About Dr. Thomas Falls
Dr. Thomas Falls has made it his life mission to help people who believe they can’t be helped. During his residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Thomas developed an increasing interest in deformity correction surgery, after realizing these cases were often the most interesting and the ones that most surgeons, for one reason or another, tended to shy away from. But Thomas wasn’t content leaving some people to ‘just be,’ and he made it a point to excel in limb lengthening and deformity correction/complex reconstruction. He also worked hard to learn special techniques that most US Orthopaedic surgeons are not familiar/trained in, all to help those who may otherwise slip through the cracks.
One of the standout examples of Thomas’ care and passion for what he does is shown in his simple desire to help make his patient’s day a little bit better. Thomas loves meeting people during their hard times and guiding them through the process into the light of a new day and the joy of a second chance at a normal life. Whether it be a successful limb salvage for a patient who was told amputation was the only option or a joint replacement for somebody who just wants to be able to run around with their grandchildren again, his passion lies in helping people find a fresh start.
“I like meeting patients when they are having a bad day and help them through the process of recovery, getting them back to work and play.” Dr. Thomas Falls
Something unique to Dr. Thomas Falls that differentiates him from many in the industry is his knowledge and proficiency in specialized equipment related to limb lengthening and deformity correction. He is also certified and experienced with robotic-assisted joint replacement. His skill extends to special techniques, as well, including the Ilizarov method, something that most US Orthopaedic surgeons are simply not trained in.
The Ilizarov apparatus is a type of external fixation used in orthopedic surgery to lengthen or reshape limb bones. A limb-sparing technique to treat complex and/or open bone fractures, it has proved successful in cases of infected nonunions of bones that are not amenable with other techniques.
Dr. Thomas Falls received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in Tissue Engineering and his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Engineering. In 2011, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Thomas’ residency was completed at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and his fellowship involved limb lengthening and complex reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery.