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Dr. Meldrum is specializing in adult reconstruction with special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery and arthritis.


About DoctorRussell D. Meldrum, MDBoard Certified Hip & Knee Orthopedic Surgeon

Russell D. Meldrum, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in adult reconstruction with a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery and arthritis.

Prior to coming to the Southwest, Dr. Meldrum was a Tenured Associate professor at Indiana University Medical Center and School of Medicine where he served as the Director of Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery.

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • OrthoInfo

Academic Training & Professional Expertise

  • University of ArizonaClinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery2016-Present
  • Indiana PolisAssociate with Tenure2000-2016
  • School of MedicineAssociate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery with Tenure2007-2010
  • University of ArizonaAssistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery1997-2000


  • Acetabular Revision Surgery

    Safe screw placement in acetabular revision surgery

  • Efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine infiltration on postoperative management of total knee arthroplasty

    Knee Arthroscopy
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  • I have had several patient with complex hip issues which I have referred to Dr. Meldrum. His ability to diagnose clinically and then order the correct tests to confirm his diagnosis is excellent. He does the most complex orthopedic cases and many of them are redos from prior failed surgeries.
  • I highly recommend Dr. Russell Meldrum. Seven years ago I needed hip replacements. I had a complicated case and I couldn't find a surgeon willing to attempt the surgeries.
  • I first went to Dr. Meldrum in 2001. He did two hip replacements and one revision for me. He told me exactly what was going to be done. He took awesome care of me.
  • Dr. Meldrum is one of the kindest Dr. I know. He would personally check on me because I had such a hard time. I wold not hesitate to call him again.
  • Dr. Meldrum did bi lateral knee replacement in 2004, After rehab he had to revise one because my leg was broken, the other had infection and he did surgery on it to clean it out.

- Thank You Doctor -

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What’s New in Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

For minimally invasive hip replacement, the surgical technique and artificial implants remain the same as traditional hip replacement however the difference is smaller incisions and minimal soft tissue dissection.

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