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, and recently completed his tenure as President of the Washington, D.C. Orthopaedic Society. 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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Protocol Development for Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty. Hamilton WG. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Jan 7. pii: S0883-5403(19)30007-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2018.12.043.

A Prospective, Randomized Study of Surgical Positioning Software Shows Improved Cup Placement in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Hamilton WG, Parks NL, McDonald JF 3rd, Pfefferle KJ. Orthopedics. 2019 Jan 1;42(1):42-47. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20190103-02.

Can Elite Dancers Return to Dance After Ultrasound-Guided Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections? Jain N, Bauman PA, Hamilton WG, Merkle A, Adler RS. J Dance Med Sci. 2018 Dec 1;22(4):225-232. doi: 10.12678/1089-313X.22.4.225.

Open Re-rupture of the Achilles Tendon Following Minimally Invasive Repair: A Case Report. de Cesar Netto C, Bernasconi A, Roberts L, Saito GH, Hamilton WG, O'Malley MJ. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2018 Nov - Dec;57(6):1272-1277. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.04.002. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

Operating room traffic in total joint arthroplasty: Identifying patterns and training the team to keep the door shut. Hamilton WG, Balkam CB, Purcell RL, Parks NL, Holdsworth JE. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Jun;46(6):633-636. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.12.019. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

The Lawrence D. Dorr Surgical Techniques & Technologies Award: "Running Two Rooms" Does Not Compromise Outcomes or Patient Safety in Joint Arthroplasty. Hamilton WG, Ho H, Parks NL, Strait AV, Hopper RH Jr, McDonald JF 3rd, Goyal N, Fricka KB, Engh CA Jr. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Jul;33(7S):S8-S12. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2018.01.011. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Lumbar chance fracture after direct anterior total hip arthroplasty. Pitta M, Wallach CJ, Bauk C, Hamilton WG. Arthroplast Today. 2017 Jul 10;3(4):247-250. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2017.05.010. eCollection 2017 Dec.

Perioperative Pain Management and Anesthesia: A Critical Component to Rapid Recovery Total Joint Arthroplasty. Russo MW, Parks NL, Hamilton WG. Orthop Clin North Am. 2017 Oct;48(4):401-405. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2017.06.006. Review. 

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. Epub Aug, 2017.

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, Jul, 201,

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.

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, online 4/20/17

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

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

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. 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. 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. 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

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.

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Direct Phone(703) 619-4400 Undergraduate SchoolBrown University
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Medical SchoolUniversity of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
ResidencyUniversity of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
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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
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