John Meehan, M.D.

John P. Meehan, M.D.


Orthopaedic Surgery - Adult Reconstruction


Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Clinical Professor
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinic Fax: 916-734-5074
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

John P. Meehan is an orthopaedic surgeon with a background in arthroscopy, sports medicine and adult reconstructive surgery. His research interests include total hip arthroplasty and bioceramics in total hip arthroplasty, catastrophic wear associated with elevated-rim acetabular linears, and removal and reinsertion of the femoral component during isolated acetabular revision.


Orthopaedic Surgery


M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA 1991

B.A., Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 1986


Orthopaedics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1991-1996


Adult Reconstructive Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston MA 1997-1998

Arthorscopy and Sports Medicine, S.O.A.R. Orthopaedic Group, Menlo Park CA 1996-1997

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Medical Association

California Orthopaedic Association

Paul R. Lipscomb Society

Western Orthopaedic Association

Honors and Awards

Patrick T. Liu Innovation in Research Award, CT of hip fracture Patients: Can Muscle Size & Attenuation Predict Clinical Outcomes?, 2016

CCJR / O.R.E.F. Clinical Practice Award, Current Concepts Institute and Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 2011

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, UC Davis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, 2003

Select Recent Publications

Blumenfeld TJ, Meehan JP. The Use of Augment Devices in Revision Acetabular Surgery. JBJS Reviews, 2014;2(3):e4.

Refaat M, Coleman S, Meehan JP, Jamali AA. Perioprosthetic Supracondylar Femur Fracture Treated with Spanning External Fixation. Am J of Orthopaedics, 2015;44(2):90-3.

Meehan JP, Blumenfeld TJ, White RH, Kim J, Sucher M. Risks and Benefits of Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty, A Critical Analysis Review. J of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2015;3(2e3):1-10.

Meehan JP, Danielsen B, Kim SH, Jamali AA, White RH. Younger Age is Associated with a Higher Risk of Early Periprosthetic Joint Infection and Aseptic Mechanical Failure After Total Knee Arthroplasty. J of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2014 Apr;96(7):529-35.

Jamali AA, Palestro A, Meehan JP, Sampson M. Management of incarcerating pincer-type femeroacetabular impingement with hip arthroscopy. Arthosc Tech, 2014;3(1):e155-60.

Kim SH, Meehan JP, Lee MA. Surgical Treatment of Trochanteric and Cervical Hip Fractures in the United States: 2000-2009. J Arthroplasty, 2013 Mar 24: Epub ahead of print.

Jamali AA, Mak W, Wang P, Tai L, Meehan JP, Lamba R. What is Normal Femoral Head/Neck Anatomy? An Analysis of Radial CT Reconstructions in Adolescents. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2013;471(11):3581-7.

Kim SH, Gaiser S, Meehan JP. Epidemiology of Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasties in Germany: 2004-2008. J Arthroplasty, 2012;27(10):1777-82.

Kim SH, Meehan JP, Blumenfeld T, Szabo RM. Hip Fractures in the United States: 2008 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2012;64(5):751-7.

Antkowiak TT, Polage CR, Wiedeman JA, Meehan JP, Jamali AA. Chondrolysis of the Tibial Plateau Caused by Articular Aspergillosis after ACL Autograft Reconstruction: Management with a Fresh Osteochondral Allograft. A Case Report. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2011;93(21):e124(1-6).