Michael M Kheir, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Michael M Kheir, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
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    Dr. Michael M. Kheir specializes in the treatment of hip and knee injuries or arthritic conditions. Dr. Kheir aims to provide holistic care for patients suffering from these conditions. Utilizing the latest technologies and treatment options in hip and knee replacements, Dr. Kheir can help to improve and restore your mobility, so you can get back your quality of life and doing the things you enjoy.

    Dr. Kheir is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan Health System. He is an academic orthopaedic surgeon who is actively involved in surgery, research, education, and innovation in hip and knee arthroplasty. Dr. Kheir is a local who was born and raised in Macomb, Michigan. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan, double majoring in Biochemistry and Psychology. He then went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. During his medical education, he also dedicated one year to perform orthopaedic research at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kheir completed his five-year Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine. During residency, he completed two surgical missions to Honduras where he taught surgical techniques, lectured, and performed life-changing procedures. He then completed a fellowship in Adult Joint Replacement and Reconstruction at Cornell University and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

    Dr. Kheir is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association. He has authored over 65 peer-reviewed publications, and presented his work at international, national and regional meetings. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his research and has been featured in several online media articles. Dr. Kheir has been directly involved in two international consensus meetings to create guidelines for managing complex hip and knee arthroplasties. He has further immersed himself into research by being a peer reviewer for multiple clinical journals to ensure the high quality of clinical data that impacts patient care.

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    • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
      Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis
    • Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement
      Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
    • BS
      University of Michigan, United States
    Research Overview

    Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infection
    Outcomes of total joint replacement
    Robotic-assisted joint replacement
    Hip-spine relationship

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    • Journal Article
      Clinical and Biomechanical Evaluation of Mid-Level Constrained and Posterior-Stabilized Polyethylene Inserts in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Analysis of 12,674 Cases.
      Kahlenberg CA, Kheir MM, Selkridge IK, Quevedo Gonzalez FJ, Chiu Y-F, Wright TM, Chalmers BP, Sculco PK. J Arthroplasty, 2023 Dec 14; DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2023.12.018
      PMID: 38103805
    • Journal Article
      Diagnostic Utility and Thresholds for Commonly Obtained Serum and Synovial Markers Prior to Reimplantation in Periprosthetic Joint Infection.
      Seetharam A, Dilley JE, Meneghini RM, Kheir MM. J Arthroplasty, 2023 Jul; 38 (7): 1356 - 1362. DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2023.01.021
      PMID: 36693514
    • Journal Article
      The Influence of Dorr Type and Femoral Fixation on Outcomes Following Total Hip Arthroplasty for Acute Femoral Neck Fractures: A Multicenter Study.
      Kheir MM, Dilley JE, Speybroeck J, Kuyl E-V, Ochenjele G, McLawhorn AS, Meneghini RM. J Arthroplasty, 2023 Apr; 38 (4): 719 - 725. DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2022.10.028
      PMID: 36283515
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      Synovial Fluid Absolute Neutrophil Count and Neutrophil-To-Lymphocyte Ratio are not Superior to Polymorphonuclear Percentage in Detecting Periprosthetic Joint Infection.
      Dilley JE, Seetharam A, Meneghini RM, Kheir MM. J Arthroplasty, 2023 Jan; 38 (1): 146 - 151. DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2022.07.005
      PMID: 35843381
    • Journal Article
      Synovial Fluid and Serum Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio: Novel Biomarkers for the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Native Septic Arthritis in Adults.
      Varady NH, Schwab P-E, Kheir MM, Dilley JE, Bedair H, Chen AF. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2022 Sep 7; 104 (17): 1516 - 1522. DOI:10.2106/JBJS.21.01279
      PMID: 35726876
    • Journal Article
      CORR Insights®: For Patients With Acute PJI Treated With Debridement, Antibiotics, and Implant Retention, What Factors are Associated With Systemic Sepsis and Recurrent or Persistent Infection in Septic Patients?
      Kheir MM. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2022 Aug 1; 480 (8): 1501 - 1503. DOI:10.1097/CORR.0000000000002216
      PMID: 35439226
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      Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint infections
      2022 Jun 1;
    • Journal Article
      Diagnosis of Prostate Adenocarcinoma on Routine Pathology After a Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty.
      Kheir MM, Bauer TW, Westrich GH. Arthroplast Today, 2022 Jun; 15: 19 - 23. DOI:10.1016/j.artd.2022.02.025
      PMID: 35368851