“I was having pain in my right wrist and thumb and losing control of my hand. My sister went online and searched for a hand and wrist surgeon at JIS Orthopedics. I read the reviews that everyone had put on and was very impressed. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Julka and at the appointment he was very kind and very professional. He explained to me what it was and what he would do during the surgery and approximately how long the recovery would be. Dr. Julka came in the day of surgery and he explained to me again everything that he was going to do during the surgery. The following week I went back for a check up. It has been three months now and my hand is doing very well and I have returned to work. Dr. Julka and his staff are very professional, compassionate and explain everything to you in a manner that you can understand. I would highly recommend Dr. Julka to anyone who was having problems and in need of an orthopedic surgeon.” — Teresa D.
New Albany, OH – AJ Julka, MD – a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic hand, wrist and elbow surgeon – has joined the patient-focused orthopedic practice of JIS Orthopedics.
Dr. Julka, an Ohio native who received his medical doctorate degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, is now treating patients at JIS Orthopedics’ New Albany office at 7277 Smith’s Mill Road.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Dr. Julka and expand the services we offer to patients at our New Albany office,” said Keith Berend, MD, JIS Orthopedics’ Orthopedic Surgeon and OrthoAlliance Chief Medical Development Officer. “He has a wealth of experience and aims to provide every patient with the time and attention they deserve while also providing the most innovative and minimally invasive approach to their care.”
Dr. Julka’s scope of practice includes all disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow from simple to complex. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, basal thumb joint arthritis, CMC arthroplasty (LRTI) surgery with early recovery protocol, fractures, ligament repair and reconstruction and rheumatoid arthritis hand surgery and reconstruction.
“JIS Orthopedics is known as the region’s leading provider for performing hip and knee replacements, and I am bringing that same high level of care to patients seeking relief from hand, wrist or elbow injuries,” said Dr. Julka. “That starts with a comprehensive and personalized care plan for each patient to get them back to the things they love.”
Dr. Julka grew up in Strongsville, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and graduated Magna cum laude from OSU medical school. He continued his training in orthopedic surgery completing residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals. Following residency, Dr. Julka completed a year of advanced fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery at Cleveland Clinic.
“Growing up in Ohio, it makes it all the more special to serve the members of this great community in New Albany while strengthening the reputation that JIS Orthopedics has built in 50 years of practice.”
Dr. Julka spent three years as an Assistant Professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals. He then returned to Ohio where he served four years as Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Julka has published numerous journal articles, textbook chapters, and innovative surgical technique videos. He continues to be engaged in research, innovation in surgical techniques, and educating surgeons on a national level.
Dr. Julka treats patients at the JIS Orthopedics New Albany and St. Clairsville offices. He performs surgery at Mt. Carmel New Albany Hospital, White Fence Surgery Center, Fairfield Medical Center, and Walnut Creek Surgical Suites.
Founded in 1972, JIS Orthopedics has been an innovative leader in orthopedics with nationally recognized physicians. With more than 150 years of collective experience, our practice specializes in total joint replacements and general orthopedics and includes two clinic locations in New Albany, Ohio, and St. Clairsville, Ohio. Our team of eight physicians and more than 80 staff members are committed to getting patients back to living a vibrant, pain-free lifestyle.
OrthoAlliance is a nationally leading patient-centered, physician-led management services organization that helps orthopaedic practices grow and thrive in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. Formed in partnership with leading Midwest physician practices and Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm in 2019, OrthoAlliance’s partner practices feature nearly 100 physicians across all orthopaedics and sports medicine specialties. OrthoAlliance strives to attract the most talented physicians and staff and deliver the highest quality care in the industry.