Joseph Statz, MD


Practices In: South Bend
Patients Seen: All Ages

I am an ortho­pe­dic sur­geon sub-spe­cial­iz­ing in hip and knee joint replace­ments. I enjoy talk­ing with my patients about their ortho­pe­dic prob­lems and work­ing togeth­er to deter­mine the best treat­ment options for them, whether oper­a­tive or non-operative. 

Oper­a­tive­ly, I per­form all types of hip and knee replace­ments, includ­ing par­tial and total knee replace­ments as well as total hip replace­ments. I per­form my total hip replace­ments through a tis­sue-spar­ing direct ante­ri­or approach, which is ben­e­fi­cial to my patients due to the asso­ci­at­ed low­er pain lev­el, faster recov­ery, and no post­op­er­a­tive restric­tions as com­pared to a pos­te­ri­or approach. 

I also per­form com­plex revi­sion hip and knee replace­ments, and I enjoy the chal­lenge of these cas­es. I love ortho­pe­dics because I get to work with patients to improve their pain and qual­i­ty of life through non-oper­a­tive treat­ments as well as life-chang­ing hip and knee replacements.

Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
Awards & Accolades
Mayo Clinic Residency Clinical Knowledge Award 2019
University of Chicago Merit Scholarship 2010
Summa Cum Laude at Notre Dame 2010
Initiated as a Member of Phi Beta Kappa 2010
Patrick J. Niland, M.D. Award 2010
James DiNardo Award 2009
Notre Dame Scholar 2006
National Merit Finalist 2006
Clinical Interests

I am sub­spe­cial­ized in adult recon­struc­tion, the area of ortho­pe­dic surgery that includes hip and knee replace­ment. I per­form the fol­low­ing surg­eries: direct ante­ri­or total hip replace­ment, par­tial knee replace­ment, uni­com­part­men­tal knee replace­ment, patellofemoral knee replace­ment, total knee replace­ment, revi­sion total hip replace­ment, revi­sion total knee replace­ment, hip hemi­arthro­plas­ty, sur­gi­cal treat­ment of frac­tures of the hip, femur, and knee.

Personal Interests

I have a fan­tas­tic wife who is an inter­nal med­i­cine physi­cian and three beau­ti­ful young daugh­ters. We enjoy explor­ing local parks and trails as well as attend­ing Notre Dame fight­ing Irish ath­let­ic events.

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Phi Beta Kappa Society
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
5215 Holy Cross Parkway Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 574-335-5000 Get Directions
South Bend Clinic SurgiCenter
211 N Eddy St. South Bend, IN 46617 574-237-9366 Get Directions
Unity Physicians Hospital
4455 Edison Lakes Parkway #100 Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 574-231-6800 Get Directions
The University of Chicago Prtizker School of Medicine Graduation Date: 2014 Degree: MD
Mayo Clinic - Rochester Minnesota Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center Adult Reconstruction - Hip and Knee Replacements
Provider’s Publications
Outcomes of primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients with morbid obesity
Shoulder arthroplasty for locked anterior shoulder dislocation: a role for the reversed design
Outcomes of shoulder arthroplasty in haematopoietic stem cell transplant patients.
Outcomes of shoulder arthroplasty in diabetic patients as assessed by perioperative A1C.
Geniculate Artery Injury During Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.


Anteriolateral Hip Replacement, Anterior Hip Replacement, Antero-Lateral Hip Replacement, Fracture Care, Fracture Care - Lower Extremity (hip joint & femur, tibia, fibula, patella), Hip Disease, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Knee Arthroplasty, Knee Replacement Surgery, Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement, Non-Surgical Care for Joint Arthritis, Non-Surgical Fracture Care, Non-Surgical Treatment of Fractures, Non-Surgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Peripheral Joint Injections, Posteriolateral Hip Replacement, Standard / Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement, Total Hip/Knee Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement