William G. Hamilton, MD

To contact Dr. Hamilton's office directly, please call (703) 619-4400.

Dr. Hamilton, a native of Ithaca, New York, is a fellowship trained specialist in the field of hip and knee reconstruction, and one of the leading joint replacement surgeons in the area. He frequently travels the country to lecture and consult on topics involving joint replacement, and he has several ongoing research studies in this area. Because his practice is focused on hip & knee replacement, he has a keen understanding of the intricacies and complexities involved in these surgeries. He was awarded the prestigious Insall Knee Society traveling fellowship, with visits to many of the leading centers for hip and knee replacement in North America.

In 2009, Dr Hamilton became the first surgeon in the Inova Health System to perform the anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty utilizing the specialized Hana table. This exciting muscle sparing approach offers the possibility of less postoperative pain and an accelerated recovery for today’s active patient population. 

Most importantly, listening to and getting to know his patients is his top priority. "A successful replacement is more than just knowing how to put the implants in correctly, it's anticipating and responding to the needs of your patient. I'm proud to be part of a practice and joint replacement center that strives to do this everyday."  Dr. Hamilton maintains involvement in several local and national societies including being a member of both the prestigious hip and knee societies. Dr. Hamilton enjoys Golf, Running, Travel, and Guitar, but spends most of his leisure time with his wife, Beth, and playing with his 2 young boys and daughter. 

Dr. Hamilton is proud to be a team member of Operation Walk USA.  If you or someone you know is in need of a hip or knee replacement but do not qualify for government assistance programs and cannot afford surgery on your own, please visit the Operation Walk America webiste today.

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Publications

Sershon, RA, McDonald, JF, Ho, H, Goyal, N, Hamilton, WG: Outpatient Total Hip Arthroplasty Performed at an Ambulatory Surgery Center versus Hospital Outpatient Setting: Complications, Revisions, and Readmissions, J Arthroplasty, Epub July 2019

Held, MB, Grosso, MJ, Sarpong, NO, Hamilton, WG, Sista, AK, Macaulay, W: Recurrent Hemarthrosis Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. JBJS Reviews, 2019

Tauchen, AJ, Hushmendy, S, Parks, NL, Pfefferle, KJ, Hamilton, WG: Simultaneous bilateral anterior hips: Double trouble-opposes. Seminars in Arthroplasty 29, Sept 2018, 161-165.

Hamilton, WG, McDonald, JF, Pfefferle, KJ, Parks, NL: Prospective Randomized Study of Hip Positioning Software Shows Improved Cup Placement. Orthopedics, Jan/Feb 2019, 42(1), 42-47

Hamilton WG, Balkam CB, Purcell RL, Parks NL, Holdsworth JE.: Operating room traffic in total joint arthroplasty: Identifying patterns and training the team to keep the door shut. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Jun;46(6)633-636. Epub Feb 15 2018.

Hamilton WG, Ho H, Parks NL, Strait AV, Hopper RH Jr, McDonald JF, Goyal N, Fricka KB, Engh CA Jr. The Lawrence D. Dorr Surgical Techniques & Technologies Award: “Running Two Rooms” Does Not Compromise Outcomes or Patient Safety in Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Jul;33(7S):S8-S12. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Russo, MW, Parks, NL, Hamilton, WG: Perioperative Pain Management and Anesthesia: A Critical Component to Rapid Recovery Total Joint Arthroplasty. Orthop Clin North Am, 48(4): 401-405, Oct, 2017.

Russo, MW, Parks, NL, Hamilton, WG, Engh, CA, Jr.: Problems and Solutions of the Extensor Mechanism. Seminars in Arthroplasty. Vol 28, p 91-95, 2017.

Toomey, SD, Daccach, J, Shah, J, Himden, S, Lesko, J, Hamilton, WG: Comparative Incidence of Patellofemoral Complications Between Two Total Knee Systems in a Multi-Center, Prospective Clinical Study. J Arthroplasty, 32(9S):S187-192, Sep, 2017.

Purcell, RP, Parks, NL, Cody, JP, Hamilton, WG: Comparison of Wound Complications and Deep Infections with Direct Anterior and Posterior Approaches in Obese Hip Arthroplasty Patients. J Arthroplasty. Jan; 33(1):220-223, 2018.

Goodman, GP, Goyal, N, Parks, NL, Hopper, RH Jr, Hamilton, WG: Intraoperative fluoroscopy with a direct anterior approach reduces variation in acetabular cup abduction angle. Hip International, Vol 27(6) Nov-Dec, 2017

Tauchen, AJ, Hamilton, WG: The anterior approach: Better, faster, and cheaper. Seminars in Arthroplasty. Vol 27,(4), Dec 2016.

Pitta, M, Wallach, C, Bauk, C, Hamilton, WG: Lumbar chance fracture after anterior total hip arthroplasty. Arthroplasty Today. 2017.

Banerjee, S, Hamilton, WG, Khanuja, HS, Roberts, JT: Outpatient Lower Extremity Total Joint Arthroplasty: Where Are We Heading? Orthopedics, 2017, Mar/Apr, 40(2), 72-75.

