World Renowned Orthopedics

In the course of over 30 years at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the top-rated hospital for orthopedics in the nation, Dr. Maynard has helped over 20,000 patients chart their course to wellness by providing the best possible care in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.  There is no better guide to assist you in regaining your quality of life.

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Dr. Michael Maynard is a top-rated and board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of sports medicine injuries and advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder, knee, and hip disorders. A 1975 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, he continued his studies with a graduate degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then acquiring his MD from Cornell University Medical College in 1985. He completed his residency training at the Hospital for Special Surgery then completed two fellowship years in joint replacement, sports medicine, and shoulder surgery.

Dr. Maynard has served as the Chief of Orthopedics at Helen Hayes Hospital and at the Bronx VA Hospital, where he was responsible for the education and supervision of the physicians at the Hospital for Special Surgery who provide orthopedic care to patients.

Dr. Maynard believes that no one should have to live their life in constant pain, unable to participate in the work or play that makes life fulfilling. His goal is to help each patient chart a course which guides them to restored performance so they can continue to be the heroes of their own stories. Call to set up an appointment today and let Dr. Maynard chart your course to wellness.

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Hip Replacement Via the “Bikini Line”

This technique, invented in Switzerland and perfected in Belgium, is now being offered in America. Michael J Maynard MD, a master orthopedic surgeon at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery, has brought this minimally invasive and aesthetically pleasing procedure here from Europe. This procedure uses a small incision in the groin crease to insert the hip replacement prosthesis. It eliminates the risk of fracture posed by the mechanical apparatus currently used by most surgeons to manipulate the leg for the performance of the anterior approach. It also drastically reduces the need for x-ray exposure. These significant improvements are realized while maintaining the benefits of superior cosmesis and speedier recovery compared with all other alternative approaches to the performance of hip replacement surgery.

COSMETICALLY-CONSCIOUSAnterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

This basis of this technique, which utilizes a novel means of preparation and fixation of hamstring tendon graft in substitution for damaged ACL tissue, was first introduced in Belgium and later perfected by surgeons in France. Michael J Maynard MD has brought this minimally invasive technique to America and has optimized it as a “cosmetically conscious” technique. Small incisions are placed in the natural skin tension lines (also known as Langer’s lines) to procure and install a hamstring tendon graft to replace or reconstruct an injured ACL. The short term benefit is that there is much less pain and disability during recovery when compared with patella tendon and other forms of hamstring autografts. A typical patient is smiling and walking in a brace, without crutches, three days after surgery! The long term benefit is that scar lines seem to disappear over time.

Biologics From Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) to Stem Cells
to Amniotic Cells to Botox and Beyond

The universe of biologic tissue applications in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury and disease is advancing rapidly throughout the world. These interventions can often cure problems such as muscle, ligament, tendon, bone, cartilage and skin damage. In arthritic conditions, the need for reconstructive surgery can be significantly delayed or eliminated altogether. Michael J Maynard MD has assembled a broad offering of the finest advanced biologic techniques together in one place. Each patient receives the most advanced biologic treatment available personalized for their particular disorder and under the supervision of a master orthopedic surgeon.


We make it a priority to minimize scarring and keep your body looking like your body.

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