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Anthony K. Hedley, MD, FRCS

doc-hedleyArthritis and Reconstructive Surgery

A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Anthony K. Hedley, M.D., FRCS, is a recognized orthopaedic surgeon, author, researcher and educator, specializing in joint reconstruction and replacement as well as arthritis. An extremely skilled surgeon, Dr. Hedley is known as “the doctor’s doctor.” In addition to being listed in the “Who’s Who Worldwide,” Dr. Hedley has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” every year since its inception in 1992.

Holding several patents, Dr. Hedley has been involved in the design and development of hip and knee implants for 26 years. He is the principal investigator in several research projects investigating joint replacements and has received numerous awards and honors, including the Hip Society’s Otto Aufranc and John Charnley awards for his outstanding contributions to reconstructive hip surgery.

An internationally-recognized speaker, Dr. Hedley was featured in several documentaries that were nationally syndicated on PBS and several cable channels, including Discovery Health. His documentaries include:

  • “The Implant: Hip Revision Surgery”
  • “The Implant II: Knee Replacement”
  • “The Implant III: Hip Revision Surgery”

Dr. Hedley received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is registered as a specialist orthopaedic surgeon from the South African Medical and Dental Council. He completed his fellowship in orthopaedic surgery at St. Thomas Hospital in London, and his postdoctoral studies in orthopaedic surgery and bio-engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery) — where he also served as an assistant professor of surgery/orthopaedics. In 1982, Dr. Hedley joined Affiliated Bone & Joint Surgeons (ABJS) in Phoenix, Ariz. ABJS became the Arizona Institute for Bone & Joint Disorders, where he served as president. He was also the chairman of orthopaedics at St. Luke’s Medical Center from 1987 to 2005.


I had a total hip replacement a week and a day ago. I was walking (with a walker) the day of my surgery, and walking unassisted the day after my surgery. At this point, I am walking without assistance. Dr. Anthony Hedley was my surgeon – I believe Dr. Hedley is the greatest orthopedic surgeon ever! I was a little anxious going into the surgery – completely unnecessary! I am still having some pain – from the muscles only. There is no pain from the joint at all. The pain from the muscles will go away soon. As far as I’m concerned, there is no greater orthopedic surgeon on this planet!

Stephen Glenn


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