New Look, Same Priority: Our Patients

After more than seven decades caring for the orthopaedic needs of our community, Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans is getting a fresh look!

Kevin M Watson, MD

Kevin M. Watson, MD

Patients in the New Orleans, Louisiana area searching for top-notch orthopaedic care need to look no further than Kevin M. Watson, MD. Dr. Watson combines technical expertise and innovative approaches and has served at Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans for more than a decade.  Dr. Watson is a leader in MAKO robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery in New Orleans.

Dr. Watson’s early studies took place at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, where he continues to serve as the team physician. Once he completed high school, he then went on to Vanderbilt University, where he graduated with high honors. He completed his medical training at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, before refining his skills in a residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Dr. Watson is trained in all aspects of orthopaedic care.  He routinely treats patients with all orthopaedic conditions, including neck and back issues.  Dr. Watson also specializes in MAKO robotic-arm assisted partial and total knee replacement. This procedure involves obtaining a CT scan to construct a computerized, 3D model of thee knee.  This allows Dr. Watson to perform precise and customized planning for your surgery prior to going to the operating room.  In the operating room, the MAKO robotic-arm allows Dr. Watson to precisely balance and shape the knee with precision and accuracy.  This allows Dr. Watson to cut less bone and causes less damage to the surrounding tissues.  In the end, this allows for quicker recovery for the patient and a joint replacement that works better and lasts longer.  Dr. Watson is a leader in MAKO robotic-arm assisted partial and total knee replacement in New Orleans.

Direct anterior hip replacement is another area of specialty for Dr. Watson. He has perfected a minimally invasive technique that allows patients to ambulate on the day of surgery, while most only stay in the hospital for one day before returning home to continue the recovery process.  This also allows for precise placement of the components and les soft tissue damage.

Patients seeking a highly skilled and accomplished orthopaedic surgeon should book an appointment to discuss their joint health needs with Dr. Watson. During that initial visit, you’ll receive an overview of diagnostic and treatment options, and have your questions and concerns addressed in a one-on-one setting.