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J. Stuart Melvin, MD, is a board- certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement with specific training in anterior approach total hip replacement, custom partial and total knee replacement as well as revision hip and knee replacement. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, as well as an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. His numerous scientific papers have been featured in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Arthroplasty, and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Additionally, Dr. Melvin has authored chapters in orthopaedic textbooks on topics ranging from hip and knee pathology to upper extremity fractures.
Dr. Melvin earned both his Bachelor of Science and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest distinction. As an undergraduate, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In medical school, he belonged to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Melvin went on to complete an internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and returned to North Carolina for fellowship training in both orthopedic trauma at Carolinas Medical Center as well as hip and knee replacement at the world renowned OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center.
With a background that includes both joint replacement and orthopedic trauma, Dr. Melvin brings a unique perspective to his practice at Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He was born and raised in North Carolina and knew from an early age that medicine would be his career. His strong interest in science and math led him to medical school where he rotated through all the specialties, but kept coming back to orthopedics.
Dr. Melvin enjoys the hands-on nature of orthopedic surgery and the tangible results he sees in his patients every day. Easing their pain, restoring their function and quality of life are the best parts of the job. He also greatly values the personal relationships he forms with his patients, getting to know them as individuals and guiding them on the road to recovery.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis. During the college basketball season, you’ll find him rooting for his beloved North Carolina Tar Heels.
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Research and Publications
Smith E, Ibraham G, Scully RD, Siram G, Unger A, Melvin JS. Intraoperative Fluoroscopy Improves Recreation of Femoral offset but not Leg Lengths during Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Orthop Surg Tech. 2020;3:115-119.
Evan Smith, MD, Danny Lee, BS, John Masonis, MD, J. Stuart Melvin, MD “Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthoplasty “in Joint of Bone and Joint Surgery, Volume 8, Issue 3.
J. Stuart Melvin, MD, Louis S. Stryker, MD, Rafael J. Sierra, MD: “Tranexamic Acid in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty- Letter to the Editor.” In: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Volume 24, Number 6, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2016.
J. Stuart Melvin, MD, Louis S. Stryker, MD, Rafael J. Sierra, MD: “Tranexamic Acid in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.” In: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Volume 23, Number 12, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2015.
Colin A. Mudrick, MD, J. Stuart Melvin, MD, Bryan Dr. Springer, MD: “Late Posterior Hip Instability After Lumbar Spinopelvic Fusion.” In: Arthroplasty Today, 2015.
J. Stuart Melvin, MD, Tharun Karthikeyan, MD, Robert Cope, MS, Thomas K. Fehring, MD: “Early Failures in Total Hip Arthroplasty- A Changing Paradigm.” In: The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2014.
J. Stuart Melvin, MD, Nicholas Pulos, MD, Keith Baldwin, MD, MPH, MSPT, Amer Mirza, MD, Michael J. Gardner, MD, Samir Mehta, MD: “An Analysis of the Demographic and Technical Characteristics Associated with Iliac Cortical Perforation During Insertion of Iliosacral Screws..” In: University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, Volume 24, 2014.
Stuart Melvin, MD: Letters to the Editor, Comment on Article, “Cement-in-Cement Revision for Selected Vancouver Type B1 Femoral Periprosthetic Fractures: A Biomechanical Analysis.” In: The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Elsevier Ltd., 2013.
J. Stuart Melvin, Jordan L. Smith, Stephen H. Sims, Joshua C. Patt: “The Use of an Interference Fit Retrograde Nail as an Adjunct to Plate Fixation of a Complex Vancouver B1 Periprosthetic Femoral Fracture.” In: Injury, International Journal of the Care of the Injured 43, Elsevier Ltd., 2012.
J. Stuart Melvin, MD, Paul E. Matuszewski, MD, John Scolaro, MD, Keith Baldwin, MD, MPH, MSPT, Samir Mehta, MD: “The Role of Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis and Management of Femoral Neck Fractures in the Geriatric Patient.” In: Healio Orthopedics, Volume 34, Issue 2, 2011.
J. Stuart Melvin, MD, Samir Mehta, MD: “Patellar Fractures in Adults.” In: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Volume 19, Number 4, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2011.
J. Stuart Melvin, MD, Derek G. Dombroski, MD, Jesse T. Torbert, MD, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, John L. Esterhai, MD, Samir Mehta, MD: “Open Tibial Shaft Fractures: II. Definitive Management and Limb Salvage.” In: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Volume 18, Number 2, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010.
J. Stuart Melvin, MD, Derek G. Dombroski, MD, Jesse T. Torbert, MD, Stephen J. Kovach, MD, John L. Esterhai, MD, Samir Mehta, MD: “Open Tibial Shaft Fractures: I. Evaluation of Initial Wound Management.” In: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Volume 18, Number 1, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010.
J. Stuart Melvin MD, O. Hans Iwenofu MD, Edward J. Fox MD: “Thigh Pain in a 53-year old Woman.” In: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research, Volume 467, Number 6, The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, 2009.
James Stuart Melvin, MD, Kristopher L. Downing, MD, Christian M. Ogilvie, MD: “A Technique for Removal of Broken Cannulated Tricortical Syndesmotic Screws.” In: J Orthop Trauma, Volume 22, Number 9, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.
J. Stuart Melvin, John Dr. MacKenzie, Elliott Nacke, Brian J. Sennett, Lawrence Wells: “MRI of HAGL Lesions: Four Arthroscopically Confirmed Cases of False-Positive Diagnosis.” In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Volume 191, American Roentgen Ray Society, 2008.
J. Stuart Melvin, MD and Lawrence E. Dahners, MD: “A Technique for Correction of Equinus Contracture Using a Wire Fixator and Elastic Tension.” In: J Orthop Trauma, Volume 20, Number 2, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.
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