Orthopedic and Spine Leader to Know: Dr. Robert T. Deveney of Danbury Hospital in Connecticut

Written by Laura Dyrda | August 20, 2010 | Print  |
As patients continue maintaining an active lifestyle into middle age, more patients in their 30s and 40s seek the services of physicians such as Robert T. Deveney, MD, co-director of the total joint replacement program at Danbury (Conn.) Hospital. Dr. Deveney has a professional interest in disorders of the hip and knee, minimally invasive total hip and knee replacement and hip resurfacing and was recently featured in a Shoreline Plus article on the topic.

"Hip resurfacing is an alternative to standard hip replacement surgery which preserves bone in the femur," said Dr. Deveny in the article. "It's a good option for younger patients…because the preserved bone allows for a continued active lifestyle. It also makes it easier to perform any potential revision surgeries in the future."

In addition to seeing his patients, Dr. Deveney conducts research on topics including hip extension osteotomy for flatback syndrome and inferior hip locations. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgery and a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Deveney earned his medical degree at State University of New York in downstate Brooklyn and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at The New York Orthopedic Hospital. His additional training includes a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Piedmont Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Read more about orthopedic and spine industry leaders:

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Andrew C. Hecht of Mount Sinai Medical Center

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Gary Michelson of Los Angeles

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