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Anthony Adili


Dr. Anthony Adili is an Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery and an associate member of the School of Biomedical Engineering. He is the Chief of Surgery and an orthopaedic surgeon at St. Joseph's Hamilton and is affiliated with the Centre for Evidence-Based Orthopaedics and the Michael DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research at McMaster. Dr. Adili is a licensed professional engineer whose research interests include robotics and innovative technologies in surgery, hip and knee replacement surgery, pain management and medical cannabis, peri-operative care, and hip and knee osteoarthritis. This work mostly focuses on mobility for older adults.

Dr. Adili is currently working on randomized trials, prospective cohort studies, and qualitative studies evaluating:

  • robot-assisted partial knee replacements
  • a new non-opioid pain management program for older adults after knee replacement surgery
  • cannabis-based medications for pain after knee replacement surgery
  • gait analysis studies for older people with hip and knee arthritis
  • psychosocial predictors of persistent pain after knee replacement surgery
  • ·outpatient hip and knee replacement surgery
  • frailty in older adults undergoing surgery


  • MD, McMaster University
  • BEng, McMaster University
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