Dr. William Postma, MD

Dr. William Postma, MD

Dr. William Postma, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Fax: (202) 444-7804

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Specialties
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Conditions I Treat
  • achilles tendon injuries
  • achilles tendonitis
  • achilles tendonosis
  • acl injuries
  • acromioclavicular fracture
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Procedures I Perform
  • acl repair
  • arthroscopy of elbow
  • arthroscopy of hip
  • total knee replacement, age greater than 50
  • total knee replacement, age less than 50
About the Provider

Dr. Postma is the Chief of Sports Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery. His areas of specialty include arthroscopy of the knee, hip, and shoulder with an emphasis on ACL and knee ligamentous reconstruction, hip arthroscopy and labral repair procedures, Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), and rotator cuff tears.

Dr. Postma serves as the Team Physician for Georgetown University Athletic Department and as such treats a variety of athletes from high school to the professional level. He additionally is heavily integrated with the Medstar Georgetown Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program and is the Vice Chairman of Education. He is also involved in the Georgetown University School of Medicine where he serves as the Clerkship Director of Surgical Subspecialties and the Clerkship Director of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. William Postma is an empathetic and dedicated Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine specialist serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Dr. Postma is an alumnus of the Medical University of South Carolina where he earned his medical degree. He completed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He, then completed his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Dr. Postma is fluent in English and Spanish. He conducts his appointments with the personalized care and attention that he would expect for his own family.

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Education
  • Fellowship Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2012)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2011)
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina (2006)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Publications
  • http://www.arthroscopytechniques.org/article/S2212-6287(14)00113-3/fulltext#mmc1
  • http://jbjs.org/content/95/7/661
  • Kotler J, Bodendorfer B, Postma WF. Tibial plateau fracture following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone allograft. JBJS Case Connector. 5/23/18.
  • Kern MJ, Murray RS, Sherman T, Postma WF. Incidence of Nerve Injury After Hip Arthroscopy. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. In Press
  • Bordendorfer B, Curely A, Kotler J, Ryan J, Jejurikar N, Kumar A, Postma WF. Outcomes After Operative and Non-Operative Treatment of Proximal Hamstring Repairs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2017.
  • Kern M, Love D, Cotter E, Postma WF. Quadruple-Bundle Semitendinosus-Gracilis Graft Technique for All-Inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery: Arthroscopy Techniques. In Press
  • Pelton MA, Curley A, Postma WF. (2017)- Posterior Cruciate Ligament: Injury, Diagnosis, and Management. Ann Sports Med Res 4(4): 1112.
  • Sherman TI, Letzetler J, Ryan JM, Schectel J, Postma WF. Large Synovial Chondroma of the Infratpatellar Pat Pad: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Progress in Orthopaedic Science 2016 2 (3) 23-29.
  • Bodendorfer BM, Hawken JB, Postma WF (2016) Primary Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Review of the Literature. J Orth Rhe Sp Med 1(3): 111.
  • Churchill RW, Sherman TI, Carpiniello M, Postma WF. The Approach to Fifth Metatarsal Fractures in Athletes. Clin Res Foot Ankle 2016 4:181.
    O’Malley K, Rubinstein A, Postma W. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: UnderstandingCurrent Risk Factors. Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. 2015 Novermber 10: 1(3).
  • Golshani K, Davis W, Postma WF. High Tibial Osteotomy for the Varus Knee.OA Sports Medcine. In Press.
  • Sherman TI, Marcel JJ, Postma WF. Management of a Large Acetabular Chondrolabral Injury in a Young Patient with Femoroacetabular Impingement. Arthroscopy Techniques: Companion Arthroscopy. Dec 8, 2014.
  • Postma WF, West RV. Current Concepts Review: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury-Prevention Programs. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery AM. 2013; 95:661-9.
  • Goodwin D, Postma W. Patellar Instability. OA Sports Medicine 2013 Ap 01: 1(1):5.
  • Postma WF, Vyas D, Colvin A, Musahl V, Harner CD. Clinical Outcomes Following Isolated Lateral Meniscal Surgery. Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal: 2012
  • Postma WF, Shu D, Middleton K, Muller B, Fu F. Current Concepts of Anatomic ACL Reconstruction. Chinese Journal of Endoscopy; 2012
  • Haleem-Smith H, Argintar E, Bush C, Hampton D, Postma WF, Chen FH, Rimington T, Lamb J, Tuan RS. Biological Responses of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Titanium Wear Debris Particles. Journal of Orthopaedic Research: 2011
In the News

ACL Tear and Repairs: Giving Patients Better Outcomes - MyGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Fall 2017)

Hip Procedure Relieves Pain, Postpones Replacement for Some - MyGeorgetownMD - Health Newsletter (Fall 2013)

Dr. Postma discusses RG3's recovery process - WJLA - Jan 2013

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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center Ground Floor
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: (202) 444-8766
    Fax: (202) 444-7804

  • 5454 Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 1100
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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  • 6858 Old Dominion Drive
    Suite 200
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
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    Phone: (202) 444-8766
    Fax: 202-444-7804

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Awards
  • Top Doctor 2018-Washingtonian
  • Marquis Who's Who Award
  • 2016 Medical Honoree Jingle Bell Run
  • Chief of Sports Medicine-MGUH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Kenmore Award-Outstanding Teaching MGUH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2015
  • Leadership Award-MGUH 2009
  • Synthes Resident Teacher Award-2008, 2009, 2010