Dr. Russell E. Windsor received his medical education at the Georgetown, Thomas Jefferson, and Cornell Universities. He completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Pennsylvania and did a Fellowship in Knee Reconstructive Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery under John Insall, MD, who was one of the original developers and father of total knee replacement surgery. Dr. Windsor has presented his work and served as faculty member in over 250 national and international seminars and has written over 60 original publications and contributed chapters in reconstructive surgery in 40 textbooks. He has been featured on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and the NBC Today Show where he discussed total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgery.
Dr. Windsor was Chief of the Knee Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery between 1990 and 2006 and was President of the American Knee Society in 2005. He has been an active design consultant for various total knee replacement designs and has approximately 15 American and international patents for the design of Zimmer’s unicompartmental replacements (ZUK) and rotating hinge knee replacement (RHK).
His research concentrates on minimally invasive unicompartmental and total knee replacement. Additionally, he has a special interest in total knee replacement in the athlete and the younger, active patient with arthritis. He has a substantial experience in revision surgery and has performed thousands of knee and hip replacements. He also is a world expert in gender specific knee replacement and ligament reconstruction. His expertise is also strong in sports medicine of the knee.
Windsor, R.E., Insall, J.N., Urs, W.K., Miller, D.V., and Brause, B.D.: Two-Stage Reimplantation for the Salvage of Total Knee Arthroplasty Complicated by Infection. J. Bone & Joint Surg. 72-A:272-278, 1990
Sharrock, N.E., Hargeti, M.J., Urguhart, B., Peterson, M.G.E., Ranawat, C., Insall, J.N., Windsor, R.E.: Factors Affecting Deep Vein Thrombosis Rate Following Total Knee Arthroplasty Under Epidural Anesthesia. J. of Arthroplasty. 8:133-139, 1993>
Haas SB, Insall JN, Montgomery W, Windsor RE. Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty with Use of Modular Components with Stems Inserted without Cement. J Bone & Joint Surg. 77-A:1700-1707, 1995.
Williams, RJ, Westrich, GH, Siegel, J, Windsor, RE. Arthroscopic Release of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament for Stiff Total Knee Arthroplasty. Clin. Orthop. 331:185-191, 1996.
Montgomery, WH; Insall, JN; Haas, SB; Becker, MS & Windsor, RE; and: Primary Total Knee Arthoplasty in Stiff and Ankylosed Knees. American J of Knee Surg. 11:20-23, 1998
Westrich, GH; Mollano, AV; Sculco TP; Buly, RL; Laskin, RS; Windsor, RE. Rotating Hinge Total Knee Arthroplasty in Severely Affected Knees. Clin Orthop 379:195-208, 2000.
Ries, MD; Haas, SB; and Windsor, RE. Soft-Tissue Balance in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. J. Bone and Joint Surg. 85:A. Supplement 1:38-42, 2003.
Westrich, GH; Bottner, F; Windsor, RE; Laskin, RS; Haas, SB; and Sculco, TP. VenaFlow plus Lovenox vs VenaFlow plus Aspirin for thromboembolic disease prophylaxis in total knee arthroplasty. J. of Arthrop. 22(6) Suppl. 2:139-143, 2006
MacDessi, SJ; Brophy, RH; Bullough, PG; Windsor, RE and Sculco, T. Subchondral Fracture Following Arthroscopic Knee Surgery. A Series of Eight Cases. J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:1007-10012, 2008
Nestor BJ, Toulson CE, Backus SI, Lyman SL, Foote KL, Windsor RE. 2010 “Mini-midvastus vs standard medial parapatellar approach: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded study in patients undergoing bilateral total knee arthroplasty” Journal of Arthroplasty vol. 25 no. 6 Suppl pp.5-11, 11.e1.For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.