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Total Joint Replacement Adult Reconstruction Fellow Perspective
by Eric Cohen, MD, the first adult reconstruction fellow
The Brown University Adult Reconstruction Fellowship is truly comprehensive, covering every aspect of primary and revision total hip and knee arthroplasty. There is a broad exposure to different surgical approaches and philosophies.
The faculty utilizes direct anterior, anterolateral, and posterior approaches for total hip arthroplasty and there is exposure to gap balancing and measured resection for total knee arthroplasty. Faculty members are excited to include the fellow in all of their interesting and complex cases, which as a result provides an extraordinary revision hip and knee arthroplasty experience. Brown University is the tertiary referral center for Rhode Island and there is no shortage of revision cases, peri-prosthetic fractures and infection cases.
The fellowship curriculum emphasizes the fellow’s learning experience and allows flexibility in rotation schedules (in order) to be a part of the unique cases, conduct influential research, and attend courses and conferences.
This fellowship is everything I am looking for in a fellowship: congenial faculty, broad exposure to different surgical approaches, complicated primary and revision arthroplasty, and the freedom and encouragement to grow and learn as a young arthroplasty surgeon.
After this fellowship, I have no doubt that I will be comfortable handling any complex adult reconstruction problem.