Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service

Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service in the News

  • D'Arnaud Avoids Major Damage, but will have Surgery on Elbow
    New York Post – September 27, 2014
    Travis d'Arnaud, the Mets catcher has a bone spur in his right elbow that is scheduled to be surgically removed on Wednesday at Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • Chiefs Reveal Nature of DE Catapano's Mystery Illness
    The Kansas City Star – September 26, 2014
    On Friday, the Chiefs finally revealed the mystery illness that had been plaguing defensive end Mike Catapano for the better part of two months....
  • Inside Slant: 'Perfect storm' of noncontact injuries to Tulloch, Pitta
    ESPN.com – September 25, 2014
    Dr. Bryan Kelly -- the chief of sports medicine and shoulder service -- was reminded of an injury that occurs often in another sport when watching the replays of Sunday's NFL noncontact injuries....
  • Te'o Frustrated and Devastated' with Foot Injury
    Associated Press – September 24, 2014
    Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te'o says he's "frustrated and devastated" with a third foot injury in 13 months....
  • Gait Analysis: The Serious Runner's Salvation
    The Wall Street Journal – September 22, 2014
    People who lace up their running shoes and pound the pavement have a roughly 50% chance of sustaining an injury that interrupts their training. Among marathon runners, studies have placed the injury incidence rate significantly higher, in some cases as high as 90%....
  • A Journey to the Center of the Brain: New York Neurologist Wants to Understand What Happens When We Get Hit in the Head
    GE Reports – September 22, 2014
    Hilary Monaco has a black belt in Taekwondo, and she can take a few punches. When her sparring partner landed a hard kick to her head during practice last fall, she didn’t think much of it....
  • Jernigan Knocked Out for Season as Giants Injuries Mount
    New York Post – September 16, 2014
    Receiver Jerrel Jernigan was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a mid-foot injury, joining cornerback Walter Thurmond, who went down Sunday with a torn pectoral muscle....
  • How to Know If You’re Addicted to Exercise
    SELF – September 16, 2014
    Staying fit and exercising is great for the body but like they say, too much of any good thing can be bad....
  • How to Mix Business With Fitness
    The Wall Street Journal – September 15, 2014
    Jordan Metzl, a sports-medicine physician at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery weighs in on mixing business with workouts....
  • Medical Expert: Dislocated Ankle Likely Ends Robert Griffin III’s Season
    USA TODAY Sports – September 15, 2014
    The medical details regarding the extent of the damage Robert Griffin III might have sustained when he dislocated his left ankle Sunday will decide whether he has a chance to play again this season....
  • Why BMI is a Big Fat Scam
    Mercola.com – September 12, 2014
    Your doctor may use this number to advise you on your weight, as well as your risk of related conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, BMI is an incredibly flawed tool...
  • Help! I’m Sick on Race Week
    Triathlete – September 12, 2014
    Dr. Jordan Metzl weighs in on what to do if you get sick during race week....
  • Indy Doctors Say Injury Will End Mathis’ Season
    Associated Press – September 11, 2014
    Robert Mathis' season is over before it even began....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Combine Provides Brooklyn High School Athletes with NFL Style Treatment
    Brooklyn Daily Eagle – September 9, 2014
    Injuries and sports go hand in hand. A single injury can ruin a play, a game, a season and even a career....
  • As a Jogger, What do I Need to Know About Runner’s Knee?
    Everyday Health – September 9, 2014
    Running offers a host of health benefits. As with any exercise, it's important to take precautions to avoid injury....
  • Mets 3B Wright Done for Season With Sore Shoulder
    ABC News – September 9, 2014
    Mets third baseman David Wright will sit out the rest of the season because of a nagging injury to his left shoulder....
  • Can Foam Rollers Help Relieve Muscle Pain?
    Wall Street Journal – September 8, 2014
    Myofascial release comes from a theory that pressure from the rollers breaks up tight spots in muscles and the connective tissue that surrounds them, called fascia....
  • When Heat Cramps Your Style on Court: 6 Tips for Your Game
    Tennis Identity – September 6, 2014
    Pawel Wawrzyniak, Physical Therapist at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC offers these 6 tips on how to keep cramping risks to a minimum...
  • NFL’s Concussion Carousel in Full Motion Week 1
    USA TODAY – September 6, 2014
    Teena Shetty, a neurologist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, is researching use of MRIs to find "biomarkers" that identify what's happening in the brain after a concussion....
  • Improve Your Run
    Good Day New York – September 3, 2014
    Dr. Vijay Vad, Physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery, had the opportunity to discuss his new book, The New Rules of Running: Five Steps to Run Faster and Longer for Life, on Fox 5’s Good Day New York. ...
  • Red Bulls to Host Annual 11 Days of Service in September
    New York Red Bulls – August 29, 2014
    The New York Red Bulls will hold their annual "11 Days of Service" in the month of September in conjunction with September 11- the national day of service and remembrance....
  • Concerning Trends Show a Rise in Arm Surgeries for Ball Players of all Ages
    WFUV News – August 23, 2014
    While Major League ball clubs can control the innings and pitch counts of pitchers at the professional level, they aren't able to monitor how much a player throws in youth leagues....
  • Sports Physicians Are Vital Part of the Team
    HCP Live – August 22, 2014
    Being a team physician for a professional sports franchise might not make a person feel like a kid in a candy store, but have no doubt, there is something very cool about it....
  • ACL Injuries on the Rise in Teen Athletes
    WFUV News – August 22, 2014
    All this week, WFUV News is looking at a concerning trend affecting baseball players of all ages, from Little League to Major League Baseball. Today, we shift gears and look at an injury affecting young athletes in all different kinds of sports....
  • Red Bulls Midfielder Michael Bustamante undergoes successful ACL surgery on Wednesday, with Dr. Riley Williams
    New York Red Bulls – August 20, 2014
    New York Red Bulls midfielder Michael Bustamante underwent successful ACL surgery on his right knee on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • Sports Specialists Discuss the Rise in Arm Injuries in Young Ball Players
    WFUV News – August 20, 2014
    Dr. Frank Cordasco and Dr. Joshua Dines answered questions about the rise of arm injuries in teenage baseball players....
  • Corporate Consulting Division Targets Growth Businesses
    Sports Business Journal – August 18, 2014

    Excel is especially proud of signing HSS as a client, as Excel competed against other established corporate consultancies to land the hospital, which has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 orthopedic hospital in the United States....

  • Amukamara Not Concerned About Injury
    ESPN New York – August 18, 2014
    New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara doesn't think the groin injury he suffered in Saturday's preseason game will be a major problem....
  • DeMarcus Cousins Suffers Knee Contusion, Condition Is Day To Day
    International Business Times – August 15, 2014
    USA Basketball loses another man to an untimely injury as the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain draws near....
  • Are Pro Golfers Too Bulked Up?
    The Wall Street Journal – August 15, 2014
    Maybe this is just a midsummer rough patch, but injuries among pro golfers have never been so much in the news, or of so much concern for the players themselves....
  • ACL Reconstruction Improves Reinjury Rates in Skeletally Immature Athletes
    Orthopedic Design & Technology – August 14, 2014
    Skeletally immature athletes who undergo an all-inside, physeal-sparing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a hamstring autograft can have good clinical outcomes without growth disturbance, according to recent study data....
  • Suns’ Isaiah Thomas has Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
    Associated Press – August 14, 2014
    Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist. The procedure was done Thursday in New York by Dr. Michelle Carlson at the Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • HSS “Combine” for NYC High School Football Players Gives Students a Taste of the Big Leagues
    HSS – August 12, 2014
    More than 150 New York City high school football players got a taste of the big leagues at a special “combine” offered at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) on August 9....
  • Why Women Might Be Better at Running Marathons
    Daily Burn – August 12, 2014
    It’s a battle of the sexes, marathon style. In 2013, 541,000 men and women finished marathons in the United States. Fifty-seven percent were men, and 43 percent were women — and though women may have been outnumbered, new research reveals they likely fared better during their 26.2 miles....
  • Jacob deGrom placed on DL
    ESPN New York – August 11, 2014
    The New York Mets placed reigning NL Rookie of the Month Jacob deGrom on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis on Monday....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Offering Free Comprehensive Health and Fitness Exam for PSAL Football Players
    Staten Island Advance – August 6, 2014
    New York City high school football players in the Public Schools Athletic League will be able to take advantage of a free comprehensive pre-season health and fitness screening Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the official hospital for the NY Football Giants and other pro teams....
  • No Surgery Confirmed for Lee, but Season Over
    Phillies.com – August 6, 2014
    It is not a surprise, but Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee's season is finished. Lee visited orthopedist David W. Altchek, MD at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Altchek confirmed the Phillies' diagnosis of Lee's injury, which said no surgery is required....
  • Don't Walk This Way: Distracted Walking Takes a Toll on New Yorkers as Smartphones Sending Users to the ER
    New York Daily News – August 6, 2014
    Distracted walking, like texting, emailing, Facebooking, tweeting, and Instagraming while stepping through the city streets, has accounted for 78% of pedestrian injuries across the country, a recent review of hospital records found....
  • 10 orthopedic surgeons recently treating professional athletes
    Beckers Spine – August 4, 2014
    Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons who performed surgery for professional athletes over the past few months....
  • Don’t Let Age Slow You Down
    Triathlete.com – August 4, 2014
    As I was pedaling as fast as I could in the middle of Ironman 70.3 Eagleman, a strong-looking fellow blew by. I glimpsed the number on his calf as he charged ahead. “You just got totally dusted by a 59-year-old,” I said to myself....
  • Dr. Pat Consults: Joint Injections for Lower-Back Pain
    Beckers Spine – August 4, 2014
    Joint injections are powerful diagnostic and therapeutic tools utilized in musculoskeletal medicine. As a sports physiatrist who diagnoses and treats muscle and joint pains on a daily basis, I frequently utilize joint injections to confirm the diagnosis and/or to facilitate treatment....
  • Astros Report: Albers and Crain’s Fate with Club Uncertain
    Houston Chronicle – August 4, 2014
    Right shoulder tendinitis and setbacks in his recovery have robbed righty reliever Matt Albers of nearly his entire season, outside of eight strong April appearances....
  • USA Basketball's Paul George suffers gruesome leg injury
    CBS News – August 2, 2014
    Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George has undergone successful surgery on his injured right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days....
  • Stealing Home: Clones Win Thanks to Thievery!
    The Brooklyn Paper – July 31, 2014
    Michael Katz was taken out of Sunday night’s game in Lowell after injuring his knee during a play at first base. Katz is scheduled to see doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery today....
  • USA Basketball Signs New Marketing Partnerships Ahead of 2014 FIBA World Cup
    Forbes – July 30, 2014
    Today, USA Basketball announced the signing of three new marketing partnerships....
  • USA Basketball Announces New Marketing Partnerships with Samsung, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Diageo
    HSS – July 30, 2014
    USA Basketball announced today new marketing partnerships with Samsung, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and Diageo....
  • Just 5 Minutes of Running a Day Can Change Your Life
    Fitbie.com – July 29, 2014
    Whether you love or hate running, there's new research that will have you making time in your busy schedule to lace up your sneakers on the regular....
  • Dr. Riley Williams Interview
    NBA TV – July 29, 2014
    Dr. Riley Williams, the team physician for the Brooklyn Nets, had the opportunity to talk to NBA TV panelists about the partnership between Hospital for Special Surgery and USA Basketball as well as his responsibilities for Team USA....
  • Healthier Knees Now!
    Woman’s Day – July 28, 2014
    Dr. Marci Goolsby gives tips to put aches and pains to an end without pills....
  • You Might Need a New Knee by Your 20s
    dgi Wire – July 28, 2014
    The meteoric increase in knee replacements over the last decade has been blamed on a wide range of factors. Young patients presenting with serious knee injuries are on the rise to the tune of some 900,000 cases per year just in the U.S., according to the American College of Rheumatology....
  • The Workout Doctor
    New York Times – July 24, 2014
    Dr. Jordan Metzl, Sports Medicine Physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, developed an extreme total-body workout routine called Ironstrength....
  • Q&A: Why Does My Nose Get Stuffy After a Workout?
    Women's Health – July 24, 2014
    Dr. Sabrina Strickland shares what you need to know if you get post-workout congestion....
  • Baseball’s Elbow Problem Starts with Young Pitchers
    The Atlantic – July 23, 2014
    In the baseball world, no injury has captured more attention than the "Tommy John" surgery. Named for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John, the first player who underwent successful surgery for repair of a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL),...
  • A Sweaty Appointment with New York City’s Fitness Physician
    Well and Good – July 21, 2014
    To say Dr. Metzl is a man of many hats is an understatement. His practice at the Hospital for Special Surgery has more than 20,000 patients and he’s regularly named in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors issue (including this year’s)....
  • When Hitting Down, Should MLB Lower the Mound?
    ABCNews – July 15, 2014
    Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good....
  • HypeWatch: Soccer and Stem Cells
    medpagetoday – July 15, 2014
    Argentinian midfielder Angel Di Maria's hamstring injury prevented him from playing in the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday, but his manager said he had been going for stem cell treatments in hopes of accelerating healing and getting in on the action....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Ranked No. 1 in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report Again
    HSS – July 15, 2014
    Once again, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked  the No. 1  hospital in the country for orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report in its 2014 “Best Hospitals” survey. The hospital is also nationally ranked No. 3 in rheumatology, in association with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital....
  • The Doctor Is In: Does Your Workout Need a High-Tech Boost?
    Style.com – July 14, 2014
    In an interview with HSS, Dr. Jordan Metzl was asked for his comment on fitness gadgets....
  • World Cup Injuries Spark Soccer Concussions Debate
    NBC News – July 13, 2014
    Christoph Kramer was the latest victim of a possible concussion in a tourney marked by head injuries, and a reminder that soccer, played at high speeds and without pads, is a contact sport, and concussions are part of the game....
  • Stretching the Field: Time to Deal with the Pain
    ESPN 1530 – July 11, 2014
    Major League Baseball is approaching its annual All-Star festivities and it gives clubs time to rest and relax. For some, however, the respite isn't long enough to lick wounds and prepare for the stretch run....
  • 12 Orthopedic Surgeries for Professional Athletes
    Becker’s Orthopedic Review – July 9, 2014
    Here are 12 orthopedic surgeons who recently performed surgery on professional baseball, basketball and soccer players....
  • How to Not Get Sick on Vacation
    Refinery29 – July 9, 2014
    You've triple-checked your hotel reservations, packed your bags and gotten your pre-vacation mani-pedi to boot. But, if you haven't given much thought to some of the health issues that could crop up while you're traveling, it's time to start troubleshooting....
  • Hannafin Honored for Lifetime Achievement
    greenwichtime.com – June 26, 2014
    Dr. Jo A. Hannafin, of Greenwich, attending orthopedic surgeon and director of Orthopedic Research at the Hospital for Special Surgery, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the hospital's 31st Annual Tribute Dinner on June 16 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City...
  • Brooklyn Nets Announce Hospital for Special Surgery Training Center in Brooklyn
    HSS – June 26, 2014
    At a press conference this morning, the Brooklyn Nets announced their plans to build a new state-of-the-art training center in Brooklyn, featuring panoramic views of New York Harbor, which will serve as the team’s practice site starting with the 2015-16 season.At a press conference this morning, the Brooklyn Nets announced their plans to build a new state-of-the-art training center in Brooklyn, featuring panoramic views of New York Harbor, which will serve as the team’s practice site starting with the 2015-16 season....
  • NYer of the Week: James Lozano Motivates Kids to Live Life Without Limitations
    NY1 – June 20, 2014
    The latest New Yorker of the Week has been a patient at the Hospital for Special Surgery since he was eight months old. Now 16, he walks, runs, and inspires younger kids to believe in themselves, too. NY1's John Schiumo filed the following report....
  • HSS Honors Two Trailblazers at Annual Tribute Dinner: Financial Icon William Salomon & Orthopedic Surgeon Jo Hannafin, MD, PhD
    HSS – June 17, 2014
    Hospital for Special Surgery paid tribute to William R. Salomon, honorary chairman of Citigroup and Orthopedic Surgeon, Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD, at the hospital's 31st Annual Tribute Dinner on June 16 at the Waldorf=Astoria....
  • Mets, Hospital Help to Fulfill Lifelong Dream of Queens Teen, A Double Amputee
    The Forum – June 12, 2014
    For 16-year-old Queens native and die-hard Mets fan James Lozano, being born without legs has never been a roadblock to accomplishing his dreams....
  • The science of LeBron's cramping
    ESPN – June 8, 2014
    That James suffers from cramps might seem like a systemic weakness to some, but not to Dr. James Wyss, who specializes in sports medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery and is the team physician for St. John's University athletics....
  • LeBron James' 'Cramp Gate' Caused by Perfect Storm of Unavoidable Factors
    Bleacher Report – June 7, 2014
    Eighteen men played in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Nine played 30 minutes or more under stifling heat and humidity....
  • Sports doc on LeBron's cramps: 'It was sort of a perfect storm'
    Sporting News – June 7, 2014
    Chances are, whether you’ve done a whole lot in the athletic realm or not, you’ve experienced a cramp. Most of us have, and that’s why there was a collective rolling of the eyes when LeBron James was carried off the floor at the AT&T Center near the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday — you have shaken off your cramps in the past; why couldn’t James do the same?...
  • HSS Designated FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence
    Orthopedics This Week – June 2, 2014
    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has designated Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence (FMCoE)...
  • 5 Ways to Treat Injuries and Speed Recovery
    Health Magazine – May 24, 2014
    Feeling achy from a running injury? “Given time, your body will usually start to heal on its own,” says Lisa Callahan, MD, co-director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City....
  • How to Stay in Shape and Speed Your Recovery After an Injury
    Women's Health Magazine – May 22, 2014
    No matter how careful or conscientious you are, if fitness is a part of your life, sooner or later you're likely to suffer an injury....
  • Top 28 North American Sports Knee Surgeons: 2014
    Orthopedics This Week – May 22, 2014
    Elite athletes with knee pain need expert help…and fast. To whom do they turn? We asked!...
  • Top Five Golf Tips
    Bunker Shot Golf Magazine – May 20, 2014
    Even the world’s best golfers are prone to injuries, as we’ve seen most recently with Tiger Woods. As a physical therapist, I help get golfers back in the game usually after they undergo orthopedic surgery. Here are the top five golf injuries and the best ways to prevent them:...
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Designated FIFA Medical Center of Excellence
    HSS – May 19, 2014
    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has designated Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence (FMCoE)....
  • The Five Most Influential Women In Medicine
    Spryliving.com – May 12, 2014
    In a medical field in which less than five percent of board-certified orthopedic surgeons are female, Dr. Jo Hannafin, MD, PhD, is a trailblazer....
  • Carter-Williams Undergoes Successful Surgery on Labrum
    YardBarker – May 7, 2014
    Michael Carter-Williams underwent successful surgery to repair the labrum of his right shoulder....
  • Double-Amputee Mets Fan Inspires, Gets Surprise of a Lifetime from David Wright
    Bleacher Report – May 7, 2014
    James Lozano recently had the chance to take a private tour of Citi Field. What he didn't know is that All-Star third baseman David Wright would surprise him for a day he'll never forget. Thanks to Wright, the Mets and Hospital for Special Surgery, James had a dream come true....
  • ACL Injuries on the Rise for Female Athletes
    Yahoo! News – April 28, 2014
    HSS Pediatric Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Green explains the best way to help prevent serious ACL injury for female athletes with ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton....
  • How a Five Second Injury can Change a Teen Athlete's Life
    CNN – April 28, 2014
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is advising doctors in a new clinical report on the best ways to approach and treat ACL injuries in children....
  • Don't Overdo It: Why Too Much Exercise May Be a Bad Thing
    Healthline – April 25, 2014
    Two recent studies have shed light on the impact of over-exercising, encouraging seasoned athletes and casual enthusiasts alike to take it easy....
  • 9 Exercises to Rehab a Torn ACL Without Surgery
    Fox News – April 25, 2014
    There are approximately 150,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears a year, most of which need to be fixed surgically. However, new research at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City found that about 25 percent of the ACL injured population does not need to undergo surgery because partially — and, rarely, fully torn — ACLs can heal with yoga and physical therapy....
  • David Wright makes baseball dream come true for double-amputee Mets fan
    New York Daily News – April 23, 2014
    James Lozano's forever moment arrived at 3:45 Wednesday afternoon, when the double-amputee teenager from Queens blooped a batting practice pitch to short and took off around the bases at Citi Field, with his baseball idol David Wright chugging along behind him....
  • Injuries Could Keep Tiger Woods from PGA Milestones
    Journal Sentinel – April 22, 2014
    No one doubts Tiger Woods' desire to break the two most important records in golf. He is tantalizingly close to Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour victories, and Jack Nicklaus' total of 18 major championship titles is still within reach....
  • Eighth Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine Symposium to Offer Latest Information on Medical Advances, Best Practices, Rehabilitation
    HSS – April 22, 2014
    Concussion management in adolescents and pro-athletes; running injuries and rehabilitation; the latest information in managing rotator cuff tears; advances in treating cartilage and other knee injuries; the role of PRP....
  • L.A. PARKER: Lexi Thompson's first major win adds juice, depth to LPGA
    The Trentonian – April 7, 2014
    Of course interest remains for The Masters, but without Tiger Woods this rite of spring will not attract the attention the world’s No. 1 can.

