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How You Can Weight Train Like a World Cup Athlete

As we move into the semifinals, the competition is heating up at the World Cup. These players from across the globe are the best of the best, displaying enviable athletic prowess thanks to hours of daily training. Most spectators can only dream of being an Antoine Griezmann or Lionel Messi, but drawing inspiration from the […]

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Kristaps Porzingis Walks Away With Only A Minor Ankle Injury

Knick’s Kristaps Porzingis rolled his ankle to an extreme angle, making everyone watching believe that he had a serious breakage. In reality, Porzingis is well enough to walk, having only sprained his ankle. His X rays show no signs of bone damage, but an MRI may reveal some ligament damage that may take some time to […]

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QB Deshaun Watson Suffers ACL Tear: What Does It Mean?

Texans quarterback and rookie legend, Deshaun Watson, suffered a crushing injury during practice that has cut short one of the most memorable NFL career starts fans and players have ever seen. Watson underwent an MRI to determine the extent of injury to his right knee. Orthopedists ruled out surgery for his torn right ACL, but did estimate at least 8-9 […]

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Your Wrist Pain Could Be From De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a swelling of the tendons that run through the inner portion of the wrist to the thumb. When these tendons become irritated, they cause significant pain in the wrist and thumb area. Tendons can become restricted when the protective tunnel they run through swells, tightening around them. The exact cause of […]

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Dr. Leon E. Popovitz Named A Leading Physician Of The World

The International Association of Healthcare has inducted Dr. Leon E. Popovitz into their newest publication of the Leading Physicians of the World as a global leader in sports medicine and arthroscopic orthopedic surgery of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Popovitz’ experience and skill with minimally invasive repair and reconstruction of the shoulder and knee has earned him a place […]

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Chris Torres, Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant at New York Bone and Joint Specialists, Dances In Orlando Tragedy Memorial

New York Bone and Joint Specialists’ very own Chris Torres, Orthopedic PA performed at a memorial service held on Monday for those lost in the Orlando shooting just last year. When Chris is not caring for patients, he is on the dancefloor competing and performing in ballroom dance. The doctors and staff at New York Bone and Joint […]

Christine Ellie, DPM Appointed Team Doctor of Brooklyn Bolts

Dr. Christine Ellie, DPM, a podiatrist at NY Bone and Joint Specialists, has been appointed as an official team doctor for the Brooklyn Bolts. The semi-professional football team will have Dr. Ellie on staff at all home games to manage any foot and ankle injuries that may occur during the course of game play. She will […]

Dr. Popovitz on Preventing Weightlifting Injuries

According to Dr. Leon Popovitz, co-founder of New York Bone and Joint Specialists in New York: “You absolutely need to stretch.  I recommend stretching before, taking a break during your workout to stretch, and then stretching again after. That significantly decreases the incidences of injury while the activity is going on, and it also significantly decreases […]

Dr. Popovitz to CBS on Robert Griffin III’s knee

ROBERT GRIFFIN III UNDERGOES KNEE SURGERY: WHAT DOES PROCEDURE ENTAIL? “…Popovitz explains when an ACL tears, an MCL often tears with it. But on more rare occurrences, he said, the torque and force of an injury can cause the LCL to tear, which appears to have been the case for RG3. What’s more, because of […]

Dr. Popovitz Interviewed by National Geographic

“What often happens is these supplement companies grab these promising [hormone] factors, jump on them, and market them before the entire medical community has the ability to know the real detrimental effects,” Popovitz said. Read more about deer antler spray as Dr. Popovitz shares his medical expertise with National Geographic in this article by clicking here.

Dr. Popovitz Interview On Serena Williams’ Injury

What can Williams – and other players that endure a similar injury – expect following a turned ankle injury? We corresponded with expert physician/orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Leon Popovitz, MD, founder of New York Bone & Joint who has served as a team physician for the U.S. Open, about the injury and the treatments and prevention […]

Dr. Popovitz in Article on Running Injuries

“Runner’s knee happens when cartilage in the kneecap is irritated, while ITB friction syndrome occurs when the tendon from your hip to the outer knee gets tight and inflamed, irritating the outer bone of the knee,” says Leon Popovitz, MD, founder of the New York Bone & Joint Specialists in New York. Combined, these two […]

Dr. Popovitz in Washington Post: Vonn’s ACL/MCL

A lateral tibial plateau fracture is common in such cases in skiing, Popovitz said, because the ligament tears minimize the padding between two bones in the leg, the femur and the tibia, and the force of the impact after a jump can cause the bones to bang into each other. Such a fracture could be […]

Dr. Popovitz on Adrian Peterson’s ACL Injury

DON’T COUNT ON OTHERS TO COME BACK LIKE PETERSON DID “…It’s such a hot subject because of Adrian’s extraordinary success,” says Leon Popovitz, orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists. But, he adds, “A lot of people end up returning six months to 12 months later and not being at their […]

Newsday: Dr. Popovitz on Shumpert’s ACL Injury

Orthopedic surgeon Leon Popovitz, the co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists and a physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, has performed hundreds of ACL procedures. He said West’s assertion that it takes about a year to feel comfortable and confident is common. But Popovitz, who has served as team physician of the U.S. Open […]

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