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Spencer H. Summers, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement

About Dr. Summers

 

Dr. Spencer Summers is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive, complex, and revision hip and knee replacements. He has a particular interest in anterior hip replacement, hip resurfacing, robotic-assisted or computer-navigated surgeries, and revision hip and knee replacements. His philosophy for patient care is to always start with the most simple or conservative approach and to treat patients as he would treat his own family. He tries to understand the goals of each patient and how their hip or knee disorder hinders them from achieving their best life. By working together, Dr. Summers and his patients will create a unique, patient-centered treatment plan to help the patient achieve their goals.

At Vanderbilt University, Dr. Summers graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with honors in Spanish and Pre-medical studies. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he graduated at the top of his class and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. After medical school he remained at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital for his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery. In his residency, he was elected chief administrative resident by his peers and deemed an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopedic Association. Dr. Summers concluded his training at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis where he completed his fellowship in hip and knee preservation, resurfacing and replacement.

Dr. Summers is passionate about utilizing research and technology to further the field of hip and knee replacement and improve patient outcomes. He has published his research in leading, peer-reviewed journals such as The Bone and Joint Journal, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, as well as the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. His research has been presented at regional, national and international meetings and he has won numerous research awards. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

A native of South Florida, Dr. Summers attended Saint Andrew's High School where he competed in soccer and lacrosse. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing soccer, and staying active.

Departments

Special Expertise

Computer-navigated joint replacement
Direct anterior hip replacement
Hip and knee periprosthetic fractures and infections
Hip resurfacing
Quad-sparing partial and total knee replacement
Robotic-assisted joint replacement
Revision hip and knee replacement

Procedures

Hip:
Anterior approach total hip replacement
Hip resurfacing
Minimally invasive total hip replacement
Revision hip replacement
Robotic and computer navigation surgery

Knee:
Quad-sparing total knee replacement
Quad-sparing partial knee replacement
Revision knee replacement
Robotic and computer navigation surgery

Patient Stories

Insurance

If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

Orthopedic Surgeon, HSS Florida

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Board eligible

Awards

Florida Orthopaedic Society Research Competition, 1st place, 2021
American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum, nominee, 2020
Florida Orthopaedic Society Research Competition, 1st place, 2020
Florida Orthopaedic Society Research Competition, 1st place, 2019
Florida Orthopaedic Society Resident Orthobowl Champion, 2019
Gold Humanism Honor Society, Inductee and Tow Award Winner, 2016
OITE Resident top score, 2016
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2015
Medical IBIS – Student Research Spotlight, 2014
Katharine B. Woodward Prize for Excellence in Spanish Studies, 2011

Education

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 2016
Internship: University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 2017
Residency: University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 2021
Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2022

State Licensure

Languages

English, Spanish

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Summers

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Presentations

Summers, S. "Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty for extra-articular deformity." Innovations and Technology in Orthopedics Annual Conference. January 29, 2022. Podium Presentation.

Summers, S., Sabeh, K., Vakharia, R., Buller, L., Bedair, H., Roche, M., Time to Conversion Total Hip Arthroplasty Following Acetabular Fracture Operative Fixation and Associated Cost and Complications. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Diego, California. August 31- September 3, 2021. Poster Presentation

Summers, S., Ocksrider, J., Vakharia, R., Yakkanti, R., Roche, M., Hernandez, V. Effects of Venous Insufficiency in Primary TKA: An Analysis of 1.2 Millions Patients. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, Texas. November 5-8, 2020. Poster Presentation

Summers, S., Sabeh, K., Vakharia, R., Buller, L., Bedair, H., Roche, M., Time to Conversion Total Hip Arthroplasty Following Acetabular Fracture Operative Fixation and Associated Cost and Complications. Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Palm Beach, Florida. July 2, 2020. Podium Presentation

Nigh, E., Summers, S., Nguyen, D., Conway, S. "Supplemental Vitamin D and Calcium Intake Among the Osteoporotic Population in the United States: A Retrospective NHANES Study." Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 12-16, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Summers, Nigh, Sabeh, Robinson. "Clinical and Radiographic outcomes of THR with a 3-part Metaphyseal Osseointegrated Titanium Alloy Stem Enhanced with Low Plasticity Burnishing: a mean 5 year follow-up study" Presented at the Technology and Innovation in Orthopedics Symposium, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Jan 2019.

Robinson, R., Summers, S. Radiological and Clinical Outcomes Using A Unique Three-Part Metaphyseal Osseointegration Stem in Complex Total Hip Arthroplasty: Good Results at Five Years. Presented at the Hip Society annual meeting. New York, NY. 2018 Nov 10.

Grau LC, Summers S, Massel DH, Hutson JJ, Ong AC, Hernandez VH. Mental Health Disease and Perioperative Outcomes following Hip Surgery. 26th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dallas, TX. 2016 Nov 10-13.

Summers S, Grau LC, Massel DH, Ong A Hernandez V. Trends in Surgical Management and Perioperative Outcomes of Femoral Neck Fractures in the US. Presented at the Annual PanPacific Orthopaedic Conference, International Congress for Joint Reconstruction Meeting. Kona, Hawaii. 2016 Aug 10-13..

Grau LC, Massel DH, Summers S, Zych G, Ong A, Hernandez V. Operative Trends in the Treatment of Hip Fractures and the Role of Total Hip Arthroplasty. Presented at the Annual PanPacific Orthopaedic Conference, International Congress for Joint Reconstruction Meeting. Kona, Hawaii. 2016 Aug 10-13.

Research

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Summers as of March 27, 2023.

DePuy - Consultant

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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