Are your hips or knees causing you so much pain that climbing stairs or just the act of walking has become difficult? Do you hurt when you’re sitting or lying down, or even after trying medications, a cane, and changes in your daily activities?
If so, it’s probably hard to enjoy your life: you’re so focused on avoiding the recurring discomfort that has been restricting your mobility and your independence.
Over the past few decades, there has been enormous progress in the treatment of damaged hips and knees — approaches that are returning patients to active and pain-free lives. With a full recovery as the ultimate goal, the best results are those that translate into long-term, positive outcomes.
The orthopedic surgeons in our Center for Hip & Knee Replacement are renowned for their expertise in delivering advanced treatments to relieve hip and knee pain. Every member of our team is dedicated to helping patients enjoy pain-free mobility and a return to normal, everyday activities.
We are a major referral center for patients from this country and abroad, owing to our reputation for providing superior, comprehensive care coupled with individualized treatment plans and personal attention.
Patient-specific treatment plans may include non-surgical approaches to restore an acceptable level of function, or advanced surgical interventions for chronic pain and disability caused by arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or traumatic arthritis.
The Center’s orthopedic surgeons participate in national multicenter clinical trials that keep them on the leading edge of joint reconstruction techniques. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, in fact, has been at the forefront of hip and knee replacement since the 1960s, when these operations were first introduced in the United States.
Our patients benefit from the coordinated care delivered by a multidisciplinary team that includes orthopedic surgeons, consulting surgeons and physicians from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, as well as nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers. This team works together closely to minimize surgical risks and ensure that recuperation is as fast and safe as possible.
Concern for our patients does not end after discharge. We recognize the importance of follow-up and are committed to providing it long after your treatment has ended to prevent any potential problems.
The surgical specialties at the Center for Hip & Knee Replacement are:
If you would like to make an appointment, or learn more about the Center for Hip & Knee Replacement and our personalized approach to care, please call 212-305-4565 and speak to a member of our team.