A common cause of hip pain, hip arthritis is defined as inflammation of the hip joint due to cartilage deterioration.
Knee arthritis is defined as painful inflammation of the knee joint resulting from cartilage deterioration.
When artificial joints fail or wear over time, a revision joint replacement surgery may be necessary.
Dr. Peter K. Sculco is a hip and knee orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Dr. Sculco specializes in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, including primary and complex revision joint replacements. As a part of the renowned HSS network, Dr. Sculco is committed to evidence-based medicine, collaborative care with other physicians, and using the latest research and highest quality implants to deliver personalized care and superior results.
Dr. Sculco provides a wide range of advanced hip and knee replacement procedures.
Dr. Peter K. Sculco is dedicated to getting his patients back to their normal routines with improved joint function and reduced or eliminated pain. With his rapid recovery approach, Dr. Sculco employs various interventions designed to ensure a faster recovery, while making the perioperative process as seamless and streamlined as possible. Interventions include soft tissue & blood loss management during surgery and simple pose avoidance instructions and cold therapy compression following surgery, among other treatment modalities.Learn More +
My experience at HSS was stellar. I wish all doctors were as committed to caring for their patients as Dr. Sculco is. He truly cares about the well being of his patients. His staff and the hospital staff are second to none! Thank you to everyone there for taking care of me!
After running 10 marathons and doing physical work for 40 years, my right hip was completely devoid of cartilage and was severely damaged. I was in constant acute pain but I put off surgery out of fear. When I finally decided to schedule the surgery, the orthopedic surgeon I had selected was retired. To my great fortune, his highly skilled and compassionate son had taken his place. I could not have been more impressed or more satisfied with Dr. Peter Sculco. His fine carpentry allowed me to climb to the very top of Mt. Guanaco in Ushuaia Patagonia with my family on Christmas Day. Thank you Dr. Sculco and HSS!!
After the knee replacement surgery, now I just feel wonderful and I am grateful for the decision to have bilateral knee replacement surgery at HSS... As I am writing this, I have not taken pain medications since I was released from a local acute rehab facility... The best result is no more pain in the knees. I look forward to Summer 2017 as I feel wonderful. All the best to Dr. Peter Sculco and the tremendous HSS staff. The nurse care was quite exceptional and responded to my bell calls with a smile and compassion.
Dr. Sculco took the time and interest to find out how to fix my knee problems. After two physicians, two replacements and a revision surgery I was still in discomfort. Dr. Sculco looked at my films and did thorough exams to come up with a treatment plan. Traveling to HSS in New York was the best decision I made regarding my knee. He is thorough, kind, compassionate and accessible with answers to your questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Sculco.
Highly skilled, competent, personable surgeon supported by a professional, caring staff. Highly recommended! Total hip replacement Friday AM, home Saturday PM and walking with cane up and down stairs by Tuesday!
Bilateral knee surgery last Monday (October 3rd) walked up and down a flight of hospital stairs unassisted with no pain on Friday October 7th. HSS is an amazing professional and caring institution and Dr. Peter Sculco is kind, personable and professional. I am thrilled at the results! The surgical and post op period was smooth and totally organized.
Dr. Sculco, a thorough and personal surgeon. Couldn't be more pleased in being directed towards his expertise regarding my complicated medical case.