Dr. Roger H. Emerson Jr.
Board Certified in Orthopaedics
Aufranc Fellow in Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Tufts University
Dr. Roger H. Emerson comes from a family of physicians. His father was an obstetrician and his grandfather a general surgeon. "It was very natural for me to pursue medicine," says Dr. Emerson.
"What made me want to pursue orthopaedics was seeing the excellent results my father experienced when he had total hip surgery. While I was in college, my father's hip became increasingly uncomfortable, and he was unable to ski with the family or play ball with his kids. After his surgery, he was like a new man."
Dr. Emerson completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College, his medical education at Yale Medical School and orthopaedic studies at Harvard. He was the chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellow in reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of both the Knee Society and Hip Society, highly selective organizations made up of the most prestigious joint surgeons in the United States. He has been the director of the Joint Institute at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and is active in teaching and research.
He has focused on primary hip and knee surgery, especially using less invasive techniques. He offers hip surgery using the anterior supine approach, which helps patients recover faster with less pain. He also offers partial knee implants and total knee surgery using custom instrument guides designed exclusively for each patient.