Forest Hills Hospital

Welcome to Forest Hills Hospital's Center for Joint Replacement in Forest Hills, New York. Our department is part of an extensive network of world-class orthopaedic resources available through the Orthopaedic Institute at North Shore-LIJ Health System. Our Center offers a multidisciplinary orthopedic program designed for patients who present with conditions that require hip or knee replacement surgery. From pre-operative patient education seminars through post-operative therapy and rehabilitation, the Joint Replacement program is a collaborative treatment approach to assure patients and their families a successful, pleasant recovery. Our board-certified orthopaedic physicians represent the top echelon of joint replacement surgeons.

On Thursday mornings, our Joint Replacement team welcomes new patients and their families to participate in a pre-operative patient education seminar. The Joint Rehabilitation team, which includes patient liaisons, physical therapists, discharge planners and the pain management team, prepare patients for their upcoming surgeries and rehabilitation. The class guides patients through pre-surgical preparations and provides post-surgical rehabilitation recommendations including an extensive sub-acute rehabilitation site listing. Patients are encouraged to ask questions and express their concerns throughout the seminar. The day after patients receive their new prosthesis, the rehabilitation process begins with a physical therapy evaluation and treatment session. Following total joint replacement surgery, patients receive physical therapy seven days a week for gait and transfer training as well as general conditioning exercise.

Living Life to the Fullest
Everything we do as orthopaedic specialists at Southside Hospital is designed to eliminate our patients' chronic pain and disabilities and help them regain mobility and return to active, fulfilling lifestyles. 

Rehabilitation Services
The Rehabilitation Network of the North Shore-LIJ Health System is dedicated to providing you and your family with result-oriented, comprehensive rehabilitation services. Our goal is to help you and your loved ones find relief from pain and get moving again after an accident, illness, injury or surgery. We’re your partner in a safe, healthy, more rapid recovery.

Forest Hills Hospital's Department of Orthopaedics has an extensive network of physicians who specialize in the following areas:

Ankle
Ankle specialists are experts in treating fractures, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, impingement sprain and tendon disorders. 

General Orthopaedic Surgery
General orthopaedic specialists diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. These physicians can see acute musculoskeletal injuries and routine orthopaedic problems. Treatments include minimally invasive and arthroscopy surgery for the spine, hip, knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows and wrists.

Hand
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist and forearm. They care for these problems without surgery, and they are specially trained to operate when necessary. Many hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems. Hand surgeons are orthopaedic, plastic or general surgeons who have additional training in surgery of the hand.

Hip
Hip surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating hip diseases such as osteoarthritis, hip fractures, etc. Treatments include total and partial joint replacement and hip arthroscopy

Knee
Knee diseases such as ligament injuries, ACL injuries, meniscus (cartilage) injuries, anterior knee pain and miscellaneous knee problems are diagnosed and treated by surgeons who specialize in knees. Treatments include total and partial joint replacement.

Orthopaedic Oncology
Musculoskeletal oncology or orthopaedic oncology provides diagnostic and treatment services for the following conditions:

  • benign and malignant tumors of the bone and soft tissues
  • metastatic disease of the musculoskeletal system
  • metabolic bone disease

Shoulder
Shoulder surgery can help with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rotator cuff and other types of arthritis. Surgical procedures for the shoulder include: arthodesis, hemiarthroplasty, osteocapsulsr arthroplasty, synovectomy and shoulder replacement.

Spine
Spine surgeons are physicians who receive special training in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine, which include problems with the neck (cervical spine), mid back (thoracic spine) and low back (lumbar spine). Treatments include kyphoplasty (cement injections) for osteopathic fractures, a same-day procedure offering rapid relief for back pain. 

Sports Medicine
A sports injury, in the broadest sense, refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result from accidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warm-up and stretching.

Joint Replacement
Joint replacement, a surgical procedure to remove and replace an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis), may be considered only after other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief from pain and/or disability.

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