Brett B. Greenky, MD

About Our Survey 4.7

Phone: (315) 251-3100, Option 4, Option 2

Dr. Brett Greenky is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction, including total joint replacement, sports injuries and fracture care. He received his medical degree from Upstate Medical University, a master’s of science from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. As associate professor in orthopedics at Upstate Medical University, Dr. Greenky has trained over 105 surgeons in the art of joint arthroplasty, while co-directing The Joint Replacement Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

Dr. Brett Greenky is the Co-Executive Director and Founder of Operation Walk Syracuse, a not-for-profit volunteer medical services organization that provides free surgical treatments for patients in developing countries and in the United States.

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Practicing Locations

Fayetteville-Northeast Medical Center and Airport Business Park

Brett B. Greenky, MD 4.7

Friendliness/Courtesy of Care Provider: 4.7

Care Provider explanations of problem/condition: 4.8

Care Provider concern for questions/worries: 4.7

Care Provider efforts to include in decisions: 4.7

Care Provider information about medications: 4.6

Care Provider instructions for follow-up care: 4.6

Care Provider spoke using clear language: 4.8

Time Care provider spent with patient: 4.5

Patient's confidence in Care Provider: 4.8

Likelihood of recommending Care Provider: 4.8

"Dr. Greenky replaced both my knees & my left hip - nothing but a fabulous result - I feel like I'm 20. My husband's visit was yesterday and he diagnosed the problem immediately, recommended treatment and wants us to follow up if he does not get relief from the pain in his arms."

"My confidence in Dr. Greenky is off the charts! I trust him; his honesty, straight forward answers and manor is what I like most about him."

"Dr. Brett ROCKS!!!!! I owe him my life. Have sent MANY friends to him for knees and hips - and they are all happy with service and result. This was final post-surgical follow-up so no discussion about meds, treatment, etc. I told Dr. I hope I never see him again - other than on TV and billboards. But, when my hip crashes I'll be back."

"Dr. Brett Greenky certainly fixed my sore left knee; it's better than new, now. Thanks, Dr. Greenky, you worked your magic once again!"

About Our Survey

Northwestern University, BA, Biology, 1979
Long Island University, MS, Biology, 1980
Upstate Medical University, MD, 1984

Orthopedic Residency Training
Upstate Medical University, 1985 - 1989

Orthopedic Fellowship Training
The Otto Aufranc Fellowship in Reconstruction at New England Baptist Hospital (Harvard and Tufts Universities), 1989 - 1990

General Surgical Training 
Upstate Medical University, 1984 - 1985

The Clinical Experience
Dr. Brett Greenky specializes in Adult Reconstruction including Total Joint Replacement, Sports Injuries, and Fracture Care.

State of New York
State of Massachusetts
State of Florida
Diplomate: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992 and 2002

Honors and Awards
Valedictorian, 1980 Graduate Medical Biology Program Long Island University
American Red Cross – Hero’s Award Blood Conservation in joint replacement Surgery
Graduate, Cum Laude, 1984 College of Medicine SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Appointment, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Lambda Chapter, 1983 UNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Best Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Professional Society Memberships
American Medical Society, 1983 to Present
Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society, 1983 to Present
Onondaga County Medical Society, 1988 to Present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1992 to Present

Professional Activities 
Tufts University, Department of Orthopedics Clinical Instructor in Orthopedics 1989 to 1990
State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse Clinical Instructor in Orthopedics 1990 to Present
Co-Director, Orthopedic Implant Service St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, New York 1990 to Present
Associate Professor, Dept of Orthopedic Surgery
SUNY Upstate Medical University 2010Zimmer Holdings Design, Marketing and Instrument Development for Knee Replacement 2000 to 2005
DePuy, Inc. Design, Product Development for Hip Replacement 2004-2005
Solstice Medical, Inc.Use of RFID Technology in Orthopedic Industry 2005
Stelkast Design of Revision Total Knee System 2004-present


Current Research Projects
Long term study evaluating joint replacement infection rate prior to and after use of ultraviolet lights (SJH-Syracuse, NY) in progress

Multicenter Trial of the Continuum Ceramic Bearing System in Total Hip Arthroplasty (Zimmer) 2013 in progress

Clinical Follow-up of ASR Patients Post-Recall with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA; multicenter, international study 2013 in progress

Software and RF Technology: can we eliminate “never events” of nosocomial infections

Prospective Multi-Center Evaluation of 8 Year Metal Ion Trends for the Pinnacle System Used in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (DePuy) 2013 in progress

Restoration Anatomic Dual Mobility (ADM) X3 Acetabular System Outcomes with Dr. Seth Greenky, MD (Stryker) 2013 in progress

The Systematic Recall of a Hip Replacement Device:  A Preliminary Report of Radiological Results, 2011 in progress

“Outcomes of a modification of the Fulkerson tibial tubercle osteotomy” with Dr. Daryl Austo

National and International Presentations
Surgical Exposure in Revision Hip Arthroplasty, 1989

The State of the Art in Arthroplasty of the Hip, Knee, and Shoulder, 1989

Classification of Acetabular Bony Deficiency in Revision Hip Arthroplasty, 1989

Arthroplasty in the Young Adult: Pitfalls and Alternatives, 1989

Techniques in Acetabular Revision Surgery, 1990

Cup Selection in Revision Surgery of the Acetabulum, 1990

The Importance of Femoral Stem Flexibility, 1990

The Use of Modular Stem Design in Difficult Primary and Revision Arthroplasty of the Hip, 1990

The Difficult Femoral Revision Arthroplasty, 1990

Bipolar Design Considerations and Indications, 1990

Comparative Long-Stem Results of Resurfaced and Non-Resurfaced Patellae In the Same Patient Population after Total Knee Replacement, 1990

Allograft vs. Autograft: Applications and Indications in Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Procedures, 1990

The Leg-Length Measurement Device: A New Instrument for Consistence in Leg-Length Correction in Hip Arthroplasty, 1990

Difficult and Interesting Adult Reconstructive Challenges, 1990

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, 1990

Surgeon Radiation Exposure in Locked Intermedullary Rodding of Long Bones, AAOS, 1991

Total Knee Replacement with and without Patella Resurfacing: A Controlled Study, AAOS, 1991

Calcar Fractures and Femoral Component Subsidence in Total Hip Arthroplasty; Consideration in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Orlando, 1992

Techniques in Acetabular Revision; Consideration in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, 1992

A Surgeon's Perspective of Prosthesis Selection and Operative Considerations in Hip Arthroplasty, Osteonics Corporation Sales Training School, 1990 to 1994

Current Issues and Techniques in Total Joint Replacement, Vail, 1994

Role of Osteotomy and Adult Reconstruction, Quebec City, 1995

Role of Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, Quebec City, 1995

Is There a Role for Cemented Acetabular Total Hip Components? Pinehurst, NC, 1995

"Calcar Segment Fracture" Retrospective and Laboratory Intermedullary Operative Femur Fracture During Total Hip Replacement, Pinehurst, NC, 1995

Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Clinical Issues in Providing Quality Care, 1995

Scientific Meeting Quebec Orthopaedic Association, 1995

Surgical Exposure in Acetabular Component Revision, Vail, 1996

Arthritis of the Hip and Knee Practical Surgical Management for the 1990s, Whistler, BC, 1996

Controversies and Clinical Management in Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Vail, 1997

2-Year Average Follow-up on 1st 100 Patients and Corail Components, Philadelphia, 2003