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Joint Replacement

The Montefiore Approach

The Center for Joint Replacement Surgery at Montefiore represents one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the region, known for its dedicated focus on hip and knee replacement. Our team of highly experienced healthcare providers operates within a state-of-the-art facility, ensuring a level of care that is personalized, evidence-based and cutting-edge.

Our specialists are committed to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the hip and knee, with arthritis of particular interest and concern. Through the coordinated efforts of our surgeons and non-operative physicians, we provide thorough multidisciplinary care for all of our patients. We seek to achieve the very best possible treatment outcomes by complementing surgical excellence with compassion, empathy and sensitivity.

As an academic medical center, we are constantly striving for innovations in joint treatment. Our participation in basic, translational and clinical research allows us to explore exciting new methods for the advancement of care within our own health system and beyond.

The experience of our patients and their loved ones—not simply their ailments—demands our full attention. Your dedicated care team will be there to discuss your condition, answer questions, assess treatment options and develop a treatment strategy that is best for you.

Arthritis can cause symptoms that range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain. This can interfere with normal function, mobility, employment, recreational activities and independence. We understand that these limitations can be the source of tremendous anxiety. At Montefiore, we work to ease such concerns by focusing on collaborative care that starts from the moment we meet a patient.

Using an integrated multidisciplinary approach, we bring together surgeons and non-operative specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, rheumatology, radiology and pain management for care that is thorough and comprehensive. We believe optimal outcomes are achieved through accurate diagnosis, appropriate and timely treatment, and management tailored to the individual needs of each patient.

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeons serve as members of numerous associations and specialty societies, underscoring their commitment to excellence and their leadership within the field.

Our status as an academic medical center puts us at the forefront of our field. Together with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the highest NIH-funded institutions in the country, we work toward the advancement of joint replacement study and care. By participating in ongoing research projects and initiatives, our surgeons and their collaborative team members are able to help discover better treatment options for our patients. We routinely present our research findings at regional and national conferences and publish our study results in peer-reviewed publications.

Conditions We Treat

Montefiore treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which are listed below. In addition to these, we have experience treating many other conditions. Please contact us to schedule a consultation to review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

Some Common Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Pain after hip replacement
  • Pain after knee replacement
  • Fractures involving hip and knee replacement
  • Problems associated with hip and knee replacement
A hip fracture is a break in the upper part of the thighbone (femur). It usually happens near where the thighbone fits into the hip joint. A hip fracture almost always completely breaks the bone. It can take some time to recover. But treatment can help you get back some strength and mobility.Most hip fractures are caused by falls. As you get older, your bones naturally lose some strength and are more likely to break, even from a minor fall. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip because of a bike or car accident or a sports injury. Read More
Avascular necrosis is bone death that occurs when the blood supply to the bones is decreased or stopped. Without an adequate blood supply, the bone breaks down and dies and collapses. If the bone affected is near a joint, the joint may also collapse. Although any bone can be affected, avascular necrosis most often affects ends of the long bones, such as the upper leg bone at the hip. Avascular necrosis is also called osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, or ischemic bone necrosis. Read More
Osteoarthritis is a painful problem with the joints. Healthy joints help your body move, bend, and twist. Knees glide up and down stairs without creaking or crunching. Hips move you along on a walk without a complaint. But when you have arthritis, such simple, everyday movements can hurt. Using the stairs can be painful. Walking a few steps, opening a door, and even combing your hair can be hard. Arthritis most commonly affects the hip and the knee joint. But it can happen in other joints too. A joint is where two bones connect. And you have them all over your body. Read More
There are many types of arthritis (disease of the joints). This topic is about rheumatoid arthritis. If you are looking for information about how juvenile idiopathic (rheumatoid) arthritis affects young children, see the topic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. If you are looking for information on the most common form of arthritis in older adults, see the topic Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes the joints to become swollen, stiff, and painful (inflamed). Read More

Our Treatments

Many joint problems can be treated with non-surgical intervention, such as physical therapy, activity modification, bracing, weight loss, medications or injections. In some cases, however, surgery is necessary. When surgery is needed, our specialists employ state-of-the-art, minimally invasive and blood-sparing techniques to improve pain and function, and to minimize recovery time. For those seeking further information, we have included a few examples of common procedures that we perform at Montefiore.

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