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Joseph C. McCarthy, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement Orthopaedic Surgeon

Lecturer on Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. McCarthy is a past President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and has served on the Board of Directors for the Hip Society and is an active member of various other orthopaedic organizations.

Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Hip arthroscopy
Revision total hip arthroplasty
Revision total knee arthroplasty
Total hip arthroplasty
Total knee arthroplasty
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Waltham: Mass General West
Medical Education
MD, Georgetown University
Residency, Tufts Medical Center
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. McCarthy is Vice Chairman of Orthopedics at MGH and Director of the Center for Joint Reconstructive Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. McCarthy specializes in total joint arthroplasty and hip arthroscopy. After earning his MD from Georgetown University Medical School, Dr. McCarthy completed an internship in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, residencies in general and orthopaedic surgery at Tufts New England Medical Center and a fellowship in Reconstructive Joint Surgery at MGH. He participates in residency training programs for orthopaedic residents from Harvard Medical School and Tufts University.

Active in numerous professional societies, Dr. McCarthy is past President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation. He has been on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Education Committee for the Hip Society and is an active member of many other orthopaedic organizations. He is currently President of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy.

Dr. McCarthy has authored 13 book chapters, three textbooks, published more than 50 peer reviewed articles and currently serves as a consultant reviewer for a number of orthopaedic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He earned the prestigious AAOS Aufranc Award in 2001, the Frank Stinchfield Award in 2007 and has given hundreds of scientific presentations nationally and internationally.

See Dr. McCarthy's presentation on Advances in Hip Arthroscopy.


Co-investigator: Harris Joint Registry at MGH.

Co-investigator: Evaluation of the Wear of Vitamin E Polyethylene Components of Primary THA Using Radiostereometric Analysis.

Principal Investigator: Clinical Outcomes Following Hip Arthroscopy Mean 10 year follow-up on patients who have had hip arthroscopy correlating clinical outcomes with surgical findings.

Principle Investigator: Proximal ITB Recession for Treatment of ITB tendonopathy and trochanteric bursitis.


McCarthy JC, Jarrett BT, Ojeifo O, Lee JA, Bragdon CR. What Factors Influence Long-term Survivorship After Hip Arthroscopy? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Sep 25.

Joseph C. Mccarthy, MD, on "Combined hip arthroscopy and limited open osteochondroplasty for anterior femoroacetabular impingement" by John C. Clohisy, MD, et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Jul 21;92(8):e8.

McCarthy JC, Jibodh SR, Lee JA. The role of arthroscopy in evaluation of painful hip arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Jan;467(1):174-80.

Crawford MJ, Dy CJ, Alexander JW, Thompson M, Schroder SJ, Vega CE, Patel RV, Miller AR, McCarthy JC, Lowe WR, Noble PC. The 2007 Frank Stinchfield Award. The biomechanics of the hip labrum and the stability of the hip. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Dec;465:16-22.

McCarthy JC, Lee JA. Complex revision total hip arthroplasty with modular stems at a mean of 14 years. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Dec;465:166-9.

2011 AOA - Austrian Swiss German (ASG) Traveling Fellows

The Austrian, Swiss, German Traveling Fellowship is a program that was started in 1978 when the Austrian, Swiss and German Orthopaedic Associations sponsored a tour for four young orthopaedic surgeons to travel to Britain, the United States and Canada. In 1984, the American Orthopaedic Association became involved. Now one Austrian, one Swiss and two German orthopaedists tour during odd years, and one Canadian, one British and two American orthopeadists tour during even years.

Joseph McCarthy for Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Dr. Joseph McCarthy for Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Orthopaedic Associates
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Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3B
Boston, MA 02114-2696

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