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Football Injuries: Kneecap (Patellar) Dislocation

Athletes in high impact sports or sports that require a lot of running and jumping are prone to knee injuries. Kneecap dislocations most often happen as a result of trauma, such as when a football player is tackled or a soccer players falls hard on his knees. The kneecap, or patella, is referred to as dislocated when […]

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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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Weightlifting Injuries: IT Band Syndrome

The IT band is a piece of tissue that runs from our pelvis to the top of our shin bone. When the IT band is overworked it becomes tight and rubs against our thigh bone as we move. This causes symptoms such as: Pain at the outer hip, knee, or leg Swelling at the outer […]

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Shoulder and Knee Injuries In Football

Chances are you’ll be joining your friends or family in at least one backyard game of football at this time of year. At NY Bone and Joint, we see the most injuries from our collegiate and amateur football players. It is the number one injury causing sport and players will most commonly damage their knees […]

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Rafael Nadal Overcomes Knee Injury With PRP Therapy To Win The US Open 2017

Rafael Nadal, one of the world’s top tennis players, has made it back into a Grand Slam final after two years of struggling with knee and wrist injuries. Last week Nadal proved he is back at the top of his game by winning the entire Men’s US Open, defeating Kevin Anderson in three straight sets. […]

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Bryce Petty Diagnosed With Grade 1 MCL Sprain

Bryce Petty, The Jets’ star quarterback, was diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL tear. What does this mean? Well, thankfully, Petty hasn’t torn any ligaments in the knee too significantly, which would have taken a long time to heal and probably have caused a recurrent issue. Having suffered a Grade 1 sprain, sustaining the least amount of […]

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The Truth About Knee Osteoarthritis

It occurs nearly every day in the office. There is almost always someone that I have to inform that they have the degenerative disease: Knee Osteoarthritis. It sounds like such a scary diagnosis to a patient. Many patients, when they hear this, feel that this is the beginning of getting old or the start of […]

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The Truth About Meniscal Knee Injuries

Meniscus tears are common in young or middle-age athletes after sports injuries, or can happen in later age without any injury as a wear and tear process of the knee. There are two menisci in the knee: the medial (inner) and lateral (outer side of knee). It is a ‘C’-shaped rubber-type cushion in knee which […]

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Basketball Injuries: Jumper’s Knee

Weekend warriors and basketball veterans alike often experience knee pain, especially a specific sports injury referred to as “Jumper’s Knee”.  Otherwise known as “patellar tendonitis”, Jumper’s Knee is an inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon, the cord-like tissue that connects the kneecap to the shinbone. There are two ways to look at this: On […]

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PFPS Is The Most Common Culprit Of Knee Pain

The very most common reason for knee pain that any orthopedic surgeon sees is Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Miraculously, it is the least understood knee condition. I’m sure nearly all of you have had some component of this condition but many of us suffer with it on a consistent basis. The most common complaint with PFPS is a […]

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Weightlifting Injuries: Patellar Tendinitis

Knee pain is a common ailment for all athletes but weightlifters are especially prone to pain developing in the kneecap. This is frequently caused by a condition known as patellar tendonitis, which is essentially inflammation of the patellar tendon located directly under the kneecap. Patellar Tendinitis is often caused by squats, especially sumo position squats. To prevent patellar tendinitis, it […]

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Why Do My Knees Snap and Pop?

You may have wondered why, when you crouch, sit, or stand, you hear or feel your knees snapping or popping – it may even cause you discomfort or pain when it happens. What is the cause of these noises and pangs? Is it something you should be very concerned about? Is it just the result […]

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Total Knee Replacements For Chronic Knee Pain

Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. It can help relieve pain and restore motion and function in severely damaged knee joints. During knee replacement surgery, the damaged cartilage is removed from the femur (thighbone), tibia (shinbone) […]

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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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Avoid Knee Injuries On Your Biking Commute

As the weather warms, 7.7 million local commuters, will be biking to work. There’s no better way to get in some cardio, avoid stressful traffic and arrive to work energized. But with biking every morning, comes some potential injuries. Cycling poses some unique threats to the knees, one of the body’s most fragile joints. The […]

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