"Comprehensive Orthopaedics at Franklin Hospital Have You Covered from Head to Toe"
Welcome to the Franklin Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. As part of North Shore-LIJ Health System, we offer state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary orthopaedic care to help patients regain mobility and return to active, independent lives.
Our experts offer an extensive network of highly skilled surgeons who specialize in all fields of general orthopaedic care and surgery, as well as fracture care, sports medicine, total joint replacements and spinal surgery. We combine the expertise and experience of specialists to develop a comprehensive care plan that fits the needs of each individual -- from diagnosis through all phases of treatment and rehabilitation.
Orthopaedic Residency Training Program
The residency program provides coverage day and night, 365 days a year. Franklin's orthopaedic attending staff participates in continuing education of the orthopaedic residency trainees with a dual focus on the basics of total orthopaedic care combined with education on the most up-to-date procedures and treatments. Orthopaedic care is provided in the Emergency Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Orthopaedic Surgery Program
Our surgery program offers a full range of surgical treatments, from trauma injuries to total joint replacements. Our combination of expertise and utilization of new techniques enables most procedures to be performed as same-day surgery. For patients requiring hospitalization, Franklin offers a dedicated nursing unit for orthopaedic care.
Over the last few years, we have created a superior orthopaedic center. The orthopaedic surgeons and staff at Franklin Hospital are highly skilled and fully equipped to manage many different musculoskeletal problems, including those of the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine.
To complement orthopaedics, a variety of outpatient and clinical services such as physical therapy, radiology and pain management are available to our patients.
After hospitalization, some patients may also require inpatient rehabilitation. For those who qualify, we can facilitate a smooth transition to the Orzac Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, conveniently located on our campus.
Franklin Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has an extensive network of physicians who specialize in the following areas:
Ankle specialists are experts in treating fractures, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, impingement sprain and tendon disorders.
General Orthopaedic Surgery
General orthopaedic surgery specialists diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. These physicians can see acute musculoskeletal injuries and routine orthopaedic problems. Treatments include minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery for the spine, hip, knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows and wrists.
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist and forearm. They care for these problems without surgery, and they are specially trained to operate when necessary.
Many hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems. Hand surgeons are orthopaedic, plastic or general surgeons who have additional training in surgery of the hand.
Hip surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating hip diseases, which include osteoarthritis and hip fractures. Treatments include total and partial joint replacement.
Knee diseases such as ligament injuries, ACL injuries and meniscus tears are common disorders that are diagnosed and treated by surgeons who specialize in the knee. Treatments include total and partial joint replacement.
Musculoskeletal oncology or orthopaedic oncology services offer diagnosis and treatment for the following conditions:
Shoulder surgery can help with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rotator cuff and other types of arthritis. Surgical procedures for the shoulder include arthrodesis, hemiarthroplasty, osteocapsular arthroplasty, synovectomy and shoulder replacement.
Spine surgeons are physicians who receive special training in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine, which include problems with the neck (cervical spine), mid back (thoracic spine) and low back (lumbar spine).
A sports injury refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result from accidents, while others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning or insufficient warm-up and stretching.
Total Joint Replacement
Joint replacement, a surgical procedure to remove an arthritic or damaged joint and replace it with an artificial joint, may be considered only after other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief from pain and/or disability.
Franklin Hospital’s Total Joint Replacement Program offers a continuum of musculoskeletal care within a highly integrated health care system. Our skilled orthopaedic surgeons bring the highest level of credentials, specialty training and experience to deliver specialized care to every patient for a return to normal functioning as quickly and safely as possible.
Our advanced techniques enhance our clinical team’s ability to maximize the clinical outcomes of our patients. They include:
We offer a pre-operative joint replacement class that is designed to provide patients with all the necessary information on what will happen before, during and after surgery. We strongly encourage attendance at one of these sessions.
To register, please call (516) 256-ORTHO (6784).
Directions to Franklin Hospital
From Queens and Brooklyn, travel east on Southern State Parkway. Use the Corona Avenue-Valley Stream exit (Exit 15) and proceed east across Corona Avenue toward Franklin Avenue. Turn right into the Blakeman Parking Field.
From Eastern Nassau and Suffolk, travel west on Southern State Parkway. Use the Corona Avenue-Valley Stream exit (Exit 15 South). Proceed south over the parkway bridge and make a left turn at the first traffic light. Travel on parkway service road toward Franklin Avenue. Turn right into the Blakeman Parking Field.
Two MTA bus routes, one from Great Neck to Lynbrook (Bus Route #N25) and one from Green Acres to Franklin Square (Bus Route #N3) stop at the hospital. Please call (516) 228-4000 for additional bus information.
Trains from Brooklyn, Jamaica and Penn Station stop at Valley Stream. Travel time from Penn Station is approximately 45 minutes. Taxi cabs and the Hempstead bus are available at the Valley Stream station to transport you to Franklin Hospital. Please call (516) 822-5477 or (718) 217-5477 for further train information.
Franklin Hospital’s main visitors parking area - the Robert M. Blakeman Parking Field - is located just north of the hospital along the Southern State Parkway service road. Free valet parking is available Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm.
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Two patients had free knee replacements as a result of North Shore-LIJ Health System’s participation in Operation Walk USA.
Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Giles Scuderi of Franklin Hospital and Dr. Fred Cushner of Southside Hospital discuss the joint replacement surgeries they recently performed as part of Operation Walk, a nonprofit volunteer medical services organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients who have no access to life-improving care.