About Us

Steven L. Myerthall, MD

Hip and Knee Specialist for The CORE Institute®

Steven L. Myerthall, MD

Steven L. Myerthall, MD is an internationally fellowship-trained and board certified specialist of the hip and knee reconstruction.  His practice incorporates many of the newest techniques and technologies available for total joint replacement surgery, including computer-assisted surgery, the Direct Anterior Approach to hip replacement and Shape Matching technology for knee replacement.

Dr. Myerthall completed his fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.  Prior to that, he completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Toronto, where he received the prestigious Sopman Humanitarian Award in 1996. Dr. Myerthall obtained his medical degree, and two bachelor’s degrees at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Myerthall has also been active in academic medicine, having lectured on a variety of topics to community groups, orthopedic associations, and at local and regional academic symposiums. He is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

Dr. Myerthall has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America from 2009 to 2010 and received the 2010 PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Doctors distinction for Orthopedic Surgery.
         

Research & Experience

Area of Specialty  

Primary and Revision Hip
Knee Joint Replacement

Education and Training 

Medical Degree 
The University of British Columbia 
Vancouver, Canada 

Undergraduate Degree 
The University of British Columbia 
Vancouver, Canada 

Orthopedic Surgery Residency 
The University of Toronto 
Toronto, Canada 

Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellowship 
Mount Sinai Hospital 
Toronto, Canada

Publications 

Stress Fracture of the Ulna: An unusual complication following Total Hip Arthroplasty - A Case Report 
S.L. Myerthall and J.P. Waddell 
The Journal of Arthroplasty submitted for publication, June, 2002 

Osseointegration of Hydroxyapatite Porous-Coated Femoral Implants in a Canine Model 
B. Karabatsos, S.L. Myerthall, V.L. Fornasier, A. Binnington and G.L. Maistrelli 
Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research 
November;(392), 2001: pp 442-449 

Osteonecrosis of the Base of the Second Metacarpal - A Case Report 
S.L. Myerthall and B. Graham 
The American Journal of Hand Surgery, Volume 24, Number 4 (July), 1999: p. 853-855 

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction 
T.R. Daniels and S.L. Myerthall 
Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Bulletin, Number 42 (September), 1998: pp 14-15 

The Diabetic Frozen Shoulder - Arthroscopic Release 
D.J. Ogilvie-Harris and S.L. Myerthall 
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Volume 13, Number 1 (February), 1997: pp 1-8 

Failure of Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair Following Septic Arthritis 
S.L. Myerthall and D.J. Ogilvie-Harris 
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Volume 12, Number 6 (December), 1996: pp 746-748 

Proximal Femoral Allografts in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. A Critical Review 
B.A. Masri, M.J. Spangehl, C.P. Duncan, C.P. Beauchamp, S.L. Myerthall 
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (suppl 3), 77B, 1995: pp 306-307

Grants 

2000 CORE/ACORE Young Investigator Award ($15,000) 
Knee Flexion vs. Extension: A Prospective Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Fixation 
principle investigator: S.L. Myerthall 
Co-investigators: J. Moro, M. Burman, A. Miniaci 

1999 Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Grant ($10,000) 
Determinants of Outcome of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty 
principle investigator: S.L. Myerthall 
Co-investigators: N.N. Mahomed, M. Koo, J.R. Davey, A.E. Gross

Podium Presentations 

Knee Flexion vs. Extension: A prospective study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Fixation 
Co-authors: J. Moro, M. Burman, A. Hirahara, G. Tytherleigh-Strong, A. Miniaci 
University of Toronto 
Orthopaedic Kennedy Day 
2000 

Canadian Orthopaedic Association 
Annual Meeting 
London, Ontario 
2001 

Determinants of Outcome of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty 
Co-authors: M. Koo, J.R. Davey, A.E. Gross, N.N. Mahomed 
University of Toronto 
Orthopaedic Kennedy Day 
1999 

Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures: A Biomechanical Analysis Using Finite Element Modeling 
Co-author: P.J. Weiler 
University of Toronto 
Orthopaedic Research Day 
1998 

CORA annual meeting 
Halifax, Nova Scotia 
1999 

Arthroscopic Release of the Diabetic Frozen Shoulder 
Co-author: D.J. Ogilvie-Harris 
CORA annual meeting 
Toronto, Ontario 
1997

Poster Presentations 

Determinants of Outcome Following Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty 
(N.N. Mahomed, J.M. Koo, J.R. Davey, S.L. Myerthall, A.E. Gross, A. Davis, E. Schemitsch and J.P. Waddell 

Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting 
London, Ontario 
2001 

Comparison of the Load to Failure of a Cannulated Tack (SureTac II) and a Suture Anchor (Mitek) in Rotator Cuff Repair 
A. Miniaci, S. Myerthall, G. Tytherleigh-Strong and A. Hirahara 
Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Annual Meeting 
London, Ontario 
2001

Community Presentations

The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain and Treatment Options, Trilogy, July 2011.

The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain Treatment Options, Sunland Village East, December 2010.

The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain Treatment Options, Ahwatukee Rotary Club, December 2009.

The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain Treatment Options, Oakwood Country Club, October 2009.

The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Pain Treatment Options, Las Sendas Country Club, September 2009.

The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Navigation and Joint Replacement, Mercy Gilbert Hospital McAuley Auditorium, May 2008.

