Dr. William J. Long is a board certified Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS specializing in adult hip and knee reconstruction, revision joint replacements and sports injuries of the knee.
Dr. Long previously served as an attending orthopedic surgeon at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in New York City. He was also a clinical associate professor at NYU Langone Orthopaedic Hospital and assistant program director of the ISK/NYU Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, as well as former director of research at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York.
Dr. Long completed his undergraduate degree at Queen’s University at Kingston, in Ontario, Canada, and his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery, also at Queen’s University, a fellowship in lower extremity adult reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic and a second fellowship in sports medicine and reconstruction at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute.
The author of more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in the last decade, Dr. Long is also editor and author of a number of textbooks on hip and knee reconstruction. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings for more than a decade.
Dr. Long is the recipient of the 2019 Frank Stichfield Award from the Hip Society, as well as the first-ever TriOrg grant from the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Hip Society and Knee Society.
Adult hip and knee reconstruction
Knee sports medicine
Revision joint replacements
Adult hip and knee reconstruction
Revision joint replacements
Sports medicine and reconstruction of the knee
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.
Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Fellow Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Frank Stinchfield Award from the Hip Society 2019
FARE Grant Award AAHKS 2019
TriOrg Grant AAHKS, Hip Society, Knee Society 2019
Bill Jaffe Award best paper 2016-2020
University of Western Ontario, Canada 2000
Queens University at Kingston General Hospital, Canada 2001
Queens University at Kingston General Hospital, Canada 2000-2005
Mayo Clinic adult hip and knee reconstruction 2006
ISK Institute Joint reconstruction and sports medicine 2007
My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.
- From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
- From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
- From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
Garceau S, Long WJ, Schwarzkopf R. Patellofemoral Arthroplasty. Essentials of Cemented Knee Arthroplasty.
Greenbaum S, Old A, Long WJ Scott WN. Special Considerations in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. Chapter 11. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Hip and Knee Reconstruction 6. 2019.
Long WJ, Scuderi GR. Fixed Varus and Valgus Deformities. In: Master Techniques in Knee Surgery: Knee
Arthroplasty. Pagnano M, Hanssen AD eds. Chapter 2018.
Knee Society Virtual Fellowship 2017: Long WJ, Dia A. Total Knee Arthroplasty with Conventional Instrumentation.
Kim KY, Anoushiravani AA, Long WJ, Iorio R. Management of Post-Traumatic Arthritis.
Textbook Senior Section Editor: Primary and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Knee: Insall Scott 6th Edition.
Long WJ et al. Clinical Examination of the Knee. Chapter 3 in The Knee: Insall Scott 6th Edition.
Long WJ et al. Posterior Cruciate Substituting Total Knee Arthoplasty. Chapter 142 in The Knee: Insall Scott 6th
Long WJ et al. Surgical Approaches in Total Knee Arthoplasty. Chapter 151 in The Knee: Insall Scott 6th Edition.
Long WJ et al. Robotic Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Chapter 165 in The Knee: Insall Scott 6th Edition.
Textbook Editor: Atlas of Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Scuderi, Long, Tria, Kang eds. Elsevier. 2014.
Comparative Analysis of Outcomes in Medicare-Eligible Patients with a Hospital Stay Less than Two-Midnights
versus Longer Length of Stay following Total Knee Arthroplasty: Implications for Inpatient-Outpatient Designation.
Singh V, Lygrisse KA, Macaulay W, Slover JD, Schwarzkopf R, Long WJ. J Knee Surg. 2021 Feb 5. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1723015. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33545728
Surgical Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty Affects the Organism Profile of Early Periprosthetic Joint Infections.
Buchalter DB, Teo GM, Kirby DJ, Aggarwal VK, Long WJ. JB JS Open Access. 2020 Nov 25;5(4):e20.00111. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.OA.20.00111. eCollection 2020 Oct-Dec. PMID: 33376926 Free PMC article.
