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Joseph Gondusky, MD, FAAOS
Joseph S. Gondusky, MD, FAAOS

Joseph S. Gondusky, MD, FAAOS Orthopedic Surgeon

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Dr. Gondusky is a former Navy Commander and a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty, fellowship training in hip replacement, total knee replacement, and partial knee replacement. He has extensive training in anterior approach total hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and complex revision joint replacement.

As a subspecialist in adult joint replacement, he finds it rewarding to be able to offer a patient in pain a life-changing intervention. He understands the significance of these procedures and ensures that each patient understands their condition and the options available for treatment.

Dr. Gondusky grew up in Rhode Island. He attended Villanova University (PA) on an academic scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He then received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University (Bethesda, MD), graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society distinction. He then completed an internship in general surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Following that he was honored to serve with the US Marines, 1st Marine Division, based in Camp Pendleton, CA. He led the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion medical department through their deployment to Iraq in 2004. He then completed orthopedic surgery residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. From there he travelled to Okinawa, Japan. He served as a staff orthopedic surgeon, focusing on fracture care and sports orthopedics (arthroscopy) at the Navy’s busiest overseas hospital. He then returned to the U.S. for fellowship training at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, CA. That training focused on simple and complex hip and knee replacement, with a unique high-volume experience in anterior approach hip replacement not found at many training centers. He brought his skills to the orthopedic residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA. There he was an active joint replacement surgeon, research award-winner, resident educator, and assistant professor in surgery at the Uniformed Services University. He obtained the rank of Commander prior to leaving the Navy to begin practice at the Jordan-Young Institute in 2015. As a partner of the institute, he strives to maintain its impeccable local reputation for expert orthopedic care, having served the Hampton Roads community for over 30 years. He is aided by his team, consisting of a personal secretary, 2 medical assistants, scribe, Nurse Practitioner and Physician’s Assistant (affectionately known as the G-Unit).

His leadership and quality outcomes have led to his distinction as a respected and awarded surgeon in the community. His patient care has distinguished him as a uniquely competent, thorough, and compassionate surgeon. He has earned nomination amongst all hospital staff for patient care awards for the last 3 years in row, making him the only orthopedic surgeon nominated. He was nominated for and serves as Co-Chair of the Operations Committee and Co-Director of the Outpatient Arthroplasty Program at the Leigh Orthopedic Surgery Center (LOSC). This ambulatory surgery center opens in 2020, and Dr. Gondusky is poised to lead that organization into the future, as the highest quality outpatient joint replacement center in southeastern VA. He operates currently at Sentara Leigh Hospital. The hospital has earned numerous distinctions for orthopedic care. It was designated the hospital system’s orthopedic magnet hospital in 2018, performing over 3,000 hip and knee arthroplasties per year. The arthroplasty outcomes for the hospital are superior locally, and on par with all major top tier U.S. facilities.

In addition to his clinical work, his academic interests and consulting work keeps him at the forefront of research and education in his specialty area. Dr. Gondusky has participated in numerous regional and national educational programs focused on hip and knee arthroplasty. He has been a faculty instructor for educational courses and surgical skills training in joint replacement for residents, fellows, and practicing surgeons. He is a leading surgeon educator on knee balancing methods, use of knee balancing devices, partial knee replacement, primary and revision knee replacement, complex primary anterior approach hip arthroplasty, and conversion and revision anterior approach hip arthroplasty. Dr. Gondusky teaches medical students and mentors research efforts, serving as faculty with the role of assistant professor, at the Uniformed Services University (USU) and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Dr. Gondusky is an accomplished author and speaker. His research has been presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meetings, and published in the Journal of Arthroplasty. He also serves as an article reviewer for the Journal of Arthroplasty, Arthroplasty Today and an abstract reviewer for the annual meeting of the AAHKS. He has been appointed as a committee member for the Adult Reconstruction Hip Program, AAOS Annual Meeting, 2019-2022. Dr. Gondusky utilizes his expertise to help major orthopedic companies advance the complex science, engineering and practice about hip and knee arthroplasty. All of these endeavors keep him at the very forefront of emerging technology and applications within his specialty.

Dr. Gondusky is an American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) board-certified surgeon and an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Dr. Gondusky lives in Virginia Beach with his awesome wife and children (2). He enjoys spending time with family, travel, the beach, surfing, skiing, and most outdoor activities.