The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Joint Health for Hips and Knees, Trilogy of Power Ranch, March 2008.

The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Hip Resurfacing, Mercy Gilbert Hospital McAuley Auditorium, March 2008.

The CORE Institute Lecture Program. Orthopedic Emergencies EMS Educational Seminar, Paradise Valley Hospital, January 2008 

Research Experience 

Delayed Conversion of Resection Arthroplasty to Total Hip Arthroplasty 
Co-investigators: P. Wong, N. Shasha, A. King, C. Hutchison, A. Gross 
2001-2003 

Knee Flexion vs. Extension: A Prospective Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Fixation 
Co-investigators: A. Miniaci, J. Moro, M. Burman 
1999-2001 

Failure Analysis of Rotator Cuff Anchors - A Cadaveric Model 
Co-investigators: A. Miniaci, D. Spenciner, M. Ferragamo, R. Greenwald 
1999-2001 

Determinants of Outcome of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty 
Co-investigators: N.N. Mahomed, M. Koo, J.R. Davey and A.E. Gross 
1998-1999 

Hydroxyapatite Coating on Porous Coated Femoral Implants - A Canine Model 
Co-investigators: G. Maistrelli, A. Binnington, V. Fornasier, B. Karabatsos 
1997-1998 

Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures: A Biomechanical Analysis Using Finite Element Modeling 
Co-investigator: P.J. Weiler 
1997-1998 

Stress Fractures in Runners 
Supervisor: N. Craton 
The Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic 
The University of British Columbia 
1990-1991 

A Two Year Follow-up of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction 
Supervisor: R. Loomer 
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Royal Columbian Hospital 
New Westminster, British Columbia 
1987-1988 

Stress Fractures in Athletes 
Supervisor: G.O. Matheson 
British Columbia Sports Medicine Clinic 
The University of British Columbia 
1984-1985

Awards and Scholarships 

Sopman Humanitarian Award, The Toronto Hospital, 1996 
IODE, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Bursary, 1994 
Paul E. Murphy Bursary, 1994 
David and Anne Beach Scholarship, 1994 
BC Medical Foundation Services Bursary, 1993 
Frank Ramsey Medical Bursary, 1993 
Samuel Diamond Scholarship, 1993 
John J. Mason Memorial Scholarship, 1992 
Harold James Russell Scholarship in Rehabilitation Medicine, 1988 
"Skills for Life" Scholarship, British Columbia Government, 1987 
Harold James Russell Scholarship in Rehabilitation Medicine, 1987 
British Columbia Government Academic Scholarship, 1986 
John Owen Memorial Bursary, 1985 
Certifications and Professional Affiliations 
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada) - June 2001 
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Part I Examination - July 2002 
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (Independent Reactionary) - June 2001 
Arizona Board of Medical Examiners - January 2002 
MCCQE Part I - June 1995 
MCCQE Part II - October 1996 
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC No. 81740) - January 1997 
USMLE Part I - June 1993 
USMLE Part II - March 1998 
USMLE Part III - January 2002 
Basic Life Support - C.P.R. Level "C" - March 1995 
Advanced Cardiac Life Support - April 1995 
Advanced Trauma and Life Support - August 1996 
AO / ASIF Principles of Fracture Management (Basic Course) - January 1998 
AO / ASIF Advanced Controversies in Fracture Management - November 2000 
Member, Canadian Medical Association 
Member, Ontario Medical Association 
Associate Member, Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Continuing Medical Education 

Total Hip and Knee Forum 
Category 1: 15 hours 
Chicago, Illinois 
February 25-26, 2002 
Hip and Knee Revision Arthroplasty 
Category 1: 12 hours 
Scottsdale, Arizona 
April 12-13, 2002 

Minimally Invasive Solutions and Emerging Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty 
4.5 hours 
Toronto, Ontario 
June 22, 2002 

Hip and Knee Revision Arthroplasty 
Category 1: 12 hours 
Scottsdale, Arizona 
May 2-3, 2003 

Current Concepts in Joint Replacement 
Category 1: 22.75 hours 
Las Vegas, Nevada 
May 18-21, 2003 

Masters Series: Techniques in Arthritis Surgery 
Category 1: 24 hours 
Pasadena, California 
April 29 - May 1, 2004 

Current Concepts in Joint Replacement 
Category 1: 24.75 hours 
Las Vegas, Nevada 
May 23-26, 2004 

Less and Minimally Invasive Surgery for Joint Arthroplasty 
Category 1: 18 hours 
Naples, Florida 
October 28-30, 2004 

Current Concepts in Joint Replacement 
Category 1: 25 hours 
Las Vegas, Nevada 
May 22-25, 2005 

Treatment Options for Difficult Fractures: An Advanced Technology Symposium 
Category 1: 6.5 hours 
Scottsdale, AZ 
April 21, 2006 

The Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Advanced Instructional Course 
Chicago, IL 
June 29 - 30, 2006 

Advances in Technology and Techniques in Total Joint Replacement 
Category 1: 10 hours 
Pinehurst, NC 
September 13 - 16, 2006 

AAOS Annual Meeting 
Category I: 31 hours 
San Diego, CA 
February 14 - 18, 2007 

Miller Orthopedic Review Course 
Category I: 44 hours 
Westminster, CO 
May 22 - 27, 2007