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Bones, Muscles & Joints (Orthopaedics)

Sports Medicine

Each year approximately 15,000 patients of all ages come to Montefiore Medical Center with conditions ranging from muscle strains to acute injuries to the torn cartilage of the joints. Each patient works with an experienced physician specialized in sports medicine who will provide a diagnosis, treatment options and preventative care.

Our sports medicine physicians relieve discomfort due to injuries or illnesses by applying the latest advances in technology and research. We use noninvasive options such as physical therapy and pharmaceuticals whenever possible.

When surgery is required, the majority of procedures are now accomplished endoscopically. Minimally invasive procedures decrease rehabilitation therapy and recovery time so patients can return to their activities as soon as possible.

Expertise and Clinical Services

Our fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists and a team of pediatric surgeons, physical therapists and radiologists - treat all types of sports medicine conditions that threaten the function and comfort of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder or upper extremities.

Some of the most common sports injuries and conditions that we treat include:

  • Anterior or posterior cruciate ligament tears
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Meniscus tears
  • Nerve injuries and disorders
  • Patella (kneecap) problems
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability
  • Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Various sports-related maladies of children such as sprains and strains

Dedication to Research

The physicians of Sports Medicine initiate and participate in clinical and basic science studies, such as investigating successful ligament repair procedures.

Currently, our researchers conduct studies of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft procedures, rotator cuff repair techniques and a number of other projects to decrease the likelihood of failure through increased strength of the repairs.

To learn more about our residency program, call Martin Levy, MD, at 718-405-8132.