Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Forest Hills Hospital
Forest Hills, New York 11375
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Forest Hills Hospital is part of an extensive network of world-class resources available through the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute. The department offers a multidisciplinary orthopedic program designed for patients with orthopaedic-related conditions, including those that require hip or knee replacement surgery. From pre-operative patient education seminars through post-operative therapy and rehabilitation, the department uses a collaborative treatment approach to ensure patients and their families a successful, pleasant recovery.
Everything the team does as orthopaedic specialists at Forest Hills Hospital is designed to eliminate patients' chronic pain and disabilities and to help them regain mobility and return to active, fulfilling lifestyles.
Forest Hills Hospital's Department of Orthopaedics has an extensive network of physicians who specialize in the following areas:
Joint replacement education
On Thursday mornings, the joint replacement team welcomes new patients and their families to participate in a pre-operative patient education seminar. The 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.