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An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Preventing Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are common but avoidable — if you take the proper precautions before heading out on the field.

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Why Is My Knee Swollen?

Swelling in the joints can be traced to a number of injuries or chronic conditions. Here are some of the most common.

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5 Signs You Might Have an ACL Tear

ACL tears are common among athletes, but anyone can be affected by this debilitating knee injury.

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Should I See A Doctor for my Knee Pain?

Knee pain is common in athletes and patients of all ages. Our guide explains when it’s time to listen to the warning signs and see a doctor.

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Here’s What Could be Causing Your Back of Knee Pain

Experiencing pain in the back of your knee? You could have one of these five common conditions.

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Why Do My Knees Buckle?

Knee instability may be a sign of a serious condition, such as arthritis or a torn ACL. If your knees are buckling, consider making an appointment with your doctor to pinpoint the cause.

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How to Prevent the Most Common Knee Injuries in Basketball

We take a look at the main risk factors for knee injuries in basketball and how you can protect yourself on the court.

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How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Soccer Injuries

If watching the World Cup inspires you to get out on the field, be sure to play smart — our tips will help you steer clear of these typical soccer injuries.

The Athlete's Checklist for ACL Surgery Preparation and Recovery

The Athlete’s Checklist for ACL Surgery Preparation and Recovery

It’s no surprise that professional athletes tend to be in much better shape than those of us who don’t play sports for a living — but what might seem more puzzling is that they also seem to recover more rapidly from injuries. Think of D’Angelo Russell, the Brooklyn Nets’ star point guard. After suffering a […]

Predictors for ACL Injuries Differ Between Men and Women

Predictors for ACL Injuries Differ Between Men and Women

New research indicates that women are more likely than men to suffer an ACL tear.

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QB Deshaun Watson Suffers ACL Tear: What Does It Mean?

Texans quarterback and rookie legend, Deshaun Watson, suffered a crushing injury during practice that has cut short one of the most memorable NFL career starts fans and players have ever seen. Watson underwent an MRI to determine the extent of injury to his right knee. Orthopedists ruled out surgery for his torn right ACL, but did estimate at least 8-9 […]

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Preventing ACL Tears This Ski Season

It’s finally feeling like ski season and all types of skiers, from the recreational to the avid, are preparing to hit the slopes. There is excitement and fun that fills most experiences. Unfortunately, injuries do occur and typically it is not thought about until it becomes a reality. The Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) is the most common […]

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Soccer Injuries: Hamstring Pull or Tear

Soccer players often experience trouble with their hamstrings. Constant running and sprinting can cause overuse injuries to the hamstring. The hamstring is a tendon that runs down the back of the thigh and attaches to the knee flexor muscles. It’s common for the tendon to be pulled and strained at this spot when overused. A strain […]

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NY Bone And Joint Specialists Appear On WCBS

Dr. Leon E. Popovitz and Dr. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, co-founders of NY Bone and Joint Specialists, spoke about the importance of preserving our joints as part of the CBS American Health Front program, which focuses on the top healthcare providers and techniques today.   Dr. Popovitz explains that we are born with a certain amount of cartilage and […]

Basketball Injuries

Common Basketball Injuries And How To Treat Them

If you’re still excited about the spectacular end to the basketball season you may be trying to hit the court yourself. Basketball is great fun and exercise, but there are some common injuries you should know how to treat when you’re pretending to dunk like Stephen Curry. Jammed Fingers: Jammed fingers are perhaps the most […]

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