Lucas J. Burton, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction. Dr. Burton is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
Dr. Burton received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering graduating Summa cum laude. During his time at Vanderbilt, he received multiple awards and national recognition for his work designing novel surgical devices. He was also awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health research fellowship that allowed him to pursue his interest in orthopedic research. Dr. Burton earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. As a medical student, he was honored with the Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award and the AOA medical honor society award for his work in cartilage research and surgical device innovation.
Dr. Burton completed his orthopedic residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. As a resident, he utilized his engineering background to research the biomechanics of different knee replacement designs in order to better understand how they can be optimized to improve patient function.
Dr. Burton completed his subspecialty fellowship training in hip and knee reconstruction at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. There he gained extensive experience in minimally invasive approaches and revision surgery to treat failed, painful, and infected hip and knee replacements.