Hello!
I’m Dr. Morrison

If moving causes you pain, I’m here to help. I’ve devoted my career to helping adults live full, active lives–in most cases free of pain–through joint replacement surgery of the knees, hips, and shoulders. Whether I’m discovering new and better ways to perform joint replacements, or traveling abroad to give the gift of mobility to the under-resourced, my passion is definitely to help people get the most out of life.

Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals, and medical book chapters.

Scientific Lectures

Presentations teaching advanced techniques and critical discoveries.

J. Craig Morrison, M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Surgery of the Knee, Hip, Shoulder

Originally from a small town in south Texas, Dr. Morrison attended Baylor University on the prestigious Presidential Scholarship and as a member of the University Scholars program. While at Baylor, he was a member of Baylor’s Men’s Soccer team, Phi Beta Kappa, and the president of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Dr. Morrison continued his studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he earned his medical degree and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After Baylor, Dr. Morrison completed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University and the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Originally from a small town in south Texas, Dr. Morrison attended Baylor University on the prestigious Presidential Scholarship and as a member of the University Scholars program. While at Baylor, he was a member of Baylor’s Men’s Soccer team, Phi Beta Kappa, and the president of the Sigma Chi fraternity.

Dr. Morrison continued his studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he earned his medical degree and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After Baylor, Dr. Morrison completed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University and the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Morrison is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of the American Orthopaedic Association Society, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Morrison has authored many articles and book chapters in leading joint replacement publications, and is a frequent lecturer in the field of primary and revision joint replacement surgery both in the United States and internationally.

He takes his passion for restoring motion and improving quality of life FOR all outside of the U.S. through medical mission work and has performed joint replacements in Guyana, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and India. He is also a volunteer orthopedic clinician at Siloam Health in Nashville, TN.

Education

Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts (Waco, TX) – 1988-1992

Baylor College of Medicine, Medical Doctorate (Houston, TX) – 1992-1996

Post-Doctoral Training

Vanderbilt University Medical Center General Surgery Internship (Nashville, TN) – 1996-1997

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Resident (Nashville, TN) – 1997-2001

Otto Aufranc Fellow in Adult Reconstructive Surgery, New England Baptist (Boston, MA) – 2001-2002

EMPLOYMENT

Southern Joint Replacement Institute (Nashville, TN) – 2002-Present

Professional Leadership Positions

President, Southern Joint Replacement Institute (Nashville, TN) – 2010-present

Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Centennial Hospital (Nashville, TN) – 2016-present

Director of Quality, Tristar Centennial Advanced Joint Replacement Institute (Nashville, TN) – 2014-present

Faculty Instructor, Southern Joint Replacement Arthroplasty Fellowship (Nashville, TN) – 2004-present

Co-Founder, Board of Directors, Walk Strong Foundation (Nashville, TN) – 2011-present

Healthtrust Physician Advisory Board (Nashville, TN) – 2015-present

President, Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society (Nashville, TN) 2011-2013

Clinical Instructor, Tufts University Department of Orthopaedics (Boston, MA) – 2001-2002

Certification

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hobbies and Special Interests

Operating Surgeon for Operation Walk – Ecuador, India, Guyana, Peru

Co-Founder, Operating Surgeon for Walk Strong – Veracruz, Mexico

Operating Surgeon for Orthopaedics Overseas – St. Lucia

Volunteer Orthopedic Clinician at Siloam Health – Nashville, TN

Boys Middle School Sunday School Teacher at Church of the City – Franklin, TN

Honors/Awards

BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Basic Sciences Academic Scholarship (top ten basic science students)

Silas & Crimp Memorial Merit Scholarship

Sigma Chi Fraternity Buckby Memorial Merit Scholarship

New Braunfels ISD Medical Professions’ Scholarship

Championship Intramural Basketball and Football Team Member

VANDERBILT MEDICAL CENTER ORTHOPEDIC RESIDENCY

Outstanding Resident in Education of Medical Residents – 1996-1997

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Baylor Presidential Scholarship

Baylor University Scholar

Published in Baylor Literary Magazine, ‘The Phoenix’

Outstanding Pre-Med Student Scholarship

Baylor Men’s Soccer Team

President, Sigma Chi Fraternity

Publications

1. Morrison JC. If Computer-Assisted Surgery is More Accurate, Why Isn’t It More Prevalent. Innovations: A Clinical Exchange on Advances in Orthopaedics 3(1) 37-39, 2018.

