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 highly recommends that patients who are scheduled for hip or knee surgery attend a preparatory session called Hip and Knee School. 

Patients may enroll by calling 978.354.3055

In some cases the surgeon's office may enroll the patient. Call your surgeon's office if you have questions.

During the class, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, nursing staff, case management and pre-admission testing staff address the following:

  • Anesthesia and pain management options
  • Preparing for surgery (day before, actual day)
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • Transitioning back into your home after surgery
  • Specifics about the recovery process