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We believe that athletes should have access to coordinated care to ensure their safety and well-being during practice and competition. Through our certified athletic trainer services, we provide schools and teams with highly qualified athletic trainers who have access to the resources of Northwell Health—the region’s largest health system.
Achilles tendon repair is the term used to refer to the multiple options for treatment for an Achilles tendon rupture. These injuries are quite common and often require surgery to repair. The Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous cord that connects the two large muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. These muscles (the gastrocnemius and the soleus) create the power needed to push off with your foot or rise up on your toes.
Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle is used to examine and treat joint conditions. The procedure uses an arthroscope, a thin fiber-optic camera, that enables the surgeon to view close-up imagines of the inside of the ankle and/or foot while working. This usually allows for a less invasive procedure than traditional open surgery, as only a small incision is necessary for the arthroscope, which is about as wide as a drinking straw.
Ankle and foot fusion surgery consists of procedures that fuse two or more bones together in the ankle or foot. The most common reason an ankle fusion is performed is to correct damage due to degenerative arthritis in the ankle, which wears down the protective cartilage surrounding the joints in the ankle. The cartilage allows the bones to glide in and out of the joints smoothly, so loss of the cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other painfully.
Ankle replacement surgery, also known as total ankle arthroplasty, is a procedure in which the ankle is recreated by removing damaged bone and inserting an artificial joint. It is used to treat ankle arthritis, reduce pain and improve functionality of the ankle.
An anterior cervical discectomy is the most common surgery used to address damaged discs (shock-absorbing cushions between the vertebrae of the spinal column) in the neck. During this procedure, your spine surgeon will remove the ruptured disc(s) and any remaining fragments that are compressing the spinal cord or the nerve roots that branch out from it.
Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a minimally-invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat joint conditions. Originally, arthroscopy was used primarily in the diagnosis and planning phases of a traditional open surgery. However, as arthroscopic instruments and surgical techniques have become more advanced, more conditions are now being treated arthroscopically.

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Bunion correction is surgery used to treat a bunion that has formed on the big or little toe. A bunion is a bump at the toe joint that represents abnormal bone or tissue formation, sometimes resulting from rheumatoid arthritis of the foot and ankle. The misalignment can cause the toe to move outward and cross over the adjacent toe. This also results in inflammation, swelling and pain in the joint of the affected toe. The goal of bunion correction surgery is to relieve pain and correct deformity.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome involves numbness, tingling, pain or weakening of the hand due to a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, located on the palm side of the wrist. The symptoms of carpal tunnel are usually caused by repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, pregnancy, and some illnesses such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and arthritis.
We believe that athletes should have access to coordinated care to ensure their safety and well-being during practice and competition. Through our certified athletic trainer services, we provide schools and teams with highly qualified athletic trainers who have access to the resources of Northwell Health—the region’s largest health system.
Cervical decompression surgery is a procedure that removes any structures compressing the nerves in the cervical (neck) section of the spinal canal or vertebral foramen (the opening through which the spinal cord passes). The cervical section of the spine begins at the base of the skull and supports the neck. During surgery, a small section of the bone that is compressing the nerve root is removed to alleviate pressure and allow the nerve root to heal. Sometimes fragments of material from the spine are lodged under the nerve root as well, and are removed during cervical decompression surgery.
Cubital tunnel release alleviates the symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome—a condition that occurs when the ulnar nerve is pinched in one of several locations in the back of the elbow. When the pressure becomes severe enough to disturb the way the nerve works, you can experience numbness, tingling and pain in your elbow, forearm, hand and fingers.

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Release surgery is used to correct Dupuytren’s contracture, a disease that usually begins with a thickening of the skin in the palm of the hand. Eventually the disease may develop into a thick band that could make your fingers contract or pull into the palm of your hand. The exact cause of Dupuytren's contracture is unknown, though it is thought to be a hereditary disease and not related to overuse or injury of the hand.

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Elbow arthroscopy, also referred to as "scoping the elbow," is a minimally invasive procedure used by orthopaedic surgeons to repair various painful diseases and disorders of the elbow such as arthritis, tennis elbow and thrower’s elbow.
An excision of a tumor is a surgical treatment that addresses bone tumors (abnormal growths appearing in bone tissue), usually in the form of a lump or mass. They appear when cells—for reasons not yet fully understood—divide and grow in an irregular, uncontrolled way.