2. Torres EG, Reilly DT, Morrison JC. Allograft in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. In Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty, Second edition, JB Bono and RD Scott editors. Springer 2018.

3. Wind M, Morrison C, Christie M. Usefulness of Intraoperative Radiographs in Reducing Errors of Cup Placement and Leg Length During Total Hip Arthoplasty. Am J Orthop. 2013 Nov;42 (11):E104-8.

4. Christie MJ, DeBoer DK, Brinson MF, Morrison JC. Revision of the Acetabular Component: Oblong and Custom Cups. In The Adult Hip, Second edition, JJ Callaghan, AG Rosenberg, and HE Rubash, editors.

5. DeBoer DK, Christie MJ, Brinson MF, Morrison JC. Revision total hip arthroplasty for pelvic discontinuity. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American Edition 89(4): 835-840, 2007.

6. Christie MJ, DeBoer DK, Brinson MF, Morrison JC. Triflange Cup. In Advanced Reconstruction: Hip, JR Lieberman and DJ Berry, editors. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005.

7. Christie MJ, DeBoer MK, Morrison JC. Oblong Cup. In Berry DJ and Lieberman J (eds): Advanced Reconstruction: Hip. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL 2005.

8. Bierbaum BE, Nairus J, Kuesis D, Morrison JC, Ward D. Ceramic-on-ceramic bearings in total hip arthroplasty. Clin Orthop 405: 158-163, 2002.

9. Morrison JC & Mencio G. Normal growth and development in the skeletally immature knee. In Surgery of the Knee 3rd edition, Edited by John N. Insall and Norman W. Scott. Churchill Livingstone.

Scientific Presentations

1. Dai Y, Duke JB, Hollman M, Lewandowski P, Angibauld L, Bolch C, Peterson M, Morrison JC. Assessing the Learning Curve of a Contemporary Total Knee System Using Advanced (CUSUM) Analysis. Accepted for podium presentation at 2019 AAOS meeting.

2. Christie MJ, DeBoer DK, Brinson MF, Morrison JC. THA in patients with pelvic radiation osteonecrosis: treatment with a flanged acetabular component. Poster presentation at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 14 – 17, 2007, San Diego, California.

3. Failure of proximal 1/3 or larger femoral allograft constructs for massive bone loss in revision THA. Poster presentation at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 22 – 26, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.

4. Treatment of pelvic discontinuity in revision THA: Mean 10-year results using a flanged component. Podium presentation at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 22 – 26, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.

5. Morrison JC, Christie MJ, DeBoer DK, Brinson MF. Componentplasty for patellar clunk in posterior-stabilized TKA after failed arthroscopic débridement. Poster presentation at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 22 – 26, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.

6. DeBoer DK, Christie MJ, Brinson MF, Morrison JC. Severe metaphyseal bone loss in revision TKA: Revision with a modular, rotating-hinge prosthesis. Poster presentation at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 22 – 26, 2005, Washington, D. C.

7. Christie MJ, DeBoer DK, Brinson MF, Morrison JC. Mean 10-year results with a flanged acetabular component for massive bone loss in revision THA. Poster presentation at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, February 22 – 26, 2005, Washington, D. C.

8. DeBoer DK, Christie MJ, Morrison JC, Brinson MF. Severe femoral bone loss in failed THA: Revision with a modular, extensively coated component. Podium presentation at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 12, 2004, San Francisco, California.

9. Tarosion C, Morrison JC, Gabel G. Postpartum de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Palm Springs, California, January 1996.

10. Morrison JC, Lundy DW, Johnson KD. Open reduction and reconstruction nail fixation of subtrochanteric femur fractures in patients in the lateral decubitus position. Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia, August 2000.

11. Morrison JC, Lundy DW, Johnson KD. Open reduction and reconstruction nail fixation of subtrochanteric femur fractures in patients in the lateral decubitus position. Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society, San Antonio, Texas May 2001