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Seth A. Jerabek, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement

About Dr. Seth A. Jerabek


Seth A. Jerabek, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon at HSS. He joined the HSS faculty in 2012 within the division of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement specializing in robotic and computer-assisted hip and knee replacement.

He earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry with honors from the University of Wisconsin. He then went onto the University of Michigan Medical School graduating magna cum laude. He completed his orthopedic residency at the Harvard Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in 2010. Prior to joining the HSS faculty, he completed two fellowships, the first in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at HSS and the second in Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital working with several professional sports teams. This background in both joint replacement and sports medicine sparked his interest in making joint replacement feel more natural and perform at a higher level.

He has found that enabling technologies such as robotics and computer navigation aid in the accuracy, precision, and performance of joint replacement. Using these technologies, Dr. Jerabek can take a patient-specific approach when planning and executing hip and knee replacements. In addition to being an advanced user of technology, Dr. Jerabek has helped develop several of the advanced technologies used today for joint replacement. He has also presented nationally and internationally and has published numerous papers on the topic.

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Specialized Centers

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center
Computer Assisted Surgery Center

Special Expertise

Ligament injuries of the knee
Cartilage injury of the knee
Early knee arthritis
Advanced knee arthritis
Avascular necrosis of the knee
Post-traumatic knee arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee
Revision total knee replacement
Periprosthetic fractures after knee replacement

Early hip arthritis
Advanced hip arthritis
Avascular necrosis of the hip
Post-traumatic hip arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis of the hip
Revision total hip replacement
Periprosthetic fractures after hip replacement


Total knee replacement
Partial knee replacement (unicompartmental and patellofemoral)
Revision knee replacement
Computer assisted surgery
Knee arthroscopy
Knee anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Knee ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction
Total hip replacement
Revision hip replacement
Hip fracture surgery
Shoulder arthroscopy

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Co-Medical Director, HSS Westchester, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
Alpha Omega Alpha, Member


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part 1, 2010
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part 2, 2014


Hospital for Special Surgery Clinical Excellence Award, 2011
Larry S. Matthews, MD Orthopaedic Surgery Scholarship, 2005
Elected to the University of Michigan Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, 2004
Victor and Mary Nelson Graduate Scholarship, merit based , 2001-2004
University of Wisconsin Outstanding Senior Award, awarded to five seniors in the class of 2001, 2001
UW-Madison Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Scholarship, merit based, 2000-2001
UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry Mary Shine Peterson Academic and Research Scholarship 2000-2001
Victor and Mary Nelson Scholarship, 1997-2001
Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship, 1997-2001
Enbridge Academic Scholarship, 1997-2001


University of Michigan Medical School


Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2005-2006


Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2006-2010


Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, New York, NY, 2010-2011
Sports Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2011-2012. While there, he was a member of the medical staff for several professional sports teams.

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

Pavilion map Please see directions from other HSS locations:

  • From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
    Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
    Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
    Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.

Publications by Dr. Seth A. Jerabek

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Selected Books/Chapters

Kramer DE, Jerabek SA (2010). Discoid Meniscus. In L. Micheli, Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine Vol 1, pp. 374-376. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.

Jerabek SA, Kramer DE (2010). Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome. In L. Micheli, Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine Vol 2, pp. 475-477. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.

Selected Journal Articles

Langenderfer J, Jerabek SA, Thangamani, VB, Kuhn JE, Hughes RE. Musculoskeletal parameters of muscles crossing the shoulder and elbow and the effect of sarcomere length sample size on estimation of optimal muscle length. Clinical Biomechanics, 2004 Aug;19(7):664-70.

Karunakar MA, Shah SN, Jerabek S. Body Mass Index as a Predictor of Complications after Operative Treatment of Acetabular Fractures. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2005 Jul; 87-A(7):1498-1502.

Jerabek SA, Shah SN, Urquhart AG. Diaphyseal Stress Fractures in an Equestrian. The American Journal of Orthopedics, 2006, Jul;35(7):334-5.

Jerabek SA, Asnis PD, Bredella MA, Ouellette HA, Poon SK, Gill TJ IV. Medial patellar ossification after patellar instability: a radiographic finding indicative of prior patella subluxation/dislocation. Skeletal Radiology, 2009, Aug;38:785-790.

Bozic KJ, Chiu V, Takemoto S, Greenbaum JN, Smith T, Jerabek SA, Berry DJ. The Validity of Using Administrative Claims Data in Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcomes Research. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2010, Sept:25(6):58-61.

Goodman S, Levine A, Jerabek S, Figgie M. Surgical Arthritis Service Weekly Rounds: Ankylosing Spondylitis. HSS Journal, 2011, Jul 7(2):194-205.

