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William E. Carpenter, M.D.fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon

William E. Carpenter, M.D. is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement. Dr. Carpenter graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center and completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency at Emory University. Dr. Carpenter completed his Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at New York University’s (NYU) Hospital for Joint Disease and the Insall Scott Kelly (ISK) Institute in New York City, NY. While in New York, Dr. Carpenter received extensive training in robotic hip and knee joint replacements, earning certifications in both procedures. He also specialized in minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacements and outpatient joint replacements.

Dr. Carpenter holds active memberships with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR). He has published multiple Orthopaedic articles and is a frequent presenter on innovations in joint replacement technique at conferences nationwide. In addition to his clinical research interests, he has written numerous book chapters focusing on Orthopaedic care in the emergency room setting. Dr. Carpenter’s other interests include golf, fly fishing, wakeboarding, snowboarding and Auburn football.

Education & Training

  • New York University (NYU) Hospital for Joint Disease – New York City, New York
    • Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Insall Scott Kelly Institute – New York City, New York
    • Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Emory University – Atlanta, GA
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Internship
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Physician
  • University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio, TX
    • Doctorate of Medicine
    • GPA: 3.95
  • Auburn University – Auburn, AL
    • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Summa Cum Laude
  • Reicher Catholic High School – Waco, TX

Medical Licensures

  • Tennessee State Medical License
  • New York State Medical License

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)

Honors & Awards

  • Second Place Resident Research Award – Emory University Department of Orthopaedics Kelly Day “Impact of Insurance Status on Ability to Return for Outpatient Management of  Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures” Fletcher N, Sirmon B, Mansour A, Carpenter W, Ward L.
  • MSP Scholarship for Academics – University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Departmental Scholarship for the College of Science and Mathematics – Auburn University
  • Dean’s List for Academic Achievement – Auburn University
  • Outstanding Sophomore for the College of Science and Mathematics - Auburn University
  • Outstanding Freshman for the College of Science and Mathematics - Auburn University

Research Publications

  1. Carpenter W, Hamilton D, Luthringer T, Buchalter D, Schwarzkopf R. “The Evolution of Cement Fixation in Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Surgical Technology International. 2019; 35. PMID 31524280.
  2. Gottschalk M, Carpenter W, Hiza E, Reisman W, Roberson J. “Humeral Shaft Fracture Fixation: Incidence Rates and Complications as Reported by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II Candidates.” 2016; 98 (17) e71:1-8 PMID: 27605696
  3. Fletcher N, Sirmon B, Mansour A, Carpenter W, Ward L. “Impact of Insurance Status on Ability to Return for Outpatient Management of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures.” Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. 2016; 10(5): 421-7. PMID: 27562575
  4. Carpenter W, Lam D, Toney G, Weintraub N, Qin W. “Zinc, Copper, and Blood Pressure: Human Population Studies.” Medical Science Monitor. 2013; 19:1-8. PMID: 23291705

Research Projects

  1. Buchalter, D, Carpenter W, Gabor J, Macaulay W, Long W, Schwarzkopf R. “Does Engagement in an Electronic Patient Rehabilitation Application Predict Outcomes After Total Hip Arthroplasty?.” Manuscript submitted for publication.
  2. Buchalter, D, Carpenter W, Gabor J, Macaulay W, Long W, Schwarzkopf R. “Does Engagement in an Electronic Patient Rehabilitation Application Predict Outcomes After Total Knee Arthroplasty?.” Manuscript submitted for publication.
  3. Premkumar A, Gebrelul A, Gottschalk M, Sirmon B, Carpenter W, Roberson J, Erens G, Bradbury T. “Predictors for Delayed Discharge after Total Joint Arthroplasty.” Pending submission.
  4. Carpenter W, Padilla J, Davidovitch R, Schwarzkopf R. “Risk Factors for Periprosthetic Femur Fractures.” Pending submission.
  5. Runner R, Carpenter W, Mueller C, Gottschalk M, Seiler J, Roberson J, Wright G, Bradbury T. “How Does Joint Arthroplasty Affect Return to Golf?” Pending submission.
  6. Carpenter W, Orland K, Spitzer A, Fletcher N. “Lateral Condylar Humerus Fractures: The Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Delayed Treatment and Resultant Complications.” Pending submission.

Presentations

  1. Fletcher N, Sirmon B, Mansour A, Carpenter W, Ward L.Impact of Insurance Status on Ability to Return for Outpatient Management of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures.” Podium Presentation.  Kelly Day Society Annual Meeting, June 2015; Atlanta, GA.
  2. Premkumar A, Gebrelul A, Gottschalk M, Sirmon B, Carpenter W, Roberson J, Erens G, Bradbury T. “Predictors for Delayed Discharge after Total Joint Arthroplasty.” Podium Presentation. AAOS Annual Meeting, March 2016; Orlando, FL.
  3. Premkumar A, Gebrelul A, Gottschalk M, Sirmon B, Carpenter W, Roberson J, Erens G, Bradbury T. “Predictors for Delayed Discharge after Total Joint Arthroplasty.” Podium Presentation. Georgia Orthopaedic Society Meeting, September  2016; Sea Island, GA.
  4. Gottschalk M, Carpenter W, Hiza E, Reisman W, Roberson J. “Humeral Shaft Fracture Fixation: Incidence Rates and Complications as Reported by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II Candidates.” Podium Presentation.  Kelly Day Society Annual Meeting, June 2016; Atlanta, GA. 
  5. Carpenter W, Orland K, Spitzer A, Fletcher N. “Lateral Condylar Humerus Fractures: The Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Delayed Treatment and Resultant Complications.” Podium Presentation. Kelly Day Society Annual Meeting, June 2018; Atlanta, GA.

Book Chapters

  1. Femoral Shaft Fractures. In: The Evaluation of the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient: A Residents Perspective. (In process) Carpenter W, Ahearn B, Reisman W.
  2. Periprosthetic Femur Fractures. In: The Evaluation of the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient: A Residents Perspective. (In process) Runner R, Carpenter W, Shau D, Roberson J.
  3. Clavicle Fractures. In: The Evaluation of Orthopaedic Trauma Patient: A Residents Perspective. (In process) Carpenter W, Ahearn B, Reisman W.

Educational Videos

  1. Carpenter W. “Surgical Technique for Four Compartment Fasciotomies.” University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Anatomy Series. 2013.
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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
  • Auburn University
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Emory University - Leading Research University in Atlanta GA
  • New York University
  • Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine