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Areas of Expertise
- Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee
- Quad Sparing Total Knee Replacement
- Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement
- Total Joint Replacement and Biologic Reconstruction
- Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital;
- Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Get to know Dr. Hanna
- Emory University; Atlanta, Georgia
- Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York, New York
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- Georgia Orthopaedic Society
- Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
- St. Joseph's Hospital
- Northside Hospital
“He is not only a wonderful surgeon but he has a wonderful bedside manner”
New Hip, Care from Resurgens Orthopaedics
Well into her 60s, Barclay Smith still likes to climb mountains – the taller, the better. The East Cobb resident has a summer home in Colorado, which has 52 mountains higher than 14,000 feet, and her goal has always been to try and climb as many of them as she could. In recent years, her left hip proved a major obstacle towards that goal. A previous procedure by another practice on the joint left her with some negative side effects. She had a lot of pain and suffered from drop foot, which is a difficulty in lifting the front part of the foot. The drop foot, which caused her to trip frequently, made it impossible... Continue Reading
“I can’t say enough accolades for Dr. Hanna,” Becknell said.
Resurgens Helps Retired Tennis Pro Keep Playing for More Than 50 Years
Joe Becknell’s love of tennis took hold more than half a century ago when a knee injury derailed his baseball career in college at Mercer University and the former pitcher took up tennis as an alternative. That love eventually manifested itself into a career as a Tennis-Pro. Becknell retired in 2007 as Tennis Director of the Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA in Buckhead. Tennis remains very much a part of his life as he continues to work part-time and to play recreationally during his free time in retirement. “I wouldn’t be happy doing nothing,” Becknell said of retirement. “… I try to be active.” A lifetime of constant high... Continue Reading
John C. Taylor
Taylor finished a triathlon in Florida exactly two months after knee replacement surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics.
At Age 90, Atlanta Resident Completes Sprint Triathlon, Heads to National Senior Games
John C. Taylor Started Running at Age 60 And Stays Active Jogging, Swimming, and Biking For someone who didn’t start running until the age of 60, John C. Taylor has quite a collection of gold medals. Plus, he may be the only 90-year-old ever to have completed a sprint triathlon. After finishing a triathlon in Florida exactly two months after knee replacement surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics—Georgia’s largest orthopaedics practice—he confessed with a chuckle, “I walked, I didn’t jog,” the 5K portion of the course. A sprint triathlon involves swimming 600 meters, biking 13.8 miles, and completing a 5K run. “I was on my... Continue Reading
"Because of Dr. Hanna’s commitment to excellence and his willingness to share his education with me, it empowered...
Popular Gospel Singer Now Free from Pain after Hip Replacement Surgery
Darwin Hobbs Credits His Rapid Recovery to Surgery by Dr. Mark W. Hanna of Resurgens Orthopaedics Pain was a way of life for popular gospel singer Darwin Hobbs before hip replacement surgery this spring at Resurgens Orthopaedics — Georgia’s largest orthopaedics practice. At 42, Hobbs, director of music, worship, and creative arts at the 16,000-member Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross, has lived with pain since he had surgery at the age of 14 to correct a slipped growth plate in his hip. While he had been told for years he needed a hip replacement, only when he met with Dr. Mark Hanna at Resurgens did Hobbs decide to have... Continue Reading
Castillo became a patient of Resurgens Orthopaedics after he moved to Atlanta in 1984.
Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Continues Competitive Canoeing After Multiple Surgeries
Larry Castillo Credits 16 Orthopaedic Surgeries With Allowing Him To Continue to Win Canoe Races At the age of 66, competitive canoe racer Laurens (Larry) Castillo counts a total of 16 surgeries since he started white water canoeing more than two decades ago. First his knees, then his shoulders, and finally his back required orthopaedic surgery. This fall, a year after hip replacement at Resurgens Orthopaedics, the Kennesaw resident won first place in the 29-mile Suwannee River canoe race in Florida and fourth place in the amateur class in the highly competitive 90-mile Adirondack Classic in New York State. In both races, he competed with men of all ages. Without the surgeries,... Continue Reading
Spending time in the military and winning race after race on the competitive cycling circuit taught Vernard he could...
Military Veteran Back to an Active Life after Knee Replacement
Determination is something that comes naturally to Vernard Green, or Vern, as he calls himself. Spending time in the military and winning race after race on the competitive cycling circuit taught him he could do anything he put his mind to, but he admits nothing could have prepared him for his life’s greatest challenge: recovering from a total knee replacement surgery. It may sound clichéd, but Vern’s knee troubles started with an old football injury. While playing a pickup game during his time as a Combat Corpsman, he landed a solid hit on another player. “My knee just exploded,” he says. Vern’s medical training told him this... Continue Reading