Dr. Fritz Boettner is a specialist in joint-preserving arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive total joint replacements of the knee and hip.
His practice concentrates on the nonsurgical and surgical treatment of early arthritis. As part of a patient-centered individual approach, he performs arthroscopic cartilage surgery and joint preserving osteotomies, as well as minimally invasive total joint replacements and resurfacings.
“Minimal invasive surgery reduces surgical trauma, resulting in advantages for early rehabilitation," he says. "In addition, patients love their cosmetically appealing incision.”
Born in Germany, Dr. Boettner studied at the top international centers for his specialty, completing fellowships in four sub-areas, as well as additional training in pelvic osteotomies and open hip dislocation with surgeons in Germany, Switzerland and the United States. He has authored an orthopedic textbook, as well as numerous scientific publications.
Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Hip and Knee
Travelling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association
OrthoBiotech OREF Award for Excellence in Blood Management
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
German Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society (GOOC)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)
United Healthcare Compass
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Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Boettner as of March 23, 2015.
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MD, Rostock University Medical School, Rostock, Germany
MD, Stellenbosch University Medical School, Capetown, South Africa
MD, New York University Medical School, New York
MD, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans
Muenster University Hospital, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Muenster, Germany, 1998
Muenster University Hospital, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Muenster, Germany, 2003
Research Fellowship: Surgical Arthritis, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 1999
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship specializing in hip and knee replacement and joint preservation surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 2004
Sports Medicine Fellowship specializing in complex arthroscopic shoulder surgery, shoulder replacement, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with the renowned Dr. Richard Hawkins, Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Spartanburg, 2005
Hip Arthroscopy Fellowship with Dr. Marc Philippon, Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, 2006
German Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Boettner is the author of an orthopedic textbook, as well as numerous scientific publications and book chapters.
Boettner F, Sculco TP. Total Hip Arthroplasty: Minimizing Complication in the Elderly Woman. Careful Preoperative Screening May be Most Important. Womans Health Orthopedic Edition 2001; 4(4): 117-124.
Boettner F, Zawasky M, Su EP, Bostrom M, Palm L, Ryd L, Sculco TP. The Influence of the Weight Bearing Protocol on Implant Migration after Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty. A Radiostereometric Analysis. Clin Orthop 2005; 436: 132-137.
Boettner F, TP Sculco. Minimal-Invasive –Posterolateral Approach. Sem Arthropl 2005; 16 (3): 172-178.
Boettner F, Delgado S, Sculco TP. Mini-Incision Total Hip Replacement – The Posterolateral Approach. Am J Orthop 2006; 35: 218-224.
Sculco TP, Boettner F. The Posterolateral Mini-incision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Instr Course Lect 2006; 55: 205-214.
Boettner F, Sculco TP. Complication of Mini Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty in “The Adult Hip,” JJ Callhaghan, AG Rosenberg, HE Rubash; 2nd Ed 2007, Philadelphia; pages 1562-1569.
Boettner F, Altneu E, Sculco TP. Chapter 21: Mini-Posterior Total Hip Arthroplasty "Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Hip", edited by Drs. Brown, Cui, Mihalko, and Saleh. 2009.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Boettner F. Labral Pathology: Resection or Repair. 2nd Interdisciplinary Joint Symposium. Friburg, Germany, November, 2008.
Boettner F. Hip Resurfacing: The Ideal Treatment for the Young and Active Patient. 2nd Interdisciplinary Joint Symposium. Friburg, Germany, November, 2008.
Boettner F. Hip Resurfacing: Instructional Video. 2nd Interdisciplinary Joint Symposium. Friburg, Germany, November, 2008.
Boettner F. Hip Arthroscopy: Labral Repair Instructional Video. 2nd Interdisciplinary Joint Symposium. Friburg, Germany, November, 2008.
Boettner F. Partial Knee Replacement. 20th Annual Holiday Knee Course. New York, USA, December, 2008.
Boettner F. Partial Knee Replacement. 11th Annual Symposium – Current Advances in Surgery. Cancun, Mexico, December, 2008.
