Northwell Health is a leader in groundbreaking orthopedic treatments and novel services because of an extraordinary commitment to improving our patients’ quality of life. The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute is at the forefront of orthopedic research—from innovative new therapies for osteoarthritis to harnessing light waves to heal muscles after surgery—so patients can rest assured knowing that they are in the most capable hands. By participating in research and exclusive clinical trials, our physicians are able to provide patients with medical treatments of the future—today.
Our ultimate mission is to advance the science of medicine and to have a major impact on the delivery of orthopedic care for our patients. From attending physicians to research coordinators to visiting scholars, the Orthopaedic Institute draws on the vast expertise and resources of the Northwell Health system to improve the lives of our patients.
All of our patient care is grounded in medical research conducted by our orthopedists, whether through multi-institutional studies, industry- or government-sponsored trials, or in collaboration with researchers at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, which has performed innovative investigations on tendon repair and cartilage regeneration—and which ranks in the top 6th percentile of all National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants awarded to research centers.
- The foot and ankle program is actively pursuing research projects, including a retrospective study of ankle fractures for syndesmotic injury and a study focusing on inpatient versus outpatient settings for ankle fracture treatment.
- The joint replacement team works closely with the researchers at the Feinstein Institutes to improve treatments for musculoskeletal injuries.
- Our orthopedic research scientists and practitioners are constantly shedding new light and offering new hope for patients with chronic back pain and other conditions that impact the spine.
- The trauma and fracture team is actively involved in research through collaboration with the Feinstein Institutes. Current areas of focus include using 3D printing to correct bone defects and evaluation of hip fracture data and patient success rates.