“I believe very strongly that my role as a surgeon is to help every patient make the best decision for his or her needs. Joint replacement surgery is an elective operation done to improve a patient’s quality of life; therefore, I want my patients to be completely informed prior to surgery so they are mentally and physically ready for the operation.”
Qualifications and experience
- Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders, Orthopedic Trauma
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado School of Medicine (2008)
Duke University (2013)
Aaron A. Hofmann Adult Reconstruction (2014)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery American Board of Medical Specialties General Orthopaedics 2016
- Clinical interest for patients
Dr. Schaeffer’s clinical interests include rapid-recovery techniques, such as direct-anterior hip replacement and muscle-sparing total and partial knee replacement, complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement, periprosthetic joint infection, periprosthetic fracture treatment, and robotic-assisted surgery.
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