    Golf announcers and so-called experts are absolutely misguided to think that some player will come along to make us forget about Woods or break his marks.

    Not going to happen. We will never again see another player with Woods’s ability to polarize and mesmerize.

    Plus, Woods, if he can get healthy, still owns a shot at both Sam Snead’s PGA Tour wins (82) and Jack Nicklaus’s 18 majors. The current crop of professional golfers are not exactly formidable opponents.

    Look who’s winning tournaments. Better yet, look who’s losing tournaments.

    Woods owns 79 PGA Tour wins. If he gets his back situation figured out, then Snead’s mark appears reasonable. Nicklaus? Maybe.

    Here’s the skinny on Woods’s injury, provided by Frank Cammisa, M.D. Chief of the Spine Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Cammisa responded by email....

  • 14 Spine & Neurosurgeons for Professional Hockey Teams
    Becker's Spine Review – March 28, 2014
    Dr. Cammisa is a spine consultant for the National Hockey League Player Association. ...
  • Rangers forward Kreider has hand surgery
    NHL.com – March 28, 2014
    New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider had surgery on his left hand Friday at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan....
  • Knee surgery the smart decision for UFC champ Chris Weidman
    Newsday – March 28, 2014
    In the quarter-hour it took for his knee to pop back in, that's when UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman knew it was time to get the surgery he had been pushing off for a long time....
  • Miguel Sano: Surgery 'went well'
    ESPN.com – March 13, 2014
    The 20-year-old Sano had surgery Wednesday. Dr. David Altcheck performed the procedure, which took about an hour and a half, at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Should a child return to sports after an ACL injury?
    Philly.com – March 13, 2014
    One of the most common knee injuries in young people is a torn ligament, particularly the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Young athletes, especially those in their adolescence, are more likely to sustain ACL injuries as well as those who participate in cutting and pivoting sports such basketball, soccer, football, skiing and lacrosse...
  • Sports-loving doctor: Listen to your body
    Palm Beach Daily News – March 12, 2014
    Dr. David Altchek tries to practice what he preaches, but the sports medicine specialist and doctor to all-star athletes admits that can be hard to do....
  • A Revolutionary Surgery, Now as Typical as a Sinker
    The New York Times – March 7, 2014
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  • After injury-wracked 2013, can Derek Jeter hold up in final year?
    Sports Illustrated – February 24, 2014
    Can a player who will turn 40 in June, with his particular set of recent maladies, play an effective 150 games at his sport's most athletically demanding position?...
  • Henrik Zetterberg has back surgery; no guarantee that he returns to Detroit Red Wings this season
    Detroit Free Press – February 21, 2014
    Two days after he returned from the Sochi Olympics, Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg has undergone surgery....
  • Colby Lewis following The Undertaker's lead
    The Dallas Morning News – February 14, 2014
    If gritty right-hander Colby Lewis returns to the Texas Rangers’ rotation after undergoing hip-resurfacing surgery last year, he will be the first major-leaguer to accomplish the feat....
  • Lopez optimistic, but history says recovery will be no slam dunk
    New York Post – February 8, 2014
    One year ago, Brook Lopez was a first-time All-Star for the Nets. But now, one week away from the NBA’s annual All-Star bash, Lopez is recuperating from his fourth surgical procedure on his right foot....
  • Super Bowl Discussion with Hospital for Special Surgery's Dr. Kinderknecht
    NJ.com – February 2, 2014
    There are also special considerations to playing in the dome-less MetLife Stadium in the dead of winter, where players are subjected to whatever Mother Nature has to offer. I had the opportunity to hear from Dr. James Kinderknecht, a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC, team physician for the New York Giants and host team physician for the Super Bowl....
  • 40 Under 40 Awards
    Long Island Business News – January 30, 2014
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  • Shoulders take a pounding in high school football
    myfoxorlando.com – January 28, 2014
    Football players and wrestlers are the high school athletes most prone to shoulder injuries, and they're more likely to injure their shoulders in competition than in practice, a new study shows....
  • A Hopeful Matt Harvey Wants to Pitch This Year
    The Wall Street Journal – January 23, 2014
    Matt Harvey knows the deal. No matter how well his recovery from Tommy John Surgery is going—and it is going well, he says, as far ahead of schedule as he can push it—the Mets probably aren't going to let him pitch this season....
  • Russell Westbrook injury: Q&A with NBA Head Team Physician
    Thunderous Intentions – January 20, 2014
    When we found out that Russell Westbrook was going to need a third surgery on his right knee in late December, every Thunder fan began to worry.

    No matter how minor the procedure may be, three surgeries couldn’t be a good thing and it was definitely cause for concern....

  • Hospital for Special Surgery in Conjunction with Major League Soccer Presents the 2014 MLS Medical Symposium
    HSS – January 10, 2014
    As soccer players flood the Fort Lauderdale area for the 2014 MLS Player Combine, the Soccer Industry Medical Symposium presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and Major League Soccer will bring together some of the country’s foremost sports medicine professionals to discuss managing athletic injuries....
  • This Doc's Miracle Drug? Exercise
    NPR Science Friday – December 13, 2013
    You know the old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, my next guest might add to that. How about a jog a day keeps the doctor away, or a set of pull-ups...
  • The Oldest Athletes Who Are Still Playing Well
    Men's Magazine – December 3, 2013
    We all want to believe that we can remain world-class athletes well past our primes, crossing up defenders in our corporate basketball leagues, and diving for touchdowns in our flag football games....
  • Researchers Describe a New Knee Ligament
    Men's Journal – November 26, 2013
    Good news for anyone who has ever had an ACL tear that never seemed to heal properly: You may have actually torn a different ligament. After examining the knees of 41 cadavers, a team of Belgian doctors found a fifth kind of knee ligament (after the ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL), which they named the anterolateral ligament, or ALL....
  • NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Three Major Medical Centers as “Official Health Services Providers”
    HSS – November 14, 2013
    The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee today announced a partnership with three leading NY/NJ area hospitals...
  • Grant Awarded for MRI Study of Osteoarthritis Biomarkers
    Radiology Today – November 12, 2013
    Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, will share $1 million awarded by the Arthritis Foundation to validate the use of new MRI techniques and newly identified biomarkers in identifying early stages of osteoarthritis....
  • Play now, pay later: Inside the rising injuries of youth sports
    PIX11-TV--New York – November 11, 2013
    Over 4.5 million children play youth sports every year. Many of them have dreams of someday playing in the big leagues. 3.5 million get injured each year and for some that dream ends too soon. Those injuries are up by 60 percent for baseball and football alone over the last decade....
  • Doctors Discover A New Knee Ligament
    ABCNews.com – November 6, 2013
    How did doctors miss this one for so long? Two Belgium orthopedic surgeons have discovered the existence of a previously unknown ligament that may be responsible for many common knee injuries....
  • Mets ace Matt Harvey says he is ahead of schedule after Tommy John surgery
    New York Daily News – October 29, 2013
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  • How to eat like a marathon runner
    Fox News – October 11, 2013
    “I’ll tell you, we’ve done a lot in the past number of years to make marathon running more pleasant,” Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, told Foxnews.com. “And a big part of that has to do with nutrition and learning the importance of fueling.”...
  • Exercise can help low back pain, obesity can hurt, study shows
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 10, 2013
    The more obese a person is, the more likely the risk that they will suffer from low back pain, but they may be able to reduce the odds by engaging in a moderate amount of exercise...
  • U.S. Olympic Committee awards elite designation to Hospital for Special Surgery
    Nurse.com – October 7, 2013
    The Hospital for Special Surgery, Manhattan, has become the first organization to be designated a National Medical Center by the United States Olympic Committee, according to a news release.

    The US...

  • HSS Researchers Use Grant to Test New MRI Techniques and Biomarkers for Arthritis Prevention Treatments
    HSS – August 29, 2013
    In recent years, researchers have been frustrated because there are no tools to identify early stages of osteoarthritis and thus no good way to test therapies for preventing or slowing the disease. Now, three institutions have been awarded $1 million from the Arthritis Foundation to validate the use of new MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) techniques and newly identified biomarkers to solve this vexing problem....
  • Turf could save money, but at what cost?
    TheNews-Messenger.com – August 29, 2013
    Dr. Mark Drakos, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, shares his thoughts on the effects of artificial turf on athletes....
  • Hannafin named first female president of orthopaedic society
    Greenwich-Post.com – August 28, 2013
    Greenwich physician Jo Hannafin, a former Olympic champion, continues to break the glass ceiling for women in orthopedics, having recently been named the first female president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)...
  • Thumb surgery to sideline David Diehl 6 weeks
    Newsday – August 21, 2013
    On Tuesday, Coughlin went so far as to call the injury a "nuisance thing.'' After an MRI and examination by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan Wednesday morning showed instability in the joint, though, Diehl was operated on....
  • Anterior cruciate ligament tears plague teenage athletes as debilitating knee injuries spike
    New York Daily News – August 20, 2013
    Dr. Frank Cordasco of Hospital for Special Surgery treats 10-year-old Calvin Fontaine. “It’s an epidemic,” said Dr. Frank Cordasco, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery who has operated on many NFL players.

    “We are seeing kids in our clinic every week. It used to be that seeing a kid with this kind of injury was rare.”...

