Dr. David Mayman

Dr. David MaymanDr. David Mayman completed his undergraduate studies in human kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. His medical degree, residency in orthopaedic surgery, and postgraduate training in orthopaedic trauma were obtained at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. During this time, he won the coveted William Ersil award for Best Paper in Orthopaedics three times for research primarily concerned with computer-assisted surgery. This continues to be one of his top research interests. Dr. Mayman next completed the arthroplasty fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He went on to do a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine through Harvard University at Massachusetts General Hospital. While there, he participated in the care of a number of professional and college sports teams.

Dr. Mayman is interested in arthritic and pre-arthritic conditions of the hip and knee, maintaining or restoring desired activity levels in patients of all ages, providing patient-centered care, and the clinical application of computer-navigation technologies.


  • Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Clinical Co-Director of Computer Assisted Surgery


  • Richard Laskin, Young Attending Award, 2009
  • Richard Laskin, Young Attending Award, 2011
  • HAP Paul Award, 2013
  • William Ersil Award for the best paper in orthopaedic Surgery, Queen’s University Residents’ Research Day, ‘Computer Enhanced Insertion of the Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty’, 2003
  • William Ersil Award for the best paper in orthopaedic Surgery, Queen’s University Residents’ Research Day, ‘Computer Assisted Guide Wire Insertion for Hip Fracture Fixation’, 2001
  • William Ersil Award for the best paper in orthopaedic Surgery, Queen’s University Residents’ Research Day, ‘Mortality Associated with Surgical Waiting Time for Hip Fracture Fixation’, 2000


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Member
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Member
  • Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Member

Editorial Appointments

  • Hospital for Special Surgery Journal, Reviewer
  • Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Reviewer
  • Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Reviewer

Selected Publications

  • Robotic Patellofemoral Replacement, Carroll KM, Mayman DJ, Oper Tech Orthop. 2015 March 23. Doi: 10.1053/j.oto.2015.02.001. Epub ahead of print
  • The impact of blood management on length of stay after primary total knee arthroplasty, Monsef JB, Della Valle AG, Mayman DJ, Marx RG, Ranawat AS, Boettner F.,  Open Orthop J. 2014 May 16;8:108-13. doi: 10.2174/1874325001408010108. eCollection 2014., PMID: 24894715 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Acetabular component positioning in primary THA via an anterior, posterolateral, or posterolateral-navigated surgical technique, Nam D, Sculco PK, Su EP, Alexiades MM, Figgie MP, Mayman DJ., Orthopedics. 2013 Dec;36(12):e1482-7., PMID: 24579218 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Extramedullary guides versus portable, accelerometer-based navigation for tibial alignment in total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled trial: winner of the 2013 HAP PAUL award., Nam D, Cody EA, Nguyen JT, Figgie MP, Mayman DJ., J Arthroplasty. 2014 Feb;29(2):288-94. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.06.006. Epub 2013 Jul 19.,  PMID: 23871707 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  • The reduction of implant-related errors and waste in total knee arthroplasty using a novel, computer based, e.Label and compatibility system., Ast MP, Mayman DJ, Su EP, Gonzalez Della Valle AM, Parks ML, Haas SB., J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jan;29(1):132-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.03.013. Epub 2013 Apr 22.,  PMID: 23618749 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Accelerometer-based, portable navigation vs imageless, large-console computer-assisted navigation in total knee arthroplasty: a comparison of radiographic results., Nam D, Weeks KD, Reinhardt KR, Nawabi DH, Cross MB, Mayman DJ., J Arthroplasty. 2013 Feb;28(2):255-61. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.04.023. Epub 2012 Jun 14., PMID: 22704226 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Research Description

Dr. Mayman has been researching the development and advancement of computer navigation techniques for hip and knee surgery since his residency and has continued working as a consultant in the design of computer navigation tools. He focuses in two main areas – biomechanics of the knee and hip and the prevention and treatment of arthritis. In collaboration with our biomechanics department, he has worked to establish a robotic study protocol designed to investigate the biomechanical and functional outcomes for total hip and total knee arthroplasty. More recently, he has established a 3-dimensional imaging protocol using a new imaging technology and computer modeling that have enabled us to investigate pre-operative and post-operative planning that decreases radiation doses from standard radiographs. His primary focus is the prevention and treatment of arthritis with a focus on incorporating new technologies to help treat my patients and improve clinical outcomes. He won the coveted William Ersil award three times for Best Paper in Orthopedics, focusing on research primarily concerned with computer-assisted surgery. He is currently researching the long-term outcome of computer-assisted surgery to that of conventionally-guided surgery and is also working on protocols for maintaining the balance of ligaments in joints with a Hospital for Special Surgery fellow.

Clinical Trials

  • Perioperative Flare in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Characterization of Clinical and Biologic Features
  • A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Amniotic Membrane Transplantation in Patients with Arthrofibrosis following Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • The Center for Hip Preservation Outcomes Registry
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Timing of Intravenous Tranexamic Acid in Total Knee Arthroplasty (IRB #14157)
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Essential Amino Acid Supplementation in Protein Deficient Patients following Total Knee Arthroplasty (IRB#14068)
  • Evaluating Recovery following Total Joint Replacement using a Smartphone Mobile Application – A New HSS Experience (IRB #14015)
  • Effects of Pregabalin on Pain after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Dose-Response Study
  • Analgesia after Total Knee Arthroplasty: Peri-Articular Injection vs. Epidural + Femoral Nerve Blockade
  • Evaluation of migration of a cementless, flat, tapered femoral component using RSA
  • Investigating the Use of a Cryopneumatic Therapy Device in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients