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.
Our primary goal at the world-renowned Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine is to quickly return patients to living active lives and, in the case of athletes, to participating in their sports at pre-injury levels.
Here patients receive personal attention combined with highly effective, state-of-the-art treatments for a wide range of shoulder and elbow abnormalities as well as sports-related injuries to the shoulders, elbows, or knees that once would have ended professional athletes' careers. To provide each of our patients with unsurpassed care, our Center combines orthopedic surgery, rehabilitative sports medicine, physical and occupational therapy, and clinical and basic science research.
Physicians in 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. Athletes who benefit from our specialists' expertise include the New York Yankees, members of Columbia University's 31 varsity athletic teams, players on 17 varsity teams fielded by the City College of New York, and student athletes on several local high school teams.
The Center has been offering leading edge care and making pioneering contributions to the field of orthopedics since the 1950s when the original Shoulder Service at our hospital was founded and led by Charles S. Neer, MD, the renowned “father of modern shoulder surgery.” His many contributions to the specialty dramatically changed the direction of orthopedic surgery.
Patients also benefit from a close collaboration between our surgical and therapy teams that, together, carefully develop and supervise rehabilitation programs specifically designed for each patient using a variety of modalities.
To make an appointment or learn more about the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine and our personalized approach to care, please call (212) 305-4565 and speak to a member of our team.