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Dr. Popovitz’ Expert Opinion on Anthony Injury

“The Knicks — who have a history of being vague with injuries — officially have called it a “stiff/sore right knee.” A leading orthopedist from Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Leon Popovitz, said yesterday Anthony’s symptoms could be a bone bruise. Or it could be part of a larger cartilage issue.” Popovitz said stiffness in the […]

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 […]

Dr. Popovitz on Kevin Ware’s Leg Fracture

“It looks like because of the way he landed coming down, the torque was too great, and then he landed so awkwardly,” Dr. Leon Popovitz, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at NY Bone & Joint Specialists, told “Instead of the force going centrally through the bone like nature intended, the force went more […]

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 […]

Growth and Expansion at NY Bone and Joint

Over the course of the last year and a half, NY Bone and Joint Specialists has expanded by opening a new location and welcoming new doctors, as well making overall changes in the way we operate, based on first-hand patient and referring physician feedback.  With our expansion, we now have exceptional doctors that treat all orthopedic, sports medicine, […]

Acetaminophen’s Effectiveness on Back Pain

Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, and co-founder of NY Bone and Joint Specialistsin New York City was interviewed by HealthDay for his expert opinion on a recent study which said  that “Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain.” “Everyone involved in the study received ongoing ‘good-quality advice and reassurance,’ which appears to be […]

Dr. Mizhiritsky Quoted in Live Science Article

Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky of NY Bone and Joint Specialists was interviewed for an article in Live Science which looks at a recent study that was published on Acetaminophen’s effect on Lower Back Pain.”This is the first study of its kind, so it’s tough to make a decision based on just one study,” said Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, a physical rehabilitation […]

Dr. Mizhiritsky in Story on Steroids, Shoulder Pain

Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky, a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician and co-founder of NY Bone and Joint Specialists, was recently interviewed regarding a study on steroids and their effect on shoulderpain.  His comments appeared in the article which was featured in U.S. News & World Report.Shoulder pain is a very common condition, and treatment decisions aren’t uniform, said Dr. Michael […]

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 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 […]

Dr. Shrikhande on Meet The Doctors

Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician at NY Bone and Joint Specialists in NYC, was interviewed by Newsmax TV regarding Spinal Cord Injuries. The interview was for a newer series the news outlet provides, called “Meet The Doctors.”  The show was syndicated on Direct TV, Dish Network, Roku, and Google TV, as well […]

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