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Did you know?

In the United States, more than two out of every five adults over age 64 suffer from joint pain.

1 in 4 Americans experience chronic knee and hip pain in their lives.

Every day in the United States, people are missing work because of bone, joint and muscle pain.

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What are kidney stones?

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when there are high levels of certain substances in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in 10 Americans will have a kidney stone in his or her lifetime, and each year more than half a million people visit emergency rooms for kidney stone problems — and the rates are rising.

Watch Northwell Health urologists Dr. Louis R. Kavoussi, chairman of Urology, Dr. David M. Hoenig and Dr. Zeph Okeke discuss what you should know about kidney stones, including:

  • Risk factors, including family history
  • Causes and kinds of stones
  • Ways to prevent stones
  • Which stones need to be treated
  • The best treatments for you based on size, location, composition and any other medical conditions you may have

The Orthopaedic Institute at Northwell Health

From initial consultation and diagnosis through treatment and follow-up, Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute offers a full range of services for illnesses and injuries affecting the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

The expert physicians at the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute provide care in the following specialty areas:

  • Joint replacement
  • Spine
  • Trauma and fractures
  • Sports medicine
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Foot and ankle
  • Hand and wrist
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Pediatrics

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Complete this assessment to determine your knee or hip function and pain levels. The assessment will also list some of the ways your pain may be impacting your daily life and suggest what your next steps might be.

A step toward pain-free living

Joint pain affects millions of Americans each year. Although it’s more common in older individuals, people of all ages can experience pain in their hips and knees. Osteoarthritis, which is due to aging and wear and tear on a joint, is the most common joint disorder – but joint pain can have many causes, and it can develop slowly or happen suddenly.

While some pain may get better on its own, it can sometimes require treatment – and some pain may not respond to nonsurgical management. If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from joint pain, you can take the first steps toward living pain-free by taking the Northwell Health Knee and Hip Risk Assessment today.


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An estimated 83.6 million

American adults have one or more types of CVD.

40.8% of the U.S. population

will have some form of CVD by 2030.

An average of 2,150

Americans die each day from heart disease.
* According to the American Heart Association

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Breast cancer risk estimates only available for women ages 35 to 85. Women younger than 35 and older than 85 will receive information about important risk factors to watch, but not risk estimates.

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