David J. Mayman, MD

Dr. David Mayman is one of a handful of national experts in computer navigation in hip and knee replacement surgery. He performs over 400 computer-navigated joint replacement surgeries a year. ďI believe that in the future all joint replacement will be done with better tools," he says. "Computer guides give more consistent alignment, with no bigger incision.Ē

Dr. Mayman studied human kinesiology in his native Canada, and trained in orthopedic sports medicine as well as joint-replacement surgery. His typical patient is an active 40-60 year old with an arthritic or pre-arthritic condition of the hip or knee, who wants to get back to previous activities - not just walk around the block. Whatever the patientís age, Dr. Mayman is concerned with getting people back to their lives through minimally invasive surgery.


Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Co-Director, Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College



Surgical Arthritis

Special Expertise

Computer-assisted joint replacement surgery
Treatment of arthritis of the hip and knee in young, active patients
Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement
Unicondylar knee replacement
Revision hip and knee replacement
Osteotomies around the hip and knee


William Ersil Award for the best paper in Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's University Residents' Research Day, 'Computer Enhanced Insertion of the Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty', 2003.

William Ersil Award for the best paper in Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's University Residents' Research Day, 'Computer Assisted Guide Wire Insertion for Hip Fracture Fixation', 2001.

William Ersil Award for the best paper in Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen's University Residents' Research Day, 'Mortality Associated with Surgical Waiting Time for Hip Fracture Fixation', 2000.


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Fellow
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Candidate Member
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member

Specialized Centers

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)
United Healthcare

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage.


BSc, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1994

MD, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1998


Queen's University, Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1998-99


Queen's University, Orthopedic Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1999-2003


Hospital for Special Surgery, Adult Reconstruction, New York, 2003-2004
Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 2004-2005 - While there, he was a member of the medical staff for the New England Patriots


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

State Licensure

New York

David J. Mayman, MD has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Selected Publications

Mayman DJ, Rudan J, Pichora D, Long W, Ellis R. Computer Assisted Guide Wire Insertion for Hip Fracture Fixation : In publication: Journal of Orthopedic Trauma

Sharrock N, Go G, Mayman DJ, Sculco T. Decreases in Pulmonary Artery Oxygen Saturation During Total Hip Arthroplasty: Variations Using 2 Leg Positioning Techniques; J Arthroplasty 2005;20(4):499-502

Mayman DJ, Rudan J, Watson D, Ellis R. Computer-enhanced insertion of the Oxford unicompartmental arthroplasty: a fluoroguide technique. Comput Aided Surg. 2004;9(3):81-5

Mayman D, Bourne RB, Rorabeck CH, Vaz M, Kramer J. Resurfacing versus not resurfacing the patella in total knee arthroplasty: 8- to 10-year results. J Arthroplasty. 2003 Aug;18(5):541-5.

Mayman DJ, Rudan J, Yach J, Ellis R. The Kingston periacetabular osteotomy utilizing computer enhancement: a new technique. Comput Aided Surg. 2002;7(3):179-86.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Description

Dr. Mayman has been researching the development and advancement of computer navigation techniques for hip and knee surgery since his residency and has continued working as a consultant in the design of computer navigation tools.

He won the coveted William Ersil award three times for Best Paper in Orthopedics, focusing on research primarily concerned with computer-assisted surgery. He is currently researching the long-term outcome of computer-assisted surgery to that of conventionally-guided surgery and is also working on protocols for maintaining the balance of ligaments in joints with a Hospital for Special Surgery fellow.

Clinical Trials

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Dr. David Mayman, Hip, Knee & Surgical Arthritis Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

East River Professional Building
2nd floor
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.774.2024
Fax: 212.774.2025

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