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Michael Mizhiritsky

Dr. Michael Mizhiritsky Recognized As 2017 Top Doctor

New York Bone and Joint Specialist’s co-founder and NYC’s top rated physiatrist, Dr. Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor. The Top Doctor Award honors those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. Dr. Mizhiritsky is named a Top Doctor because of his renown as one of […]

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What Is A Hip impingement?

A hip impingement is technically called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and it is the most common hip injury for young athletes. A hip impingement occurs when something causes the ball and socket joint of the hip to pinch the cartilage surrounding it, causing pain throughout the groin. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY HIP JOINT? There are multiple types of femoroacetabular impingement. […]

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The Importance of Physical Therapy and 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 […]

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How Smoking Can Affect Recovery From Orthopedic Surgery

The recovery period after orthopedic surgery plays a huge role in how successful your surgery will be in relieving pain, correcting your injury, and repairing your range of motion. Following your orthopedic surgeon’s instructions regarding rest, medication, and rehabilitation programs are crucial. However, your habits before and after surgery also affect your recovery success. You may […]

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Why Are My Knees Snapping And Popping?

You may have wondered why, when you crouch, sit, or stand, you hear or feel your knees snapping or popping – it may even cause you discomfort or pain when it happens. What is the cause of these noises and pangs? Is it something you should be very concerned about? Is it just the result […]

Be Proactive About Your Bone Health

Be Proactive About Your 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 […]

How To Care For A Sprain

How To Care For A Sprain

Sprains are very common injuries; you may sprain your ankle by simply tripping over your shoelaces. Even though sprains are fairly common, they can be painful and may develop into a more severe issue down the road if not cared for properly. Many people don’t seek medical attention for a sprain. Instead, they follow the RICE […]

The Truth About Knee Pain

The Truth About Knee Pain

If you don’t have some sort of knee pain yet, you probably will. 15 million Americans visit their orthopedists every year for knee pain. A vast majority of athletes, regular exercisers, and simply middle-aged patients are diagnosed with a torn ACL, runner’s knee, or arthritic knee joints.With the knee being such a common place for injury, it’s […]

New Study Shows Some Meniscus Tears May Not Require Surgery

What is A Meniscus Tear? The meniscus is a small, “c” shaped piece of cartilage in the knee and each knee consists of two menisci, medial meniscus on the inner aspect of the knee and the lateral meniscus on the outer aspect of the knee. Meniscal tears often occur during sports and these tears are […]

Robotic and Computer-Aided Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

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 […]

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