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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is dedicated to world-class comprehensive care of patients with musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Our mission and goal is to ensure successful patient outcomes and the highest level of quality care while achieving and maintaining high patient satisfaction. Our state-of-the-art ambulatory and inpatient hospital centers within Northwell Health span fifteen hospitals from Manhattan to Suffolk County and Westchester County. Our highly trained orthopedic surgeons perform over 27,000 inpatient and ambulatory procedures annually using the most advanced technologies and techniques. They have discharged 18,544 orthopedic and spine patients as well as performed 5,977 joint reconstructions. A full complement of musculoskeletal services is offered, including joint replacement, orthopedic trauma and pediatric trauma, sports medicine, spine care, and subspecialty clinical expertise in bone oncology, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, and foot and ankle problems. In addition, Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers full service pediatric musculoskeletal care. We utilize cutting edge technology including robotic surgery and innovative technologies.

Our department boasts top tier orthopedic surgical residency programs based Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Plainview Hospital, educating sixty-four residents and postgraduate fellows. The department receives over 1,720 applications each year for twelve available spots, with the majority of our residents going on to pursue fellowships and faculty appointments at prestigious institutions around the country.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is dedicated to the active pursuit of scholarly activity. In the Orthopedic Research Laboratory of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, leading faculty researchers study cartilage regeneration and soft tissue and tendon repair. The department is actively involved in clinical research projects as well. In addition, the Department leads the way in surgical skills training at the Bioskills Education Center, a multi-disciplinary cadaveric laboratory and facility dedicated to the education of physicians and allied health professionals. The Bioskills Education Center has received visitors from all over the world and is one of a few of its kind in the Northeast.