Timothy J. Henderson, MD, FAAOS
Dr. Timothy Henderson is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who has been in practice for 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 is active in technology design 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, has become the newest member of Gotham City Orthopedics. He joined Gotham City Orthopedics in September 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. 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 the child and adult.
Dr. 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, selected patients may be able to be discharged home the same day from the hospital after total hip replacement surgery or can even have their procedure performed in an outpatient surgery center. Because of this, Dr. Henderson is known as one of the best hip surgeons New Jersey has available.
Meet Dr. Henderson
Dr. Henderson has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2009 (Board Certified) and is an elected member of the Fellowship of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (FAAOS). He 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.
Dr. Henderson remains at the forefront of advancement of Orthopedic procedures and technology and is active in the design of 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 do the patients who undergo traditional total hip replacements with other surgeons. Because of this, he is considered one of the top hip surgeon New Jersey have to offer.