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Ronald E. Delanois, M.D.

Current Appointment

Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement

Medical School

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)

Ronald E. Delanois, M.D., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who has more than 20 years of experience with complex hip, knee and shoulder reconstructive surgery. He is the division director of the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement (CJPR), the director of Hip, Knee and Shoulder Surgery, and also the director of the Research Division and Research Fellowship Program. His emphasis is on diagnostic, arthroscopic and joint preserving procedures for the hip, knee and shoulder. He served 24 years in the United States Air Force; for eight years he was the division head of the Adult Reconstructive Service at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Delanois and his team deliver advanced orthopedic solutions to patients who suffer from a multitude of joint aliments.

He has performed thousands of arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures. He is involved with the latest cutting-edge technology that allows the patient to return to a full and active lifestyle in the shortest amount of time.


Dr. Delanois believes in conservative management as a first line of defense whenever possible. This involves educating patients and their families on nonsurgical as well as surgical techniques available, oral medication, injections and physical therapy. When surgery is indicated, Dr. Delanois believes in performing joint-preserving procedures first. This allows the patient a faster recovery as well as a quicker return to a normal life.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Delanois’ area of experience is with complex hip, knee and shoulder reconstructive surgery. He specializes in the diagnostic, arthroscopic and joint restoration procedures for these joints.


Dr. Delanois participates as a volunteer surgeon during mission trips to Haiti to help those with orthopedic problems.

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