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A femur fracture is a complete or partial break in any part of the thighbone. It is usually caused by significant force or trauma to the bone, as this is one of the strongest bones in the body. The right method of treatment for your femur fracture is determined by a number of elements, including age, past and present health, the severity of the fracture, and your history with various medications and other types of treatments.
Flatfoot reconstruction is corrective surgery for a collapsed arch that causes the condition of flatfoot. The collapsed arch causes your foot to point outward. This can happen as a result of several conditions affecting the foot or ankle, such as arthritis or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Once injury or disease damages the cartilage, ligaments and bones that support the arch of the foot, painful and debilitating symptoms can occur.
Forearm fracture treatment is a term that refers to treating and healing a forearm fracture. A forearm fracture is a complete or partial break in one or both of the two bones in the forearm, a condition that occurs most commonly in children and the elderly. The best treatment for a forearm fracture depends on a number of factors including age, past and present health, the severity of the fracture and personal history with medications and other treatments.

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Growth plate fracture fixation refers to treating and healing a growth plate fracture. The best treatment and surgery for your child’s growth plate fracture depends on a number of factors, including age, current health, past health history, the severity of the fracture and history with various other medications and treatments. In most cases, growth plate fractures, which are a partial or complete break through the growth plate in children, are the result of a traumatic injury.

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Hammertoe correction refers to a range of procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, used to correct hammertoe. Hammertoe occurs when the tendon controlling the toe is shortened.
The most suitable treatment for your hand or wrist fracture is determined by a number of factors including age, present health, health history, the severity and location of the fracture, and history with other medications and treatments.
Labral repair of the hip is a surgical procedure that repairs a torn labrum in the hip joint. The labrum is a ring of soft elastic tissue that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint. The labrum plays a critical role in stabilizing your hip. It deepens the socket and provides a seal, or gasket, that securely holds the ball at the top of your thighbone (femur) in place.
Hip replacement is a surgical treatment that replaces a severely damaged hip joint with a prosthesis (an artificial body part). This type of surgery is often recommended to people with painful conditions of the hip that have not responded to more conservative nonsurgical treatments. Osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is the most common reason for hip replacement surgery.
A humerus fracture, which is a complete or partial breakage of the upper arm bone, is most commonly caused by trauma, particularly a fall, and accounts for three percent of all fractures.The treatment that is most suited for your humerus fracture depends on a number of factors including age, current health, the severity of the fracture, and history with various medications and treatments.

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Joint preservation of the hip and knee is an innovative way to help relieve joint problems as naturally as possible. There are many joint preservation procedures available to treat common joint problems like hip dysplasia and early osteoarthritis, without requiring full replacement. The right treatment and surgery to preserve your hip and knee joints is based on a number of important factors, including your age, present health, health history, the extent and location of the injury and your history with other medications and treatments.

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Ligament repair is a term that refers to the treatment of torn or injured ligaments. Ligaments are strong, fibrous rope-like bands that hold the three bones of your knee joint together: the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia) and kneecap (patella). There are four primary ligaments that keep your knee bones positioned and functioning properly. Any of them can be seriously injured and require knee ligament repair:
When stiff, painful knees don’t respond to conservative treatments such as physical therapy and medication, knee replacement surgery may be an option. Knee replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to repair a knee damaged by arthritis or a severe injury. Artificial joints made of metals, ceramics or plastics are used to help your knees move and function naturally.
Kyphoplasty is a surgical method of treating the pain caused by vertebral compression fractures. It stabilizes the vertebral structure and restores lost body height caused by the fracture. Osteoporosis and metastatic diseases (diseases that spread from one part of the body to another) are most often the causes of these fractures.

