When it comes to hand and wrist care at Northwell Health, the physicians are not just treating patients. They are also educating those who treat patients and performing research to shape the future of treatment.

Professional education

The hand and wrist specialists educate physicians at every stage, whether it’s through work with medical students at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, by training surgical residents, conducting regular educational and training sessions for Northwell Health hand  and physical therapists, or acting as faculty at national meetings.

Continuing medical education

The team participates in frequent conferences and events for health care professionals.

As part of an ongoing collaboration with colleagues in sports medicine, the hand and wrist specialists participated in the All Things Sports CME conference in February 2015 focusing on advanced treatment of injured athletes.

Residency opportunities

The hand and wrist specialists play an integral role in the orthopaedic surgery residency programs available at the health system. Dr. Lewis Lane serves as the program director for the residency in orthopaedic surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Lane and other team members work with residents at this program as well as with resident in the orthopaedic residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital and residents in the osteopathic medicine residents in the Orthopaedic Surgery residency program based at NSUH-Plainview.

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwell Health

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell’s Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery provides a comprehensive onsite experience in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, including basic science and clinical orthopaedic surgery with a strong emphasis in basic science and clinical research.

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital

The Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Orthopaedics offers a five-year ACGME-accredited training program in orthopaedic surgery. The Department of Orthopaedics has 67 world class full-time or part-time attending and voluntary orthopaedic surgeons, and research scientists available to help train residents in the art of orthopaedics.

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Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Plainview Hospital

The Plainview Hospital Department of Orthopaedics offers a five-year training program in orthopaedic surgery. This program is exclusively for osteopathic medicine physicians.

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Research

The surgeons bring the most promising procedures to the operating room every day, backed by Northwell Health's own extensive research studies. The hand and wrist program at the health system stands out in its pursuit of research focusing on this specialty. The orthopaedic research scientists and practitioners are constantly shedding new light and offering new hope for patients, including preliminary work with 3D printing to replace crushed bones in the fingers.

Learn more about hand and wrist-related clinical trials.

Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute

The Orthopaedic Institute offers a full range of services — including evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitative care — for illnesses and injuries affecting your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons.