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.

Awards and Honors

  • Dr. Levine was selected as an AAOS Leadership Fellow for the class of 2015-16.
  • The effect of simulator training on clinical performance: A prospective clinical trial. July 2014—American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Rachel Frank, Brandon Erickson, Laith Al-Shihabi, Brett Levine
  • Served two terms as the Chairman of the Knee ICL subcommittee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2010-2014)
  • Selected to serve on the Education Committee as the communication liaison for the Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD)
  • Recognized as an Emerging Leader for the AAHKS Emerging Leaders Retreat
  • Editor of the Rush Year in Review Journal
  • Recipient of Golden Apple, Teacher of the Year Award 2010
  • Completed Birmingham Resurfacing and Deuce Bi-compartmental knee arthroplasty training (2008)
  • Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (October 2007; ongoing)
  • Utilization of HA in Primary and Revision Surgery Learning Centre (May 2007)
  • Recipient of a 2007 MAOA Education Grant (March 2007)
  • Serves as a reviewer for the following journals: Hospital Physician, Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering research, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Arthroplasty, Orthopedics, Journal of Knee Surgery, ACTA Biomaterials and NYU/HJD Bulleting (2006; ongoing)
  • Member of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association (October 2006; ongoing)
  • Zimmer Revision Hip Arthroplasty course (August 2006)
  • Recipient of Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award, Rush University (June 2006)
  • Stryker Current Controversies in THA and TKA (September 2005)
  • Zimmer MIS Hip and Knee Arthroplasty course (July and August 2005)
  • Johnson & Johnson Basics in Arthroplasty course (August 2002)
  • Smith and Nephew Orthopaedic Surgical Exposures Course for Residents (May 2002)
  • AO Basic course for Residents (January 2001)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (July 2008; ongoing)
  • Successfully completed USMLE Steps 1 (June 1998), 2 (March 2000) 3 (January 2001)
  • Awarded Best Research Project: 13th Annual Georgetown University Research Days (March 1999)
  • Recipient of Georgetown University Summer Research Fellowship (June 1997)
  • Recipient of the Hammerman Scholarship for First Year Medical Students (July 1996)
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