  • Hospital for Special Surgery Named United States Olympic Committee's First National Medical Center
    HSS – August 14, 2013
    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City has been designated the first National Medical Center of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) National Medical Network. In this capacity, HSS will be an official hospital for elite U.S. athletes....
  • High-Intensity Workouts Carry Risks, Rewards
    ABC News Good Morning America – August 8, 2013
    Dr. Stephen Fealy, an orthopedic surgeon with Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, said he started seeing a spike in HIITs-related injuries two years ago. Now, at least one patient a week who has overdone it limps into his office....
  • Free high school football screening for PSAL players right on the mark
    SILive.com – August 7, 2013
    Last Saturday, 119 PSAL football players from across city attended the third annual free health screening held at Hospital for Special Surgery ...
  • A Promising New Knee Surgery
    Men's Journal – August 5, 2013
    Knee pain is one of the most common complaints from active men. If you don't have it now, the chance that you will someday experience knee pain – assuming you keep up the morning jogs or weekend tennis tournaments – is pretty high....
  • Pregnant Olympic Runner Collapses and Dies
    ABCNews.com – July 18, 2013
    Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, said that underlying heart problems can be exacerbated by pregnancy....
  • J.R. Smith has surgery on left knee
    ESPN New York – July 16, 2013
    The New York Knicks have announced Sixth Man Award winner J.R. Smith has had patellar tendon surgery and an arthroscopy for a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Again Ranked No. 1 in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report
    HSS – July 16, 2013
    U.S. News & World Report has again named Hospital for Special Surgery the top hospital in the country for orthopedics in its 2013 “Best Hospitals” survey. The hospital also ranked as a leader in rheumatology at number four in the nation....
  • New York's best hospitals: Dr. David Altchek is ace of staff at Manhattan's Hospital for Special Surgery
    New York Daily News – July 16, 2013
    The 56-year-old surgeon is one of the all-star doctors at Hospital for Special Surgery, which received the coveted number one ranking in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 survey....
  • Hannafin first female president of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    Modern Physician – July 15, 2013
    Dr. Jo Hannafin has been selected as the first woman to head the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine....
  • First In-Depth Study of Knee Cartilage Repair Technique Shows Improvement in Patient Outcomes and Regeneration of Knee Cartilage
    HSS – July 13, 2013
    A natural tissue graft can spur regeneration of cartilage and improve symptoms in patients who have cartilage damage in their knee, according to a study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • Dr. Jo Hannafin Named First Female President of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    HSS – July 10, 2013
    Jo A. Hannafin, M.D., Ph.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, has been named the first female president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)....
  • Mariah Carey tweets photo of dislocated shoulder
    New York Post – July 9, 2013
    Mariah Carey was rushed to New York's Hospital for Special Surgery after painfully dislocating her shoulder on the set of her latest video....
  • Workouts Gone Wrong: Ways to Injury-Proof Your Sweat Sessions
    Fitness Magazine (July/August) – July 8, 2013
    Muddy adventure races are the latest way women are testing their physical and mental mettle. Packed with obstacles like barbed wire, frigid waters, and fire, these events bring major bragging rights and serious risks....
  • Cadaver Study May Help Clinicians Identify Patients Who Can Skip ACL Reconstruction After an ACL Tear Without Ramifications
    HSS – July 2, 2013
    A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has provided the first evidence that the shape of a person’s knee could be a factor in the decision of whether a patient should undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction after an ACL tear....
  • Liberty Forward Carson Undergoes Surgery
    Our Sports Central – June 26, 2013
    New York Liberty Head Coach and General Manager Bill Laimbeer announced today that forward Essence Carson underwent surgery to repair the torn left anterior cruciate ligament...
  • Mark Teixeira's injured right wrist will need surgery after all
    ESPN New York – June 26, 2013
    Doctors have confirmed the sheath has not adequately healed. Surgery has been recommended to repair the tear on the tendon sheath of his wrist...
  • Evidence-Based Medicine and the Next Frontier in Orthopedics: Q&A With Dr. David Dines of Hospital for Special Surgery
    Becker's Orthopedic Review – June 20, 2013
    Dr. David Dines discusses practicing evidence-based medicine in orthopedics, his current research interest in the biomechanics of shoulder and elbow injuries in athletes and the struggle to better understand tendon healing....
  • HSS Prepares for 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Brazil
    Orthopedics This Week – June 3, 2013
    The race is on in Rio as the country prepares for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. And Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York is helping to pave the way for quality management and outcomes in the orthopedic arena....
  • Gender gap in treating female athletes
    The Boston Globe – June 3, 2013
    Girls differ from boys in anatomical, hormonal, and psychological ways that need to be taken into account, said Dr. Jo A. Hannafin, an orthopedic surgeon and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center...
  • For Mike Napoli, an improbable path to an everyday impact
    Weei.com – June 2, 2013
    Napoli and his agent, Brian Grieper, jumped on a plane to New York and HSS after Grieper made a phone introduction to Dr. Joseph Lane. It was Lane who suggested that Napoli's degenerative hip condition...
  • Dr. William W. Briner Jr., Named Team Physician of New York Lizards Major League Lacrosse Team
    HSS – May 24, 2013
    Dr. William W. Briner Jr., a primary care sports medicine physician at the Uniondale office of Hospital for Special Surgery, has been named team physician of the New York Lizards, the Long Island-based lacrosse team...
  • Q&A: Joshua Dines, Mets assistant team doctor
    Long Island Business News – May 24, 2013
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  • Hospital for Special Surgery Launches Major Long Island Expansion
    HSS – May 15, 2013
    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has major plans for Long Island. A significant expansion of HSS Long Island in Uniondale has just been completed....
  • Roy Halladay Shoulder: Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios for Phillies Pitcher
    Bleacher Report – May 9, 2013
    Roy Halladay struggled throughout the 2013 season. His arm slot has changed, likely because he was trying to find a comfortable way to get the ball to the plate. That change is common and signals damage inside the shoulder, which is exactly what was found upon imaging....
  • 17 Ways to Fight Osteoporosis
    MSN Healthy Living/Health.com – May 9, 2013
    Most people know calcium strengthens bones. But there are more than a dozen other ways to fight osteoporosis, the silent, bone-thinning condition that can lead to fractures, back and neck pain, and a loss of up to 6 inches of height over time....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery doubles size on LI
    Long Island Business News – May 8, 2013
    Manhattan-based Hospital for Special Surgery has more than doubled its space on Long Island and added three physicians....
  • Leading Orthopedics Hospital Reaches Sweeping Agreement with Brazilian Healthcare Giant
    HSS – May 6, 2013
    Clinical pathways and quality initiatives leading to world class outcomes are the foundation of a far-reaching agreement between New York-based Hospital for Special Surgery, the recognized leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and related specialties, and Amil Par, the largest managed healthcare organization in Brazil, on behalf of Hospitalys Ortopedia, its newly opened orthopedic center in Rio de Janeiro....
  • Evening Hours
    The New York Times – May 5, 2013
    May 2:  New York Times columnist Bill Cunningham attended the Hospital for Special Surgery 150th anniversary reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and shared the following pictures in the SundayStyles Section....
  • Honoring the 150th Anniversary of Hospital for Special Surgery
    Congressional Record 113th Congress (2013-2014) – April 24, 2013
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  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Founded During the Civil War, Celebrates 150 Years with Symposium
    HSS – April 22, 2013
    An upcoming symposium will offer highlights of the 150-year history of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and at the same time provide a fascinating look at the evolution of medicine from the “Dark Ages” of the Civil War period to modern medicine as we know it today. Speakers will also discuss the latest medical advances and the coming economic changes that will significantly affect the future of health care....
  • Platelet-rich plasma promises pain relief and healing, but remains controversial
    Orthopedics Today – April 18, 2013
    The use of platelet-rich plasma remains controversial as treatment regimens and formula concentrations are not standardized, high-level studies proving efficacy are few and many health care systems hesitate to adopt the treatment due to lack of reimbursement....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Addresses Injuries in Throwing and Multisport Athletes at Annual Sports Medicine Symposium
    HSS – April 15, 2013
    Hospital for Special Surgery, the nation’s top hospital for orthopedics, will host the seventh annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine, educational symposium to discuss how to identify, prevent and treat articular cartilage and hip/pelvis injuries, as well as injuries common to the throwing and multisport athlete....
  • Darrelle Revis to meet with NY Jets team doctors as Buccaneers trade talk persists
    New York Daily News – April 11, 2013
    Darrelle Revis, who could be in his final two weeks with the Jets, will make an important stop in New York Monday morning to visit Dr. Russell Warren, of Hospital for Special Surgery, who performed his knee surgery last season...
  • Love undergoes successful knee surgery
    Yardbarker/USA Today – April 10, 2013
    The Timberwolves announced Wednesday evening that Kevin Love underwent successful arthroscopy on his left knee earlier in the day....
  • Study: 'Docking technique' can treat ulnar collateral ligament tears in adolescent athletes
    Orthopedics Today – April 8, 2013
    Adolescent patients experienced good outcomes after treated with a docking technique to repair their ulnar collateral ligament tears and researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery noted that the outcomes were better than those found in similar patients in previously published studies on ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction....
  • Lizards Partner with Hospital for Special Surgery
    Our Sports Central – April 4, 2013
    The New York Lizards announced today that Hospital for Special Surgery has been designated the team's official hospital. The new partnership provides the New York Lizards with access to one of the world's leading centers for orthopedics and sports medicine....
  • Dr. Matthew M. Roberts Discusses How an Athlete like Yankees Short Stop Derek Jeter can Come Back from an Ankle Injury
    SiriusXM Sports/Power Poundstone Radio with Derek Poundstone – April 3, 2013
    In this segment of Power Poundstone Radio, Dr. Matthew Roberts discusses injuries in older athletes, such as the ankle fracture experienced by Derek Jeter, and the athlete’s prospects for returning to play. Although Dr. Roberts is not treating Derek Jeter...
  • What Surgery Can Do For An Athlete's Bad Break
    The Wall Street Journal – April 1, 2013
    The horrific leg injury suffered by Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware on the court Sunday is a rare event in sports, but it is more commonplace in the world of orthopedic surgeons, who regularly see such fractures among victims of car accidents and other trauma...
  • Baseball 2013: Here Come the Flamethrowers
    The Wall Street Journal – March 28, 2013
    At Hospital for Special Surgery, orthopedists and biomechanists place dozens of sensors on pitchers and have them throw in front of a series of infrared cameras that measure their motions and turn the windup into a three-dimensional computer graphic....
  • "Docking Technique" to Repair Torn Elbow Ligament Yields Favorable Results in Adolescent Baseball Players
    HSS – March 21, 2013
    A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that a surgical procedure known as the "ocking technique"to repair a torn elbow ligament in teenage athletes yielded favorable results. The outcomes were better than those in previously published reports on reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), also known as Tommy John surgery, in this age group and may be attributed to technique-specific factors, according to the study authors.

    The paper, titled, "The Docking Technique for Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Insufficiency: Two-Year Follow Up in Adolescent Athletes," will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on March 21 in Chicago....
  • Andrew Bynum has surgery, starts rehab Friday
    USA Today – March 20, 2013
    Bynum's longtime orthopedist, Dr. David Altchek of Hospital for Special Surgery, performed the surgery....
  • Tougher Heart Screenings Might Prevent Young Athletes' Deaths
    Everyday Health – March 13, 2013
    Scott Rodeo MD, co-chief of the sports medicine and shoulder service at Hospital for Special Surgery and associate team physician of the New York Giants, said that parents should push doctors to do extra screening if they suspect something is wrong...
  • Elbow surgery sidelines Indians reliever Herrmann for season
    Sports from Yahoo! – March 13, 2013
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  • "Train Like A Knick" program
    ESPN New York – March 11, 2013
    Larry Johnson is involved with the team's "Train Like A Knick" program, where fans can submit videos showing how they train like their favorite player for a chance to win a trip to the Knicks' training center....
  • Ask Well: Keeping Knee Arthritis in Check
    The New York Times – March 6, 2013
    Dr. Michael Parks, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, gives his expert advice on how to prevent the further progression of knee osteoarthritis....
  • Andrew Bynum visits ortho specialist about knees
    USA Today  – March 5, 2013
    Injured 76ers center Andrew Bynum wasn't at the Wells Fargo Center for Philadelphia's game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night because he was visiting his longtime orthopedist, Dr. David Altchek of Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Platelet-rich Plasma May Benefit Early Knee OA
    Arthritis Today – March 1, 2013
    Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a therapy used to help heal surgical wounds and tendon injuries, may also relieve symptoms of early knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a new study out of Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Give Thanks for That Knee Injury
    The Wall Street Journal – February 26, 2013
    Dr. David Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon and co-chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, is quoted on his recommendations for athletes recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries....
  • Baby boomers and "Boomeritis": How to avoid exercising injuries
    CBS This Morning – February 22, 2013
    Doctors are seeing an explosion of baby boomers coming in with injuries from exercise. The influx has been dubbed "boomeritis."...
  • Many Skiers Who Tear ACLs Can Avoid Surgery, Expert Says
    HealthDay – February 15, 2013
    About one-quarter of recreational downhill skiers who suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries can recover without surgery, according to a new study that outlines how to identify these patients....
  • Don't expect others to return like Peterson
    USA Today Sports – February 15, 2013
    Adrian Peterson's run through the NFL last season on a reconstructed knee is inspiration to others coming off similar surgeries. But doctors say it's no guarantee of a similar type and time of recovery....
  • Ask Well: Swimming to Ease Back Pain
    The New York Times – February 15, 2013
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  • Patients with knee OA showed improved pain and function scores after PRP treatment
    Orthopedics Today – February 13, 2013
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  • Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment Shows Potential for Knee Osteoarthritis
    HSS – February 12, 2013
    A study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery has shown that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) holds great promise for treating patients with knee osteoarthritis. The treatment improved pain and function, and in up to 73% of patients, appeared to delay the progression of osteoarthritis, which is a progressive disease....
  • Treating injuries with blood spinning
    Fox 5 New York – February 11, 2013
    A healing technique called PRP, platelet-rich plasma, which was once available only to elite athletes, is now benefiting weekend warriors....
  • Diamond pushing to catch up as camp draws near
    The Miami Herald – February 10, 2013
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  • Will Lindsey Vonn Make It Back For The Sochi Olympics?
    Time Sports Blog – February 6, 2013
    About a year before the start of the Sochi Olympics, it appeared that America’s most decorated skier might be on the shelf for those games....
  • Study Identifies Skiers Who Can Be Successfully Treated Without Surgery After an ACL Tear
    HSS – February 6, 2013
    Roughly a quarter of recreational skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while hitting the slopes can be successfully treated without surgery, according to a new study....
  • Vonn's injuries put Sochi Games at risk
    Asbury Park (N.J.) Press – February 5, 2013
    Does a ripped up knee 12 months before the Sochi Games take U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn out of contention for Olympic medals in Russia?...
  • Doctor explains Lindsey Vonn's injury
    NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams – February 5, 2013
    Dr. Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon in the Women's Sport Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, describes the injury on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams...
  • Keep running until you're 101
    Marketwatch.com – February 1, 2013
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  • Cultivating Second Chances
    American Way Magazine – January 31, 2013
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  • Dr. William Briner Joins Hospital for Special Surgery
    Becker's Orthopedic Review – January 29, 2013
    Sports medicine physician William Briner, MD, joined Hospital for Special Surgery's Long Island, N.Y., office...
  • Doc: Early detection should help Napoli's recovery
    Providence (R.I.) Journal – January 25, 2013
    Dr. Joseph Lane of Hospital for Special Surgery has been treating Napoli this offseason. He said on Friday that Napoli’s hip injury — avascular necrosis, or AVN — has been caught early enough to prevent it from worsening....
  • Sindelar to begin Champions Tour season three months after surgery
    pressconnects.com – January 23, 2013
    Joey Sindelar has been plagued by back trouble the past couple years, forcing him to miss some tour events. It got so bad he elected to have an operation at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Mike Napoli reveals hip condition
    ESPN Boston – January 22, 2013
    Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli revealed Tuesday that he has avascular necrosis in both hips...
  • Warriors' Brandon Rush had successful surgery
    CharlotteObserver.com – January 21, 2013
    The Warriors announced swingman Brandon Rush had successful surgery on his left knee this past Wednesday. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Kevin Love set for surgery on Tuesday
    St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press – January 14, 2013
    Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, who undergoes surgery Tuesday, Jan. 15, to repair the third and fourth metacarpal bones in his right hand...
  • Timberwolves' Love to miss 8-10 weeks
    United Press International – January 9, 2013
    Minnesota Timberwolves all-star forward Kevin Love will miss 8-10 weeks after upcoming surgery for a broken hand...
  • App helps kids get physical
    WABC-TV--New York – January 4, 2013
    The app is called Ironkids, and was developed by Ironman tri-athlete Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. "I'm tired of seeing kids in the office with sports injuries and so the idea is to teach parents how to make sports safer for their kids," he said....
  • Jazz's Mo Williams out six weeks for thumb surgery
    USA Today/Associated Press – January 2, 2013
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  • D'Qwell Jackson: Tackling Injury
    YouTube.com – December 27, 2012
    Cleveland Browns Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson discusses his return to the NFL...
  • Yankees approve personal trainer for Rodriguez before he undergoes hip surgery
    NYDailyNews.com – December 22, 2012
    Yankees' Alex Rodriguez will undergo hip surgery with Dr. Bryan Kelly at Hospital for Special Surgery next month. In the weeks preceding surgery on his left hip, Alex Rodriguez has been strengthening his hip with specific exercises while working with his personal trainer and a physical therapist from Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • Former Olympian admits double life as prostitute
    CharlotteObserver.com – December 21, 2012
    It can be problematic for athletes in sports like track and field to transition into daily life after devoting their careers to a rarely held event like the Olympics, which often provides only a glimmer of attention and no prolonged financial safety net, said Jordan D. Metzl, a sports physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York...
  • Hill needs surgery on knee
    ESPN.com – December 21, 2012
    Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill will have arthroscopic surgery next week on his left knee to repair cartilage damage suffered in the Arizona game on Dec. 2...
  • Medical update on Frank Francisco
    MLB.com – December 18, 2012
    The New York Mets announced that right-handed pitcher Frank Francisco underwent surgery today to remove a bone spur from his right elbow...
  • Wizards' John Wall will have knee re-examined as concern grows over injury
    The Washington Post – December 13, 2012
    The most angst-filled and highly anticipated doctor visit of the Washington Wizards’ season will take place on Friday in New York, where point guard John Wall will have his left knee re-examined by orthopedic specialist David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • It’s a miracle, I need surgery
    Times Union--Albany, N.Y. – December 9, 2012
    When I walked on the bus last Thursday, I was asked how my doctor's appointment went the previous day and I responded something like "It went great…I need surgery." It's almost a contradicting statement but this is some of the most relieving news I gotten in a while....
  • A-Rod to miss half of 2013 following hip surgery
    New York Daily News – December 3, 2012
    The surgery will take place in January, as the doctor wants A-Rod to strengthen the hip before undergoing the operation. Dr. Bryan Kelly from Hospital for Special Surgery will perform the surgery....
  • Arthritis Foundation Honors Dr. Edward V. Craig of Hospital for Special Surgery with Lifetime Achievement Award
    HSS – November 27, 2012
    Edward V. Craig, MD, MPH, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and pioneer in shoulder replacement, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter, at the Ambassadors of Change Founders’ Award Gala...
  • 76ers' Bynum having more knee issues
    The Philadelphia Inquirer – November 16, 2012
    On Tuesday, Bynum visited David W. Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York...
  • Hospital for Special Surgery to Present International Orthopedics Symposium with Hospitalys Ortopedia in Brazil
    HSS – November 14, 2012
    The first medical symposium in Brazil presented by Hospitalys Ortopedia in Rio de Janeiro and New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will take place November 28 and 29 in Rio de Janeiro.

    At the symposium, which is part of an ongoing agreement to share expertise, a panel of experts from both hospitals will offer orthopedic surgeons and physiotherapists the latest information on research and treatment topics in orthopedic surgery....

  • Marathoners Aid Staten Island With Help From Social Media
    Huffington Post – November 8, 2012
    Last Sunday, the day of the canceled New York City Marathon, more than 1200 marathoners ran across hurricane-devastated Staten Island, delivering backpacks full of much-needed supplies. Social media, combined with an extraordinary group of committed runners, made it possible. In a matter of hours "New York Runners In Support Of Staten Island" became a globally recognized phenomenon...
  • New York marathon runners trade in their running shoes, help out in a big way
    Newark (NJ) Star Ledger – November 7, 2012
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  • Mets' Lucas Duda breaks wrist moving furniture
    Associated Press/Sports from Yahoo! – November 6, 2012
    Lucas Duda was operated on by Dr. Andrew Weiland at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • N.Y. Marathoners Run to Staten Island to Help With Storm Cleanup
    Bloomberg.com – November 5, 2012
    After the historic cancellation of the New York Marathon, Sports Medicine physician Dr. Jordan Metzl organized a run to Staten Island to help with the Hurricane Sandy storm clean-up....
  • Sports Medicine Experts Offer Tips to Help Post-Marathon Recovery
    HSS – November 1, 2012
    Close to 47,000 runners have spent the past several months training for the ING New York City Marathon. Once they have completed the race and achieved their goals, there are measures they can take to facilitate recovery, decrease post-race discomfort, and return to running without injury....
  • Short Game
    Golf.com – October 30, 2012
    Joey Sindelar will have back surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan...
  • Timberwolves: Kevin Love won't need surgery on broken hand
    Pioneer Press – October 18, 2012
    Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman was happy to learn Thursday, Oct. 18, that Kevin Love would not need surgery to heal his broken right hand...
  • Jets' Revis vows return to form after ACL surgery today
    New York Post – October 16, 2012
    Darrelle Revis is scheduled to have surgery in New York to repair a torn ACL in his left knee...
  • The Warm-Body Theory
    The Wall Street Journal – October 16, 2012
    Dr. Stephen Fealy a shoulder specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York who has studied the health of pitchers, said injured pitchers often have a common trait.

    "They get lazy and their core gets weak," Fealy said. "Pitching is about your glutes, your abductors and your hips."...

