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Quality Recognition
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Joint Commission Certification
Joint Commission Certification
Health Grades Joint Award

United Healthcare
Premium Center for Total Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery

Becker's Hospital Review
101 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs

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Knee and Hip Replacement / Adult Reconstruction

Joint Commission Certification

Health Grades Joint Award

United Health Care has named Mount Sinai Beth Israel a Premium Specialty Center for Total Joint Replacement, recognizing our leadership in quality orthopedic care.

In addition, Beth Israel has received Joint Commission certification for hip and knee replacement surgery for 2013.

These designations mean the Beth Israel Orthopedics Department meets or exceeds the recognized standards of care for total joint replacement---an acknowledgment that you can choose our knee and hip replacement specialists with confidence.

Patient safety is our highest goal, and the results show it: our infection rate for joint replacement is better than the national standard.

Steven J. Arsht, MD
David A. Drucker, MD
Steven F. Harwin, MD; Chief
Donald M. Kastenbaum, MD; Vice-Chairman, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
Yehuda Kleinman, MD
Stanley Liebowitz, MD
Ken C. Miyasaka, MD
Jacob D. Rozbruch, MD
Vladimir Shur, MD; Chief, Trauma Service

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Our joint replacement specialists heal patients disabled from damaged hip and knee joints. With the newest techniques and materials available to them, our knee and hip replacement surgeons restore motion to these critical joints and thus, freedom from pain to thousands of people. Knee and hip replacements are made of high-tech materials and are designed with wear-resistant bearing surfaces such as enhanced metals like titanium, highly crosslinked plastics and ceramics. These sophisticated materials all work to improve the longevity of the implant.

Our knee and hip replacement surgeons have extensive expertise, as a result of performing thousands of total and partial knee and hip replacements and other reconstructive procedures each year. Our operating rooms for knee and hip replacements are outfitted with the latest medical innovations, such as laminar airflow systems to reduce the risk of infection during knee and hip replacement surgery.

The required hospitalization is decreasing for patients undergoing knee and hip replacement, with patients encouraged to return to a normal routine as soon as possible. New minimally invasive knee and hip replacement procedures have reduced the recovery time even more. Rapid recoveries for knee and hip replacement surgery patients are facilitated by orthopedic physical therapists, and social services experts who provide post-operative help at home. Hospitalization is only 2 to 3 days in most cases.

Our knee and hip replacement patients recover on our newly renovated orthopedic floor, which offers concierge service as well as additional complimentary services such as Reiki and music therapy, and acupuncture. Beth Israel’s knee and hip replacement surgeons perform amongst the highest volume of procedures in New York City, and our patient satisfaction scores are among the highest in the country.

Hip Replacement
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An X-ray of a total hip replacement.

What brings a hip to the point of needing extensive surgical repair? The division's hip replacement surgeons see patients with a range of different histories, including adults with:

  • Osteoarthritis, which, with age, can erode the hip's structural integrity.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Osteonecrosis, a bone disease that results in loss of blood supply to the end of the bone.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis due to conditions such as fractures and dislocations.
  • Failed or infected hip replacements from prior procedures, which often require revision surgery.

Without full and pain-free use of the hip joint, walking and the normal routines of daily life are severely limited. Our hip replacement surgeons restore movement through such medical advances as:

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    X-ray of hip resurfacing.

    Total and partial hip replacement. Minimally invasive and open techniques used. These procedures restore quality of life to people affected by a badly damaged hip, with 95 out of 100% of hip replacements lasting 20 years or longer.
  • Hip resurfacing is another option for patients needing hip replacement. Hip resurfacing is similar to total hip replacement, except the “ball” at the top of the femur is not removed, but reshaped and fitted with a metal cap. The damaged “socket” side of the hip joint is replaced, as in a total hip replacement.
  • Osteotomy. This procedure is performed when realignment of the hip is necessary, such as in some cases of osteoarthritis and congenital deformities.

Knee Replacement
The same conditions that cause deterioration of the hip joint can also affect the knee. Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis and post-traumatic arthritis can be successfully treated. Beth Israel’s knee and hip replacement surgeons are also skilled at revision surgery to correct failed implants.

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An X-ray of a knee replacement.

Patients who come to Beth Israel to surgically restore their damaged knees are in the best of hands, with total and partial knee replacements making up the bulk of reconstructive knee surgery. Knee joint preservation procedures such as cartilage transplantation and osteotomy can be performed in select cases. One of the newest and most dramatic innovations in knee replacement is minimally invasive surgery. Using minimally invasive techniques, our knee replacement surgeons are able to replace a damaged part of the knee through incisions that are one-third the size of the past, using special instruments to help properly size and align the implant within the patient's knee. Minimally invasive knee replacement techniques also shorten recovery time after surgery.

For a referral to a specialist in knee or hip replacement at Beth Israel in Manhattan or Brooklyn, call our Physician Referral Service at 1-888-244-3257.

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