Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery in Stamford, CT & NYC

Welcome to the Practice of Alexander McLawhorn, MD

With offices in NYC and Stamford, Dr. McLawhorn’s patients have convenient access to world-class care. Dr. McLawhorn is committed to evidence-based care, leveraging the latest in medical research to tailor treatments to patients’ individual needs. Dr. McLawhorn emphasizes customized joint replacement care to help you get back to your active life faster.


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Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement is the surgical reconstruction of the hip joint using prosthetic components.

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Hip Resurfacing

Hip resurfacing involves resurfacing the ball of the hip joint and replacing the socket with artificial parts.

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Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement is the surgical reconstruction of the knee joint using prosthetic components.

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Partial Knee Replacement

Partial knee replacement involves the removal of only the damaged bone and cartilage in the knee and selective resurfacing with prosthetic parts.

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Computer-Assisted Joint Replacement

Computer-assisted surgery techniques enable more accurate and reproducible joint replacement results.

Office Details

Office Hours

MON: 9:00am – 4:30pm
TUE: 9:00am – 4:30pm
WED: 9:00am – 4:30pm
THU: 9:00am – 4:30pm
FRI: 9:00am – 4:30pm


HSS Stamford
1 Blachley Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD

Specialist in minimally invasive joint replacement.

Dr. Alexander McLawhorn provides individualized care to active adults who require joint replacement. He performs over 600 of these procedures every year. He uses the latest techniques, technologies, and implants to help his patients achieve their goals for recovery.

Dr. McLawhorn has particular expertise in direct anterior total hip replacement (THR), including the "bikini incision", robot and computer-assisted hip replacement, hip resurfacing, and rapid-recovery joint replacement. He is among the nation's most experienced surgeons for robot-assisted direct anterior approach THR, performing more than 400 of these surgeries annually. In 2022, Dr. McLawhorn was recognized as the top surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery by volume and experience for joint replacement in New York State, and he was named the “best value” for joint replacement in New York City, achieving the best outcomes for his patients.

Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD
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Treatment Options for Childhood Hip Necrosis

Childhood hip necrosis, also known as Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, is a condition where the blood supply to the hip joint is temporarily disrupted. It can cause ...

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Dr. McLawhorn’s commitment to evidence-based treatments is furthered through his continued research efforts.

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Dr. McLawhorn has received national and international recognition for his research, and has earned multiple awards & grants.



Dr. McLawhorn is frequently invited to present his research both nationally and internationally.

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HSS Main Hospital Building, 3rd Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021


Office Hours

MON: 9:00am – 4:30pm
TUE: 9:00am – 4:30pm
WED: 9:00am – 4:30pm
THU: 9:00am – 4:30pm
FRI: 9:00am – 4:30pm

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