Leon E. Popovitz, MD
Top-Rated Orthopedic Surgeon
Specializing in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder & Knee.
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Proactively Promoting Bone Health

Many times, we only think about our bone and joint health when we are dealing with pain or discomfort. Making proactive choices to benefit bone and joint health is a good practice for maintaining long-term health and preventing some of the aches and pains that may crop up otherwise.

One of the best things to do to promote long-term bone and joint health is to be

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Robotic and Computer-Aided Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

Computers help people in their day-to-day life by providing a more accurate, faster, easier and efficient way of doing things. Computers in medical science has been used for a long time, like MRI and CT scans. Recently, computer-aided or robotic surgeries have been gaining popularity in Orthopedics, like hip and knee replacement surgeries.

The question arises, why a computer or robot is needed in the operating room. The answer…


The Health Benefits Of Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic Surgery can be a useful opportunity for doctors to get a better look inside the joint of a patient who is experiencing pain or discomfort in a specific area. Rather than simply getting an X-ray to evaluate an injury, arthroscopy allows you to view the inside of the joint itself, and utilize small tools to correct any issues once the situation has been evaluated.


Importance of Physical Therapy & Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Being faced with recovery after an injury or orthopedic surgery can be daunting. Even after minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery, you may be anxious to get back to your usual exercise routine. The length of recovery time, and the pace you may return to full activity, are both contingent on the type of injury or surgery you have had.

Regardless of the diagnosis and treatment, the


Masking Pain Versus Treating The Cause

Some aching here, a little twinge of pain there, we’ve all experienced aches and pains after exercise, a long week of work, or as the result of our bodies aging. What is your first reaction to these pains? Are you treating it or masking pain? According to WebMD and the American Gastroenterological Association, more than 30,000 Americans use NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) each day, to treat minor to


Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Help With Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a condition that can cause much discomfort and pain, and affects over 350 million worldwide. The pain is usually chronic, but can flare up and become more intense from time to time. While anti-inflammatory medications can help, there are some natural methods to reduce inflammation as well, including certain foods. Here is a list of foods that may help you decrease the pain and inflammation

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The Case For Water Aerobics

Often times, water aerobics are assumed to be a workout for the elderly only. However, working out in water has many benefits, even for younger athletes. The reason water aerobics are so popular for the older population is because it is such a low-impact workout. The water takes weight off of your joints, and resistance against your movements.

Younger athletes that suffer from joint pain,


Ready To Exercise?

Whether you are a gym rat or a couch potato, who is ready to get active, you need to understand and customize the best routines for you. When exercising, it is important to avoid injury, while obtaining best results.

The American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity for adults are 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (30 minutes, 5 times per week) or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise…


Four Exercises That Can Do More Harm Than Good At The Gym

We all know exercise is good for you and, according to a new study, may actually help prevent cancer. However, some exercises can actually do more harm than good and result in muscle and joint injuries.  

Depending upon your age, fitness level and history of injuries, certain exercises should be avoided.  Especially for those who may sit in an office during the day…

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When Is It Time To Hang It Up? – The Aging Athlete

You’re not 20, not even 30. Your brain is saying you can still play like a champ, your heart is still into it, but guess what: your legs, your arms, your eyes, your entire body is not what it used to be.

Does this mean you give up, and quit the game you love so much and played all of your life. Is it time to hang

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