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Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

The Orthopaedic Center at MidHudson Regional Hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in the Hudson Valley for muscle, bone, or joint problems.

We’re the experts in muscles, bones, and joints.

The Orthopaedic Center at MidHudson Regional Hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in the Hudson Valley offering a comprehensive continuum of care for patients suffering from muscle, bone, or joint problems due to injury or disease. Our goal is simple: to return our patients to normal function quickly and safely, achieving the highest possible quality of life.

To make an appointment, call 845.896.4178

Full Range of Orthopaedic Surgery Procedures

From severe disease to traumatic injury, our world-class orthopaedic surgery team provides advanced surgical intervention with consistently successful results.

  • Arthritis: Severe cases of arthritis sometimes require orthopaedic surgery to alleviate pain and swelling. These procedures can bring relief through a variety of techniques including total joint replacement, removal of damaged or diseased joint lining, joint fusion and joint realignment.
  • Arthroscopy: Often associated with knee surgery, arthroscopy involves the use of a small camera inserted into a joint area to view, diagnose and treat joint problems. Arthroscopic surgical instruments can be used in conjunction with the camera to complete the surgery with minimal pain and scarring.
  • Hand and Upper Extremity: Our hand surgeons perform orthopaedic surgeries to treat various conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, and severe cuts.  Also, Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the WMCHealth Network, is the only hand replant center between Albany and New York City.
  • Joint Replacement: Some conditions may merit total joint replacement. Joints that are commonly replaced are knees and hips, although ankles, fingers and other joints may also be affected.
  • Spine and Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a disfigurement of the spine which may be caused by disease or injury. We provide surgical intervention for severe scoliosis which is not treatable with braces.
  • Sports Medicine: Sports medicine is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained as a result of sports activity. The orthopaedic team features sports medicine specialists.

Cervical DiscMobi-C is the first FDA-approved cervical disc for both one and two level indications.  Patients with injuries to their upper spine will experience significantly better range of motion than with traditional fusion surgery.

Before artificial discs were available, patients would traditionally receive an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) procedure to alleviate the pain from a herniated disc.  In a fusion surgery, the disc is removed and either a bone spacer or a plastic implant will be placed in the disc space to restore disc height and remove pressure on the pinched nerves or spinal cord.   A metal plate and screws can be placed on the front of the neck to hold the implant in place.  The result of this procedure will be a segment that no longer moves, or is “fused”.  The potential downside of a fusion procedure, in addition to the loss of motion, is that it can create additional stress on the spinal levels above and below it.  This can cause degeneration at those levels and potentially result in another future surgery.

An artificial disc like Mobi-C is an option instead of a fusion that will also be placed inside the disc space to restore height and remove pressure on the pinched nerves.  However, the Mobi-C device is designed to allow the neck to maintain normal motion and potentially prevent the adjacent levels from degenerating, possibly preventing future surgeries.

Mobi-C History

The Mobi-C Cervical Disc is one of the most widely used cervical discs in the world. First implanted in France in November 2004, Mobi-C has been implanted in more than 40,000 spinal levels in 25 countries.

A total of 599 patients were involved in the Mobi-C U.S. clinical trial, which represents the largest concurrent clinical trial ever conducted for cervical disc replacement. Mobi-C received FDA approval in August of 2013, making it the first cervical disc with both one and two-level indications.

Mobi-C – How it Works

Mobi-C contains patented mobile bearing technology that allows the polyethylene core to slide and rotate inside the disc for self-adjustment to the cervical spine movements. This means that Mobi-C can react to the normal motion in the cervical spine.

Mobi-C provides bone sparing fixation without chisel cuts into the small vertebral bodies of the cervical spine, making it bone sparing.

Learn More

For more information, contact Yigal Samocha, MD, at 845.896.4178