About Dr. James A. Shapiro

Dr. James Shapiro is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, hip and knee related issues. Dr. Shapiro received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his residency and internship at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Shapiro has been providing trusted orthopedic care in the Kenosha community for over 25 years.

Dr. Shapiro uses some of the latest technology and techniques to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate musculoskeletal diseases and injuries of the hip and knee. Following a thorough assessment, he will explain the treatment options, including surgical and non-surgical, and together will choose a specific plan to obtain the best outcome tailored to your individual needs.



Orthopaedic Surgery – with emphasis on hip and knee problems

Board Certified

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1991
Recertified in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001


Kenosha Medical Center Campus St. Catherine’s Medical Center Campus
6308 8th Avenue 9555 76th Street
Kenosha, WI 53143 Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158



Medical School

Rush Medical College
Chicago, Illinois
M.D. 1984

Internship and Residency

Chicago’s Michael Reese Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
Chief Resident 1988-1989

Professional Society Memberships

  • State Medical Society (SMS)
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society (WOS)
  • Milwaukee Orthopaedic Society (MOS)

Areas of Focus

Knee Replacement – VERILAST
Hip Replacement ~ Direct Anterior & Posterior
Sports Related Injuries
Worker Compensation Injuries

Implant Highlight

Smith Nephew
Smith Nephew VERILAST Technology

If knee replacement is in your future, you’ve come to the right place to learn about one of the truly significant advancements in joint replacement materials in the past 20 years, VERILAST Knee Technology.

Direct Anterior Hip Arthroplasty
Direct Anterior Hip ArthroplastyHip Replacement Procedure
The Direct Anterior Hip Arthroplasty is another approach to hip replacement that produces effective and dramatic relief for adult patients suffering from severe arthritis of the hip. This hip replacement procedure provides recovery and return-to-lifestyle benefits that may not be as easily obtained with other surgical approaches for hip replacement.
Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee ReplacementVisionnaire Technology
As a patient considering knee replacement surgery, it is important to remember that you have choices.

We developed VISIONAIRE Patient Match Technology – a system that uses your own MRI and X-Ray images to design and build surgical instruments customized specifically for your unique knee anatomy.