Hamilton, WG: No Smoking Allowed: Is the Operating Room the Next Place that Smoking Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty Will Be Banned?. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2017, Feb 15;99(4)

Hamilton, WG, Ameen, DJ, Parks, NL, Goyal, N, Engh, GA, Engh, CA Jr.: Patellar Cut and Composite Thickness: The Influence on Postoperative Motion and Complication in Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2016 Dec 27 (EPub ahead of Print)

Goyal, N, Chen, AF, Padgett, SE, Tan, TL, Kheir, MM, Hopper, RH Jr, Hamilton, WG, Hozack, WJ: Otto Aufranc Award: A Multicenter Randomized Study of Outpatient versus Inpatient Total Hip Arthroplasty. CLIN ORTHO REL RESEARCH. 2016, Jun 10. Epub ahead of print.

Hamilton, WG: CORR Insights: Dual-mobility or Constrained Liners are More Effective Than Preoperative Bariatric Surgery in Prevention of THA Dislocation. CLIN ORTHO REL RESEARCH. 2016, 474(10), 2211-2212

Purcell, RL, Parks, NL, Gargiulo, JM, Hamilton, WG: Severely Obese Patients Have a Higher Risk of Infection After Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Vol 31,no 9S, p s166, Sept 2016

Barnett, SL, Peters, DJ, Hamilton, WG, Ziran, NM, Gorab, RS, Matta, J: Is the Anterior Approach Safe? Early Complication Rate Associated with 5090 Consecutive Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Procedures Performed Using the Anterior Appraoch. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, 2015, Jul 11, epub ahead of print

Panichkul, P, Parks, NL, Ho, H, Hopper, RH, Hamilton, WG: New Approach and Stem Increased Femoral Revision Rate in Total Hip Arthroplasty. ORTHOPEDICS. 2015 Jan/Feb, 2016, Vol 38, Issue 1: e86-e92

Hamilton, WG, McAuley, JP, Blumenfeld, TJ, Lesko, JP, Himden, SE, Dennis, DA: Midterm Results of Delta Ceramic on Ceramic Total Hip Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. 2015 Sep;30(9 Suppl): 110-5. Epub 2015, Jun 3.

Bedair, H, Goyal, N, Dietz, MJ, Urish, K, Hansen, V, Manrique, J, Hamilton, W, Deirmengian, G: A History of Treated Periprosthetic Joint Infection Increases the Risk of Subsequent Different Site Infection. CLIN ORTHOP RELATED RESEARCH. Vol 473(7), July, 2015: p 2300-4.

Hamilton, WG, Parks, NL, Huynh, C: Comparison of Cup Alignment, Jump Distance, and Complications in Consecutive Series of Anterior Approach and Posterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Nov 30(11): 1959-62, 2015. Epub ahead of print, 2015 May 19.

Weidner, ZD, Hamilton, WG, Smirniotopoulos, J, Bagla, S: Recurrent Hemarthrosis Following Total Knee Arthroplasty Treated With Arterial Embolization. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Nov 30(11): 2004-7, 2015. Epub ahead of print, 2015, May 23.

Belmont, PJ, Heida, K, Keeney, JA, Hamilton, W, Burks, R, Waterman, BR: Return to Work and Functional Outcomes Following Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty in US Military Servicemembers. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Vol 30(6), June 2015, p 968-72.

Nunley, RM, Nam, D, Bashyal, RK, Della Valle, CJ, Hamilton WG, Berend, ME, Colhisy, JC, Barrack, RL: The Impact of Total Joint Arthroplasty on Sexual Function in Young, Active Patients. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Epub ahead of print 2014 Oct 2.

Hamilton, W, Reeves, JD, Fricka, KB, Goyal, N, Engh, GA, Parks, N: Mechanical Thromboprophylaxis with Risk Stratification in Total Knee Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, Vol 30, No 1, P 43-45. 2015.

McAsey, CJ, Gargiulo, JM, Parks, N, Hamilton, WG: Patient Satisfaction with Mobile Compression Devices Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. ORTHOPEDICS, Vol 37, No 8, Pg 516, Aug 2014

Hamilton, W, Parks, N: Patient Specific Instrumentation does not Shorten Surgical Time: A Prospective, Randomized trial, response to letter to editor. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Vol 29(7) P 1508-9, Jul 2014.

Hamilton, WG, Ameen, DJ, Hopper, RH Jr: Mid-Term Survivorship of Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Arthroplasty with a Fixed Bearing Implant: Revision Rate and Mechanisms of Failure. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, Vol 29(5), Pg 989-92, May 2014

Belmont, PJ Jr, Goodman, GP, Hamilton, W, Waterman, BR, Bader, JO, Schoenfeld, AJ: Morbidity and Mortality in the Thirty-Day Period Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: Risk Factors and Incidence. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, May 27, 2014, Epub ahead of print

Rasouli, MR, Gomes LSM, Parsley, BP, Barsoum, W, Bezwada, H, Garcia, J, Hamilton, W, et at: Blood Conservation. Consensus Statement of MSIS. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, Vol 29 (Supp), Pg 65-69, Feb 2014

Rasouli, MR, Gomes LSM, Parsley, BP, Barsoum, W, Bezwada, H, Garcia, J, Hamilton, W, et at: Blood Conservation. Consensus Statement of MSIS. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPEDIC RESEARCH, Suppl 1:S81-9, Jan 2014

Colwell, CW, Froimson, MJ, Anseth, SD, Giori, NJ, Hamilton, WG, Barrack, RJ, Buehler, KC, Mont, NA, Padgett, DE, Pulido, P, Barnes, LC: A Mobile Compression Device for Thrombosis Prevention in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-A, Vol 96-A, No 3, Feb 5th, 2014

Parvizi, J, Nunley, RM, Berend, KR, Lombardi, AV Jr, Ruh, EL, Clohisy, JC, Hamilton, WG, Della Valle, CJ, Barrack, RL: High Level of Residual Symptoms After Total Knee Arthroplasty. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 2013, 472(1), P133-137, Jan 2014.

