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Charles Claps, DO Hip & Knee Reconstruction

Charles E. Claps, DO

Charles Claps, DO is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee joint replacement surgeries. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and affiliated with Ortho South Surgery Center, Fayette Surgery Center and Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Dr. Claps performs more Mako Robotic Assisted Hip and Knee replacement than any other surgeon in Georgia. He is a specialist in this field and travels throughout the US teaching other surgeons his techniques in Robotic Assisted joint replacement. He also has surgeons visit him throughout the country to come and observe him perform surgery.

Dr. Claps graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pinnacle Health. He also completed advanced fellowship training in Adult Joint Reconstruction at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. He uses the latest techniques and technologies, such as the direct anterior approach (DAA) and robotic-assisted surgery, to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Dr. Claps is passionate about providing excellent care and helping his patients achieve their goals of treatment. He strives to make each patient feel comfortable and informed throughout their treatment process. He also enjoys educating patients and their families about hip and knee conditions and procedures.

Dr. Claps is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

If you are looking for a qualified and experienced orthopedic surgeon who can help you with your hip or knee problems, please contact Dr. Claps today to schedule an appointment.

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  • Joint Replacement
  • Hip
  • Knee Specialists
  • General Orthopedics

Areas Of Expertise

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Total Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Partial Total Knee Replacement - MAKOplasty
  • Quadriceps Sparing Total Knee Replacement
  • Outpatient and Rapid Recovery Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Anterior Total Hip Replacement


  • Adult Joint Reconstruction, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC


  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pinnacle Health; Harrisburg, PA

Medical Degree

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Erie, PA


  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Piedmont Fayette


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