Nam, D, Cross M, Deshmane, P, Jerabek S, Kang M, Mayman, DJ. Radiographic Results of an Accelerometer-based, Handheld Surgical Navigation System for the Tibial Resection in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopedics, 2011, Oct 5;34(10):e615-21.

Nam, D, Jerabek SA, Haughom B, Cross MB, Reinhardt KR, Mayman, DJ. Radiographic Analysis of a Hand-Held, Surgical Navigation System for Tibial Resection in Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 2011, Dec;26(8):1527-33

Nam D, Jerabek SA, Cross MB, Mayman, DJ. Cadaveric Analysis of an Accelerometer-Based Portable Navigation Device For Distal Femoral Cutting Block Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Comput Aided Surg, 2012, 17(4):205

Stoner K, Jerabek SA, Tow S, Wright TM, Padgett DE. Rotating-platform Has No Surface Damage Advantage Over Fixed-bearing TKA. Clin Orthrop Relat Res, 2013, Jan;47(1):76-85.

Gardner S, Weaver MJ, Jerabek SA, Rodriguez E, Vrahas M, Harris M. Predictors of early failure in young patients with displaced femoral neck fractures. J Orthop. 2014, Feb 7;12(2):75-80.

Schroeder JE, Jerabek S, Sama A, Kaplan L, Girardi F, Lebl DR. The effect of 3-column spinal osteotomy on anterior pelvic plane and acetabulum position. Am J Orthop. 2014, Jul;43(7):E133-6.

Perino G, Ricciardi BF, Jerabek SA, Martignoni G, Wilner G, Maass D, Goldring SR, Purdue PE. Implant based differences in adverse local tissue reaction in failed total hip arthroplasties: a morphological and immunohistochemical study. BMC Clin Pathol. 2014, Sept 5;14:39.

Maratt JD, Esposito CI, McLawhorn AS, Jerabek SA, Padgett DE, Mayman DJ. Pelvic Tilt in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty: When does it Matter? J Arthroplasty. 2014 Oct 23. Epub ahead of print.

Carli A, Jerabek S. Principles of Design and Fixation. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2015 Feb;19(1):3-11.

McLawhorn AS, Bjerke-Kroll BT, Blevins JL, Sculco PK, Lee YY, Jerabek SA. Patient-Reported Allergies Are Associated With Poorer Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes After Lower Extremity Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jul;30(7):1132-6.

Kolatat K, Perino G, Wilner G, Kaplowitz E, Ricciardi BF, Boettner F, Westrich GH, Jerabek SA, Goldring SR, Purdue PE. Adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) associated with corrosion products in metel-on-metal and dual modular neck total hip replacements is associated with upregulation of interferon gamma mediated chemokine signaling. J Orthop Res. 2015 Oct;33(10):1487-97.

McLawhorn AS, Carroll KM, Blevins JL, DeNegre ST, Mayman DJ, Jerabek SA. Template-Directed Instrumentation Reduces Cost and Improves Efficiency for Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Economic Decision Analysis and Pilot Study. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Oct;30(10):1699-704.

Ricciardi BF, Nocon AA, Jerabek SA, Wilner G, Kaplowitz E, Goldring SR, Purdue PE, Perino G. Histological characterization of corrosion product associated adverse local tissue reaction in hip implants: a study of 285 cases. BMC Clin Pathol. 2016 Feb 27;16:3.

Esposito CI, Miller TT, Kim HJ, Barlow BT, Wright TM, Padgett DE, Jerabek SA, Mayman DJ. Does Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease Influence Femoroacetabular Flexion in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Aug;474(8):1881.

Schairer WW, Nwachukwu BU, Mayman DJ, Lyman S, Jerabek SA. Preoperative Hip Injections Increase the Rate of Periprosthetic Infection after Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2016 Sep;31(9 Suppl):166-169.

Koch CN, Mateo LS, Kayiaros S, Cassidy KA, Jerabek SA, Gonzalez Della Valle A. Spontaneous Fractures of a Modern Modular Uncemented Femoral Stem. HSS J. 2016 Oct;12(3):250-254.

Milone MT, Schwarzkopf R, Meere PA, Carroll KM, Jerabek SA, Vigdorchik J. Rigid Patient Positioning is Unreliable in Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jun;32(6)1890-1893

Waddell BS, Carroll K, Jerabek S. Technology in Arthroplasty: Are We Improving Value? Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2017 Sept;10(3):378-387.

Esposito CI, Carroll KM, Sculco PK, Padgett DE, Jerabek SA, Mayman DJ. Total Hip Arthroplasty Patients With Fixed Spinopelvic Alignmnet Are at Higher Risk of Hip Dislocation. J Arthroplasty.2018 May;33(5):1449-1454.

