What are your business hours?
Our offices are open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays). Appointments can be made by calling 212.606.1095.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage is the tough elastic material that covers and protects the ends of bones. Bits of cartilage may break off and cause pain and swelling in the joint between bones. This pain and swelling is called inflammation. Over time, the cartilage may wear away entirely, and the bones will rub together. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but usually affects hips, knees, hands and spine.
Do you do X-rays in your practice?
Yes, we have an X-ray facility within our practice.
Will I need physical therapy after surgery?
Major surgery on a joint may take two or three hours in the operating room. Getting back full range of motion, strength and flexibility in that joint after surgery usually takes months. That's where preoperative exercise and education and postoperative physiotherapy programs come in – to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery. Together, such programs are among the most important determinants in the success of your surgery.
What should I bring for my appointment?
When you come for your appointment, remember the following:
- Driver's license or valid state ID
- Referral letter from your physician (if required)
- Your insurance information/card
- Copies of records and X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc.
What insurance does Dr. Coleman participate with?
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield: PPO and EPO
How long has Dr. Coleman been practicing?
Dr. Coleman has been practicing orthopedics since 2002.
How many surgeries does Dr. Coleman perform each week?
On average, Dr. Coleman performs 20 surgeries each week.