The sports medicine service provides advice for active patients regarding exercises that improve strength, endurance and flexibility. The service provides fitness testing along with nutritional advice as a complement to the surgical services delivered to those with sports injuries. Injured patients are treated by surgeons, therapists and athletic trainers to maximize recovery and return to activity.
Physicians at New York Hospital Queens utilize arthroscopic (small-incision) surgery to offer the most advanced surgical care available for problems of the shoulder, knee, hand and ankle. The department is pioneering techniques that provide an effective alternative to traditional open surgery. These new techniques often result in immediate relief from pain, less trauma to tissues and shorter recovery time.