Dr. JONATHAN GLASHOWM is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon in NYC. He is Co-Chief of Sports Medicine at New York’s acclaimed Mount Sinai Medical Center. He specializes exclusively in shoulder and knee injuries including advanced arthroscopic all-inside anterior cruciate ligament (ACL injury) reconstruction, double-row suture bridge rotator cuff injury repairs, as well as state of the art techniques to repair labral, meniscal and condral injuries.
Dr. Glashow is widely respected for his precision, and his application of ground breaking surgical techniques. His approach is based on the idea that each individual procedure he preforms is specific and customized to the individual. He uses minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. This means that downtime and immobility are greatly reduced for his patients to speed them back to normal activities and to playing sports. He coordinates postoperative care with physical therapists, coaches, and athletic trainers. As a top orthopedic surgeon in NYC, he is routinely consulted for his opinion and treatment of elite athletes. His guest appearances on news broadcasts include, CBS World News Tonight and recently on CNN Evening News with John Roberts for his expertise on platelet–rich plasma (PRP) therapy for expediting the healing process of certain injuries. He has been quoted in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post. Dr. Glashow has been awarded numerous distinctions. Castle Connolly a major healthcare research company has ranked him one of America’s Best Doctors, New York magazine has featured him in numerous annual Best Doctors issues, and he has been listed as one of New York Metro Area’s Best Doctors every year since 2000 by the prestigious Castle-Connolly organization.
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder injuries are common in both young, athletic people and older adults. Two problems are common and they occur in the narrow space between the bones of the shoulder. When irritated this area may lead to a pinching condition, referred to as impingement syndrome; the other common problem is damage to the tendons known as a rotator cuff injury. Unfortunately, sometimes these two problems can exist together.
Factors in Rotator Cuff Injuries
Impingement syndrome or age related changes within the rotator cuff tendons are the usual reasons for rotator cuff injuries. Deterioration and tearing can occur with enough irritation to the bursa and rotator cuff tendon is the most commonly involved tendon among the rotator cuff muscles. The tendon of the supraspinatus muscle forms the top of the rotator cuff and lies in the narrow space beneath the acromion, and is subject to the most pinching of any of the rotator cuff muscles.
Rotator cuff injuries
are usually caused by a traumatic injury or deterioration over time.
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries have increased dramatically over recent years. Trauma to this ligament within the knee can be serious, and ACL injuries usually occur during athletic activity.
The knee is particularly vulnerable to injury partly because it is joint between the two longest bones of the body, and the entire weight of the body is transferred to the foot through the knee. The knee is also more prone to ACL injuries because its stability decreases as it bends. The menisci and the ligaments provide less effective support to the bent knee.
Factors in ACL Injuries
For immediate treatment of many ACL injuries a well-known acronym is used: RICE:
Rest the knee with crutches and keeping weight off of it;
Ice the knee for pain;
Compress the knee with a wrap; and
Elevate the leg when resting.
These measures will help control swelling of the ACL injury. After the initial symptoms have subsided and the diagnosis has been established, Dr. Glashow will look at the patient's history of injury and the patient’s activity level, to determine what treatment is best.
Dr. Glashow’s office is located on Park Avenue on New York City’s Upper East Side, in the heart of Manhattan’s most culturally dynamic neighborhoods, near to many of the city’s most famed attractions. Many hotels as well as a rich array of restaurants and shops are nearby.
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