Top NYC Orthopedic Knee Doctors


Leon E. Popovitz, MD

  • Best-Rated NYC Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Top Shoulder & Knee Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Leon E. Popovitz, MD, NYC’s top orthopedic knee surgeon and co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists, is here to offer you comprehensive care for your knee condition. With years of experience in non-surgical and surgical treatments for knee injuries, Dr. Popovitz strives to provide top-notch orthopedic knee care to all of his patients, using his expertise to make treatment as simple and painless as possible. 

A nationally renowned expert in arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Popovitz specializes in ACL, meniscus, and cartilage tears. He’s guided athletes at every level of competition through injuries ranging from minor tears to comprehensive reconstructions, always with the same commitment. A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, he’s proudly served as an orthopedic surgeon for the U. S. Open Tennis Championship. 

New York Magazine has listed Dr. Popovitz as one of the best Orthopedic Surgeons in NYC, while the New York Times lists Dr. Popovitz among the top orthopedic surgeons in its Superdoctors list. The Consumer Research Council of America ranks Dr. Popovitz among the Top Surgeons, Top Orthopedic Surgeons and Top Physicians since 2004. Dr. Popovitz has also been inducted into the Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. 

Each of the New York Bone & Joint centers bring together expert specialists across multiple fields of orthopedic surgery, all of whom display the same level of dedication to the wellbeing of their patients. The ultimate goal of New York Bone & Joint Specialists is to provide impeccable care and peace of mind to every single patient we treat.


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Why Choose NY Bone & Joint Knee Specialists?

  • Access to world-class joint specialists
  • Compassionate and comprehensive care for a range of conditions, from diagnosis to recovery
  • Conservative treatment coupled with expert surgical interventions ensure a complete recovery for every patient


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What We Specialize In

Knee Arthroscopy - Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed to diagnose and repair a number of injuries affecting the knee, including osteoarthritis, meniscal tears, and patellar dislocations. Because it’s minimally invasive, it results in shorter recovery timelines and reduces the risk of surgical complications. 

ACL Tears - An ACL tear is a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, an important ligament that stabilizes the knee. Some minor tears can be rehabilitated without surgery, but most cases are best treated with a short arthroscopic procedure. 

Runner’s Knee - Patellofemoral pain, often referred to as runner’s knee, is a dull, persistent pain around the front of the knee, usually experienced by runners, cyclists, soccer players, and other athletes whose sports entail extensive running. Runner’s knee can usually be treated conservatively, with a focus on physical therapy. 

Knee Replacement - A knee replacement is the complete or partial replacement of the knee joint with a prosthetic implant. It can provide long-lasting relief to patients with osteoarthritis or other chronic conditions that might affect the knee’s ability to function. 

Kneecap Dislocations - A patellar dislocation occurs when the kneecap is dislodged from the trochlea, which is a groove at the bottom of the femur. More common among younger people, it can be effectively treated with physical therapy, though some patients might benefit from a short surgical procedure. 

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Most Common Knee Conditions & Treatments

For more information on your specific injury, consult the pages below. You will find comprehensive information on common symptoms, how the condition is diagnosed, our recommended course of treatment, and expected recovery timelines for each condition. 

Knee Arthroscopy - Surgery & Recovery
ACL Tears - Signs, Symptoms, & Types | Surgery & Recovery
Runner's Knee - Symptoms & Treatment
Knee Replacement - Surgery & Recovery
Patellar Dislocation - Treatment & Recovery
Meniscal Tears - Symptoms & Tests
Knee Cartilage Injury - Symptoms, Types, & Treatment
Loose Body in the Knee  - Surgery & Recovery


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Comprehensive Conditions and Treatments

Orthopedists at New York Bone and Joint are highly skilled in treating numerous knee conditions, including:

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