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Matthew S. Austin, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeon
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About Dr. Austin

Dr. Austin is an orthopedic surgeon at HSS specializing in hip and knee replacement. He enjoys spending time with patients in the office so that they better understand the options available to them and their path back to an active lifestyle. Utilizing advanced surgical techniques coupled with optimized pain management, most of his patients are able to return home the same day after hip or knee replacement surgery. 

Prior to joining HSS, Dr. Austin was chief of the one of the world's largest and most respected hip and knee replacement and joint preservation programs, based in Philadelphia. He oversaw a division that performed more than 17,000 arthroplasty and joint preservation procedures every year and published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers each year. He also directed one of the world's premier fellowships in adult reconstruction.

Dr. Austin has held editorial positions with numerous preeminent medical journals. He continues to lecture extensively across the United States and internationally and has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles. He is a member of the prestigious Hip and Knee Societies as well as the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He serves as Vice-Chair of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Education Committee and has been a past Chair of the Evidence-based Medicine Committee. He has formerly served as Chair of the Knee Society Membership Committee.


Special Expertise

Direct anterior total hip replacement
Total knee replacement
Partial knee replacement
Minimally invasive surgery
Robotic and computer assisted surgery


Total hip replacement
Total knee replacement
Partial knee replacement


This provider is currently in the process of joining the networks of many commercial insurance plans and should show as a participating provider soon.

If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.



Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
Hip Society, Member
Knee Society, Member


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor, 2010-2015, 2018-2023
Suburban Life/Philadelphia Life Top Doctor 2017-2018, 2021, 2023
John N. Insall Award: Removal of total knee arthroplasty from the inpatient-only list adversely affects bundled
payment programs, 2020
Otto Aufranc Award Paper: Cluster-randomized trial of opiate-sparing analgesia after discharge from elective hip surgery, 2019
Becker's ASC Top Knee Surgeons, 2017
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Top CORR Reviewer, 2015
Journal of Arthroplasty Reviewer Wall of Fame, 2014
Philadelphia Super Doctor, 2013
Orthopaedics Today Leaders in Joint Replacement: Generation Next Award-given to top 40 Emerging Leaders in Joint Replacement. Voted "Top 6" of the 40 surgeons given the Award, 2013
AAOS Volunteer Achievement Award, 2013
AAOS Leadership Fellows Program, 2012-2013
Chitranjan Ranawat Award Paper, 2012
John Matar Award: Use of the Wound Vac® in the Management of Incisional Draining Following Hip Arthroplasty, 2012
South Jersey Magazine Top Doctor, 2011-2012
The John Insall Traveling Fellowship, 2011
AAHKS Emerging Leaders Conference, 2011
MSIS Meeting-San Antonio, TX
The John J. Gartland Award: In recognition for outstanding commitment to resident education 2009
American and British Hip Societies Anglo-American Traveling Fellowship 2008-Deferred
OITE Award: Given to the Thomas Jefferson Orthopaedic Resident with the highest overall Orthopaedic In-Training
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Examination Score 2001


Medical: Temple University, 1998
Internship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1999
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2003
Fellowship: Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, 2004

State Licensure



For My Patients

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Office Location

The main entrance to the East River Professional Building is on the north side of 72nd Street between York Ave and the East River. View driving directions.

Map showing the location of East River Professional Building

Publications by Dr. Austin

Patient Education

Selected Books/Chapters

Kheir MM, Parvizi J, Fleischman AN, Albers A, Duncan CP, Masri BA, Ward D, Berend KR, Austin MS, Sculco, PK, Fehring TK, Beck DM, Purtill JJ, Engorn JR, Lavernia CJ. Complications of Total Hip Arthroplasty. in Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 5. Mont, Tanzer (eds.) AAOS, 2017, 514p.

Alijanipour P, Austin MS. Preoperative nutritional optimization. In Rothman Institute Manual of Total Joint Arthroplasty. Parvizi (ed.). JayPee Brothers, 2017, 636.

Alijanipour P, Austin MS. Perioperative optimization of the diabetic patient. In Rothman Institute Manual of Total Joint Arthroplasty. Parvizi (ed.). JayPee Brothers, 2017, 636.

