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Orthopedics

When you suffer from chronic pain of the joints, muscles, or spine, your quality of life is diminished. The good news is that you don’t need to suffer needlessly. Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s orthopedic specialists deliver a full-range of services dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation of joint, skeletal, and muscular injury and disease.

Our teams offers enhanced mobility and decreased pain to patients suffering from orthopedic disorders caused by trauma, degenerative disease and other conditions.

Whether patients need major orthopedic surgery, sports injury or arthritis care, Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s orthopedic specialists are trained to handle a full range of repairs to knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle, hand and back joints, using advanced technology. Patients take advantage of the hospital’s specialized inpatient unit, on site, state of the art Center for Diagnostic Services, Surgery Center and Center for Rehabilitation Services.

As part of the hospital Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, physicians perform a wide variety of other procedures arthroscopically. The arthroscope enables specialists to easily examine, diagnose and surgically correct a number of disorders, from arthritis to ligament tears, in the knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, wrist and elbow.

Our Services

Our surgeons replace hip, knee and shoulder joints in a new, state-of-the-art Surgery Center. Post surgery recovery takes place in a private patient room located on a specialized orthopedic floor with highly trained orthopedic nursing support.

Outpatient rehabilitation is provided on site at the new Center for Rehabilitation Services, a member of the Hospital For Special Surgery network.

Your Care

Your care begins the first time you walk in our door, normally four to six weeks prior to surgery. Once surgery is scheduled, patients are contacted by the pre-operative screening nurse and the total joint replacement case manager. Often, a physical therapist’s evaluation is scheduled for an added evaluation. This process provides the needed assessments about a patient’s medical condition, lifestyle, goals and expectations.

Monthly orthopedic classes are scheduled to provide an overview of the entire joint replacement process. Introduction to the entire team provides explanations of each and every step including the post surgery, the home recovery environment, special equipment needed and management of other health problems.

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