An innovative option for total shoulder replacements that conserves more of the patient’s natural bone.


STEMLESS SHOULDER x-rayNewport News, VA – July 22, 2019  Dr. John Aldridge, orthopaedic surgeon at Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine (HROSM), has introduced the Equinoxe Stemless Shoulder to the Hampton Roads community. The new shoulder is a bone-conserving prosthesis designed for anatomic total shoulder replacements.

“The Equinoxe Stemless Shoulder is an implant built for total shoulder replacements to conserve as much of the patient’s bone as possible for a more natural recovery,” says Dr. Aldridge. “Patients who may be eligible for this new implant may suffer from osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, post-traumatic injury and more.”

This prosthesis is engineered to simplify the surgical technique and decrease the amount of steps to implant in the patient’s shoulder. “These simplifications decrease the operative time which allows the patient to be under anesthesia for less time and start recovering as soon as possible,” states Dr. Aldridge.

Dr. Aldridge began using the Equinoxe Stemless Shoulder replacement back in the spring and is excited about the positive outcomes he is seeing in his patient’s recovery. If you would like to learn more about the Equinoxe Stemless Shoulder or the total shoulder replacement surgery, please call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Aldridge at 757-873-1554.


About  Dr. John Aldridge

Dr. John W. Aldridge is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon that has been specializing in minimally invasive muscle sparing spinal surgery and total joint replacement surgery in the Hampton Roads area since 2002. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland under a full academic scholarship. He received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York, New York. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency and served as Chief Resident during his final year at the perennial US News and World Report Top 10 Orthopaedic Hospital, The New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University a division of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. While there, he was published in multiple orthopaedic journals and received the award given for orthopaedic excellence to graduating residents.

About Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine 

Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine has been providing quality orthopaedic care for more than 50 years to area residents in Hampton Roads. Originally founded by Dr. Wieman Kretz, the first orthopaedic surgeon in the area, Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine continues to evolve to meet the demands of the ever-changing orthopaedic healthcare industry. HROSM has a team of 13 physicians in 3 convenient locations offering specialties that include: spine care, joint replacement, sports medicine, podiatry, interventional pain management, chiropractic care, and stem cell therapy. Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine has onsite Physical Therapy, Workers’ Compensation Department, and has the areas only open, multi-positional MRI.   For more information about our philosophy of healthcare, team of physicians and locations, please go to or call 757-873-1554.