Brachial plexus injuries are complex. How nerves are injured and to what degree vary widely, which makes diagnosing it much more challenging.

Brachial Plexus Patients: Treatment to Expect

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Adapted skiing and snowboarding have recently become more popular and accessible so that everyone can have fun on the slopes together.

Top 10 Slope Safety Tips for Adapted Skiing and Snowboarding

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We'd like to wish our patient Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks good luck in tonight's All-Star Game! Watch to find out how Carmelo was able to overcome injury to return to the court at the top of his game. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Training for the NYC Half Marathon? Our Runner's Analysis Program can help enhance performance and prevent injury. [ Ow.ly Link ]
"We found an average diagnostic error rate of 12.5 per exam", says Dr. Richard Herzog, Director of Spinal imaging and Chief of Teleradiology. Dr. Herzog, who was part of a team that studied the quality of MRIs in the diagnosis of spine disorders, spoke with CBS Medical Correspondent Dr. Max Gomez about the importance of having the right radiology department view your scans to make the correct...
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Study Sheds Light On Disturbing Trend In MRI Scans For Back Pain

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After suffering from right leg and severe back pain that temporarily halted his baseball pitching career last year, New Jersey native James Sofield knew there was only one place he wanted to go to for care. His physician, Dr. Frank Schwab, Chief of Spine Service, evaluated his condition and diagnosed him with a ruptured disc, as well as cervical radiculopathy, which irritated a nerve in his...
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With 250 medical professionals, students, and athletes in attendance, HSS partnered this week with Liga Nacional de Baloncesto LNB to host a Sports Rehabilitation and Performance seminar in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. HSS physical therapists Rob DiGiacomo and Ioonna Felix provided a functional based approached to examining the injured athlete that focused on proper movement and...
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As a lupus patient at a general hospital, Maria Trongone felt weak, breathless, and unable to enjoy life. Looking improve her quality of live, she made the decision to visit HSS.

Maria Trongone's Story

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Don't miss out on the chance to run the biggest marathon in the world! The application to run in this year's TCS New York City Marathon closes Friday. [ Ow.ly Link ]
CBS Evening News came to HSS to speak to physical therapist Dana Rose who demonstrated exercises that are designed to bring relief and help minimize pain.

First response to back pain not medication, study says

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From our pediatric patients at the Lerner Children's Pavilion, we'd like to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!
The first step, and a requirement for most schools, is a thorough physical exam and medical clearance to ensure a young athlete has no underlying health problems or injuries.

Top 10 Ways for Teens to Prevent Injuries

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Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, happens when cartilage is worn down over time, usually from a lifetime of use or as the result of injury to the joint.

Osteoarthritis: An Overview

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The most important thing to remember with any activity or exercise following surgery is to follow any precautions or limitations in weight-bearing a physician may have given.

Activities for Couples After Joint Replacement Surgery

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Did You Know? Kyphosis is a forward curvature of the spine that can cause cosmetic and functional difficulties.

Kyphosis: An Overview

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After running 10 marathons and doing years of physical work, Mark Selemon's right hip was completely devoid of cartilage and severely damaged. He was in acute pain and put off surgery out of fear. When Mark decided to schedule his surgery, he knew that HSS was the destination to alleviate his pain. After a successful hip replacement, he was able to climb to the very top of Mt. Guanaco in...
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Mark Selemon's Story

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Especially in areas that get frequent amounts of snow, back aches and pain associated with shoveling are common, but they don't have to be.

Top Tips for Shoveling Snow

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Whether you are in physical therapy or exercise regularly, a squat is a common exercise that can strengthen your lower body. In this video, our sports performance experts walk you through how to do a correct squat.

This video is provided for illustrative purposes. Make sure to consult your health care provider before attempting the exercise or beginning any fitness or rehab program.
"When I ran out of the tunnel and onto the court at MSG and heard the fans cheering for me, it was one of the most emotional experiences I can remember in my career. So much time and effort had been put into my rehab and I was ready to see it pay off. When I hit my first few shots, I felt like I was truly back, and I continue to get better every day." - Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks.

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Whether you are a football player in the Big Game or joining a team for the first time, mental toughness is key to helping players excel. What may be less known is that mental toughness also helps players avoid injury and successfully return to play if injured.

How Athletes Manage the Psychological Impact of Sustaining an Injury

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