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Education

  • Undergraduate Education: Villanova University; Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical Degree: Uniformed Services University; Bethesda, MD
  • Internship & Residency, Orthopedic Surgery: Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA
  • Fellowship: Joint Reconstruction, Hoag Ortho Institute, Irvine, CA

Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Areas of Specialization

  • Hip Replacement (Jiffy Hip™ or Anterior Approach)
  • Total and Partial Knee Replacement
  • Custom, Patient Specific Partial and Total Knee replacement
  • Computer assisted Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Complex Revision Hip and Knee Replacement

Hospital Privileges

  • Sentara Leigh Hospital

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Virginia Orthopedic Society

Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego

  • Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal: “performance places him in the top 5 percent of graduating residents in the history of the program.”
  • Current Concepts Foundation Scholarship, Las Vegas, NV, May, 2008
  • AOA OREF 6th Annual Resident Leadership Forum, Quebec, Canada, June 3-5, 2008
  • Orthopaedic Hospital Research Award for resident paper, California Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, April 13-15, 2007

Uniformed Services University

  • Elected Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society

Villanova University

  • Villanova Scholars 4-year Academic Scholarship
  • Elected Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Elected Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-Medical Honor Society
  • W.W. Smith Academic Scholarship

Military

  • Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2)

Publications & Presentations

A. Original Articles:

  1. Gondusky J, Lee GH. The Anterior Approach for Conversion Hip Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique and Considerations. Arthroplasty Today. Open Access Publication, 20 June 2019.
  2. Miller L, Gondusky J, Kamath A, Boettner F, Wright J, Bhattacharayya S. Ninety-day postoperative cost in primary total hip arthroplasty: an economic model comparing surgical approaches. Clinicoeconomics Outcomes Research Feb 2019, Vol 7; 145-149.
  3. Miller L, Gondusky J, Kamath A, Boettner F, Wright J, Bhattacharayya S. Influence of Surgical Approach on Short-term Complication Risk in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Acta Orthopaedica Feb 2018, Vol 89; 289-294.
  4. Miller L, Gondusky J, Kamath A, Boettner F, Wright J, Bhattacharayya S. Does Surgical Approach Affect 90-day Postoperative Outcomes in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis. Journal of Arthroplasty April 2018, 33(4): 1296-1302.
  5. Gondusky J, Khalaf N, Choi L, Patel J, Barnett S, Gorab R. Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. Orthopedics 2015; July 1;38(7):e611-5
  6. Gondusky J, Choi L, Khalaf N, Patel J, Barnett S, Gorab R. Day of Surgery Discharge after Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: An Effective Perioperative Pathway. Journal of Arthroplasty 2014; 29: 516-519.
  7. Barnett S, Mayer R, Gondusky J, Patel J, Gorab R. Use of stepped porous titanium metaphyseal sleeves for tibial defects in revision TKA: Short term results. Journal of Arthroplasty 2014; 29(6): 1212-1224.
  8. Gondusky J, Carney J, Erpenbach J, Robertson C, Mahar A, Oka R, Thompson M, Mazurek M. Biomechanical comparison of locking versus non-locking volar and dorsal t-plates for fixation of dorsally comminuted distal radius fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011; 25(1):44-50.
  9. Gondusky J, Gondusky C, Helmers S. Salmonella osteomyelitis in new-onset diabetes mellitus. Orthopedics 2009; 32(9):690.
  10. Gondusky J, Reiter M. Protecting Military Convoys in Iraq: An evaluation of Battle Injuries Sustained by a Mechanized Battalion During Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Military Medicine 2005; 170 (6):546-549.

B. Original Papers in Process:

  1. Gondusky J, Barot T. The Anterior Approach for Revision Hip Arthroplasty: Second Stage for Infection.
  2. Gondusky J, Campbell B. The Anterior Approach for Femoral Component Revision in Hip Arthroplasty.
  3. Gondusky J, Verheul D. Recreation of Offset and Limb Length in Anterior Approach THA: A Review of Available Options
  4. Gondusky J, Campbell B, Coulson C. Low Transfusion Rate Possible with a Modern Protocol in Anterior Approach Hip Arthroplasty.

