Board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Section Chief – Joint Reconstructive Surgery

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Hip and Knee Replacement Parts and Materials

The prosthetic parts and materials used in knee and hip replacement procedures are an important part of a successful outcome. The right implant can restore optimal range of motion, and high quality, patient-proven materials can reduce risk of complications and the need for additional procedures.

While many of the components used today stem from some of the first introduced decades ago, research studies on the wear and longevity of materials and long term patient outcomes contribute to the ongoing refinement of hip and knee replacement systems.

Dr. Incavo’s dedication to research has resulted in many published articles and book chapters on this subject. His ongoing research continues to assess long-term wear of hip and knee replacement systems, the best surgical approach for individual patients and the impact of prosthetic parts and materials on patient quality of life.