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Dr. denis joly

Orthopaedic Surgeon, MD, FRCS(C)

Arthroplasty Hip, Knee & Trauma Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Dr. Joly is our newest member of the SCRUBS team as he is currently joining us for the duration of Dr. Marcia Clark’s sabbatical. We are very fortunate that for the time Dr. Joly has been at the South Health Campus, he has been extremely enthusiastic and helpful in helping drive research projects forward.

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However, Dr. Joly’s passions go far beyond the operating room. Not only is he a national certified soccer coach, but this bilingual surgeon has also participated in two humanitarian trips to Ecuador to provide orthopaedic care for underprivileged patients.


After completing three years of his Bachelor’s in Science at the University of Alberta, Dr. Joly went on to obtain his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ottawa in 2013. He then moved back to Alberta for his surgical residency at the University of Calgary which he finished in 2018. Dr. Joly then went on to complete two fellowship programs. His first fellowship specialized in hip and knee reconstruction, completed at the University of Toronto. For his second fellowship placement Dr. Joly went back to the University of Ottawa where he focused in orthopaedic trauma and completed his program in 2020. 

research interests 

Dr. Joly research interests focus on hip and knee arthroplasty.  


  • Warschawski, Y., Garceau, S. P., Joly, D. A., Kuzyk, P., Gross, A., & Safir, O. (2021). The effect of femoral head size, neck length, and offset on dislocation rates of constrained acetabular liners. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 36(1), 345-348.

  • Joly, D. A., Ludwig, T., Mahdavi, S., Khong, H., Piroozfar, S. G., & Sharma, R. (2020). Does age influence patient-reported outcomes in unilateral primary total hip and knee arthroplasty?. The Journal of arthroplasty, 35(7), 1800-1805.

  • Ono, Y., Joly, D. A., Thornton, G. M., & Lo, I. K. (2018). Mechanical and imaging evaluation of the effect of sutures on tendons: Tape sutures are protective to suture pulling through tendon. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery, 27(9), 1705-1710.

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