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Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement
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Dr. Della Valle headshot

Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement
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East River Professional Building
523 E 72nd Street,
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.774.7124
Fax: 212.774.7505
East River Professional Building
523 E 72nd Street,
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.774.7124
Fax: 212.774.7505
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Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle has been fully devoted to orthopedic surgery since 1993. He is an expert in reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, including joint reserving procedures (osteotomies and arthroscopy), as well as hip and knee replacement surgery. He has surgically treated over 9,000 patients with numerous hip and knee conditions ranging from straightforward procedures to complex revision surgery of hip and knee replacements. He has received the Patients' Choice Award from Vitals.com for being one of New York's favorite physicians yearly since 2008. He has also been named a Top Doctor by NY Top Docs in 2015.

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Dr. Gonzalez Della Valle is aware of his patients’ wide range of expectations for function and activity following surgery. "Patients undergoing joint replacement surgery today are not the same as those who underwent surgery 20 years ago," he says. "Today, the enthusiastic baby boomers, post-baby boomers and young patients who receive a joint replacement expect a short hospital stay, a fast recovery, and a prompt return to their regular activities and active lifestyles." Dr. Gonzalez Della Valle combines classic concepts of total joint replacement surgery with the newest techniques, technologies and materials, and adapts the surgery to meet each patient’s realistic demands. His recommendations for treatment are based on a thorough physical examination and discussion with the patient, a deep understanding of the classic and newest surgical techniques, and a robust body of research, which includes over 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters authored by him.

Most of his patients are active and motivated individuals who are disabled by joint pain and who want to get back to having an active lifestyle. “I encourage my patients to go back to being active, practicing sports, traveling, and enjoying their leisure time after surgery, once they are pain free,” he says.

Dr. Gonzalez Della Valle graduated with honors from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He trained in prestigious institutions in North and South America including Hospital for Special Surgery and the Italian Hospital in Buenos Aires. He also received numerous awards including the prestigious Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica Research Award; the Sir John Charnley Award, which is awarded by the American Hip Society; and the Nicholas Andry Award, which is awarded by the American Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. He is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons where he provides orthopedic expertise on behalf of the AAOS.

Patient Stories


Chief of the Hip Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor, Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Minimally invasive hip and knee surgery
Hip replacement and resurfacing
Partial and total knee replacement
Sensor-assisted, computer-assisted, and robotic-assisted surgery
Revision hip and knee surgery
Sports medicine knee surgery
Knee arthroscopy
Cartilage repair and transplantation


2002: Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica Research Award
2004: The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Career Development Award
2005: The Hip Society "Sir John Charnley" Award
2007: Nicholas Andry Award of the American Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
2012: Team Science Award in Translational Science of American Federation of Medical Research


American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons LogoAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie
Argentine Orthopedic Association
Argentine Hip and Knee Society
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


English, Spanish

Insurance Information

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Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzalez Della Valle

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Gonzalez Della Valle as of June 09, 2020.

  • Johnson & Johnson, Inc. - Consultant
  • LinkBio Corp. - Consultant
  • OrthoSensor, Inc.- Royalties
  • Ortho Development Corp. - Consultant; Royalties

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

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

Dr. Gonzalez Della Valle in the News


MD, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1992


Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, General Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1993


Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Orthopaedics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1997


Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Hip Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1998
Hospital for Special Surgery, Research Hip and Knee, New York, 1999
Hospital for Special Surgery, Hip and Knee, New York, 2002-2004


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Argentine Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Argentine Board of Hip and Knee Surgery

State Licensure

Patient Education by Dr. Gonzalez Della Valle on HSS.edu

Blog Posts by Dr. Gonzalez Della Valle

Selected Publications

Malik A, Salas AP, Ben Ari J, Ma Y, Gonzalez Della Valle A. Range of motion and function are similar in patients undergoing posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty with conventional and high flexion polyethylene inserts.  Int Orthop 2010;34:965–972

Memtsoudis SG, Gonzalez Della Valle A, Besculides MC, Esposito M, MacKenzie R, Koulouvaris P, Salvati EA. Risk factors for perioperative mortality after lower extremity arthroplasty: a population-based study of 6,901,324 patient discharges. J of Arthroplasty 2010;25(1):19-26.

Su E, Su S, Gonzalez Della Valle A. The stiff knee: Exposure and Management. Techniques in Orthopaedics 2010;26(2):105-110. 

Memtsoudis SG, Ma Y, Chiu YL,  Poultsides L, Gonzalez Della Valle A, Mazumdar M. Bilateral total knee arthroplasty: Risk factors for major morbidity and mortality. Anesth Analg 2011;113(4):784-90.

Ghomrawi HMK, Franco Ferrando N, Mandl L, Do H, Noor N, Gonzalez Della Valle A. How often are patient and surgeon recovery expectations for total joint arthroplasty aligned? Results of a pilot study. HSS Journal 2011;7:229-234.

Poultsides L, Gonzalez Della Valle A, Memtsoudis S, Ma Yan, Roberts T, Sharrock N, Salvati E. Meta-analysis of cause of death following elective Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty utilizing different thromboprophylaxis regimens. J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2012;94(1):113–21.


For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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