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angle-left Michael Tanzer, MD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Injury Repair Recovery Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Department of Surgery, Division of Adult Orthopedics, MUHC



hip and knee arthroplasty • biomaterials • bone ingrowth • stress shielding

Research Focus

My research focuses on the design and testing of novel techniques to enhance bone ingrowth into porous coated implants. I am also involved in the design and testing of new porous structures to optimize the bone response to implantation and avoid secondary stress shielding. My clinical research involves the outcomes of total hip and total knee arthroplasty.

Selected Publications

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  • Mann, M.A., Smith, K., Banack, H.R., Tanzer, M: Changing Surgeons Improves Outcome Of Subsequent Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty in Previously Dissatisfied Patients. J Arthroplasty 2013 May;28(5):736-9

  • ann, M.A., Tanzer, D., Tanzer, M: Severe Metal Induced Osteolysis Following Remote Unipolar Hip Endoprosthesis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jul;471(7):2078-82.

  • Gredainus, N., Masri, B., Garbuz, D., Tanzer, M., Gross, A., Duncan, C.: A Prospective Randomized Multicentre Evaluation of a "New" MIS Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty: Stem Subsidence an Issue Clin Orthop Relat Res 2013 Feb;471(2):463-71

  • Tanzer, M., Taddei,R., Arbeid,, E., Zaouter, C., Hemmerling, T.: Block of the Articular Branches of the Femoral Nerve Improves Early Pain Control Following Total Hip Arthroplasty,International Journal of Ultrasound and Applied Technologies in Perioperative Care, September-December 2012;1(3):94-98.

  • Dejica, VM., Mort, JS., Laverty,S., Antoniou, J., Zukor,DJ.,Tanzer,M., and Poole,AR.: Increased type II collagen cleavage by cathepsin K and collagenase activities with aging and osteoarthritis in human articular cartilage. Arthritis Res Ther 2012 May 14;14(3):R113