) of the hip. By approaching the hip joint from the front the surgeon can go between the muscles that surround the hip joint, reducing trauma to the tissues surrounding the hip. The goal for the patient is a shorter hospital stay and earlier mobilization.
“Dr. Channer is the best!! His staff is so friendly. I highly recommend him.” Velma, Dec 2019
“My experience with Msla Bone and Joint is very positive. Dr Channer is a really fine surgeon and a real person. I think he is the best as I had a really damaged knee that he replaced and after 2 and1/2 months works well. he said I will be ready for hunting season. I had a new knee 20 days from my first appointment with Msla bone and joint. All the preliminary surgery tests were done at Community Hospital on my first visit. Really top notch and efficient.” Ralph, online review 2019
“I want to thank the full surgery staff, Dr. Channer and Judy especially. I was treated so well and refer other people to Dr. Mark Channer if they need hip or knee replacement. Thank you everyone.” Cathy, June 2019
“MBJ is an excellent organization. Efficiently operated by caring, skilled staff and surgeons. I had my hip replaced by Dr. Mark Channer. He explained my hip problem in detail and the recommended procedure to fix the hip. He answered all questions and the instructions for surgery and recovery were excellent. Surgery went very well and I was up and walking 5 hrs after the procedure. Went home the next day and only needed pain meds for 2 days. Great experience with Missoula Community Hospital and MBJ. Highly recommend.” Rick P. online review 3-5-19
“Dr. Channer is very efficient in bone surgery as well as very compassionate. I would also recommend Dr. Channer and his staff for their abilities in the follow-up procedures.” Louis S. online review 2019
“In 2010 Dr. Channer replaced my left hip and it has performed great. On Jan. 21, 2019 he replaced my right hip. It has been 10 days now and I feel great. No use of opiates and I never experienced any pain. I have been up and walking and currently walking close to a half mile a day.” Richard S. 1-31-19 online review
“Dr. Channer suggested that I did not need more surgery and what was actually wrong with my knee. He sent me for more PT and it is making a difference. I appreciate his input and thank him very much for his time.” Gwen Q., Nov 2016. “This was a very successful surgery and I give credit due to a well-seasoned surgeon (Dr. Channer) and his staff. I am currently walking and hiking 4-5 miles daily and work out at the gym every other day. As of this date I have had 12 major surgeries and this knee replacement was the toughest to overcome. It takes a lot of work on the patient, through physical therapy and muscle training but well worth the time and patience.” John B., Jan 2017.
“I have just returned from my appointment with Dr. Channer. This experience was wonderful! Wait time in reception was minimal. X-rays taken efficiently and pleasantly. Wait time to see the doctor was minimal. Administration of the injection a good experience. In all this was a pleasant doctor’s appointment!” Sharon H.
“Excellent care and surgeon.” Kathryn Davis, Jan 2017.
“I had had two knee surgeries at Missoula Bone and Joint. Dr. Channer performed both and I am so thankful to have him as my doctor. My first surgery was to correct a total knee replacement by my doctor out of state and the second was to give me a new knee that works properly. Dr. Channer and his entire staff are all very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend MBJ for your needs.” Harvey Uttinger, Feb 2017.
“I am happy to have returned to my usual activities and have for the past 2 months skied and taught as a PSIA (professional ski instructor association) adaptive instructor for Eagle Mount at Showdown. The year prior to the knee replacement I was a participant in the program learning to mono ski. I have also been riding my horses without pain. I exercise at the gym regularly without pain and walking is no longer painful.” Charmaine Nicholson, March 2017.