Department of Orthopaedics at Huntington Hospital
Huntington, New York 11743
Welcome to the Huntington Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, which is composed of board certified orthopaedic surgeons and support team of interdisciplinary caregivers. Our department is part of an extensive network of world-class orthopaedic resources available through the Orthopaedic Institute at Northwell Health. Our orthopaedic surgeons offer expertise in general orthopaedic care and surgery. In addition, a full complement of orthopaedic subspecialties are represented, with expertise in the treatment of trauma, total joint replacement, sports medicine, hand surgery and spinal surgery.
Everything we do as orthopaedic specialists at Huntington Hospital is designed to eliminate our patient’s chronic pain and disabilities and help them regain mobility and return to active, fulfilling lifestyles.
It doesn't take much to cause a sprain, injure a joint, pull a tendon, pinch a nerve or even break a bone - all things that can really slow you down or prevent you from doing your regular activities. The good news is that Huntington Hospital offers expert care to help you get back into the swing of your routine. Huntington Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has an extensive network of physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Orthopedic specialists offer comprehensive care in all areas of orthopedics, including, but not limited to the following:
General Orthopaedic Surgery
General orthopaedic surgery 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 arthroscopic surgery for the spine, hip, knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows and wrists. Surgeons will seek out and recommend physical therapy or other non-surgical approaches when necessary.
Hip surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating hip diseases, which include osteoarthritis and hip fractures. Treatments include total joint replacement.
Knee diseases such as ligament injuries, ACL injuries and meniscus tears are common disorders that are diagnosed and treated by surgeons who specialize in the knee. Treatments include total joint replacement.
Foot & Ankle
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons specialize in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, and skin. These surgeons use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. They perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.
Shoulder surgery can help with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rotator cuff and other types of arthritis. Surgical procedures for the shoulder include arthrodesis, hemiarthroplasty, osteocapsular arthroplasty, synovectomy and shoulder replacement.
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist and forearm. They can care for these problems without surgery, and 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 surgeons who have additional training in surgery of the hand.
Spinal Surgery Program
Huntington Hospital’s Spinal Surgery Program offers comprehensive care within a highly integrated health care system. 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). Our spine surgeons provide an array of services including scoliosis surgery, microdiscectomy, laminectomy, and fusion. The program’s goal is to provide specialized care to every patient and return each patient to normal function as quickly and safely as possible. The surgeons of our spine program utilize the latest technological advancements in their surgical procedures. They are also experts at managing patients non-surgically and refer to physical therapy and pain management specialists when appropriate. The hospital utilizes a team approach to patient care, which optimizes patient outcomes and satisfaction.
A sports injury refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result from accidents, while others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning or insufficient warm-up and stretching. Our team of sports medicine surgeons treats athletes in all sports and at all skill levels to keep you in the game.
Total Joint Replacement
Joint replacement is a surgical procedure to remove an arthritic or damaged joint and replace it with an artificial joint. The surgery is considered only after other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief from pain and/or disability. Total knee replacement has been, and continues to be, one of the most successful operations in the history of orthopedic surgery, relieving pain and increasing the ability of the patient to participate in more normal activities of daily living.
Huntington Hospital's Total Joint Replacement Program offers a continuum of musculoskeletal care within a highly integrated health care system. Our 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. Our advanced techniques enhance our clinical team’s ability to maximize the clinical outcomes of our patients. Our full comprehensive team includes your surgeon, physicians, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, physical therapists, social workers, a care coordinator (discharge planner), clinical assistants and YOU! Communication is key and we encourage you to help us by voicing your needs. Each member is essential to your care and committed to helping you achieve your optimum physical state.
Total Joint Replacement Preparatory Class
All of our patients will be properly prepared to undergo a total joint replacement procedure by attending our preparation class. Speakers from the Orthopaedic Nursing Unit, Anticoagulation Services, Physical Therapy, & Northwell Health Home Care will provide all the information necessary to be sufficiently prepared before, during, & after your total joint replacement procedure. You are invited to bring someone to the class with you. This class is also a great opportunity to answer any questions you may have.
Some orthopaedic surgeries may require you to stay in the hospital after your procedure. Our nurses have received Magnet designation for the 3rd consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition®. This Gold Standard of nursing excellence is achieved by only 6% of U.S. hospitals.
The Rehabilitation Network of Northwell Health 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 after an accident, illness, injury, or surgery. We’re your partner in a safe, healthy, more rapid recovery.