  • Hutchinson fixed and fit
    The Boston Globe – October 14, 2012
    Even before the 2011-12 season began, Michael Hutchinson knew there was something wrong with his hips....
  • HSS Teams Up With NFL
    Orthopedics This Week – October 8, 2012
    Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery will be giving their all when they begin using their new $100,000 grant from the National Football League (NFL) Charities. The team will be researching the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells as treatments for tendon injury and degeneration....
  • U.S. Hospital Reviews Diagnosis of Dominican Woman
    Diario Libre--Dominican Republic – October 8, 2012
    Giselle Malespin traveled to HSS for shoulder surgery after receiving an incorrect diagnosis in the Dominican Republic...
  • ACL Tears and Young Athletes
    WFAN Sportsradio 66 – September 30, 2012
    Dr. Robert Marx, an orthopedic surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, was interviewed on WFAN Sportsradio 66 by Rick Wolff on how to prevent ACL injuries in young athletes....
  • Plasma therapy can aid in healing injuries
    Associated Press/The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch – September 30, 2012
    Platelet-rich plasma therapy is most successful treating degeneration and tears in knee, ankle and elbow ligaments and tendons...
  • Ryder Cup Pressure Not Just In Their Heads
    HSS – September 27, 2012
    Ryder Cup pressure is described as among the most intense not only golf but in all of sports. While most people think of pressure as being "in your head," it's the physical manifestation that causes an athlete to not play their best – or to choke. Joshua Dines, M.D., a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, has experience working with athletes in these situations....
  • Red Bulls, Hospital for Special Surgery Renew Partnership
    Paddock Talk – September 24, 2012
    The New York Red Bulls and Hospital for Special Surgery announced today a new six-year partnership that will continue to make HSS the “Official Hospital of the New York Red Bulls.”...
  • Off-duty injuries sideline Soldiers
    United States Army – September 24, 2012
    Players, regardless of age, need to warm up and be prepared for any physical activity, including touch or flag football. Just because it isn't a full contact sport doesn't mean it's injury free....
  • Sims: Astounding Number of Tommy John Surgeries in 2012
    WCBS-TV – September 21, 2012
    The repetitive demands of pitching and the nature of the motion itself – particularly the acceleration phase – are the primary culprits....
  • Youth learn pro health from medics to the stars
    Times Ledger--Queens, New York – September 20, 2012
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  • PSAL footballers get a professional opinion
    Brooklyn Downtown Star – September 20, 2012
    The program aims to ensure that student athletes are fit to play before the games begin, regardless of ability to pay. During football season, doctors will be available to see students at a special weekly clinic...
  • Clayton Kershaw could return to rotation
    USA Today – September 19, 2012
    Clayton Kershaw says he wants to pitch again this season, but the Los Angeles Dodgers aren't banking on their injured Cy Young Award winner riding to the rescue over the season's final two weeks....
  • Olympic athlete's tips to prevent injuries
    Fox News Network – September 19, 2012
    Dr. Robert Marx, author of The ACL Solution: Prevention and Recovery for Sports Most Devastating Knee Injury, said he’s operating on more adolescents than ever – and even on kids as young as 7 years old....
  • Is Cycling as Dangerous as Football?
    The Huffington Post – September 14, 2012
    Cycling is not football. There are no aggressive tackles and skirmishes to cause falls and impacts. But cyclists travel at high speeds, and when they fall there are no coaches and medics at the sideline...
  • Hospital for Special Surgery and PSAL Champion Health of High School Football Players
    HSS – September 12, 2012
    As football season excitement builds, more than 100 high school athletes got a taste of the big leagues, courtesy of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Student football players took advantage of an extensive medical screening, called a “combine,” at Special Surgery, the team doctors for the New York Football Giants and other professional sports teams....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Investigators Receive National Football League Grant for PRP Research
    HSS – September 11, 2012
    Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Football League (NFL) Charities to research the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells as treatments for tendon injury and degeneration....
  • Clinician calls for further study on platelet-rich plasma formulations and impact
    Orthopedics Today – September 11, 2012
    While there is evidence of successful treatment using platelet-rich plasma for various pathologies, the lack of unfailing positive clinical outcomes points to variability among patients and materials...
  • Dr. Answorth Allen Performs Knee Surgery on New York Knicks' Ronnie Brewer
    Becker's Orthopedic Review – September 10, 2012
    Ronnie Brewer, shooting guard for the New York Knicks, underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee...
  • Greenwich QB Liam O'Neil sidelined with a fractured finger
    Greenwich (Conn.) Time – September 9, 2012
    Greenwich High School senior quarterback Liam O'Neil will start the season on the sideline due to a fractured right index finger. O'Neil sustained the injury during the Cardinals' practice on Saturday. O'Neil, whose first start for the Cardinals came during his sophomore season, injured the index finger on his throwing hand while serving as the holder on point-after attempts on Saturday. He is also the team's backup holder....
  • New Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Performance Centers Open at Hospital for Special Surgery
    HSS – September 6, 2012

    The James M. Benson Sports Rehabilitation Center and Tisch Sports Performance Center will open at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, providing athletes with the ultimate training experience.

    The new Centers will offer multi-disciplinary and comprehensive activities for those who want to improve performance, whether they are recovering from an orthopedic or sports related injury or seeking to take their fitness to the next level....

  • Steep price, but worth it
    Albany (N.Y.) Times Union – September 5, 2012
    Like the rest of his football teammates, Ichabod Crane senior running back Shawn Gerkman has paid the price — literally and figuratively — to compete for the Riders.

    Last fall, Gerkman suffered a concussion and a series of stingers. He eventually required left shoulder surgery in December and it was at that point Gerkman was informed football was no longer an option. In fact, athletics all together were gone....

  • Minnesota Twins: Tommy John Surgery for Oliveros
    St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press – August 29, 2012
    Minnesota Twin's right-hander Lester Oliveros, acquired in the waiver wire deal that sent Delmon Young to Detroit last season, had Tommy John ligament reconstruction surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday....
  • Keep kids injury-free with strength training
    NBC News Today Show – August 27, 2012
    Every year there are more than 3.5 million sports-related injuries for kids up to the age of 15. Sports medicine physician Dr. Jordan Metzl, of Hospital for Special Surgery, shows off a few moves you can teach your kids to help them build strength and bone density, and reduce injuries....
  • Kids and ACL Injuries
    WABC-TV – August 24, 2012
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  • U.S. Over-45 Men tie Wales 1-1 at Masters World Cup
    TeamUSA.org – August 23, 2012
    After improving steadily in every game, the U.S. made significant progress by tieing Wales in the first game of its 7th – 9th place classification playoff...
  • Red Bulls Goalkeeper Ryan Meara Undergoes Hip Surgery
    Paddock Talk – August 23, 2012
    The procedure was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • Minnesota Twins push back Carl Pavano's rehab start
    St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press – August 20, 2012
    Carl Pavano had his latest rehab start pushed back so he can visit orthopedic specialist Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • More Anatomic ACL Surgery
    Orthopedics This Week – August 20, 2012
    Dr. David Altchek tells OTW, "As a field we are working on making ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) operations more precise and more anatomic."...
  • Cycling and Socializing in Central Park
    The New York Times – August 16, 2012
    If you are interested in cycling in New York City, Hospital for Special Surgery is one of a variety of teams, from fast-paced to leisurely, that use the six-mile loop in Central Park...
  • Nadal's long-term health again center of debate
    USA Today – August 16, 2012
    Rafael Nadal's U.S. Open withdrawal Wednesday widened the door for a trio of heavy favorites but also sparked new worries about his long-term health...
  • GIANTS: Shaun Rogers is being treated for a blood clot in his left calf
    New Haven (Conn.) Register – August 15, 2012
    New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers is being treated for a blood clot in his left calf.

    The Giants announced Tuesday that the 12-year veteran was seen by orthopedic surgeon Russell Warren and vascular surgeon John Karwowaki on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....

  • Athlete-doctor's book prescribes fixes for sport injuries
    Danbury (Conn.) News-Times – August 15, 2012
    When patients come to Dr. Jordan Metzl with shin splints, tendinitis and other sports injuries, they aren't just seeking his expertise as a physician. They're seeking his expertise as a lifelong athlete and veteran of multiple marathons and Ironman triathlons....
  • Injured Olympians Turn to Tape: The Sticky Science of Kinesio
    ABCNews.com – August 10, 2012
    It's everywhere: on abs, legs, backs, even backsides.

    The neon tape swathing sprinters and swimmers alike, called Kinesio, is taking London by storm. ...

  • Free physicals offered for high school football players
    SILive.com – August 4, 2012
    For the second straight year, getting a proper physical examination won’t be a problem for the city’s public, Catholic and private school football players....
  • Latest NFL suicide revives concerns over play-related head traumas
    FOX News – July 31, 2012
    Teena Shetty, M.D., a neurologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, and team neurologist for the New York Giants, weighs in on the recent suicide of Titans O.J. Murdoch....
  • Olympic doctors say it's worth the sacrifices to make the team
    American Medical News – July 30, 2012
    As 525 U.S. Olympic athletes vie for their chance at glory and gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics, about 80 medical personnel are working in the background to help them fulfill their dreams.

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  • Celebrating Science in Sport
    HSS – July 27, 2012
    Behind the scenes--whether on the track or in the lab–are teams of researchers working to make the event run smoothly, safely and fairly as well as helping the competitors perform at their best to earn the coveted medals.

    “To celebrate the contribution of science to the games, the HSS Journal®, the musculoskeletal journal of Hospital for Special Surgery, is highlighting selected sports medicine-related articles that have appeared in the HSS Journal® in recent years,“ said Dr. Charles N. Cornell, orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and editor-in-chief...

  • A Physician Heals Giants - and Olympic Swimmers
    The New York Times Olympics Blog – July 26, 2012
    Scott Rodeo, the New York Giants’ team physician, normally would have been heading to Albany this week for Thursday’s opening of training camp. Instead he’s here ministering to U.S. Olympians as they get ready to compete in their version of the Super Bowl.

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  • Olympic Doctors Ready to Treat Team U.S.A.
    MedPageToday.com – July 24, 2012
    While the world watches elite athletes like Michael Phelps and Hope Solo go for Olympic gold, the athletes' team physicians will be watching them, too, but with a different perspective.

    That means taking care of injuries and optimizing exercise regimens, as well as treating any minor issues that crop up -- from coughs and colds to upset stomachs....

  • Strength Training as a Family Affair
    New Times Health|Science Well Blog – July 24, 2012
    One of the most vocal advocates of young people doing strength building exercises like lunges and jump squats and picking up weights — albeit light ones — is Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, a sports medicine doctor at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. A marathoner and triathlete, Dr. Metzl says strength training can begin as early as age 8, and is particularly important for helping young athletes prevent injuries on the playing field.

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  • Look for Filigno to make an impact in Canada's Olympic soccer opener
    The Globe and Mail – July 24, 2012
    Jonelle Filigno, who has eight goals in 42 national-team matches and has scored seven times in her last 20 matches, is also grateful to modern medicine, to Dr. John G. Kennedy of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City who had all the answers to three months of questions. And, yes, she’s pretty proud of herself as well....
  • The Stephen Strasburg Dilemma: Baseball Pain Inside The Beltway
    Time.com – July 23, 2012
    Dr. Stephen Fealy says that as long as Strasburg shows no signs of fatigue, letting him pitch through the season is far from a reckless risk....
  • Better Fix for Kids' Torn Knee
    dailyRX.com – July 21, 2012
    Older adults may not need surgery to fix a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL; the ligament that keeps the shin bone in place). But young children who have a lifetime of sports activities ahead of them will....
  • Out for Season? Not So Fast
    The Wall Street Journal – July 20, 2012
    Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon Dr. Joshua Dines, was asked to give his expert insight on the reason why Mariano Rivera and other professional athletes are able to recover so soon after an injury and resume play in their sport....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Again Ranked No. 1 in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report
    HSS – July 17, 2012
    For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named Hospital for Special Surgery the top hospital in the country for orthopedics in its 2012 “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Once again, the hospital ranked as a leader in rheumatology at number three in the nation. In addition, neurology was ranked at No. 10....
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery Study Suggests Changes in Rehabilitation Needed
    HSS – July 14, 2012
    A new Hospital for Special Surgery study suggests that the current rehabilitation used for patients undergoing tendon-bone repairs such as rotator cuff surgery may be partially to blame for the high rates of failed healing after surgery....
  • ACL Reconstruction Technique Improves Outcomes in Pediatric Patients
    HSS – July 13, 2012
    A new study demonstrates the superiority of a specific technique to perform anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in children. In recent years, the number of ACL surgeries in pediatric athletes has skyrocketed....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery's Dr. Robert G. Marx Publishes Book on ACL Injury
    Becker's Orthopedic Review – July 12, 2012
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  • Under The Knife: Top surgeons blend research, track records
    Sports Illustrated – July 9, 2012
    These surgeons have become shorthand in baseball. The rise of the "super surgeon" in sports is understandable. Star players want star doctors....
  • John Velazquez, who broke his collarbone in scary Churchill Downs accident, will return to saddle Monday at Saratoga
    New York Daily News – July 9, 2012
    The 40-year-old jockey suffered a broken collarbone in a spill at Churchill Downs on June 16 and has since been under the care of Dr. Stephen O’Brien at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • How to Prevent Sports Injuries
    Healthy Life (Greenwich, Conn.) – June 27, 2012
    "Lifting weights strengthens your bones," says Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with the Hospital for Special Surgery, with an office in Greenwich...
  • The 28 Top U.S. Shoulder Surgeons
    Orthopedics This Week – June 26, 2012
    If a shoulder specialist has a torn rotator cuff, whom do they go to for advice? Here are the answers! Shoulder surgeons at the top of their game let us know their thoughts on the best orthopedic surgeons in their subspecialty....
  • Dr. Scott Rodeo, An Olympic Hero Behind The Scenes
    Openwaterswimming.com – June 21, 2012
    In a Q and A with Open Water Swimming, Dr. Scott Rodeo, co-chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, discussed his role as a U.S. swimming team physician in the Olympics Games. Below is an excerpt from the interview. ...
  • belmont-stakes-john-velazquez-injured
    New York Post – June 21, 2012
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to John Velazquez, who has returned home after being hospitalized in Louisville, Ky., with a broken right collarbone and bruised kidney suffered in an ugly spill Sat. night at Churchill Downs....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery's Sports Medicine Experts to Discuss Safe and Effective Training Tips for the Novice Marathon Runner
    HSS – June 19, 2012
    If you’re a novice marathon runner or perhaps just considering the challenge, it is important to understand how to safely and effectively train your body in order to stay out of the doctor’s office and in the race. Hospital for Special Surgery, an Orthopedic Consultant to NYRR for the ING New York City Marathon, will host a live Learning Series event and simulcast webinar to teach novice marathon runners how to identify and avoid injury, assess and improve performance and fuel the body during training and race day....
  • New Pop Warner football rules aimed at reducing head injuries
    The Philadelphia Inquirer – June 14, 2012
    When Pop Warner football practices begin this summer, new rules will limit the amount of contact allowed and the way young players hit each other, the organization announced Wednesday, taking two steps aimed at reducing head injuries....
  • Mariano Rivera: surgery a success
    The Bergen (N.J.) Record – June 13, 2012
    Surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in Mariano Rivera’s right knee Tuesday "went perfectly" according to the all-time saves leader....
  • Phillies second baseman Freddy Galvis to wear back brace for at least 3 weeks
    The Philadelphia Inquirer – June 13, 2012
    Following a second opinion on his fractured back, Freddy Galvis will spend at least three weeks in a back brace without any physical activity. Galvis sought a second opinion Tuesday from Dr. Peter Moley at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • Sharapova's Time to Shine
    Wall Street Journal – June 9, 2012
    When Maria Sharapova needed shoulder surgery in 2008, she asked a lot of questions. Which other athletes had undergone the procedure? What about tennis players? How many of them came back to play as well as they had played before?...
  • Mariano Rivera to undergo surgery June 12
    Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger – June 6, 2012
    Mariano Rivera will undergo surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament on Tuesday, June 12....
  • 73-year-old woman scaling Everest proves you can age well
    USA Today – May 28, 2012
    Regular exercise eases the stiffness and pain of arthritis.

    Sports doc and triathlete Jordan Metzl knows this firsthand. He says he has some arthritis, but says exercise helps him....

