Russell E. Windsor, MD, PC


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.

Appointments

Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Surgery (Orthopaedics), Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Hip
Knee

Special Expertise

Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Revision Total Knee Replacement
Ligament Reconstruction and Arthroscopy of the Knee
Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental and Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Replacement using the Zimmer Hi-Flex and Gender-Specific Total Knee Replacement, Biomet Vanguard and DePuy Sigma Rotating Platform Total Knee Replacements
Total Knee Replacement in the Athlete and high-activity demand patient
Patellofemoral Replacement and Knee osteotomy
PRP and synthetic hyaluronidase injections for moderate to advanced arthritis.

Awards

American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellowship, 1986
Alternate for the American Orthopaedic Associate ABC Fellowship

Affiliations

Examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
President of the Knee Society, 2005
on numerous editorial boards of orthopaedic Journals
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Co-Chief of the Knee Service at Hospital for Special Surgery

Procedures

MAKOplasty technique for Unicompartmental and patellofemoral knee replacement
Patient Specific Instrumentation in Total Knee Replacement
MIS surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery) for both Total Knee and Hip Replacement
Athletic total knee replacement

Insurances Accepted

Aetna
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Cigna
Connecticare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
United Healthcare

If Dr. Windsor does not participate with your particular insurance plan, 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.

Education

BS, Georgetown University, Washington DC
MD, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Residency

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Certification

Orthopedic Surgery, 1986
Recertified, 1995
Recertified, 2005

State Licensure

Connecticut, New York

Russell E. Windsor, MD, PC has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Selected Publications

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 Arthroplasty 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.

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Dr. Russell Windsor, Orthopedic Knee & Hip Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1166
Fax: 212.794.0758

Burke Rehabilitation Office
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

Tel: 212.606.1166
Fax: 212.794.0758

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

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