Fred Redfern moved to Henderson in 1968 when his father opened a general surgery practice. Dr. Redfern was able to go to the University of Southern California on a Trustee Scholarship, the first one offered to a Nevadan. He studied through the engineering honors program, specifically biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering in regards to orthopedic surgery. He wrote a paper on total hip replacement at 18. Dr. Redfern attended medical school at the University of Nevada, and then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at his alma mater, the University of Southern California.
He has been able to conduct research through the years on joint replacement, fracture treatment, and sports medicine, as well as bone grafting, arthroscopic shoulder and knee reconstruction, and venous thromboembolism prevention. Dr. Redfern’s engineering background and research experience has enabled him to incorporate and understand new beneficial technologies as they are introduced, and avoid using devices that have developed problems. For example, Dr. Redfern has been using a ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacement, which has great longevity and has allowed him to avoid other implants, which have developed complications.
He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, including the Sports Medicine sub-specialty certification. Dr. Redfern is licensed in both California and Nevada.
He is a graduate instructor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Orthopaedic Biomechanics. Dr. Redfern is also considered an expert in the medical industry, being named as a “Top Doctor” in Las Vegas Magazine in 2000, receiving the State Orthopaedic Society of the Year Award in 2005, and being elected in 2014 for outstanding accomplishments in Orthopedic Leadership to the American Orthopaedic Association.
He is a leader in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), having served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Board of Councilors.
You can also read his personal statement for the (AAOS) here.
Dr. Redfern is also a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, being recognized for his expert knowledge in arthroscopic management for shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle injuries. He is a member of the Nevada State Medical Society, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Clark County Medical Society. He founded the Nevada Orthopedic Society in 2008.
Dr. Redfern strives to help his patients with continuing medical education in attending seminars and taking courses. He also is an established writer in his industry, writing multiple articles and abstracts. He also has given hundreds of presentations over the years. Contact Fred C. Redfern, MD in Henderson, NV at 702-456-2400.