James A. Trauger, MD

James Trauger

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Joint Replacement, Hip & Knee

Dr. Trauger is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He specializes exclusively in joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee, and has replaced over 1,000 joints in just over a decade in practice. Under his umbrella specialty of joint replacement, he further specializes in partial knee replacements and minimally invasive techniques, which can help patients with active lifestyles to preserve their full range of motion.

While Dr. Trauger is inspired by the continually evolving technology of joint replacement, he also believes in taking his time with his patients. He is committed to getting to know each patient’s goals and expectations so that he can offer the most appropriate recommendations and advice for each individual.

Dr. Trauger received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his internship in general surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. His fellowship in orthopaedic surgery, total joint replacement and adult reconstruction was completed at the New Mexico Center for Joint Replacement Surgery in Albuquerque.

Curriculum Vitae

Board Certification:
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003
2003 Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellowship:
Orthopaedic Surgery
Total Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstruction
New Mexico Center for Joint Replacement Surgery
Albuquerque, NM
Director: Richard E. White, Jr., MD
1998-1999

Residency:
Orthopaedic Surgery
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York, NY
1994-1998

General Surgery
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York, NY
1993-1994

Internship:
General Surgery
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR
1992-1993

Medical School:
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
Completed 1992

Undergraduate:
BS, University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Completed 1988

Licenses:
State of Delaware, 2000
State of New Mexico, 1999
State of Maryland, 1999
State of New York, 1995

Affiliated Positions:
Attending Surgeon
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Salisbury, MD
1999 – Present

Professional Organizations:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Maryland Orthopaedic Association
Maryland State Medical Society
Wicomico County Medical Society

Administrative Services:
Trauma Committee Member
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Salisbury, MD, 2003 – Present

Presentations:
Minimally Invasive Technique for Unicondylar and Total Knee Replacements
Presented at the Zimmer Mobile Learning Center
Salisbury, MD, October 20, 2005

Advancements in Minimally Invasive Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements
Presented at Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s State of The Art Dinner
Salisbury, MD, January 16, 2004

Unicondylar Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Technique
Presented at Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s State of The Art Dinner
Salisbury, MD, January 25, 2002

Intermediate Results at Five to Nine Years of a Second Generation Cementless Component in Primary Total Hip Replacement
Presented at Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s State of The Art Dinner
Salisbury, MD, January 7, 2000

A Prospective Randomized Clinical Comparison of the Midvastus and Medial Parapatellar Surgical Approach in Patients Undergoing Bilateral Primary Total Knee Replacement
Richard E. White, Jr., M.D., James K. Allman PA-C, James A. Trauger M.D., Bret H. Dales M.D. Presented at the AAOS Knee Society Day
Anaheim, CA, February 7, 1999

Intermediate Results at Five to Nine Years of a Second Generation Femoral Component in Cementless Total Hip Replacement
James A. Trauger, M.D., Richard E. White Jr., M.D., Bret H. Dales, M.D
Submitted for presentation at the 67th Annual Meeting of the AAOS

Intermediate Results at Five to Seven Years of a Pre-Coated, Centralized, Matte-Finished
Femoral Component in Primary Hybrid Total Hip Replacement
David A. Camarata, M.D., Thomas Gruen, James K. Allman, PA-C, James A. Trauger, M.D., Richard E. White, Jr., M.D.
Submitted for presentation at the 67th Annual Meeting of the AAOS

Accurate Intra-operative Determination of the Necessity for Lateral Retinacular Release in Total Knee Replacement
Richard E. White, Jr., M.D., James K. Allman, PA-C, James A. Trauger, M.D., David A. Camarata, M.D.
Submitted for presentation at the 67th Annual Meeting of the AAOS

Long Term Follow-up of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Treated with The Wilmington Brace. James A. Trauger, M.D., J. Richard Bowen, M.D., Peter G. Gabos, M.D.
Presented at The Alfred I. DuPont Institute Resident Research Day
Wilmington, DE, October 30, 1996

Publications:
White RE, Allman JK, Trauger JA, Dales BH: Clinical Comparison of the Midvastus
and Medial Parapatellar Surgical Approaches. Clin Orthop 367: 117-122, 1999

Archibeck MJ, Camarata D, Trauger JA, Allman JK, White RE: Indications for Lateral Retinacular Release in Total Knee Replacement. Clin Orthop 414: 157-161, 2003

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