Joint Replacement

Dr. Hockman is a Missouri native who completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia and then remained in Columbia to attend medical school at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Kansas-Wichita. Dr. Hockman went on to become a fellow at The Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic and Research Institute in Alexandria, Virginia where he focused on adult reconstructive surgery.


In 2003, the Columbia Orthopaedic Group recruited Dr. Hockman to continue to “define excellence” in hip and knee replacement surgery. Since that time, he has performed over 3,000 primary and revision total knee replacements and over 1,000 primary and revision hip replacements on patients from across the country.  Dr. Hockman’s approach to caring for his patients is to take time with them, to understand their suffering, and to provide them with evidence-based effective solutions.  Just as Bach and Handel often signed their musical manuscripts with the initials SDG (Soli Deo Gloria – glory to God alone), what truly matters to Dr. Hockman is glorifying God in the way he treats his patients.

Excellent patient care requires an excellent team, and thus Dr. Hockman has Nurse Practitioner Robin Gray and Clinical Assistant Sarah Nelson working alongside him.  Robin and Sara focus on meeting patients’ needs in a timely fashion with kindness and compassion. Recently, to keep up with increased healthcare regulations, Dr. Hockman’s nurse practitioner, Robin Gray, has begun a separate clinic just across the hallway while the doctor is in clinic. Mrs. Gray has assisted Dr. Hockman for over 11 years and has acquired a truly exceptional knowledge base and skill set.  They are confident that this move will increase patient access to the practice while continuing to provide superior patient care.

Dr. Hockman’s Video on Joint Replacement

Dr. Hockman and his wife, Sherry, have three children, Spencer, Alex, and Paige.  Dr. Hockman currently serves on Forum Christian Church’s board of elders, Christ In Youth’s board of trustees, and Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home board of trustees.  After being a stay-at-home mom for fifteen years, Sherry began Hockman Interior Design: decorating homes, selling furniture and decor at the Parkade Plaza, and staging homes for sale.  Along with the arts and music, the Hockman’s love the outdoors, sports, and hunting.

Sole Deo Gloria

Dr. Hockman’s Video on Obesity and Joint Replacement