It can be scary to consider knee replacement surgery when you don’t know what will happen. Fear of the unknown can be powerful, and it can cause people to avoid having a procedure, regardless of the amount of pain they may be in. But if you know what to expect going in, you can feel a lot more comfortable.
Hip replacement surgery could be worth considering if your pain has progressed to the point where it’s affecting your quality of life. The professionals at Regional Orthopedics have a long history of performing this procedure for patients throughout the New York City area, and we will take the time to provide clear,
In recent years, medical advances have made orthopedic surgery a more popular and viable option for many people. More complex joint repair techniques are available now than ever before, and replacing worn out joints is more routine. Procedures are faster and less invasive than they were twenty years ago. Recovery times are shorter,
Author: Dr. Daniel Savarino, DO
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries seen at Regional Orthopedics, or any sports medicine or orthopedic practices. A sprain, depending on the severity of the sprain can range from a stretching to complete tearing of a ligament. It is the ligaments on the outside part of the ankle that are most commonly affected.
Author: Dr. Daniel Savarino, DO
Many orthopedic and sports medicine practices are now starting to use ultrasound in their offices to administer their injections. At Regional Orthopedics we have 5 years of experience with ultrasound and have performed over 10,000 ultrasound guided injections. Many patients want to know why we use ultrasound and does it make a difference compared to the way we have injected for years?
Author: Dr. Vasilios Kountis, DO
Cryotherapy has been used by athletes for years, but lately it has been increasing in popularity for non-athletes, as well. Non-athletes can now do cryotherapy in some doctors’ offices, gyms, and spas. There are even businesses popping up all over the country that specialize in cryotherapy.
Author: Dr. Melissa LaRusso
As a rheumatologist, I frequently see patients for joint pain and stiffness. I’m often asked, “how do I know if I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA)?”. Although RA and OA can have similar presentations, the specific symptoms can be quite different. The treatment for each disease varies,
Written by Daniel Savarino, DO
Tendinopathy, or painful tendons, is a condition that affects many people, from elite athletes to office workers that are on the computer for 8 hours a day. Any tendon in the body can be effected, from the Achilles tendon in the ankle to the many small tendons in your hands and fingers.
Author: Dr. Vasilios Kountis
First off, Happy New Year! Just like the spring, the New Year will often motivate people to bring about a change and a feeling of something new in the year to come. If you’ve been living with chronic back pain in 2015, now is the perfect time to make a few simple changes to try and get 2016 off to a much better start.
Written by Sara Gould, MD, MPH, RMSK
Whether Tony Romo’s recent clavicle fracture in the Dallas Cowboy’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles impacts you personally because you’ve suffered a similar injury, or because you need him for your fantasy football team, you may be interested in knowing more about how clavicle fractures are managed.