Mehul R Shah, M.D. - Orthopaedic Surgeon - New York Hospital for Joint Diseases - NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER
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  • Expert tips for reducing running injuries

    Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are common and can sideline you, sometimes for weeks if not months.

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  • High-intensity interval training increases injuries, study finds

    People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found.

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  • Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk

    For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don't increase the risk of surgical-site infection—unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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  • Meniscal Cyst Is a Knee Joint Injury

    A meniscal cyst is an outpouching of joint fluid caused by a tear within the meniscus cartilage. Meniscal cysts are most commonly seen near the lateral meniscus (outside of the knee) and are associated with a specific type of meniscal tear called a horizontal cleavage tear.

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  • An Overview of Meniscus Tear

    The meniscus is a type of C-shaped cartilage that sits within your knee joint between your thigh bone and shin bone. Each knee joint has two mensici—one on the outside of the knee (called the lateral menisci) and one on the inside of the knee (called the medical menisci).

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  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy May Protect Against Bone Loss Following ACL Reconstruction

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. Researchers presenting their work today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day note that combining blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy with traditional rehabilitation efforts may slow bone loss and reduce return to function time.

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  • Health Tip: Prevent ACL Tears

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are nightmares for athletes. Depending on the severity of the tear, patients can expect surgery followed by more than a year of physical therapy.

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  • How to Know If You Have an ACL Tear

    An ACL tear most often occurs during sports or athletic events. About 80% of ACL tears occur without contact with another athlete. The most typical story is an athlete suddenly changing direction (cutting or pivoting) and feeling their knee give out from under their body.

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  • Arthritis Common in People Who Tear Knee Ligaments

    New research is shedding light on how young athletes who have knee ligament injuries are more likely than not to develop arthritis of their joint within a decade of their injury.

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  • ACL Repair vs. ACL Reconstruction

    Performing ACL repair surgery has been done for several decades, but it has never worked very well. Results were always much worse when compared with ACL reconstruction. However, there has been new interest in techniques to repair the torn ACL, rather than reconstruct a new ligament.

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  • Get in shape for tennis and other racquet sports

    By practicing a pregame plan for these strenuous workouts, you'll be less likely to experience injuries that could leave you sidelined.

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  • What to know about MCL tears

    A tear to the medial collateral ligament in the knee can cause pain, swelling, and a lack of stability in the knee. Treatment is usually with ice, a knee brace, and physical therapy. Surgery may be necessary in rare cases.

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  • Rotator cuff repair with biceps tenodesis did not impact speed of recovery after surgery

    Outcomes and the speed of recovery were similar between patients who underwent rotator cuff repair with bicep tenodesis and patients who underwent only rotator cuff repair, according to a presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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  • One-Third of U.S. Kids Have Back Pain, Study Says

    One in three between the ages of 10 and 18 said they had backaches in the past year, according to a survey of about 3,700 youngsters. The incidence rose along with kids' age and weight and was higher among those who play competitive sports.

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  • Why does my ankle hurt?

    A person's ankle may hurt for many reasons, from minor injuries to chronic medical conditions such as arthritis.

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