• Knee, HipShoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Replacement & Repair
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Edgewood, KY
  • Florence, KY
  • Highland Heights, KY
    • NKU Campus

Dr. John Fritch is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy and joint replacement. He has expertise in robotic-assisted MAKO knee replacement and minimally invasive anterior hip replacement. These advanced, minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques and robotic assisted surgeries allow for a faster recovery and a quicker return to activity. He treats a wide range of orthopaedic conditions of the upper and lower extremities with emphasis on hips, knees, shoulders. Dr. Fritch sees patients of all ages at our Edgewood, Highland Heights (NKU), and Florence locations.


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  • Medical Degree – University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship – University of Chicago, Sports Medicine
  • Board Certified
  • KY Medical License
  • OH Medical License
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • The Christ Hospital
  • TriHealth – Bethesda North and Good Sam Hospitals
  • Mercy Health – The Jewish Hospital
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Center

Team Physician for: 

  • Highlands High School

Prior Experiences/Affiliations:

  • University of Cincinnati Football
  • Loveland High School Football & Lacrosse
  • Chicago Bears – NFL
  • Chicago Sky – WNBA
  • University of Chicago Athletics
  • Cincinnati Magazine: Named "Top Doctor" 2023-2024
  • Highest OITE Award, University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedics, Award for top in-training exam score, 2016 & 2017
  • Peter Stern Orthopaedic Surgery University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Awarded for excellence in orthopaedic surgery as a medical student, 2015
  • Medical Student Training in Aging Research Stipend, American Federation in Aging Research, 1 of 14 medical students nationwide awarded stipend to conduct aging-related research at UCLA, 2012
  • Spending time with his wife & two children
  • Golfing
  • Running
  • Scuba Diving
  • Traveling