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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Georgetown University School of Medicine
New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases - Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center - Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Hip injuries and disorders
Hip joint replacement
Hip replacement, minimally invasive
Hip surgery, revision
Knee injuries and disorders
Knee replacement, minimally invasive
Knee surgery, revision
Outcome studies of total joint replacement
Revision knee surgery
Revision acetabular and femoral surgery
Total joint replacement
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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.
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. 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 Alteration of sensory neurons and spinal response to an experimental osteoarthritis pain model Im HJ, Kim JS, Li X, Kotwal N, Sumner DR, van Wijnen AJ, Davis FJ, Yan D, Levine B, Henry JL, Desevré J, Kroin JS Arthritis Rheum 2010 Oct 62(10):2995-3005 Digital templating in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty Levine B, Fabi D, Deirmengian C Orthopedics 2010 Nov 2 33(11):797; doi: 10. 3928/01477447-20100924-04 Proximal tibia reconstruction with a porous tantalum cone in a patient with Charcot arthropathy Troyer J, Levine BR Orthopedics 2009 May 32(5):358 Pilates training for use in rehabilitation after total hip and knee arthroplasty: a preliminary report Levine B, Kaplanek B, Jaffe WL Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Jun 467(6):1468-75 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 Glenoid bone deficiency in recurrent anterior shoulder instability: diagnosis and management Piasecki DP, Verma NN, Romeo AA, Levine WN, Bach BR Jr, Provencher MT J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2009 Aug 17(8):482-93 Surgical management of hip fractures: an evidence-based review of the literature. I: femoral neck fractures Miyamoto RG, Kaplan KM, Levine BR, Egol KA, Zuckerman JD J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2008 Oct 16(10):596-607 Surgical management of hip fractures: an evidence-based review of the literature. II: intertrochanteric fractures Kaplan K, Miyamoto R, Levine BR, Egol KA, Zuckerman JD J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2008 Nov 16(11):665-73 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 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 Psoriatic arthritis and arthroplasty: a review of the literature lofin I, Levine B, Badlani N, Klein GR, Jaffe WL Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis 2008 66(1):41-8
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Most of the patients that come to see me are asking whether or not they are ready for surgery. It’s kind of a big decision. It is a life changing decision because they’re about to part with their hip or their knee and take on an artificial joint.
I was a patient when I was younger with my shoulder, and I needed an operation to get me back to playing sports. And so I look at patients now as people who want to get back to — whether it be golf or just walking or whatever it is. And I think back when I was a patient and kind of put myself in their shoes and try to get them back to the function that I know that I wanted when I was younger and I know that they want now.