Michael Bronson, MD, Chief of Joint Replacement Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Performs Pioneering Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

Minimally invasive anterior technique reduces pain, blood loss and recovery time while improving joint stability.

 – September 10, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Michael Bronson, MD, Chief of Joint Replacement Surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has added the cutting edge technology of anterior total hip replacement to the hospital. Anterior hip replacement is the only total hip surgery involving no cutting of muscles, which dramatically reduces post-surgical pain, blood loss and recovery time.

Dr. Bronson is among the few doctors in the New York City area performing anterior total hip replacement surgery, in which surgeons reach the hip joint without detaching muscle from the pelvis or femur by approaching the hip from the front. Experts believe the procedure offers short and long term patient benefits as well as health care cost savings.

"I'm thrilled to offer this extraordinary surgery to our patients at the Joint Replacement Center," said Dr. Bronson. "This revolutionary surgery has the potential to help people continue their normal routine due to the shorter recovery and rehabilitation required."

Dr. Bronson is the founding surgeon of the Joint Replacement Center and LeFrak Center for Patient Education at Mount Sinai's School of Medicine, one of the leading centers if its kind in the country and the only one of its kind in New York City. Dr. Bronson is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic surgeons, specializing in the field of joint replacement. He has been published extensively and lectured around the world.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News and World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by U.S. News and World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News and World Report Honor Roll. Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. 

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