Dr. Nicholas Alexander is the founder of Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Associates in Mahwah and Clifton, NJ and a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in both the surgical and non-surgical treatment of hip and knee conditions.
Dr. Alexander completed his residency in Total Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee t the prestigious John Hopkins School of Medicine and has performed thousands of Knee Replacements in his over 20 years practice. He also serves as the Chairman of the Valley Hospital Total Joint Center.
At Mahwah Valley Orthopedic Asssociates, Dr. Alexander believes in creating a unique approach for each patient based on his/her lifestyle and goals. He also believes that a Knee Replacement should only be considered when other more conservative options have not provided relief from chronic knee pain.
Dr. Nicholas Alexander
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Specializing In Hip & Knee Conditions
Considering Knee Replacement Surgery?
If you are considering a Knee Replacement, here are some interesting facts you may not have known:
1. Knee Replacement Surgery is Now Performed with Less Invasive Approaches
Traditionally, knee replacement surgery involved a large 8-10 inch incision from the thigh to under the kneecap. However, with the implementation of newer, less invasive knee replacement techniques, with smaller incisions, the procedure does not require as large an amount of dissection of the quadriceps muscle, leaving much of the muscle and the tissue around the knee intact.
2. Implants Last Far Longer than Before
Thanks to modern technology, surgical technologies, and improved materials, implants can last more than 20 years.
3. Rehabilitation is Much Shorter than Before
As a result of the advanced techniques (mentioned above) the recovery and rehabilitation profile has been shorted drastically. Rehabilitation begins on the day of surgery and after only 6 weeks of rehab patients see a drastic improvement in the functionality of the knee.
How is a Knee Replacement Performed?
During a Partial or Total Knee Replacement procedure, Dr. Alexander uses the following steps:
Minimal amounts (several millimeters) of osteoarthritic bone are removed from the ends of the thigh and shin bones (femur and tibia) above and below the knee.
Special metal alloy knee replacement components sized for the particular
Once the components are in place and
An Award Winning Program & Staff
A State-of-the-Art Joint Replacement Program
With thousands of successful knee procedures performed, Dr. Alexander and Mahwah Valley Orthopedics have been able to give many people their lives back. We would love the opportunity to meet you and do the same.