Orthopedic Surgeons

New York Bone & Joint Specialists -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

New York Bone & Joint Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Doctors located in New York City, NY

Joint health plays a substantial role in everyday health and wellness, although you may not think about your joints until something goes wrong. At New York Bone & Joint Specialists, a highly skilled team of orthopedic surgeons including Dr. Leon Popovitz are available to assist active New Yorkers, with offices in the Upper East Side and Midtown West neighborhoods of Manhattan. Regardless of the complexity of your joint surgery needs, you’ll find an excellent surgeon at New York Bone & Joint Specialists. Book your visit today, either online or by phone.

Orthopedic Surgeons Q & A

What do orthopedic surgeons do?

Orthopedic surgeons are physicians who specialize in conditions affecting bones and joints. Some orthopedic surgeons train as generalists and address a wide range of joint health needs. Others focus on a more narrow scope of joint health and perfect their skills in that area of the body.

You may think of orthopedic surgeons as specialists who only treat older patients, but the reality is that anyone can find themselves in need of orthopedic care, at any age. There are cases in which newborns need surgical intervention, and many young people sustain injuries or develop conditions that bring them to the care of an orthopedic surgeon.

What are some common orthopedic surgical procedures?

There are 360 joints in the human body, which are intersections where two bones meet. Orthopedic surgery can address problems in the vast majority of those joints. These procedures can focus on the bones, muscles, connective tissues, and other soft tissues within or surrounding joints.

Common orthopedic surgeries include:

  • Soft tissue repair
  • Joint replacement, where part or all of a joint is removed and replaced with prosthetic joint components
  • Arthroscopy, where small, specialized instruments and a camera/light apparatus are used to diagnose and repair joint conditions
  • Osteotomy, where bone tissue is repositioned or reshaped
  • Internal fixation, where manmade materials or bone grafts are used to reinforce bones

Some techniques are better suited to particular areas of the body than others, but your orthopedic specialist is trained to select the best possible approach for your set of needs.

How should I choose an orthopedic surgeon?

When you need joint surgery, the specialist you select will guide both the process and the outcome. Choosing a doctor with the right blend of education, skill, and experience is important.

At New York Bone & Joint Specialists, you’ll find some of the top orthopedic surgeons in the industry. The NYC practice has earned a reputation for excellence, and has recruited an impressive team with unparalleled expertise. Dr. Leon Popovitz is an example of the excellent providers available at New York Bone & Joint Specialists, and has been recognized as an expert in his field through various medical organizations.

It’s important to choose a surgeon who takes the time to get to know you and your unique set of needs. Patient education is an essential part of the process, and allows you to make informed decisions about your health. You should never feel rushed or pressured to choose a path.

To learn more about the top orthopedic surgeons in NYC and the services they offer, call New York Bone & Joint Specialists or book a consultation online.