Does the Organism Profile of Periprosthetic Joint Infections Change With a Topical Vancomycin Powder and Dilute Povidone-Iodine Lavage Protocol? Buchalter DB, Teo GM, Kirby DJ, Schwarzkopf R, Aggarwal VK, Long WJ. J Arthroplasty. 2020 Dec 26:S0883-5403(20)31296-1. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.12.036. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33526397
Aspirin Use for Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Is Safe and Effective in Overweight and Obese Patients Undergoing Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Tang A, Sicat CS, Singh V, Rozell JC, Schwarzkopf R, Long WJ. J Arthroplasty. 2020 Dec 11:S0883-5403(20)31245-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.12.006. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33376036
In a Bundled Payment Model, the Costs Associated With Total Joint Replacement in Those Aged Older Than 80 Years Are Significantly Greater. Zak SG, Lygrisse KA, Tang A, Bosco JA, Schwarzkopf R, Long WJ. J Arthroplasty. 2020 Dec 1:S0883-5403(20)31227-4. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.11.036. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33358513
Ethical Implications of Resuming Elective Orthopedic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Moses MJ, Bosco JA III, Schwarzkopf R, Zuckerman JD, Long WJ. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2020 Dec;78(4):221-226. PMID: 33207142
Differences in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Scores for a Single Surgeon Comparing Two Institutions: An Unfair Reimbursement Metric. Mahure SA, Teo GM, Long WJ. J Arthroplasty. 2021 Feb;36(2):403-411. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.08.062. Epub 2020 Sep 7. PMID: 33039193
The Implications of Aging Population Demographics on the Delivery of Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty in a Bundled Payment System. Petersen WP Jr, Teo GM, Friedlander S, Schwarzkopf R, Long WJ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Oct 7;102(19):1679-1686. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.19.01264. PMID: 33027121
Topical Vancomycin Powder and Dilute Povidone-Iodine Lavage Reduce the Rate of Early Periprosthetic Joint Infection After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. Buchalter DB, Kirby DJ, Teo GM, Iorio R, Aggarwal VK, Long WJ. J Arthroplasty. 2021 Jan;36(1):286-290.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.07.064. Epub 2020 Jul 31. PMID: 32919848
Revision total hip arthroplasty is associated with significantly higher opioid consumption as compared to primary total hip arthroplasty in the acute postoperative period. Bernstein JA, Feng J, Mahure SA, Schwarzkopf R, Long WJ. Hip Int. 2020 Sep;30(1_suppl):59-63. doi: 10.1177/1120700020938324. PMID: 32907423
Active Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): Initial Experience with the TSolution One ® TKA System. Chan J, Auld TS, Long WJ, Kreuzer S, Campanelli V, Liebelt R, Kissin YD. Surg Technol Int. 2020 Nov 28;37:299-305. PMID: 32681727
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
AAHKS Dallas November, 2020. Podium Presentation. "Do TJA PJI organism profiles change with vancomycin powder and dilute povidone-iodine lavage?"
European Knee Society Virtual Meeting September 2020. Guest speaker: Active robotic total knee arthroplasty
AAOS Virtual Meeting March 2020. Poster Presentations. Differences in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Scores for a SingleSurgeon Comparing Two Institutions
Annual International Meeting "Vreden Readings", St. Petersburg, Russia. September 2019. Invited Faculty Symposium: Global Trends in Knee Arthroplasty: US Perspective
Indian Arthroplasty Association (IAACON) Mumbai, India. September 2019. Invited Faculty: Active Robotic Total Knee Replacement
Ecuadorian Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Guayaquil, Ecuador. July 2019. Guest speaker: Instability in THA: The Hip-spine Relationship
European Knee Society. Valencia, Spain. May 2019. Speaker: Stiffness in TKA and Revision Total Knee Replacement
Masterclass in Arthroplasty Surgery Thessaloniki, Greece December 2018. Invited International Faculty. Speaker: The Valgus Knee (video). Speaker: Mesh extensor reconstruction in Revision TKA (video)
COA/ICJR Xiamen, China November 2018. Invited Faculty: Who Should We operate on in TJA?
Course Director 2010-2018: ISK Annual Meeting and Transaltlantic Orthopaedic Congress ICJR, New York, NY
Adult hip and knee reconstruction.
Robotic and robotic assisted joint replacements.
Revision joint replacements
Infection prevention strategies in primary and revision joint replacements.
Ethics in joint replacements.
Fellowship education and joint replacement outcomes
Patient related outcome scores following total joint replacements
Population demographics and the delivery of joint replacement care
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