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Chris Torres, Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant at New York Bone and Joint Specialists, Dances In Orlando Tragedy Memorial

New York Bone and Joint Specialists’ very own Chris Torres, Orthopedic PA performed at a memorial service held on Monday for those lost in the Orlando shooting just last year. When Chris is not caring for patients, he is on the dancefloor competing and performing in ballroom dance. The doctors and staff at New York Bone and Joint […]

Christine Ellie, DPM Appointed Team Doctor of Brooklyn Bolts

Dr. Christine Ellie, DPM, a podiatrist at NY Bone and Joint Specialists, has been appointed as an official team doctor for the Brooklyn Bolts. The semi-professional football team will have Dr. Ellie on staff at all home games to manage any foot and ankle injuries that may occur during the course of game play. She will […]

Dr. Popovitz on Preventing Weightlifting Injuries

According to Dr. Leon Popovitz, co-founder of New York Bone and Joint Specialists in New York: “You absolutely need to stretch.  I recommend stretching before, taking a break during your workout to stretch, and then stretching again after. That significantly decreases the incidences of injury while the activity is going on, and it also significantly decreases […]

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 Interviewed by National Geographic

“What often happens is these supplement companies grab these promising [hormone] factors, jump on them, and market them before the entire medical community has the ability to know the real detrimental effects,” Popovitz said. Read more about deer antler spray as Dr. Popovitz shares his medical expertise with National Geographic in this article by clicking here.

Dr. Popovitz Interview On Serena Williams’ Injury

What can Williams – and other players that endure a similar injury – expect following a turned ankle injury? We corresponded with expert physician/orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Leon Popovitz, MD, founder of New York Bone & Joint who has served as a team physician for the U.S. Open, about the injury and the treatments and prevention […]

Dr. Popovitz in Article on Running Injuries

“Runner’s knee happens when cartilage in the kneecap is irritated, while ITB friction syndrome occurs when the tendon from your hip to the outer knee gets tight and inflamed, irritating the outer bone of the knee,” says Leon Popovitz, MD, founder of the New York Bone & Joint Specialists in New York. Combined, these two […]

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 […]

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 Discussing Calcium’s Benefits

“Calcium is one of the two most important nutrients our body needs for healthy and strong bones and muscles,” Dr. Popovitz says. Every time you lift a dumbbell, your muscle contracts, and this mineral gives muscles that cue to contract—and, therefore, grow. – Shape Magazine 3/16/13 Read the full article here in Shape Magazine, where Dr. Popovitz […]

Hands-On Therapy, Relief for Low Back Pain

The first step is to take a full history and do a physical exam to determine the cause of the back pain, said Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, co-founder of New York Bone and Joint Specialists, in New York City. “Is it joint-related, disc-related or arthritis? Is there anything broken?” he asked. Depending on what is causing the […]

Dr. Mizhiritsky in NY Post on Chandler’s Injury

“According to Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, a leading spine specialist affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Chandler’s diagnosis may not be serious if he only is experiencing neck stiffness and not a tingling sensation or weakness in his arm. If Chandler is experiencing those extra symptoms, the bulging disk could be a more serious issue down the […]

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