Dr. John Hur is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult hip and knee reconstruction and trauma. He is an expert at the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) to hip replacement. It is the latest technique that requires no muscle cutting, thereby improving recovery with less pain. The anterior approach also allows much better reproduction of leg lengths and ensures accurate placement of the hip replacement parts, improving stability. This has great advantages especially for younger, more active patients who needs to get back to work and play quickly.
As Dr. Hur will tell you, orthopedic surgery is the perfect combination of his love for engineering and medicine. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering in 1993. Outside of the classroom, he was captain and quarterback of MIT’s Division III football team. Following graduation, he worked for two years at a Wall Street investment banking firm before pursuing his career in medicine. He received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, New York, and completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Brown University in Rhode Island.
His passion for knowledge and desire to be a leader in every endeavor motivated him to complete a comprehensive Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at Brown with Dr. Peter Trafton, followed by the prestigious Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellowship Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He began practicing at Methodist Sports Medicine in 2006 and quickly developed an affinity for the city and people of Indianapolis.
“Folks in Indianapolis are such pleasant, hard-working, genuine people. It’s an honor to be able to serve each of them and the Indianapolis community,” Hur said.
Dr. Hur is the Medical Director of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement as well as the Medical Director of Rehabilitation at the IU Health North Medical Center. He is driven to perfect patient care and satisfaction for orthopedic patients at his hospital, which has resulted in IU North Hospital being designated a top hospital for orthopedic joint replacement.
His career interests are in continuing to improve hip and knee replacements through research and design and the Direct Anterior Approach to hip replacement. He constantly seeks to incorporate the most cutting edge technology into his practice such as computer assisted total knee replacement, minimally invasive hip and knee surgery, direct anterior total hip replacement, and outpatient total joint replacements.
Dr. Hur understands that it takes more than surgical expertise to improve a person’s quality of life. He takes his time with patients to make sure all of their questions and concerns are addressed before and after surgery. He collaborates with his anesthesiologists and nurses to ensure patients are comfortable after surgery to enable the most pleasant recovery possible. Finally, he ensures all of his patients receive the best possible rehabilitation using select, dedicated and caring therapists. Dr. Hur’s greatest joy and reward is seeing all of his patients return to the happy, active lifestyle they deserve.
When he is not at work, Dr. Hur enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, whom he met on their first day of medical school, enjoy golfing, skiing and traveling with their two daughters and son.
Areas of Focus
Total Hip and Knee Replacement
Joint Replacement Options for the Younger More Active Patients
Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement (pdf)
Computer Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement (pdf)
FAQ About Computer Assisted Hip and Knee Replacement (pdf)
2008 ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
2004 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Written)
2003 USMLE Step III
1999 USMLE Step II
1997 USMLE Step I
1999 Advanced Trauma Life Support
1999 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2005 First Place Categorical (Hip) Poster award AAOS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
1999 Cum Laude distinction in medical school
1998 Alpha Omega Alpha, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
1998 Internal medicine chairman’s Letter of Commendation
1997 Elected medical school class secretary