Edwards, PK, Fehring, TK, Hamilton, WG, Perricelli, B, Beaver, WB, Odum, SM: Are Cementless Stems More Durable Than Cemented Stems in Two-Stage Revisions of Infected Total Knee Arthroplasties? CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH. Jan; 472(1):206-11, 2014.

Lombardi, AV, Jr., Nunley, RM, Berend, KR, Ruh, EL, Clohisy, JC, Hamilton, WG, Della Valle, CJ, Parvizi, J, Barrack, RL: Do Patients Return to Work after Total Knee Arthroplasty? CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 472(1), P138-146, Jan 2014.

Barrack, RL, Ruh, EL, Chen, J, Lombardi, AV, Berend, D, Parvizi, J, Della Valle, CJ, Hamilton, WG, Nunley, RM: Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Outcome of Total Knee Arthroplasty. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 472(1): P86-97, Jan, 2014.

Hamilton, W, Saxena, A, Parks, N: Patient Specific Instrumentation does not Shorten Surgical Time: A Prospective, Randomized trial. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Sep 28(8 Suppl):96-100, 2013

Hamilton, WG: Guest Editor Introduction. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY AAHKS Supplement. September 2012, Vol 27, Num 8, Suppl 1, p 1

McAuley, JP, Dennis, DA, Grostefon, J, ¬Hamilton, WG: Factors Affecting Modular Acetabular Ceramic Liner Insertion: A Biomechanical Analysis: CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, December 2011, Vol 469, Num 12

Hamilton, WG: Risedronate Decrease Bone Loss Around Hip Implants, But how Useful Is Its Effect?: Commentary on an article by Olaf Gustak Skoldenberg, MD, PhD, et al.: “The Effect of Weekly Risedronate on Periprosthetic Bone Resorption Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial” THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, October 19, 2011, Vol 30, Issue 20

Barrett, M, Van Citters, D, Hamilton, WG: Mechanical failure of Marathon Cross-linked Polyethylene Liner after Total Hip Arthroplasty. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS, October, 2011, Vol 40, No. 10, 523-526

Hamilton, WG, Sritulanondha, S., Engh, Jr., CA: Prospective Randomized Comparison of High-Flex and Standard Rotating Platform Total Knee Arthroplasty. THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Sept. 2011, Vol 26, 28-34

Hamilton, WG, Sritulanondha, S., Engh, Jr., CA: Results of Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trials Comparing Standard and High-flexion Posterior-stabilized TKA: A Focused Review. ORTHOPEDICS. Sept. 2011, Vol 34, Num 9, 681

Hamilton, WG, Hopper, RH, Jr, Engh, Jr, CA, Engh, Sr, C: Survivorship of Polyethylene Liner Exchanges Performed for the Treatment of Wear and Osteolysis Among Porous-Coated Cups. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Sept, 2010, Supp, 75-80.

Hamilton, WG, Ammeen, D, Engh, Jr, CA, Engh, GA: Learning Curve with Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Aug, 2010, Vol 25, 735-740.

Engh, Jr, CA, Ho, H, Engh, Sr, CA, Hamilton, WG, Fricka, KB: Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty Adverse Local Tissue Reaction. SEMINARS IN ARTHROPLASTY, March 2010, Vol 21, No 1, 19-23.

Bergin, PF, Doppelt, JD, Hamilton, WG, Mirick, GE, Jones, AE, Sritulanondha, S, Helm, JM, Tuan, R, et al.: Detection of Periprosthetic Infections with use of Ribosomal RNA-Based Polymerase Chain Reaction. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-A. March 2010, 92-A(3), 654-663.

Hamilton, WG, McAuley, JP, Dennis, Blumenfeld, T, D Politi, J: Total Hip Arthroplasty with Delta Ceramic on Ceramic: Results of a Multicenter Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Trial with Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH,468(2) 358-366, Feb, 2010.

Fehring, K, Hamilton, WG: Metastatic Carcinoma as an Unusual Cause of Knee Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-A. March 2009;91: 693-5.
Pappademos, P, Hamilton, WG: Bilateral Femoral Neck Fractures after Myoclonic Seizure Treated with Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasties. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPEDICS, Feb 2009;38(2): 88-89.

Fricka, KB, Hamilton, WG: Gender Specific Total Knee Arthroplasty- A Current Review. CURRENT ORTHOPAEDIC PRACTICE. Vol 20, Number 1, Jan/Feb 2009, 47-50.

McAuley, JP, Collier, MB, Hamilton, WG, Tabaree, E, Engh, GA: Posterior Cruciate-retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty for Valgus Osteoarthritis. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH. 2008, Vol 66, Number 11, p 2644-2649 .

Hamilton, WG, McAuley, JP, Hopper, RH, Engh, CA Sr.: The Outcome of Rerevision of a Failed Porous Coated Stems with Another Porous Coated Stem. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, Vol 23(2), 2008, p 170-174.

Hamilton, WG, Calendine, CL, Beykirch, SE, Hopper, RH, Engh, CA, Sr.: Acetabular Fixation Options: First Generation Modular Cup: Curtain Calls and Caveats. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, Vol 22 (4), Supp 1, 2007, 75-81.

