Why Choose Us
Advanced hip and knee care from world-class providers
Individuals who suffer from chronic hip or knee pain due to arthritis and degenerative joint disease can regain mobility and quality of life from top orthopedic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian. Here patients receive comprehensive care that begins with conservative pain management procedures, with the availability of minimally invasive hip and knee joint replacement procedures should that option be necessary. Individuals of all ages and all types of hip and knee disorders come from around the world seeking relief from pain and a return to optimal function and mobility.
Among the conditions we treat are:
- Inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis
- Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
- Osteonecrosis of the hip and knee
- Hip dysplasia
- Traumatic injuries and fractures
- Congenital, pediatric, and developmental hip disorders such as congenital dislocation, Perthes, and cerebral palsy
- Meniscal injuries
Our hip and knee programs are recognized for:
- Surgical and nonsurgical approaches to managing hip and knee joint pain
- A high volume caseload with excellent outcomes that are equated with the large body of experience and highly specialized expertise of our physicians
- Innovative surgical techniques – including ligament-sparing knee replacements, anterior hip replacement, robot-assisted surgery, joint-sparing hip preservation surgeries – that allow hip and knee joint replacement surgeries to be performed less invasively and dramatically improve recovery
- New modalities to control pain and minimize discomfort following hip or knee surgery
- A major emphasis on quality and patient safety, with practices that result in infection and complication rates that are lower than the national averages
Research that fosters improvements in surgical technique and technologies that continue to benefit patients during surgery and recovery
Top-ranked Hip and Knee Care
Our orthopedic surgeons work side-by-side with other medical professionals to design treatment programs that address the unique needs of each patient. These include imaging specialists with expertise in musculoskeletal anatomy and the range of radiology modalities that will best define the diagnostic and ultimately guide the treatment plan. Our anesthesiologists develop individualized pain management approaches to ease patient recovery. Our physical therapists focus on maximizing our patients return to function throughout the care process. They play key roles in helping to delay or prevent surgery with exercise protocols that strengthen muscles and tendons around the affected joints, quicken a patient’s recovery through early physical therapy that begins shortly after surgery, and develop personalized rehabilitation programs to enable patients to regain their active lifestyles.
Our Approach to Care
Personalized Hip and Knee Joint Care
We know that patients who come to us for care bring a physical and medical history that is exclusive to them. With that in mind, every step of the care we provide is guided by their particular lifestyle, treatment expectations, and personal goals for recovery.
Whenever possible, our physicians will begin with a conservative approach to treatment that may involve targeted injections for pain management and/or a physical therapy program.
Advanced Imaging Following an initial consultation, physical examination, and in-depth discussion with the patient, imaging may be recommended to pinpoint the diagnosis. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art MRI and CT, as well as low-radiation EOS imaging, which is an advanced system for precise imaging of musculoskeletal anatomy and is used to guide surgical planning.
Customized Implants For patients undergoing joint replacement surgery, our surgeons call on the latest tools to establish preoperative measurements for implant design, size, and positioning.
CT scans are used to create custom implants for knee replacements, which results in a more natural feeling knee replacement. These advanced imaging modalities enable our surgeons to pinpoint the anatomical reason for each patient’s condition in order to customize the treatment options available.
Minimally Invasive with Maximum Results With significant expertise and experience in minimally invasive surgery, our surgeons use the most advanced image-guided approaches during procedures that result in lower rates of infection and faster recoveries for patients undergoing hip and knee procedures.
Our orthopedic surgeons often perform robotically assisted procedures to increase accuracy when implanting the joint prosthesis, which helps to minimize the size of the incision and improve functional outcomes.
Our surgeons have particular expertise in anterior-based approaches for hip replacement surgery. This minimally invasive method is significantly less disruptive to the surrounding muscles and soft tissues, results in less postoperative pain and hastens recovery. They are now able to send many patients home the same day, without an overnight hospital stay, using this approach.
Throughout their care, patients also benefit from all the medical specialists and resources of an academic medical center. This comprehensive approach puts patients at ease, particularly those whose medical background and/or hip or knee disorder, are more complex.
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Awards & Recognition
Hip and Knee Awards
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) is participating in Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. Medicare designed this model to encourage higher quality care and greater financial accountability from hospitals when Medicare beneficiaries receive lower-extremity joint replacement procedures (LEJR), typically hip or knee replacements.
The CJR model aims to help give you better care. Medicare is using the CJR model to encourage NYPH to work more closely with doctors and other health care providers that help patients recover after discharge. NYPH’s involvement with the CJR model commenced on April 1, 2016 and will end on September 30, 2021.
In October 2018, NYPH entered into a financial arrangement with collaborating health care providers in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). Under this arrangement, NYPH may share payments received from Medicare as a result of reduced episode spending and hospital internal cost savings with these collaborating providers.
Below is the list of surgeons who, by nature of their clinical work with LEJR and their employment by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at CUIMC, are included in the financial arrangement with NYPH:
- Cooper, Herbert John
- Dyrszka, Marc
- Geller, Jeffrey
- Greisberg, Justin
- Kadiyala, Rajendra
- Neuwirth, Alexander
- Rosenwasser, Melvin
- Shah, Roshan
- Tatka, Jakub
- Tyler, Wakenda
- Vosseller, James (through June 2020)