Getting You Back in the Game
The sports medicine specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries caused by sports, daily activities, work, and accidents. We care for a wide range of patients, including young student athletes, professional athletes, "weekend warriors," laborers, and older individuals who want to maintain an active lifestyle. Our doctors are fellowship-trained and use treatments based on the latest research to restore pain-free function and mobility.
Conditions We Treat
Our sports medicine physicians care for people with a wide range of injuries, including the following conditions.
We use advanced techniques to promote healing and restore the function of broken bones. Fractures can often be treated with bracing or casting. If you need surgery, our orthopedic surgeons are experts in realigning broken bones to promote proper healing. Our fracture care team has expertise in the repair of broken bones in the:
- Upper and lower arms
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder dislocations
- Labral injuries
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder impingement/bursitis
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
- Multiple ligament injuries
- Patella (kneecap) dislocation
- Meniscus tears
- Cartilage repair and restoration
- Hip labral tears
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
- Hip abductor tendon tears
- Hip bursitis
- Cartilage injury
- Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears (Tommy John surgery)
- Biceps tendon ruptures
- Elbow stiffness
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Loose bodies
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
Foot and ankle injuries
- Achilles tendon ruptures
- Cartilage injuries
- Fifth metatarsal fractures
How We Treat Sports Injuries
Nonsurgical treatments, including medications, injections, rehabilitation, and regenerative therapies, are tried first. When surgery is necessary, we often use arthroscopic and other minimally invasive techniques to repair injuries; operating through small incisions using slender instruments enables you to recover more quickly and with less discomfort than open surgery. We'll perform a comprehensive examination and order imaging tests to make an accurate diagnosis and match you with the most effective therapies for you.
Pediatric Sports Medicine
As more children and adolescents engage in competitive sports, pediatric sports injuries are becoming more common. At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, we recognize that children and teens should not be treated as small adults--their growth and healing potential must be considered in their treatment plans. Using nonsurgical and surgical approaches, our physicians treat young athletes' injuries to help them return to the field or the court as comfortably and safely as possible.
Every minute counts when identifying and caring for a concussion in athletes. Our physicians are experienced in diagnosing concussions and use an individualized approach to support the recovery of each patient. Using the ImPACT computerized evaluation system, the team monitors an athlete's recovery and readiness to ensure that they can safely return to activities. Our physicians also provide guidance on how to recognize and avoid concussions in the future.
Emergency Sports Medicine Care
The Emergency Department at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is a designated Level I Trauma Center—the highest designation available by New York State for an emergency department. An orthopedic surgeon is available around the clock to provide consultation when needed in an emergency. Based on the severity of your sports-related injury at the time of your visit, our trauma team will determine the best treatment for you.
Why Choose Us
With decades of experience caring for elite and everyday athletes of all ages and skill levels, the sports medicine specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens are experts in the treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. Their in-depth knowledge and understanding of the demands placed on the musculoskeletal system by the rigors of training and performance in sports, and at all levels of competition, have led to a distinguished record of helping athletes return to play in top condition.
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens specialists have served as team physicians for the New York Cosmos professional soccer team as well as St. John's University, Holy Cross High School, St. Francis Prep High School, Flushing High School, and Metropolitan Oval . Our sports medicine experts often perform physicals and give educational lectures at area schools to help athletes become the best they can be.
Learn how we can help you get back to the sports you love. Make an appointment today.