Dr. Elton Strauss

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Elton Strauss, MD, FACS, FABOS is a senior member of the academic faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics. His academic rank is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Associate Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Strauss has been in practice for over 36 years, during which time, he has dedicated himself to the treatment of the most difficult cases of hip and knee joint arthritis and fractures. As a tertiary referral physician, many of the surgeon's in the tri-state area refer their most complicated cases to his service. Dr. Strauss has shown his expertise in performing reconstructive procedures involving the most modern techniques. These include the use of uncemented implants, allograft materials for structural support, and state of the art metal prostheses.

His excellence in these two areas has gained him admittance by peer approval to the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, as well as the Orthopedic Trauma Association. Qualifications to enter these two societies are recommendations from colleagues in the field. Dr. Strauss is Board Certified and has passed examinations given by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has received the additional honor of being admitted to the Academic Orthopaedic Association. A society of the highest respect in academic orthopaedics.

Dr. Strauss has performed a great number of primary and revision total joint replacements of both the hip and knee. He is one of the principle surgeons at Mount Sinai who is using ceramic total hips. As a reconstructive surgeon, he has performed multiple surgical procedures for fractures as well as the complications of nonunion and malunion. These include fractures of the upper and lower extremity. Problems such as hip and knee joint infections and osteomyletis are subspecialties that he has treated a multitude of patients from the United States and international Countries.

He has expertise in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. Reconstructive surgery of those joints has been one of his specialties.

As an additional honor, he has been named the Associate Chief of the Orthopedic Geriatric Hip Fracture Service at Mount Sinai. For his work in geriatric medicine the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has recognized him by being asked to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Aging. In May 2001 he gave one of the keynote addresses on the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee to the American Geriatric Society meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Strauss has been recognized by many national societies in peer review journals and textbooks. His use of low intensity ultrasound use in treatment of acute fracture, delayed and nonunions has been reported at many national and international meetings. This technique, that had its early pioneer work at Mount Sinai, is used to enhance fracture and nonunion.

Orthopedic surgery has been involved in the many advances in computer-assisted, robotic-assisted and navigational and image-guided technology. The future for these procedures is at our fingertips. Recently, Dr. Strauss participated in two international seminars that were instrumental in the release of a navigational hip replacement and computer-assisted reconstruction device of the femur. Both of these technologies will have their home at Mount Sinai and will be integrated in Dr. Strauss' technique in hip replacement surgery, and in the near future in knee replacement as well.

Imagine opening the shell of an egg without disturbing the inner environment. The use of technology is available and will enhance our already excellent results in joint replacement. This high-tech procedure and others are being developed in conjunction with the minimally invasive surgical service at Mount Sinai.

The orthopedic geriatric service at the Mount Sinai Medical Center is a multi-disciplinary team of physicians and workers in other fields necessary for the care of the geriatric patient. This unique concept addresses the orthopedic problems as well as the medical and social issues of the patient with musculoskeletal disease. Patients with fractured hips or joint replacements are placed on this service. The concept has received national and international acclaim. It continues to work diligently to improve the outcomes of the geriatric patient, especially those who have suffered an acute fractured hip.

Dr. Strauss is part of the Academic Orthopedic Department at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is available to see patients at his office adjacent to the hospital. Please do not hesitate to call for a consultation. Most insurance policies are honored.

Professional Honors

  • Orthopaedic Consultant to the Wound Care Center, Osteomyelitis Division
  • Chief of Osteomyelitis Service Department of Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Consultant to the Sickle Cell Treatment Center
  • Orthopaedic Consultant to the Gaucher Disease Treatment Center
  • Chief of Adult Reconstruction and Problem Fracture Clinic
  • Chief of Orthopaedic Geriatrics/ Co-Director Ortho-Geriatric Service
  • Chief Orthopedic Trauma Emeritus & Adult Reconstructive Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Schools
  • Professor Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor Department of Geriatrics & Adult Development
  • Fellow American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow International College Society
  • Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • Chairman American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Committee on Aging
  • Voted a Top Doctor in NY Metro Area Castle Connolly Guide
  • US News and World Report Best Doctor
  • Founding Member of Homeland Security

Community Honors

  • “Man of the Year” award, Roslyn NY Little League
  • “Community Service” award, Roslyn NY Little League
  • Voted Top Doctor Castle Connolly Metro NY for 15 Years
  • US News World Report Best Doctors
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Dr. Elton Strauss

Elton Strauss, MD, FACS, FABOS

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Dr. Elton Strauss

Education & Training

  • Medical: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, 1971-1974
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, 1976-1979

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
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