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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center - Joint Replacement
Hip injuries and disorders
Hip joint replacement
Hip surgery, revision
Knee injuries and disorders
Knee joint replacement
Knee surgery, revision
Outcome studies of total joint replacement
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.
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 How to do a revision total hip arthroplasty: revision of the acetabulum. Sporer SM. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jul 20 93(14):1359-64 Early Aseptic Loosening With a Precoated Low-Profile Tibial Component: A Case Series Foran JR, Whited BW, Sporer SM J Arthroplasty 2011 Jan 12 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. Achieving stability and lower limb length in total hip arthroplasty. Berend KR, Sporer SM, Sierra RJ, Glassman AH, Morris MJ. Instr Course Lect. 2011 60:229-46. 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 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 Achieving stability and lower-limb length in total hip arthroplasty Berend KR, Sporer SM, Sierra RJ, Glassman AH, Morris MJ J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010 Nov 92(16):2737-52 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 Fracture of a modular femoral neck after total hip arthroplasty: a case report Wright G, Sporer S, Urban R, Jacobs J J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010 Jun 92(6):1518-21 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 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 The feasibility and perioperative complications of outpatient knee arthroplasty Berger RA, Kusuma SK, Sanders SA, Thill ES, Sporer SM Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Jun 467(6):1443-9 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 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 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 Management of severe bone loss in acetabular revision using a trabecular metal shell Flecher X, Sporer S, Paprosky W J Arthroplasty 2008 Oct 23(7):949-55 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 "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
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There are a lot of treatment options for people with arthritic conditions of their hip and their knee. Everything from very non-operative measures, whether it be therapy or some medications, all the way to the other end of the extreme where we do hip and knee replacements. So patients that come in have got options for treatments. So that just because you have an arthritic condition of the joint does not necessarily mean that we jump right to surgery.
Whether it’s playing with their grandchildren, whether it’s going out and being able to go back and do some type of athletic events, whether it’s hiking and climbing — all of those activities that were once important to people and often times they lost because of their arthritic condition — we’re able to restore them back to that. So if we can have a patient that is able to increase their activities, get back to doing what they want to do, and primarily get back to doing it pain-free, that’s a success in my opinion.