Faculty Profile

Dr. Evan M. Schwechter, M.D.

Evan M. Schwechter, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Interests

Dr.  Evan Schwechter completed his medical degree at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. He served as intern and resident at Montefiore Medical Center, where he was awarded the Richard Selznick Memorial Research award. He completed his fellowship in adult joint reconstruction surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  

Dr. Schwechter specializes in adult primary and revision hip and knee reconstruction, with a particular interest in complex joint replacement, direct anterior approach total hip replacement (DAA), partial knee replacement, and personalized, patient specific total knee replacement. 

His research has been published in major orthopaedic journals including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) and the Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA), and has been presented at several national meetings.  Dr. Schwechter is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Selected Publications

Original Communications in Peer Reviewed Journals

Schwechter EM, Schwarzkopf R, Fitz W. Stage IV medial femoral condyle osteochondritis dissecans treated with unicompartmental arthroplasty and trabecular metal augmentation. J Bone Joint Surg Case Connect 2013;3:e32.

Schwechter EM, Folk D, Varshney AK, et al. Optimal irrigation and debridement of infected joint implants: An in vitro MRSA biofilm model. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Sept;26(6):109-113.

Sabharwal S, Schwechter EM. Five-Year Follow Up of Ankle Joint Distraction for Post-traumatic Chondrolysis in an Adolescent: A Case Report. Foot Ankle Int. 2007 Aug;28(8):942-948

Schwechter EM, Swan KG. Raoul Hoffmann and His External Fixator. J Bone Joint Surg. 2007 Mar;89A(3):672-678.

Schwechter EM, Veliskova J, Velisek L.  Correlation Between Extracellular Glucose and Seizure Susceptibility in Adult Rats.  Ann Neurol. 2003 Jan;53(1):91-101.

Books, Chapters in Books, and Review Articles

Schwechter EM, Brick, G, Ready, J. Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement.  Techniques in Arthroplasty. JP Medical Publishers (in press)

Schwechter EM, Schwarzkopf R. The Modified Dall Approach for Total Hip Replacement. Techniques in Arthroplasty. JP Medical Publishers (in press)

Schwechter EM, Fitz W.  Design Rationale for Customized TKA: A New Idea or Revisiting the Past?  Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2012 Dec;5(4)303-8.

Schwechter EM. Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery [book review]. J Bone Joint Surg. 2007 Oct;89A(10):2325-2326.

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