Hip and knee replacements are among the most common elective surgical procedures in the United States, and they are increasing in demand as an aging population seeks to remain mobile and active in their golden years.
To help bring state-of-the-art surgical techniques that shorten the recovery from these procedures, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn has appointed hip and knee reconstruction specialist Joshua C. Rozell, MD.
Dr. Rozell, who is also an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, specializes in minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacement, computer-navigated and robotic knee replacements, and outpatient joint replacement surgery. Among the numerous techniques he uses to shorten recovery times and get patients back to normal activity is a tourniquet-less, computer-navigated procedure.
“When a tourniquet is used in knee replacement surgery, quadriceps function is impaired for what could be several months,” says Dr. Rozell. “Without a tourniquet, the blood continues to flow through the musculature of the leg, and the quadriceps returns to normal functionality faster.”
Computer-navigated knee replacement is an advanced technique to accurately and reliably restore a patient’s leg alignment and knee kinematics to allow for normal movement after surgery.
Dr. Rozell, who was fellowship-trained in the latest robotic and outpatient joint replacement techniques at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, wants each of his patients to return to normal activity as quickly as possible. He works closely with physical and occupational therapists based at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn.
As NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn continues to develop a specialized geriatric and trauma service, Dr. Rozell brings expertise in both hip fracture treatment and partial or full hip replacement procedures that restore mobility for patients with osteoarthritis.
“Dr. Rozell complements our comprehensive orthopedics practice at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn with innovative and advanced techniques that provide our patients with exceptional outcomes,” says Thomas R. Lyon, MD, chief of orthopedics at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. “We are thrilled to be able to bring his skills to Brooklyn.”
“Our orthopedic surgery practice in Brooklyn continues to grow and expand along with our patient population,” says Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, the Walter A.L. Thompson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone. “With the addition of Dr. Rozell, we augment a service that is increasingly responding to our patients’ needs and helping them get back to living a normal, pain-free life as soon as possible.”