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Tendons and ligaments are strong tissues that help us engage in all sorts of physical activity when they’re healthy. However, these tissues have a poor blood supply, so they can take a long time to heal and cause severe pain. Certain elements in the blood...

If you have scheduled a procedure to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), you may be asking yourself, “how long will I be out of my normal routine?” While this is an important question, there’s more to ACL surgery recovery than getting back on...

With fall athletics in full swing, many athletes and sports enthusiasts are out on the field and staying active before chilly winter weather takes over. Whether you play sports for fun or play at a competitive level, athletes of all ages can suffer from various...

For an athlete, an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be career-ending. ACL injuries are often a result of an awkward landing or pivot, quick changes in direction, or an abrupt change in speed. Because the ACL is responsible for maintaining knee stability,...

Did you know September is Pain Awareness Month? One of the most painful injuries an athlete can face is a torn Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). A torn ACL has derailed the careers of many high-profile athletes and can be extremely painful and debilitating. While these...

Cartilage surrounds every joint in your body to protect the joint and facilitate easy movement. A knee injury can potentially impact the blood flow to the cartilage, causing the bone to soften. Over time this can cause cartilage damage and intense pain, which is detrimental...

Has your athletic performance suffered recently due to a shoulder injury? It’s possible that a shoulder dislocation is to blame. While treatment for shoulder dislocations varies between patients, our team at New York Sports Medicine Institute is here to help! Our dedicated staff provides quality...

The signs of a torn ACL are easily recognizable. A loud popping sensation or sound in the knee, rapid swelling, severe pain all point to an ACL injury. Unfortunately, this injury is all too common among athletes and is universally dreaded. If you’re dealing with...

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, or Tommy John surgery, is performed to treat an injured elbow ligament. The procedure's name stems from former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John, who was the first patient to ever receive this procedure in 1974. Injuries to the UCL...

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