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Bradford S. Waddell, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
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Bradford S. Waddell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
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Dr. Bradford Waddell is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in reconstruction of the hip and knee, specifically primary and revision hip and knee replacement. He is keenly interested in getting patients back to an active, healthy lifestyle through joint replacement.

Dr. Waddell attended college and medical school at Louisiana State University. He completed his general surgery internship at The Ochsner Clinic followed by his orthopedic surgery residency at The Ochsner Clinic as well. Dr. Waddell then completed the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement (ARJR) fellowship at HSS.

Dr. Waddell has a special interest in improving all aspects of orthopedic surgery and is active in research pertaining to patient safety, new technologies and value-based care. Beginning in medical school, Dr. Waddell served as a member of the House of Delegates for the Louisiana State Medical Society. Following this, Dr. Waddell was selected for the Patient Safety Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, serving for two years. In 2016, Dr. Waddell was selected as a Health Policy Fellow for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. This experience has allowed Dr. Waddell to interact with orthopedic leaders and United States lawmakers to shape the future of orthopedics.

Throughout training and in practice, Dr. Waddell has been awarded for his clinical excellence and his dedication to patient care, research and professionalism. During residency, he was awarded the Alton Ochsner Resident Leadership Award. Dr. Waddell then received the HSS Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding clinical skills and commitment to patient care in his fellowship. Dr. Waddell has also been selected to serves as an Emerging Leader for the American Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Waddell treats each patient as an individual, tailoring his treatment recommendations to their specific problem, factoring in their goals after operative or non-operative care. His ultimate goal is to return each patient to an active, healthy lifestyle.

Patient Stories

Appointments

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

Departments

Special Expertise

Operative and non-operative treatment of arthritis of the hip and knee
Robotic total hip and knee
Robotic partial knee
Minimally invasive hip and knee surgery
Anterior total hip replacement
Hip resurfacing
Complex revision hip and knee replacement
Hip fracture surgery

Procedures

Hip:
Total hip replacement
Anterior total hip replacement
Inguinal "bikini" incision anterior hip replacement
Robotic hip replacement
Minimally invasive hip replacement
Hip resurfacing
Revision hip replacement surgery

Knee:
Total knee replacement
Robotic total and partial knee replacement
Revision knee replacement surgery
Knee arthroscopy

Awards

Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Top Paper Award (1st Place): Early Hip Fracture Surgery is Safe for Patients on Direct Oral Anticoagulants, 2019
Clinical Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting Top Paper Award: Early Hip Fracture Surgery is Safe for Patients on Direct Oral Anticoagulants, 2018
Edward D. Fröhlich MD Research Award: Prospective Evaluation of a Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Measurement System in Total Joint Arthroplasty, 2018
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting Best Poster Award (Infection): Pre-Operative Glycemic Control Predicts Peri-Operative Serum Glucose Levels in Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty, 2017
Clinical Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting Oral Abstract Award (Third Place): Pre-Operative Glycemic Control Predicts Peri-Operative Serum Glucose Levels in Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty, 2017
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Health Policy Fellowship, 2017
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leader, 2016
Hospital for Special Surgery Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Clinical Excellence Award, 2016
Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Top Poster Award (1st Place): Total Hip Arthroplasty Dislocation: A Case Report of Intra-prosthetic dislocation of a Dual Mobility Implant After Closed Reduction, 2016
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Resident Leader, 2015
Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Top Poster Award (2nd Place): Topical Tranexamic Acid Use in Knee Periprosthetic Joint Infections is Safe and Effective, 2015
Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Top Poster Award (1st Place): Ocular Radiation Exposure During Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Methods for Reduction of Exposure to Surgeon, 2015
ICJR Award of Excellence, Transatlantic Orthopaedic Congress, New York, NY: Eight Year Results of a Recalled Metal-on-Metal Hip Prosthesis: Primary Versus Revision, 2015
Alton Ochsner Resident Leadership Award, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association

Languages

English

Insurance Information


Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

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. Waddell as of November 12, 2019.

  • Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine - Editorial Board
  • OrthAlign - Consultant
  • Smith & Nephew - Consultant
  • Stryker - Research Support

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. Waddell in the News

Education

LSUHSC-School of Medicine Shreveport, Louisiana 2005-2009

Internship

Ochsner Clinic Foundation New Orleans, Louisiana General Surgery Internship 2009-2010

Residency

Ochsner Clinic Foundation New Orleans, Louisiana Orthopaedic Surgery 2010-2015

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill-Cornell New York, New York Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement 2015-2016

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Chicago, IL Health Policy Fellowship 2017-2018

Certification

Board Eligible – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut

Selected Books by Dr. Waddell

Waddell BS, Robb WJ. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 12: Patient Safety and Core Competencies. 2017

Waddell BS, Westrich G. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Hip and Knee 5: Revision Knee Replacement. 2016.