Bitar, D. McKenna PB, Austin MS. Intraoperative steroid administration. In Rothman Institute Manual of Total Joint Arthroplasty. Parvizi (ed.). JayPee Brothers, 2017, 636.

Tischler EH, McKenna PB, Austin MS. Operating room traffic. In Rothman Institute Manual of Total Joint Arthroplasty. Parvizi (ed.). JayPee Brothers, 2017, 636.

Tabatabaee RM, Austin MS. Total hip arthroplasty in protrusion acetabuli. In Rothman Institute Manual of Total Joint Arthroplasty. Parvizi (ed.). JayPee Brothers, 2017, 636.

Tabatabaee RM, Austin MS. Total hip arthroplasty in patients with proximal femoral deformity. In Rothman Institute Manual of Total Joint Arthroplasty. Parvizi (ed.). JayPee Brothers, 2017, 636.

Pyrko P, Austin MS. Computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty for extramedullary deformity. In Insall and Scott. Scott (ed.) Elsevier, 2018, 2144.

Pivec R and Austin MS. Metaphyseal fixation: sleeves and cones. In Essentials of cemented knee arthroplasty. Hansen and Kuhn (eds.) Springer, 2022. 790.

Krueger CA and Austin MS. Achieving balance and stability during a total knee arthroplasty. In Complications in Orthopaedics: Adult Reconstruction. Courtney and Fillingham (eds.). Elsevier, 2022. 311.

Selected Presentations

December 15, 2023 Management of the outpatient surgery patient after discharge. CCJR. Orlando, FL.

December 15, 2023 Use cemented fixation: it has lowest complication rate. CCJR. Orlando, FL.

November 6, 2023 Prior Authorization Leads to Administrative Burden and Delays in Treatment in TJA Patients. AAHKS Annual Meeting. Grapevine, TX 2023.

November 5, 2023 No Difference in Functional Outcomes Between Robotic-Assisted and Conventional TKA. AAHKS Annual Meeting. Grapevine, TX 2023.

November 5, 2023 24-hour intra-articular antibiotic levels fall below MIC for most bacteria after primary TKA. AAHKS Annual Meeting. Grapevine, TX 2023.

October 7, 2023 Evaluating the Efficacy of a Selective Bladder Scanning Protocol to Minimize Overdiagnosis of Postoperative Urinary Retention in Total Joint Arthroplasty. Hip Society Closed Meeting. Durham, NC.

May 6, 2023 Defining the problem and prevention of periprosthetic fractures. AAHKS Spring Meeting. Chicago, IL. September 9, 2023 24 hour in vivo intra-articular antibiotic concentrations fall below the MIC for most bacteria following primary total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized study of commercially available bone cement. Knee Society Closed Meeting. Monterey, CA.

April 27, 2023 AAHKS-ACR Clinical Practice Guidelines: Are nonoperative treatments effective for patients who are already candidates for total joint arthroplasty? AAHKS Webinar.

February 1, 2023 Acute periprosthetic femur fracture. JAMM. Park City, UT.


Dr. Austin's chosen area is Clinical Expertise and Innovation, although he has committed significant effort to Investigation and Teaching. He was promoted to Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, volunteered, non-tenured at Thomas Jefferson University on March 9, 2015. His peer-reviewed work, since that time, has focused on three main areas: hip and knee implant performance, healthcare economics/policy and perioperative care protocols for joint arthroplasty patients. He has a particular interest in contemporary perioperative care pathways.

The surgical specialties have a history of utilizing traditionally based care pathways in the perioperative period that are not necessarily supported by high level evidence. Examples of this tradition in orthopaedics include the universal use of aggressive anticoagulants for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and overuse of narcotic medications for postoperative pain management. His earlier work examined these topics. Since his promotion to Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, one of his focuses has been on the perioperative management of the arthroplasty patient. The arthroplasty episode of care includes the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases.

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. Austin as of April 15, 2024.

  • Advanced Scanners - Ownership Interest
  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR) - Honoraria
  • Corin - Ownership Interest
  • Depuy Synthes - Consultant; Royalties
  • Hip Society - Honoraria
  • Link Bio Corp. - Consultant; Royalties
  • Medical Device Business Services - Consultant
  • Orchard Medical - Consultant
  • ZIMMER BIOMET - Royalties

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.