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.
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, 1986-1990
Internship: General Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado, 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
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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.