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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases - Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center - Adult Reconstructive Surgery
New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases - Orthopedics Research
Hip joint replacement
Hip surgery, revision
Knee joint replacement
Knee replacement, partial
Knee surgery, revision
Long-term outcome studies of total joint replacement
Diagnosis and treatment of periprosthetic infection
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Instability in primary total knee arthroplasty. Del Gaizo DJ, Della Valle CJ. Orthopedics. 2011 Sep 9 34(9):e519-21. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20110714-46. Use of a barbed suture in the closure of hip and knee arthroplasty wounds. Levine BR, Ting N, Della Valle CJ. Orthopedics. 2011 Sep 9 34(9):e473-5. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20110714-35. Do patients return to work after hip arthroplasty surgery. Nunley RM, Ruh EL, Zhang Q, Della Valle CJ, Engh CA Jr, Berend ME, Parvizi J, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Sep 26(6 Suppl):92-98.e1-3 New definition for periprosthetic joint infection: from the workgroup of the musculoskeletal infection society. Parvizi J, Zmistowski B, Berbari EF, Bauer TW, Springer BD, Della Valle CJ, Garvin KL, Mont MA, Wongworawat MD, Zalavras CG. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Nov 469(11):2992-4 Infection control rate of irrigation and débridement for periprosthetic joint infection. Koyonos L, Zmistowski B, Della Valle CJ, Parvizi J. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Nov 469(11):3043-8. Dilute Betadine Lavage Before Closure for the Prevention of Acute Postoperative Deep Periprosthetic Joint Infection. Brown NM, Cipriano CA, Moric M, Sporer SM, Della Valle CJ. J Arthroplasty. 2011 May 6 Modified Hybrid Stem Fixation in Revision TKA is Durable at 2 to 10 Years Sah AP, Shukla S, Della Valle CJ, Rosenberg AG, Paprosky WG Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011 Mar 469(3):839-46 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on: the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections of the hip and knee. Della Valle C, Parvizi J, Bauer TW, DiCesare PE, Evans RP, Segreti J, Spangehl M, Watters WC 3rd, Keith M, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Sluka P, Hitchcock K; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jul 20 93(14):1355-7 Hematologic genetic testing in high-risk patients before knee arthroplasty: a pilot study Bedair H, Berli M, Gezer S, Jacobs JJ, Della Valle CJ Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011 Jan 469(1):131-7 The Mark Coventry Award: diagnosis of early postoperative TKA infection using synovial fluid analysis Bedair H, Ting N, Jacovides C, Saxena A, Moric M, Parvizi J, Della Valle CJ Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011 Jan 469(1):34-40 Preoperative diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection: role of aspiration. Squire MW, Della Valle CJ, Parvizi J. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Apr 196(4):875-9 Revision total knee arthroplasty: what the practicing orthopaedic surgeon needs to know. Jacofsky DJ, Della Valle CJ, Meneghini RM, Sporer SM, Cercek RM. Instr Course Lect. 2011 60:269-81. Porous metal augments: big hopes for big holes Sporer SM, Della Valle C Orthopedics 2010 Sep 7 33(9):651; doi: 10.3928/01477447-20100722-29 Perioperative testing for persistent sepsis following resection arthroplasty of the hip for periprosthetic infection Shukla SK, Ward JP, Jacofsky MC, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG, Della Valle CJ J Arthroplasty 2010 Sep 25(6 Suppl):87-91 Early experience with a novel nonmetallic cable in reconstructive hip surgery Ting NT, Wera GD, Levine BR, Della Valle CJ Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Sep 468(9):2382-6 Revision total knee arthroplasty for stiffness Hartman CW, Ting NT, Moric M, Berger RA, Rosenberg AG, Della Valle CJ J Arthroplasty 2010 Sep 25(6 Suppl):62-6 What is the Role of Serological Testing Between Stages of Two-stage Reconstruction of the Infected Prosthetic Knee? Kusuma SK, Ward J, Jacofsky M, Sporer SM, Della Valle CJ Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Oct 13 Intraoperative Molds to Create an Articulating Spacer for the Infected Knee Arthroplasty Van Thiel GS, Berend KR, Klein GR, Gordon AC, Lombardi AV, Della Valle CJ Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Nov 2 Revision total knee arthroplasty: what the practicing orthopaedic surgeon needs to know Jacofsky DJ, Della Valle CJ, Meneghini RM, Sporer SM, Cercek RM; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010 May 92(5):1282-92 External iliac artery injury complicating prosthetic hip resection for infection Wera GD, Ting NT, Della Valle CJ, Sporer SM J Arthroplasty 2010 Jun 25(4):660.e1-4 Perioperative oral pregabalin reduces chronic pain after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Della Valle CJ, Kari M, Moric M, Tuman KJ Anesth Analg 2010 Jan 1 110(1):199-207 Interprosthetic fractures of the femur: treatment with a single-locked plate Sah AP, Marshall A, Virkus WV, Estok DM 2nd, Della Valle CJ J Arthroplasty 2010 Feb 25(2):280-6 Periprosthetic Joint Infection: Editorial Comment Parvizi J, Della Valle CJ Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Dec 3 AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline: diagnosis and treatment of periprosthetic joint infections of the hip and knee Parvizi J, Della Valle CJ J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2010 Dec 18(12):771-2 Diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infections of the hip and knee Della Valle C, Parvizi J, Bauer TW, Dicesare PE, Evans RP, Segreti J, Spangehl M, Watters WC 3rd, Keith M, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Sluka P, Hitchcock K J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2010 