FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cynthia Bacon, 718-670-2515
Camela Morrissey, 718-670-1065
Flushing, N.Y., November 20, 2009 – New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) is leading the way in offering new orthopaedic procedures that are minimally invasive, allow shorter recovery times and can reduce the risk of infections and other complications. Many of these procedures are widely used in Europe, but are only offered at select hospitals in the United States.
The procedures include joint resurfacing, which allows patients an alternative to total knee or hip replacement, robotic and computer-assisted knee replacement and hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive hip surgery. NYHQ is the only hospital in Long Island and Queens to offer knee joint resurfacing, which can provide an advantage for younger patients with arthritic problems and older active adults.
NYHQ’s surgeons are also leveraging newer techniques that provide an effective alternative to traditional open surgery. One of the most exciting of these techniques is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP therapy works by injecting a person’s own plasma into an injury site to re-create and stimulate the body's natural healing process. The treatment has been shown to be effective and safe in treating stubborn injuries such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis and knee tendonitis. NYHQ is one of the select hospitals in the country, and the only one Queens, to offer this exciting new procedure.
“These new techniques often result in immediate relief from pain, less trauma to tissues and shorter recovery time – and represent the higher level of bone, joint and muscle care that we bring to this community,” said Jeffrey Rosen, M.D., chairman, department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, New York Hospital Queens.
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Note to Editors: Interviews are available on any of these new procedures with Jeffrey Rosen, M.D., chairman, department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Rosen is widely regarded as one of the top orthopaedic surgeons practicing New York City and Long Island. Discussion can also be arranged with patients who have had these procedures, and in some cases, procedures can be observed. Many of our staff are multi-lingual and can provide information in Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.