Hawaii Orthopaedic Surgeon John Frauens, MD

JJohn Frauens, MD, served as an orthopaedic surgeon with Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Honolulu, Hawaii, for nearly three decades. In this position, he provided artificial hip and knee replacement services as well as various activities in areas of musculoskeletal surgical oncology. Between 1985 and 1991, he also held the position of chief of orthopedics at Kaiser Permanente, and from 1984 to 2010, he served as director of the Total Joint Service in Kaiser Permanente’s Department of Orthpaedic Surgery. After leaving Kaiser Permanente, John Frauens joined the State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety as an orthopaedic surgeon in the division of corrections, where he continues to serve today.

Beyond his professional activities as an orthopaedic surgeon, John Frauens, MD, serves on the board of directors for Common Grace, a nonprofit organization that identifies at-risk school children and pairs them with a mentor from a nearby Christian church. More information about the program can be found at www.commongrace.com. When he is not working or supporting charities, he enjoys playing golf, scuba diving, skiing, and collecting and repairing old muscle cars, such as his 1967 Pontiac convertible GTO.

AAOS Annual Meeting Features Technical Exhibits

Dr. John Frauens served as the chief surgeon of Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. During this period, he performed artificial hip and knee replacements as well as bone tumor surgeries. Dr. John Frauens is also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons represents medical practitioners involved in the science of orthopaedics. This includes orthopaedic doctors, surgeons, and musculoskeletal specialists. To become a fellow of the academy, orthopaedists must have completed medical school and a residency in orthopaedics. They also must undergo an examination conducted by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Fellows of the Academy are invited to attend all AAOS events, such as its Annual Meeting. The 2017 Annual Meeting will feature technical exhibits that will give participants an opportunity to view and discuss the latest innovations in orthopaedics. Over 600 companies specializing in bone and tissue products and surgical equipment will attend the event.

The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on March 14-18 at the San Diego Convention Center.