Dr. John W. Aldridge is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon that has been specializing in minimally invasive muscle sparing spinal surgery and total joint replacement surgery in the Hampton Roads area since 2002. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland under a full academic scholarship. He received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York, New York. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency and served as Chief Resident during his final year at the perennial US News and World Report Top 10 Orthopaedic Hospital, The New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University a division of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. While there, he was published in multiple orthopaedic journals and received the award given for orthopaedic excellence to graduating residents.
During his time in practice he continues to bring proven, new and cutting edge techniques for spinal surgery and total joint replacement of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow to the Hampton Roads Community. He was the first on the Peninsula to perform the Axialiff spinal surgery and the Zimmer Gender Specific Total Knee replacement, both of which were featured in the Daily Press. He has instructed other surgeons nationally for both hip and knee replacements and continues to do so for the Anterior Total Hip Replacement. He is also the lead developer for the instruments used for the anterior total hip replacement technique for one of the major orthopaedic companies. In addition to his many interests in the field of orthopaedics, he also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves. Currently, Dr. Aldridge serves as Medical Director for the Workers’ Compensation Department at HROSM.