Waddell BS, Padgett D. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Hip and Knee 5: Robotics in Total Hip Arthroplasty. 2016.

Selected Publications

Waddell BS, Carroll K, Jerabek S. Technology in arthroplasty: Are we improving value? Curr Rev Musc Med 2017;10:378-387.

Ricciardi B, Waddell BS, Nodzo S, Lange S, Nocon A, Amundsen S, Tarity S, McLawhorn A. Provider-initiated patient satisfaction reporting yields improved physician ratings relative to online rating websites. Orthopedics 2017: Epub Ahead of Print.

DeMartino I, D'Apolito R, Waddell BS, McLawhorn AS, Sculco PK, Sculco TP. Early intraprosthetic dislocation in dual-mobility implants: a systematic review. Arthroplasty Today 2016;1(1):1-6.

Waddell BS, Robb WJ: Patient Safety and Core Competencies. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal 2016;14(11):1.

Waddell BS, Boettner F, Gonzales Della Valle A. Favorable early results of impaction bone grafting with reinforcement mesh for the treatment of Paprosky 3B acetabular defects. J Arthroplasty. 2016;32(3):919-23.

Waddell BS, Gonzales Della Valle A. Reconstruction of non-contained acetabular defects with impaction grafting, a reinforcement mesh and a cemented polyethylene cup. Bone Joint J 2017;99-B(1 Supple A):25-30.

Waddell BS, Mohamed S, Glomset JT, Meyer MS. A detailed review of hip reduction maneuvers: a focus on physician safety and introduction of the Waddell technique. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2016 Mar 21;8(1):6253.

Waddell BS, Zahoor T, Meyer MS, Ochsner LO, Chimento G. Topical Tranexamic Acid Use in Knee Periprosthetic Joint Infections is Safe and Effective.J Knee Surg 2016;29:423-429.

Qadir R, Ochsner JL, Chimento G, Meyer S, Waddell BS, Zavatsky JM. Establishing a Role for Vancomycin Powder Application in Total Joint Arthroplasty for Infection Prevention –Results of a Wear Simulation Study. Journal of Arthroplasty 2014;29(7):1449-1456.

Waddell BS, Waddell WH, Waddell DD: Efficacy and Tolerability of Hylan G-F 20 in Patients With or Without Effusions at Time of Initial Injection. J Knee Surg 2015;28(03):213-222.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Kolodychuk N, Fischer R, Adams T, Ricciardi B, Waddell B. Accuracy and reliability of robotic-assisted anterior total hip replacement. Abstracts of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 37th Annual Congress, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, November 4-5, 2017. Poster Presentation.

Waddell BS, Raszweski J, Khan I, Ricciardi B, Su E. Favorable Radiographic and Early Postoperative Results With the Inguinal Crease Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty. Podium presentation at the Australian Orthopaedic Registrar's Association Annual Meeting. Adelaide, Australia. October 2017.

Kolodychuk N, Ojard C, Fischer R, Alexiades M, Waddell BS. Can robotic-assistance shorten the learning curve in posterior hip arthroplasty: A new arthroplasty surgeon's experience. Podium presentation at the Australian Orthopaedic Registrar's
Association Annual Meeting. Adelaide, Australia. October 2017.

Godshaw B, Ojard C, Chimento G, Thomas L, Waddell BS. Pre-Operative Glycemic Control Predicts Peri-Operative Serum Glucose Levels in Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty. Podium presentation at The International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty Annual Meeting. Seoul, South Korea. September 2017.

Waddell BS, Yam B, Trost D, Potter H, Westrich G. Post-operative Total Knee Arthroplasty Hemarthrosis Requiring Embolization: A Case Series of 50 Patients. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Annual Meeting. San Diego. March 2017.

Waddell BS, Boettner F, Gonzales Della Valle A. Revision Arthroplasty of Large Paprosky 3B Defects Using Impaction Grafting and a Metallic Mesh. Podium presentation at The 37th Annual SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress. Rome, Italy. September 2016.

Kang W, Sumarriva G, Waddell BS, Bruggers J, Chimento GC. Mid-Term Results of a Recalled Metal-on-Metal Monoblock Hip Prosthesis. Abstract Presented at the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty Annual Meeting. Vienna, Austria October 2015.

Waddell BS, Briski D, Meyer MS, Ochsner LO, Chimento G. Cost Analysis of Treating Periprosthetic Joint Infections at a Tertiary Referral Center. Abstract presented at the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty Annual Meeting. Kyoto, Japan. September 2014.

Research Description

Dr. Waddell has a variety of research interests that span patient safety, emerging technologies and value-centered care.

Areas of research include:

  • Value-based care and Health Policy
  • Navigation and Robotics in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient Reported Outcomes after Orthopedic Surgery

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Waddell performs surgery at the following locations: