833 Northern Blvd., Suite 220
Great Neck, NY 11021 (516) 622-7900
301 East Main St.
Bay Shore, NY 11706 (631) 675-4900

 
     
   
     
 
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Knee Replacement | New York | Long IslandIf you suffer from arthritis of the knee related to degenerative, congenital, inflammatory, or traumatic causes, it may be hard for you to perform even simple tasks such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even feel pain when sitting or lying down. A painful joint can often prevent patients from enjoying daily activities such as walking, shopping, traveling and recreational sports, leading to a sedentary life. If medications, changing your everyday activities and the use of walking aids are not helpful, you may want to consider joint-replacement surgery.

Joint-replacement implants are metal and plastic coverings for raw, arthritic bone ends. They replace cartilage that has worn away over the years. Knee-replacement surgery can help relieve pain and get you back to enjoying normal everyday activities. Replacement implants are made from materials such as titanium or other metal alloys, ceramics, plastics or other newer substances. The goal is to eliminate bone-on-bone friction to create a new, smoothly functioning joint that will last for years. In knee replacement, the objective is to form a smooth joint that reduces the pain of bone rubbing on bone and restores function and mobility in patients suffering from arthritis, injury or trauma.

In a total knee replacement, the arthritic rough surfaces at the end of the thighbone and shinbone are replaced with polished metal inlays. A space-age plastic cushion separates the inlays, acting as an artificial cartilage. The kneecap (patella) is preserved and, if worn, is resurfaced with a similar plastic cushion.

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  - Rheumatoid Arthritis  
  - Osteoarthritis  
  - Knee Trauma  
  - Hip Trauma  
     
  - Joint Replacement Surgery  
  - Minimally Invasive  
  - Radiation Therapy  
     
   
 


Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Eugene S. Krauss and Dr. Ayal Segal, serving
New York, Long Island, and all surrounding areas.

The Center for Joint Replacement: 833 Northern Blvd | Suite 220 | Great Neck, NY 11021 | Tel: 516-622-7900
                                    301 East Main St. | Bay Shore, NY 11706 | Tel: 631- 675-4900