Leon E. Popovitz, MD
Top-Rated Orthopedic Surgeon
Specializing in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder & Knee.
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What You Need To Know About Meniscal Injuries

Meniscus tears are common in young or middle-age athletes after sports injuries, or can happen in later age without any injury as a wear and tear process of the knee. There are two menisci in the knee: the medial (inner) and lateral (outer side of knee). It is a ‘C’-shaped rubber-type cushion in knee which acts like a shock absorber in the knee. The integrity of the meniscus is important…


What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Everybody has heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but a common misconception is all wrist and hand pain are carpal tunnel syndrome. The truth is carpal tunnel has very specific presentation.

Carpal tunnel is a narrow passage situated on the palm side of the wrist that connects forearm to hand. Nerves and a tendon crosses through this passageway. The compression of the median nerve in this area is carpal tunnel syndrome….

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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


Do I Have Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or a Tear?

The Rotator Cuff is a common location for injury, especially for those who play sports often. Rotator Cuff muscles and tendons support the shoulder joint, which is relatively unstable and easily damaged from overuse.

Athletes will most often come to NY Bone and Joint Specialists with either Rotator Cuff Tendinitis or a tear in their Rotator Cuff. Though the two conditions affect the same area, there are important differences between the…

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What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a complex disease that can affect an individual for 1-2 years. If you have frozen shoulder, it will go through phases of pain, at first causing you extreme pain that may make you believe you’ve torn your rotator cuff. After a few months, your pain will plateau and a stiffness will settle into your joint. For a long period of time, sometimes up to a whole…


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.


Hip Pain In Young Adults

Hip pain in young adults (16-50 years of age) is a very common condition in sports-active individuals. Any persistent hip pain in young adults is not normal and should be evaluated by a doctor.

Common causes of hip pain in young adults are labral tear, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI hip impingement), developmental dysplasia, AVN (avascular necrosis), early arthritis, muscle or tendon injuries, or


Your Purse Can Be Causing More Damage Than You Think

Neck and back pain are by far the most common orthopedic conditions. And probably the most common way women strain their necks and pull their backs is by carrying a purse. On top of this stress to your body, having a purse weigh on your shoulder every day is a sure way to damage the joint.

Our shoulder joints are very mobile only because the ball of our upper arm bone…


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


Hip Replacement: Direct Anterior Approach

Hip replacement is a commonly performed procedure for painful bone-on-bone hip arthritis. Arthritis can be osteoarthritis (wear-and-tear type), rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory), post-traumatic, avascular necrosis or others. Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged socket (acetabulum) is reamed and the damaged head part (femoral head) is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. The artificial joint contains a ceramic ball on a prosthesis which

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