Department of Orthopaedics at Franklin Hospital
Valley Stream, New York 11580
The Department of Orthopaedics at Franklin Hospital offers state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary orthopaedic care to help patients regain mobility and return to active, independent lives.
The experts are highly skilled surgeons who specialize in all fields of general orthopaedic care and surgery, as well as fracture care, sports medicine, total joint replacements and spinal surgery. The department combines the expertise and experience of specialists to develop a comprehensive care plan that fits the needs of each individual -- from diagnosis through all phases of treatment and rehabilitation.
The department has an extensive network of physicians who specialize in the following areas:
Total joint replacement program
Franklin Hospital’s Total Joint Replacement Program offers a continuum of musculoskeletal care within a highly integrated health care system. The skilled orthopaedic surgeons bring the highest level of credentials, specialty training and experience to deliver specialized care to every patient for a return to normal functioning as quickly and safely as possible.
The department’s advanced techniques enhance the clinical team’s ability to maximize the clinical outcomes of patients. They include:
- Bone scan
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Pain management
The department offers a pre-operative joint replacement class that is designed to provide patients with all the necessary information on what will happen before, during and after surgery. The physicians strongly encourage attendance at one of these sessions.
To register, please call (516) 256-ORTHO (6784).
Orthopaedic residency training program
The residency program provides coverage day and night, 365 days a year. Franklin's orthopaedic attending staff participates in continuing education of the orthopaedic residency trainees with a dual focus on the basics of total orthopaedic care combined with education on the most up-to-date procedures and treatments. Orthopaedic care is provided in the Emergency Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Orthopaedic surgery program
The surgery program offers a full range of surgical treatments, from trauma injuries to total joint replacements. The department’s combination of expertise and utilization of new techniques enables most procedures to be performed as same-day surgery. For patients requiring hospitalization, Franklin offers a dedicated nursing unit for orthopaedic care.
Outpatient and inpatient services
Franklin Hospital has created a superior orthopaedic center. The orthopaedic surgeons and staff at the hospital are highly skilled and fully equipped to manage many different musculoskeletal problems, including those of the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine.
To complement orthopaedics, a variety of outpatient and clinical services such as physical therapy, radiology and pain management are available to patients.
After hospitalization, some patients may also require inpatient rehabilitation. For those who qualify, the team can facilitate a smooth transition to the Northwell Health Orzac Center for Rehabilitation, conveniently located on the hospital campus.
- Joint Commission-certified programs in joint replacement for hip and knee
- Performed the first INBONE Total Ankle Replacement in the greater New York metropolitan area
- Performed the first Total Knee Replacement using the NexGen LPS Flex Mobile Knee Prosthesis in the country
- Healthgrades rankings:
- Joint Replacement Excellence Award (2015)
- Five-star recipient for total knee replacement
- Five-star recipient for hip fracture treatment
- Names among top 10 percent in the nation for joint replacement