Over the course of a lifetime, ‘wear and tear’ damage to hip joints can add up – contributing to the development of arthritis, hip pain, and sometimes leading to total hip replacement surgery. Although it is an involved process to replace a joint as important as the hip, joint replacement surgery is often the first step in patient recovery, allowing a return to a full active lifestyle.
As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon,
Dr. Steven F. Harwin is renowned for his experience, skill, and accomplishments in the arenas of joint replacement, reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Harwin serves the New York area through his offices on Park Avenuein Manhattan and on Bainbridge Avenue in The Bronx. His research office is at the Beth Israel Medical Center where he directs the International Learning Center for Joint Reconstruction. Dr. Harwin utilizes the most up-to-date procedures, techniques and state-of-the-art materials available in order to meet the range of your orthopaedic and hip replacement needs.
As Chief of Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the world-renowned Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Harwin utilizes the latest advancements in hip replacement implants and technology, including the use of titanium, cobalt chrome and ceramic implants, highly crosslinked polyethylene, as well as specially treated metal bearing surfaces. Dr. Harwin has performed more than 3,000 hip replacements, including total hip, partial hip and hip resurfacing procedures. He is a designer of total joint implant systems that have been implanted in more than 1 million patients world-wide.
Dr. Harwin is also an expert minimally and less invasive surgery. Most of Dr. Harwin's joint replacements are performed under a local anesthetic using incisions from 4-6 inches as opposed to traditional surgery of 12 or more inches. This allows him to perform surgery with full visualization to assure proper positioning of components and to reduce complications. Dr. Harwin will discuss his extensive experience with the less invasive Direct Approaches to the hip joint, including the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) and the Direct Lateral Approach (DLA).
Dr. Harwin is also skilled in performing revision total hip surgery for the correction of joint replacements that failed due to various reasons, including loosening, malposition, instability or infection. Failed hip resurfacing and metal-on-metal implants can also be corrected.
Dr. Harwin is director of the Beth Israel Medical Center's Total Joint Replacement Bloodless Surgery Program. Because of his less invasive techniques and surgical skill, he performs 95% of all primary joint replacements without the need for blood transfusions. Therefore he operates many patients who are Jehovah's Witnesses.
The orthopaedic services at Beth Israel Medical Center have been recognized as the "Best Hospital for Orthopaedics" by New York Magazine, "Best in Manhattan for Overall Orthopaedic Services" and 5 Star "Best Quality for Total Joint Replacement" by HealthGrades®, as well as being named UnitedHealthcare's® "Premium Specialty Center for Total Joint Replacement."
After years of experience and thousands of successful total hip replacements, Dr. Harwin is your best choice for total hip replacement surgery within the New York area. If you would like to learn more about how hip joints work or when surgery may be necessary, click here for our list of recommended websites and resources.
By Dr. Steven Harwin