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.

Book Chapters

  • Culp B, Sershon R, Levine BR. Femoral Bone Loss in THA. (being edited)
  • Balkissoon R, Levine BR, Jacobs JJ. In Advanced Reconstruction: Hip 2: Chapter 17–Bearing Surfaces, AAOS 2015.
  • Estera K, McDowell M, Levine BR. Heterotopic Ossification of the Knee, edited by Bryan Saltzman, 2015.
  • Levine BR: Chapter 99: Classification of Acetabular Bone Loss. In THE HIP: Preservation, Replacement and Revision, edited by Javad Parvizi and Nitin Goyal.
  • Fabi D and Levine BR: Hard-on-hard Bearing Surfaces in THA: What to do when it all goes wrong. In World Clinics in Orthopaedics: Contemporary Controversies in Adult Reconstruction, edited by Matt Austin and Gregg Klein. Jaypee Medical Publishers.
  • Levine BR and Rosenberg AG: The Simple Unicondylar Knee: Extramedullary Technique. In Clinics in Sports Medicine: “Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: The Modern Frontier, edited by Kevin Plancher.
  • Levine BR, Liporace F: Knee Reconstruction and Replacement. In OKU 11, edited by Lisa Cannada.
  • Levine BR, Singh K, Jacobs JJ: Bearing Surfaces in Total Joint Arthroplasty. In OKU 11, edited by Lisa Cannada.
  • Levine BR: Monoblock Tapered Stem in Revision Hip Arthroplasty. In The Adult Hip, 3rd Edition, edited by J. J. Callaghan, A. G. Rosenberg, and H. E. Rubash.
  • Levine BR: Extended Trochanteric Osteotomy. In The Adult Hip, 3rd Edition, edited by J. J. Callaghan, A. G. Rosenberg, and H. E. Rubash.
  • Levine BR, Aaron Rosenberg: Management of the Stiff Knee: Case presentations–Chapter 13: Non-revision Surgery. In Atlas of Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. By Elsevier.
  • Levine BR, Aaron Rosenberg: Management of the Stiff Knee: Case presentations–Chapter 14: Revision TKA. In Atlas of Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. By Elsevier.
  • Srinivasan A, Levine BR, Aaron Rosenberg: Surgical Approaches: Chapter 49: Posterolateral Approach. In Atlas of Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. By Elsevier.
  • Frank R, Fabi DW, Levine BR: Porous Coatings in Metallic Implant Materials. In Thin Films and Coatings in Biology . Edited by Nazarpour S, Chaker M. Springer-SBM, 2012.
  • Sporer SM, Paprosky WG, Deirmengian C, Levine BR: Chapter 11–Acetabular Bone Loss Classification. In Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Edited by: Berry DJ, Trousdale RT, Dennis DA, Paprosky, WG. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2012, pages 139-154.
  • Sporer SM, Paprosky WG, Deirmengian C, Levine BR: Chapter 25–Extensively Porous-Coated Stems. In Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Edited by: Berry DJ, Trousdale RT, Dennis DA, Paprosky, WG. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2012, pages 293-302.
  • Fabi D, Levine BR: Applications of Porous Metals in Orthopaedics. In ASM Handbook . Vol 23, Materials for Medical Devices. Editor, R. Narayan, 2012.
  • Levine BR, Della Valle CJ: Hip Degenerative Conditions—Techniques: Component positioning. In Magnifi, edited by Michael Mont, MD.
  • Levine BR, Kaplanek B, Jaffe W: Pilates in the Rehabilitation of Total Hip Arthroplasty. In Magnifi, edited by Michael Mont, MD.
  • Levine BR, Bozic KJ, Ries MD, Vail TP: Evaluation of the painful total hip arthroplasty. In AAOS Monograph Series: Complications in THA, edited by Craig J Della Valle, MD.
  • Levine BR, Della Valle CJ: Periprosthetic fractures. In AAOS Monograph Series: Complications in THA, edited by Craig J Della Valle, MD.
  • Levine BR: Chapter 20: I have a patient with an infected well fixed femoral component. How do I remove this without destroying the femoral bone? In Curbside Consultations: THA, edited by Scott Sporer, MD.
  • Levine BR: Chapter 49: How do I choose my surgical incision in TKA? In Curbside Consultations: TKA, edited by Craig J Della Valle, MD.
  • Levine BR, Meere P, DiCesare PE, Zuckerman JD: Hip Fracture Treated by Arthroplasty. In The Adult Hip, 2nd Edition, edited by J. J. Callaghan, A. G. Rosenberg, and H. E. Rubash.
  • Black J, Levine BR, Jacobs, J: Biomaterials Overview. In The Adult Hip, 2nd Edition, edited by J. J. Callaghan, A. G. Rosenberg, and H. E. Rubash.

Books

  • Levine BR. Acing the Orthopaedic Boards. SLACK Inc., Thorofare, NJ, 2015.
  • Kaplanek B, Levine BR, Jaffe, WL. Specified Pilates Techniques for Knee and Hip Syndromes. Human Kinetics, June 1, 2011.
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