Dr. Daniel Richman is an attending anesthesiologist and pain management physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management. Dr. Richman is also an assistant attending and clinical instructor within the Tri-Institutional Pain Management Fellowship in conjunction with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and has been practicing at HSS since 1991.
Dr. Richman specializes in orthopedic-related pain management with a specific interest in managing conditions related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He is an expert in interventional treatments such as epidural steroid injections, diagnostic nerve blocks both under fluoroscopic and ultrasound guidance, radiofrequency denervation, sympathetic blockade and discography. Dr. Richman has extensive knowledge of managing advanced pain with implantable technology such as intrathecal pumps and spinal cord stimulators. He frequently works with both the inpatient and outpatient pain divisions within HSS as an expert in managing difficult perioperative analgesia in the chronic pain patient.
Dr. Richman’s research interests include efficacy of epidural steroid injections in professional athletes and he has presented at international meetings on this topic. He is highly involved in the diagnosis and treatment of complex regional pain syndrome. He is a member of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association’s Clinical Committee and is actively involved in the research of innovative techniques for this condition, particularly intravenous ketamine therapy in conjunction with continuous epidural and peripheral nerve blockade. Dr. Richman is committed to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of difficult pain conditions through the use of multidisciplinary treatments.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Richman has consistently been rated in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors as an expert in pain management in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Subspecialty in orthopedic related chronic pain, low back pain and neuropathic pain
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As of March 27, 2015, Dr. Richman reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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American Board of Anesthesiology, 1991
American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, 1996
American Board of Pain Medicine, 1994
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Healthy, active children love to run, jump and play, and of course, exercise promotes good health. Injuries do happen, though, no matter how hard parents try to protect their youngsters.
While everyday bumps, bruises and scrapes are common, sometimes an accident such as a fall causes something more serious. An injury to a child’s upper limb (shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand) or lower limb (hip, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot), is fairly common.
Dr. Shevaun Doyle, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion at HSS, offers the following tips if a youngster gets hurt:
Dr. Doyle says signs of a serious injury that warrant a visit to a doctor or emergency room include:
Each year more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and under are treated for sports related injuries, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The increasing popularity of team sports at a young age may be contributing to an increase in injuries, says Dr. David Scher, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion at HSS.
He says it’s important for sports injuries to be promptly evaluated and treated. A severe injury may not only end a young athlete’s career, but can cause ongoing pain and disability. Minor injuries should also be assessed so they can be managed quickly and do not progress to more severe injuries.
He says it’s important for parents to bring an injured athlete to the emergency room if any of the following symptoms are present:
To prevent injury, Dr. Scher says young athletes should stop playing a sport if they experience excessive fatigue, pain, swelling, or have a recurring injury. Since young people tend to get caught up in the excitement of their sport, parents and coaches should pull the player out of the game is they notice he or she is lagging or showing signs of possible injury.
Dr. Scher adds that adequate conditioning, sports-specific training, proper warm-up and stretching, a nutritious diet, sufficient hydration while playing, adequate rest and an educated coaching staff can help keep kids safe on the field.
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery specialize in treating children with muscle, bone and joint injuries. The HSS Pediatric Fracture and Injury Hotline (1-877-HSS-1KID or 1-877-477-1543) is available 24 hours a day. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon and other staff members are available to provide care in the event a child or teen has a serious injury.