Timothy J. Henderson, MD, FAAOS
Dr. Timothy Henderson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice for over 8 years. After working as the director of a busy orthopedic surgery department in Columbus, GA, Dr. Henderson completed a self-designed mini-fellowship focusing on the study of minimally invasive and outpatient anterior total hip replacement. He has since become an instructor of the technique and actively designs technology to make the process even less invasive.
A native of Livingston, New Jersey, Dr. Henderson recently returned to his home state and, after a short time as the Director and Chief of the Orthopedic Service at Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, became the newest member of Gotham City Orthopedics in 2014.
Dr. Henderson’s main interest lies in minimally invasive total hip replacements, earning him a reputation for being one of the best hip surgeons in New Jersey and New York.
Additionally, Dr. Henderson is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine from UCLA where he assisted in the care of Division I and professional athletes and developed extensive knowledge and expertise in arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, total joint arthroplasty of the knee and shoulder, and traumatic injuries in both children and adults.
Total Hip Replacement Innovations
Dr. Timothy Henderson is the surgeon designer of the ATHELLO table extension. The ATHELLO, which stands for Anterior Total Hip Equal Leg Length Operation, is a table extension device which allows the surgeon to safely manipulate the hip in order to perform a total hip replacement without cutting through any muscles, tendons or ligaments.
This dramatically decreases trauma to soft tissues, greatly reduces the chance of post-operative hip dislocation, and radically speeds recovery. With the use of the ATHELLO and the direct anterior approach, select patients may be able to return home the same day as the total hip replacement surgery, and can even have their procedure performed in an outpatient surgery center instead of a hospital.
Meet Dr. Henderson
Education & Certifications
Dr. Timothy Henderson has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2009 and is an elected member of the Fellowship of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS). Dr. Henderson completed his Residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, received his Medical Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA.
Orthopedic Technology Advancements
Dr. Timothy Henderson remains at the forefront of the advancement of orthopedic procedures and technology and is actively designing products that are currently being used within the orthopedic surgery community.
Dr. Henderson has performed over 300 anterior total hip replacements with his muscle sparing technique without complications. Most of his patients are able to go home the same day and return to their lives much faster and with much less pain than the patients who undergo traditional total hip replacements with other surgeons. Because of this, he is considered one of the top hip surgeon in New Jersey and New York.