About Harold S. Boyd, M.D.

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Dr. Boyd is an Emeritus Orthopedic Physician with special interest and training in total hip replacement, hip resurfacing, and total knee replacement.

Between 2000 and 2012, he has completed 916 hip resurfacing operations, 365 under an FDA Study Protocol that commence3d in 2000 with another FDA Post-Approval Mandated Study that also began in 2000, the earliest prosthetic model being used.

Dr. Boyd's second long-term data collection project began in 2005 with a total of 380 navigated total knee replacements.  In addition, navigation of knee alignment was used in 85 failed total knee replacements to measure and enhance alignment, along with stability.

In December 2010, Dr. Boyd received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Hope Orthopedics.

Dr. Boyd’s thesis addresses the current and future Orthopedic joint replacement research challenge remains "What is the acceptable wear rate of the materials used in ALL joint replacements and how should it be managed?"  This will be ascertained by data based research.  Several research projects during my private practice of Orthopedics have shown enhancement of patient results, along with creating subsequent questions which is the desired scientific technique.

Dr. Boyd completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California-Berkeley and received his medical degree from the University of California-Irvine. Dr. Boyd completed his internship and residency at UCLA followed by three years as a military physician at Clark Air Force Base. He was born and raised in Southern California. Dr. Boyd moved to Salem in 1976 to start his orthopedic practice.

Dr. Boyd is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Currently, he is a member of the the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Oregon Medical Association, the Mid-Valley Independent Physicians Association, the Marion-Polk County Medical Society, and a member and presenter at the North Pacific Orthopaedic Society. He is a past president of the Oregon Association of Orthopedists, affilated with the Western Orthopedic Association

Dr. Boyd is an Emeritus Orthopedic Physician with Hope Orthopedics of Oregon.

Dr. Boyd enjoys spending his leisure time working in his cherry orchard, fishing, playing tennis, and traveling.  He and his wife Judy have three children.