Michael E. Ayers, M.D.

Meet Dr. Ayers

Fellowship trained in Joint Replacement

Specializing In
Joint Replacement
Degenerative Joint Conditions
Orthopedic Trauma
General Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Degree
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MAInternship/Residency
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MAJoint Replacement Fellowship
Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MABoard Certification
American Board of Orthopedic SurgeryProfessional Memberships

  • MOA    Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, Director
  • MMS    Massachusetts Medical Society
  • AAOS   American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • NEOS   New England Orthopedic Society
  • Boston Orthopedic Club

Hospital Affiliations
South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA – Active Staff

Awards Received

  • Orthopedic Surgery Resident Research Award, Lahey Clinic Department of Orthopedic
    Surgery, 1996
  • Skip Costello Award, University of Massachusetts, Orthopedic Residency, June 2002


  • Healy W.L., Ayers, M.E. Iorio R. Patch D.A., Pfeifer B.A.
    Impact of Clinical Pathways and Implant Standardization on Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Clinical and Economic Study of Patient Outcomes Presentation at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the AAOS, Atlanta, GA, February 1996.
  • Healy W.L., Ayers, M.E., Iorio R. Patch D.A., Pfeifer B.A.
    Impact of Clinical Pathways and Implant Standardization on Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Clinical and Economic Study of Patient Outcomes Journal of Arthroplasty, 1998 Apr: 13(3): 266-76.
  • Ayers M.E., Prince M., Ahmadi S., Baran D.T.
    Use of Risk Factors and Quantitative Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Low Bone Mass Poster Format at: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research-IBMS 2nd Joint Meeting, December 1-6, 1998.
  • Ayers, M.E., Iorio, R., Healy, W.L.
    Periprosthetic Fractures after Total Knee Arthroplasty in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Editor: Scott, R. and Bono, J., Spring 2005.
  • Iorio, R., Kobayashi, S. Healy, W.L., Cruz, A. Ayers, M.E.
    Primary Posterior Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Comparison of American and Japanese Cohorts. Submitted for publication, J Bone Joint Surg AM.

Press Ganey

Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (241 Ratings, 38 Comments)
Personal Issues
Overall Assessment
Moving through visit

Recent Comments


Dr Ayers is outstanding as a communicater and provider he has operated on my knee twice and has kept me from a replacement until it becomes neccasary, I trust him and his decisions very much
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all good
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As I said earlier in survey, all personnel were great. With regard to Dr. Ayers, he was fantastic. This is a big deal in a persons life to have a joint replacement. Dr. Ayers made me feel comfortable with my decision to go ahead and also I feel very confident with him as my surgeon
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very pleased with Dr Ayers
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i always recommend Dr. Ayers and SS Orthopedics, i've always had a good experience.
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I give this facility a 5 Star Rating!!!!
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Dr. Ayers really listened to me and explained my options and situation. He was very sympathetic to my situation. His skill allowed me to really dance at my sons wedding. Prior to this visit I would've had to sit and rarely dance. Instead the DJ told us that was the best mother/son dance he has ever seen. I am sincerely grateful.
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I went to the dr's for hip pain. I was told I will need a hip replacement at some point. Because my first impression was excellent and my experience during my appointment was excellent I can say I am not as overwhelmed as I was expecting to be.
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Very satisfied w/visit.
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Very good appt. with *Dr. Ayers. He was very friendly and encouraging with good advice.
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Staff was very professional and took the time to explain the injury and care in terms I could understand
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*Dr. Ayers was wonderful. Explained everything and was very gentle when he gave me my exam and the cortisone shots.
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Dr Ayers is very nice. He has done surgery on me before. He always explains everything to me and answers all my questions. I would highly recommend him.
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Always a pleasure to visit with Dr. Ayers
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very good
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Dr.Ayers did a great job with my hip.
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Always please with the care I receive from Dr. Ayers
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Dr Ayers is wonderful. He always takes the time to answer any questions never feel rushed
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Dr. Ayers took time to read my medical information, asked me questions about my past & current situation, reviewed my new results (xrays) as compared to former medical record info, reviewed possible treatments or routes to be taken, gave me a shot in each knee, then made recommendations (exercise, ice, diet (whole30) and a follow-up appt. He also explained the inevitable knee replacement but reviewed what could be done now. I am so glad a doctor I saw at ____________________________ recommended him!
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the examination went well and I left feeling like I was on track to feeling better
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I always receive excellent care at S.S.Orthopedics, very professional.
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I would DEFINITELY recommend Shouth Shore Ortho to people.
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Love Dr Ayers. I wouldn't go anywhere else because I did once and came right back
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Dr. Ayers is great, can't say enough good things about my visit with him.
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no complaints about this visit
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Dr Ayers was thorough in his explanations, didn't rush, and made sure I understood everything about my particular treatment.
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Dr. Ayers is great.
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*Dr. Ayers is extremely kind and knowledgeable treated me very professionally.
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Dr Ayers is very friendly, thorough, and I felt very comfortable as his patient. I feel very confident in his recommendations for the treatment he has suggested for me.
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Matthew was an excellent provider. Knowledgeable, thorough and kind.
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obviously I'm happy with the care everyone has given to me.
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Definitely recommend Dr. Ayer's to anyone. He is professional and can't imagine anyone not liking his ways. Example visited SSH and mentioned his name to a nurse and Dr. and immediately I could read their looks as well regarded in his profession.
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Dr. Ayers has a great manner and always explains the things needed. Also his assistants carry one in a similar manner.
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Dr Ayers is very competent and knowledgeable. He did a great job with my hip replacement surgery. I am now able to walk long distances again very comfortably.
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Elsa's Story

The cold never bothered her anyway…but the hip pain did. Elsa Gould decided she had had enough of the agony associated with her arthritic right hip.“It hurt even to lie down and try to sleep,” she said…..

Peter's Story

Norwell resident Peter Hasham returned to Michael Ayers, MD, for a total knee replacement at the end of January, after having two successful total hip replacements in 2012. “Before my first hip replacement, I remember being fearful, not certain what recovery would be like,” Peter said….