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Islander wrote at 2012-12-27 22:54:13
NYC has 2 of the top 10 orthopedic hospitals in the US:

Hospital for Special Surgery

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

They are #2 and 6 respectively and you can't go wrong at both institutions.

Most of the surgeons are superb at both facilities and here are some:

Joint Diseases: Roy Davidovitch does anterior hip replacement with Hana table, so does Patrick Meere and JUstin LaMOnt, Jaffe and Slover

Special Surgery: Padgett, Su, Alexiades and Weistrich are all top notch also

These 2 orthopedic specialty hospitals do the most joint replacement procedures in the state.

Good luck!


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Sharon Davis


I can answer questions on physical therapy after hip replacements; The problem of depression after this surgery; How to find a good surgeon; What questions to ask when interviewing a surgeon; What to expect after surgery; How hip surgery affects a younger person; What you can expect insofar as healing; Pregnancy issues, and all general questions on recuperation.


I had my first set of bi-lateral hips put in at the age of 16. I am now 50. I have had to have my legs virtually reconstructed each time I have had the surgery. I know first hand how this surgery can affect all facets of homelife, career, child bearing, and physical appearance.

BA English 1981 Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
BA Education 1983 CUNY, Staten Island, NY
MA Special Education 1984 CUNY, Staten Island, NY

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