  • The Rumble: Program counts your golf steps, of course
    New York Post – May 27, 2012
    New York-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and the PGA of America have teamed up for the health and fitness initiative "Let's Move on Course," encouraging golfers to walk the course while playing in an effort to lead healthier lifestyles....
  • Johan Santana pitches gem as Mets defeat Padres, 9-0
    Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger – May 26, 2012
    There are no more baby steps for Johan Santana. His comeback from anterior capsule surgery on his left shoulder is fast becoming a case study in the wonders of medical science....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Official Hospital of The PGA of America, Launches Website Dedicated to Tracking Steps While Playing Golf
    HSS – May 25, 2012
    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the Official Hospital of The PGA of America, announced today the launch of an interactive Website dedicated to The PGA of America’s “Let’s Move on Course!” health and fitness initiative. Entering its second year as the exclusive supporting sponsor of the program, HSS has customized hss.edu/golf to encourage golfers and golf fans to walk the course by offering them an easy way to keep track of their steps and calculate how those steps contribute to a healthy lifestyle....
  • Meet Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., My Favorite Sports-medicine Doctor
    Vanity Fair--Beauty Blog – May 21, 2012
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  • Pavano returns to Twins after shoulder work
    MLB.com – May 18, 2012
    Right-hander Carl Pavano returned to the Twins on Friday after spending time back in Minneapolis to work on strengthening his right shoulder....
  • Make no bones about it: Strong bodies require the proper building blocks, the right fuel
    Stamford (Conn.) Advocate/Greenwich Time – May 16, 2012
    With increased awareness and more women competing in sports, Dr. Marci Goolsby, a sports medicine doctor at Hospital for Special Surgery, said medical professionals not only have to look for signs of an imbalance, but also should help educate athletes of all ages on ways to protect one's bones...
  • Pekovic undergoes successful surgery
    Fox Sports North – May 15, 2012
    The Timberwolves announced Wednesday that center Nikola Pekovic underwent successful surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. Dr. Martin O'Malley at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York performed the surgery....
  • Workout Injuries
    Better.TV – May 14, 2012
    Dr. Marci Goolsby, a sports medicine physician at the Women's Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery was interviewed about workout injuries that can occur when participating in Zumba or spinning classes...
  • How to keep your body in shape when getting in shape
    WABC-TV – May 8, 2012
    Many people are inspired to head outside and work out, but getting into shape can take its toll on your body, and there are common pitfalls that could sideline you....
  • Uncommon Injury for Pitchers; Positive Signs for Rivera
    The New York Times – May 5, 2012
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  • Mariano: 'I'm not going down like this'
    MLB.com – May 4, 2012
    Dr. Straun Coleman comments on Mariano Rivera, the game's all-time saves leader, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee on Thursday....
  • Yanks' Rivera says he will pitch in 2013
    Associated Press/Fox Sports – May 4, 2012
    New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek of Hospital for Special Surgery said torn ACLs are "really, really uncommon" in baseball, especially among older players who don't generate explosive bursts when they run. Recovery time generally takes about six months....
  • NBA's schedule might have caused more injuries, but any correlation to ACL tears unlikely
    Associated Press/The Washington Post – April 29, 2012
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  • High Reps With Low Weights Builds Muscle, Too
    WebMD – April 27, 2012
    More repetitions with lighter weights can build muscle as well as heavier weights -- assuming they are done to the point of exercise-induced fatigue. And fatigue is the important point. That means even with light weight, the last two or three reps should be hard....
  • Minnesota Twins' Scott Baker: 'I knew I wasn't crazy'
    St. Paul Pioneer Press – April 27, 2012
    Two MRIs failed to spot a problem with Scott Baker's ulnar collateral ligament, yet the Minnesota Twins right-hander wasn't all that surprised when he woke from anesthesia to find it had been surgically repaired....
  • Michael Pineda's shoulder injury puts career, Yankees rotation in jeopardy
    Newark (N.J.) Star Ledger – April 26, 2012
    Micheal Pineda will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a labrum tear in his right shoulder. The surgery will be performed by orthopedic surgeon David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • Survey: 1 in 3 Kids Hurt Playing Sports
    WebMD – April 24, 2012
    The rise in overuse injuries in kids is due to early specialization in one sport and year-round sports, says Jordan Metzl, MD. He is a sports medicine doctor at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Hospital for Special Surgery to Address Hot Topics in Sports Medicine
    HSS – April 13, 2012
    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City is hosting an educational symposium for sports medicine professionals to address the latest surgical advances and rehabilitation techniques for professional and recreational athletes....
  • Heydenreich Still On The Mend
    NationalSpeedSportNews.com -- Indianapolis – April 12, 2012
    Dr. Robert Rozbruch of Hospital for Special Surgery used the Ilizarov method to reconstruct and save Johnny Heydenreich's badly injured ankle...
  • Your trainer is not always right
    The Washington Post – April 9, 2012
    Maybe you’ve heard that the more flexible you are, the better. This is not just false; it’s a dangerous theory, says Jo A. Hannafin, orthopedic director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center ...
  • Hospital for Special Surgery's Rodeo Hits Rio!
    Orthopedics This Week – April 9, 2012
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  • Inside Johan Santana's surgery
    ESPN New York – April 5, 2012
    Hospital for Special Surgery shares this exclusive behind-the-scenes video with footage from Johan Santana's anterior capsule surgery on Sept. 14, 2010, as their doctors narrate the procedure. The video shows the steps taken by HSS Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service doctors in treating professional athletes.

    New York Mets announce that pitcher Johan Santana will undergo surgery to repair a tear of the anterior capsule on the left shoulder. David Altchek, M.D., performs the procedure on Santana at Hospital for Special Surgery.

    Examination

    Dr. Struan Coleman: We're there for the game, we watch the games as it goes on, And if there is any problem Ray Ramirez is the trainer who calls me. I go down to the club house we see the player in the training room. And do whatever is necessary. This was sort of a gradual injury. He started experiencing pain in the front of the shoulder. When he started complaining about it we saw him in the training room and just got him in for an mri.

    Diagnosis

    Dr. David Altchek: This injury is a very specific injury. The only time we‘ve seen it occur without  major extrinsic trauma (ex. trauma applied to the body by impact) is in baseball, in the dominant arm the pitchers. What he did was tear the ligaments in the front of his shoulder. Literally tear the ligaments in the front part of the shoulder.

    Surgical Treatment

    Dr. David Altchek: So everything is going pretty much according to plan. Exactly what we anticipated. We are trying to do a minimal exposure here. We are cautiously optimistic about an excellent outcome here because the blood supply to this tissue, the ligaments in the front of the shoulders, is very good. The rehab afterwards will be to protect it so that it heals and then strengthen the shoulder so that he can throw again.  Johan looks unbelievable at this stage. He has unbelievably fluid motion and great strength.

    Recovery

    Johan Santana: I know the difference between soreness and pain. So I am able to tell when something is not right. This was a whole new experience for me. I never had this kind of surgery before. I am very motivated about getting back into my throwing. Getting back into who I used to be but I know it is a slow process. I feel really good.
    ...

  • Knicks' Jeremy Lin tweets post-surgery photo
    The Wall Street Journal/Associated Press – April 2, 2012
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  • Hospital for Special Surgery Leaders in Rio for Opening of First Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
    HSS – March 28, 2012
    A leading Brazilian managed healthcare provider, Amil Par, will welcome educational partner and orthopedic powerhouse Hospital for Special Surgery as they move toward the opening of its new orthopedic center, Hospitalys, in Rio de Janeiro....
  • 6 Health Lies Trainers Tell You
    Fitness Magazine/Shine from Yahoo! – March 27, 2012
    That "helpful" advice you hear at the gym may actually hurt you. We'll help you distinguish the truth from the B.S....
  • Red Bulls' Agudelo has knee surgery
    New York Post – March 27, 2012
    Red Bulls striker Juan Agudelo had surgery yesterday to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams at Hospital for Special Surgery, with Agudelo expected to miss up to six weeks....
  • Josh Howard Undergoes Successful Left Knee Scope
    NBA.com – March 23, 2012
    Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard underwent a successful scope of his left knee performed by Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery on Thursday in New York City. Howard will spend one week on crutches before being re-examined. A further update on Howard’s status and recovery will be provided in two weeks....
  • row2k Interview - Iona's Kyle Daly
    row2k – March 20, 2012
    This week's row2k Interview checks in with Iona senior Kyle Daly, who has big goals for himself and the Gaels this spring, now that he has finally bested a knee problem that confounded 6 doctors and took a cadaver and a machine 'worse than an erg' to set straight, literally....
  • Triathlete doc Jordan Metzl gives athletes tips in new book
    USA Today – March 19, 2012
    Dr. Jordan Metzl, of Hospital for Special Surgery, shares his fitness expertise in a new book, The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies, 1,001 Doctor-Approved Health Fixes and Injury-Prevention Secrets for a Leaner, Fitter, More Athletic Body!...
  • 'The Athlete's Guide to Home Remedies’: Stay in the game
    TODAY Books – March 14, 2012
    Having completed 29 marathons and 9 Ironman competitions, Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. knows a thing or two about taking care of himself. In "The Athlete's Book of Home Remedies," Dr. Metzl shares his insight, fixes and injury-prevention tips to keep your body fit. Here's an excerpt....
  • Mets' Byrdak needs surgery; shot for Wright
    WABC-TV  – March 12, 2012
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  • Knicks and Hospital for Special Surgery are looking for fans willing to 'Train Like a Knick.'
    New York Daily News – March 5, 2012
    The resurgent team and it’s medical provider, Hospital for Special Surgery, have launched the “Train Like A Knick,” contest to encourage and help fans to get in shape and stay there....
  • What's behind the rise in teen knee injuries?
    NBC News, Today Show – February 28, 2012
    Sports medicine specialist Jordan Metzl, M.D., of Hospital for Special Surgery tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer why knee injuries have increased nearly fourfold over the past 10 years, especially among young women, and offers tips for prevention....
  • Andrew Bynum treated on right knee
    Los Angeles Times – February 27, 2012
    The Lakers said the "Synvisc" injection was a routine procedure. It was administered by Bynum's longtime knee specialist, Dr. David Altchek, of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York...
  • 2nd rehab longer, more intense for Hummel
    Journal and Courier – February 23, 2012
    Dr. David Altchek is confident Purdue fans will see a healthy Robbie Hummel play basketball during the 2011-2012 season.

    The Hospital for Special Surgery New York-based surgeon repaired Hummel's second torn anterior cruciate ligament last November after Hummel was injured Oct. 16, 2010, in a season-opening practice drill....

  • Sports Medicine Experts Address Young Athlete Injuries and the Dangers of Sports Specialization
    HSS – February 23, 2012
    More than 30 million children participate in sports every year in the United States, and it is estimated that more than 3.5 million of those children receive medical treatment for sport injuries....
  • Foot surgery for Nets F Shawne Williams
    Associated Press/Fox News – February 21, 2012
    Nets forward Shawne Williams will undergo surgery on Wednesday to remove a bone fragment from his left foot.

    The surgery will be performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan by foot specialist Dr. Martin O'Malley and Nets team orthopedist Dr. Riley Williams III.  ...

  • Abdominal strains common in pro baseball players
    Reuters Health/Baltimore Sun – February 20, 2012
    More Major League Baseball players are being sidelined with abdominal muscle strains, according to a new study that suggests there may be too much focus on building strength and not enough on stretching and flexibility in the pros....
  • Video contest for ‘Train Like a Knick’
    New York Post – February 19, 2012
    Hospital for Special Surgery and the Knicks have launched the first-ever “Train Like a Knick!” contest in which fans are invited to submit exercise videos that show how they train like their favorite Knicks players....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Forms Educational Partnership with International Healthcare Leader
    HSS – February 17, 2012
    With the world focused on Brazil meeting the challenges of the international sports community for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a leading Brazilian managed healthcare provider is looking to orthopedic powerhouse Hospital for Special Surgery as a venture partner....
  • Increasing Numbers of Athletic Young Women at Risk for Brittle Bone Disease
    HSS – February 15, 2012
    When Mandy DiMarzo suffered a stress fracture that wasn't healing and a bone density test found her bones were becoming brittle and weak, she was thrown for a loop...
  • Nets lose Bogans for season after surgery
    New York Post – February 14, 2012
    Keith Bogans of the Nets underwent surgery yesterday for a fractured left ankle and a complete tear of the left deltoid ligament....
  • A Learning Curve For Surgeons Doing ACL Repairs
    Wall Street Journal Health Blog – February 9, 2012
    According to a study presented at a meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, there’s a learning curve for surgeons doing repairs of the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL....
  • New Procedure Bests Standard of Care for Fixing Damaged Cartilage
    HSS – February 8, 2012
    A new study has demonstrated that a procedure wherein healthy cartilage is transplanted to fix an area of damaged cartilage (osteoarticular cartilage transplantation or OATS procedure) is superior to the standard of care for repairing cartilage defects....
  • Study Identifies Steep Learning Curve for Surgeons Who Perform ACL Reconstructions
    HSS – February 7, 2012
    Patients who have their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructed by surgeons who have performed less than 60 surgeries are roughly four to five times more likely to undergo a subsequent ACL reconstruction, according to a study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • Northampton Native Dr. Russell Warren has Treated New York Giants for 30 Years
    The Daily Hampshire Gazette – February 3, 2012
    Russell Warren never made it to the NFL as a player. But Sunday evening at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Dr. Russell Warren will be participating in his fifth Super Bowl....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Knicks Invite Fans to "Train like a Knick!"
    HSS – February 2, 2012
    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), a world leader in orthopedics and rheumatology and the Official Hospital of the New York Knicks, and the New York Knickerbockers announced today the launch of the first-ever “Train Like a Knick!” fan contest....
  • Dr. Robert Marx on Capsular Meniscal Repair for Female Athletes With Knee Pain
    Becker's Healthcare – January 27, 2012
    Robert Marx, MD, an orthopedic sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, recently published an article on performing surgery for small medial meniscocapsular separations to treat chronic medial-side knee pain, particularly in young female athletes....
  • Leaders in Sports Medicine Discuss Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete
    HSS – January 25, 2012
    To help athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches understand how to properly identify, treat and prevent common injuries in the endurance and multisport athlete, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will host an educational event drawing on the expertise of its sports medicine service....
  • USC's Jacki Gemelos Won't Give Up on Basketball Despite Injuries
    Los Angeles Times – January 17, 2012
    On Dec. 18, USC guard Jacki Gemelos lay crumpled on a court, crying, the ligament that provides stability in a knee was torn, again, her life unstable, again, and her USC basketball career over....
  • The Knee's the Thing: Focus on the Meniscus
    American Athlete Magazine – January 13, 2012
    One factor that may prevent future re-tears in the meniscus and possibly even side-step surgery is the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP).  Having gained buzz in the sports world over the past few years (Tiger Woods and Phillies’ pitcher Cliff Lee have used PRP to deal with a sore knee and abs, respectively), PRP is the process of centrifuging (spinning) a person’s own blood until it contains a concentrated mix of plasma cells and growth factors....
  • Can Yoga Wreck Your Body?
    NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams – January 11, 2012
    In this NBC Nightly News segment Dr. Jennifer Solomon, a physiatrist in the Women's Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, is interviewed as part of a story on injuries that may result from intensive yoga practice....
  • MLS Discusses Best Protocol for Concussions
    Associated Press – January 7, 2012
    Major League Soccer is looking to take the lead with the best protocol for handling concussions. Team doctors and athletic trainers from both inside and outside the sport attended the MLS Medical Symposium organized by Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Tourist Attractions in Germany: Castles, Breweries and Orthokine Injections
    The Huffington Post – January 4, 2012
    Orthokine therapy is similar to PRP in the sense that both procedures involve taking blood from a patient to isolate certain factors that promote healing and/or decrease inflammation....
  • MLS to Present Medical Symposium on Athletic Injuries Before Soccer Combine
    HSS – January 3, 2012
    As soccer players come from across the country for the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine, the symposium will bring together some of the nation’s leading sports medicine professionals to discuss assessing and managing sports-related injuries....
  • Up Close With Sabrina Strickland
    Healthy Life CT magazine – December 30, 2011
    As a child growing up in Massachusetts, Dr. Sabrina Strickland knew she liked to fix things. But it was in the fifth grade that she made up her mind that what she wanted to fix was people....
  • 7 Weird Symptoms Explained
    FOXNews.com – December 30, 2011
    Dr. Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains why your foot feels uncomfortably numb when you're on the StairMaster....
  • Tom Brady, Tony Romo and Colt McCoy: Common QB injuries
    Los Angeles Times – December 29, 2011
    Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery found that head injuries were the most common (15.4%), followed closely by shoulder injuries (15.2%)....
  • What types of injuries might affect returning NBA players?
    HSS – December 27, 2011
    Head team physician for Nets Basketball, Dr. Riley J Williams, III, sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses the types of injuries that may affect players returning from the lockout....
  • Net Gains
    Wagmag.com – December 27, 2011
    Joshua Dines...
  • Brook Lopez to Miss Up to 8 Weeks
    ESPN New York – December 24, 2011
    New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez is expected to return in six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • Iona's Smyth Could Dress vs. William & Mary
    New York Daily News Blog – December 19, 2011
    Iona junior Kyle Smyth had an MRI Monday and consulted with Dr. Riley Williams at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Giants Kicker Lawrence Tynes Says Increased Production Due to Good Health and Weather
    The Star-Ledger – December 15, 2011
    Dr. Martin O’Malley at Hospital for Special Surgery did an awesome job,” Tynes said, referring to the surgery on his right foot....
  • Three Steps to Nixing Knee Pain for Good
    SELF Magazine – December 13, 2011
    Sore knees are your biggest workout woe, according to a SELF.com poll. To protect your patellae and remove the ouch for good, try this three-step prevention plan....
  • Jets Confident Guard Can Play Tomorrow vs. Chiefs
    New York Post – December 10, 2011
    Dr. Bryan T. Kelly, of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, maps out a scaled-back plan for practice that will keep Brandon Moore fresh, and able to manage the injury for the rest of the season....
  • Kids and Concussion
    ABC News Now – November 30, 2011
    Sports Medicine Primary Care Physician Dr. James Kinderknecht discusses the differences between an adult's and a child's brain....
  • After Nightmarish Crash, Safety's N.F.L. Dream Lives On
    The New York Times – November 27, 2011
    At Hospital for Special Surgery, Chad Jones was under the care of Dr. David Helfet, the director of orthopedic trauma service....
  • Saffold Undergoes Surgery
    St. Louis Post - Dispatch – November 21, 2011
    Rams left tackle Rodger Saffold underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn pectoral muscle. Dr. Frank Cordasco of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City repaired the tear...
  • Come Off The Mountain In One Piece
    Men's Health – November 16, 2011
    With so many athletes hitting the slopes, knee twists and hand injury remain frequent sights in my office. While skiers can’t prevent all spills, they can reduce the incidence of injury...
  • Out in Front: Prevent Ski Injuries Before They Happen
    Examiner.com – November 6, 2011
    "Unfortunately, no one comes to see me before the ski season; I see them after they've torn their ACL," said Sabrina Strickland, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon in the Women's Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York...
  • Barefoot in the Park
    New York Post – November 4, 2011
    “Some people say the caveman is a perfect example of how walking barefoot is safe and not harmful to the body,” says Dr. Rock Positano, director of non-surgical foot and ankle service at Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • Training Technique Stresses Athletes' Spines
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / MedPage Today – November 2, 2011
    The squat lift, an exercise that has long been a standard training technique for athletes, puts inordinate stress on the spine and likely is the cause of chronic stress fractures in young athletes....
  • Lower Paxton Twp. teen recovering from surgery to correct hip dysplasia
    The Patriot-News – October 30, 2011
    When Alex Fricchione complained that her hips felt like they were grinding together, her mother at first chalked it up to growing pains...
  • Saving Careers, One Hip at a Time
    The Wall Street Journal – October 25, 2011
    Dr. Bryan Kelly has operated on more than 100 professional athletes over the last decade, joining a select few surgeons who have made their reputations by mastering an advanced form of hip arthroscopy...
  • Urban Running Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Run
    Shine from Yahoo! – October 24, 2011
    Here are some essential tips from Jennifer Solomon, MD, a physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New york City to stay safe while getting the most out of your urban workout...
  • Texas Rangers GM Daniels' father had lifesaving spine surgery
    Dallas Morning News – October 22, 2011
    "Had he not had the surgery when he did, the results could have included paralysis or death," Jon said....
  • Have Goalies Become Too Dominant?
    The Wall Street Journal – October 20, 2011
    Dr. Brian Kelly, co-director for the Center for Hip Preservation, says it's possible goalies could extend their careers by having the surgery...
  • West Cleared to Return from Knee Injury
    Sports from Yahoo! – October 20, 2011
    David West was given complete clearance after an exam with Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery on Thursday...
  • Expert Advice: Sports Injury Prevention
    Washington Post – October 20, 2011
    Dr. James Kinderknecht, a sports medicine physician from New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, shared with me the top questions he fields every year from parents, and his answers...
  • Arthroscopy Results Equal to Open Surgery for Common Hip Problem
    Healthymagination.com – October 12, 2011
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  • Phillies Injury Reports
    The Philadelphia Inquirer – October 10, 2011
    First baseman Ross Gload will have his right hip re-examined at Hospital for Special Surgery by Dr. Bryan Kelly...
  • Helping Women Overcome Shoulder Pain
    WABC-TV – October 7, 2011
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  • 17 Ways to Fight Osteoporosis
    Health.com – October 6, 2011

    Most people know calcium strengthens bones. But there are more than a dozen other ways to fight osteoporosis...

