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Knee Surgeon

Dr. Robert J. Tait — Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert J.Tait is a knee surgeon who enjoys a thriving practice in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area. His clinic is located in Henderson, just south of the city of Las Vegas. Clinic specialties include surgical and therapeutic treatments of the shoulder, hip, and knee that are designed to address the unique needs of each individual patient. Dr. Tait is a specialist in knee surgery who takes the individualized approach to his practice. Whether the knee replacement is partial or total, each surgery is customized to the individual patient and uses the most advanced technologies available. One such technology is the ConforMIS knee replacement implant that is personalized specifically to the patient, not mass produced on an assembly line.

Professional Experience

Dr. Robert Tait is a board certified knee surgeon who is the director of the Adult Reconstructive Service at the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson. Dr. Tait has participated in numerous presentations and has written published articles regarding orthopaedic specialties and topics. Currently, Dr. Tait is the Chief of Staff at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus, serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Joint Replacement Center, and is a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His courses include Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course; Anatomy Lab; Casting Lab; Musculoskeletal Examination and Disorders workshops; Musculoskeletal Lectures on The Adult Hip.

Education and Background

Prior to becoming a board certified knee surgeon, Dr. Tait’s pursuit of education took him across the United States:

  • Advanced Fellowship Training – Harvard Medical School
  • 5-year Orthopaedic Residency at Creighton University
  • Medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Bachelors of Science from Brigham Young University

Teaching

Post-graduate courses Dr. Tait taught include Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor’s Course, Review of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Pathology, Association for Osteosynthesis / Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (AO/ASIF) Basic Course, Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Orthopaedic Surgery Review Course, the Harvard Knee Course, and Examination of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, and Knee.

Honors

During his education and professional career, Dr. Tait has been bestowed with the following honors and awards:

  • Brigham Young University — Dean’s Scholarship
  • Medical College of Wisconsin — Bermis Memorial Scholarship, Walter Zeit Fellows Leadership Award
  • 1989 — Who’s Who of Medical Students
  • University of Nebraska Department of Orthopaedic Surgery — Frank P. Stone Award, Most Outstanding Chief Resident Award

Affiliations

Dr. Robert J. Tait maintains professional affiliations with the following medical societies:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Tait’s orthopedic practice is open to everyone in Henderson and the surrounding Las Vegas metroplex. He also enjoys patients from across the nation and around the world who seek out his skills to restore mobility, freedom from pain, and vitality after injury or illness. Patients find Dr. Tait’s expertise combined with the advanced medical technologies he employs with every patient achieves minimally invasive treatments that allow for speedy recovery and a minimum of pain and scarring during the recovery process.

Dr. Tait and his staff are well-versed in the intricacies of today’s healthcare insurance coverages and will gladly see patients who come to them as referrals as well as those who come without medical referral from other medical facilities.