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Elie Ghanem, M.D.

Primary hip and knee replacement • Anterior approach to the hip • Same day surgery hip and knee replacement • Gap-balancing techniques for total knee replacements • Revision hip and knee replacement for mechanical failure and joint infection • Outcomes clinical research after primary and revision joint replacement • Basic science research focused on joint infection and avascular necrosis of bone

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Primary hip and knee replacement Anterior approach to the hip
  • Same day surgery hip and knee replacement
  • Gap-balancing techniques for total knee replacements
  • Revision hip and knee replacement for mechanical failure and joint infection
  • Outcomes clinical research after primary and revision joint replacement
  • Basic science research focused on joint infection and avascular necrosis of bone

 

 

As section chief of joint arthroplasty, Ghanem is an expert in primary hip arthroplasty, utilizing different approaches including anterior approach. He also performs primary knee replacements with gap balancing techniques.

Ghanem’s work to standardize perioperative management of total joint patients including pain control has led to significant reductions in length of stay and improved outcomes. This endeavor has culminated in creating a same day surgery program where both hip and knee replacements can be performed safely as outpatient procedures in certain patients. He also performs complex revision hip and knee replacements for different causes of failure including loosening of implants, fractures, instability/dislocations, and joint infection.

Ghanem’s clinical research focuses on outcomes after primary and revision joint replacements with an emphasis on post-traumatic arthritis of the hip and knee after sustaining a fracture in or around the joints. Currently, he is working on developing new and improved techniques in diagnosing and treating joint infection. Ghanem conducts basic science research in the UAB Orthopaedic Lab with emphasis on understanding the pathophysiology of avascular necrosis of the hip and joint infection utilizing advanced technology, including RNA sequencing.

 

 

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