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Joseph P. Nessler


Dr. Nessler received his orthopedic training at the Rochester Mayo Clinic. He has a specialty practice in hip and knee joint replacement as well as revision joint replacement. Dr. Nessler joined St. Cloud Orthopedic Association in 1991, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as well as the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Dr. Nessler is a consultant for Stryker Orthopedics, a worldwide leader in Orthopedics implants and Robotics for Orthopedic surgery. Currently, he consults in the development of new surgical techniques, clinical testing of new implant designs as well as computer and robotically assisted surgery. Dr. Nessler has developed a muscle-sparing hip replacement technique in conjunction with Stryker. In July, 2004 computer assisted navigation was incorporated into his hip surgeries. Navigation in knee surgeries began in January 2005. Robotic assisted surgery in conjunction with muscle sparing hip and knee techniques now allows Dr. Nessler to offer quick recovery and outpatient hip and knee replacement procedures to patients that qualify. Dr. Nessler is currently involved in developing methods for using 3D computer models and specialized pre-operative imaging to individualize each patient’s hip replacement surgery to maximize function after surgery.