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Michael M. Alexiades, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement

About Dr. Alexiades


Dr. Michael Alexiades concentrates on orthopedic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow, including arthroscopic surgery for each of those joints, joint-sparing surgery and joint replacement. He takes a minimally invasive approach whenever it will give the best result for the patient. He is an early adopter of the Mini Anterior technique in hip replacement surgery, in which no muscles are cut and the patient can generally go home in a day or two. He is also an early adopter of partial knee replacement which offers faster recovery in selected patients.

Since completing his training in 1989, Dr. Alexiades has been active in the development of hip and knee implant design and instrumentation, including the Biomet Vision Hip system and Biomet knee systems. Dr. Alexiades also has a keen interest in the education and training of residents and fellows, and is an examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, with responsibility for the education and certification of orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Alexiades is a great supporter of law enforcement and its personnel. He is active in New York’s Finest Foundation, chairs the NYPD Article II Medical Board and is Chief Surgeon for the NY State Troopers Association. He is the chairman of physical fitness at the world renowned New York Athletic Club. He also reviews cases for the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.

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Specialized Centers

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center

Special Expertise

Hip and Knee Arthroscopy and Replacement/Reconstruction
Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy/Reconstruction
Inflammatory Arthritis Reconstructive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement

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Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Eastern Orthopedic Association
American Orthopedic Association


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery: 1991, 2002


Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 20 Years
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2002-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctor, 2021, 2022
Maurice Cowen Award for Medical Teaching (Lennox Hill Hospital), 1996
Louis Caldor Scholar, 1982
Summa Cum Laude, 1979
Phi Betta Kappa, 1978


MD, Cornell University Medical College, New York, 1983
BA, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY, 1979


General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, 1983-1984


Orthopedic, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, 1984-1988


Comprehensive Arthritis, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, 1988-1989

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Alexiades

Patient Education

Editorial Appointments

Alexiades M, Ranawat CJ, editors:  Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America.  Trend in Orthopedic Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis. 2/98.

Selected Books/Chapters

M. Alexiades: Soft Tissue. In: Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ed) T. P. Sculco, Mosby Year Book, 1992. Chap 18 353-360.

M. Alexiades, CJ Ranawat, editors:  Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. Trend in Orthopedic Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis. 2/98.

M. Alexiades: Cement Techniques and Correction of Varus Deformities in Total Knee Replacement. Editors: A.G. Rosenberg, J.D. Mabrey, S.T. Woolson, B.J. Cole; Arthritic Knee CD Rom: AAOS 2000.

M. Scuderi, M. Alexiades: The evolution of arthroscopy. In: Arthroscopy of the knee (Ed.) W.N. Scott, W.B. Saunders Co., Phila., Pa, 1990.

S. Yang, M. Alexiades: A History of the Surgical Treatment of Knee Injuries. In: The Knee. Ed. W.N. Scott.

Selected Presentations

M. Alexiades: Correction of varus and valgus knee deformities in TKR. Niarchos Total Knee Arthroplasty Course, HSS April 2007   M. Alexiades, M. Bronson, D. Lee: Vision Hip Replacement Preliminary Results in 200 Patients. Lenox Hill Hospital Alumni Association, May 2000.

M. Alexiades: Total Knee Replacement in New York, NY. May 1997.

M. Alexiades: Osteolysis of the Acetabulum in THR. Hip Reconstruction Course, New York, NY. Dec 1996.

M. Alexiades: Management of Chronic Hip Dislocation. Hip and Knee Reconstruction Course in New York, NY. May 1997.

M. Alexiades, P. Dossick, M. Figgie, A.E. Inglis: Total Hip Arthroplasty in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, Feb. 1991.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Alexiades as of June 02, 2023.

  • DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. - Research support
  • DJO Surgical (formerly Encore) - Consultant
  • Intellijoint Surgical, Inc. - Consultant; Advisory Board Member
  • NYPD- Surgeon

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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