Dr. Boettner is actively involved in clinical and basic science research, including a clinical study comparing outcomes for uni-, bicompartmental-, and total knee replacements. He is also quite interested in joint preserving surgeries around the hip, as well as hip resurfacing.
Radiostereometric Analysis for Total Joint Arthroplasty
Early Arthritis and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Partial Knee Replacement and MIS Knee Replacement
Hip Arthroscopy vs. Hip Resurfacing
Dr. Boettner utilizes an online patient portal. Using secure technology you can access your records, review test results, request or change appointments, print statements or make payments. To use this option, please enter the patient portal.
Dr. Boettner specializes in minimally invasive anterior and posterior total hip replacement. He will advise you which approach is best suited for your condition. There are different precautions after each of these procedures!Anterior MIS Total Hip Replacement
Please meet my team:
Leslie Ann Brown
Leslie Ann has been my office manager since the beginning of my practice in 2006. She is the soul of my practice and her caring personality will ensure that you feel comfortable during your treatment with us. She oversees the practice operation and is personally involved with many aspects of your care, including scheduling your surgical procedure and arranging preoperative testing. Leslie will handle all insurance related issues and can answer questions you might have regarding coverage or bill.
Leslie’s Email: email@example.com
Danielle Perkins, PA-C
Danielle Perkins is a Physician Assistant and joined the practice in February 2009. While I am directly involved in any aspect of your care she has greatly helped me free up time for my patients. She serves as an extension of my care. She will be the first person you meet when coming to your appointment in the office and will be with you by helping me during your pre-operative evaluations, by assisting me in surgery, and by rounding with me in the hospital and providing post-operative care. Danielle worked at Hospital for Special Surgery before she started with me and has extensive knowledge on all aspects of surgical and nonsurgical care and can answer many of your questions when I am not immediately available.
Danielle’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Sabsels Lyons, PA-C
Michelle Sabsels Lyons is a Physician Assistant. She jointed my practice in 2012 to help me improve the service to our patients. She has also been instrumental in reducing wait time during office hours. Michelle also assists me in surgery and makes sure that my patients are always cared for by somebody familiar with my protocols. Michelle is in charge of all forms and prescription refills and manages the patient portal.
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Nadeen Tirado joined my practice’s as medical secretary in November 2007 to help Leslie manage the growing practice. Nadeen will be answering many of your phone calls. She is the miracle worker behind the scenes. Her duties consist of scheduling appointments, preparing and forwarding any necessary medical forms/documents, and preparing medical records by request. Nadeen speaks fluent Spanish.
Nadeen’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Larson joined us in 2012 to help us reduce our patients wait time on the phone and make sure that you can always reach the practice. She will schedule your appointments and refer your clinical questions to me. Erin also coordinates the office days and handles x-ray orders.
Erin's Email: LarsonE@hss.edu
Dr. Boettner participates with the following insurance plans:
- Oxford Freedom and Medicare Advantage
- United Healthcare (HMO,EPO, POS, PPO) (please speak to us if you have the Empire Plan)
- Aetna (HMO,EPO, POS, PPO)
- BCBS (PPO, EPO and INDEMNITY, HMO, POS)
- Cigna (HMO, EPO, POS, PPO)
- Connecticare (HMO, POS, PPO)
- Vytra (HMO)
- Classic Network (Classic HMO)
- Prime Network (HMO, POS: Access I, Access II, Prime, Prime POS, Choice Plus Direct, HMO Direct)
- Premium Network (HMO, POS, PPO, EPO: Access I, Access II, POS, HMO)
Hospital for Special Surgery participates with many insurance plans.
If Dr. Boettner does not participate with your particular insurance plan, you still may have coverage subject to the availability of "out-of-network" benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact Leslie Ann Brown (email@example.com) in our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.We do provide care for patients with GHI and other plans with out of network benefits, please contact Leslie for more information.
Dr. Boettner also offers surgeries for international patients or patients without health insurance 4 times a year in a hospital in Munich, Germany. Please call or email Leslie to receive more information.
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