• Treatment of hip and knee arthritis

  • Mini-incision total hip replacement

  • Minimally invasive total knee replacement

  • Revision hip and knee replacement surgery

  • Partial knee replacement

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacment

Special training in Hip Resurfacing

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Hip resurfacing is a newer procedure that is more technically demanding than total hip replacement. Because the femoral head is left in place during a resurfacing, the exposure during the operation is more difficult. Also, the placement of the implants is critical for range of motion, function, and longevity. As such, it is imperative that hip resurfacing be performed by a surgeon with additional training and experience.

To this end, I have traveled around the world to gain as much experience as possible. I spent additional time learning techniques from some of the recognized masters of hip resurfacing. In particular, I spent time with Drs. Harlan Amstutz and Thomas Schmalzried at the Joint Replacement Institute in Los Angeles, Dr. Thomas Gross in Columbia, SC, Dr. Koen DeSmet in Ghent, Belgium, and Mr. Derek McMinn in Birmingham, UK.

I still keep in regular contact with these and other hip resurfacing surgeons around the world, in order to stay current with new research findings and to share my own experiences. I participate in national and international conferences to continue to learn and educate others about hip resurfacing.

I am proud to say that I am now host to many surgeons who visit me to learn my technique of hip resurfacing. In addition, I have been asked to perform live surgical demonstrations of hip resurfacing for the 10th annual BHR meeting in Miami, FL 2007, for the Niarchos International Hip Conference at HSS 2007, and for the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement in Las Vegas, NV 2008.

Dr. Su with Dr. Amstutz

Dr. Su (right) with Dr. Amstutz at Hospital for Special Surgery, collaborating on hip resurfacing research projects in January 2006

Dr. Edwin Su and Mr. Derek McMinn

Dr. Edwin Su (left) and Mr. Derek McMinn (right), prior to scrubbing in a hip resurfacing procedure at Hospital for Special Surgery, in March 2008

Dr. Su visiting Dr. Koen DeSmet

Dr. Su visiting Dr. Koen DeSmet, in Ghent, Belgium (2005)

Dr. Su visiting Dr. Koen DeSmet

Dr. Su visiting Dr. Koen DeSmet, in Ghent, Belgium (2005)

CERTIFICATION

The American Board of Arthroscopic Surgery

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association