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Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement, Hip Preservation
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About Dr. Vigdorchik


Dr. Vigdorchik is one of few national experts who specializes in all types of hip surgery, from same-day discharge rapid recovery hip replacement to hip preservation surgery, hip resurfacing, and revision hip replacement surgery. Hip preservation surgery includes hip arthroscopy, surgical hip dislocation, and hip osteotomy – specifically a procedure called the Ganz osteotomy, or periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), which is aimed at preventing the development of arthritis and the need for hip replacement surgery. His ability to perform multiple hip procedures – to prevent arthritis, manage arthritis, and treat complications of hip replacement surgeries – provides his patients with the best treatment options for their condition and lifestyle.

Dr. Vigdorchik focuses on safe and correct surgical techniques. Many errors in joint replacement are completely avoidable, which is why Dr. Vigdorchik creates a customized patient-specific 3-dimensional surgical plan (basically virtually doing the surgery before ever entering the operating room) and then uses a robot or computer-assisted technology to execute that plan. That way, he can ensure the quickest recovery and improvement in quality of life, with the least amount of complications. 

Dr. Vigdorchik spends a lot of time with his patients. Typical patients are active 30 to 60-year-olds with an arthritic or pre-arthritic condition of the hip or knee, who want to get back to previous activities. His goal is to help patients return to things that make them happy, whether that is skiing, surfing, ice hockey, swimming, chasing kids or grandkids, or just walking around the block.

It is a major priority that his patients understand their treatment plan and they decide on it together. They know exactly what their condition means for them, if surgery is necessary, and how their quality of life will improve afterward. First, he ensures that everything is done to manage the condition without surgery. Then if necessary, he explains how the procedures lead to rapid recovery and fast results, and he makes sure the patients are comfortable with, and knowledgeable about, everything surgery entails.

In addition to surgery, Dr. Vigdorchik performs research on ways to improve customized hip replacement, the outcomes of robotic-assisted techniques, and how best to teach residents and fellows the proper way to perform hip and knee surgery.

Dr. Vigdorchik was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He speaks fluent Russian and Spanish, and is an avid skier, swimmer, hockey player, and golfer. 

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Specialized Centers

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center
Hip Preservation Service

Special Expertise

Hip arthritis in young, active patients
Hip replacement in patients < 30 years old
Hip replacement in teenagers and children
Robotic hip replacement
Robotic knee replacement
Hip dysplasia
Hip replacement after failed hip preservation surgery
Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis) of the hip
Same-day discharge (Outpatient) hip replacement
Patient-specific customized 3D surgical planning
Hip preservation (hip arthroscopy, surgical hip dislocation, osteotomy/Ganz/PAO surgery)


Minimally-invasive hip replacement
Patient-specific hip replacement 
Same-day discharge (outpatient) hip replacement 
Robotic hip replacement 
Hip replacement after failed hip preservation surgery 
Revision (re-do) hip replacement 
Hip arthroscopy (hip scope)
Periacetabular osteotomy (Ganz PAO)

Knee replacement
Robotic knee replacement 
Revision (re-do) knee replacement
Robotic partial knee replacement (uni, patellofemoral)

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


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
European Hip Society (EHS)
International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA)
Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS) International
Eastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA)


Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)


2018 "Best Hip Papers", 2nd Annual World Arthroplasty Congress
2018 Best Scientific Exhibit, AAOS Annual Meeting
2018 Best Poster, Adult Reconstruction Hip, AAOS Annual Meeting
2016 The Knee Society John N. Insall Traveling Fellowship
2011-2012 Chief Resident
2011 Emerging Leaders Forum American Orthopaedic Association
2011 Current Concepts Foundation Scholarship
2007 OTA Annual Meeting Special Interest Paper Award


Medical: University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine, 2007
Internship: University of Missouri - Columbia, General Surgery, 2008
Residency: Detroit Medical Center / Providence Hospital , Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery - Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement 2013
International Traveling Fellowship in Hip Preservation Surgery (Bern Switzerland, Zurich Switzerland, Boston Childrens' Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis) 2013

State Licensure


English, Russian, Spanish

For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Vigdorchik

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Books/Chapters

Markel, DM; Golladay, GJ; Vigdorchik, JM. "Revision for Instability…Options to Consider in Challenging Cases." In: Jacofsky, DJ; Hedley, AK. Fundamentals of Revision Hip Arthroplasty. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated. 

Althaus, A, Vigdorchik, JM, Long, WJ. "Navigation in Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty." In: Iorio, R; Scott, WN. Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee. 6th Edition.

Vigdorchik JM, Begly, JP. "Periarticular injection in Total Knee Arthroplasty." In: Iorio, R; Scott, WN. Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee. 6th Edition.

Smith DC, Vigdorchik, JM, Dorman, S, Iorio, R. "Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty." In: Iorio, R; Scott, WN. Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee. 6th Edition.

Vigdorchik, JM, Eftakhary, N. "Intra and Periarticular Injections of the Knee." In: Iorio, R; Scott, WN. Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee. 6th Edition.

Dundon, J, Vigdorchik, JM. "Proximal femoral deformity." In: Tsiridis, E. The Adult Hip: Masters Case Series and Techniques.

Selected Presentations

Computer Navigation-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty: Prevalence and Outcomes Compared with Conventional Technique: Presented at the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA.

A Prospective Evaluation of 3D-MRI versus 3D-CT in the Evaluation of Osseous Anatomy in Femoroacetabular Impingement: Presented at the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA.

The Cost-effectiveness of Dual Mobility in a Spine Fusion Population with High-Risk of Dislocation: Podium presentation at the European Hip Society, The Hague, Netherlands, Sept 2018.

Computer Navigation for Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Reduces Dislocation Rates: Poster presentation at the European Hip Society, The Hague, Netherlands, Sept 2018.

Evaluation of the Spine is Critical in the Workup of Recurrent Instability after Total Hip Arthroplasty: Podium presentation at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Dallas, TX, November 2018.


Patient-specific hip and knee replacement 
Outcomes of customized hip replacement 
Robotic hip and knee replacement 
Hip dysplasia - outcomes of the Ganz PAO osteotomy 
Total hip replacement in the young-active patient
Total hip replacement in patients with hip dysplasia 
Hip replacement after failed previous hip surgery

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. Vigdorchik as of May 11, 2024.

  • Aware - Ownership Interest
  • Corin - Ownership Interest
  • Fidelis - Ownership Interest
  • HS2, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC Development Network, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • Intellijoint Surgical Inc. - Consultant; Ownership Interest
  • Johnson & Johnson - Consultant; Royalties
  • Joint Effort Administrative Services Organization - Ownership Interest
  • Motion Insights - Ownership Interest
  • Orchard Medical - Consultant
  • Ortho AI - Ownership Interest
  • Polaris - Ownership Interest
  • Stryker Corp - Consultant

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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