Jeffrey Webster, MD
June 20, 2017
Elizabeth Weldin, MD
September 4, 2019

Chad Watts, MD

Specialties: Joint Replacement

Fellowship: Joint Replacement—OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Chad Watts, MD

Specialty: Joint Replacement

Fellowship: Joint Replacement—OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center

Residency: Mayo Clinic

Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine

Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Watts received is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in hip and knee replacement.  He received his medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno where he met his wife, a native of Sparks. Following medical school, he completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then spent an additional year of subspecialty training in advanced reconstruction techniques at the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Watts has nearly forty publications in the orthopedic literature related to hip and knee replacement, has presented at numerous regional and national meetings, and has received awards for his research from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a reviewer for orthopedic journals including the Journal of Arthroplasty, the Bone and Joint Journal, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Partial and Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Revision and Complex Hip and Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Patient Testimonials

Very pleasant

I was very pleased with my visit. Dr. Watts was very pleasant. My whole experience with my visit was excellent. Thank you.

Highly recommend

Dr. Watts replaced BOTH of my hips last week. (Anterior procedure) He was very professional and took time to answer all questions and concerns before my procedure. I was so happy that he was able to replace both hips at the same time. Recovery has been great so far. Only 9 days post op but have been walking quite well with minimal discomfort. I would highly recommend Dr. Watts if you are in need of a hip replacement.

High level of care

Dr. Watts has now replaced hips and knees on multiple members of our family. He has always shown a high level of care and competence and we are more than happy with his excellent care. He is very prompt yet answered all of our questions. He did an anterior hip replacement for me and everything went extremely well, and I’m pain free for the first time in years. I highly recommend him to anyone considering a hip or knee replacement.

Wonderful experience

Dr. Watts replaced my hip and the entire experience was wonderful. He did a fabulous job making sure I understood what he was doing and took time with my family explaining to them as well. The outcome was by far better than my expectations! I would highly recommend him. He performed a new procedure (new only to our area I believe and is teaching other orthopedic surgeons this procedure. The procedure is less invasive and the recovery was short.

Center for Joint Replacement

Reno Orthopaedic Clinic offers joint replacement by some of the most experienced surgeons around. We offer same day surgeries that allow you to get back to a normal pain free life without having a long hospital stay.

During your time with us, we trust you will experience the orthopedic difference of excellence in joint replacement care.