University of Sydney, Australia
Western University, London
Health Sciences Center, Canada
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
Joseph Assini, MD, has lived in Colorado since 2014. He specializes in adult hip and knee replacement and joint reconstruction. His practice focuses mainly on hip and knee replacement and general orthopedic trauma. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, he attended medical school at the University of Sydney in Australia, graduating with honors. Dr. Assini then completed residency training in his hometown of London, Ontario, Canada in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Western University.
After residency, he undertook a clinical fellowship in adult reconstruction and joint replacement at Weill-Cornell Medical College and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he learned from leaders in the field, both past and present. He was trained on modern minimally-invasive techniques and computer-assisted procedures that when used appropriately, can significantly improve a patient’s outcomes. He was also exposed to some of the most complex and difficult cases in the country.
Since 2015 Dr. Assini has worked as a consultant for Microport Orthopedics. In that time, he has helped design a new femoral stem for hip replacement. Additionally, Dr. Assini is part of 5 surgeon team that has designed, tested and introduced a novel technique for hip replacement. Known as AnteriorPATH or Anterior Portal Assisted Total Hip, this technique has been designed to make the anterior hip approach less invasive and can offer faster healing for patients. Currently the technique is be taught by Dr. Assini and other designing surgeons to physicians around North America and Europe.
Dr. Assini is currently participating in multiple clinical studies. You may be asked by Dr. Assini or his team to participate. It is always your choice whether you participate or not, but each study is being conducted to help improve total joint replacements and associated outcomes.
Associations & Certifications
In the area of research, Dr. Assini has extensively studied the effects of metal-on-metal total hip implants. He examined the reasons for failure and how to manage patients with these failed implants. This study, in addition to some of Dr. Assini’s past research, has been selected for presentation at national and international meetings.
In his spare time, Dr. Assini enjoys many outdoor activities, including golf, skiing and mountain biking. Both he and his wife are very excited to share the lifestyle Colorado offers with their two daughters.