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  • Hip Injuries and Disorders
  • Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Knee Injuries and Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
The hip joint is the largest weight-bearing
joint in the human body. It is also referred to
as a ball and socket joint and is surrounded
by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The
thigh bone or femur and the pelvis join to
form the hip joint.
Hip replacement has become necessary
for your arthritic hip: this is one of the
most effective operations known and
should give you many years of
freedom from pain.
This means that part or all of your previous hip replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone and hence is difficult to describe in full.
The knee is a complex joint which consists of bone, cartilage, ligaments and tendons that make joint movements easy and at the same time more susceptible to various kinds of injuries.
A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) or
Total Knee Arthroplasty is a surgery
that replaces an arthritic knee joint with
artificial metal or plastic replacement
parts called the ‘prostheses’.
Revision Knee Replacement means that part or all of your previous knee replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone.
Unicondylar Knee Replacement simply means that only a part of the knee joint is replaced through a smaller incision than would normally be used for a total knee replacement.
Brett R. Levine, MD, MS

Associate Professor - Director -Rush University Medical Center

Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Replacement Specialist

  • Voted into the Leaders of Arthroplasty for Young Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Recipient of the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award
  • From learning about the importance of exercising regularly to fully understanding your arthritis medications, the information contained in this section is meant to provide you with insights.
  • Revision joint replacement is a surgical procedure performed in individuals who already had joint replacement surgery but had certain complications that led to failure of the previous surgery.
  • A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone is cracked or broken. It is a break in the continuity of the bone.
  • View our Interactive Videos and Streaming Videos for more information about various conditions and procedures related to hip and knee.