Dr. Scott Russinoff is fellowship trained and board certified in joint replacement surgery including Hip Resurfacing, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery. Dr. Russinoff is an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hudson Valley Hospital Center and Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Russinoff is one of only a few surgeons trained in the New York and Hudson Valley areas in Hip Resurfacing Surgery. Dr. Russinoff practices in Mount Kisco Medical Group's Cortlandt Manor, Jefferson Valley, and Fishkill offices. Dr. Russinoff has performed over 1,000 hip and knee replacements.
Hip Resurfacing Surgery
For younger, more active people needing a hip replacement there is a high chance that a traditional hip replacement will wear out during their lifetime and need to be replaced again. A second replacement (revision) is much more difficult and consequently may last a shorter time than the original replacement.
Hip Resurfacing is a type of hip replacement which replaces the two surfaces of the hip joint.
The procedure is very bone conserving as the head of the femur is retained. Instead of removing the head completely, it is shaped to accept an anatomically sized metal sphere. There is no large stem to go down the central part of the femur and the surface of the acetabulum (the socket) is also replaced with a metal implant, which is press fit directly into the bone.