  • PSAL Football Players Getting Professional Care
    Staten Island Advance – October 5, 2011
    Hospital for Special Surgery offered a pre-season health screening to all the PSAL athletes in the city in August to ensure they were fit to play and had no underlying medical problems before football season starts. The hospital is looking to expand the program so it is offered year-round for all sports....
  • Collins Has Spine Surgery
    Scout.com – September 30, 2011
    Three-time Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins of the Green Bay Packers had surgery on his neck. The surgery was performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa at Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • Carlos Carrasco had Tommy John Surgery this Afternoon
    NBCSports.com – September 14, 2011
    Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. The operation was performed by Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • PSAL, Hospital for Special Surgery Champion Health of Brooklyn High School Football Players
    Brooklyn Daily Eagle – September 12, 2011
    The hospital has teamed up with PSAL, the Public Schools Athletic League, an organization that promotes student athletics in the public schools of New York City....
  • Prospect Gibson has Tommy John Surgery
    MLB.com – September 9, 2011
    Twins pitching prospect Kyle Gibson underwent successful Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday....
  • Carlos Carrasco out up to 18 months following Tommy John surgery: Indians Insider
    Cleveland.com – September 6, 2011
    The Indians announced that right-hander Carlos Carrasco will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Dr. David Alchek who recently examined Carrasco will perform the surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York...
  • As Sports Medicine Surges, Hope and Hype Outpace Proven Treatments
    New York Times – September 4, 2011
    Dr. Scott Rodeo discussed his recent study on PRP in patients with rotator cuff injuries in which he added PRP directly to the injury....
  • MLB - Minnesota Twins - PlayerWatch
    Reuters – September 3, 2011
    Dr. David Altchek is scheduled to perform Tommy John surgery on Kyle Gibson, the Twins' top pitching prospect...
  • No Student Athlete Left Behind
    Queens (N.Y.) Courier – September 2, 2011
    The hospital has teamed up with the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), an organization that promotes student athletics in the public schools of the city....
  • Treating Young Athletes with Hip Pain Early May be Key to Preventing or Delaying Hip Arthritis
    HSS – September 2, 2011
    Treating young athletes with chronic hip pain may be the key to slowing or halting the progression of degenerative hip disease....
  • School Sports; Keep your child safe
    Today Show, NBC News – September 1, 2011
    Physician Dr. Jordan Metzl gives important advice for parents and kids who are starting fall sports programs, discussing the potential dangers and injuries to avoid....
  • Special report: Are female athletes at greater risk for concussions than guys?
    ESPNHS Girl: Health – August 31, 2011
    A study published in the "Journal of Athletic Training" earlier this year found that female soccer players are 68 percent more likely to suffer concussions. Among basketball players, girls are three times more likely to be concussed.

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  • Attendees of the 93rd PGA Championship Took Steps Toward Better Health
    PGA.com--Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – August 25, 2011
    The PGA of America and Hospital for Special Surgery want everyone to recognize the health benefits associated with walking the course when they play and view golf as a lifelong, healthy activity....
  • Specialist's Advice for Injured Twins Pitching Prospect Kyle Gibson: Rehab, Not Surgery
    TwinCities.com – August 23, 2011
    Gibson, 23, visited Dr. David Altchek of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Monday for an evaluation of his right elbow injury...
  • Osi Has Knee Surgery; Could Miss Six Weeks
    New York Daily News – August 19, 2011
    Osi Umenyiora underwent surgery on his trouble right knee... The surgery was performed by Dr. Russell Warren, the Giants' team physician, at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan...
  • Pre-Season Testing for Student Athletes
    WABC-TV--New York – August 19, 2011
    As part of an annual event Hospital for Special Surgery offers free pre-season medical testing for student athletes in the PSAL...
  • Doctors Question Perry's Stem Cell Back Treatment
    Associated Press – August 19, 2011
    Patients may believe cells helped them, but there's no way to know they did unless a study is done comparing those who did and did not receive such treatment, said Dr. Scott Rodeo...
  • Mets' Chris Young Still Faces a Long Road Back With Shoulder Rehab
    NJ.com – August 15, 2011
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  • Study Identifies Patients Who Should Not Undergo Surgery for Snapping Psoas Tendon
    OrthoSuperSite – August 15, 2011
    Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have identified a group of patients who may not respond favorably to surgery for a snapping psoas tendon, according to a study presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine....
  • Doctors Say Lockout Behind Rise in NFL Injuries
    New York Post – August 14, 2011
    Considering the labor stoppage kept players away from their teams - and team doctors and team athletic trainers and multi-million-dollar team weight rooms - for five months, this rash of injuries overall, and Achilles tears in particular, seems predictable to those in the know....
  • Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Named the Official Hospital of The PGA of America
    Yahoo! Finance – August 10, 2011
    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., -- The PGA of America announced today that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), a world leader in orthopedics and rheumatology, has been named the Official Hospital of The PGA of America. HSS will partner with The PGA on future health and wellness initiatives, including sponsorship of the Let's Move On Course! program at the upcoming 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga....
  • Interval Training is a More Intense Workout in Less Time
    WABC-TV 7 – August 9, 2011
    The concept of interval training is not new, but new research shows the high intensity part doesn't have to be as long and you don't have to go full out 100% to see results....
  • Rebuilt At The Body Shop
    Sports Illustrated – August 8, 2011
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  • Back on Pointe After an ACL Tear
    Shine from Yahoo! – August 4, 2011
    Dr. Frank Cordasco of Hospital for Special Surgery gives a dance teacher assurance on recent techniques for surgical repair of ACL tears...
  • Doctors Talk to NFL Teams about Player Safety
    Associated Press – July 28, 2011
    NFL doctors and experts in heat-related illnesses spoke with each team this week. The message, delivered loud and clear: practice caution...
  • David West Looking to Return by October
    NBA.com – July 25, 2011
    After his last visit two weeks ago to New York to see Dr. David Altchek of Hospital for Special Surgery, who performed the surgery, West's prognosis is now that he'd be ready for the start of the 2011-12 season...
  • Rash of Oblique Strains Lands Some of Game's Biggest Names on Disabled List
    News Talk 610 CKTB – July 23, 2011
    Dr. Joshua Dines of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York has been looking into the recent rash of core injuries. An orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and a consultant for the Dodgers, Dines just submitted a paper to the American Journal of Sports Medicine that examines all things associated with the oblique....
  • Common Swimming Injuries Often Avoidable
    U.S. News & World Report (HealthDay News) – July 23, 2011
    Swimming may be easy on the joints, but it can be tough on the shoulders. The most common injury among those who practice the sport is called swimmer's shoulder, which affects up to 70 percent of competitive swimmers, said Dr. Scott A. Rodeo...
  • Is it Safe for Young Boys to Pump Iron
    Today Show, NBC News – July 19, 2011
    In this Today Show segment Dr. Jordan Metzl of Hospital for Special Surgery, offers his expert advice on the dangers and benefits of strength training among adolescents and children....
  • Vitamin D Lower In NFL Football Players Who Suffered Muscle Injuries, Study Reports
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – July 10, 2011
    Vitamin D deficiency has been known to cause an assortment of health problems, a recent study being presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego...
  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Common Hip Problem Improves Range of Motion
    HSS – July 10, 2011
    Arthroscopic treatment of a common hip problem that leads to arthritis is successful in terms of restoring range of motion, according to results from a recent Hospital for Special Surgery study....
  • Arthroscopy and Open Surgery Are Equally Efficacious in Treating Common Hip Problem in Most Patients
    HSS – July 8, 2011
    Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have found that in comparison to open surgery, arthroscopic treatment of a common hip problem that leads to arthritis produces similar outcomes in terms of repairing structural problems in most patients....
  • Make a Splash This Summer
    HSS – July 5, 2011
    With summer on the way, many people are gearing up to get back in the swim. Competitive swimmers may be training for triathlons that often take place during warm weather months. At a recent conference focusing on the endurance athlete at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Scott Rodeo discussed the most common swimming injuries, why they happen, and how to treat and prevent them....
  • Tackle That Shoulder Pain
    Men's Health  – July 5, 2011
    There are few things more deflating in life than sinking time and money into a gym membership and all you have to show for it is shoulder pain that keeps you up at night....
  • Tim Thomas Thanks Dr. Bryan Kelly in Accepting Vezina Trophy
    NBC Sports – June 23, 2011
    "A little over a year ago I had hip surgery and I didn't know if I'd be able to play at the level that I had become accustomed to playing with ever again," Thomas said. "I'd like to thank Dr. Bryan Kelly for doing the hip surgery and doing such a fantastic job." ...
  • Can "Stem Cell" Treatments Help Athletes?
    NPR Science Friday – June 17, 2011
    Dr. Rodeo recently talked with NPR’s Ira Flatow, host of SCIENCE FRIDAY, to discuss novel stem cell remedies and the controversy over using untested therapies in pro athletes....
  • Darien Lacrosse Stars Matheis, Barker Undergo Surgery
    Patch.com--Darien, Conn.  – June 16, 2011
    Matheis underwent a procedure to repair a torn meniscus, while Barker was in surgery for a torn ACL....
  • Golfer's RX: Wrists and Hands
    The Met Golfer – June 15, 2011
    In an article published in The Met Golfer, Dr. Weiland comments, “If you feel any pain in playing, stop and get your wrist evaluated. Don’t try to play through the pain because you can really cause some damage.”...
  • Robotics in Orthopedic Surgery: 6 Points on the Present and Future
    Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review – June 13, 2011
    There are many concerns associated with the efficacy and efficiency of this technology, especially since it costs hospitals a great deal of money to acquire. Here, orthopedic and spine surgeon leaders discuss six points on where the technology is now and where it will likely head in the future....
  • Wright Will Be Out for at Least Another Month
    The Wall Street Journal – June 4, 2011
    The Mets received more bad news on the injury front Friday when doctors recommended that David Wright remain inactive for at least another three weeks....
  • Dickey's Day-to-Day with Partially Torn Plantar Fascia
    New York Post – May 28, 2011
    The Mets finally got some decent medical news, when they learned that R.A. Dickey is only expected to be out "day-to-day" with a partial tear of his plantar fascia of his right foot...
  • Beware of Second-Impact Syndrome After Concussions
    MSN Health – May 22, 2011
    (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes who return to play before a concussion fully heals and sustain another head injury can suffer serious and potentially deadly brain complications, an expert warns....
  • Athletics Lefty Dallas Braden Done for Season
    USA Today – May 19, 2011
    Dallas Braden had surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn capsule in his pitching shoulder. The operation was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery by Dr. David Alchek, medical director of the Mets....
  • HSS Docs On 2 Wheels Do Central Park Laps, Bike to Work
    Examiner.com – May 19, 2011
    When not in scrubs, these rockin’ docs from New York City’s premier hospital for sports trauma, Hospital for Special Surgery, are on their bicycles, practicing what they preach for good health, injury prevention – and fun....
  • Mets Will Place David Wright On the 15-Day Disabled List
    New York Mets – May 17, 2011
    Wright, 28, underwent a CT scan last night that confirmed an MRI finding that the third baseman has a lower back stress fracture. He will have no baseball activity for 10 days and then be re-evaluated at Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • New Sports, New Aches
    Men's Health – May 16, 2011
    Summer is nearly here. That means new adventures and new fun. But when you decide to tackle a sport you’ve never tried before, take it easy. Sometimes men think that if they’ve spent their lives swinging tennis racquets, for instance, they inherently know how to swing a squash racquet and play the game—even though they barely even know how to keep score....
  • Surgery Has Allowed Thomas to Get Back to Form
    NHL.com – May 12, 2011
    One year after surgery to repair a torn labrum, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is back to form. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan T. Kelly at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • Philadelphia Flyers Defenceman Chris Pronger Undergoes Back Surgery
    The Hockey News – May 11, 2011
    Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger will undergo surgery to remove a herniated disc from his spinal cord. The discectomy will be performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • Knicks' Douglas Has Surgery
    The Journal News – May 5, 2011
    The Knicks say guard Toney Douglas had surgery on his right shoulder and could be sidelined four months. The team says the surgery, performed by team orthopedist Dr. Answorth Allen at Hospital for Special Surgery, was successful....
  • Nets' Lopez Undergoes Successful Arm surgery
    Sports Network-ESPN – May 4, 2011
    New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez underwent successful arm surgery and is expected to be ready for the start of next season's training camp. The surgery was performed by Nets team orthopedic Dr. Riley Williams III and Dr. Andrew Weiland at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan....
  • Elbow Injury Means Another Lost Year for Mets Phenom Mejia
    New York Post – May 3, 2011
    The Mets announced that the 21-year-old had an MRI exam that revealed a complete tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow. Mejia was examined at Hospital for Special Surgery by the team's medical director, Dr. David Altchek....
  • What You Need to Know to Lose Belly Fat
    Fitness Magazine – April 28, 2011
    When I told Dr. Goolsby that my comment about having "stretched out" abs landed me here, she countered, "Ab muscles are not like ligaments, which can lose their elasticity when stretched beyond their limits. Muscles are more likely to retain the ability to be firmed back up...
  • Medical Experts Discuss Rehab Challenges
    MLB.com – April 16, 2011
    A healthy pitcher is nothing to take for granted. Any glance at the disabled list of a Major League team provides all the evidence needed. From blisters on fingers to calf strains and foot problems, pitchers at all levels count themselves fortunate to be healthy....
  • Tossing a Baseball Around? Do This First!
    MensHealth.com – April 13, 2011
    As a team physician for a major league baseball team, the New York Mets, I spend a couple weeks every March covering the club during spring training. In addition to treating players, I inevitably treat overzealous former athletes who are inspired by watching the players....
  • Sports Medicine Leaders to Discuss Prevention and Treatment of Injuries
    HSS – April 12, 2011
    To provide athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches with an update on surgical advances and rehabilitation techniques for recreational and professional athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City is hosting an educational event drawing on the expertise of sports medicine professionals who specialize in a variety of sports and athletic injuries....
  • Hornets' West has Surgery on Torn ACL
    The Sports Network – April 12, 2011
    New Orleans Hornets forward David West had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn left ACL. The team announced that he underwent the surgery in New York City and it was performed by Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery....
  • Right Wrist Surgery Successful for Nets PG Williams
    CBSSports.com – April 11, 2011
    New Jersey guard Deron Williams underwent successful surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The surgery was performed by hand specialist Dr. Andrew Weiland and Nets team orthopedic Dr. Riley Williams III....
  • Brooklyn Product Pedro Beato will get New York Homecoming with Mets on Friday Opener at Citi Field
    New York Daily News – April 7, 2011
    His first encounter with the club came in his junior year at Xaverian High School, when team physician David Altchek performed Beato's Tommy John elbow surgery...
  • Large Study Shows Durability of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair at 5 Years
    ORTHOSuperSite – April 4, 2011
    A large prospective study conducted by investigators from Hospital for Special Surgery shows that arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is effective and provides durable results 5 years after surgery...
  • Tutoring Trend Reaches the Mound
    The Wall Street Journal – April 2, 2011
    More youth pitchers between the ages of 8 and 18 are seeing private pitching tutors than ever, according to instructors in the New York area....
  • Crowe Has Shoulder Surgery, Out Four Months
    MLB.com – March 31, 2011
    Cleveland--Indians outfielder Trevor Crowe will be sidelined for the bulk of the 2011 season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder. The operation was performed by Dr. David Altchek at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Teena Shetty--40 Under Forty
    Crain's New York – March 28, 2011
    As consulting physician to the New York Giants, Dr. Teena Shetty does not shy away from ordering burly men to interpret a proverb or count down by sevens. Treating traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders, she’s one of only six female doctors in the country working with a professional football team....
  • Langer to Miss Two Months After Thumb Surgery
    PGATour.com – March 25, 2011
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  • Stitching Up Shoulders
    The Wall Street Journal – March 21, 2011
    "Many patients who have a tear figure they can take six months and live with it, but left alone the tear will progress and you can get to the point where it is irreparable," says David Altchek, a surgeon at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Altchek says repairing torn rotator cuffs earlier with a new technique that uses a double row of sutures to fix tendons to bone, rather than a single row, is improving healing rates in his studies....
  • Med Tent: How To Choose The Right Running Shoe
    Triathlete Magazine – March 15, 2011
    Sports Medicine physician Dr. Jordan Metzl of Hospital for Special Surgery advises the most important decision any runner will ever make: how to choose the right running shoe. ...
  • Travel News: Injured On Your Snowy Vacation? The Airline May Add To Your Pain
    OnTheSnow.com – March 14, 2011

    Skiers and riders should consider traveling with contact information for an orthopedic surgeon at home they use, and, wherever they are treated initially, arrange to get “clinical notes, reports or X-rays or MRIs, and operation notes. The most important thing is our talking to the doctor at home.”...