Hamilton, WG, Cashen, DV, Ho, Henry, Hopper, RH, Engh, CA, Sr.: Extensively Porous-Coated Stems for Femoral Revision: A Choice for all Seasons. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY Vol 22(4), 2007, 106-110.

Hamilton, WG, Collier, MB, Tabaree, E, McAuley, JP, Engh, CA, Engh, GA: Incidence and Reasons for Reoperation After Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Vol 21 (6), 2006, 98-107.

Hamilton, WG: Wear in Total Knee Arthroplasty. CURRENT OPINIONS IN ORTHOPAEDICS. Vol 17, No. 1, Feb 2006, 38-42.

Hamilton, WG, Hopper, RH, Iskander, JM, Young, AM, Engh, CA, Jr. The Effect of Total Hip Arthroplasty Cup Design on Polyethylene Wear Rate, JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY. Vol 20 (Supp) Oct, 2005, 63-72.

Pill, SG, Hamilton, WG, Dormans, JP: Percutaneous Toggle Technique for Manipulating Displaced, Unstable, and Nonreducible Proximal Tibial Fractures in Children. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS 23(3): 156-157, 2003.

Hamilton, WG, Born, CT, Delong, WG: Total Hip Arthroplasty after Surgically Treated Acetabular Fractures. SEMINARS IN ARTHROPLASTY 12(3): 201-210, 2001

Hamilton, WG, Freedman, KF, Haupt, H, Lackman, RL: Knee Pain in a 40 Year-Old Man. Orthopaedic/Radiology/Pathology Conference. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH 383: 282-285, 2001.

Hamilton, WG, Garino, JP.: The Management of Severe Acetabular Bone Loss During Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Role of Impaction Grafting. SEMINARS IN ARTHROPLASTY, 12(1): 52-59, 2001.

Hamilton, WG, Klostermeier, T, Lim, E, Moulton, J: Surgically Documented Case of Rupture of the Plantaris Tendon. A Case Report and Literature Review. FOOT AND ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, 18(8): 522-523, 1997.

Hamilton, WG, Stambough, J: Diskitis Associated with Transpedicular Screw Fixation: A Case Report. JOURNAL OF SPINAL DISORDERS, 9(1): 68-71, 1996.

Non-Peer reviewed publications

Hamilton, WG: Gender Considerations in the Surgical Treatment of Hip Pathology with an Extensively Coated Femoral Stem. Depuy White Paper Publication, July 2007.

Hamilton, WG: Extensively Coated Femoral Stems: Rationale, Benefits, and Addressing Perceived Pitfalls. White Paper Depuy Publication, April, 2006.

Hamilton, WG: The AORI Experience: An Insiders Perspective. White Paper Depuy Publication, Aug 2005.

Hamilton, WG: The Management of Severe Acetabular Bone Loss in Revision Hip Surgery. Annual Resident Reporter Publication, American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons, Orlando, Fl, 2000.

Hamilton, WG, Ramsey, ML: Rupture of the Distal Tendon of the Biceps Brachii. THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL. 12: 21-26, 1999.

Textbook Chapters

Hamilton, W Gonzalez, F,: Direct Anterior Approach with the Table. AAOS Hip Arthroplasty textbook, eds Berry, Lieberman

Gonzalez, F, Ongwijitwat, S, Hamilton, W: Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty on a Specialized Traction Table. The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision, eds Cashman, Goyal, N, Parvizi, J, Datatrace publishing, 2015, P 61-1-61-19.

Hamilton, WG, Uggen, J: The Use of Extensively Coated Stem for Femoral Revision. Chapter in The Adult Hip, Eds Callaghan, J, Rosenberg, A, Della Valle, C, in press.

Makda, J, Siram, G, Hamilton, WG: Revision for Aseptic Failure. Chapter in The Knee: Reconstruction, Replacement, and Revision. Eds Parvizi, J, in press.

Goyal, N, Hamilton, WG, Engh, GA: AORI Bone defect Classification for Revision TKA. Chapter in The Knee: Reconstruction, Replacement, and Revision. Eds Parvizi, J, in press.

Engh, GA, Hamilton, WG: Unicondylar Arthroplasty. Chapter in Knee Arthroplasty, Eds. Berry, D, Lieberman, J. 2011.

Barrett, M, Fricka, KB, Hamilton WG: Total Hip Arthroplasty in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Chapter in Arthritis and Arthroplasty, Eds. Brown, Mihalko, Saleh 2009.

Hamilton, WG, Curbside Consultations in Hip Arthroplasty: Trochanteric Osteolysis. Ed. Sporer, S, 2008.

Hamilton, WG, Tabaree, E: Preoperative Evaluation of Total Joint Arthroplasty. Adult Reconstruction & Arthroplasty: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics. Eds Garino, JP, Beredjiklian, PK.Elsevier, 2007, p 91-107.

Hamilton, WG, McAuley, JP. Sepsis, Etiology, Prophylaxis and Diagnosis. The Adult Hip, 2nd ed. Callaghan, Rosenberg, Rubash. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2007, p 1257-1270.

Hamilton, WG, Engh, CA: Hip Designs: Cementless Femoral Stems. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update, Hip and Knee Reconstruction 3. Published by AAOS, pgs. 345-369.

