Outpatient Total Joint Replacement in Richmond, VA

January 14, 2021
Dr Wind is excited to announce to patients the option of outpatient total joint replacement in 2021.  Over the last two years more and more patients have been discharged from the hospital same day after joint replacement surgery. Read more

Resuming surgery after COVID-19

April 30, 2020
No one could possibly have imagined the events that have taken place in the last several months both in Virginia and around the world.  The changes to work and everyday life have been unprecedented. Read more

Welcome to the new website

January 13, 2020
Welcome to the new website launched in January 3, 2020.  We hope you find the website helpful and informative.  We anticipate adding additional sections soon on Robotic Surgery for the hip and knee.   We look forward to serving you! Read more

Outpatient Total Joint Replacement in Richmond VA

November 5, 2018
Over the last 5 years, there has been a growing trend in the United States towards moving total joint replacement surgery to an outpatient procedure (patient goes home on the same day as surgery). This is typically done for younger and healthy patients. Read more

What’s new in Total Joint Replacement in Richmond VA

October 5, 2018
The last year has seen many advancements in total joint care for our patients here in Richmond, VA. Our total joint team at OrthoVirginia and Johnston-Willis Hospital has been working diligently to provide better outcomes for our patients. Read more

Anterior Total Hip Replacement in 2016

January 18, 2017
2016 saw the continued popularity of the anterior approach total hip replacement here in Richmond, VA. Read more

2016 Year in Review

January 18, 2017
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of patients who placed their trust in me and my team in 2016. This past year was an extremely busy year for our practice. I am fortunate to have excellent staff who provide world-class treatment for our patients. Read more

Minimally Invasive Anterior Total Hip Replacement in Richmond, VA

February 27, 2016
It has been nearly 5 years since we began a minimally invasive anterior total hip program at Johnston-Willis Hospital. I would like to give some feedback to the community and patients on the results. Read more

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery in Richmond- 2015 Update

February 2, 2016
We began the arthroscopic hip surgery program at Johnston-Willis Hospital in 2010. At the time, there was little interest or recognition in the Richmond region about the nature of non-arthritic hip pain. In our first year, we performed 12 arthroscopic hip surgeries. In 2015, that number had grown to nearly 150, far and away the most in Central Virginia. Read more

Updates on Our Team – 2016

February 2, 2016
We need to officially update the website. However, I would like to update our patients on the status of our outstanding team of patient care specialists. Read more

Total Knee Replacement in Richmond – 2016 Updates for our patients

February 2, 2016
As our population ages, we have seen a steady increase in demand for the life-changing procedure of total knee replacement (arthroplasty). In 2012, we began to look at significant changes that could improve the outcomes of our many knee replacement patients. Our goal was to make the surgery minimally invasive with quicker recovery and better long term outcomes. We made several changes which have significantly improved the knee replacement experience of our patients. Read more

MAKO Robot up and going for joint replacement in Richmond VA

June 12, 2014
The MAKO robot is up and going at Chippenham Medical Center. I have already performed multiple total hip and partial knee replacements with the assistance of the MAKO robot. The results have been outstanding. Read more

MAKOPLASTY – A Synopsis Of Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

June 6, 2014
MAKOPLASTY is a revolutionary technology in the field of joint replacement. The procedure involves using a robotic arm to assist the surgeon in joint replacement surgery. I would like to give a brief overview of the procedure here to educate patients on this option in joint replacement. We are currently in the process of building a Makoplasty section into the website. Read more

MAKO Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement

May 5, 2014
I am very excited to announce that CJW Medical Center has become the first and only hospital in Central Virginia to offer patients robotic assisted surgery for joint replacement. The MAKO Robotic Arm was purchased 2 weeks ago and is now a permanent option for joint replacement patients at CJW. Read more

Walk Strong Foundation – Veracruz, Mexico

May 28, 2013
Recently, I had the privilege to participate in an outstanding endeavor. I received a call from Dr Michael Christie in early April of this year requesting that I join him and his team in Mexico. Dr Christie was the director of my joint replacement fellowship in Nashville, TN (Southern Joint Replacement Institute). The project that he and others began is the Walk Strong Foundation. Read more

Hip Arthroscopy in 2012

March 3, 2013
Our hip arthroscopy practice continued to grow in 2012. In this calendar year, we performed over 100 arthroscopic and minimally invasive hip procedures. We were able to treat multiple Division I athletes from local universities as well as numerous local high school athletes. Read more

Hip Arthroscopy Patients: What are the presenting symptoms?

November 29, 2012
A recurrent question that I am asked by patients and primary care physicians is “who is a candidate for hip arthroscopy?” I think the real question being posed is “What types of symptoms do you see in patients who benefit from arthroscopic surgery of the hip?” Read more

Experiences with Anterior Total Hip Replacement

September 30, 2012
Wow…’s been nearly a year since we began performing anterior hip replacements at Johnston-Willis Hospital. I made a commitment to this new technique in an attempt to shorten the recovery period for patients after hip replacement. The hospital has also made a significant commitment by purchasing a dedicated Hana Table (specifically designed for anterior total hip replacement). We have also developed a dedicated team in the operating room which dramatically improves patient outcomes. So, now with much more experience what have I seen and what conclusions can we make? Read more

Western Australia AOA Annual Meeting

September 11, 2012
Recently I was fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the annual meeting of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (Western Australia branch). The meeting this year was at the Westin Resort in Bali, Indonesia. I was also able to catch up with several orthopedic colleagues while visiting Perth as well. Read more

Pain Control After Total Knee Arthroplasty (Replacement) – How Are We Improving?

August 1, 2012
A patient recently submitted this comment:

“I have heard that recovery after a total knee is VERY painful. What has been done in the last 5-10 years to improve on this problem?”

This is an excellent question and fortunately the answer is “a lot.” Read more

Longevity Of Total Hip Replacements – It May Be In The Poly

July 11, 2012
One of the questions that I am repeatedly asked when discussing hip replacement is “how long is this prosthetic joint going to last?” I would say that’s a very pertinent question for patients. Especially at a time when younger and younger patients are looking at the possibility of joint replacement and want to maintain an active lifestyle. Read more

Welcome to the Website and Blog

July 4, 2012
Welcome to this blog and the launch of our website. I hope that you find the website helpful in learning a little more about me, my team, and the services that we can provide to our patients. It is an honor to be able to work with patients from the Richmond area where I was raised. Read more

Dr. Wind discusses Partial Knee Replacement on NBC HealthBreak

June 27, 2012
Watch a video of Dr. Wind’s appearance. Learn more

Dr. Wind discusses Hip Arthroscopy on NBC HealthBreak

June 27, 2012
Watch a video of Dr. Wind’s appearance. Learn more