Surgical and non-operative treatment of arthritic hip and knee problems. Joint replacement.


Hip, Knee


Arthritis, Joint Replacement

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Donald R. Polakoff, MD has maintained an orthopaedic practice emphasizing excellence in patient care and surgical outcomes, teaching, clinical innovation and research. Dr. Polakoff has performed thousands of hip and knee replacements with superlative outcomes and patient satisfaction, enduring over years of clinical follow-up.

Dr. Polakoff has played a significant role in the development of innovative techniques for treatment of the arthritic hip and knee. He is a designing surgeon for a minimally-invasive partial knee replacement, and served as a "limited release" surgeon during the development of cementless total hips, hip resurfacing, and patient-specific knee and hip replacements. He is a Principal Investigator for important clinical studies, including FDA multi-center studies evaluating biologic ingrowth in cementless total hips, researching joint lubrication injections for the non-operative treatment of osteoarthritis, and studying the success of advanced total knee materials, designed for increased longevity.

Dr. Polakoff holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is a core member of the academic faculty, and is the Faculty of the Year awardee. Dr. Polakoff graduated from Cornell University with Distinction in All Subjects, and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. degree at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York. His Orthopaedic Surgery residency was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Polakoff was selected for a post-residency fellowship in joint replacement and arthritis surgery at Harvard Medical School-Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

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University Hip and Knee Orthopaedic Specialists LLC - Monroe office 111 Union Valley Road Suite 102 Monroe Township, NJ USA 08831 View map Phone (609) 655-1818 Fax (609) 655-1814

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