  • Amazin' Progress: Rutherford's Egbert to Pitch Off Mound Again Soon
    Newark Star Ledger – March 12, 2011
    Perspective is not lost on Jack Egbert, especially not when he thinks about where he was this time last year versus where he is now.

    The Rutherford native sat at his locker last spring inside the Mets’ clubhouse in anticipation of the team’s first round of cuts, of which he eventually would be a part....

  • Kennedy Injured in St. John's Loss to Syracuse
    New York Post – March 11, 2011
    As St. John's trainer Ron Linfonte sprinted across the court about six minutes into yesterday’s game, he had one thought:

    “In 30 years of treating St. John’s athletes, D.J. Kennedy is one of the toughest kids I’ve ever had.”...

  • Get Energized for Good
    FitnessMagazine.com – March 1, 2011
    "Oxygen is the fuel that helps you sustain your efforts in a workout," O'Brien says. The higher the intensity you can sustain before the "burn" gets too intense, the more calories your body will use and the fitter you will become....
  • ACL Tears Plaguing Female Athletes
    Times-Herald Record – February 27, 2011
    It's not like Sara Cannillo was climbing the side of a mountain or doing 360 degree spins off her bike during the X-Games.

    Cannillo, a sophomore at S.S. Seward, was simply slowly jogging up court during a basketball game with nobody around her and, when she slowed down, her right knee buckled and she tore her ACL....

  • PRP Fails Shoulder Test
    Orthopedics This Week – February 26, 2011
    One of the great hopes for the healing of injuries—platelet-rich plasma (PRP)—experienced a set-back when PRP appeared not to make much of a difference in a specialized kind of surgery. Study author Scott Rodeo, M.D. co-chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, reported the results of a study of healing in a tendon-to-bone cuff repair at the February 2011 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego....
  • Surgical Edge Goes to Regional Hospitals
    UPI.com – February 21, 2011
    Those getting elective orthopedic surgeries at high-volume, regional hospitals have better outcomes than patients at local hospitals, U.S. researchers say....
  • AAOS: Risk of VTE Exists for Some Knee 'Scope Patients
    medpageTODAY.com – February 21, 2011
    Some patients undergoing knee arthroscopy have risk factors that warrant prophylaxis against life-threatening venous thromboembolism...
  • Half of Hamstring Injuries Happen in NFL Preseason
    Reuters Health – February 21, 2011
    The mid-air grabs of wide receivers, the elegant sprints of defensive secondaries, and the gaping kicks of special teams players make them the most vulnerable football players to suffer hamstring strains. And a new study shows more than half of those injuries happen before they ever get to a regular season game...
  • Life-Changing Accident, but an Unchanging Goal
    The New York Times – February 19, 2011
    Giants draft pick Chad Jones talks about his rehabilitation progress after being flown to New York following his auto accident in New Orleans, and spending a month on his back at Hospital for Special Surgery while doctors tried to put his leg back together....
  • Large Study of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Reveals Some Surprises
    HSS – February 19, 2011
    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is highly effective and provides durable results five years after surgery, according to a large, prospective study by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators. The study also surprisingly revealed that the rotator cuff has the ability to heal even when early imaging studies have found a defect at the site of repair....
  • Common Hip Disorder Can Cause Sports Hernia
    HSS – February 19, 2011
    Sports hernias are commonly found in individuals with a mechanical disorder of the hip and can be resolved with surgery to fix the hip disorder alone in some cases, according to a recent study. The research, conducted by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery, will be presented at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine 2011 Specialty Day meeting, held Feb. 19 in San Diego following the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons....
  • Study Shows PRP, Commonly Used Technique to Improve Healing, Doesn't Work in Rotator Cuff Surgery
    HSS – February 18, 2011
    For years, doctors have used platelet rich plasma (PRP) to promote healing in various surgeries, but a recent study demonstrates that a type of PRP did not improve healing after rotator cuff repair....
  • High-Volume Hospitals Improve Orthopedic Outcomes
    HSS – February 18, 2011
    Patients who undergo elective orthopedic surgeries at high-volume, regional hospitals have better surgical outcomes and experience fewer complications than those who undergo those surgeries at local hospitals, according to research being presented by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)....
  • AAOS: Plasma Product No Help in Tendon Repair
    medpageTODAY.com – February 18, 2011
    Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), whether injected or incorporated into fibrin matrix implants, did not promote recovery from tendon injuries, according to several studies presented here....
  • New CDC Report Says Many Americans Get No Exercise
    ABCNews.com – February 16, 2011
    In a checkup of the nation's health, the CDC found that fewer than two in 10 Americans get the recommended levels of exercise, and more than a quarter of U.S. adults do not devote any time to physical activity. The findings were published today in the agency's annual report on health statistics....
  • Medical Device Recalls Reveal Cracks in Regulatory Procedures, Researchers Say
    ABCNews.com – February 15, 2011
    The approval process for medical devices has been the topic of growing scrutiny. Today, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests most medical devices recalled for life-threatening or very serious hazards were cleared by the Food and Drug Administration through an expedited review process called 510(k), or were considered so "low risk" they were exempt from review entirely....
  • Leaders in Sports Medicine Discuss Prevention and Treatment of Injuries in Young Athletes
    HSS – February 14, 2011
    Hospital for Special Surgery is hosting its 13th Annual Sports Medicine for the Young Athlete Conference for physical therapists, athletic trainers and pediatricians....
  • In UFC Fight, Mixed Martial Arts and Brain Science Collide
    CNN.com – February 10, 2011
    For the most part, the brain is secured by blood vessels and nerves that are integrated between the skull and different layers of tissue, he said. When the jaw is kicked with enough force, the brain and nerves reach a critical point where they can’t sustain consciousness. As the blood vessels get stretched out, they’re not able to sustain the continued blood supply the brain may need, and the person may black out immediately....
  • B.R. Fries Completes Sports Medicine Area for Hospital for Special Surgery
    New York Real Estate Journal – February 8, 2011
    The dedicated floor, for which HLW International served as architect, had the goals of improving the patient and doctor experience as well as more clearly communicating the hospital's brand identity. The 10,000 s/f project, completed in 17 weeks, includes a reception center, 16 exam rooms, a radiology suite and men's and women's bathrooms....
  • St. John's Brownlee Treated For Thumb Fracture, Not Expected To Miss Time
    St. John's Red Storm – February 1, 2011
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  • Treating the Multisport and Endurance Athlete – Achieving Peak Performance
    HSS – January 28, 2011
    Physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches will learn how to properly diagnose, treat and prevent common swimming, cycling and running injuries at an upcoming medical education seminar hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on January 28....
  • Getting Injured Players Back on the Field
    Goal, The New York Times Soccer Blog – January 22, 2011
    Dr. Riley J. Williams writes for The New York Times soccer blog about the differences in treatment and recovery of professional and recreational athletes...
  • Washington Wizards dealing with injuries to Josh Howard
    Washington Post – January 21, 2011
    Howard is at least several weeks from getting back onto the court as he heals from tendinitis in his left knee...
  • Giants' Osi Umenyiora Undergoes 'Very Successful' Hip Surgery
    Star-Ledger – January 19, 2011
    Osi Umenyiora got the operation he needed and is now on the road to recovery.

    The Giants’ defensive end underwent surgery on his hip Monday to repair side effects from a torn labrum he suffered in 2006...

  • Weird Symptoms, Explained
    Real Simple – January 12, 2011
    Your Foot Goes Numb When You’re on the StairMaster

    The explanation: When you move your feet in a repetitive way during a workout, or if your shoes or laces are too tight, the “tiny nerves between your toes can get pinched as you put pressure on your foot,” says Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City, and that can make it feel uncomfortably numb....

  • Who’s Afraid of Microfracture Surgery?
    The New York Times N.B.A. Blog – January 7, 2011
    Dr. David Altchek, the co-chief of sports medicine and shoulder service at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan talks about advances in understanding when to do microfracture surgery. To illustrate, he discusses the example of Amar’e Stoudemire who is five years removed from microfracture surgery....
  • Giants' Rich Seubert to have surgery
    ESPN New York – January 4, 2011
    For the second time in his nine-year career, New York Giants offensive lineman Rich Seubert will undergo surgery to repair a major injury to his right leg. But Seubert, the man Giants general manager Jerry Reese on Monday called "the MVP of our team," vowed that the latest injury will not affect his status for next season or beyond....
  • Injury Challenges Addressed Before Soccer Combine
    HSS – January 4, 2011
    Sports medicine professionals, athletic trainers and physical therapists will learn about the latest research in the treatment and prevention of soccer-related injuries at the Soccer Industry Medical Symposium, presented by Hospital for Special Surgery in conjunction with Major League Soccer (MLS) on Saturday, January 8, in Fort Lauderdale.

    As soccer players descend upon the area for the 2011 adidas MLS Player Combine, the symposium will bring together some of the country’s foremost sports medicine professionals to discuss managing sports-related injuries....

  • Giants Lineman Seubert has Surgery on Right Knee
    Associated Press – January 4, 2011
    New York Giants offensive lineman Rich Seubert has had surgery to repair a disclosed right kneecap....
  • 5 Ways to Eat Better All Throughout the Holidays!
    Girls' Life – December 19, 2010
    Easy ways to eat your fave holiday foods, and still skip all the junk....
  • Giants' Smith faces complex knee surgery
    Newsday – December 16, 2010
    Steve Smith will undergo a complex surgery Tuesday and face a lengthy rehabilitation....
  • Risk of Recreational Shoulder Injuries Common around the Holidays
    HSS – December 13, 2010
    Around the holidays, even the friendliest game of flag football can lead to injury....
  • Nets' James has foot surgery, out up to 8 weeks
    CBSsports.com – December 12, 2010
    New Jersey Nets rookie forward Damion James is expected to be sidelined up to two months after having surgery to repair a broken right foot....
  • NETS Player Jordan Farmar and Santa Claus Bring Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients at Hospital for Special Surgery
    HSS – December 10, 2010
    NETS point guard Jordan Farmar and Santa Claus are brightening the lives of children with muscle and bone disorders and lupus at Hospital for Special Surgery...
  • Andrew Bynum aiming for December
    ESPN Los Angeles  – December 7, 2010
    Pinning a specific date to los Angeles Lakers big man Andrew Bynum's impending comeback from offseason knee surgery has been a bit like playing darts....
  • Equipment may not have been enough to save Garfield teen's life
    NorthJersey.com – December 7, 2010
    The tragedy that took the life of a young baseball catcher from Garfield on Friday may not have been preventable no matter what kind of protective gear he was wearing...
  • Seton Hall star Hazell has surgery to repair broken left wrist
    SI.com – December 2, 2010
    Seton Hall guard Jeremy Hazell has had surgery to repair a broken bone in his left wrist....
  • Moyer has Tommy John surgery, eyes '12 return
    MLB.com – December 1, 2010
    Phillies left-hander Jamie Moyer had Tommy John surgery Wednesday in New York....
  • Injuries always seem to be lurking
    NorthJersey.com – November 30, 2010
    While the Mets still are six days from the winter meetings, the push to fortify their roster may be countered by more injury troubles....
  • Nicks out three weeks with leg injury
    New York Daily News – November 22, 2010
    Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who seemed to be on his way to the Pro Bowl this season, is expected to miss at least the next three weeks with an injury to his lower right injury....
  • Five-Member Panel to Review Findings in Death of Open Water Swimmer Fran Crippen
    About.com – November 11, 2010
    Open Water Review Commission appointed by USA Swimming to review the findings of the independent investigation initiated by USA Swimming into the tragic death of Open Water swimmer Fran Crippen...
  • New Knee Procedure Gets Athletes Back on Track
    NBC New York – November 5, 2010
    Dr. Brian Halpern, sports medicine physician in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, discusses the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) for non-professional athletes suffering from chronic tendon overload....
  • Hummel to have surgery Nov. 16
    Journal and Courier – November 3, 2010
    Purdue basketball standout Robbie Hummel will undergo surgery on Nov. 16 in New York to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee....
  • For marathon fitness, the readiness is all
    Reuters Life! – November 1, 2010
    As some 42,000 runners prepare to lap the miles of the 2010 New York City Marathon on Sunday, experts agree that there's nothing like long distance running for cardio vascular fitness....
  • Patient, Heal Thyself
    The Wall Street Journal – October 25, 2010
    Surgery is easier and faster than ever before: Nearly 65% of all surgeries don't require an overnight hospital stay, compared to 16% in 1980....
  • 6 Self-Help Solutions for Common Aches and Pains
    Women'sHealth – October 21, 2010
    Experts say you can alleviate most exercise aches on your own....
  • Gonzalez's agent: shoulder surgery went "very well"
    San Diego Union-Tribune – October 20, 2010
    Adrian Gonzalez’s agent said that surgery on the Padres first baseman’s right shoulder went “very well” Wednesday and that Gonzalez should be ready to play at the beginning of the 2011 season....
  • New Views on Frequency of Osteoporosis Screening
    WebMD – October 17, 2010
    Women aged 65 and older are advised to undergo bone mineral density (BMD) screening every two years, but those with normal results at age 67 may be able to wait 10 years before their next screening test, a new study suggests....
  • Exercise Aches You Should Never Ignore
    More – October 4, 2010
    Stress fractures, or tiny cracks in the bone, are common in women who are starting an activity and do too much too soon or who are increasing their distance because they’re training for an event...
  • Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka ruled out of game against Bears with bulging cervical disc
    Newark Star-Ledger – October 1, 2010
    In a surprising announcement, Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka will not play Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears with a bulging cervical disc....
  • Running Dialogue: Ask the Experts
    New York Daily News – October 1, 2010
    What is the typical recovery for someone who has plantar faciitis and a fractured heel? Is it realistic to aim for a marathon nine months away?...
  • Shaun O'Hara's left Achilles still sore
    New York Daily News – September 28, 2010
    Shaun O'Hara has tried everything to relieve the pain in his left Achilles, including a platelet-rich plasma therapy injection. So far, though, nothing has worked....
  • Cartilage regeneration builds a new knee, from the inside
    USA Today – September 27, 2010
    People who need knee replacements can scratch  cartilage repair surgery off their list, says Riley Williams, a surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
  • Lakers begin preparing for new season with memories of the last one still fresh
    Los Angeles Times – September 25, 2010
    The Lakers began training camp without their 22-year-old 7-footer, who said he wouldn't be back for two more months...
  • Elbow inflammation ends Bobby Parnell's season
    New York Daily News – September 22, 2010
    Bobby Parnell, who regularly throws in excess of 100 mph and who the Mets hope will become an important late-inning reliever, will not pitch again this season....
  • Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. David Altchek of Hospital for Special Surgery
    Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review – September 22, 2010
    David Altchek, attending orthopedic surgeon and co-chief in the sports medicine and shoulder service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, has pioneered sports medicine while treating top professional athletes from around the country....
  • Sports Medicine Experts to Provide Training Tips for ING New York City Marathon Runners
    HSS – September 22, 2010
    Physicians and therapists from Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center will provide tips for beginners and experienced runners as they approach the finish line of their training for the ING New York City Marathon....
  • HealthWatch: Physical Therapy
    WCBS-TV – September 21, 2010
    Younger, active  people also sustain all sorts of orthopedic injuries. And if you need surgery, chances are that you’ll be able to get back to whatever you want to do, but to get there, you’re going to have to put a lot of work into it....
  • Luis Hernandez cracks home run for New York Mets one pitch after breaking bone in right foot.
    New York Daily News – September 19, 2010
    One pitch after fouling a ball off his right foot and suffering a broken bone, Hernandez homered off Atlanta's Tim Hudson in the fifth inning of the Mets' 4-2 loss to the Braves....
  • Beatty Has Surgery
    New York Daily News – September 17, 2010
    The Giants reported offensive lineman Will Beatty had successful surgery Thursday to repair a broken fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot....
  • Disabled Lists Weren't Always This Crowded
    Wall Street Journal – September 15, 2010
    Major-league players have combined for 448 disabled-list trips so far this season, good for an average of nearly 15 per team....
  • New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia leaves eventual 8-7 win early, leaves ballpark to undergo MRI
    New York Daily News – September 15, 2010
    Henry Blanco could see the anguish on Jenrry Mejia's face, but at first the catcher thought the pitcher had just landed awkwardly in a hole in the mound. But, as has been the case for most of this Mets Season of Horrors, the news was worse - the problem was in Mejia's valuable right arm....
  • Mets ace Johan Santana underwent 'successful' surgery
    NorthJersey.com – September 14, 2010
    Johan Santana underwent "successful" surgery this morning to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder....
  • Basketball and Concussions: How to Protect Your Teen
    ABCNews.com – September 13, 2010
    Head Injuries in Basketball Players on the Rise, Study Finds; It's Not Just Football...
  • Mets ace Johan Santana needs shoulder surgery after MRI reveals tear
    Newark Star-Ledger – September 11, 2010
    An MRI taken Thursday disproved both notions. It revealed that Santana tore the anterior capsule of his left shoulder. His season is over....
  • Carlos Guillen undergoes knee surgery should be ready for 2011
    The Detroit News – September 10, 2010
    Carlos Guillen's season officially ended Friday when the Tigers announced he would have "diagnostic" knee surgery next Friday....
  • The Science of Sport
    ABCNews.com--GMA Health – September 2, 2010
    GMA Health begins a news series on the Science of Sport. Filmed at the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, the series' host is sports medicine physician Jordan Metzl, M.D....
  • 'You Kick Like A Girl': New Study Finds Men and Women Use Different Leg and Hip Muscles During...
    Forbes.com – September 1, 2010
    Significant differences in knee alignment and muscle activation exist between men and women while kicking a soccer ball, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery...
  • Don't push through the pain! Instead, follow this advice.
    Women's Health – September 1, 2010
    "If you've experienced a sudden trauma like a fall, or if the pain keeps you up at night or lasts longer than two weeks, you need to see a doctor," says Sabrina M. Strickland, M.D....
  • Giants backup QB Sorgi, WR Moss out for season with injuries
    NFL.com – August 31, 2010
    The New York Giants decided they couldn't wait for backup quarterback Jim Sorgi's injured right shoulder to get better....
  • Confirmed: I could have gotten frostbite staying in the icebath TOO LONG
    New York Daily News blog – August 31, 2010
    I could have put myself in danger of getting frost bite toes. NOT GOOD for my marathon training....
  • Mysterious Illness Strikes Football Team
    ABC News - Good Morning America – August 23, 2010
    Oregon high school football players were hospitalized with the same symptoms and doctors still don't know why. Compartment syndrome is believed to be the diagnosis....
  • At QB, the Giants Have Bruises, Bandages and Bomar
    Wall Street Journal – August 19, 2010
    Super Bowl-winning franchise quarterback Manning and six-year veteran No. 2 quarterback Jim Sorgi were hurt in Monday's 31-16 preseason opening win over the Jets, Mr. Manning gruesomely....
  • Giants Wait and See About Eli's Recovery
    Wall Street Journal – August 17, 2010
    It was early in the second quarter of Monday night's 31-16 preseason win over the Jets when Mr. Manning was walloped, lost his helmet and slammed into a second Jets defender....
  • Cleveland Browns' D'Qwell Jackson out 3-8 weeks: Browns Insider
    The Plain Dealer – August 12, 2010
    Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson's surgeon told him Thursday that surgery is not necessary and that he could be back in three to eight weeks from a strained right pectoral muscle, a league source told The Plain Dealer....
  • Pro Golfer Phil Mickelson Treated for Psoriatic Arthritis
    WebMD – August 11, 2010
    Pro golfer Phil Mickelson recently announced that he is being treated for psoriatic arthritis. According to media reports, he first developed symptoms right before the U.S. Open, and the pain quickly became so intense that he couldn’t walk....
  • There's no real reason to be doubting Thomas
    boston.com – August 8, 2010
    In Boston on March 4, after a turnover, Tim Thomas went into a split and felt something give in his left hip — an area that had already been uncomfortable....
  • Concussion Care: Long Term Effects on Athletes
    ABC News - GMA Health – August 3, 2010
    Dr. Jordan Metzl, attending physician in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, discusses the long-term effects of concussions on athletes of all ages....
  • Utley Working His Way Back
    Bucks (Pa.) County Courier Times – August 2, 2010
    By day, Chase Utley was taking his first swings in more than six weeks only a few hours after receiving medical clearance....
  • Athlete Makes It Big On International Scene
    The Long Islander – July 29, 2010
    Two years ago, he had a serious injury while training at the NYAC. His opponent's épée broke, and the weapon plunged through his left side, going straight through and sticking twelve inches out the back. After two surgeries at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery, he has recovered and remains driven towards his Olympic dream....
  • Lakers' Andrew Bynum has successful surgery
    The Los Angeles Times – July 28, 2010
    Lakers center Andrew Bynum had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday to repair the meniscus...
  • Chad Jones released from hospital
    New York Post--Giants Blog – July 27, 2010
    The Giants rookie safety, who last month suffered a serious and career-threatening injury to his left leg, this morning was released from Hospital for Special Surgery, where he'd been since June 29....
  • Hicksville amputee marathoner goes the extra mile
    Newsday – July 24, 2010
    One look at Amy  Palmiero-Winters and you get the sense that regular human boundaries - the ones that say, "I couldn't possibly run 130 miles'' - don't get a whole lot of play in her reasoning process...
  • NEJM Study: Some ACL Tears May Not Need Quick Surgery
    The Wall Street Journal Health Blog – July 21, 2010
    Want to see a soccer player shiver? Just whisper “ACL tear.”...
  • Athletes Undergoing Tissue Transplant Surgery for Knee Damage Have Bright Future
    HSS – July 19, 2010
    Athletes with bone and cartilage knee damage who are treated with transplanted tissue can return to sports after surgery, according to a study reported at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine...
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Physical Therapist Travels with Irish National Lacrosse Team to World Cup
    HSS – July 16, 2010
    John Cavanaugh, PT, MEd, ATC, SCS, is seeing lot of green in July. But not money – no, the Hospital for Special Surgery physical therapist is seeing bright green in uniforms and shamrocks for luck in his role as the team director and head athletic trainer of the Irish National Lacrosse team during the World Lacrosse Championships...
  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Common Hip Problem Allows Athletes to Return to Play
    HSS – July 15, 2010
    Patients who undergo arthroscopic surgery for a mechanical disorder of the hip have a good chance of being able to return to their sport at a high level of competition, according to a study...
  • Arthroscopic Hip Surgery May Help Athletes Get Back to Play
    Bloomberg Businessweek; MSN Health & Fitness – July 15, 2010
    The use of minimally invasive "arthroscopic" surgery to treat painful disorders of the hip offers athletes who undergo the procedure a good shot at ultimately resuming their respective sport at a highly competitive level, a new study suggests...
  • Lonely life for Twins closer Joe Nathan, who is on mend
    USA Today – July 15, 2010
    Pitcher Joe Nathan, his arms extended with a 5-pound weight in each hand, bends over and lunges sideways up a 25-degree concrete incline outside the University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium.

