- May 08, 2016
My name is Steve Lyons. I’m an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement at Florida Orthopaedic Institute. I was actually the first to graduate college out of my entire family, let alone go to medical school. It was interesting to be the first. After my residency in Michigan, I went to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City for one year of specialized training in joint replacement. I do around 550 procedures a year, and that consists of primary hip, primary knee and revision, hip and knee arthroplasties or replacements. And I put myself in the patient’s position. How would I want to be treated? How would I want someone to explain things to me?
I’m very involved with a lot of companies, orthopedic companies, as a designing surgeon I’m involved in, in applying some of the science to joint replacement. And how do we improve yet further both knee and hip replacements. I’m a car enthusiast. I really enjoy the F1 circuit and the F1 series of racing. Once upon a time I actually wanted to be a neurosurgeon. And although neuroscience was very interesting, I didn’t find it as gratifying as I did orthopedic, specifically joint replacement. Because what I find with the joint replacement is you can take someone that has a stiff immobile joint, regain their mobility and get them back into society and back into living. And our ability to regain that after a joint replacement is a huge win for the patient.