Stuart Springer MD PC is an independent orthopedic practice providing the highest quality, expertly-informed orthopedic care to patients in the New York metro area. Headed by board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Stuart Springer, our practice emphasizes personalized, one-on-one time with patients. We believe in the power of patient education, and pride ourselves on developing personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
With over 40 years of clinical experience, Dr. Springer is uniquely qualified to treat a wide range of muscle, ligament and tendon injuries using the latest, minimally-invasive treatment methods. In addition to being a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Springer currently serves as the Director of the International Arthroscopy Center at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. If you are in need of top-quality treatment for muscle, ligament and tendon injuries, Stuart Springer MD PC has you covered.
The dedicated team at Stuart Springer MD PC has decades of clinical experience diagnosing and treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Springer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon that regularly provides:
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As a private practice, we give each and every patient personalized attention, and customize treatment plans based on their unique needs. Dr. Springer is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He also specializes in sports medicine, treating athletes and non-athletes alike with everything from tennis elbow to repetitive motion injuries. When you are a patient at Stuart Springer MD PC, you are treated like family. Whether you are in need of a tennis elbow doctor or an experienced arthroscopic surgeon, Dr. Springer and his team have you covered.
Whereas tendons connect our muscles to bones, ligaments connect bones to other bones. Essentially, the difference between tendons and ligaments is that they connect different parts of our anatomy.
Many people falsely assume that sprains and strains are interchangeable terms. A sprain refers to a tear in a ligament, while a strain is a tear in a muscle or a tendon.
Arthroscopic surgery (also known as arthroscopy) is a minimally-invasive procedure used by orthopedic surgeons to diagnose and treat issues inside your joints. A tiny scope called an arthroscope is used to access your joints by making very tiny, keyhole-shaped incisions. Patients tend to recover faster from this type of surgery because the incisions are much smaller than those used during traditional surgery.
Sprains can occur in three degrees or “grades.”
Grade I: Very mild tearing or stretching of the ligament. No joint instability.
Grade II: Moderate tearing of the ligament with some joint instability.
Grade III: A severe tearing or rupturing of the ligament that feels like a broken bone.