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Savyasachi C Thakkar, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Male

Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kutchi, Marathi

Expertise

Acetabulum Injuries, Arthroplasty, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Knee, Bow Legs, Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip, Deconditioning, Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis of the Hip), Discoid Meniscus, High Tibial Osteotomy, Hip Arthritis, Hip Bursitis, Hip Dislocations, Hip Fractures, Hip Impingement, Hip Injuries, Hip Labral Tears, Hip Replacement, Joint Injections, Joint Preservation, Joint Reconstruction, Knee Arthritis, Knee Dislocations, Knee Injuries, Knee Joint Arthroscopy, Knee Meniscus Repair, Knock Knees, Labral Tears of the Hip, Lateral Collateral Ligament Tears (LCL) Injury, Loose Body Removal (Knee), Medial Collateral Ligament Tears (MCL) Injury, Medial Patellar Femoral Ligament (MPFL) Injury, Meniscus Tears, Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries, OATS Cartilage Repair Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Osteochondral Lesions, Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee, Osteomalacia, Osteonecrosis, Partial Knee Replacement, Patella Tendon Rupture, Patellar Dislocations, Patellar Fracture (Broken Kneecap), Patellar Instability Stabilization, Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee), Platelet-Rich Plasma, Prosthetic Joint Infections, Revision Hip Surgery, Revision Knee Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Tear - Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Tear - Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Tendon Surgery, Tibial Spine/Eminence Fracture, Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy, Torn Cartilage, Total Hip Resurfacing ...read more

Research Interests

Robotic Joint Replacement; Computer-assisted Navigation in Joint Replacement; Revision Joint Replacement; Bearing Surfaces in Joint Replacement; Outpatient Joint Replacement; Opioid Reduction in Joint Replacement; Fast-Track Joint Replacement ...read more

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
10700 Charter Drive
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Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Odenton

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Odenton, MD 21113 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
601 N. Caroline St.
5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Background

Savyasachi “Savya” Thakkar, M.D., is a hip and knee reconstructive surgeon serving patients in the Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., metro areas. His expertise is in minimally invasive hip and knee surgery, including partial and total hip and knee replacement, outpatient joint replacement and complex revisions after previous joint replacement. Dr. Thakkar uses computer and robotic-assisted techniques for these procedures to provide cutting-edge care to patients with hip and knee arthritis.

Currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Thakkar completed his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and stayed for his residency with the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was the first recipient of the Ronald P. Byank leadership award as a chief resident. He continued his training as a knee arthritis and traumatology fellow in Switzerland, followed by an adult reconstruction fellowship in New York. He then pursued the prestigious European Knee Society traveling fellowship focusing on advanced surgical techniques in the management of arthritis.

Dr. Thakkar’s research interests include technological advances in the treatment of arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, the economic impact of arthritis and the optimization of hospital protocols for arthritis management. He is also interested in exploring same-day joint replacement surgery to help patients minimize time in the hospital and maximize return to function.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2010)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Orthopaedic Surgery (2015)

Fellowships

  • Hospital for Joint Diseases and Medical Center / Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Surgery (2018)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Hip & Knee Reconstruction, Computer-Assisted Navigated Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Total Joint Reconstruction, Revision Joint Reconstruction

Selected Publications

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Fassihi SC, Lee D, Tran AA, Lee R, Pollard T, Stadecker M, Stake S, Hughes AJ, Thakkar S. Total hip arthroplasty in an adult patient with pelvic dysmorphism, unilateral sacroiliac joint autofusion, and developmental hip dysplasia. Arthroplast Today. 2019 Nov 30;6(1):41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2019.10.006. eCollection 2020 Mar. PMID: 32211473

Roach RP, Clair AJ, Behery OA, Thakkar SC, Iorio R, Deshmukh AJ. Aseptic Loosening of Porous Metaphyseal Sleeves and Tantalum Cones in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review. J Knee Surg. 2020 Feb 19. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1701434. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32074656

Gu A, Chen FR, Chen AZ, Fassihi SC, Thakkar S, Unger AS, Liu J, Sculco PK, Ast MP. Preoperative hyponatremia is an independent risk factor for postoperative complications in aseptic revision hip and knee arthroplasty. J Orthop. 2020 Jan 25;20:224-227. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2020.01.028. eCollection 2020 Jul-Aug. PMID: 32051674

Fassihi SC, Gu A, Perim DA, Wei C, Stake S, Thakkar S, Unger AS, Ast MP, Sculco PK. Chronic preoperative corticosteroid use is not associated with surgical site infection following revision total knee arthroplasty. J Orthop. 2020 Jan 28;20:173-176. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2020.01.044. eCollection 2020 Jul-Aug. PMID: 3202514

Heyer, JH, Thakkar SC, Zittel K, Tozzi JE. Bilateral acetabular fractures treated with delayed total hip arthroplasty. Arthroplasty Today. 2020 Mar. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2020.02.005

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

  • Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • George Washington Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • MedStar Georgetown University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Courses and Syllabi

  • AAOS Resident Course on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Techniques
    Didactic and surgical skills
    2018 - 2018
  • Hip & Knee Reconstruction Surgery
    2016
  • Hip & Knee Reconstruction Surgery
    2016

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • European Knee Society Traveling Fellowship, European Knee Society, 2019 - 2019
  • William Jaffe Fellow Research Presentations, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2015 - 2016
  • European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery Award, ESTES, 2015 - 2015
  • Ronald P Byank Chief Resident Leadership Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010 - 2015
  • American Orthopaedic Association Leadership Award, AOA, 2014 - 2014
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Doris Duke Foundation, 2008 - 2009

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2014
  • AO Foundation, 2012
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, 2012
  • American Orthopaedic Association, 2014
  • Maryland Orthopaedic Association, 2010

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Journal of Arthroplasty, 2019
  • Reviewer - Arthroplasty Today, Arthroplasty Today, 2019

Videos & Media

Knee Replacement Surgery | Q&A with Savyasachi Thakkar, M.D.

Preparing for Hip Replacement Surgery | Q&A with Savyasachi Thakkar, M.D.

Hip Replacement Surgical Approaches | Q&A with Savyasachi Thakkar, M.D.

Preparing for Knee Replacement Surgery | Q&A with Savyasachi Thakkar, M.D.

Lectures and Presentations

  • Current Concepts of Revision Hip and Revision Knee Reconstruction Surgery
    Invited Lecture on Revision Hip and Knee Surgery, Academic, 3rd King Hussein Cancer Center Conference on Limb Salvage Surgery, Amman, Jordan (10/01/2018)
    King Hussein Cancer Center
  • Periprosthetic Hip and Knee Infections - Diagnosis and Management
    Invited Lecture on Perirprosthetic Joint Infections, Academic, 1st King Hussein Cancer Center conference on Surgical Oncology, Amman, Jordan (04/14/2019)
    King Hussein Cancer Center
  • Managing the Metaphyseal Defect in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Porous Metaphyseal Sleeves or Tantalum Cones?
    Scientific Exhibit, Academic, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada (03/12/2019)
    AAOS
  • Conversion Total Knee Arthroplasty – A Case for a New Current Procedural Terminology Code
    Scientific Exhibit, Academic, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada (03/12/2019)
    AAOS

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Hip Replacement Recovery: Q&A with a Hip and Knee SpecialistJohns Hopkins Medicine (May 2020)

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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