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Labral repair surgery is a procedure used to reverse damage to the labrum, or cartilage, in the shoulder. The head of the upper arm bone (humeral head) rests in a shallow socket in the shoulder blade, called the glenoid. A soft fibrocartilaginous tissue rim, labrum surrounds the socket like a form of “weather stripping” and deepens it by up to 50 percent so that the head of the upper arm bone fits more securely and moves easily within the socket. If the labrum is torn, it can greatly hinder movement in the shoulder while causing a tremendous amount of pain.
Loose bodies are small fragments of detached bone or cartilage that float through the body, catching or locking in the joints. The best treatment and surgery for the removal of loose bodies depends on a few important factors including age, current and past health, the extent of the loose body to be removed, the location of the loose body and any history with other medications and treatments. Sports or work injuries are the most common causes of loose bodies. Often, loose body removal is required because of degenerative diseases, such as osteoarthritis. These diseases are often found in people who use one or more of their joints an extraordinary amount, such as athletes or people whose jobs require extensive lifting, particularly overhead.
Lumbar decompression is a surgery most commonly used to treat lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition in which the spinal canal and/or vertebral foramen becomes narrowed. If the narrowing is substantial, it can cause nerve compression and result in painful symptoms. Lumbar decompression surgery removes any structures that are compressing the nerves in the lumbar (lower back) section of the spinal canal or vertebral foramen (the opening through which the spinal cord passes).
Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to alleviate persistent, often debilitating pain caused by pressure on the nerves (neural impingement), a herniated disc or a tumor on the spine. Low back pain from problems in the lumbar (lower) spine can range from mild, dull or annoying to persistent, severe and debilitating. Pain in the lumbar region of the back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning and activities.

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A damaged meniscus can cause pain and swelling of the knee, particularly during physical activity. Though a torn meniscus may sometimes heal with only conservative treatment such as rest and reduced activity, in many cases the only lasting relief comes through a surgical operation known as a meniscectomy, most often performed using minimally invasive techniques.

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We have developed a comprehensive rehabilitation program for the overhead throwing athlete, using the latest evidence-based rehabilitation methods to get you back to the sport you love as quickly and as safely as possible.

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Patella stabilization is the process of solidifying the kneecap into place so that it is not at risk of displacement. The treatment and surgery that is best for your patella stabilization is based on a number of factors, including your age, current health and health history, and your history with other medications and treatments.
Pelvis fracture treatment is a broad term referring to a variety of treatments for pelvis fractures. The pelvis is a set of bones in the shape of a ring that surrounds many vital organs, such as the bladder. Pelvis fracture is a complete or partial break in one of the three bones in the pelvic ring located in the trunk of the body.
Complex and repetitive movements associated with the performing arts can sometimes cause painful injuries that prevent you from performing at your peak. We understand the demands you place on your body, and we have the expertise to help you get back to doing what you love.

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Rotator cuff repair surgery is a procedure that helps restore the function and flexibility of the shoulder and relieve the pain that cannot be controlled by nonsurgical treatments. Rotator cuff repair surgery may consist of shaving off bone spurs that are pinching the shoulder or repairing torn rotator cuff tendons and/or torn muscles in the shoulder.

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Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects two to three percent of Americans, mostly adolescents between the ages of 11 and 16, with only 0.1 percent of them requiring surgery.The treatment for scoliosis depends on a number of issues, including your age, the extent of the curvature in your back, your health history and your history with various medications and treatments.
Shoulder arthroscopy, also referred to as "a shoulder scope," is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used by orthopedic surgeons to treat various painful disorders of the shoulder such as rotator cuff tendon tears, cartilage disorders, shoulder instability, torn ligaments and bone spurs. An arthroscope is an instrument thinner than a pencil, containing a system of lenses, a light and a small video camera that allows your surgeon to see the inside of your shoulder joint.
Shoulder replacement is joint replacement surgery to treat conditions such as arthritis of the shoulder, rotator cuff tear and fracture of the shoulder blade.
The purpose of a spinal fusion is to surgically attach two or more vertebral bodies in an effort to correct a specific spinal problem.

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A tibia fracture is a partial or complete break in the shinbone, often caused by repeated stress or overuse. The best treatment for your tibia fracture is determined by a variety of factors including your age, past and present health, the location and severity of the fracture and your history with various medications and treatments.
Trigger finger occurs when tendons of the finger or thumb become inflamed. As the flexor tendon becomes irritated, it can develop a nodule, making it difficult to move the tendon through its protective covering (sheath), causing the locking of the finger.
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