William Lackey, MD

Dr. Lackey empowers his patients to get back in the game.

Dr. William Lackey
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Lackey is committed to providing state of the art treatment options for all forms of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions. He treats conditions involving sports injuries, trauma, fractures, hand conditions, foot and ankle problems, arthritis, spine conditions, overuse conditions, and work-related injuries.

His goal is to exhaust all conservative treatment options prior to recommending surgical intervention to his patients. As part of his commitment to natural and conservative treatment, he offers in house physical therapy at all of his facilities. His primary goal is a quick return to symptom-free normal function with minimal interruption of a patient’s normal daily or athletic routine.

Dr. Lackey specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques and joint preservation procedures. His areas of surgical expertise include sports-related shoulder and knee injuries, traumatic conditions, hand, foot and ankle injuries, hip conditions, and joint preservation and reconstruction procedures.

Dr. Lackey is a recipient of the John Lachman Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics. He is active in treating everything from the active or arthritic patient to the competitive athelete. Dr. Lackey is a member of the National Ski Patrol and is certified in Outdoor Emergency Medical Management. He currently has active medical priviledges at several Manhattan and Brooklyn Hospitals.


Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Ranawat Orthopaedic Research Center Lenox Hill Hospital, August 2003 – July 2004
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Temple University Hospital, June 1999 – June 2003
General Surgery Internship, Temple University Hospital, June 1998-June 1999
M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, August 1994 – May 1998
B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, August 1992 – August 1994
M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, August 1990 – May 1992
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, August 1986 – May 1990


Two year follow up on the rotating platform total knee arthroplasty: Performed a two year follow up to determine the radiographic parameters, patient function, and knee function after performing a P.F.C. Sigma rotating platform total knee arthroplasty. X-rays were evaluated using the Knee Society Roentgenographic Evaluation and Scoring System. Functional score and knee score were evaluated using the Knee Society Clinical Rating System.

In vitro grip simulation: Redesigned an arrangement of pneumatic driven actuators used to simulate intrinsic minus grip in cadaver arms.

Force analysis across the wrist: Analyzed the force transfer down the dorsal and volar cortices of the intact distal radius in varying degrees of wrist flexion/extension and at varying grip strengths. This information was used to study the mechanism of injury and instabilities of distal dorsally comminuted radius fractures.

Stability analysis of distal dorsally comminuted radius fractures: Performed wedge osteotomies of varying thickness on the distal dorsal surface of the radius to simulate comminuted fractures. At various grip strengths and wrist positions the forces, displacement, and angulation were measured at the simulated fracture site. This data was then used to determine the radiographic criterion for fracture instability, how it varies with wrist position, and what passive and active restrictions should be placed on these patients.





Review from Jenny F

Source: Zocdoc | Jan 27, 2021

He's very upfront and direct, yet approachable and professional. He tells you exactly what is wrong and all your different options.

Review from Rex S

Source: Zocdoc | Jan 11, 2021

He was great and knew what was wrong as well as taking preventive measures. As some have mentioned there was a wait but they have free WiFi so it didn't bother me. Great experience.

Review from Jennifer S

Source: Zocdoc | Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Lackey is amazing but he does keep you waiting a long time.

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