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Henry A. Finn

InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentOrthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Henry Finn, MD, is a leader in joint replacement surgery — having performed more than 9,000 surgical procedures.

    His clinical interests include joint replacement surgery, prosthetic design and soft-tissue reconstruction to address the most difficult adult orthopaedic reconstructive problems.

    Dr. Finn has authored numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters. He is the editor of a textbook devoted to the reconstruction of the musculoskeletal system afflicted with metastatic cancer. He is also an editor for the Journal of Arthroplasty.

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    Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PennsylvaniaB.S.1980Health Sciences
    Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1976-1980 M.D1980
    Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Internship, Department of Surgery1981
    Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaResidency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery1985
    Department of Surgery,, Chicago, Illinois 1985-1986 Clinical Fellow, Section of Orthopedic Surgery1986
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    2015JACHO Re-Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital
    2013JACHO Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery at Weiss Memorial
    2012International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Top Doctor
    2012Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors (Hip and Knee Replacement)
    2012Medical Director – Chicago Center for Orthopedics (CCO), Tenet Health Systems, Chicago, Illinois
    2011Chicago Magazine’s Top Docs for Jocks (Orthopedics)
    2011The Blue Distinction Program Award for Knee/Hip Replacement
    2010United Health Care Premium Specialty Total Joint Center (received 3 stars – the highest quality rati
    2010Aetna Institutes of Quality Orthopedic Care for TJR
    2010Wilkes University Health Sciences Distinguished Service Award
    2010Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors (Hip and Knee Replacement)

