About Me

I am a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and I perform primary and revision total hip replacements, total knee replacements and partial knee replacements using a robotic-assisted system. I treat patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or avascular necrosis. I am the Director of Adult Reconstruction Research and I have published research in partial and total joint replacement in multiple journals and continue to conduct research to improve outcomes for our patients.

Part of my clinical research has focused on value based care and health care delivery of total joint arthroplasty. The number of total joint arthroplasties is predicted to increase significantly in the next decade; however, there is limited access to these procedure for certain populations. Understanding barriers to care access and improving patients outcomes has been a focus of my work.

Unicompartmental knee arthroplasties are approximately 8-10% of all knee arthroplasties performed in the US. However, up to 80% are possible candidates for unicompartmental knee arthroplasties with advantages such as shorter operative time, less blood and improved functional outcomes and satisfaction. My research has found that previous inclusion criteria have becomes obsolete with modern robotic-assisted surgery which allows for more precise and accurate implant placement and provides dynamic ligament balancing that may improve implant longevity.

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Wake Forest Baptist Physician Profile - Dr. Johannes Plate

Dr. Johannes Plate is an orthopaedic surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. His areas of special training include total hip and knee replacements.