Adult Reconstructive Surgery

NYU Langone adult reconstructive surgeons specialize in a full spectrum of joint care. We perform nearly 4,000 surgeries each year, a number that ensures you receive care from some of the most experienced surgeons in the field.

Our team evaluates your joint-related condition and determines the best surgical approach for your body and lifestyle. Our surgeons are renowned for their expertise in performing joint replacements and minimally invasive surgeries that involve the knee, shoulder, and hip, as well as minimally invasive procedures such as anterior hip replacement and complex joint revision surgery. We also provide robotic and computer-assisted surgery for hip and knee replacement procedures.

We perform reconstructive surgery for the following conditions:

  • avascular necrosis, also known as osteonecrosis, which results from a lack of blood supply to bones, most often in the hip and shoulder
  • developmental defects of the hip and knee
  • osteoarthritis, which causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in the hands, knees, hips, spine, shoulder, or the foot and ankle
  • gouty arthritis, caused by a buildup of uric acid in the joints
  • osteitis deformans, also known as Paget’s disease, a bone condition that causes enlarged, deformed bones
  • problems that develop with osteochondritis, also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, a childhood condition that stops blood flow to the hip and can lead to early joint degeneration in adulthood
  • posttraumatic arthritis, which occurs after injury to a joint, resulting in pain and swelling
  • rheumatoid arthritis, which causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness as a result of the immune system attacking otherwise healthy joints
  • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack its own healthy joints, skin, and other organs
  • the worsening of slipped-capital-femoral epiphysis, or SCFE, a childhood condition that can lead to early joint degeneration in adulthood

Procedures we perform include:

  • elbow replacement surgery
  • hip replacement surgery, also known as hip arthroplasty, as well as anterior hip replacement surgery, minimally invasive hip surgery, and robotic-assisted hip surgery
  • joint replacement revision surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow to correct problems from a prior replacement surgery
  • knee and hip osteotomy, a surgery to realign the joint and heal damage caused by osteoarthritis
  • knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, minimally invasive knee surgery, and robotic-assisted knee surgery
  • shoulder replacement surgery, minimally invasive shoulder surgery, and robotic-assisted shoulder surgery