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Join Our New Clinical Trial!

Learn about an exciting new clinical trial being run by New York Bone and Joint Specialists’ own Dr. Leon Popovitz.

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Is it a Sprain, Strain, or Tear?

Ouch! You hurt your ankle. But is it a sprain, strain, or tear? Here’s how to tell the difference between these similar tendon and ligament injuries — and how to treat them. 

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Watch Out for These Common Summer Orthopedic Injuries

orthopedic injuries to arise. 

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How to Prevent Common Basketball Injuries

Playing basketball is a hugely popular pastime — and for good reason! But if you aren’t careful, you can seriously injure yourself playing the game. Learn how to keep that from happening.

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Spring Cleaning and Orthopedic Injuries

Many orthopedic injuries happen in the home, and spring cleaning is a perfect time to strain your muscles and joints. Learn about the most common injuries and how to prevent them.

Preventing Common Winter Orthopedic Injuries

Winter is a great time to get outdoors — but it can carry some unexpected dangers if you aren’t careful. Find out how to prevent common winter injuries so you can head outside safely!

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Preventing Orthopedic Injuries From Rock Climbing or Bouldering

Rock climbing is a fun, full-body workout, but it’s important to protect yourself from common orthopedic injuries associated with the sport.

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Your Guide to Injury-Free Hiking

Before you take off on the trail, follow these precautions to protect yourself from injury.

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Why Does My Knee Click?

Find out what’s causing that painful clicking in your knee — and how to treat it.

4 Easy Adjustments to Protect Your Knees When Lifting Weights

Your knees endure a lot of pressure when you lift weights. Here’s how to protect this vital joint from damage.

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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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An In-Depth Guide to Medial Knee Pain: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

If you’re experiencing knee pain, you may have a meniscal tear. Our orthopedic experts explain what causes this injury and what you can expect during your recovery.

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What is the Difference Between a Sprain and a Strain?

Learn the difference between a sprain and a strain, and how you can prevent these painful injuries.

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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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An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Chronic Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain is a common problem that can greatly impact your quality of life. This pain may be the result of sports injuries that have never fully healed, such as dislocations, torn ligaments, or meniscus tears (ruptures of the cartilage). In other cases, a disease like gout, rheumatoid arthritis, or bone cancer may be to blame. Overuse or long-term […]

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