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Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Knee Specialist NY
Lawrence Hospital Center | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
55 Palmer Avenue, First Floor
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This office serves patients in the following areas:
Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Rye, White Plains, Yonkers, Bedford, Cortlandt, Eastchester, Greenburgh, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasent, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Pelham, Pound Ridge, Scarsdale, Westchester County, Ardsley, Briarcliff-Manor, Bronxville, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings, Irvington, Larchmont, Pleasentvillle, Port Chester, Rye Brook, NY 10532
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Orthopedic Knee Specialists in Westchester, New York
Do you have a sports related knee injury that may require surgery? Sports Medicine is a branch of orthopedic medicine that specifically cares for the unique needs and injuries of athletes. If you need sports medicine care in Westchester, New York, call the Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine for a consultation today. We have a team of orthopedic doctors that specialize in Sport Medicine, and are experienced in athletic injuries.
A common knee surgery that falls under the jurisdiction of Sports Medicine, is ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction. This is one of the most common knee injuries in sports. According to the American Journal of Knee Surgery, around 200,000 ACL injuries occur annually, resulting in 100,000 ACL reconstruction surgeries. These injuries typically occur most frequently to participants of high impact sports such as football, soccer, skiing and basketball. About 50% of the time ACL injuries are concurrent with other injuries such as meniscal tears or damage to one or more of the other knee ligaments.
ACL injuries are often the result of a sudden stop and twisting motion, In sports, they are often the result of an athlete coming to a quick stop while running, and changing direction at the same time. Pivoting on one leg, overextending the knee joint, or a hard landing from a jump can also cause damage.
The use of sutures to repair ACL tears have been shown to fail over time. Because of this, a substitute graft made of tendon (ACL reconstruction) is the more common procedure used. Autografts may be taken from the patients own patellar, hamstring or quadriceps tendon. Each of these has its own unique pros and cons to consider, so it's essential to have an experienced sports medicine specialist to help you determine which option is right for you, including whether or not surgery is the best solution for your specific condition. Call the Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to request a consultation today.
Physical therapy is crucial to a successful ACL reconstruction surgery. Work with a physical therapist should begin almost immediately after surgery is completed, and the recommended course of exercises must be followed with dedication. This is especially true for those who intend to return to high impact athletic activities. The Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine understands the importance of physical therapy, and we offer ongoing physical therapy services as part of our services. Our dedicated team will take you from surgery to physical therapy, and continue to provide support once you get back in the field.
The goal of ACL reconstruction surgery is to create a stable knee and restore the function of the torn ligament, allowing the patient to return to sports. ACL reconstruction surgery has a high rate of success, with only 8% of patients experiencing recurrent instability or graft failure.
The expertise of our surgeons is certainly not limited to ACL reconstruction. We offer a full range of knee surgery procedures including minimally invasive knee replacement, meniscectomy, meniscus repair, plica surgery, lateral release, and tendon repair.
Whatever your injury may entail, our doctors have the experience and skill to administer effective treatment. Call the Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to request a consultation with one of our sports medicine specialists today.
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