|David Junkin, M.D.
David Junkin, M.D.
Why I became an Orthopaedic Surgeon
Being the son of an Orthopaedic surgeon, I had always envisioned being a physician. Growing up I experienced the joy my father received caring for individuals and improving their quality of life. Orthopaedics offers the same joy and experience to me as I can use a hands-on occupation to improve an individual’s quality of life following an injury or the result of arthritic change.
The importance of fellowship-trained Sport Medicine Specialist
A sports medicine fellowship teaches the approach of treating the athlete or individual as a whole with the goal of returning the patient to the previous level of activity. Along with the additional training of arthroscopic skills, it is important to understand all that is involved in the recovery from injury and the latest options for joint function preservation.
Communication: The key to quality care
Open and honest communication is essential for successful treatment. I strive to provide the answers to the patient’s questions in terms they understand, as one must have a comfort with their treatment and understanding of their orthopaedic condition.
- Temple University School of Medicine
- Temple University Hospital
- Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional society memberships
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- D Werner, SH Kozin, M Brozovich, ST Porter, DM Junkin, S Seigler. “The Biomechanical Properties of the Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joints to Varus and Valgus Stress.” J Hand Surg [Am] 2003; 28(6): 1044-51.
- DM Junkin, VW Hsu, S Liberman. “Femoral Head Fracture with Posterior Hip Dislocation While Playing Basketball. A Case Report.” Temple University Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine 2007;2:78-82.
- DM Junkin, JJ Thoder, S Chao. “Radial Shortening Using Intramedullary Fixation for the Treatment of Kienbock’s Disease. A Surgical Technique” Temple University Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine 2007;2;89-93.
- DM Junkin, WG DeLong, JM Lucas. “Intra-Articular Civilian Gunshot Wounds to the Knee Initial Management and Early Treatment.” Temple University Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine 2007;2;22-25.
- DM Junkin, DL Johnson. “ACL Tibial Remnant, To Save or Not?” Orthopedics 2008;31:154-159.
- R Royalty, DM Junkin, DL Johnson. “Revision ACL Surgery Using Allograft Tissue” in Clinics in Sports Medicine. ed. DL Johnson. 2009;28(2):311-326.
- DM Junkin, JK Patel, DL Johnson. “Meniscal Allograft Transplantation” in Knee Arthroscopy, ed. BP McKeon, JV Bono, JC Richmond. Springer Science + Media, Inc. New York, NY 2009.
- DM Junkin, DL Johnson, FH Fu. “Anterior Cruciate Ligament” in Orthopaedic Knowledge Update; Sports Medicine 4. ed. B Kibler. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chicago, IL. February, 2009.