C. Proceedings of Meetings:

  1. Gondusky J, Campbell B, Coulson C. Low Transfusion Rate Possible with a Modern Protocol in Anterior Approach Hip Arthroplasty. Virginia Orthopedic Society (VOS) Annual Meeting 2020, Virginia Beach VA, Poster Presentation
  2. Gondusky J, Barot T. The Anterior Approach for Revision Hip Arthroplasty: Second Stage for Infection. Virginia Orthopedic Society (VOS) Annual Meeting 2019, Washington D.C., Poster Presentation
  3. Gondusky J, Campbell B. The Anterior Approach for Femoral Component Revision in Hip Arthroplasty. Virginia Orthopedic Society (VOS) Annual Meeting 2019, Washington D.C., Poster Presentation
  4. Gondusky J, Lee GH. The Anterior Approach for Conversion Hip Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique and Considerations. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2018, New Orleans LA, Video Presentation
  5. Gondusky J, Lee GH. The Anterior Approach for Conversion Hip Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique and Considerations. Virginia Orthopedic Society (VOS) Annual Meeting 2018, Poster Presentation
  6. Gondusky J, Lee GH. The Anterior Approach for Conversion Hip Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique and Considerations. Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2017, Poster Presentation
  7. Gondusky J, Lee GH. The Anterior Approach for Conversion Hip Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique and Considerations. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting 2017, Dallas TX, Video Presentation
  8. Gondusky J. Perfecting Component Placement in Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting 2017, Dallas TX, Video Presentation
  9. Gondusky J, Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
    (AAHKS) Annual Meeting 2017, Dallas TX, Video Presentation
  10. Patel J, Choi L, Gondusky J, Barnett S, Gorab R. Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Learning Curve Study. Virginia Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting 2015, Hot Springs, VA, Poster Presentation
  11. Barnett S, Mayer R, Gondusky J, Patel J, Gorab R. Use of stepped porous titanium metaphyseal sleeves for tibial defects in revision TKA: Short term results. Virginia Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting 2014, Roanoke, VA, Poster Presentation
  12. Gondusky J, Choi L, Khalaf N, Patel J, Barnett S, Gorab R. Day of Surgery Discharge after Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: An Effective Perioperative Pathway. Virginia Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting 2014, Roanoke, VA, Poster Presentation.
  13. Barnett S, Mayer R, Gondusky J, Patel J, Gorab R. Use of stepped porous titanium metaphyseal sleeves for tibial defects in revision TKA: Short term results. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting 2013, Dallas TX, Podium Presentation.
  14. Patel J, Choi L, Gondusky J, Barnett S, Gorab R. Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Learning Curve Study. Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2013, Podium Presentation
  15. Gondusky J, Carney J, Erpenbach J, Robertson C, Mahar A, Oka R, Thompson M, Mazurek M. Biomechanical comparison of locking versus non-locking volar and dorsal t-plates for fixation of dorsally comminuted distal radius fractures. AAOS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2008, Podium Presentation.
  16. Gondusky J, Carney J, Erpenbach J, Robertson C, Mahar A, Oka R, Thompson M, Mazurek M. Biomechanical comparison of locking versus non-locking volar and dorsal t-plates for fixation of dorsally comminuted distal radius fractures. OTA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2007, Poster Presentation
  17. Gondusky J, Carney J, Erpenbach J, Robertson C, Mahar A, Oka R, Thompson M, Mazurek M. Biomechanical comparison of locking versus non-locking volar and dorsal t-plates for fixation of dorsally comminuted distal radius fractures. Naval Medical Center San Diego / University of California San Diego Resident Research Forum, San Diego, CA, 2008, Podium Presentation.
  18. Gondusky J, Carney J, Erpenbach J, Robertson C, Mahar A, Oka R, Thompson M, Mazurek M. Biomechanical comparison of locking versus non-locking volar and dorsal t-plates for fixation of dorsally comminuted distal radius fractures. Rady Children’s Hospital Visiting Professor Forum, San Diego, CA, 2008, Podium Presentation.
  19. Gondusky J, Carney J, Erpenbach J, Robertson C, Mahar A, Oka R, Thompson M, Mazurek M. Biomechanical comparison of locking versus non-locking volar and dorsal t-plates for fixation of dorsally comminuted distal radius fractures. California Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, 2007, Podium Presentation.
  20. Gondusky J, Carney J, Erpenbach J, Robertson C, Mahar A, Oka R, Thompson M, Mazurek M. Biomechanical comparison of locking versus non-locking volar and dorsal t-plates for fixation of dorsally comminuted distal radius fractures. Western Orthopaedic Association, Coronado, CA, 2007, Poster Presentation.
  21. Gondusky J, Carney J, Erpenbach J, Robertson C, Mahar A, Oka R, Thompson M, Mazurek M. Biomechanical comparison of locking versus non-locking volar and dorsal t-plates for fixation of dorsally comminuted distal radius fractures. Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Hawaii, 2006, Podium Presentation.

D. Original Research via Multi-Media:

  1. Gondusky J, Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. Vumedi Video 2017.
  2. Gondusky J. Perfecting Component Placement in Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
    (AAHKS) Annual Meeting 2017, Dallas TX, Video Presentation
    .
  3. Gondusky J, Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
    (AAHKS) Annual Meeting 2017, Dallas TX, Video Presentation
    .
  4. Gondusky J. Perfecting Component Placement in Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. Vumedi Video 2015.
  5. Gondusky J, Lee GH. The Anterior Approach for Conversion Hip Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique and Considerations. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2018, New Orleans LA, Video Presentation
  6. Gondusky J, Lee GH. The Anterior Approach for Conversion Hip Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique and Considerations. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting 2017, Dallas TX, Video Presentation
  7. Gondusky J, Simultaneous Bilateral Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2020, Orlando FL, Video Presentation – Orthopedic Video Theater (OVT)
  8. Gondusky J, Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty: Perfecting Component Placement using a Simple Fluoroscopic Overlay. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2020, Orlando FL, Video Presentation – Orthopedic Video Theater (OVT)

E. Original Concepts / Copyright:

  1. Gondusky J. Copyright approval, US Copyright Office, 2015: Fluoroscopic Overlay for Limb Length and Offset Recreation, Case # 1-2321496251