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University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN—Major, Science Business
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI
St. John Providence Macomb-Oakland, Warren, MI
Orthopedic Surgery, St. John Providence Macomb-Oakland, Warren, MI
Adult Joint Reconstruction, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
David Knesek DO is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee replacement.
Dr. Knesek graduated from Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory as Co-Valedictorian in 1999. He then graduated from University of Notre Dame, Cum Laude, in 2003 with a major of Science Business. He completed medical school at Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) graduating in 2008. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency through the St. John Providence Hospital System – Macomb/Oakland campus in 2013 and then went on to a complete a fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at the University of Chicago in 2014 with Dr. Henry Finn with a heavy focus on complex primary and revision total knee and hip arthroplasty.
He has practiced in southeast Michigan since 2014, working closely with DMC and St John orthopedic residency programs along with the DMC Adult Reconstruction Fellowship program. He is also an associate clinical faculty instructor for MSUCOM. He is active within the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics lecture series speaking/presenting on topics ranging from painful total knees to management of total hip and knee infections. He also serves as faculty, participating in residency education within the DMC Orthopedic Surgery residency program.
Dr. Knesek’s practice is focused on hip and knee osteoarthritis and he also treats a variety of general orthopedic conditions including fracture care and sports injuries. He does high volume partial and total knee arthroplasty, anterior total hip arthroplasty, and MAKO robotic hip and knee arthroplasty. In addition to his skill in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, he has quickly established a reputation for expertise in complex joint reconstruction and is frequently asked by other surgeons around the state to evaluate patients who have had problematic hip and knee replacements. As a result, a significant portion of his practice focuses on revision hip and knee replacements treating conditions including stiffness, instability, chronic pain, infections, or periprosthetic fractures.
His practice is built around active communication and engagement with his patients. It is important for his patients to understand all treatment options, surgical and non-surgical. He believes strongly in developing a relationship with the patient to better help them navigate their journey to a more active and pain free lifestyle. Dr. Knesek was recognized by his peers as a Top Doc in Hour Detroit Magazine in 2018.
He is married to Michelle Legacy, DO, a dermatologist in West Bloomfield. He has two children, Madison and Jameson, 6 and 3 respectively. In his spare time he enjoys traveling with his family, playing sports with his kids, and working towards a respectable handicap in golf. He is passionate about exercise including running, peloton, yoga and advocates for self wellness.
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