The Leading Physicians in New York Sports Medicine
What is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine is a term that encompasses several specialties that deal with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries stemming from sports, exercise and physical activity. Sports medicine is a pivotal service for both recreational and professional athletes to ensure they stay in peak performance.
NY Orthopedics’ sports medicine offices are built upon a tradition of excellence that spans over 40 years. Since our founding by Stephen J. Nicholas, M.D., our team of sports medicine specialists has been devoted to caring for professional, collegiate and everyday athletes. NY Orthopedics’ multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Center in NYC is home to top specialty-trained sports physicians who have served as team specialists and orthopedic consultants for the New York Jets, New York Islanders and the PGA tour, to name a few.
Our Team Specializes in Treating All Types of Sports Injuries
New York Orthopedics’ sports physicians are well-versed in treating the full gamut of injuries in sports through state-of-the-art procedures. Here are some of the most common injuries we treat daily:
- Sprains and strains – Stretching or tearing of ligaments or tendons.
- Knee injuries – Trauma to the ligaments, tendons, cartilage, bones and muscles of the knee joint.
- Swollen muscles – Inflammation or pain within the muscles.
- Achilles tendon injuries – Pulls or tears of the tendon that connect the calf muscle to the heel.
- Shin Splints – Pain along the shin bone caused by repeated stress or prolonged activity.
- Rotator cuff injuries - Trauma to the muscles and tendons that make up the shoulder joint.
- Fractures – Any cracking or breaking of the bones due to trauma.
- Dislocations – Injuries where the joint is forced out of place.
- Hyperextensions – Excessive movement of a joint (often the knee or elbow).
- ACL Injuries - Stretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) located in the knee.
- Torn Meniscus - A tear in the cartilage within the knee cause by a twisting or rotation of the knee
Our Orthopedic Team is Ready to Help
Our sports medicine specialists are united by a commitment to compassionate care and individualized treatment for athletes, emphasizing the right care for the right person at the right time. Our goal is to get our active patients back to their active lives and prevent future sports-related injuries from occurring.
Our specialty-trained physicians are actively involved in research programs, including pioneering new approaches to surgical techniques. Much of these research efforts are led by the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) at Lenox Hill Hospital, the first hospital-based facility dedicated to the study of sports medicine in the country, which was founded by James A. Nicholas, M.D. Our unwavering dedication to research in the field has translated to the highest level of care for the patients we treat.
Innovative Solutions for Sports Related Injuries
We offer a wide range of treatment options, from non-operative care and in-office procedures for minor conditions and fractures to the latest surgical procedures for more complex sports-related injuries and disorders. After an examination with one of our sports physicians, we’ll be able to determine whether nonsurgical treatment options such as joint and bursa injections or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy will effectively relieve your symptoms.
When surgery is necessary, our patients can take comfort in knowing that we provide the latest, state-of-the-art procedures such as arthroscopic repair for tears and injuries of the ACL, meniscus, rotator cuff and labrum, cartilage repair/transplantation and robot-assisted joint replacement procedures, which allow us to deliver better outcomes and, in some cases, faster recovery times. While we always seek the latest advances in our field, we never lose sight of our mission - ensuring athletes of all skill levels are healthy and performing at their very best.
NY Orthopedics has multiple sports medicine offices in New York City including Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties including Nassau, Westchester and Rockland. To learn more about our services or make an appointment, contact us today!