White Plains Hospital's board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons provide expert care to a wide range of knee patients, from high-level athletes who are dealing with a sports injury to people whose knees are worn out from years of everyday use.
Managing knee pain
Knee care at the Hospital starts with a thorough assessment, which may include advanced diagnostic imaging, before discussing next steps. Oftentimes, knee pain can be relieved through non-surgical techniques, such as interventional pain management and physical therapy. When surgery is required, our surgeons use the latest in minimally invasive techniques to ensure a quicker return to an active, healthy lifestyle.
Knee replacement surgery
When a patient needs knee replacement, our experienced orthopedic surgeons work with other specialists, like rheumatologists, physiatrists and physical therapists, to create a comprehensive care plan.
Our surgeons perform both partial and total knee replacements. We also use state-of-the-art equipment, like the Mako® arthroplasty system. This robotic knee surgery lets surgeons replace the diseased portion of the knee while sparing the surrounding healthy bone and ligaments.
Patients benefit from this personalized, innovative technique with fewer postsurgical complications and a shorter recovery time.
Knee arthroscopy is another procedure commonly done to repair injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. Knee arthroscopy helps restore normal or almost normal stability to the knee, limits loss of function, and prevents injury to or degeneration of other parts of the knee.
Arthroscopic surgery is often done on an outpatient basis, and it usually requires no overnight hospitalization. Patients who have knee arthroscopy often have quicker recovery times than those who have open surgery; however, physical rehabilitation after knee arthroscopy may still take several months to a year. The length of time before a person can return to activities or sports is different for everyone, but it typically ranges from four to six months.
Supportive care for knee surgery patients
The Hospital's surgical care extends beyond the operating suite. We provide:
- A surgical coordinator who helps guide patients through the process.
- Educational resources like a preoperative class (English language class and Spanish language class) that lets people know what to expect. We also offer a Joint Replacement Guide.
- During recovery, physical therapy helps patients regain function. The goal is to get people back to their regular activities.