David Menche M.D.

picture_davidDr. Menche graduated M.D. with Honors from the New York University School of Medicine, served a general surgical internship at Beth Israel Hospital and an orthopaedic surgical residency at The Hospital for Joint Diseases. He completed the Henry W. Frauenthal Traveling Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Gothenberg, Sweden and an A-O International Trauma Fellowship in Switzerland.

Dr. Menche is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Medical Center. He is a Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a founding member of the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Society  and Former Chief Orthopeadic Surgeon, US Tennis Open.

Recently, he has been named Chairman of the Board of Motion PT Group, a sports medicine, physical and occupational therapy organization that is poised for rapid growth over the next 36 months.


  • About the Knee
    The knee has the difficult task of transferring the load of the body while at the same time having the freedom to allow rapid change of direction and speed.
  • The Meniscus
    Knee meniscal cartilage tears represent the most common knee problem leading to surgery in America. Meniscus damage can occur with activities of daily living without specific trauma, as well as trauma that occurs in sport or the work place.
  • Repairing Articular Cartilage
    The glistening white tissue that cover the ends of the bones (the joint surface) is both tough and resilient. It is not only important for smooth gliding of the joint, but also to “soften” the impact during loading, much the same as a shock absorber.
  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty and Microfracture
    For patients who have articular cartilage ( joint surface) damage arthroscopic procedures to smooth out the joint (arthroscopic chondroplasty) and /or procedures to obtain a new joint surface ( microfracture) may be performed .
  • Rehabilitation Protocols
    Meniscal Tear Rehabilitation Protocol, Meniscal Repair Rehabilitation Protocol, ACL Bone-Tendon-Bone Rehabilitation Protocol, Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation Of The Femoral Condyle