Orthopedist in NYC – Blogs

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...

What are PRP Injections? Platelet-rich plasma injections use a patient's own platelets in an attempt to accelerate healing. Platelet-rich plasma has nearly five to ten times more platelets than what is normally in the blood. Platelets contain proteins known as growth factors, which are crucial in...

Written By Jacqueline Joyce The human body hosts a network of highly complex systems. Each system works together to allow for proper functioning and movement. When you’ve been injured, your entire body can get thrown off. If you’ve sustained an injury to your rotator cuff, moving...

While the name may tell you otherwise, tennis elbow is an injury that does not only affect tennis players. The reality of tennis elbow is that it is a condition that can develop in anyone who overuses their elbow joint. At New York Sports Medicine...

Written by Jacqueline Joyce When people develop shoulder pain and mobility issues, they may immediately think of a rotator cuff tear. However, this is not always the case. Suprascapular Nerve Palsy is a condition that presents extraordinarily similar symptoms to a rotator cuff tear. Fortunately, our...

Have you ever noticed a crackling sound when you move your knees? If this isn’t a common occurrence, this shouldn’t be cause for concern. However, if your knees crackle often, you shouldn’t leave this unchecked. At New York Sports Medicine Institute, our team is here...

Everyone experiences occasional shoulder pain or discomfort. However, if you have pain or swelling in your shoulder and hear a crunching sound, you may be dealing with a serious injury. At New York Sports Medicine Institute, our team is highly experienced in handling conditions and...

When you’re a baseball pitcher, you engage in repetitive overhead motion that places significant stress on your shoulder. Pitcher’s shoulder is an injury that can keep you off the field. Our team at New York Sports Medicine Institute helps athletes prevent overuse injuries and treats...

One of the fastest-growing sports in the country is lacrosse. It is both a contact and non-contact sport. Due to the intense nature of this sport, various injuries can occur during a game or practice. ACL tears are often considered one of the leading causes...

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