Orthopedic Surgery &
Sports Medicine

Specializing in:

• Direct Anterior Approach – Hip Replacement

• Minimally invasive hip, knee and shoulder replacement

• Arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder injuries




Meet the Doctor

Andrew Ciarlone, D.O.

Dr. Andrew Ciarlone specializes in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder.  He has been a pioneer in outpatient joint replacement and rapid recovery protocols following joint replacement.  He developed the “Rapid Hip Recovery” protocol at Crittenton Hospital designed for same day discharge home after hip replacement surgery.  He was the first surgeon in Michigan to perform Outpatient Hip replacement at a surgery center with “same-day” discharge, at Bald Mountain Surgery Center in Lake Orion, MI.  He utilizes minimally invasive surgical techniques including the Direct anterior approach to hip replacement, and less invasive techniques for total knee and partial knee replacements.  He is one of only 5% of surgeons nationwide that perform the Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement and has performed over 500 of these procedures.

Dr. Ciarlone also treats sports related injuries and performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder.  He also cares for trauma patients and fractures with both surgical and non surgical treatment.

He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internship and Orthopedic Surgery Residency through Michigan State University’s Pontiac campus at POH Medical Center.  He is currently an Associate Clinic Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Ciarlone enjoys Golf, Skiing and Woodworking in his free time.  He and his wife, Janell are also very busy with their 4 children, Drew, Luciana, Owen and Ben.  All of their children are involved in sports activities including lacrosse, soccer and swimming.

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Ascension Crittenton Hospital, Rochester
  • William Beaumont Hospital, Troy Campus
  • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, Pontiac
  • Bald Mountain Surgery Center, Lake Orion



  • Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement
    • Less Pain
    • Rapid recovery
    • No muscles are cut/ detached from the bone
    • No precautions in movement after surgery
    • Better accuracy of leg length
    • Use of x-ray allows for better fit/alignment of prosthesis
    • Can be performed outpatient with same day discharge home
    • Little to no need for physical therapy
    • Small surgical incision in front of hip 3-4   inches in length
  • Bursitis
  • Non surgical management of pain and arthritis


  • Arthroscopic treatment of meniscus tears/ ligament injury
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Patellar pain/ grinding/ instability
  • Partial Knee replacement
  • Total knee replacementNon surgical management of arthritis/ knee pain


  • Arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears
  • Arthroscopic treatment of labrum tears
  • Shoulder instability/ dislocation
  • Partial shoulder replacement/ resurfacing
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse Total shoulder replacement
  • Non surgical treatment of shoulder pain/ arthritis

Trauma/Fracture Care

  • Non surgical management of fractures (casting, splinting)
  • Surgical treatment for fractures (excludes hands and pelvis)
    • Hip, femur, knee, tibia, ankle, foot
    • Clavicle, shoulder, humerus, elbow, forearm, wrist



Main Office

75 Barclay Circle, Suite 225
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Call Today

p: 248.564.2858
f: 248.564.2196

Business Hours

Mon – Fri:
8 am – 4 pm