Steven L. Myerthall, MD
SpecialtyPrimary & Revision Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip and Knee
Medical SchoolThe University of British Columbia
ResidencyThe University of Toronto
FellowshipMount Sinai Hospital
Steven L. Myerthall, MD is an internationally fellowship-trained and board certified specialist of the hip and knee reconstruction. His practice incorporates many of the newest techniques and technologies available for total joint replacement surgery, including computer-assisted surgery, the Direct Anterior Approach to hip replacement and Shape Matching technology for knee replacement.
Dr. Myerthall completed his fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to that, he completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Toronto, where he received the prestigious Sopman Humanitarian Award in 1996. Dr. Myerthall obtained his medical degree, and two bachelor’s degrees at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Myerthall has also been active in academic medicine, having lectured on a variety of topics to community groups, orthopedic associations, and at local and regional academic symposiums. He is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
Dr. Myerthall has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America from 2009 to 2010 and received the 2010 PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Doctors distinction for Orthopedic Surgery.
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Research & Experience
B.A. Masri, M.J. Spangehl, C.P. Duncan, C.P. Beauchamp, S.L. Myerthall. Proximal Femoral Allografts in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. A Critical Review. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (suppl 3), 77B, 1995: pp 306-307
Karabatsos B, Myerthall SL, Fornasier VL, Binnington A, Maistrelli GL. Osseointegration of hydroxyapatite porous-coated femoral implants in a canine model. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2001 Nov;(392):442-9. PubMed PMID: 11716420.
Myerthall SL, Graham B. Osteonecrosis of the base of the second metacarpal: a case report. J Hand Surg Am. 1999 Jul;24(4):853-5. PubMed PMID: 10447180.
Myerthall S, Ogilvie-Harris DJ. Failure of arthroscopic meniscal repair following septic arthritis. Arthroscopy. 1996 Dec;12(6):746-8. PubMed PMID:9115566.
Ogilvie-Harris DJ, Myerthall S. The diabetic frozen shoulder: arthroscopic release. Arthroscopy. 1997 Feb;13(1):1-8. PubMed PMID: 9043598.
S.L. Myerthall and J.P. Waddell. Stress Fracture of the Ulna: An unusual complication following Total Hip Arthroplasty - A Case Report. The Journal of Arthroplasty submitted for publication, June, 2002
T.R. Daniels and S.L. Myerthall. Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Bulletin, Number 42 (September), 1998: pp 14-15
2000 CORE/ACORE Young Investigator Award ($15,000). Knee Flexion vs. Extension: A Prospective Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Fixation. Principle investigator: S.L. Myerthall. Co-investigators: J. Moro, M. Burman, A. Miniaci
1999 Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Grant ($10,000). Determinants of Outcome of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Principle investigator: S.L. Myerthall. Co-investigators: N.N. Mahomed, M. Koo, J.R. Davey, A.E. Gross
Knee Flexion vs. Extension: A prospective study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Fixation. Co-authors: J. Moro, M. Burman, A. Hirahara, G. Tytherleigh-Strong, A. Miniaci. University of Toronto. Orthopaedic Kennedy Day. 2000.
Canadian Orthopaedic Association. Annual Meeting. London, Ontario. 2001.
Determinants of Outcome of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Co-authors: M. Koo, J.R. Davey, A.E. Gross, N.N. Mahomed. University of Toronto. Orthopaedic Kennedy Day. 1999.
Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures: A Biomechanical Analysis Using Finite Element Modeling. Co-author: P.J. Weiler. University of Toronto. Orthopaedic Research Day. 1998.
CORA annual meeting. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 1999.
Arthroscopic Release of the Diabetic Frozen Shoulder. Co-author: D.J. Ogilvie-Harris. CORA annual meeting. Toronto, Ontario. 1997.
Determinants of Outcome Following Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. (N.N. Mahomed, J.M. Koo, J.R. Davey, S.L. Myerthall, A.E. Gross, A. Davis, E. Schemitsch and J.P. Waddell. Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting. London, Ontario. 2001.
Comparison of the Load to Failure of a Cannulated Tack (SureTac II) and a Suture Anchor (Mitek) in Rotator Cuff Repair. A. Miniaci, S. Myerthall, G. Tytherleigh-Strong and A. Hirahara. Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting. London, Ontario. 2001.
The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain and Treatment Options, Trilogy, July 2011.
The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain Treatment Options, Sunland Village East, December 2010.
The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain Treatment Options, Ahwatukee Rotary Club, December 2009.
The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain Treatment Options, Oakwood Country Club, October 2009.
The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain Treatment Options, Las Sendas Country Club, September 2009.
The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Navigation and Joint Replacement, Mercy Gilbert Hospital McAuley Auditorium, May 2008.
The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Health for Hips and Knees, Trilogy of Power Ranch, March 2008.
The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Hip Resurfacing, Mercy Gilbert Hospital McAuley Auditorium, March 2008.
The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Orthopedic Emergencies EMS Educational Seminar, Paradise Valley Hospital, January 2008
Delayed Conversion of Resection Arthroplasty to Total Hip Arthroplasty. Co-investigators: P. Wong, N. Shasha, A. King, C. Hutchison, A. Gross. 2001-2003.
Knee Flexion vs. Extension: A Prospective Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Fixation. Co-investigators: A. Miniaci, J. Moro, M. Burman. 1999-2001.
Failure Analysis of Rotator Cuff Anchors - A Cadaveric Model. Co-investigators: A. Miniaci, D. Spenciner, M. Ferragamo, R. Greenwald. 1999-2001.
Determinants of Outcome of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Co-investigators: N.N. Mahomed, M. Koo, J.R. Davey and A.E. Gross. 1998-1999.
Hydroxyapatite Coating on Porous Coated Femoral Implants - A Canine Model. Co-investigators: G. Maistrelli, A. Binnington, V. Fornasier, B. Karabatsos. 1997-1998.
Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures: A Biomechanical Analysis Using Finite Element Modeling. Co-investigator: P.J. Weiler. 1997-1998.
Stress Fractures in Runners. Supervisor: N. Craton. The Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic. The University of British Columbia. 1990-1991.
A Two Year Follow-up of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Supervisor: R. Loomer. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Royal Columbian Hospital. New Westminster, British Columbia. 1987-1988.
Stress Fractures in Athletes Supervisor: G.O. Matheson. British Columbia Sports Medicine Clinic. The University of British Columbia. 1984-1985.