Hamilton, WG, and McAuley, JP: Evaluation of the Unstable Total Hip Arthroplasty. Instructional Course Lecture, Vol 53, 87-92, 2004.

PRESENTATIONS

Scientific Presentations-National & International

Podium presentations:

Tauchen, A, Parks, N, Hushmendy, S, Pfefferle, K, Hamilton, WG: Modern Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty is a Safe and Efficient Surgery. AAOS, Las Vegas, 2019

Robertson, R, Hopper, R, Hamilton, WG: What is the Dislocation Rate when the Anterior Approach is Used to Isolated Head and Liner Exchange? AAOS, Las Vegas, 2019

Brown, N, Goyal, N, Hamilton, WG, Engh, Jr, CA, Fricka, K: Early Periprosthetic fracture following Partial Knee Arthroplasty. AAOS, New Orleans, 2018.

Hamilton, WG, Ho, H, Hopper, R, Fricka, K, Goyal, NG, Engh, CA, Jr: Running Two Rooms Does Not Compromise Outcomes of Patient Safety in Total Joint Arthroplasty. AAOS, New Orleans, 2018. Selected as “Game Changer” presentation.

Hamilton, WG, Ho, H, Hopper, R, Fricka, K, Goyal, NG, Engh, CA, Jr: Running Two Rooms Does Not Compromise Outcomes of Patient Safety in Total Joint Arthroplasty. AAHKS, Dallas, 2017. Larry Dorr Award winner.

Hamilton, WG, Ho, H, Hopper, R, Fricka, K, Goyal, NG, Engh, CA, Jr: Running Two Rooms Does Not Compromise Outcomes of Patient Safety in Total Joint Arthroplasty. Closed Meeting of the Knee Society, New Albany, OH, 2017.

Toomey, S, Himden, S, Dwyer, K, Lesko, J, Hamilton, W: Patellofemoral Complications comparing Currently Available Products and a New Total Knee System. AAHKS, Dallas, 2016.

Hamilton WG, Brenkel, I, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Himden, S, Kantor, S, Lesko, J: Patient Reported Outcomes in Primary TKA Among Currently Available Products. Eastern Orthopedic Association, New Orleans, LA, 2016

Hamilton WG, Brenkel, I, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Himden, S, Kantor, S, Lesko, J: Patient Reported Outcomes in Primary TKA Among Currently Available Products. Southern Orthopaedic Association, Naples, Florida, July 27-30, 2016 (Rapid Fire Podium Presentation)

Howard, J. Hamilton, W, et al: Learning curve with a New Primary TKA. Canadian Orthopedic Association, 2016.

Goyal, N, Padgett, SE, Chen, AF, Tan, TL, Kheir, MM, Hopper, RH, Hamilton, WG, Hozack, WJ: A Multi-center, Prospective, Randomized Study of Outpatient vs. Inpatient Total Hip Arthroplasty: AAHKS, Dallas, 2015

Bedair, HS, Goyal, N, Dietz, MJ, Hamilton, W, Urish, K, Hansen, V, Manrique, J, Parvizi, J, Deirmengian, G: Periprosthetic Joint Infection after Primary THA or TKA in Patients with a History of PJI. AAOS Las Vegas, 2015

Hamilton, W, McAuley, JP, Blumenfeld, T, Himden, S, Lesko, J Dennis, D: Delta Ceramic on Ceramic THA-Midterm Results. AAHKS, Dallas, 2014.

Colwell, CW, Froimson, MI, Anseth, SD, Giori, NJ, Hamilton, WG, Barrack, RL, Mont, MA, Buehler, KC, Barnes, LC: Thrombosis prevention Using a Portable Compression Device in Total Hip Arthroplasty. AAOS New Orleans 2014.

Belmont, PJ, Goodman, GP, Hamilton, WG, Waterman, B, Schoenfeld, AJ: Thirty day Postoperative Complications and Mortality Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: 1 Study of 17,640 patients. AAOS New Orleans 2014.

Barrack, RL, Ruh, EL, Chen, J, Lombardi, AV, Berend, D, Parvizi, J, Della Valle, CJ, Hamilton, WG, Nunley, RM: Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Outcome of Total Knee Arthroplasty. Interim meeting of Knee Society, 2012, Open Meeting of Knee Society, Chicago, 2013

Lombardi, AV, Jr., Nunley, RM, Berend, KR, Ruh, EL, Clohisy, JC, Hamilton, WG, Della Valle, CJ, Parvizi, J, Barrack, RL: Do Patients Return to Work after Total Knee Arthroplasty? AAOS Chicago 2013, Open Meeting of Knee Society 2013, Interim Meeting of Knee Society 2012.

Hamilton, W, Saxena, A, Parks, N: Patient Specific Instruments do not Shorten Surgical Time: A Prospective, Randomized trial. AAHKS, Dallas, TX, 2012.

Edwards, PK, Perricelli, B, Hamilton, WG, Fehring, TK, Odum, SM, Dennos, AC, Beaver, WB: Uncemented vs. Cemented Stems in Two-Stage Revision For Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty. Closed meeting of the Knee Society, New York City, NY, 2012.

Nunley, RM, Ruh, EL, Clohisy, JC, Lombardi, AV, Berend KR, Hamilton, WG, Della Valle, CJ, Parvizi, J, Barrack, RL: Impact of Socioeconomic Factors On Results of Total Knee Arthroplasty. Closed meeting of the Knee Society, New York City, NY, 2012.

