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Department of Orthopedic Surgery Divisions Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery

The Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery in NYU Langone Health’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery is a national and international leader in hip and knee clinical care, education, and research. We treat the complete spectrum of hip and knee disorders. Our division also educates fellows and residents (14 per year) to become future leaders in this field. We conduct research that continues to improve the quality of care we provide to our patients and advances knowledge in the field that enables hip and knee surgeons around the world to do the same. The expertise of our faculty and the breadth and depth of our efforts in all of these areas distinguish us in the New York metropolitan area and around the globe.

Adult Reconstructive Surgery Education

The division supports five clinical hip and knee fellowship positions each year. Residents participate in rotations as part of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery’s residency program. During residency and fellowship training, trainees gain hands-on experience by performing evidence-based surgical techniques and learning disease management approaches to treating patients across the full spectrum of hip and knee conditions under the supervision of experienced faculty members.

As a resident or fellow, your education in our division prepares you to work in a high-volume and high-technology evidence-based setting. You gain direct experience in procedures such as hip preservation, primary total hip or knee replacement, partial hip or knee replacement, hip and knee revision, and hip resurfacing. In training with us, you have the unique opportunity to use advanced technology in joint reconstruction, including computer navigation, robotics, sensors, three-dimensional printing, and patient-specific surgical plans and implants. We also offer virtual reality modules for trainees to improve their skills in hip and knee replacement in an immersive, risk-free environment.

Medical students wishing to explore orthopedic surgery may enroll in electives in our division as part of NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Curriculum for the 21st Century.

Our medical students, residents, and fellows are engaged in a rich teaching curriculum. We have teaching conferences three days a week consisting of surgical indications, evidence-based medicine review, morbidity and mortality conferences, case conferences, and journal article review. We also offer a yearlong didactic lecture program provided by our faculty. This lecture series covers the entirety of adult reconstruction topics in primary hip and knee replacement, revision surgery, biomechanics, radiology, practice management, and joint preservation.

Adult Reconstructive Surgery Research

The Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery has a well-established clinical and outcomes research group that includes six full-time paid researchers in the division. The group oversees the department’s participation in the NYU Langone Orthopedic Total Joint Replacement Registry and the American Joint Replacement Registry, as well as quality initiatives in adult reconstructive surgery. We work together with Peter S. Walker, PhD, and researchers in his biomechanical laboratory, as well as with the department’s Center for Quality and Patient Safety, which conducts research that improves patient outcomes and evaluates the effectiveness of different treatment alternatives. Our faculty have published widely in peer-reviewed journals and frequently present their research findings nationally and internationally at the most important medical conferences and symposia.

Our research team includes five one- and two-year research fellows, whose work is directly supervised by our research coordinator. Qualified medical students also have the opportunity to pursue a concentrated research block in our division. Orthopedic surgery residents and adult reconstructive clinical fellows actively participate in division research and present the findings nationally. This active and motivated team moves forward more than 50 studies underway simultaneously.

Our collaborations with the department’s Musculoskeletal Research Center and Joint Preservation and Arthritis Center have resulted in promising joint and cartilage regeneration discoveries that may enhance and facilitate recovery from fractures and joint injuries. In conjunction with the department’s Center for Clinical Research and Center for Quality and Patient Safety, our researchers and clinicians are involved in multiple joint projects with colleagues in the different divisions of the department and other departments and graduate schools at NYU. We actively focus on measuring and improving the quality and efficiency of the clinical care we deliver to our patients. Our faculty have published and presented extensively on these topics and are recognized as international leaders and innovators in these areas.

Learn more about research in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Adult Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Services

Our surgeons provide comprehensive care for all issues related to the hip and knee. We perform more than 4,000 joint replacement surgeries annually at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, including primary total hip and knee replacement procedures, complex revision arthroplasty, and minimally invasive procedures. Specialized procedures that we commonly perform include anterior hip replacement and partial knee replacement. We also offer robotic and computer-assisted orthopedic surgery for hip and knee replacement procedures. Our team pioneers special programs, including fast-track recovery joint replacement surgery allowing for same-day patient discharge. Our surgeons also routinely perform hip and knee arthroscopic procedures, including joint preservation surgery.

To meet the multifaceted and specialized needs of patients with joint-related conditions in our diverse community, our surgeons provide care as part of NYU Langone’s Robotic Surgery Center, the Hip Center, and the Joint Preservation and Arthritis Center.

With more than 30 faculty members performing hip and knee replacement surgery at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, we offer a great depth of collaborative expertise across the orthopedic care spectrum. We provide the full range of these services across all of NYU Langone’s inpatient locations and affiliated hospitals in New York City and surrounding areas, including on Long Island. This includes extensive care at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Tisch Hospital, Kimmel Pavilion, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, as well as NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Additionally, we treat patients from around the world through NYU Langone’s robust International Patient Services program.

Adult Reconstructive Surgery Leadership and Administration

William Macaulay, MD, is chief of the Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery. Other members of our leadership team include Ran Schwarzkopf, MD. For more information about our division, please contact Dr. Macaulay at 212-598-6000.

For more information about our fellowship program, please contact Karina Rustia, MBA, our fellowship coordinator, at 212-598-2783 or karina.rustia@nyulangone.org.