Dec 18(12):760-70 A prospective randomized trial of mini-incision posterior and two-incision total hip arthroplasty Della Valle CJ, Dittle E, Moric M, Sporer SM, Buvanendran A Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Dec 468(12):3348-54 Cruciate-retaining TKA using a third-generation system with a four-pegged tibial component: a minimum 10-year followup note Schwartz AJ, Della Valle CJ, Rosenberg AG, Jacobs JJ, Berger RA, Galante JO Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Aug 468(8):2160-7 Synovial fluid biomarkers for periprosthetic infection Deirmengian C, Hallab N, Tarabishy A, Della Valle C, Jacobs JJ, Lonner J, Booth RE Jr Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Aug 468(8):2017-23 DVT prophylaxis in total joint reconstruction Sheth NP, Lieberman JR, Della Valle CJ Orthop Clin North Am 2010 Apr 41(2):273-80 Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: indications, techniques, and results Berger RA, Della Valle CJ Instr Course Lect 2010 59:47-56 Periprosthetic fractures of the hip and knee: a problem on the rise but better solutions Della Valle CJ, Haidukewych GJ, Callaghan JJ Instr Course Lect 2010 59:563-75 Revision of the acetabulum with a contemporary cementless component Wysocki RW, Della Valle CJ, Shott S, Rosenberg AG, Berger RA, Galante JO J Arthroplasty 2009 Sep 24(6 Suppl):58-63 Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species induce protein and DNA modifications driving arthrofibrosis following total knee arthroplasty Freeman TA, Parvizi J, Della Valle CJ, Steinbeck MJ Fibrogenesis Tissue Repair 2009 Nov 13 2(1):5 Microbiological, clinical, and surgical features of fungal prosthetic joint infections: a multi-institutional experience Azzam K, Parvizi J, Jungkind D, Hanssen A, Fehring T, Springer B, Bozic K, Della Valle C, Pulido L, Barrack R J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009 Nov 91 Suppl 6:142-9 Primary total hip arthroplasty with a porous-coated acetabular component. A concise follow-up, at a minimum of twenty years, of previous reports Della Valle CJ, Mesko NW, Quigley L, Rosenberg AG, Jacobs JJ, Galante JO J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009 May 91(5):1130-5 Newer anesthesia and rehabilitation protocols enable outpatient hip replacement in selected patients Berger RA, Sanders SA, Thill ES, Sporer SM, Della Valle C Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Jun 467(6):1424-30 Initial American experience with hip resurfacing following FDA approval Della Valle CJ, Nunley RM, Raterman SJ, Barrack RL Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Jan 467(1):72-8 Is patient selection important for hip resurfacing? Nunley RM, Della Valle CJ, Barrack RL Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Jan 467(1):56-65 Use of the extended trochanteric osteotomy in treating prosthetic hip infection Levine BR, Della Valle CJ, Hamming M, Sporer SM, Berger RA, Paprosky WG J Arthroplasty 2009 Jan 24(1):49-55 Revision of the acetabular component without cement. A concise follow-up, at twenty to twenty-four years, of a previous report Park DK, Della Valle CJ, Quigley L, Moric M, Rosenberg AG, Galante JO J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009 Feb 91(2):350-5 Perioperative testing for joint infection in patients undergoing revision total hip arthroplasty Schinsky MF, Della Valle CJ, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008 Sep 90(9):1869-75 Total knee arthroplasty: what works best? Della Valle CJ J Knee Surg 2008 Oct 21(4):259 Extensor mechanism allograft reconstruction after total knee arthroplasty Springer BD, Della Valle CJ J Arthroplasty 2008 Oct 23(7 Suppl):35-8 Extended trochanteric osteotomy for the treatment of vancouver B2/B3 periprosthetic fractures of the femur Levine BR, Della Valle CJ, Lewis P, Berger RA, Sporer SM, Paprosky W J Arthroplasty 2008 Jun 23(4):527-33 Letter to the editor: An anatomic study of tibial metaphyseal/diaphyseal mismatch during revision total knee arthroplasty Della Valle CJ, Sporer SM J Arthroplasty 2008 Jun 23(4):640; author reply 640-1 The use of a tripolar articulation in revision total hip arthroplasty: a minimum of 24 months' follow-up Levine BR, Della Valle CJ, Deirmengian CA, Breien KM, Weeden SH, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG J Arthroplasty 2008 Dec 23(8):1182-8 When is the right time to resurface? Della Valle CJ, Nunley RM, Barrack RL Orthopedics 2008 Dec 31(12 Suppl 2); pii: orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=37185. Femoral fracture through a previous pin site after computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty Wysocki RW, Sheinkop MB, Virkus WW, Della Valle CJ J Arthroplasty 2008 Apr 23(3):462-5
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Most people don’t want to have surgery. I think it’s a normal reaction to try to avoid being in the operating room. But I think what happens is, when people get severe hip and knee arthritis, they get to a certain point that they’re so frustrated — every step that they take they have pain, putting on their shoes and socks they have pain — that they reach a point and they say, “You know what? I don’t want to have surgery, but I just can’t live like this any longer.” And I think that’s the point for most people when they decide to come and see me and talk a little bit more seriously about having a hip or knee replacement.
I think with the volume of hip and knee replacements we do at Rush, which is 3 to 4,000 per year, it gives us the luxury of a lot of experience. And by having a lot of experience with these very specific procedures, allows us to take care of patients with very difficult problems. So sometimes we’ll see patients who’ve had multiple prior surgeries before or maybe have had a complication following a previous surgery. And with our experience I think we’re able to handle those patients and offer them good solutions to what sometimes are very difficult problems.