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Joel A. Tucker, MD



  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • General Orthopaedics

Board Certification

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Education & Training

  • Fellowship: (Adult Reconstruction Surgery) Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
  • Residency: University of Florida Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
  • Internship: University of Florida Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
  • Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS

Special Interests

  • Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Orthosensor Knee Replacement
  • Navigation Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
  • Revision Hip and Knee Replacement


  • Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, MS
  • Singing River Gulfport, Gulfport, MS
  • Merit Health, Biloxi, MS
  • Memorial Hospital, Gulfport, MS
  • Memorial Surgery Center at Cedar Lake, Biloxi, MS
  • Bienville Surgery Center, East Lake, MS



  • Joel Tucker MD, J. Ryan Cotton MD, Steven Potter MD, Michael Patney DO “A Case Report of a Minimally Invasive Revision of Compress Limb Salvage Arthroplasty”
  • Poster presentation University of Florida College of Medicine / Jacksonville
  • Research Day, May 11, 2006 Joel Tucker MD, Hoyt, Amanda I Hoyt BA, Michael D. Richard CPO, B. Hudson Berrey MD, “Patello-Femoral Arthrodesis Amputation (PFAA)”
  • Poster presentation Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting, December 10th-15th, 2007
  • Poster presentation University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville Research Day, May 2008.
  • Podium presentation University of Florida College of Medicine May 2010 Joel Tucker MD, Kevin Doulens MD “A Case Report of Bilateral PE Following Knee Arthroscopy.” Am J Orthop. 2010 Jan; 34(1), E-publication


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mississippi Orthopaedic Society
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


  • USMLE: Step1-Passed
  • Step 2CK-Passed
  • Step 2CS-Passed
  • Step3-Passed
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Cedar Lake (Biloxi)
1720-A Medical Park Dr.
Suite 220
Biloxi, MS 39532

Orange Grove (Gulfport)
15476 Dedeaux Rd.
Suite B
Gulfport, MS 39503

Dr. Tucker joined Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 2011. He completed his residency and internship in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Florida Jacksonville, and received his fellowship training in adult reconstruction surgery at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Dr. Tucker earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Tucker has used the MAKO robot for nearly 10 years and has performed more than 600 joint replacement surgeries with it.

He is married with five children. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing.


Dr. Tucker