Hamilton, W, McAuley, JP, Murphy, J, Blumenfeld, T, Dennis, D: Delta Ceramic on Ceramic THA-Midterm Results Including Squeaking and Liner Fracture Rates. Canadian Orthopaedic Society, 2012.

Fricka, KB, Engh, Jr, CA, Hamilton, WG, Ho, H: Survivorship and Revision Analysis Among Primary Metal on Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty Using 36 mm Diameter Heads. AAOS San Francisco, CA, 2012

Hamilton, W, McAuley, JP, Murphy, J, Blumenfeld, T, Dennis, D: Delta Ceramic on Ceramic THA-Midterm Results Including Squeaking and Liner Fracture Rates. Closed meeting of the Hip Society, 2011.

Hamilton, WG, Sritulanondha, S, Engh, Jr, CA: Prospective Randomized Comparison of High Flex and Standard Rotating Platform TKA. AAOS, San Diego, CA, 2011

Fricka, KB, Engh, Jr, CA, Hamilton, WG: Pathologically Confirmed Metal-on-Metal THA Adverse Local Tissue Reactions from One Center, AAOS, San Diego, CA 2011

Hamilton, WG, Sritulanondha, S, Engh, Jr, CA: Prospective Randomized Comparison of High Flex and Standard Rotating Platform TKA. Podium Presentation, AAHKS, Dallas, , 2010, AAHKS Clinical Award Winner

Hamilton, WG, Engh, CA, Jr., Hopper, R, Engh, CA, Sr.: The Outcome of Polyethylene Exchange for the Treatment of Wear and Osteolysis among Porous Coated Cups. Podium Presentation, AAOS, New Orleans, 2010.

Hamilton, WG, Reeves, J, Fricka, K, Ammeen, D, Engh, GA: Isolated Mechanical Prophylaxis for Total Knee Arthroplasty. Podium Presentation, AAOS, New Orleans, 2010.

Hamilton, WG, Engh, CA, Jr., Hopper, R, Engh, CA, Sr.: The Outcome of Polyethylene Exchange for the Treatment of Wear and Osteolysis among Porous Coated Cups. Podium Presentation, AAHKS, Dallas, 2009.

Hamilton, WG, Ammeen, D, Engh, GA: The Effect of Obesity on the Revision Rate of Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Arthroplasty. Podium Presentation, AAOS, Las Vegas, NV, 2009.

Doppelt, JD, Bergin, PF, Jones, A, Hamilton, WG, Helm JM, Tuan, RS: Rapid Detection of Periprosthetic Joint Infections with Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Using Ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid. Podium Presentation, AAOS, Las Vegas, NV, 2009.

Hamilton, WG, McAuley, JP, Politi, J, Garino, J, Dennis, D: Total Hip Arthroplasty with Delta Ceramic on Ceramic: Results of a Multicenter Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Trial with Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. Closed Meeting of the Hip Society, Chicago, IL, Sept, 2008.

Hamilton, WG, Fricka, K, Ammeen, D, Engh, CA, Engh, GA: Learning Curve Associated with Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Arthroplasty. Podium presentation, AAOS, San Francisco, 2008.

Hamilton, WG, Collier, MB, Tabaree, E, McAuley, JP, Engh, CA, Engh, GA: Incidence and Reason for Reoperations After Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasties. Podium Presentation, AAOS, Chicago, 2006.

Hamilton, WG, Collier, MB, Tabaree, E, McAuley, JP, Engh, CA, Engh, GA: Incidence and Reason for Reoperations After Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasties. Podium Presentation, AAHKS, Dallas, 2005

Hamilton, WG, McAuley, JP, Hopper, RH, Engh, CA Sr.: The Outcome of Rerevision of a Failed Porous Coated Stems with Another Porous Coated Stem, Podium Presentation, AAOS Annual meeting, Washington, D.C, 2005

Hopper, RH, Iskander, JM, Young, AM, Hamilton, WG, Engh, CA, Jr. The Effect of Total Hip Arthroplasty Cup Design on Polyethylene Wear Rate, Podium Presentation, AAHKS annual meeting, Dallas, TX, 2004


Poster Presentations:

Hamilton, WG, Brenkel, I, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Kantor, S, Lesko, J, Himden, S: Comparison of Existing and New Total Knee Arthroplasty From The Same Manufacturer: A Prospective Multi-Center Studies. AAOS, Las Vegas, NV, 2019

Hamilton, WG, Henry Ho MS, Nancy Parks MS, Craig McAsey MD, Robert Hopper PhD: Does a “July Effect” Exist for Fellowship Training in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty? AAOS, Las Vegas, NV, 2019

Robertson, R, Hopper, R, Hamilton, WG: Rate of Instability after Direct Anterior Approach for Isolated Head and Liner Exchanges. AAHKS, Dallas, TX, 2018

Hamilton, WG, Henry Ho MS, Nancy Parks MS, Craig McAsey MD, Robert Hopper PhD: Does a “July Effect” Exist for Fellowship Training in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty? AAHKS, Dallas, TX, 2018

Hamilton, WG, Ho, H, Gargiulo, J, Parks, NL: The Air Barrier System Does Not Reduce the Incidence of Infection in Total Hip Arthroplasty. AAOS, New Orleans, 2018.

Hamilton, WG, McDonald, JF, Pfefferle, KJ, Parks, NL: Prospective Randomized Study of Hip Positioning Software Shows Improved Cup Placement. AAHKS, Dallas, 2017.

