Dr. Corey Burak Phelps Memorial Hospital With this anterior approach operation, if the implants aren’t placed correctly, we are able to move them; we don’t have to wait until we’re in the recovery room. Plus, it enables us to get the leg lengths and the other biomechanical parameters of the hip more exact by using the X-ray,” says Dr. Burak. The benefits are impressive; all muscles and natural stability are preserved.
Hip implants include three components, which are the cup, femoral head and a stem that fits into the femur. The three basic choices of material for the devices are metal on metal, ceramic on metal or metal on polyethylene.
Dr. Burak was the first orthopaedic surgeon in the northeast United States to use the anterior approach technique. He states that the key to truly maximizing the benefits of the less-invasive technique involves the use of the Hana table. “Basically, the table is a positioning device,” says Dr. Burak. The table allows traction of the operative extremity, combined with hyperextension, external and internal rotation of the hip and lowering of foot to the ground during the surgery. The anterior approach with the [Hana] table allows me to perform the surgery on anybody. I’ve done patients from 95 pounds up to 400 pounds. A common question patients have is, Am I a candidate? I tell them, Everybody’s a candidate.
Corey F. Burak, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from SUNY – HSC at Syracuse College of Medicine in Syracuse, NY, where his honors included a general surgery clerkship, ophthalmology clerkship, orthopaedic surgery elective and orthopaedic surgery A.I. In addition, Dr. Burak ranked 244 (98th percentile) for USMLE Step I, 243 (97th percentile) for USMLE Step II and passed ABOS Part 1 in the 98th percentile. He served his general surgery internship at Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City and his orthopaedic surgery residency at Tulane University Hospital and Medical Center in New Orleans, where he also completed a research fellowship in adult reconstruction under Dr. Robert L. Barrack. Dr. Burak also completed a fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty at Dorr Arthritis Institute in Los Angeles. He received the Rockwood and Green Award in 2002. Dr. Burak is board certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.For more information about Dr. Burak and the anterior approach total-hip technique, call Phelps Memorial Hospital Center Physician Referral Service at (914) 366-3367.Primary Practice
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