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  • Surgeons Get Surgery Too! A Physician’s ACL Reconstruction Story

    Surgeons Get Surgery Too! A Physician’s ACL Reconstruction Story

    It all happened so fast...I recently tore my ACL in our resident faculty annual soccer match on the turf at Chelsea Piers. You know when cartoon characters see stars? I saw stars! It was an immediate, searing, popping pain that literally dropped me to the ground. I knew something was wrong as soon as I injured it — I just wasn’t sure what. As a typical physician, I wrapped it with an ...

  • From Slopes To Surgery, HSS Doctor Shares Skiing Tips, Experiences

    From Slopes To Surgery, HSS Doctor Shares Skiing Tips, Experiences

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Dr. Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic surgeon at HSS's Outpatient Center in Stamford, shares her knowledge and experiences as a skier, as well as tips for how to avoid ski injuriesMiraculously, in my 35 years of skiing I have never suffered a serious injury, but I certainly have come close. I still remember my first time on skis. My parents dropped me off with my ...

  • Send Back Pain Packing This Holiday Season

    Send Back Pain Packing This Holiday Season

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Dr. Peter Moley, a physiatrist at the HSS Stamford Outpatient Center in Stamford, sees a notable increase in patients suffering from back pain around the holidays. It often gets worse this time of year, as depression and stress as can cause unwanted pain.Research shows that emotional stress or mental pain can turn into physical pain. Depression and stress ...

  • What is Parsonage-Turner Syndrome?

    What is Parsonage-Turner Syndrome?

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), also known as Neuralgic Amyotrophy or brachial neuritis, is an uncommon peripheral nerve disorder. Those with PTS typically have extreme pain in the shoulder region that resolves after a few days to weeks, and is followed with profound weakness and atrophy in one or more muscles of the shoulder and upper arm.PTS typically involves the ...

  • Second Time Is Not The Charm: HSS Doctor Talks Re-Injuring ACL

    Second Time Is Not The Charm: HSS Doctor Talks Re-Injuring ACL

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- One of the most common knee injuries is a torn ligament, and the anterior cruciate ligament is the one we often read about in the sports pages. Although primary ACL reconstructions have a high success rate, some patients are left with unsatisfactory results or they re-injure the ligament. About 10 percent of the ACL reconstructions performed in the United States fail ...

  • Who Needs An Engine? HSS Doctor Shares On-Water Tips

    Who Needs An Engine? HSS Doctor Shares On-Water Tips

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- As the team physician for U.S. Rowing for the past 22 years, Dr. Jo Hannafin knows what it takes to compete at the Olympic level. However, with strenuous training, injuries are bound to happen. "The majority of rowing injuries occur from training at high intensity, acceleration of training protocols without an adequate strength base and over-reliance on the ...

  • What A Pain: HSS Doctor Discusses Female ACL Tears

    What A Pain: HSS Doctor Discusses Female ACL Tears

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Dr. Moira McCarthy, an orthopedic surgeon with Hospital for Special Surgery explains why females are at higher risk for ACL tears and how they can protect against them.First, let’s start with what the ACL is. The ACL is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, one of two crossing ligaments in the middle of the knee. Basically, the ligaments are soft tissue bands that stabilize ...

  • Back Out Of Whack? It May Be A Cervical Disc Herniation Says HSS Surgeon

    Back Out Of Whack? It May Be A Cervical Disc Herniation Says HSS Surgeon

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Dr. Andrew Sama, an orthopedic surgeon with Hospital for Special Surgery, answers questions on cervical disc herniations.What are the best non-surgical or surgical options for a 41-year old male suffering from a cervical disc herniation? How long is recovery from both options?Most non-surgical treatment options for cervical disc herniation center on decreasing ...

  • HSS Doctor Keeps Patients' Biceps Flexing

    HSS Doctor Keeps Patients' Biceps Flexing

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Cartoons depicting Popeye’s bulging biceps after he guzzled down a can of spinach only told half the story. Unfortunately, America's favorite sailor, like many others, went on to develop intense pain in the front of his shoulders as the years passed and was diagnosed with biceps tendinitis.Biceps tendinitis is a catchall term that describes pain related to the long ...

  • Should Marathon Runners Get Surgery For Torn Meniscus?

    Should Marathon Runners Get Surgery For Torn Meniscus?

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- With the NYC marathon just one month away, many people are ramping up their training in order to run through the five boroughs with over 40,000 others. However, injuries are a part of the sport and marathon running is no exception. Distance running puts enormous stress on many parts of the body, including the knees, and one of the most common injuries is a torn ...

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