Dr. Palutsis' CV
For Dr. Palutsis, Less Scalpel Means More Good Health
Whether it's at national meetings, or conferences on Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgeon Roger Palutsis, M.D., advocates for minimally-invasive surgeries and procedures that result in faster recoveries and cost savings for eligible patients.
Many of Dr. Palutsis'
patients return to work and active lives within a few weeks of surgery - even after total hip replacements.
non-traditional specialties include minimally invasive, two-incision hip replacements, and custom knee implants using 3-D imaging that enables precise measurements of the knee for exact bone cutting and
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Dr. Roger Palutsis
As a Sports Medicine fellowship-trained surgeon, Dr. Palutsis embraces minimally invasive surgery in
nearly all aspects of surgery, including endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery and advanced arthroscopic surgery.
published the results of his
first 200 hip replacements performed through the two-incision technique in the peer-reviewed Journal of Arthroplasty
A key finding: "The 2-incision technique can be performed with a low risk of major complications.
This article has been referenced numerous times, and has been republished in the Bone & Joint Journal
Since the writing of that article, Dr. Palutsis
has performed nearly 1,000 consecutive hip replacements through the two-incision procedure.
says Dr. Palutsis
"We're not cutting muscle, so there's much less trauma to the muscle.
Because of that, patients avoid the time and cost of physical therapy, skilled care, visiting nurse services and blood thinners."
As lead physician at the Carnation Clinic
in America's heartland in Alliance, Ohio, Dr. Palutsis'
patients travel from across the United States to see him.
In addition to minimally invasive approaches, Dr. Palutsis'
work encompasses traditional orthopedic procedures,advanced sports medicine care and treatment, and children's orthopaedic conditions.
An article he
co-authored in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery on the orthopedic manifestation
of prune-belly (Eagle-Barrett) syndrome among children can be viewed on the website of the U.S. National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health
In the community of Alliance, Dr. Palutsis
is a familiar figure as team physician for the University of Mount Union
for the past 22 years.
This includes taking care of the championship Purple Raiders football team of the University of Mount Union
in any division.
The team has clinched 11 NCAA Division III national titles - a record for any football program in any division in playoff standings.
Orthopaedic Residency at Northwestern University
hometown of Chicago, Dr. Palutsis
was involved with the care of many of the professional athletes with the Chicago Cubs, Bulls and Bears.
He later served teams at Auburn University and Valdosta State College.
In treating athletes, too, Dr. Palutsis
adheres to a philosophy of using the least-invasive techniques to heal injuries as quickly as possible.
As a former Fellow of the Hughston Sports Medicine Society in Columbus, Georgia, Dr. Palutsis embraces the core Hughston belief:
In addition to being a Hughston Fellow, Dr. Palutsis is a current Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Palutsis is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and Chicago's Rush Medical College.
residency at the Northwestern University
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
He is former President of the Medical Staff at Alliance Community Hospital.
awards, Dr. Palutsis
received the Hughston Society Fellowship Research Award in 1992, and the Orthopaedic Surgeon of the Year Award in 2009.