Treatment & Services
- Arthritic Knee Conditions
- Arthritis Surgery
- Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
- Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
- Fracture Non-union
- Hip & Knee Surgery
- Hip Replacement
- Hip Revision
- Joint Preserving Hip Surgery
- Joint Reconstruction
- Joint Replacement
- Joint Replacement Of The Knee
- Knee Arthroplasty
- Knee Revision
- Minimally Invasive Hip Joint Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
- Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
- Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
- Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
- Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
- Revision Hip Arthroplasty
- Revision Hip Joint Replacement
- Revision Joint Replacement
- Revision Knee Arthroplasty
- Revision Knee Joint Replacement
- Revision Total Hip Replacement
- Revision Total Knee Replacement
- Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
- Total Knee Replacement
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Arthritic Knee Problems
- Arthritis Of The Hip
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip
- Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Weill Cornell Medical, Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY USA
Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY USA
Residency - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX USA
Internship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX USA
Medical School - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
Undergraduate - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL USA
- Director, Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Research Center, 2005-Present
- Director, Clinical Tissue Engineering Center (CTEC), 2005-Present
- Vice Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2004-Present
- Vice Chairman for Research, Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute, 2007-Present
- Co-Director, Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), 2007-Present
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Joint replacement surgery, treatment of fracture non-unions and avascular necrosis, research in regenerative tissue engineering, adult stem cell biology, health care quality assessment
Awards & Honors
- North American Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1989
- Career Development Award, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 1990-1992
- J.P Ranney Award for Innovation in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, 2006
- Clevelands Best Doctors, Northern Ohio Live magazine, 2007
Innovations & Patents
- Innovator in both implant design for joint surgery and limb reconstruction, as well as in the application of biological principles to the regeneration of new tissues, particularly bone.
- Responsible for over nine patents and recognized as inventor of the concept of selective retention as a means of rapidly concentrating and delivering a patient's own stem cells for use in tissue-healing applications. This is the basis for the Cellect TM Device, that has now been used in treatment of over 50,000 patients worldwide for bone repair following spine surgery or fractures.
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Orthopaedic Research Society
- American Orthopaedic Association
- Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
- International Society for Tissue Engineering
- International Society for Stem Cell Research
- American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Research & Publications
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90 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 8, 2017
My Dr. Muschler is outstanding in every way.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017
Amazingly well done
Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017
Dr. Muschler and his team are top notch in my opinion.
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016
Dr. Muschler is the best of the best in all respects.
Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016
Everyone in all areas of the Clinic were very friendly and helpful. I especially liked Dr. Muschler's calm demeanor. In the days leading up to my appointment, I was very nervous and apprehensive about what I might find out about the treatment I would need, but he put me at ease right away with his knowledge of my problem.
Reviewed on Nov 17, 2016
Dr. George Muschler was EXCEPTIONAL! Had a great deal of one on one contact. He explained everything!
Reviewed on Nov 17, 2016
Very accommodating & professional that's why I drove my Michigan to have the operation.
Reviewed on Sep 26, 2016
Reviewed on Sep 22, 2016
Dr. Muschler is excellent!
Reviewed on Jul 21, 2016
Dr. Muschler is excellent - would highly recommend him.
Reviewed on Jul 14, 2016
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2016
A very thorough exam. I was extremely satisfied with the results. I have complete confidence in the Cleveland Clinic and the doctor in question.
Reviewed on Jun 15, 2016
I cannot imagine a more considerate, competent and professional physician than Dr. George Muschler.
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