Roy I. Davidovitch M.D.
Dr. Davidovitch received his subspecialty training in the field of Orthopaedic Trauma and Hip and Pelvis Reconstruction at Harvard Medical School.He completed the prestigious NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Surgery residency program where he was awarded the Frauenthal Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. Dr. Davidovitch received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and awarded the University of Chicago Award for Outstanding Performance in Research in the General Field of Surgery.
Dr. Davidovitch was the first surgeon in New York City (NYC) to perform the minimally invasive (MIS) Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement and has since successfully performed hundreds of these procedures.Unlike other approaches to the hip, the Anterior Hip Replacement is truly a minimally invasive approach since the major stabilizing tendons and muscles of the hip are not cut during the procedure. The Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement requires a specially designed surgical table (OSI Hana Table) now available at the
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. The goal of the anterior approach total hip replacement is to return patients to their normal functional level in an accelerated fashion.
Dr. Davidovitch has lectured extensively on the anterior approach total hip replacement at local and national academic meetings and serves as a consultant to Stryker Orthoapedics and Maksurgical on this topic.
As the Director of the New York Hip Center Dr. Davidovitch also focuses on the care of the Young Adult and Athlete with Hip Pain. As such, Dr. Davidovitch performs a variety of specialized hip preserving surgical procedures such as Hip Arthroscopy (for the treatment of Labrumtears and Femoral Acetabular Impingement), open surgical dislocation, pelvic and hip osteotomy (for the treatment of hip dysplasia), treatment of avascular necrosis of the hip, and repair of tendon injuries around the hip (ie. gluteus medius, hamstring, rectus Femoris).
As a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Trauma surgeon Dr. Davidovitch gained extensive experience in the treatment of complex Pelvic and Acetabulum Fractures, repair of Non-Unions of Hip Fractures and treatment of complex Hip and Femur Fractures. Dr. Davidovitch has a particular interest in the treatment of the young adult with a hip fracture. Direct hospital transfers to the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for treatment of the above injuries are accepted in most cases pending insurance clearance and surgeon availability.
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