Dr. Peter K. Sculco, Hip & Knee Replacement Specialist in NYC

Portrait of Dr. Peter Sculco, NYC Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeon

About Dr. Peter K. Sculco

Dr. Peter Sculco specializes in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacements. He attended Princeton University for his undergraduate education where he majored in Neuroscience and Art History and was a member of the track and field team. He graduated medical school from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Sculco completed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), where he was elected as an Emerging Leader for the American Orthopedic Association. During his training, he received the Joseph M. Lane resident research grant for his work on hip vascularity. He also received the chief resident award given by the nurses and operating room staff to the graduating resident who best exemplified professionalism, compassion and interdisciplinary collaboration for patient care. After residency, Dr. Sculco completed his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic where he received the Mark Coventry, MD Fellows Award in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Following his fellowship, he returned to join the staff at HSS. Dr. Sculco is a part of the Complex Joint Replacement Center which serves as a single point of access to medical care for patients with complex joint disorders. He has been recognized at national and international meetings for his academic research in hip and knee reconstruction.

Special Expertise & Areas of Interest


Mark Coventry, MD Mayo Clinic Fellowship Award, 2015
Chief Resident Award, 2014
Joseph P. Lane Resident Research Award for Hip Vascularity, 2013
American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leader, 2012

Selected Research

Tantalum Cones Provide Durable Mid-term Fixation in Revision TKA.
De Martino I, De Santis V, Sculco PK, D’Apolito R, Assini JB, Gasparini G., Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Irrigation and debridement for periprosthetic infections of the hip and factors determining outcome.
Triantafyllopoulos GK, Poultsides LA, Sakellariou VI, Zhang W, Sculco PK, Ma Y, Sculco TP., Int Orthop. 2015 Jun;39(6):1203-9. doi: 10.1007/s00264-015-2753-3. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Perioperative solutions for rapid recovery joint arthroplasty: get ahead and stay ahead.
Sculco PK, Pagnano MW., J Arthroplasty. 2015 Apr;30(4):518-20. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.01.036. Epub 2015 Jan 30

High Risk of Wound Complications Following Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty in Obese Patients.
Watts CD, Houdek MT, Wagner ER, Sculco PK, Chalmers BP, Taunton MJ., J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jun 12. pii: S0883-5403(15)00528-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.06.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Targeting a New Safe Zone: A Step in the Development of Patient-Specific Component Positioning for Total Hip Arthroplasty.
McLawhorn AS, Sculco PK, Weeks KD, Nam D, Mayman DJ., Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Jun;44(6):270-6.

Dual mobility cups in total hip arthroplasty.
De Martino I, Triantafyllopoulos GK, Sculco PK, Sculco TP., World J Orthop. 2014 Jul 18;5(3):180-7. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.180. eCollection 2014 Jul 18. Review.

Acetabular component positioning in primary THA via an anterior, posterolateral, or posterolateral-navigated surgical technique.
Nam D, Sculco PK, Su EP, Alexiades MM, Figgie MP, Mayman DJ., Orthopedics. 2013 Dec;36(12):e1482-7.

Leg-length inequalities following THA based on surgical technique.
Nam D, Sculco PK, Abdel MP, Alexiades MM, Figgie MP, Mayman DJ., Orthopedics. 2013 Apr;36(4):e395-400. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20130327-11.

Simultaneous-bilateral TKA: double trouble – opposes.
Sculco TP, Sculco PK.,J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Nov;94(11 Suppl A):93-4. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.94B11.30829.

Highly cross-linked polyethylene may not have an advantage in total knee arthroplasty.
Sakellariou VI, Sculco P, Poultsides L, Wright T, Sculco TP., HSS J. 2013 Oct;9(3):264-9. doi: 10.1007/s11420-013-9352-x. Epub 2013 Aug 10. Review.

To view a full list of all of Dr. Sculco’s research articles, please visit PubMed.

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