Dedicated to a highly individualized, multidisciplinary team approach to address the musculoskeletal needs of each patient as a whole person, NYU Winthrop’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery combines cutting-edge medical and surgical techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.
The department is led by James Capozzi, MD, Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Winthrop, who is renowned for his expertise in hip and knee joint replacement surgery and providing exceptional care to patients suffering with a range of complex orthopaedic conditions.
New Frontiers in Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery
A leader in total joint replacement, NYU Winthrop continues to reach new frontiers in total hip replacement surgery, total knee replacements and joint replacement revision surgery. The joint replacement team also specializes in performing minimally invasive, bonesparing, and tissue-conserving total hip replacements.
With the recent addition of several new physicians, including Jan Koenig, MD, Chief of Joint Replacement Surgery and Director of Computer Assisted and Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery, the Department has expanded its already extensive armamentarium of joint replacement services.
Dr. Koenig is an internationally recognized expert in the field of joint replacement, specializing in robotically assisted total knee replacement – a highly accurate approach to knee replacement surgery. In fact, Dr. Koenig pioneered this procedure in New York State and recently performed the Hospital’s first computer-assisted total knee replacement utilizing a state-of-the-art robotic cutting guide. This advanced system works by accurately replicating a patient’s damaged knee joint, helping the surgeon to identify the proper size, position, alignment and orientation of the implant before any bone cuts are made. The technology enables the surgeon to perform safer, more precise and less invasive procedures, leading to faster recovery times and improved function for patients.
Sports Medicine for Every Athlete
NYU Winthrop’s comprehensive Sports Medicine Center features orthopaedic surgeons who focus on every joint in the body – from ankles and wrists to knees and hips – for both adults and children, as well as a sports psychologist.
“The need for sports medicine is great — everybody’s an athlete,” said Mark Grossman, MD, Chief of Sports Medicine at NYU Winthrop, noting that many patients today participate in some sort of sporting activity, from competitive sports to low-impact activities. “We strive to accommodate each patient and understand his or her goals. We work with patients individually to attain the highest levels of achievement despite any injury they may have.”
Dr. Grossman treats athletes with a range of injuries, including those of the knee and shoulder. He is an expert in the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and performs ACL reconstruction arthroscopically through small incisions, usually on an outpatient basis. This procedure involves transferring tissue from one part of the knee to another in order to create a new ligament.