David W. Fitz, M.D.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Harvard College, Boston, MA 
  • Doctor of Medicine: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Internship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Primary/Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Post-Traumatic Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee
  • Geriatric Fracture Care

Surgeries

  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Complex total hip and knee revision
  • Primary/Revision hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Minimally invasive total hip replacement (Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement)
  • Minimally-invasive partial knee replacement (unicompartmental)
  • Hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture
  • Open reduction internal fixation (repair) of hip fractures
  • Minimally invasive (quadriceps-sparing) total knee replacement
  • Post-Traumatic Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee
  • Hemiresurfacing arthroplasty of the hip (partial hip replacement)

Diagnosis

  • Osteoarthritis (hip/knee)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (hip/knee)
  • Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis of the femoral head)
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Metastatic disease of the hip/pelvis/knee
  • Hip fracture
  • Meniscus tears in the knee
  • Hip impingement (femoroacetabular osteoplasty)
  • Painful total hip or total knee
  • Periprosthetic infections
  • Joint infections
  • Hip dislocation
  • Dislocated Hip/knee
  • Post traumatic arthritis
  • Geriatric Fracture