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Preparing For The Brooklyn Half Marathon: Runner’s Knee

Without a doubt, you need a healthy set of knees to be a runner. The problem is, running puts a lot of stress on our knee joints: with every step we run high impact jolts the joints. This is why runner’s knee so commonly affects runners, from the Brooklyn Half Marathon Trainer to the morning jogger. Here’s […]

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Knee Conditions: What Is Pes Anserine Tendonitis?

There are many possible conditions that may be causing the knee pain you feel when you work out, climb stairs, or stretch. One common knee condition you may not know that you have is called Pes Anserine. This is tendonitis of a specific tendon at the inside of your knee that usually causes bursitis as […]

Common Running Injuries and Treatments

Common Running Injuries and Treatments

Whether you’re a beginner or an avid runner dedicated to training, there are some injuries you are bound to encounter. Here are a few common running injuries and things one can do to treat it. Runner’s Knee – Another name for this is Iliotibial Band Syndrome. The name comes from the tendon that stretches from the […]

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Why Are My Knees Snapping And Popping?

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 […]

Dr. Popovitz to CBS on Robert Griffin III’s knee

ROBERT GRIFFIN III UNDERGOES KNEE SURGERY: WHAT DOES PROCEDURE ENTAIL? “…Popovitz explains when an ACL tears, an MCL often tears with it. But on more rare occurrences, he said, the torque and force of an injury can cause the LCL to tear, which appears to have been the case for RG3. What’s more, because of […]

Dr. Popovitz in Washington Post: Vonn’s ACL/MCL

A lateral tibial plateau fracture is common in such cases in skiing, Popovitz said, because the ligament tears minimize the padding between two bones in the leg, the femur and the tibia, and the force of the impact after a jump can cause the bones to bang into each other. Such a fracture could be […]

Dr. Popovitz on Adrian Peterson’s ACL Injury

DON’T COUNT ON OTHERS TO COME BACK LIKE PETERSON DID “…It’s such a hot subject because of Adrian’s extraordinary success,” says Leon Popovitz, orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists. But, he adds, “A lot of people end up returning six months to 12 months later and not being at their […]

Newsday: Dr. Popovitz on Shumpert’s ACL Injury

Orthopedic surgeon Leon Popovitz, the co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists and a physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, has performed hundreds of ACL procedures. He said West’s assertion that it takes about a year to feel comfortable and confident is common. But Popovitz, who has served as team physician of the U.S. Open […]

New Study Shows Some Meniscus Tears May Not Require Surgery

What is A Meniscus Tear? The meniscus is a small, “c” shaped piece of cartilage in the knee and each knee consists of two menisci, medial meniscus on the inner aspect of the knee and the lateral meniscus on the outer aspect of the knee. Meniscal tears often occur during sports and these tears are […]

Dr. Popovitz on Carmelo Anthony Injury, Return

A leading orthopedist at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Leon Popovitz, told The Post on Wednesday stiffness behind the knee can be flaking of the articular cartilage or a slight meniscus tear that didn’t show up on the MRI exam Anthony had Saturday. According to Popovitz, players can compete through both injuries, but Anthony could need […]

Dr. Popovitz in NY Post Regarding Anthony’s Knee

The fluid, according to Popovitz, is an indicator of cartilage damage that may need arthroscopic surgery at season’s end. Anthony is not being treated by Popovitz. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee after the 2010-11 season. “If anybody has fluid in the knee, that is in indication there’s something wrong inside the knee,’’ […]

Dr. Popovitz, ABC News: Knee Surgery Alternative

“The meniscus is located in a shallow cup of cartilage on top of the leg bone, one on each side. Knobs on the end of the thigh bone move in the meniscus when you bend your knee. A tear often requires surgery, but it may not be the only option.” – ABC News 5/7/13 A torn meniscus, which […]

Dr. Popovitz in Newsday Regarding Shoe Inserts

“Orthopedists always thought that these inserts wouldn’t make much of a difference,” said Dr. Leon Popovitz, an orthopedic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “It’s good this study ultimately proved it.” Once the arthritis develops to the point where there is uneven pressure in the joint, or uneven wearing in the joint, using […]

Dr. Popovitz on Value of Knee Surgeries

Dr. Leon Popovitz, orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of NY Bone and Joint Specialists was interviewed by HealthDay (for a story on Philly.com) for his expert opinion on study that questioned the value of certain knee surgeries. “The new analysis reflects the findings of other research, said Dr. Leon Popovitz, an orthopedic surgeon at Lenox Hill […]

The TRUTH about PRP Injections

There has been rapidly growing interest in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections. In particular, more and more patients are interested in these novel injections for alternative, non-surgical treatment of their osteoarthritis. After all, there are so many claims from so many different health care providers about PRP. What can a patient believe? What patients can truly […]

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