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Dr. Charles J. Taunt Jr.
Board Certified & Fellowship Trained
Orthopedic Surgeon

Charles J. Taunt Jr., DO, FAOAO

Dr. Taunt's special interests in orthopedics are in the following areas:

  • Improving Outcomes of Total Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Rapid Recovery of Hip and Knee Replacement Patients
  • Outpatient Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Difficult Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Revision Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Education
  • Oxford™ Partial Knee Replacement
  • Custom Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Bone Invasive Hip Replacement Prosthetic Design
  • The Treatment of Musculoskeletal Infections
  • Metal Sensitivity/Allergy

About Dr. Taunt

Dr. Taunt is committed to providing compassionate, quality care. Dr. Taunt's practice is focused on achieving excellent patient outcomes in hip and knee replacement surgery. His passion is to enable patients to achieve the best outcome possible with the shortest recovery time possible. In addition, he has a special interest in and frequently cares for complications in hip and knee replacement surgery, including the surgical treatment of component loosening, material failure, infection, joint instability, metal hypersensitivity/allergy, and fractures around a hip or knee prosthesis. He teaches other orthopedic surgeons at the state and national level, lecturing frequently across the country on different aspects of hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Taunt is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Michigan State University and is active teaching in the Michigan State University/ McLaren Greater Lansing orthopedic surgery residency program. He instructs young surgeons in training and enjoys working daily with orthopedic residents, interns and medical students.

Charles J. Taunt Jr., DO is a Detroit-area native who has had the following training:

  • Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, St. John Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights, Michigan
  • Traditional Rotating Internship, St. John Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights, Michigan
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa
  • BA - Economics & Pre-Professional Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana


  • Fellow, American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics
  • Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2018
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Michigan Osteopathic Association
  • Michigan Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Sigma Sigma Phi, National Osteopathic Honorary Society

Medical Committees

  • Member, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Test Writing Committee, 2008 – 2014
  • Vice President, Adult Reconstructive and Arthritis Surgery Section, AOAO, 2009
  • Member, IRMC/MSU/Sparrow Orthopedic Surgery Residency Executive Committee, 2008 – Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics, 2003 – 2004
  • President, AOAO Resident Association, 2003 – 2004

Hospital Affiliations

Knee Products

Hip Products