Hip and Knee

North Shore Medical Center hip and knee surgeons do a high volume of arthroscopy and arthroplasty surgeries every year. They listen carefully to each patient's story, taking into account their personal goals as they design treatment plans to restore optimal joint function and reduce or eliminate pain. Regional nerve block procedures can reduce pain significantly so that fewer narcotic pain medications are needed. Most patients experience a faster recovery time than was previously possible.

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Joint Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip problems
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Knee pain and problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

NSMC Hip and Knee School

North Shore Medical Center invites patients to attend a free "school" in preparation for their hip or knee replacement surgery. This program will include representatives from physical therapy, nursing, anesthesia, case management and pre-admission testing.

This program is offered to all patients who have scheduled their surgery, as well as those who are seriously considering surgery. Patients are enrolled through their orthopedic surgeon's office.

In this class, patients will learn:

  • How to prepare for surgery
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • What the recovery from surgery will be like