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Dennis William Burke, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement Orthopaedic Surgeon

Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Burke's practice is limited to hip and knee replacement surgery.

Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Total hip replacement
Total knee replacement
Hip revision surgery
Knee revision surgery
Total joint replacement
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Dennis Burke earned his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MD from the Strich School of Medicine at Loyola University, Chicago. He completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and a surgical biomechanical research fellowship through the Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Burke is a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and has continued to work with the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory.


Dr. Burke's research interests include the biomechanics of the knee and hip. He has made important contributions to studying the mechanics of implants and ways to make them last longer.


Select Publications:

Fehm MN, Huddleston JI, Burke DW, Geller JA, Malchau H. Repair of a deficient abductor mechanism with Achilles tendon allograft after total hip replacement. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Oct 6;92(13):2305-11.

Barrington JW, Sah A, Malchau H, Burke DW. Contemporary cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty with a pegged tibial baseplate. Results at a minimum of ten years. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Apr;91(4):874-8.

Zarin JS, Zurakowski D, Burke DW. Claw plate fixation of the greater trochanter in revision total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2009 Feb;24(2):272-80. Epub 2008 Mar 14.

Manning DW, Ponce BA, Chiang PP, Harris WH, Burke DW. Isolated acetabular revision through the posterior approach: short-term results after revision of a recalled acetabular component. J Arthroplasty. 2005 Sep;20(6):723-9.

McGrory BJ, Burke DW. Peroneal nerve palsy following intermittent sequential pneumatic compression. Orthopedics. 2000 Oct;23(10):1103-5.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Mass General Researchers Put Their Stamp on Joint Arthroplasty

Marking the 10 year anniversary of the first clinical use of highly cross-linked polyethylene

MGPO physicians honored

MGH Hotline 05.29.09 The recipients of the Brian A. McGovern, MD, Award for Clinical Excellence were announced May 16 at the MGPO Annual Physician Recognition Dinner.

Mass General Hospital Physicians make “The List”

Boston Magazine recognizes 134 MGH physicians on its annual list of top doctors in the Boston area.

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