    The monotonous, sweaty exercises unfolded some 1,920 miles from Anaheim, Calif., which was baseball's epicenter Tuesday for the All-Star Game...
  • AOSSM presents prestigious research awards at annual meeting
    FirstScience.com – July 12, 2010
    In order to recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) will present eight research awards and two grants during its Annual Meeting, July 15-18th in Providence, Rhode Island...
  • New York Giants overseeing recovery of rookie safety Chad Jones
    The Times-Picayune – July 4, 2010
    Chad Jones faces several procedures on his severely injured left leg before a prognosis on his football future can be given.

    But for now, the ex-LSU safety is considered a member of the New York Giants, and the team has taken medical responsibility for their recently signed third-round draft pick...

  • Aviles joining brother as a pro
    LoHud.com – July 4, 2010
    On Saturday the scout arrived, the parents asked questions, the champagne cork popped and the kid signed his contract, sloppily, at the dining-room table...
  • Phillies' Utley out for two months after surgery
    The Miami Herald – July 1, 2010
    ...
  • Phils await reevaluations on Utley, Polanco
    MLB.com  – June 30, 2010
    The Phillies could have a better idea Thursday how long Chase Utley and Placido Polanco will be on the disabled list...
  • Mets Say Mejia Has Tear in Throwing Arm
    The Wall Street Journal – June 29, 2010
    It has officially become harder for the Mets to make a major move before this season's trading deadline...
  • Sox put Lowell on DL
    Boston Herald – June 25, 2010
    It wasn't like Mike Lowell wanted to go on the disabled list Thursday. It was just that, given his diminished role with the Red Sox and the intensifying pain in his surgically repaired right hip, he agreed it was the best move...
  • Lowell hopes rest will improve hip
    ESPN.com – June 25, 2010
    The Red Sox left Mike Lowell with a narrow range of options. He could soldier on, even though his pitiful performance had left him, by his own admission, with a "guilty conscience" and "embarrassed," or he could go on the 15-day disabled list because of his surgically repaired right hip...
  • Bynum '100 percent sure' he'll play Sunday
    Orange County (Calif.) Register – June 12, 2010
    Andrew Bynum said he’ll be there for the Lakers in the tie-breaking Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night...
  • Lakers center Andrew Bynum limited by knee injury
    WGNtv.com – June 11, 2010
    Andrew Bynum will be tired of a lot of things by the time the next couple of days come to a close.

    To name a few: ice, electro-stim machines and questions about his swollen right knee...

  • Mets Lose Murphy for Rest of Season
    The New York Times – June 3, 2010
    After finally recovering from the right knee sprain he sustained near the end of spring training, and from the disappointment of losing his starting first baseman’s job, Daniel Murphy sat with Omar Minaya in the visitors’ dugout at a Florida ballpark last month and expressed his overriding desire to get back on the field...
  • Hands-On Healing: Why Women are Turning to Manual Therapy
    Elle Magazine – June 1, 2010
    Your average orthopedist tends to see muscle and joint pain as coming in two flavors: not so serious (take a couple Advil or a prescription muscle relaxant and deal with it) and serious (time to book the OR)...
  • STOP! reading on the treadmill
    SHAPE Magazine – June 1, 2010
    “It puts you at risk of falling, and when you gaze down, your posture suffers,” says Polly de Mille, RN, MA, RCEP, CSCS...
  • Condrey in search of second opinion
    MLB.com – May 27, 2010
    Twins right-hander Clay Condrey will get a second opinion on his right elbow pain before deciding whether to keep throwing or shut himself down for two months...
  • Red Bulls' Carl Robinson has knee surgery
    USA Today – May 27, 2010
    The New York Red Bulls say midfielder Carl Robinson has undergone successful surgery on his injured right knee...
  • Maine MRI results
    NorthJersey.com – May 24, 2010
    John Maine was examined and underwent an MRI of his right shoulder today at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.  It was revealed that Maine has tendinitis of the rotator cuff. He will begin a rehabilitation program and will resume throwing as tolerated...
  • Thomas has hip surgery
    Boston Globe – May 23, 2010
    Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, who just struggled through his most star-crossed season in the NHL, absorbed his most recent blow Friday when he underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip...
  • Injured Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan takes clean route as he recovers from surgery
    New York Daily News – May 23, 2010
    ...
  • Oberholser out for season after hand surgery
    golfweek.com – May 14, 2010
    Arron Oberholser underwent successful surgery on his left hand on Thursday...
  • Reich Returns from Medical Leave to Help Tennis Team Beat Ridge
    Westfield (N.J.) Patch – May 12, 2010
    Adam Reich not only won his first match back after returning from surgery to both hips, the Westfield High senior had to rally to do it....
  • Dodgers' Torre looks ahead to Derby as L.A. rained out
    Los Angeles Daily News – April 26, 2010
    Dodgers RHP Vicente Padilla, who went on the DL on Saturday because his upper right forearm muscle was bothering him, was to see Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek on Monday...
  • Red Bulls Forward Macoumba Kandji To Undergo Foot Surgery
    Our Sports Central – April 21, 2010
    Red Bull New York announced that forward Macoumba Kandji will undergo surgery later today to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot...
  • Hamstring strain lands Igarashi on DL
    MLB.com – April 21, 2010
    The Mets' injury woes continue...
  • For John Jay softball's Danielle Bonici, the game day routine works
    Staten Island Advance – April 15, 2010
    Danielle Bonici's hot hitting at John Jay College has lasted about four years...
  • Proper Nutrition Critical to the Health of Young Gymnasts
    HSS – April 1, 2010
    Most elite gymnasts reach their peak at age 15 or 16, training 20 to 36 hours per week when a body’s calorie needs are at its highest. But in a sport where aesthetics can influence scores, some athletes adopt restrictive eating habits to control their physique...
  • Sports Medicine Specialists Offer Tips to Help Prevent ACL Injury in Young Athletes
    HSS – April 1, 2010
    With more young people participating in organized sports than ever before, it’s not surprising that the number of pediatric sports injuries is rising. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries of the knee are particularly common among athletes ages 15 to 18, with a higher incidence among young female athletes...
  • Baseball: Altchek to perform surgery on Nathan
    Times Herald-Record – March 24, 2010
    David Altchek, M.D., a Middletown native, will perform Tommy John surgery on Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan Friday in New York...
  • Wizards Insider: Howard has knee surgery; Flip talks Billups
    Washington Post – March 16, 2010
    The last time these two teams met, Josh Howard scored 20 points to help lead the Wizards to a surprising 107-97 upset over the Denver Nuggets at Verizon Center. But as the teams hooked up on Tuesday for the rematch, Howard was in New York, where he had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee. ...
  • As Pro Baseball Players Get Bigger, So Do Their Health Risks: Study
    HealthDay – March 4, 2010
    The fattening of America has touched even professional baseball players: A new study contends they've been getting heavier and bulkier over the past century, resulting in a higher risk of weight-related disease and death...
  • ACL Tears Are All Too Common During Skiing
    The Huffington Post – February 24, 2010
    As we watch the world's best skiers make their way down the slopes in Vancouver at the Winter Olympics, we are reminded of the importance of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee. According to Dr. Anil Ranawat, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon who specializes in knee surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery, the anterior cruciate ligament is a small but critical ligament that functions like a "rope" between the tibia ("shin") and femur ("thigh bone"), conferring stability to knee and preventing excessive translation ('movement") between the two bones during athletic activities. Unfortunately, the ligament is susceptible to injury during sporting activities. An ACL deficient knee may feel unstable and limit the ability of an athlete to safely return to play. This is especially common in more twisting or pivoting sports like skiing. At this time of year, however, a common question is, "can I ski this season without an ACL?"...
  • We Have Ways of Helping You Buy Running Shoes
    The Wall Street Journal – February 24, 2010
    Running is a popular way to stay fit. But finding the right running shoes can make you want to throw a fit instead. Many stores now offer customers high-tech evaluations using treadmills, cameras and other methods that purport to help find the right shoes to match a runner's physiology....
  • The Value Of PRP In Orthopedics
    The Huffington Post – February 23, 2010
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  • Athletes embrace cutting-edge doctors, methods to speed recovery
    USA Today – February 22, 2010
    The menu of treatment options for sports injuries has never been richer, as old staples such as anterior cruciate ligament and Tommy John surgeries have been joined by new alternatives such as PRP, minimally invasive sports hernia surgery, low-intensity laser therapy and prolotherapy....
  • What Is Blood Spinning?
    HealthCentral.com – January 19, 2010
    Blood spinning, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, is a "treatment to help musculoskeletal issues," according to Dr. Brian Halpern, Sports Medicine Physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.  Dr. Halpern says that it is best used for chronic tendon issues, partial tears in the tendons, and, recently, has been looked at as a treatment for osteoarthritis.  The treatment, invented in the 1970s by oral surgeons looking to speed up the healing process, involves extracting blood from a patient's arm and putting the blood into a centrifuge.  The centrifuge spins the blood for about six minutes, separating the red and white blood cells and the platelet-rich plasma.  Dr. Halpern explains, "In this substance are platelets, full of growth factors, which the body uses to heal tissue naturally; this substance is just concentrated two to three times what your body creates."...
  • Triceps Tendon Tears -- A Rare But Serious Injury
    The Huffington Post – January 14, 2010
    This season, we saw Offensive Lineman Damien Cook of the Detroit Lions suffer a season-ending injury on the first day of practice. It was discovered that he had sustained a tear in his triceps muscle, a potentially career-threatening injury which required prompt surgical repair and significant rehabilitation to provide him a viable chance at return to play. Unfortunately, Damien is not alone, as triceps tendon injuries have had a serious impact on many athlete's careers....
  • 'Greatest miler in the world'
    Timaru (New Zealand) Herald – January 12, 2010
    Timaru last week marked the 100th anniversary of Olympic champion Jack Lovelock's birth. This week, Past Times page looks at how the champion's life ended....
  • Value of Blood Treatment Questioned
    The New York Times – January 12, 2010
    "The underlying rationale for P.R.P. makes sense," said Dr. Scott A. Rodeo, an orthopedist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and author of a review of the treatment. But, Dr. Rodeo added, "We don't know the most fundamental things about the causes of tendinopathy," the degenerative changes in tendons underlying many injuries....
  • PRP Injections No Better Than Placebo for Achilles Tendon Injuries, Study Finds
    WebMD Health News – January 12, 2010
    Much hope has been pinned on the use of these injections to heal tendon injuries without surgery. PRP injections involve taking some of the patient’s blood and isolating the platelet-rich plasma, which contains proteins and other substances that play a role in healing. This PRP is then injected into the tendon area to speed the healing process, reduce pain, and improve function....
  • The Sports Center
    HealthLeaders Magazine – January 8, 2010
    Famous athletes and big sports programs may be the public face of sports medicine, but at its core are local communities and, increasingly, the unconventional athlete....
  • The Hidden Benefits of Exercise
    The Wall Street Journal – January 5, 2010
    As millions of Americans flock to the gym armed with New Year's resolutions to get in shape, medical experts are offering an additional reason to exercise: Regular workouts may help fight off colds and flu, reduce the risk of certain cancers and chronic diseases and slow the process of aging....
  • Bob Sanders' Biceps, and Yours
    huffingtonpost.com – January 4, 2010
    As if the Colts' secondary has not been tormented by enough injuries this season, we recently learned that strong safety Bob Sanders ("The Hulk") will be out with a distal biceps tendon rupture at the elbow. It required season-ending surgery....
  • Doctors say Alex Rodriguez's hip injury isn't steroid-related
    New York Daily News – March 6, 2009
    According to Dr. Struan Coleman, a hip specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery who is not treating Rodriguez but is familiar with his case, fluid from inside A-Rod's hip joint has been pushed through a tear in the labrum (a rubbery ring of cartilage in the hip) and has formed a cyst outside it....
  • Helfet treats Swedish sister-athletes
    Dalarnas Tidningar – March 5, 2009
    Swedish news site Dalarnas Tidningar reported on two sisters who are Olympic athletes in hurdles and were treated by orthopedic surgeon David Helfet, MD, at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York....
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