Sports Medicine Center

The Sports Medicine Center at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center is one of the leading programs in the Northeast for the treatment of sports-related injuries and recurrent conditions. Our specialists, including our orthopedic surgeons, treat the New York Rangers hockey team, dancers in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and players in the U.S. Open tennis tournament. 

We apply that same high level of care to helping everyone, from young athletes to weekend warriors, return to their athletic activities.

VIDEO: Dr. Laith Jazrawi, Dr. Michael Alaia, Dr. Kirk Campbell, Dr. Eric Strauss, and Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas offer an overview on sports medicine, common injuries, and different treatments.

Treatment for Sports Injuries

The programs at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center are designed to help athletes progress to their full functional and sports-related goals by improving their strength, coordination, balance, endurance, and sports skills. The emphasis is always on nonsurgical treatments for common sports-related problems, such as ankle instability, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, tendinitis, and rotator cuff injuries. 

After evaluating your condition, a sports medicine doctor may recommend a rehabilitation program that includes:

  • core strengthening and stabilizing exercises
  • joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • manual therapy, including soft tissue work
  • muscle energy techniques that use your muscle contractions to reposition misaligned joints
  • Pilates techniques, such as mat, chair, and reformer
  • posture, body mechanics, and ergonomic instruction
  • therapeutic exercises targeted at weak or tight areas

Our sports medicine physicians also employ advanced techniques to aid the healing process, including injections using platelet-rich blood plasma, prolotherapy used to trigger growth in connective tissue, and stem cell tissue regeneration.

Surgical Procedures for Sports Injuries

If surgery is required, we use the most cutting-edge technologies and procedures. Performing nearly 4,000 surgeries annually, our physicians are some of the most experienced in the country.

Surgical treatments include cartilage repair and restoration, such as:

  • autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)
  • DeNovo NT implantation
  • microfracture
  • osteochondral allograft transplantation
  • osteochondral autograft transplantation (OATs)

Arthroscopic procedures include:

  • elbow arthroscopy for thrower’s elbow
  • hip arthroscopy for labral tear repair
  • knee arthroscopy for ACL reconstruction or meniscus repair
  • shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff repair, labral repair, or biceps tenodesis

To learn more about sports medicine surgery, read our Sports Medicine Patient Guide to Surgery and Sports Medicine Surgery e-Guide.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment or get more information about the Sports Medicine Center, please call 646-501-7223.