At the Department of Orthopedics at North Shore University Hospital, our mission is to provide high quality, personalized care to every patient—from diagnosis through all phases of treatment and rehabilitation. We also perform research that transforms ideas into cutting-edge treatments. We have been recognized by the Blue Cross Blue Shield for our Total Joint Replacement Program and Spinal Surgery Program, both of which received their Blue Center of Distinction award.
North Shore University Hospital is a tertiary center that offers comprehensive patient care. It has an extensive emergency department that is well equipped with highly technical operating rooms and a freestanding rehabilitation center. State-of-the-art medical care is readily available, including extensive surgical and medical intensive care units.
In addition, the department has a robust ambulatory surgery orthopedic program for surgeries such as arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist and ankle, and virtually all hand and foot procedures.
For patients who will be staying in the hospital for one or more nights, the department offers an Orthopedic Patient Care Unit. The nurses have received specialized training for providing care to surgical patients, and many have received advanced certifications in orthopedic nursing. The orthopedic clinics are very active and the department provides a weekly general orthopedic clinic and monthly specialty clinics for sports, total joint, hand, foot/ankle, spine/scoliosis, trauma and orthopedics.
The orthopedic surgeons are sought-after experts who lecture locally, nationally and internationally. Several have been at the forefront in the development of multiple orthopedic devices. Some of these breakthroughs are used by surgeons across the United States:
- Total hip replacements systems
- Total knee replacement systems
- Cannulated screw fixation
- Universal screw fixation
- Bone anchors
- Cartilage regeneration system