Hamilton, WG, Ho, H, Gargiulo, J, Parks, NL: The Air Barrier System Does Not Reduce the Incidence of Infection in Total Hip Arthroplasty. AAHKS, Dallas, 2017.

Hamilton, WG, Brenkel, I, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Kantor, S, Lesko, J, Himden, S: Early Patient Reported Outcomes with New Primary vs Contemporary Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Comparison of Two, Worldwide, Multi-Center Prospective Studies. ISTA, Boston, 2016

Hamilton, WG, Brenkel, I, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Kantor, S, Lesko, J, Himden, S: Early Patient Reported Outcomes with New Primary vs Contemporary Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Comparison of Two, Worldwide, Multi-Center Prospective Studies. AAOS, San Diego, 2016 (Awarded Best Poster-Adult Knee Reconstruction)

Toomey, S, Daccach, J, Shah, J, Himden, S, Lesko, J, Hamilton, WG: Comparing the Incidence of Patellofemoral Complications in a New Total Knee Arthroplasty System vs Currently Available Produts in Two, Worldwide, Multi-Center, Prospective Clinical Studies. ISTA, Boston, 2016

Brenkel, I, Gibbon, A, Hamilton WG, Kantor, S, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Himden, S, Lesko, J: Patient Reported Outcomes in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Among Currently Available Products: A Large Sample Prospective Worldwide Study. BASK, Liverpool, United Kingdom, March 30-31, 2016 (E-Poster)

Brenkel, I, Gibbon, A, Hamilton WG, Kantor, S, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Himden, S, Lesko, J: Early Outcomes With A New Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) System vs. Contemporary TKA: Interim Results of Two Worldwide, Multi-Center Prospective Studies. BASK, Liverpool, United Kingdom, March 30-31, 2016 (Poster Presentation & E-Poster)

Brenkel, I, Gibbon, A, Hamilton WG, Kantor, S, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Himden, S, Lesko, J: Patient Reported Outcomes in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Among Currently Available Products: A Large Sample Prospective Worldwide Study. EFFORT, Geneva, Switzerland, June 1-3, 2016 (Poster Presentation)

Hamilton WG, Brenkel, I, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Himden, S, Kantor, S, Lesko, J: Comparative Patient Reported Outcomes With A New vs. Contemporary TKA. Southern Orthopaedic Association, Naples, Florida, July 27-30, 2016 (Poster Presentation)

Brenkel, I, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Gibbon, A, Hamilton WG, Himden, S, Kantor, S, Lesko, J: Early Outcomes With A New Primary TKA System vs. Contemporary TKA: Interim Results of Two Worldwide, Multi-Center Prospective studies. SICOT, Rome, Italy, September 8-10, 2016 (E-Poster)

Brenkel, I, Clatworthy, M, Dwyer, K, Gibbon, A, Hamilton WG, Himden, S, Kantor, S, Lesko, J: Patient Reported Outcomes in TKA Among Currently Available Products: A Large Sample Prospective Worldwide Study. SICOT, Rome, Italy, September 8-10, 2016 (E-Poster)

Goyal, N, Fricka, KB, Ammeen, D, Hamilton, WG, Engh, GA: To Uni Knee or Not Uni Knee- That is the Question: Does Preoperative Range of Motion Matter? AAHKS, Dallas, TX, November 2015

Hamilton, WG, Ammeen, D, Goyal, N, Fricka, KB, Engh, CA, Parks, NL, Engh, GA: Thick or Thin? Patellar Thickness: The Influence on Motion and Complications after Total Knee Arthroplasty. AAHKS, Dallas, TX, November 2015.

Hamilton, WG, Parks, NL, Ho, H, Garguilo, J: Is Obesity Putting Anterior Approach Hips at Higher Risk of Infection?. AAHKS, Dallas, TX, November 2015

Parks, NP, Engh, CA, Jr, Hamilton, WG: Changing demographics in a Total Knee Population over 25 years: A Weight Issue. AAHKS, Dallas, TX, November, 2014

Coles, T, Dwyer, K, Williams, V, Clatworthy, M, Yates, P, Hamilton, WG, et al,: Psychometric Evaluation of the Patient’s Knee Implant Performance (PKIP) Questionnaire for the assessment of Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. ISPOR 17th Annual European Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Nov 2014

Hamilton, WG, Goyal, NG, Parks, NL: New Approach, New Stem, New Problems? AAOS, New Orleans, 2014

Hamilton, WG, Saxena, A, Parks, N: Patient Specific Instruments do not Shorten Surgical Time: A Prospective, Randomized trial. AAOS, Chicago, 2013.

Colwell, CW, Froimson, MI, Anseth, SD, Woolson, ST, Hamilton, WG, Barrack, RL, Buehler, KC, Pulido, PA, Barnes CL: Thrombosis Prevention Using a Portable Compression Device as Monotherapy in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. AAHKS, Dallas, TX, November, 2012

Colwell, CW, Froimson, MI, Anseth, SD, Woolson, ST, Hamilton, WG, Barrack, RL, Buehler, KC, Pulido, PA, Barnes CL: Thrombosis Prevention Using a Portable Compression Device as Monotherapy in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. AAOS, San Francisco, CA, February, 2012

Hamilton, WG, Ammeen, D, Engh, Jr, CA, Engh, GA: Modern Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Arthroplasties (MIUKA) Fail at a Constant and Moderate Rate. AAHKS, Dallas TX, October, 2011

Hamilton, W, McAuley, JP, Murphy, J, Blumenfeld, T, Dennis, D: Delta Ceramic on Ceramic THA-Midterm Results Including Squeaking and Liner Fracture Rates. AAHKS, Dallas TX, October, 2011

Hamilton, WG, Fricka, K, Ammeen, D, Engh, CA, Engh, GA: Learning Curve Associated with Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Arthroplasty. AAHKS, Dallas, TX, 2007

McAuley, JP, Collier, M, Engh, GA, Hamilton, W: Factors Influencing Survival of Minimally Invasive Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty. Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Halifax, 2007.

