Shoulder arthroscopy is a safe and effective procedure — today’s minimally invasive techniques shorten recovery times and reduce the risk of complications. Shoulder injuries can be painful and debilitating, and the prospect of undergoing surgery to correct the problem just adds to the stress for many patients. Fortunately, orthopedic surgeons now employ arthroscopic techniques that […]
By following these four simple steps, you can can expect to have a successful recovery within six to eight weeks of your shoulder impingement surgery.
Here’s how to identify a shoulder dislocation, and what you can expect throughout your recovery.
Have you been recently diagnosed with a SLAP tear or a Shoulder Labral tear? Have you been recommended to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair your injury? Many people see an orthopedic surgeon and are given the diagnosis of SLAP or labral tear. They receive the orthopedist’s recommendations on treatment and they come home unsure about what to […]
Arthroscopic Surgery can be a useful opportunity for doctors to get a better look inside the joint of a patient who is experiencing pain or discomfort in a specific area. Rather than simply getting an X-ray to evaluate an injury, arthroscopy allows you to view the inside of the joint itself, and utilize small tools to […]
The hip is a large ball and socket joint. The hip labrum is cartilage that lines the inside hip joint, protecting the head of the femur which rests in the socket. A hip labral tear can result from damage occurring either over time, or from a sudden injury. Hip labral damage can be serious, as it does […]
New York Bone and Joint Specialists was proud to sponsor the talented young men and women of the Wheatley Cybercats Robotics team as they competed in the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition this past Saturday. After months of hard work and ingenuity, the Wheatley team landed a place in FIRST Robotics, the nation’s most prestigous robotics competition, where high schools […]
Many patients visit their doctor for a shoulder injury and learn that they have a rotator cuff tear, but hesitate to go ahead with surgery to repair it. Your orthopedist will often recommend physical therapy for tears that are not too severe, but conservative treatments may have their limits. Patients who continue to do overhead work […]
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira suffered a cartilage tear last week, according to reports, and yesterday it was divulged that he will not have surgery. Instead, he will try to rehab the knee and hope to return some time this season. Would surgery be a better option? Probably not at first. The information is limited […]
Do your kids play video games as much as mine? Do you wonder if there is any purpose or benefit to it? Well, according to a recent study out of the Arthroscopy Journal, playing video games may be able to make someone a better Arthroscopist. The study compared the performance of 30 (thirty) people, with […]
Very often, patients see me for shoulder pain without any history of injury or trauma. They typically wait a long time to see a doctor in hopes that it will go away just as suddenly as it appeared. Moreover, they are confused by why this is happening to them since they have seemingly done nothing […]