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Mohamad J. Halawi, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


  1. Improving outcomes after joint replacement using registry-based studies. The goal is to identify risk factors that can be modulated before surgery in order to minimize the risk of potential complications and maximize patient satisfaction.
  2. Optimizing perioperative clinical pathways for joint replacement. Several clinical trials are underway to investigate the efficacy of certain interventions performed during and after surgery. The goal is to provider safer, faster, and cost-effective recovery.
  3. Gaining better understanding of pelvic biomechanics using motion analysis and computer modeling techniques. The goal is to match implant positioning during hip replacement to each patient’s functional profile.

Selected Publications

  1. Halawi MJ, A Three-View Radiographic Approach to Femoroacetabular Impingement. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2018.
  2. Halawi MJ, Haddad FS. Functional Acetabular Component Alignment: The Final Frontier. Bone and Joint Journal. 2018.
  3. Halawi MJ, Lieberman JR. Opioids and Total Joint Arthroplasty: Moving Forward! Journal of Arthroplasty. 2018.
  4. Halawi MJ, Oak S, Brigati D, Messner W, Siggers A, Brooks PJ. Birmingham Hip Resurfacing versus Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients 55 Years or Younger: A Minimum Five-Year Follow-up. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2018.
  5. Halawi MJ, Brigati D, Messner W, Brooks PJ. Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients 55 Years or Younger: Risk Factors for Poor Midterm Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2018.
  6. Halawi MJ, Brigati D, Messner W, Brooks PJ. Birmingham Hip Resurfacing in Patients 55 Years or Younger: Risk Factors for Poor Midterm Outcomes. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2017.
  7. Halawi MJ, Brigati D, McBride JM, Drake RL, Brooks PJ. Surgical Hip Dislocation through a Direct Lateral Approach: A Cadaveric Study of Vascular Danger Zones. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2017.
  8. Halawi MJ, Barsoum WK. Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty: Key Concepts. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2017.
  9. Halawi et al. Unicondylar, Patellofemoral, and Biocompartmental Arthroplasty. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Hip and Knee Reconstruction. 5th Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2016.
  10. Halawi MJ, Barsoum WK. Direct-to-Consumer Marketing: Implications for Patient Care and Orthopaedic Education. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2016.
  11. Halawi MJ, Molloy R, Barsoum WK. Maximizing Efficiency in the Operating Room for Total Joint Arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2016.
  12. Halawi MJ, Greene K, Barsoum WK. Optimizing Outcomes of Total Joint Arthroplasty Under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2016.
  13. Halawi MJ. Pelvic Ring Injuries: Surgical Management and Long-Term Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2015.
  14. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Opioid Based Analgesia: Impact on Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015.
  15. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Medicare’s 3-Day Rule: Time for a Rethink. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015.
  16. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Preoperative Pain Level and Patient Expectation Predict Hospital Length of Stay After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015.
  17. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Patient Expectation is the Most Important Predictor of Discharge Destination After Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015.
  18. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Preoperative Predictors of Extended Hospital Length of Stay Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2015.
  19. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ. The Changing Landscape of Orthopaedic Practice: Challenges and Opportunities. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2015.
  20. Halawi MJ, Vovos TJ, Green CL, Wellman SS, Attarian DE, Bolognesi MP. Current Evidence Does Not Support Medicare’s 3-day Rule in Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2015.
  21. Halawi MJ, Morwood MP. Acute Management of Open Fractures: An Evidence-Based Review. 2015.
  22. Halawi MJ. Outcome Measures in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Directions. 2015.
  23. Halawi MJ. Fracture Blisters after Total Knee Arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics.
  24. Halawi MJ, Grant SA, Bolognesi MP. Multimodal Analgesia for Total Joint Arthroplasty. 2015.
  25. Halawi MJ, Lark RK, Fitch RD. Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Current Concepts. 2015.
  26. Halawi MJ. Pelvic Ring Injuries: Emergency Assessment and Management. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2015.
  27. Halawi MJ. The Renewal of Excellence. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2014.

Selected Grants

  1. Source: Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.
    Title: “Real-Time Three-Dimensional Analysis of Acetabular Kinematics: Bridging the Gap to Patient-Specific Total Hip Replacement”.
    Date awarded: 2/1/2018.
    Role: Principal Investigator.

  2. Source: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
    Title: “Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of Intra-Articular Ketorolac Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blinded Study”.
    Date awarded: 2/23/2018.
    Role: Principal Investigator.

People

  • Mohamad J. Halawi, MD, Principal Investigator (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Vincent J. Williams, MD, Collaborator (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Mark P. Cote, DPT, Collaborator (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • James J. Grady, DrPH, Collaborator (Department of Community Medicine and Health Care)
  • Juan C. Garbalosa, PT, PhD, Collaborator (School of Health Sciences)
  • Karen M. Myrick, DNP, Collaborator (School of Nursing)
  • Larry Savoy, BS, Clinical Research Assistant (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery)

Opportunities

Dr. Halawi is always looking to supervise enthusiastic medical students, residents, and fellows.

Contact

UConn Musculoskeletal Institute 
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
860-679-3384

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