Orthopedics

Sports Medicine

The Mount Sinai Orthopedics Division of Sports Medicine works with professional athletes and amateur players alike, offering a full spectrum of treatments ranging from advanced surgical and nonsurgical options to the most proven and innovative rehabilitation techniques. Following a full evaluation of your condition, we design a safe and effective approach for achieving personal performance goals.

All Athletes

At Mount Sinai, whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior or an intramural league MVP, we offer all patients the highest level of orthopedic care. Our unique multidisciplinary approach to treatment allows our physicians to build comprehensive plans tailored to the individual patient’s performance goals and expectations.

Mount Sinai is one of only 14 hospitals across the country selected by the National Football League (NFL) and NFL Players Association to assist retired players needing joint replacement surgery through the Joint Replacement Program. The Spine Center at Mount Sinai is also one of five institutions selected as a preferred spine care site for retired players.

We are also the official medical team for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the US Open Tennis Championships.

Alexis Colvin, MD, who serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the USTA and provides medical coverage for the U.S. team at the Federation Cup, has extensive experience treating both collegiate and professional athletes. James Gladstone, MD, who has served as a medical advisor and orthopedic consultant to multi-level tennis and football athletes, provides medical coverage for the U.S. team at the Davis Cup. Shawn Anthony, MD, MBA, who has worked with professional basketball and soccer teams, as well high school football athletes, and Melissa D. Leber, MD, a rugby tournament physician with extensive experience with multi-level football players and marathon runners, also treat U.S. Open tennis players.

Typical Sports Injuries

Sports injuries often occur in the ankle, knee, elbow, and shoulder, and may be the result of overuse caused by a series of small injuries to the same spot, or caused by sudden trauma. A few conditions involving the arms include shoulder separations or dislocations, rotator cuff tears, and elbow tendonitis known as tennis elbow. Some of the more common conditions affecting your legs are a torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL), meniscal tears, damaged cartilage, and torn Achilles tendons.