Whether you are an elite professional athlete or a dedicated amateur with a sports-related injury, you want to get back out there to participate in your sport at the same level as prior to your injury—and as soon as possible.
If you have unrelenting shoulder or elbow pain unrelated to a sports injury, you want to return to enjoying your life without having to cope with constant discomfort.
Quickly returning patients to participating in their sports and to living active lives is the goal of our world-renowned Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine.
Here patients receive personal attention combined with state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of shoulder and elbow abnormalities and for sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, or knee that once would have been career-ending for professional athletes but now can be effectively treated. To provide each of our patients with this high level of care, our Center combines orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitative sports medicine, physical and occupational therapy, and clinical and basic science research.
The physicians at our Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine also work closely with athletic trainers and physical therapists to improve the identification and prevention of sports injuries. Among the athletes who also benefit from their expertise are the New York Yankees as well 29 varsity athletic teams of Columbia University, 17 varsity teams fielded by the City College of New York, and several local high school teams.
Offering leading edge care and making pioneering contributions to the field of orthopaedics has been a long tradition at our Center—dating back to the 1950s. That’s when the original Shoulder Service at our hospital was founded and led by the renowned “father of modern shoulder surgery,” Charles S. Neer, MD, whose many contributions to the specialty dramatically changed the direction of orthopedic surgery.
Patients also benefit from the close collaboration between the surgical and therapy teams who carefully develop and supervise rehabilitation programs specifically designed for each patient using a variety of modalities including.
If you would like to learn more about the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine and our personalized approach to care, or if you would like to make an appointment, please call (212) 305-4565 and speak to a member of our team.