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Dr. J. Wesley Mesko
Board Certified & Fellowship Trained
Orthopedic Surgeon

J. Wesley Mesko, MD

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

  • Evaluating Outcomes of Total Joint Replacement and Other Arthritis Surgery
  • Developing and Improving Less Invasive Techniques for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Extending Longevity of Total Hip Replacement: Ceramic on Ceramic Hip Bearings
  • Extending Longevity in Total Knee Replacement: Mobile Bearings and Single Radius Knee Designs
  • Improving Orthopedic Conditions in Third World Countries
  • Surface Replacement of the Hip

About Dr. Mesko

Dr. Mesko is committed to providing compassionate, quality care. He has unique training, interests, and expertise.

J. Wesley Mesko, MD is a Detroit-area native who has had the following training:

  • BS – Chemistry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
  • Medical Degree, Loyola Stritch Medical School, Maywood, Illinois
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Total Joint Fellowship Training, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana


  • Chief of Orthopedics, Ingham Regional Medical Center
  • Chief of Orthopedics, Ellworth Airforce Base Hospital, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Orthopedic Surgeon Attending Physician, Lansing, Michigan, 1990-current

Academic Appointments, Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 1988, Re-certified 2008
  • Clinical Professor of Surgery, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Cochair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ingham Regional Medical Center


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Charter Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Ingham County Medical Society
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society

He holds positions of leadership and teaching in each of these organizations. He has made several international missionary medical trips since coming to Lansing.

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Mesko has published papers and given numerous presentations. This list is available upon request.