Our Research

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopaedic surgery, and the oldest existing orthopedics hospital in the United States. HSS joint replacement surgeons perform over 10,000 joint replacement surgeries per year – more than any other hospital in the nation. In addition, our world-class team of physicians and scientists are pioneering new techniques and technologies to elevate the standard of care for the benefit of patients seen at HSS and around the world.

David J. Mayman, MD is one of a handful of national experts in the use of computer navigation in hip and knee replacement surgery, and performs over 700 computer-navigated surgeries per year. As Clinical Co-Director of the HSS Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) Center, his research aims to advance our understanding of the biomechanics of the hip and knee and to incorporate new technologies to improve surgical techniques.

Important Themes of Dr. Mayman’s Research Include

  • Achieving Precision Care With Advanced Technologies – Dr. Mayman is a leader in the development and advancement of computer navigation techniques for hip and knee replacement surgery. From exploring the use handheld navigation devices to ensure proper alignment of implants to developing protocols for the use of sophisticated 3D imaging and computer modeling to simulate how different surgical options might impact outcomes, the findings from Dr. Mayman’s research will help us to achieve greater precision in surgery and better long-term results for patients.
  • Improving Surgical Procedures for Greater Safety and Success – Dr. Mayman and his team have collected data to evaluate a variety of methods to improve the safety and success rate of total and partial knee and hip joint replacement procedures. Some examples include minimizing complications through more effective treatment for blood loss, discovering surgical patterns that produce negative impacts, and monitoring effects of pain relief medication.
  • Understanding the Impact of Spine Conditions on Hip Replacement Surgery – Dr. Mayman is leading research to illuminate the interaction between spinal alignment and hip replacement complications. By using state-of-the-art imaging technology to assess patients while standing in addition to traditional sitting radiographs, Dr. Mayman and his colleagues will gain a detailed understanding of the patient’s spinal alignment and may be able to determine which patients are at a greater risk for hip dislocation.

Philanthropic support has been, and continues to be, vital to advancing research projects whose findings will help to restore function, relieve pain, and aid in faster recovery for patients at HSS and around the world.

If you are interested in more information, please contact:

Alessandra T. Garber
Senior Development Director
Phone: (212) 774-2881
Email: garbera@hss.edu

You may also contribute online at giving@hss.edu, and indicate in the Gift Designation that you wish to support Dr. Mayman’s research.