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    These Links from Dr. Struhl Will Help Answer all of Your Orthopedic Questions:

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Learn more about chronic ankle sprains, causes of Achilles tendon tears, common overuse injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and the benefits of arthroscopic procedures with these great resources.

    • Explore this article from the New York Times for more information on the benefits of minimally invasive hip surgeries.

    For more information on our treatment options, call Dr. Steven Struhl, MD at (212) 207-1990 today!

    Why You May Suffer From Chronic Ankle Sprains - What to Avoid!

    Last updated 2 years ago

    According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, approximately 25,000 individuals suffer from sprained ankles each day in the United States. Some individuals tend to experience repeated episodes or chronic ankle sprains. Educate yourself on some of the reasons why you may be suffering from chronic ankle sprains.

    Improper Healing

    Some individuals experience chronic ankle sprains because they do not allow their body enough time to heal. Participating in activities such as running, basketball, football and soccer before your ankle has fully healed can also increase the risk of re-injury.

    Insufficient Stretching

    Another reason for chronic ankle sprains is poor stretching or warm-ups. It is important to stretch the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in your legs before participating in any sports or exercise activities. Individuals who fail to warm up properly before exercising tend to suffer from more ankle sprains and strains as well as torn ligaments and bone fractures.

    Inappropriate Footwear

    In some cases, the shoes you wear on a daily basis may increase your risk of chronic ankle sprains. For example, athletes who do not wear properly fitting footwear are often at greater risk for slipping or rotating their ankles, ultimately spraining the ligaments and tendons. In addition, women who wear shoes with thin, pointy heels also tend to rotate their ankles sharply and sprain the ligaments. 

    For more information on chronic ankle sprains, give Dr. Steven Struhl, MD a call at (212) 207-1990. Dr. Struhl is board-certified and offers the most comprehensive, expert orthopedic care in New York. You can also visit us online to learn more about our services.

    Exploring the Benefits of Arthroscopic Procedures with Dr. Steven Struhl

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    Arthroscopic surgery—which comes from the Greek words arthro, meaning joint, and skopein meaning to look—is used to visualize, diagnose, and treat a number of orthopedic conditions. Before you contact your New York orthopedic surgeon, educate yourself on the benefits of arthroscopic procedures.

    Arthroscopic surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis. During the procedure, a small instrument is inserted into the skin in order to magnify and illuminate the structures within the joint. This instrument, known as an arthroscope, transmits light through a series of fiber optics and is attached to a miniature television camera, allowing your surgeon to see the interior of joint through a smaller incision than would be needed for open surgery.

    Your surgeon may offer a number of arthroscopic procedures; however, the most common procedures that utilize an arthroscope include those that focus on the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus. The meniscus is a pad of cartilage within the knee that helps to evenly distribute the weight of your bones. This area of cartilage may be torn due to traumatic twisting and degenerative wear. Patients who are suffering from pain, swelling, tenderness, limited range of motion, or popping noises often require arthroscopy of the knee joint to rule out a meniscal tear. Similarly, patients who suffer from a torn ACL may require arthroscopic surgery to reconstruct the ligament.

    Arthroscopic surgery provides a number of benefits. Unlike traditional open surgery, arthroscopic procedures utilize smaller incisions, ultimately promoting faster healing, more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgeries also provide for easier recuperation and reduce the chances of post-operative complications.

    The best way to determine if you can benefit from arthroscopic surgery is to consult with your orthopedic surgeon. For more information on knee surgery or shoulder surgery, give Dr. Steven Struhl, MD a call at (212) 207-1990.

    Bursitis Health Byte – How an Orthopedic Surgeon Can Help

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Bursitis is a condition that can affect the shoulder, back of the elbow, lateral hip, and the knee.

    In this video, Livestrong.com provides a brief overview on bursitis. The joints between your bones are protected by a sack known as a bursa. This bursa helps to decrease friction and provide range of motion; however, this sack can fill with fluid and lead to pain and decreased mobility. Learn more in this full clip.

    For more information on shoulder surgery or knee surgery, give Dr. Steven Struhl, MD a call at (212) 207-1990. You can also visit our website for more information on our New York services.

    Questions from Dr Struhl's Recent Blog Posts? These Resources will Help:

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    • Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that commonly affects the hands, spine, hips, and knees. Read more about this form of arthritis from MedicineNet.com.
    • You can find out more about the use of the robotic arm interactive orthopedic system in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis from MakoSurgical.com.
    • This article from WebMD.com provides more information about the muscles that compose the rotator cuff.

    If you still have questions, contact the practice of Dr. Steven Struhl at (212) 207-1990.



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