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Peter K. Sculco, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement
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About Dr. Sculco


Dr. Peter Sculco specializes in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacements. He attended Princeton University for his undergraduate education where he majored in Neuroscience and Art History and was a member of the Track and Field team. He graduated medical school from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Sculco completed his residency at HSS, where he was elected as an Emerging Leader for the American Orthopedic Association. During his training he received the Joseph M. Lane resident research grant of his work on hip vascularity. He received the chief resident award given by the nurses and operating room staff to the graduating resident who best exemplifies professionalism, compassion and interdisciplinary collaboration for patient care. After residency, Dr. Sculco completed his Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic where he received the Mark Coventry, MD Fellows Award in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Dr. Sculco returned to join the staff at HSS and currently has been recognized at national and international meetings for his academic research in hip and knee reconstruction.

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Specialized Centers

Complex Joint Reconstruction Center

Special Expertise

Surgical and comprehensive treatment of hip and knee arthritis and other conditions
Total hip and knee replacement
Revision hip and knee replacement
Partial knee replacement
Minimally invasive surgery
Robotic and computer-assisted joint replacement
Hip and knee periprosthetic fractures and infections


Minimally invasive total hip replacement
Revision hip replacement
Computer-assisted total hip replacement
Robotic total hip replacement
Minimally invasive direct anterior total hip replacement
Robotic direct anterior total hip replacement
Computer -assisted hip revision

Minimally invasive total knee replacement
Robotic partial knee replacement (unicompartmental)
Revision knee replacement
Computer-assisted total knee replacement
Robotic total knee replacement
Robotic revision knee

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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 Orthopedic Association
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leader, 2012
Joseph P. Lane Resident Research Award for Hip Vascularity, 2013
Chief Resident Award, 2014
Mark Coventry, MD Mayo Clinic Fellowship Award, 2015


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Internship: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st Street. 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.

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Publications by Dr. Sculco

Professional Education

Selected Journal Articles

Tantalum Cones Provide Durable Mid-term Fixation in Revision TKA.
De Martino I, De Santis V, Sculco PK, D'Apolito R, Assini JB, Gasparini G., Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Irrigation and debridement for periprosthetic infections of the hip and factors determining outcome.
Triantafyllopoulos GK, Poultsides LA, Sakellariou VI, Zhang W, Sculco PK, Ma Y, Sculco TP., Int Orthop. 2015 Jun;39(6):1203-9. doi: 10.1007/s00264-015-2753-3. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Perioperative solutions for rapid recovery joint arthroplasty: get ahead and stay ahead.
Sculco PK, Pagnano MW.,  J Arthroplasty. 2015 Apr;30(4):518-20. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.01.036. Epub 2015 Jan 30

High Risk of Wound Complications Following Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty in Obese Patients.
Watts CD, Houdek MT, Wagner ER, Sculco PK, Chalmers BP, Taunton MJ., J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jun 12. pii: S0883-5403(15)00528-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.06.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Targeting a New Safe Zone: A Step in the Development of Patient-Specific Component Positioning for Total Hip Arthroplasty.
McLawhorn AS, Sculco PK, Weeks KD, Nam D, Mayman DJ., Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Jun;44(6):270-6.

Dual mobility cups in total hip arthroplasty.
De Martino I, Triantafyllopoulos GK, Sculco PK, Sculco TP., World J Orthop. 2014 Jul 18;5(3):180-7. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.180. eCollection 2014 Jul 18. Review.

Acetabular component positioning in primary THA via an anterior, posterolateral, or posterolateral-navigated surgical technique.
Nam D, Sculco PK, Su EP, Alexiades MM, Figgie MP, Mayman DJ., Orthopedics. 2013 Dec;36(12):e1482-7.

Leg-length inequalities following THA based on surgical technique.
Nam D, Sculco PK, Abdel MP, Alexiades MM, Figgie MP, Mayman DJ., Orthopedics. 2013 Apr;36(4):e395-400. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20130327-11.

Simultaneous-bilateral TKA: double trouble - opposes.
Sculco TP, Sculco PK.,J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Nov;94(11 Suppl A):93-4. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.94B11.30829.

Highly cross-linked polyethylene may not have an advantage in total knee arthroplasty.
Sakellariou VI, Sculco P, Poultsides L, Wright T, Sculco TP., HSS J. 2013 Oct;9(3):264-9. doi: 10.1007/s11420-013-9352-x. Epub 2013 Aug 10. Review.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer, Bone and Joint Journal
Reviewer, HSS Journal


Research Interests

Acetabular Revision
Knee Kinematics

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Sculco as of May 11, 2024.

  • BetterPT - Ownership Interest
  • EOS Imaging - Consultant
  • HS2, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • HSS ASC Development Network, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • Intellijoint Surgical, Inc. - Consultant; Ownership Interest; Received Research Support
  • Joint Effort Administrative Services Organization - Ownership Interest
  • Lima Corporate - Consultant; Anticipated Royalties
  • Osgenic - Advisory Board; Ownership Interest
  • Parvizi Surgical Innovation, LLC - Ownership Interest
  • Tangen Biosciences, Inc. - Ownership Interest
  • ZIMMER BIOMET - Consultant; Received Research Support

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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

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