Jones CW, Jerabek SA. Currently Role of Computer Navigation in Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2018 Jul;33(7):1989-1993.

Berliner JL, Esposito CI, Miller TT, Padgett DE, Mayman DJ, Jerabek SA. What preoperative factors predict postoperative sitting pelvic position one year following total hip arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 2018 Oct;100B(10):1289-1296.

Nodzo SR, Change CC, Carroll KM, Barlow BT, Banks SA, Padgett DE, Mayman DJ, Jerabek SA. Intraoperative placement of total hip arthroplasty components with robotic-arm assisted technology correlates with postoperative implant position: a CT-based study. Bone Joint J. 2018 Oct:100-B(10):1303-1309.

Premkum ar A, Lovecchio FC, Stepan JG, Sculco PK, Jerabek SA, Gonzalez Della Valle A, Mayman DJ, Pearle AD, Alexiades MM, Albert TJ, Cross MB, Haas SB. Characterization of opioid consumption and disposal patterns after total knee arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 2019 Jul;101-B(7_Supple_C):98-103.

Vigdorchik J, Eftekhary N, Elbuluk A, Abdel MP, Buckland AJ, Schwarzkopf RS, Jerabek SA, Mayman DJ. Evaluation of the spine is critical in the workup of recurrent instability after total hip arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 2019 Jul;101-B(7):817-823.

Eannucci EF, Barlow BT, Carroll KM, Sculco PK, Jerabek SA, Mayman DJ. A protocol of pose avoidance in place of hip precautions after posterior-approach total hip arthroplasty may not increase risk of post-operative dislocation. HSS J. 2019 Oct;15(3):247-253.

Jerabek SA, Thompson M, Carroll KM, Mayman DJ, Padgett DE. Accuracy of Cup Positioning, COR restoration and Achieving Desired Hip Length and Offset with Robotic Total Hip Arthroplasty. Comp Assist Surg. 19 Nov 2019 [Epub ahead of print].

Premkumar A, Almeida B, Ranawat CS, Jerabek SA, Esposito CI, Mayman DJ. Variability of pelvic axial rotation in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Hip Intl. 2019 Dec 13[ Epub ahead of print].

Vigdorchik JM, Sharma AK, Feder OI, Buckland AJ, Mayman DJ, Carroll KM, Sculco PK, Long WH, Jerabek SA. Stiffness after total knee arthroplasty: Is it a result of spinal deformity? J Arthroplasty. 2020 Feb 19 [Epub ahead of print].

Nessler JM, Malkani AL, Sacdeva S, Nessler JP, Westrich G, Harwin SF, Mayman D, Jerabek S.Use of dual mobility cups in patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty with prior lumbar spine fusion. Int Orthop. 2020 Feb 20 [Epub ahead of print].

Chai W, Guo RQ, Puah FL, Jerabek S, Chen JY, Tang PF. Use of Robotic-Arm Assisted Technique in Complex Primary Total Hip Arthroplast. Orthop Surg, 2020 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print].

Kong X, Yang M, Jerabek S, Zhang G, Chen J, Chai W. A retrospective study comparing a single surgeon’s experience on manual versus robot-assisted total hip arthroplasty after the learning curve of the latter procedure- A cohort Study. Int J Surg. 2020 Apr 4;77:174-180 [ Epub ahead of print].

Esposito CI, Miller TT, Lipman JD, Carroll KM, Padgett DE, Mayman DJ, Jerabek SA. Biplanar low-dose radiography is accurate for measuring combined anteversion after total hip arthroplasty. HSS J. 2020 Feb; 16(1):23-29.

Blevins JL, Carroll KM, Burger JA, Pearle AD, Bostrom MP, Haas SB, Sculco TP, Jerabek SA, Mayman DJ. Postoperative outcomes of total knee arthroplasty compared to unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: A matched comparison. Knee. 2020 Jan 31.[Epub ahead of print].

Carli AV, Patel AR, Cross MB, Mayman DJ, Carroll KM, Pellicci P, Jerabek SA. Long-term performace of Oxidized Zirconium on Conventional & highly cross-linked polyethylene in total hip arthroplasty. SICOT J [Accepted 16APR 2020].

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.


Research Interests

Biomechanics of the hip and the knee
Arthritis of the hip and knee
Instability of the hip and knee
Partial knee replacement
Total knee replacement
Total hip replacement
Computer assisted surgery

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Jerabek as of November 21, 2019.

  • Imagen Technologies - Consultant
  • Stryker - Consultant; Research Support; Royalties  

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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