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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Russell E. Windsor received his medical education at the Georgetown, Thomas Jefferson, and Cornell Universities. He completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Pennsylvania and did a Fellowship in Knee Reconstructive Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery under John Insall, MD, who was one of the original developers and father of total knee replacement surgery. Dr. Windsor has presented his work and served as faculty member in over 250 national and international seminars and has written over 60 original publications and contributed chapters in reconstructive surgery in 40 textbooks. He has been featured on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer and the NBC Today Show where he discussed total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgery.
  • Dr. Windsor was Chief of the Knee Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery between 1990 and 2006 and was President of the American Knee Society in 2005. He has been an active design consultant for various total knee replacement designs and has approximately 15 American and international patents for the design of Zimmer’s unicompartmental replacements (ZUK) and rotating hinge knee replacement (RHK).
  • His research concentrates on minimally invasive unicompartmental and total knee replacement. Additionally, he has a special interest in total knee replacement in the athlete and the younger, active patient with arthritis. He has a substantial experience in revision surgery and has performed thousands of knee and hip replacements. He also is a world expert in gender specific knee replacement and ligament reconstruction. His expertise is also strong in sports medicine of the knee.


  • Medical School - George Washington University
  • University of Pennsylvania, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Fellowship in Knee Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Language Spoken

  • English