Adventist Health Lodi Memorial welcomes new orthopedic surgeon


Stephen Howell, MD, has been recruited by Adventist Health Lodi Memorial as a new orthopedic surgeon with a focus on knee joint care.

Stephen Howell, MD

Howell comes to the health system with more than 30 years of experience. His areas of expertise has been as clinician, researcher and innovator in total knee replacement, according to a release issued by AHLM.

Howell’s education includes a medical degree at Northwestern University and his orthopedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is also a retired military professional. Howell has taken his knowledge and educated other physicians on five continents, sharing his patented approach to surgery called the “kinematically aligned knee.”

According to AHLM, “The kinematic approach naturally aligns the knee by custom positioning the implants to the native joint line of the knee, like it was before arthritis developed. Dr. Howell performed the first kinematically aligned total knee replacement in January 2006 and now performs more than 500 per year. The approach allows for shorter lengths of stay, quicker return to prior function and consistent and reproducible outcomes for his patients.”

Howell’s practices are located at 1235 W. Vine St., Ste. 22, in Lodi and at 8120 Timberlake Way, Ste. 112, in Sacramento.


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