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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 Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He specializes in Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement and uses special techniques such as Computer Navigation for Total Knee Replacement. Dr. Orozco lectures around the globe and participates in numerous international meetings.


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Jason is a Certified Physician Assistant and graduated from the UMDNJ Physician Assistant Program at Seton Hall University. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University in Biology. Jason worked at various orthopedic practices in Atlantic County before joining the Rothman Institute. He works with Dr. Fabio Orozco specializing in joint care.

Professional Profile


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

Titles & Certifications

Assistant 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


  • 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

  • Wednesday, 03 September 2014
    Hip pain is a common complaint among active, elderly or injured patients who are dealing with damaged cartilage or fractured bones. Dozens of potential treatment options exist, including many non-surgical approaches and for many people, those options will solve the issue in time. While not everyone who experiences hip pain will require hip replacement, it is certainly the best option in some cases. You may be wondering if you are one of those cases. If you’ve been wondering, “do I need total hip replacement?” then this article can serve as a guide to help you identify whether you may be a good candidate for this surgical procedure.
  • Wednesday, 17 September 2014
    Have you recently experience a knee injury, or are you starting to feel as if the range of motion in your knees is on the decline? If you have arthritis or any sort of damage to your cartilage, this can increasingly become a seriously painful and debilitating condition. Sports injuries, diseases, deficiencies, and normal aging processes tend to make it more difficult, if not impossible, for the average person to run, walk, climb, lift heavy objects, and do all of the things that we all enjoy doing throughout our lives. Fortunately, when the pain or limited flexibility of our legs starts to interfere with our usual routines, many of us have the opportunity to relieve our pain and restore our mobility through total knee replacement surgery.
  • Friday, 05 September 2014
    If you are dealing with chronic knee pain, read through the list below to find out whether the discomfort you are experiencing may be due to osteoarthritis in the knee:

    The knee is swollen and painful
    Bending the joint is difficult
    You cannot straightening the knee entirely
    Pain is worst first thing in the morning and then after activity (such as walking up stairs)
    There is a general feeling of weakness in the knee
    The joint sometimes buckles or locks
    There is a clicking or catching sensation when you walk
  • Friday, 22 August 2014
    If you are suffering from severe pain in your hip joints, this may be a result of one or more possible conditions: osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, tumors, fractures, or various other injuries. Many of these problems develop as an inevitable part of the aging process, while others result from accidents, sports injuries, dietary deficiencies, and numerous other disorders. All of these issues can be debilitating for a person at any age or stage of life, and no matter what precautions might be taken to avoid joint deterioration or damage, sometimes surgery is an inevitable solution.