McAuley, JP, Collier, M, Hamilton, W: Posterior Cruciate Ligament Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Valgus Knee. Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Halifax, 2007.

Engh, CA, Belmont, PJ, Hopper, Jr, RH, Hamilton, WG, Engh, Jr, CA. Outcome of Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Extensively Porous-coated Components at 20-year Follow-up. AAOS, Chicago, IL, March 22, 2006

Belmont, PJ, Beykirch, S, Hopper, Jr, RH, Hamilton, WG, Engh, Jr, CA, Engh, CA. Outcome of Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Extensively Porous Coated Components at 20-year Follow-up. AAHKS, Dallas, TX, November 3-5, 2006

Hamilton, WG, Collier, MB, Turk, J: Mechanical Axis Variation When Component Valgus Angles Are Reproduced Across Different Total Knees. AAOS, Chicago, IL, 2006.

Hamilton, WG, Turk, JP, Christians, MA, Garino, JP: Massive Acetabular Impaction Grafting- Midterm Results. AAOS, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

Scientific Presentations- Regional

Podium Presentations:
Tauchen, A, Hushmendy, S, Parks, NL, Pfefferle, KJ, Hamilton, WG: Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior THA is as Safe as Unilateral THA. Virginia Orthopedic Society. Charlottesville, VA, 2017

Hamilton, W, Saxena, A, Parks, N: Does Patient Specific Instruments Affect Limb Alignment in TKA?: A Prospective, Randomized Trial. Virginia Orthopaedic Society. Williamsburg, VA, 2012.

Hamilton, WG: The Direct Anterior Approach is Preferred for Total HipArthroplasty: Affirmative. Virginia Orthopaedic Society, Williamsburg, VA, 2012.

Hamilton, WG, Fricka, K, Ammeen, D, Engh, CA, Engh, GA: Learning Curve Associated with Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Arthroplasty. Virginia Orthopaedic Society, May, 2008.

Fricka, KB, Hamilton, WG, Engh, CA, Jr, Engh, GA: Arthroscopic Treatment of the Painful Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Arthroplasty. Virginia Orthopaedic Society, May, 2008.

Hamilton, WG, Collier, MB, McAuley, JP, Engh, CA, Engh, GA: Early Reoperation Rate of Minimally Invasive Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasties. Virginia Orthopaedic Society, May, 2005.

Hamilton, WG, McAuley, JP, Tabaree, E, Engh, CA: The Outcome of Rerevision of a Failed Porous Coated Stems with Another Porous Coated Stem. Virginia Orthopaedic Society, May, 2005.

Hamilton, WG, Collier, MB, McAuley, JP, Engh, GA: Total Knee Arthroplasty with Posterior Cruciate Retention for Treatment of Valgus Osteoarthritis. Virginia Orthopaedic Society, May, 2005.

Poster Presentations:

Hamilton, WG, Fricka, KB, Egawa, H, Ho, H, Hopper, RH, Engh, CA, Jr, Engh CA: Relationship between Acetabular Osteolysis Volume and Cup-Lesion Interface Involvement in Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty. Virginia Orthopaedic Society, 2008.

Hamilton, WG, Fricka, KF, Reeves, JR, Fehring, K, Ammeen, D, Engh, CA, Engh, GA: Isolated Mechanical Thromboprophylaxis Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Poster Presentation, Virginia Orthopaedic Society, May, 2008.

Multimedia Productions

Shusmendy, S, Pfferle, K, Hamilton, WG: A Novel Tension Band Technique for Fixation of Displaced Greater Trochanteric Fractures Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. AAHKS, Dallas, 2016

Hamilton, WG: Live surgical demonstration of Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty via satellite, ICJR San Diego, July, 2012

Hamilton, WG: Treatment of Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty with PROSTALAC Implant: Indications and Surgical Technique, AAOS 2009. Judged Award Winner.

Hamilton, WG, Branche, G, Engh, GA: Surgical Techniques In Orthopaedics: Arthroplasty for Unicompartmental Knee Arthritis. Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty and ACL Reconstruction, Video Technique. Eds Della Valle, Stuchin. 2008.

Turk, JP, Hamilton, WG, Garino, JP: The Surgical Technique of Impaction Grafting to Reconstruct the Acetabulum in Revision Arthroplasty: Video Presentation, AAOS, 2003.

Hamilton, WG, Alavi, R, Garino, JP: Femoral Impaction Grafting: Background, Indications and Surgical Technique. Video Presentation, AAOS, 2001. Judged Award Winner.

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Knee Replacement
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Medical SchoolUniversity of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
ResidencyUniversity of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
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Specialty Society MembershipsThe Hip Society
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Special Procedures & TechniquesAnterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty
Primary & Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Tissue Sparing Hip and Knee Replacements
Computer Assisted Surgery
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