New York – Debbie Spina is a supervisor for the radiology department at the Hospital for Joint Diseases at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. But when CBS News met her this spring, she was a patient who was about to undergo same-day hip replacement surgery.
The 61-year-old had been having hip pain for the past two years because of arthritis. She had heard a lot of positive feedback from people who had undergone hip replacement surgery at her hospital. A big attraction for her was the possibility of going home right after the surgery.
The American Museum of Natural History provided a playful backdrop to the 2015 Musculoskeletal Ball, where attendees enjoyed dinner, cocktails, and a live auction to raise crucial funds for NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases, Center for Musculoskeletal Care, and Rusk Rehabilitation.
Director of the New York Hip Center Dr. Roy Davidovitch joins Joan to talk about the ground breaking hip surgery he is performing right in our backyard!!!
“It’s an anatomic operation,” says Roy Davidovitch, M.D., assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine and director of the New York Hip Center at the NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. “You remove the joint and put in an artificial joint without altering the anatomy.”
Dr. Davidovitch has performed about 100 same-day hip replacements in the past year. There have been no complications and only one hospital readmission for several hours when a patient reacted to the anesthesia, he says.
Minimally-Invasive Procedure Enables Patients to Regain Mobility Faster While Recovering at Home the Same Day of Surgery
Source: NYU Langone Medical Center
NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NYU Langone Medical Center in January became the first academic medical center in the New York City area to initiate an outpatient hip replacement program after successfully discharging a patient the same day of surgery.
The Young Adult with Hip Pain
The Latest Update on Hip Arthroscopy, Joint Preservation, Resurfacing & Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement.
NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases, Loeb Auditorium
301 East 17th Street, New York, NY
Course Directors: Roy I. Davidovitch, MD & James Slover, MD
NEW YORK, NY. August 6, 2008 – Surgeons at NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases have successfully performed a minimally invasive anterior total hip replacement using the innovative hana® hip and knee arthroplasty table, a first for a New York academic medical center.
Orthopedic surgeons perform 300,000 hip replacements annually in the United States. This represents a 50% increase between 1990 and 2002. Patient satisfaction remains high, with 95% of patients reporting improvements in quality of life and pain reduction.
Despite these positive outcomes, only a quarter of patients clinically indicated for a total hip actually follow through with the operation. Many patients choose not to undergo total hip replacement surgery for fear of revision surgery resulting from component wear. Other barriers include prolonged rehabilitation, concerns of possible hip dislocation and the possibility of a postoperative leg length discrepancy.
Going for the Gold
New Centers of Excellence Focus on Translational Medicine
The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence in sport,” once noted Dawn Fraser, a four-time gold medalist and swimming champion. In this Olympic year, NYU Langone Medical Center is embarking on its own quest for world-class quality, and the ambitiousness of its plan leaves no doubt that NYNYU is going for the gold.