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Fabio R. Orozco, M.D.

Fabio R. Orozco, M.D.
Specialties: Hip,  Knee Surgeon

Dr. Orozco is a board certified hip and knee surgeon and serves as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Orozco lectures around the globe and participates in numerous international meetings.

He has recently been selected as one of the Delaware Valley's Most Influential Latinos of 2015. 


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Christopher Adams, PA-C
Christopher graduated from Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. He continued his education at Philadelphia University, completing their Physician Assistant Program. Prior to graduate school, he worked as an Emergency Room tech and a personal trainer. He enjoys surfing, skiing, rock climbing and was previously ranked nationally for gymnastics. Christopher works alongside Dr. Fabio Orozco.

Professional Profile


M.D., Colombia School Of Medicine
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, Rothman Institute

Titles & Certifications

Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Publications (Show)


  • Camilo Restrepo, MD, Fabio Orozco, MD, and Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS*, Online Case Report Image Quiz, PVNS of the Hip, JBJS 2007
  • Orozco F, Ong A, Rothman RH.  The role of minimally invasive hip surgery in reducing pain.Instr Course Lect. 2007; 56;121-4 Review.
  • Parvizi J, Sharkey PF, Hozack WJ, Orozco F, Bissett GA, Rothman RH.  Prospective matched-pair analysis of hydroxyapatite-coated and uncoated femoral stems in total hip arthroplasty.  A concise follow-up of a previous report.  J. Bone Joint Surg (A).  86-A(4):  783-786, 2004.
  • Keisu KS, Orozco F, McCallum JD III, Bisset G, Hozack WJ, Sharkey PF, Rothman RH.  Cementless femoral fixation in rheumatoid patient undergoing total hip arthroplasty:  minimum 5 years results.  J Arthroplasty.  2001 Jun; 16(4) 415-21.
  • Keisu KS, Orozco F, Sharkey PF, Hozack WJ, Rothman RH, McGuigan FX.  Primary cementless total hip arthroplasty in octogenarians.  Two to eleven year follow-up  J Bone Joint Surg Am.  2001 Mar; 83-A(3):359-63.
  • Orozco F, Hozack WJ.  Late dislocations after cementless total hip arthroplasty resulting from polyethylene wear.  J Arthroplasty.  2000 Dec; 15(8): 1059-63.

  • Simultaneous vs. Staged Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty, March 2000
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty CME Disclosures, William J. Hozack, M.D., Fabio Orozco, M.D.
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis:  Meta Analysis, March 2000
  • Thrombosis:  Meta Analysis CME Disclosures William J. Hozack, M.D., Fabio Orozco, M.D.

  • November 2007, “Advances in Surgical Technology” Meeting, Hilton New York Hotel, NYC, NY.


  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty and Navigation in Hip Surgery, January 2003
  • Introduction at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons MeetingWilliam J. Hozack, M.D., Fabio Orozco, M.D.
  • “Why are Knee Replacements Failing Today?”, December 2001 Fabio Orozco, M.D.


  • Problem-Solving for Acetabular Revision Surgery, Conference Coverage, February 2001
  • References Cooke CC, Lavernia CJ, Hozack WJ, Phillipon M, Catanzaro RJ, Orozco F

  • Sub-Investigator:  FOCUS: Transfusion trigger trial for functional outcomes in cardiovascular patients undergoing surgical hip fracture repair, Clinical coordinating center – UMDNJ  funded by the National institutes of Health 2006.


  • Sub-Investigator, Pfizer Inc. Protocol A0081133 – A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled study of the efficacy and safety of pregabalin in the treatment of subjects with post-operative pain following total knee arthroplasty (TKA).  August 2007 to present.
  • Principal Investigator, Pfizer Inc. Protocol A3191331 – Gastrointestinal randomized event and safety open-label nsaid study (GI-REASONS):  A randomized, open-label, blinded-endpoint, parallel-group trial of GI safety of celecoxib compared with non-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in osteoarthritis patients.  August 2007 to present.


  • Principal Investigator, unfunded, IRB approved – “Surgeon’s Decision change during total hip arthroplasty procedure based on intra-operative radiograph evaluation”.  January 2008 to present.
  • 11/06 – Present
  • Peer-Reviewer for Journal of Arthroplasty



Recent News

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2013
    A local physician has found a unique use for his iPod during surgery.

    Dr. Fabio Orozco, a joint replacement Surgeon at the Rothman Institute, uses his iPod during replacement surgery. He had used traditional computers to help guide him during surgery but finds DASH – the app-based system, has several advantages.
  • Monday, 28 January 2013
    Rothman Institute is using an iPod to help accuracy when performing total knee replacement surgery. NBC10's Vince Lattanzio went into the OR to see it in action.
  • Wednesday, 01 August 2012
    Area orthopedic surgeons and the Bacharach Institute have together pioneered a new form of rehabilitation, one that is likely to transform the recovery process for the growing number of Americans who have knees or hips replaced.
    Called “day rehab” and conducted at a handful of centers in the region, the therapy restores patient mobility more quickly, doctors say, while cutting the cost of rehabilitation after joint replacement by half or more.

Recent Blogs

  • Friday, 26 September 2014
    If you’re suffering from severe knee pain due to arthritis or repeated injuries, it may be time to consider the benefits of total knee replacement surgery. Call the world-renowned specialists at Rothman Institute to find out how we can provide a long term solution for your knee issue through our incredibly successful and effective total joint replacement procedure for knees. We are one of America’s top joint replacement programs with over 5,000 such procedures performed annually!
  • Monday, 06 October 2014
    After the knee, the hip is the second largest weight-bearing joint in your body. Needless to say, it’s important to take care of it well. Depending on your situation, total hip replacement surgery may be the best option to provide you with the chance to live an active, pain-free life. But how will you know if you really need surgery? Here are a few common causes of hip pain that are often best addressed through a joint replacement procedure.
  • Friday, 27 February 2015
    If you live in New Jersey or anywhere throughout the greater Delaware Valley and you’re experiencing severe knee pain due to advanced osteoarthritis in both knees, you’ll be glad to know that this article contains good news for you! There’s a solution for your pain, an answer for the immobility that’s plagued your daily life...there’s an opportunity for a better future. And it starts at Rothman Institute.
  • Monday, 22 September 2014
    If you had never suffered from pain in your hip, you’d have probably gone your entire life without ever thinking much of that joint at all. You probably wouldn’t have known that the hip is a truly essential support mechanism for the rest of your body. In fact, it is the second-largest weight bearing bone and it facilitates your daily movements. That’s why when hip pain and stiffness do set in; the issue becomes obvious right away.