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Best-in-class treatment
for the most challenging cases

Bill Didlake
Hip Revision Surgery

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center

Expert Care for the Most Complex Cases

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center is the first of its kind in the world. Under the direction of Thomas P. Sculco, MD, the mission of the Center is to provide best-in-class diagnosis and treatment for the most challenging cases in joint reconstruction and to conduct leading-edge research on the causes, prevention and treatment of implant failure.

 

Photo: Dr. Sculco and Andreas Dracopoulos

 

HSS receives $10 million grant from Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Given to the Center, the gift will support the expansion of its clinical research and education programs and will officially change the name to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center.

 
 
 

The Center serves as a single point of access to medical care for patients with complex joint disorders. These patients, who may be seeking care for either a complicated joint disorder or for treatment of an infected or failed implant, are often referred to HSS by practitioners from around the world because of the difficulty of their cases. They require the expertise that only HSS and its team of specialists can deliver.

The Center provides seamless coordination of care from renowned physicians and surgeons to achieve the best possible results for each patient and to make care less stressful and more cost effective.

Surgeons

Image - headshot of Thomas P. Sculco, MDThomas P. Sculco, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Mathias P. Bostrom, MDMathias P. Bostrom, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Douglas E. Padgett, MDDouglas E. Padgett, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Friedrich Boettner, MDFriedrich Boettner, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Alberto Carli, MDAlberto Carli, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Michael B. Cross, MDMichael B. Cross, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Mark P. Figgie, MDMark P. Figgie, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, MDAlejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Seth A. Jerabek, MDSeth A. Jerabek, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of David J. Mayman, MDDavid J. Mayman, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBAAlexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Michael L. Parks, MDMichael L. Parks, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Amar S. Ranawat, MDAmar S. Ranawat, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Jose A. Rodriguez, MDJose A. Rodriguez, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Peter K. Sculco, MDPeter K. Sculco, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Bradford S. Waddell, MDBradford S. Waddell, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Geoffrey H. Westrich, MDGeoffrey H. Westrich, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
Image - headshot of Russell E. Windsor, MD, PCRussell E. Windsor, MD, PC
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement

Executive Advisory Board

 

Radiology Consultants

 
 
 

Infectious Diseases Consultants

 

Pathology Consultants

Giorgio Perino, MD
Tania Pannellini, MD, PhD
 

Internal Medicine Consultants

 

World-Class Care for Complex Cases

The Center is a single point of access to medical care for patients with complex joint disorders. Patients who may be seeking care for either a complicated joint disorder or for treatment of an infected or failed implant are often referred to HSS by practitioners from around the world because of the difficulty of their cases. They require the expertise that only HSS and its team of specialists can deliver.

The Center will provide seamless coordination of care from renowned physicians and surgeons to achieve the best possible results for each patient and to make care less stressful and more cost effective. Key features include:

  • expert coordination of care
  • complete care in one location
  • world-class care from expert surgeons

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Research to Improve Care

The Center will be the nexus of a highly collaborative basic and clinical research program that will bring together experts in biomechanics, bone destruction secondary to reaction to debris (osteolysis), molecular biology, imaging, and genomics, and orthopaedic surgeons to address key scientific questions related to success of joint replacement surgery and the longevity of implants under the following themes:

  • Causes of Implant Failure
  • Genetic Contributors to Outcomes
  • Populations with Increased Risk
  • Targeted Therapies to Prevent Complications
  • Precision Care
  • Technology Aided Surgery

Creation of Complex Joint Reconstruction Registry & Repository

The Center has taken significant steps towards the creation of a new registry and repository that will capture patient data and genetic profiles, and store tissue samples that will serve as the foundation for clinical trials, translational research, and innovations in treatment that can influence the standard of care. In addition, it will be unique in collecting tissue samples from patients at all stages—pre-operatively, intra-operatively, and post-operatively— thereby enabling research on the biological response to implants as a complement to mechanics-focused studies. There is no such registry in the world today.

Launch of Precision Medicine Studies

The Center has initiated collaboration with Dr. Lionel Ivashkiv, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center, and partners across the Hospital to pioneer precision medicine approaches to improve outcomes for knee replacement surgery patients. Precision medicine is a subset of genomics research that combines the careful clinical characterization of patients with detailed analysis of their blood and tissue samples using high throughput technology. These investigations will focus on improving our ability to predict outcomes, prevent and treat complications, and to discover new biological treatments that will enhance recovery and long-term results.

Educational meetings

Photo of many physicians sitting at tables during the meeting.
A Consensus Meeting on Acetabular Bone Loss was convened by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center at HSS. More than 30 national and international faculty in orthopaedics discussed recommendations. A consensus document is forthcoming.

Request education video: Acetabular Bone Loss Symposium
 

 

Photo of Dr. Thomas Sculco and others at the 2019 Biofilm Symposium.
Nearly 50 national and international faculty in orthopaedics, infectious disease, and translational science recently attended our Biofilm Symposium early August 2019.The symposium, which was convened by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center (CJRC) at HSS, was an opportunity to discuss the current areas of research and practices as it relates to managing biofilm in periprosthetic joint infection. A summarized document of the knowledge gained from our symposium will be published with discussions on clinical strategies for biofilm and a proposed framework for research for the next 5 years.

Request education video: Biofilm Symposium
 

Fellowships

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Case Reviews

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center offers case reviews. A surgeon will conduct an initial review of your case. Especially complex cases are also reviewed by a Case Review Panel (CaRP) that may include surgeons, internists, and special consultants. After the completion of the review or reviews, a comprehensive recommendation is made. The case review fee is $500.

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Contact the Center

To schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons, please call or email us directly.

212.774.CJRC (2572)    |    complexjoint@hss.edu