Orthopedic Surgery

New York Sports Medicine Institute | Orthopedics is committed to excellence by providing the highest quality of orthopedic and sports medical care. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, NYSMI strives to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all treatment plans as a way to alleviate future difficulties.

NYSMI serves patients 3 years old and up, with treatment and surgery for orthopedic and sports injuries, to alleviate shoulder, knee, hip, and various other pains, from the mild to the severe.

Conditions & Treatment

New York Sports Medicine Institute provides a wide range of highly specialized treatments to properly evaluate and treat sports related and chronic conditions affecting the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, hand, wrist, foot, and ankle. Sports injuries are often caused by trauma suffered during competition and repetitive or overuse wear and tear. Chronic conditions may include arthritis, age-related deterioration, or any number of factors related to use or associated health issues.

When surgery is required, NYSMI offers minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for a number of conditions related to injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, foot, ankle, hand and wrist. Our orthopedic surgeons are also highly regarded for providing hip, knee, and shoulder total joint replacement.

Physical therapy is frequently prescribed for the treatment of sports injuries and chronic injuries that may not require orthopedic surgery. Physical therapy is also prescribed to ensure optimal healing and training following some orthopedic surgical procedures. For a number of patients, going to physical therapy at the New York Sports Medicine Institute provides convenience and comfort – a visit to one location serves multiple needs and provides comprehensive care to keep you in the game.

Services Offered

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Shoulder

Shoulder injuries are often the result of trauma, overuse, or repetitive motion, typically sustained by sports injury or normal daily activity. A healthy shoulder is the most mobile of all joints in the body, but such mobility comes with the downside of being vulnerable and susceptible to injury. Shoulder injuries may result in limiting range of motion and pain or discomfort – affecting performance and ability. A number of shoulder injuries are sustained by landing on the elbow or outstretched hand, or by repetitive motion that places stress on the shoulder.

The shoulder consists of three bones − the humerus (upper arm bone), the clavicle (collarbone) and the scapula (shoulder blade) – along with ligaments that connect the bones to one another and tendons that connect bones to muscles. The shoulder also has three joints: the glenohumeral joint (the ball and socket joint), the acromioclavicular (A/C joint) and the scapulothoracic joint. Surrounding muscles support and stabilize each joint. At the tip of the shoulder is the deltoid muscle and underneath the deltoid is a network of four muscles known at the rotator cuff.

Ordinarily, shoulder pain is attributed to instances of inflammation, instability, fracture, or arthritis.

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Knee

The knee is a versatile and complicated set of twisting and turning bones, cartilage, ligament, and fluid. This joint serves so many purposes – supporting weight through standing, pivoting, running, and jumping – that it’s no surprise how many athletes and non-athletes alike are vulnerable to knee injuries and pain. Runners are one group of athletes that are particularly susceptible to injuries from excessive use.

The largest joint in the body, the knee is also one of the most easily injured. It is made up of the lower end of the femur (thighbone), which rotates on the upper end of the tibia (shinbone), and the patella (knee cap), which slides in a groove on the end of the femur. The knee also contains large ligaments, which help control motion by connecting bones and by bracing the joint against abnormal types of motion. Another important structure, the meniscus, is a wedge of soft cartilage between the femur and tibia that serves to cushion the knee and helps it absorb shock during motion.

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Elbow

Elbow pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as osteoarthritis or be caused by traumatic injury, such as a fall. The onset of osteoarthritis, a condition involving the degeneration of joint cartilage, is prevalent in people with a history of elbow injuries.

Elbow pain in athletes is often caused by injury or overuse. Overuse of the elbow creates agitation of the joint, such as astendinitis (commonly referred to as tendonitis) − popularly known as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.

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Hips

Just like other joints, like the knee or the elbow, the hip can suffer injury from trauma, overuse, lack of conditioning, or a simple mishap. Hip pain is your first sign that something has gone wrong, but the source of that pain can vary.

The hip contains the body’s largest ball-and-socket joint, which means that this joint can bear an extraordinary amount of weight and pressure. When you move, a cushion of cartilage keeps the joint moving freely.

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Foot & Ankle

Hand & Wrist

Hand & Wrist

Some people may experience hand pain or wrist pain and draw an instant conclusion: carpal tunnel syndrome. Understandably so, as carpal tunnel syndrome has received so much attention in recent years and has indeed become a bit more popular due to increased computer use and other similar repetitive use tasks.

However, carpal tunnel syndrome is just one cause of hand or wrist pain. Depending on everything from genetics to sports activities and occupational tasks, many people find themselves susceptible to any number of the following common disorders affecting the hand or wrist:

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Radiology

At the New York Sports Medicine Institute, onsite digital X-ray and high-field extremity MRI technology (elbow, wrist, hand, knee, ankle, and feet) provides convenience to patients and assists our medical staff in efficiently diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to diagnostics, digital X-rays and extremity MRI are also periodically used by orthopedic surgeons to help evaluate the progress of treatment.

As with other medical personnel on staff at our orthopedic practice, the X-ray and MRI technicians are expertly trained to assist patients and physicians alike. These technicians have many years of experience − producing optimal images for reviewing the area of the body being evaluated. X-rays used for diagnostic imaging are produced using low-level radiation at a targeted spot. The process is painless, yet significantly beneficial for proper analysis and treatment.

Injections

PRP Injections

Platelets contain numerous proteins known as growth factors that are key in healing injuries. Platelet-rich plasma contains 5 to 10 times more platelets than what is typically found in the blood. The increased concentration of growth factors can potentially make the healing process quicker, and more effective. 

How does it work? 

  • PRP can be injected into the injured area, usually combined with a local anesthetic. The pain near the injection area will usually increase for the first few weeks, and it could be several weeks before the patient feels the beneficial effects of PRP.
  • It can improve healing after surgery for some injuries. 

What conditions can be treated with PRP injections?

  • Fractures
  • Surgery
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Chronic Tendon Injuries
  • Acute Ligament and Muscle Injuries 

Cortisone Injections

Cortisone injections can help relieve pain and inflammation in specific areas of the body. Cortisone shots are typically injected into the joints, such as the knee or wrist. 

How does it work?

  • These injections usually contain a corticosteroid medication and a local anesthetic.
  • Shots can cause temporary pain and inflammation for up to 48 hours but then will lead to a noticeable decrease in pain that can last several months. 

What conditions can be treated with Cortisone injections?

  • Tendinitis
  • Reactive, Psoriatic & Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  • Gout
  • Bursitis 
  • Plantar fasciitis

Viscosupplementation Injections

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a leading cause of disability in the United States. If the pain continues after trying all other nonsurgical methods, viscosupplementation injections may be the next step. 

How does it work?

  • Hyaluronic acid is injected into the knee joint, which acts as a lubricant to facilitate movement and reduce pain. 
  • Depending on the procedure, the patient receives one to five shots over several weeks. 
  • Avoid excessive weight bearing on the leg for the first 48 hours after receiving a shot.

What conditions can be treated with Viscosupplementation Injections?

  • Osteoarthritis of the knee