Meet Dr. Junius


Born and raised in New Orleans, Dr. William Junius, MD has a passion for healing his patients with innovative and minimally invasive technologies. As an athlete himself, Dr. Junius understands the physical and mental toll that injuries have on his patients. His goal is to help his patients get back onto the court or field as quickly, safely, and smoothly as possible.

Dr. Junius began his athletic career in high school where he set state records in javelin and eventually earned an athletic scholarship to Tulane University. During his college athletic career, he qualified for the Olympic Trials in 1996 but sadly was unable to perform due to injury. Despite this setback, Dr. Junius continued to excel academically and graduated summa cum laude from Tulane. He also earned the Gerald M. Gussack M.D. award for graduating first in his class in Cell and Molecular Biology.

After recovering from his injury, Dr. Junius was inspired to pursue orthopedics at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. After scoring in the 97th percentile on his national board exam, he earned a residency position at John Peter Smith Hospital in Forth Worth, Texas. Dr. Junius returned to New Orleans after completing his orthopedic training as a physician partner at Audubon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine from 2006 to 2010. In 2011, he was inspired to establish Crescent City Orthopedics to provide the best patient care possible to the people of the Greater New Orleans area. Under his leadership, Crescent City Orthopedics expanded rapidly and eventually merged with The Bone and Joint Center of Metairie in 2015. Today, Dr. Junius continues to practice at Crescent City Orthopedics, which offers on-site digital x-rays, physical therapy, and MRI services.

After earning a sub-specialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine, Dr. Junius has made it his goal to provide treatment options not commonly offered to the New Orleans community. Dr. Junius has the most experience in the region with partial knee replacement and Mako robotic assisted joint replacement. He has been performing partial knee replacement surgery since 2008 and Mako knee replacement since 2018 and performs several hundred of these procedures annually. Partial knee replacement is a minimally invasive alternative to a total knee replacement which has been proven to reduce recovery time, risk of complications and provide a more natural range of motion. Dr. Junius worked for over 4 years as a consultant for Zimmer Biomet educating U.S. and Canadian Orthopedic Surgeons on the use of the Oxford Partial Knee Replacement. Because of Dr. Junius’ extensive expertise with both partial knee replacement and Mako robotic surgery, he has been selected by Stryker Orthopedics to assist with the education of surgeons in robotic partial knee replacement surgery.

Another area of sub-specialization for Dr. Junius is Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement. This method of hip replacement avoids damaging the muscular structures around the hip joint which, not only allows a faster recovery than traditional methods, but also allows the patient to avoid “hip precautions” immediately after surgery. This allows most patients to be discharged early from the hospital and walk normally typically within days to weeks after surgery. Dr. Junius also performs physician education on this advanced surgical technique for Medtronic all around the country.

Dr. Junius works hard to help New Orleanians be as active and healthy as possible by making state-of-the-art techniques available locally. When he’s not helping his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children in their New Orleans home.