Riverside Radio HealthCast

With St. John's Riverside Hospital

Making the Decision to Get a Knee Replacement

Jason Hochfelder, MD - Speaker Bio
Jason Hochfelder, MD is originally from Briarcliff Manor and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with honors and was a starting pitcher and an Academic All-American on their championship baseball team. He received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY. Following his residency, Dr. Hochfelder completed a one-year fellowship at the world famous Insall, Scott, Kelly Institute focused on primary, complex, and revision hip and knee replacements, as well as joint preservation.
As part of his training, Dr. Hochfelder received specialized training in robotic assisted partial knee replacements, hip arthroscopy, cartilage preserving and restoring procedures, and minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, including the anterior approach for hip replacements. As a result of his specialized training in all aspects of hip and knee surgery, Dr. Hochfelder is able to tailor treatments individually to each patient.
Dr. Hochfelder currently operates at St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s Dobbs Ferry Pavilion. Dr. Hochfelder has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals and presented his research and techniques at national and international forums. Dr. Hochfelder is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Topic Info:Knee pain can be debilitating and keep you from taking part in the activities that you enjoy. When this type of pain begins to interfere with your daily life, it might be time to see a physician to assess your pain.

    Jason Hochfelder, MD, discusses knee replacements and how asking the right questions, and being your own best health advocate can help you make this decision with your doctor and find out if knee replacement is the right option for you.