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Fort Lauderdale, FL - Dr. Jonathan Levy, chief of orthopedics at Holy Cross Hospital and clinical director of the Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute, was published this month in two peer-reviewed medical journals. The published articles included research from the Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute, which advances the field of orthopedics through high-quality, clinical and basic science, research and education.

The journal Current Orthopaedic Practice published Dr. Levy's article, "Reverse shoulder replacement: initial complication rate after fellowship experience," which he coauthored with physician assistant Sara M. Blum, in its May/June 2011 issue. Dr. Levy’s and Blum's study evaluated the role of subspecialty fellowships in overcoming the learning curve among surgeons for reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Dr. Levy also coauthored the article "Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis for Acute Four-Part Fracture: Tuberosity Fixation Using a Horseshoe Graft," with Brian Badman, M.D., which was published in the May 2011 issue ofJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma Their research found that the horseshoe graft technique provides a reliable means for anatomic restoration of the tuberosities, facilitating the return of shoulder function in elderly patients with complex four-part proximal humerus fractures treated with a reverse total shoulder.

The author of more than 30 peer-reviewed orthopedic articles published since 2006, Dr. Levy also was a co-designer of the Monoblock Reverse Shoulder Replacement, which was first performed in 2010, and he helped establish the Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute in 2011. Dr. Levy also developed a tertiary referral center for shoulder and elbow surgery to manage complex shoulder and elbow problems in the tri-county area.

A volunteer clinical professor at the University of Miami's Department of Orthopedics, Dr. Levy received his M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital and a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Florida Orthopedic Institute.

Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute

Holy Cross Hospital is considered a pioneer in introducing new orthopedic surgery techniques and its orthopedic program is nationally recognized for excellence. Current research at Holy Cross includes investigating the outcomes of robotic-assisted knee replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, total knee arthroplasty, surgical treatment of shoulder fractures, neuromodulation and minimally invasive lumbar decompression.

The Orthopedic Research Institute is projected to grow to include subspecialty fellowship training as well as a surgical teaching laboratory and biomechanics lab.

For more than 50 years, Holy Cross has been at the forefront of orthopedic innovation and was among the first to pioneer total hip arthroplasty, robotic-assisted knee surgery, all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic hip surgery and reverse shoulder replacement. Holy Cross Hospital was the first site in the world where a MAKO robotic-assisted knee surgery was performed and in 2010, the first advanced sensor assisted knee surgery in the world was performed at Holy Cross in a procedure that allows surgeons to obtain improved soft tissue balance and patient specific kinematics.

The orthopedic program at Holy Cross is also responsible for establishing key protocols for orthopedic rehabilitation and introducing leading-edge techniques to speed recovery and minimize pain. Holy Cross has garnered numerous recognitions for its orthopedic program, including ranking as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report.

The Holy Cross Orthopedic Research Institute is located at 5597 N. Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale.

For more information call (954) 958-4800 or visit www.holycrossorthopedics.com.