Claudette M. Lajam, MD

  • Specialty: Hip & Knee Reconstruction
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Phone: 646-501-7300

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

joint replacement, total knee replacement (TKR), hip replacement, total hip replacement surgery, revision of total knee arthroplasty, revision of total hip replacement, knee ligament tear, knee arthroscopy, knee surgery, arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, ligament reconstruction, knee injury
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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chief Svc Tisch Hospital

Board Certifications

  • AB Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training

  • 2005
  • Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital, Reconstructive Surg
  • 2004
  • Residency, Mayo Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 1999
  • MD from Cornell University


Locations and Appointments

53 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Touchstone Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • US Department of Labor
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.

NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care
333 East 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone at Columbus Medical
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY 11374

NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates
240 East 18th Street, Suite 21
New York, NY 10003

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  • The effect of severity of illness on total joint arthroplasty costs across new york state hospitals: an analysis of 172,738 cases

    Adrados, Murillo; Lajam, Claudette; Hutzler, Lorraine; Slover, James; Bosco, Joseph 2015 Jan; 12-14, Journal of arthroplasty — id: 1457262, year: 2015, page: 12, stat: Journal Article
  • Correlation Between Physician Specific Discharge Costs, LOS, and 30-day Readmission Rates: An Analysis of 1,831 cases

    Ramos, Nicholas L; Wang, Emily L; Karia, Raj J; Hutzler, Lorraine H; Lajam, Claudette M; Bosco, Joseph A 2014 Apr; 176-7; discussion 178, Journal of arthroplasty — id: 978512, year: 2014, page: 176, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • Quantitation of estrogen receptors and relaxin binding in human anterior cruciate ligament fibroblasts

    Faryniarz, Deborah A; Bhargava, Madhu; Lajam, Claudette; Attia, Erik T; Hannafin, Jo A 2006 Jul-Aug; 176-181, In vitro cellular & developmental biology. Animal — id: 80562, year: 2006, page: 176, stat: Comparative Study; Journal Article
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