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Joint Replacement

Over time, joints—where cartilage connects two bones—can break down and cause pain, limiting your ability to enjoy an active lifestyle. If your condition has not improved from noninvasive treatment, you may benefit from our New York joint replacement and reconstructive orthopedic services.

At UHS, our orthopedic surgeons perform arthroplasty procedures to restore function and reduce pain caused by diseased or damaged hip, knee, or shoulder joints. 

Enhancing Your Quality of Life

During a total joint replacement, your doctor removes your weakened joint and substitutes an artificial one that moves and works like a natural joint. This can help you return to function and get back to the activities you love. 

At UHS, your surgeon will use surgical technologies and methods to perform your procedure and improve your health outcomes and mobility. Your surgeon may use a diagnostic tool like arthroscopy to determine the health of joint and find out if you are a good candidate for joint replacement surgery. 

Joint Replacement Procedures
Committed, Expert Care Team

At UHS, you will benefit from the care, attention and experience of a diverse team of dedicated medical professionals whose focus is to improve your quality of life. Led by the area’s top orthopedic surgeon, Lawrence Wiesner, DO, your New York shoulder, knee, and hip replacement team performs more than 500 cases every year and includes:

  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Physician Assistants: Evaluate and treat you while in the clinical and hospital settings, as well as assist during surgery. 
  • Joint Care Coordinator: RN works both in the office and hospital settings providing full time patient care management and provides daily communication to inform the surgeon on your progress. Also coordinates pre and post-operative care including: home health, therapies, per-op admission testing, and follow-up appointment management to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
  • Surgical Coordinator: Provides support with scheduling surgeries including coordination of pre-operative clearances and insurance authorizations. 
  • Clinical Staff: LPN’s and MOA’s that perform patient care during clinic, prepare injections, and lead management of patient appointments.
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists: Help you return to function through conditioning exercises focused on your area of need.
  • Case Manager: Assists with coordination of hospital discharge and follow-up care.

Meet the Joint Replacement Team


Lawrence Wiesner, DO
Adult Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopedic Surgeon

Physician Assistants

William A. Jackson, PA
Joint Replacement Surgery
Physician Assistant





Ryan Warchocki, PA
Joint Replacement Surgery
Physician Assistant





Anne Cook, PA
Joint Replacement Surgery
Physician Assistant

Bone and Joint Health Class

Bone and Joint class is designed to aid the elderly in maintaining quality of life, mobility and overall strength and conditioning. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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