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Adult Reconstruction

The Division of Adult Reconstruction focuses on providing comprehensive care to patients suffering from hip and knee joint-related conditions. Our expert orthopaedic surgeons combine the latest scientific research with innovative surgical techniques to relieve pain and improve joint function, helping to transform the lives of our patients. Specialists in this division treat a variety of conditions, which include inflammatory arthropathy and degenerative osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis, congenital and post-traumatic injuries, infections, and fractures.

One of the division's primary research areas is studying the outcomes of joint replacement surgeries. The team uses large national databases to analyze the effectiveness of different surgical techniques, implant designs, and patient-specific factors on outcomes such as postoperative complications, revision rates, and patient satisfaction. This research helps to identify best practices and refine surgical techniques to ensure patients receive the highest possible quality of care.

Another important research focus is the development and testing of new biomaterials and implant designs. The faculty collaborates with researchers from multiple disciplines, including biomedical engineering and materials science, to explore novel approaches to joint reconstruction. These collaborations aim to advance the understanding of wear characteristics, biocompatibility, and implant longevity, leading to the development of improved orthopaedic devices and surgical techniques.

Faculty members in the Division of Adult Reconstruction in Orthopedics are actively involved in studying the impact of surgical infections and developing strategies to minimize their occurrence. These efforts include examining the role of various patient factors, surgical techniques, and perioperative management strategies on infection rates.

The division’s tradition of surgical innovation is proudly inspired by the late Kristaps J. Keggi, MD, who was the first surgeon in the United States to utilize the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) for Hip Reconstruction at Yale in the 1970s. That technique, which transformed the lives of patients using minimally invasive surgery (MIS), remains the gold standard to this day.

Adult Reconstruction Faculty

Division Administration

Kristaps Juris Keggi, M.D.

In Memoriam