Seth A. Jerabek, MD

Dr. Seth Jerabek is a specialist in hip and knee musculoskeletal care, including joint preserving procedures, joint replacement, and complex revision joint replacement. His practice is focused on individuals of all ages who are seeking to get back to an active lifestyle.


Dr. Jerabek has diverse and extensive training. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with Honors in biochemistry. He then attended the University of Michigan Medical School, graduating Cum Laude. He completed his residency training at Harvard where he became interested in the biomechanics and reconstruction of both native and replaced joints, which inspired him to pursue subspecialty training in two areas. 

He completed his first fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he received the Clinical Excellence Award. His second fellowship was in Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he had the opportunity to be a member of the medical staff for several professional sports teams.

Dr. Jerabek takes an individual approach to treating each patient with the goal of reducing pain and optimizing function.


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


Special Expertise

Ligament injuries of the knee
Cartilage injury of the knee
Early knee arthritis
Advanced knee arthritis
Avascular necrosis of the knee
Post-traumatic knee arthritis
Rheumatoid arthrits of the knee
Revision total knee replacement
Periprosthetic fractures after knee replacement

Early hip arthritis
Advanced hip arthritis
Avascular necrosis of the hip
Post-traumatic hip arthritis
Rheumatoid arthrits of the hip
Revision total hip replacement
Periprosthetic fractures after hip replacement


Total knee replacement
Partial knee replacement (unicompartmental and patellofemoral)
Revision knee replacement
Computer assisted surgery
Knee arthroscopy
Knee anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Knee ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction
Total hip replacement
Revision hip replacement
Hip fracture surgery
Shoulder arthroscopy


Hospital for Special Surgery Clinical Excellence Award, 2011
Larry S. Matthews, MD Orthopaedic Surgery Scholarship, 2005
Elected to the University of Michigan Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, 2004
Victor and Mary Nelson Graduate Scholarship, merit based , 2001-2004
University of Wisconsin Outstanding Senior Award, awarded to five seniors in the class of 2001, 2001
UW-Madison Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Scholarship, merit based, 2000-2001
UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry Mary Shine Peterson Academic and Research Scholarship 2000-2001
Victor and Mary Nelson Scholarship, 1997-2001
Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship, 1997-2001
Enbridge Academic Scholarship, 1997-2001


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
Alpha Omega Alpha, Member

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Medicare (Status: Non-Par using Medicare Limited Fee Schedule)
United Healthcare

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, 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.


University of Michigan Medical School


Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2005-2006


Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2006-2010


Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, New York, NY, 2010-2011
Sports Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2011-2012. While there, he was a member of the medical staff for several professional sports teams.


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part 1, 2010
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part 2, 2014

State Licensure

New York, Massachusetts

Selected Publications

Nam, D, Jerabek SA, Haughom B, Cross MB, Reinhardt KR, Mayman, DJ.  Radiographic Analysis of a Hand-Held, Surgical Navigation System for Tibial Resection in Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2001, Dec;26(8):1527-33.

Nam, D, Cross M, Deshmane, P, Jerabek S, Kang M, Mayman, DJ.  Radiographic Results of an Accelerometer-based, Handheld Surgical Navigation System for the Tibial Resection in Total Knee Arthroplasty.  Orthopedics, 2011, Oct 5;34(10):e615-21.

Goodman S, Levine A, Jerabek S, Figgie M.  Surgical Arthritis Service Weekly Rounds: Ankylosing Spondylitis. HSS Journal, 2011, Jul 7(2):194-205.

Jerabek SA, Haas, SB.  Mechanism of Failure in Total Knee Replacement.  Techniques in Orthopaedics, 2011, Jun;26(2):64-73.

Bozic KJ, Chiu V, Takemoto S, Greenbaum JN, Smith T, Jerabek SA, Berry DJ.  The Validity of Using Administrative Claims Data in Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcomes Research.  The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2010, Sept:25(6):58-61.

Jerabek SA, Asnis PD, Bredella MA, Ouellette HA, Poon SK, Gill TJ IV.  Medial patellar ossification after patellar instability: a radiographic finding indicative of prior patella subluxation/dislocation.  Skeletal Radiology, 2009, Aug;38:785-790.

Jerabek SA, Shah SN, Urquhart AG.  Diaphyseal Stress Fractures in an Equestrian.  The American Journal of Orthopedics, 2006, Jul;35(7):334-5.

Karunakar MA, Shah SN, Jerabek S.  Body Mass Index as a Predictor of Complications after Operative Treatment of Acetabular Fractures.  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2005 Jul; 87-A(7):1498-1502.

Langenderfer J, Jerabek SA, Thangamani VB, Kuhn JE, Hughes RE.  Musculoskeletal parameters of muscles crossing the shoulder and elbow and the effect of sarcomere length sample size on estimation of optimal muscle length.  Clinical Biomechanics, 2004 Aug;19(7):664-70.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Kramer DE, Jerabek SA (2010). Discoid Meniscus. In L. Micheli, Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine Vol 1, pp. 374-376. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Pulblications Inc.

Jerabek SA, Kramer DE (2010). Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome. In L. Micheli, Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine Vol 2, pp. 475-477. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Pulblications Inc.

Research Interests

Biomechanics of the hip and the knee
Arthritis of the hip and knee
Instabilty of the hip and knee
Partial knee replacement
Total knee replacement
Total hip replacement
Computer assisted surgery
Dr. Seth Allen Jerabek, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E. 70th Street
3rd floor, Room 3W-222
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.774.7180
Fax: 212.774.7347

Mailing Address

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

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