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Joel R. Politi, M.D.

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The opportunity to help people improve their mobility, relieve their pain, and regain their quality of life is truly fulfilling.

Dr. Joel R. Politi is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement and reconstruction. He received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. He completed his residency at the Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio and a fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, focusing on adult reconstruction.

Dr. Politi is actively involved in clinical research and has numerous publications in leading orthopedic journals. He regularly presents on a local, regional and national level. A practicing surgeon and educator, Dr. Politi teaches at the undergraduate, medical school and residency levels; and leads courses for orthopedic surgeons on the latest surgical techniques. Dr. Politi was one of the first surgeons in central Ohio to perform outpatient or same-day total joint replacement.  

In 2015 Dr. Politi was honored by the Arthritis Foundation with the “Pioneer in Medicine” award, for his leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. He is ranked among the top orthopedic surgeons in the country, being voted to the prestigious Best Doctors® and America’s Top Doctors® lists by his peers consistently since 2015. Dr. Politi has also been honored many times by his patients, and is a three time recipient of a Guardian Angel Award, an award given by the Mount Carmel Foundation on behalf of patients.

In 2003, Dr. Politi founded COSI's Surgical Suite: Total Knee Arthroplasty program, which allows students in high schools throughout the country to watch a live surgery through interactive media. Since its founding, the program has reached more than 100,000 students.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Ohio Orthopaedic Society, Columbus Orthopaedic Association, and the American Medical Association.

Patient Testimonial Videos 

Tammy Zimmerman, Bilateral Total Knee Replacement: Click here to hear her story

Eric Humphries, Outpatient Total Knee Replacement: Click here to hear his story

Is Outpatient Joint Replacement right for you? - Click here to listen to two patient success stories

John's Journey - Click to see his story

Click here to watch Dr. Politi's presentation on Rapid Recovery at Orthopedic ONE's 2016 Arthritis CME.

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  • Anonymous

    Dr. Politi,  Five years ago today you performed a total knee replacement on my left knee. You and your team helped me through the whole healing process. It has been my "good knee" for years now, and I have been abl... Read More
  • John

    I am documenting a review of my experience with Orthopedic ONE.  I am hoping to help seniors like myself that otherwise may have to resort to opioids or possibly using a cane or wheelchair due to debi... Read More
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  • At Orthopedic ONE, we’re more than physicians...sometimes we’re patients, too!

    A note from Dr. Joel Politi:

    I’ve always known our team is made up of an incredible group of healthcare providers - but a few weeks ago I experienced this first-hand when I myself became a patient. I suffered a fracture dislocation of my ankle, requiring surgery. I’ll spare the details because the story isn’t very glamorous, but I will tell you that I felt 100 percent confident in the care I received from my Orthopedic ONE colleagues in the days and weeks following.

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  • Dr. Joel Politi Named to Becker's ASC Review’s List of 65 Total Knee Replacement Surgeons to Know

    We are proud to share that Orthopedic ONE President, Dr. Joel Politi, has been included in Becker's ASC Review’s list of 65 Total Knee Replacement Surgeons to Know. The surgeons on this list were selected based on career accomplishments and for holding leadership positions at some of the top orthopedic institutions in the country. Congratulations, Dr. Politi! 

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  • Orthopedic ONE Physicians Named to Columbus Monthly's America’s Top Doctors® List

    Congratulations to the following Orthopedic ONE physicians who were included in the America’s Top Doctors® list, featured in Columbus Monthly magazine. 

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More About Dr. Politi

  • Mount Carmel East Hospital
  • Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital
  • Surgery Center at Easton
Medical School:
Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio
Akron City Hospital - Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio, and Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio
New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
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