New York Hospital Queens performs more joint replacements than any other hospital in Queens. The department offers expertise in hip, knee and shoulder and elbow replacement. New refinements in technique and technology have made these procedures especially beneficial to patients with severely damaged joints. The use of state-of-the-art regional anesthesia allows the department to offer care to many patients who have cardiac and pulmonary problems and may be turned away elsewhere.
We are a UnitedHealth Premium® specialty centers program, which is a designation program focused on total joint replacement. Our facility has been identified and recognized for our commitment to quality health care. We are also an Aetna Institute of Quality® (IOQ) for Orthopaedic Surgery for Total Joint Replacement. This designation is based on measures of clinical performance, access and efficiency for orthopedic care.
We utilize arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, hand, and ankle. Among the surgeries we offer are joint resurfacing and minimally invasive hip surgeries. NYHQ is the only hospital in Long Island and Queens, and one of only three sites nationwide, to offer patients the HemiCAP(R) Focal Resurfacing system, an investigational procedure designed to repair injured knee cartilage while protecting healthy cartilage to help prevent further damage. Outside the United States the system has been approved and available for over six years. This minimally invasive resurfacing system offers patients an alternative to total knee replacement and can be an advantage to younger patients with arthritic problems and older, active adults.