Each year, nearly one million Americans have a hip or knee replaced. While the thought of having your hip or knee replaced can be scary, specialists like Dr. Simon Mears have a wealth of experience and some tried and true methods to get their patients back on the move.
Dr. Simon Mears is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at UAMS Health, specializing in hip and knee joint-related conditions. Along with performing hip and knee joint replacements, he offers minimally invasive procedures such as anterior hip replacement and joint revision surgery.
[Dr. Simon Mears, Hip and Knee Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery]
My name is Simon Mears. I’m an orthopedic surgeon. I specialize in joint replacements: knee replacement, hip replacement, revision replacements. I’ve worked at UAMS since 2015.
I was inspired to be a doctor by my father, who’s also an orthopedic surgeon, and as it turns out, does exactly what I do — or perhaps I do exactly what he did. He does a lot of joint replacement as well as trauma work, and I do similar things. He’s in Pittsburgh. I’ve followed in his footsteps.
I treat mainly hip and knee conditions, particularly those in people with worn-out joints. A lot of times, this is older individuals, but sometimes younger, too. I take care of a lot of older patients who have failed hip fractures or have need for revision surgery. And some of these are often very complicated problems that are quite enjoyable to work to get people better.