Gerald Butler, MD

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Gerald Butler, MD

Personal Biography:

Dr. Butler is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice since 1973. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Medical School. Dr. Butler completed residency training at the University of Texas in Houston.

He is a member of the Oregon Association of Orthopedists and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

In many cases, Dr. Butler uses patient-specific customized surgical instruments for total knee replacements. Before knee replacement surgery, each patient receives an MRI to create an image of the existing joint. That image is then used to create a 3-D replica of the joint. With that replica, Dr. Butler decides where to make the correct cuts and a custom guide is created to those specifications. This template guide then clips onto the bones during surgery to show the surgeon exactly where to cut.

Since all the planning is done before-hand, surgery is simply a matter of using the template and making the cuts. And shorter surgery times mean less risk for patients.

“This is going to be the new standard for surgeries. The process is safer for patients and helps ensure a better knee after surgery,” said Dr. Butler. “And that’s the whole point of a joint replacement – getting my patients back to enjoying their everyday lives.”

Learn more about the cutting-edge, custom fit knee replacement technology that Dr. Butler uses at zimmer.com.

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree: University of Oklahoma
Medical degree: University of Oklahoma Medical School
Residency: University of Texas
Board certification: Orthopedic surgery

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Specialty:

  • Orthopedics
    Orthopedics is the medical specialty that treats deformities or functional impairments of the bones and joints and associated muscles and ligaments. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital conditions. More details...