Orthopedics & Podiatry
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s Division of Orthopedics, in partnership with St. Charles Orthopedics, has earned an outstanding reputation as one of the top orthopedic surgery, podiatry, and sports medicine programs on Long Island. Our physicians, nurses, and researchers are the most qualified and best trained orthopedic professionals not only on Long Island, but nationally. We have the largest orthopedic practice in Suffolk County with specialists covering every field of orthopedics including arthritis, osteoporosis, osteopenia, fractures, ligament and tendon injuries, and all other issues related to your bone and muscle health.
The St. Catherine’s team of orthopedic and sports medicine specialists are among the most experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate medical service providers in their field. Our orthopedic team is dedicated to seeing patients return to the normal activities of their daily lives, pain-free, as quickly as possible. Our physicians, nurses, and staff specialists are as compassionate as they are capable, always seeing to it that you and your family receive the personal care and attention you need to ensure the best possible health outcome for your orthopedic, podiatric or sports medicine related issue.
Orthopedic Surgery and Specialties:
St. Catherine’s Division of Orthopedics is experienced in all fields of surgical and nonsurgical care. We specialize in cutting edge treatments, including innovative and minimally invasive surgeries as well as nonsurgical treatments.
- Hand Surgery: Our specialized orthopedic surgeons perform a full range of procedures pertaining to the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. These cutting edge treatments, both surgical and nonsurgical, are effective options for a multitude of ailments including fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, arthritis, nerve, tendon and ligament injuries, and more. Treatment options include endoscopic carpal tunnel release, wrist and hand arthroscopy, and joint replacement/reconstruction as well as microsurgical procedures. Our medical staff also treats a vast range of traumatic conditions, including all types of fractures and soft tissue injuries, and use microsurgical limb replantation techniques to treat a variety of other hand injuries. Our dedicated team of hand specialists is always on call at our medical center.
- Orthopedic Trauma Surgery: Our experienced orthopedic surgeons care for and manage acute traumatic injuries, as well as non-urgent injuries including fractures, dislocations, and ligament and tendon tears. These board certified orthopedic surgeons have all undergone extensive training treating all forms of orthopedic trauma, and work side by side with our medical team of hospitalists and specialists to provide the highest level of care.
- Podiatry: Our highly skilled podiatrists concentrate on the latest treatment options for both common and unique foot and wound care problems as well as a variety of acute and chronic conditions.
- Spine Surgery: Fellowship trained spine surgeons perform advanced procedures for complicated spinal pathology including arthritis, stenosis, degenerative disc disease and more. Our spine team consists of experienced surgeons and staff to provide the most cutting edge treatment options for patients
- Sports Medicine: Fellowship trained sports medicine specialists, both operative and non-operative, employ state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatments. These include various arthroscopic procedures as well as injections, including biologics. Our doctors treat hip, knee and shoulder pain. They are skilled in performing various procedures to treat meniscus tears, ACL injuries, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, and much more.
- Total Joint Replacement Surgery: St. Catherine’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery is a prominent referral center throughout Suffolk County for the treatment of complicated joint replacement procedures and revision surgery. Skilled surgeons in our Division of Orthopedics were among the first to perform robotic assisted joint replacement surgery in the United States, as well as perform ambulatory total hip replacement. A separate Joint Implant Unit is also available at the medical center, which is dedicated to postoperative and rehabilitation care. We recently added additional fellowship trained hip and knee reconstruction specialists to our orthopedic team.
St. Catherine’s Orthopedics Rehabilitation and Support
We are dedicated to getting you back to living your life, free of pain and with a positive outlook for your future. To that end we provide a broad range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. We have one of the largest rehabilitation centers on Long Island located right on our main campus. The primary goal of our rehab physicians and staff is to get our patients up and moving and back to a healthy lifestyle. As surgical devices and techniques continue to become more advanced, recovery time after surgery is becoming shorter. Everyday we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Our staff is always available to answer any of these frequently asked questions about orthopedic surgery, podiatry and sports medicine:
- What is the proper medical treatment after a fragility fracture?
- How long is the recovery following carpal tunnel release?
- Are there surgery options for hand or wrist arthritis?
- Does my wrist fracture need surgery?
- How long is the recovery following joint replacement surgery?
- What are my restrictions after carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, ulnar nerve release, basal joint arthritis replacement surgery, wrist fracture surgery, or cyst excision surgery?
- What causes arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis?
- When is it time to consider surgery if I have painful arthritis?
- What kind of anesthesia is used in various orthopedic surgeries?
- Do I need to take antibiotics for other procedures following orthopedic surgery?
- How painful is hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder replacement surgery?
- Should I have my bunion corrected?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- How successful is this procedure?