Sports Injury

Manhattan Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Midtown West, New York, NY & Astoria, NY

If you’ve been sidelined by a sports injury, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Craig H. Dushey, MD, can help. Dr. Dushey specializes in treating sports injuries of the knee and hip at Manhattan Orthopedics, with locations in Midtown West Manhattan and Astoria in New York. For excellent care of sports injuries, call your nearest New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Injury Q & A

What common sports injuries affect the hip?

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the round head of your femur (thighbone) to a cup-shaped depression in your pelvis (acetabulum). Dr. Dushey treats a wide range of hip injuries, including:

Snapping hip syndrome

Snapping hip syndrome causes a popping sound or sensation in your hip when you walk, swing your leg, or rise from a chair. This condition occurs when a muscle or tendon slides over bony knobs in your hip. 

Hip bursitis

Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs that cushion your joints. Hip bursitis involves inflammation of the bursa in your hip. This causes hip pain that may be worse at night. 

Piriformis syndrome

The piriformis muscle lies beneath your gluteus muscles and connects your lower spine to the upper part of your leg. When the piriformis gets irritated and inflamed, it can press on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica pain in the lower back, buttocks, and leg. 

Femoroacetabular impingement 

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) involves abnormal bone growth in the hip joint that causes friction during movement. This causes hip pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. 

Hip labral tear

The labrum is a band of tissue that helps stabilize the femoral head in the hip socket. A hip labral tear may cause pain, clicking or catching sensation, and stiffness. 

What common sports injuries affect the knee?

The knee is your body’s largest and strongest joint, but it’s also vulnerable to an array of sports injuries. Dr. Dushey specializes in treating all types of knee injuries, including:

Iliotibial band syndrome

The iliotibial (IT) band runs along the outside of your thigh, extending from your hip to the top of your shin bone. When the IT band is inflamed, it causes knee pain. IT band syndrome is especially common in long-distance runners. 

Patellar tendonitis

Also known as jumper’s knee, patellar tendonitis occurs when the patellar tendon becomes inflamed. Without treatment, this condition can lead to a patellar tendon tear.

Hamstring tendonitis

Hamstring tendonitis involves inflammation in the tendons that connect your thigh muscles to the back of your knee. This causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. 

Quadriceps tendon tears

The quadriceps tendon attaches your four quadriceps muscles to the front of your knee. Quadriceps tendon tears aren’t very common and most often occur in middle-aged people who participate in running and jumping sports.

Meniscus tears

The menisci are two c-shaped pieces of cartilage in your knee joint. A meniscus tear is one of the most common knee-related sports injuries. 

Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runner’s knee, cause dull pain in the front of your knee. This condition is most common in runners. 

How are sports injuries treated?

The first step to sports injury treatment is to get an accurate diagnosis from Dr. Dushey at Manhattan Orthopedics. He educates you on your condition and explains all your treatment options so you can make an informed decision. 

Severe injuries that don’t respond to nonsurgical treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy may require surgery. Dr. Dushey is a highly skilled surgeon who performs minimally invasive arthroscopy whenever possible.  

For expert sports injury care, call Manhattan Orthopedics or book an appointment online today.