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James H. MacDonald, M.D.

Dr. James MacDonald joined the physician team at The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in August 2004. He has a fellowship in arthroplasty (total joint replacement) from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. MacDonald studied for his medical degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. in 1998. He moved up to Philadelphia to Temple University Hospital for post-graduate training, and completed his residency in orthopaedic training in 2003.

Dr. MacDonald is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a member of the orthopaedic medical staff of Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Dr. MacDonald has had several research abstracts presented at national and state medical meetings. Further research and medical publications are on-going.

Dr. Jim MacDonald performs more than 300 total knee replacements a year, six times more than almost every other knee surgeon in our area. And that, he told the News4 I-Team, is one of the reasons he thinks his patients have so few complications.

"The only thing I do is hip and knee replacements. That's it," he said.

The I-Team found Dr. MacDonald using ProPublica’s new “Surgeon Scorecard”website, which shows he has the lowest complication rate for knee replacement surgery in Maryland and Washington, D.C., - putting him in the top 2 percent in the nation.

To view the News4 I-Team broadcast please click here.

Dr. James MacDonald is featured on AAMC Docs Talk: Pain Pain Go Away: Knee and Hip Replacement. He will discuss surgical and non-surgical options for pain relief. Other topics that will be discussed, include knee and hip anatomy, arthritis and pain cause, how to get relief, and joint replacement trends. Click here to watch Docs Talk.

Dr. James MacDonald, was featured in the Chespeake Taste: "New Ways to Fix Old Joints" click here to read the artice. 

Dr. James MacDonald, was featured in the Capital News: "Maryland Doctors Using 3D Imaging To Improve Operations" click here to read the article. 

SpecialtiesJoint Replacement hip and knee
Hip and Knee Surgery
Arthritis
AffiliationsAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Maryland Orthopaedic Association
Publications

Abstracts
“Acetabular Revisions Without Bone Graft”
Presented Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, November 11, 2000.

“Perioperative Complications of Spinal Fusion for Thoracic Adolescent
Idiopathic Scoliosis” AAOS, Dallas, February 14, 2002.

“Knee Arthrodesis: Indications and Review of Current Techniques”
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Charleston, SC, April 1, 2003.

Faculty at conference: “Enhanced perioperative medical management for total joint replacement”, Florence, Italy, May, 2014

Manuscripts 

“The Impact of Surgical Technique on Patient Reported Outcome Measures and Early Complications after Total Hip Arthroplasty” J Arthroplasty. 2016. PMID: 27876253

“Incidence, Risk Factors, and Costs for Hospital Returns after Total Joint Replacements” J Arthroplasty. 2016. PMID: 27597429
“Who Is Not a Candidate for a 1-Day Hospital-Based Total Knee Arthroplasty?” J Arthroplasty. 2016. PMID: 27491443
“Do Shorter Lengths of Stay Increase Readmissions after Total Joint Replacements?” Arthroplasty Today. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.artd.2016.05.001
“Potential Fire Hazard of Bone Cement in the Operating Room: A Case Study” The American Journal of Orthopaedics. 2016.
“Predictors of Hospital Length of Stay in an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty” J Arthroplasty. 2016. PMID: 27067175

“Prescription Opioid Use after Total Joint Arthroplasty” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2016. (submitted)
“Patient Satisfaction with Patient Specific Instrumentation for Total Knee Arthroplasty” Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 2016. (submitted)
“What is the Learning Period for Surgeons Transitioning to the Direct Anterior Approach?” Journal of Surgical Education. 2016. (submitted)
“Knee Arthrodesis: Indications and Review of Current Techniques” Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2006.

“Primary Constrained Condylar Knee Arthroplasty Without Stems for the Valgus Knee” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2006.

“Enhanced Perioperative Medical Management for Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients”, book chapter author “Pain control protocols for total joint replacement”, Springer Publishing (in press).

Presentations

“Acetabular Revisions Without Bone Graft” Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, PA, November, 2000.

“Perioperative Complications of Spinal Fusion for Thoracic Adolescent
Idiopathic Scoliosis” AAOS, Dallas, TX, February, 2002.

“Knee Arthrodesis: Indications and Review of Current Techniques”
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Charleston, SC, April, 2003.

“Enhanced Perioperative Medical Management for Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients”, Florence, Italy, May, 2014.

“Patient specific MRI Based Instrumentation for TKR”, Emerging Concepts in Orthopaedic Surgery, Annapolis, MD, 2014.

“The Perfect TKR--Cadaver Demonstration”, Emerging Concepts in Orthopaedic Surgery, Annapolis, MD, 2015.

Author

“Multidisciplinary Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) in Total Joint Replacement: Complication Rates after Improving ERAS to Shorten Patient Length of Stay” American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October, 2015.
“Enhanced Recovery after Surgery in Total Joint Replacement”, Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, February, 2016

“The Impact of Surgical Technique on Operative and Quality of Life Measures after Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty” Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Boca Raton, FL, April, 2016.

“Opioid Use and Pain Control After Total Joint Replacement”, Emerging Concepts in Orthopaedic Surgery, Annapolis, MD, 2016.

“Who is Not a Candidate for a One Day Hospital-based Total Knee Arthroplasty?” Eastern Orthopaedic Association, New Orleans, LA, October, 2016.

“The Cost Implications of Unnecessary Inpatient Days for Medicare Total Joint Replacement Patients Discharging to Rehabilitation Facilities”, Maryland Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, 2017.

Patent

“Customized Process for Facilitating Successful Total Knee Replacement with Outcomes Analysis”, United Kingdom (gov.uk, ipsum search, GB2505067).

Funding/Trials

“A Non-Randomized, Prospective, Cohort Study of Short Term Outcomes following Total Knee Replacement with JOURNEY™ II BCS Total Knee System Compared to Other Non-Smith & Nephew Total Knee Systems in a Physical Therapy Setting”
“A randomized control trial comparing perioperative multi-dose administration of oral vs intravenous acetaminophen for total hip arthroplasty”
“A Prospective randomized trial to examine the effectiveness of KneeMD flexion contracture in total knee arthroplasty patients”
“A Prospective, Non-randomized, Single Cohort, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Clinical Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Using the JOURNEY™ II CR Total Knee System”
“Comparison of operative outcomes and quality of life after total knee replacement surgery: Patient specific vs. standard instrumentation

 
EducationCollege of Holy Cross Medical SchoolGeorgetown University School of Medicine InternshipTemple University Hospital FellowshipHospital for Special Surgery ResidencyTemple University Hospital Board CertificationsAmerican Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery SpecialtyHip and Knee
Joint Replacement
Location(s)Annapolis Office
Millersville Office
Odenton Office
 

Director, AAMC Surgical Quality Forum, 2013-present.

Media appearance 2015: NBC TV news, Washington DC: Interviewed for highest volume/lowest complication rate in region for TKR per medicare data.

“Top Doc” Annapolis: 2009 through 2015.

“Top Doc” Baltimore: 2014.

OSMC Research/Outcome Committee, 2017.

AAMC MHAC Committee, 2015-present.

OSMC Executive Committee, elected 2015.

AAMC Leadership Academy, 2012-2013.

Surgeon lead, TeamSTEPPS for patient safety, 2012.

Introduced image-based custom cutting jigs to AAMC for TKR, 2011.

Clinical Operations Committee, OSMC, 2010-2015.

Coordinator, Arthritis CME Conference for hip/knee surgeons, 2006-present.

University of Rochester, Laboratory Technician, Rochester, NY, 1993-1994.

Ogilvy & Mather Direct, Account Executive, New York, NY, 1989-1993.

 
 

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