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    1. Schneider AM, Rice SJ, Lancaster N, McGraw M, Farid Y, Finn HA. Low-Dose Irradiation and Rotating-Hinge Revision for the Treatment of Severe Idiopathic Arthrofibrosis Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Review of 60 Patients With a Mean 6-Year Follow-Up. J Arthroplasty. 2024 Apr; 39(4):1075-1082. PMID: 37863275.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Hanna M, Farid YR, Finn HA. Low-dose Preoperative Unshielded Radiation Is Effective in Heterotopic Ossification Prophylaxis and Does Not Affect Porous Fixation in Total Hip Arthroplasty at 2 Years Minimum Follow-up: A Radiographic Study. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2022 Mar 01; 30(5):223-228. PMID: 35133992.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Patil S, Luis C, Finn H. Porous Femoral Fixation in Total Hip Arthroplasty with Short Anatomical Stem: Radiographic Evaluation. Clin Orthop Surg. 2017 Sep; 9(3):255-262. PMID: 28861191; PMCID: PMC5567019.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Farid YR, Thakral R, Finn HA. Intermediate-Term Results of 142 Single-Design, Rotating-Hinge Implants: Frequent Complications May Not Preclude Salvage of Severely Affected Knees. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Dec; 30(12):2173-80. PMID: 26169452.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Farid YR, Thakral R, Finn HA. Low-dose irradiation and constrained revision for severe, idiopathic, arthrofibrosis following total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Sep; 28(8):1314-20. PMID: 23523206.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. Kotwal SY, Farid YR, Patil SS, Alden KJ, Finn HA. Intramedullary rod and cement static spacer construct in chronically infected total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2012 Feb; 27(2):253-259.e4. PMID: 21783338.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Kotwal SY, Finn HA. A 17-year follow-up of modified "Harrington" reconstruction after acetabular resection. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Dec; 26(8):1570.e21-4. PMID: 21296550.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Kachar SM, Williams KM, Finn HA. Neuroma of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve a cause of reversible knee stiffness after total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Sep; 23(6):927-30. PMID: 18722295.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Taunt CJ, Finn H, Baumann P. Immediate weight bearing after cementless total hip arthroplasty. Orthopedics. 2008 03; 31(3):223. PMID: 19292251.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    10. Mehta V, Finn HA. Femoral artery and vein injury after cerclage wiring of the femur: a case report. J Arthroplasty. 2005 Sep; 20(6):811-4. PMID: 16139723.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Gitomirski ML, Finn HA. Medial gastrocnemius flap for reconstruction of knee extensor mechanism disruption after total knee replacement (TKR). Surg Technol Int. 2004; 12:221-8. PMID: 15455330.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Palmer SW, Luu HH, Finn HA. Hip-vagina fistula after acetabular revision. J Arthroplasty. 2003 Jun; 18(4):533-6. PMID: 12820103.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Patel NS, Ibrahim DT, Finn HA, Patel NS, Ibrahim DT, Finn HA. Knee extensor mechanism reconstruction with medial gastrocnemius flap. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2002 May; (398):176-81. PMID: 11964648.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Baumann PA, Cunningham B, Patel NS, Finn HA, Baumann PA, Cunningham B, Patel NS, Finn HA. Aspergillus fumigatus infection in a mega prosthetic total knee arthroplasty: salvage by staged reimplantation with 5-year follow-up. J Arthroplasty. 2001 Jun; 16(4):498-503. PMID: 11402415.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    15. Bergquist PE, Baumann PA, Finn HA. Total knee arthroplasty in an adult with congenital dislocation of the patella. J Arthroplasty. 2001 Apr; 16(3):384-8. PMID: 11307139.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Munjal S, Leopold SS, Kornreich D, Shott S, Finn HA. CT-generated 3-dimensional models for complex acetabular reconstruction. J Arthroplasty. 2000 Aug; 15(5):644-53. PMID: 10960004.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Renz CL, Thurn JD, Finn HA, Lynch JP, Moss J. Antihistamine prophylaxis permits rapid vancomycin infusion. Crit Care Med. 1999 Sep; 27(9):1732-7. PMID: 10507591.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    18. Draganich LF, Whitehurst JB, Chou LS, Piotrowski GA, Pottenger LA, Finn HA. The effects of the rotating-hinge total knee replacement on gait and stair stepping. J Arthroplasty. 1999 Sep; 14(6):743-55. PMID: 10512448.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Renz CL, Laroche D, Thurn JD, Finn HA, Lynch JP, Thisted R, Moss J. Tryptase levels are not increased during vancomycin-induced anaphylactoid reactions. Anesthesiology. 1998 Sep; 89(3):620-5. PMID: 9743397.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    20. Renz CL, Thurn JD, Finn HA, Lynch JP, Moss J. Oral antihistamines reduce the side effects from rapid vancomycin infusion. Anesth Analg. 1998 Sep; 87(3):681-5. PMID: 9728853.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    21. Krishnamurthy AB, Finn HA. Osteonecrosis of the proximal tibia. Orthopedics. 1998 Apr; 21(4):478-81. PMID: 9571683.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Heller WA, Gottlieb LJ, Zachary LS, Finn HA. The use of quantitative bacteriologic assessment of bone. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997 Aug; 100(2):397-401. PMID: 9252607.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    23. Lee MY, Finn HA, Lazda VA, Thistlethwaite JR, Simon MA. Bone allografts are immunogenic and may preclude subsequent organ transplants. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1997 Jul; (340):215-9. PMID: 9224259.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Jaureguito JW, Dubois CM, Smith SR, Gottlieb LJ, Finn HA. Medial gastrocnemius transposition flap for the treatment of disruption of the extensor mechanism after total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1997 Jun; 79(6):866-73. PMID: 9199384.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Peabody TD, Monson D, Montag A, Schell MJ, Finn H, Simon MA. A comparison of the prognoses for deep and subcutaneous sarcomas of the extremities. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1994 Aug; 76(8):1167-73. PMID: 8056797.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Phillips FM, Pottenger LA, Finn HA, Vandermolen J. Cementless total hip arthroplasty in patients with steroid-induced avascular necrosis of the hip. A 62-month follow-up study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1994 Jun; (303):147-54. PMID: 8194225.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    27. Simon MA, Finn HA. Diagnostic strategy for bone and soft-tissue tumors. Instr Course Lect. 1994; 43:527-36. PMID: 9097183.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Simon MA, Finn HA. Diagnostic strategy for bone and soft-tissue tumors. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1993 Apr; 75(4):622-31. PMID: 8478392.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Kneisl JS, Finn HA, Simon MA. Mobile knee reconstructions after resection of malignant tumors of the distal femur. Orthop Clin North Am. 1991 Jan; 22(1):105-19. PMID: 1992428.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Finn HA, Simon MA. Limb-salvage surgery in the treatment of osteosarcoma in skeletally immature individuals. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1991 Jan; (262):108-18. PMID: 1984905.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Rimmerman A, Finn H, Schnee J, Klein I. Token reinforcement in the psychosocial rehabilitation of individuals with chronic mental illness: is it effective over time? Int J Rehabil Res. 1991; 14(2):123-30. PMID: 1938023.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Finn HA, Nicholas RW, Webb JE. Skeletal reconstruction with allograft segments following bone tumor resection. Contemp Orthop. 1990 Nov; 21(5):455-71. PMID: 10171600.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Monson DK, Finn HA, Montag AG, Simon MA. Anatomic extent of soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities: implications for surgical strategy. Chir Organi Mov. 1990; 75(1 Suppl):136. PMID: 2249510.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Finn HA, Simon MA. Staging systems for musculoskeletal neoplasms. Orthopedics. 1989 Oct; 12(10):1365-71. PMID: 2678042.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Monson DK, Finn HA, Dawson PJ, Simon MA. Pseudosarcoma in Paget disease of bone. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1989 Mar; 71(3):453-5. PMID: 2925724.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Finn HA, Simon MA, Martin WB, Darakjian H. Scintigraphy with gallium-67 citrate in staging of soft-tissue sarcomas of the extremity. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1987 Jul; 69(6):886-91. PMID: 3474233.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Finn H, Cohen R, Steen SN. Comparison of the effects of RO 5-6901, pentobarbital, and meperidine on the respiratory response to carbon dioxide. Anesth Analg. 1970 Mar-Apr; 49(2):297-9. PMID: 5534635.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Holzmann L, Finn H, Lichtman HC, Harmel MH. Anesthesia in patients with sickle cell disease: a review of 112 cases. Anesth Analg. 1969 Jul-Aug; 48(4):566-72. PMID: 5815765.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Cohen R, Finn H, Steen SN. Effect of diazepam and meperidine, alone and in combination, on respiratory response to carbon dioxide. Anesth Analg. 1969 May-Jun; 48(3):353-5. PMID: 5815096.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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