- ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR | Orthopedics
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Office 212-249-8700212-249-8700
Dr. Mark Pruzansky holds three Board certifications in hand surgery, orthopedic sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. This places him among the very few elite hand surgeons in the United States and the world (2.1%, February 2018) who have earned these distinctions and seamlessly blends the principles of sports medicine into the specialty of hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He specializes in fractures and microsurgery, as well as arthroscopic and minimally invasive reconstructive surgery of complex problems of the upper extremity.
Dr. Pruzansky graduated with Honors from both Columbia College and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Orthopaedic Program in New York. As a hand surgery Fellow in San Francisco, where he was certified in microsurgery, he studied under one of the country’s most renowned pioneers of joint replacements for arthritic fingers and wrists. As a hand surgery Fellow in New Orleans, Dr. Pruzanky studied with one of the Fathers of adult reconstructive hand and wrist surgery, who was also a founder of congenital deformities surgery. He then further his study of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Van Nuys. His clinical and laboratory investigations of joint abnormalities from the clavicle, to the elbow, to the wrist and hand have added dramatically to patient’s mobility.
Getting patients back to the activities they love is Dr. Pruzansky’s primary goal. This includes patients of all ages from infancy through adulthood, including athletes of all levels of ability. His unique educational website enhances patient understanding and aids in optimizing their recovery. He has been cited in “Best Doctors of New York”, New York magazine. He is on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Division of Orthopaedic Hand Surgery. He has lectured to medical students and physicians locally and nationally. Dr. Pruzansky is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Orthopaedic Research Society, and has published numerous scientific articles on hand and wrist surgery and sports injuries.
His clinical interests include minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, distal radius fractures and arthritis surgery, scaphoid nonunions, microsurgery and tennis elbow.
- Listed in 2018 Castle Connolly Top Doctors profile
- Cited in “Best Doctors in New York Hand Surgery”, New York magazine
- New York Super Doctors 2018
- Mount Sinai Medical Center certificate for commitment to excellenceand patient care, September 2009
- Faculty member of the Hand and Upper Extremity service Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center (http://www.mountsinai.org/)
- Certified in hand surgery and orthopedic sports medicine (https://www.abos.org/moddefault.aspx) in addition to orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, top 2.1% of hand surgeons, January 2018 (member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society American Society of Surgery of the Hand)
- Member of the Orthopaedic Research Society (http://www.ors.org/web/index.asp)
- Alumnus of Columbia College of Columbia University
- American Medical Association (http://www.ama-assn.org/) Physician's Recognition Award
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Bone Graft
- Boutonniere Deformity Of Finger
- Calcific Tendonitis Of The Shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel Injection
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Clavicle Fracture
- De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
- Distal Radius Fracture
- Elbow Fracture
- Elbow Sprain
- Finger Dislocation
- Finger Extensor Tendon Injury
- Finger Flexor Tendon Injury
- Finger Fracture
- Finger Sprain
- Floating Shoulder
- Forearm Fracture
- Forearm Muscle Strain
- Fracture Reduction
- Frozen Shoulder
- Heterotopic Ossification
- Laceration Repair
- Ligament Sprains
- Little League Elbow
- Mallet Finger
- Medial Epicondylitis
- Muscle Strain
- Mutilating Hand Injuries
- Navicular Fracture
- Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Labral Tear
- Shoulder Sprain
- Shoulder Tendinopathy
- Skin Graft
- Skin Lesion Removal
- Stress Fracture
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Tendon Repair
- Trigger Finger
- Wrist Fracture
- Wrist Sprain
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Hand Surgery
Southern Baptist Hospital
Fellowship, Hand Surgery
Fellowship, Sports Medicine
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
English, French, German, Spanish
Dr. Pruzansky's Research Interests Include:
Ligamentous instability of the wrist and new arthroscopic surgical techniques for repair, abnormal wrist mechanics.
Wrist bone degeneration, including Kienbock’s disease.
The prevention and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, including endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery.
The kinetic chain approach to the rehabilitation and surgical treatment of hand and wrist injuries.
Pruzansky ME, Remer S. Abscesses of the hand associated with otopharyngeal infections in children. J Hand Surg 1986 Nov; 11(6): 844-6.
Pruzansky ME. A primate model for the evaluation of tendon adhesions. J Surg Res 1987 Mar; 42(3): 273-6.
Pruzansky ME, Arnold L. Delayed union of fractures of the trapezoid and body of the hamate. Orthop Rev 1987 Sep; 16(9): 624-8.
Pruzansky ME, Pugh J, Siffert RS. Deterioration of trapeziometacarpal arthritis due to trigger thumb: a biomechanical evaluation. Mt Sinai J Med 1990 Jan; 57(1): 30-3.
Pruzansky ME, Kelly M, Weinberg H. Latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap for elbow extension. J Surg Oncol 1991 May; 47(1): 62-6.
Pruzansky ME, Levy RN. Orthopaedic complications. In: Cohen W, editor. Complications of Pregnancy, ed 5. Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2000. pp581-90.
Pruzansky ME. Chapman M, editor. Orthopaedic Surgery
Stenosing tenosynovitis and epicondylitis. Philadelphia, JB Lippincott; 2001. pp1515-31.
Pruzansky ME. Compression of the radial branch of the median nerve due to an anomalous muscle belly of the first lumbrical in a child. Mt Sinai J Med 2004 Sep; 71(4): 285-6.
Shah AK, Pruzansky ME. Ruptured biceps brachii short head muscle belly: a case report. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2004 Sept-Oct; 13(5): 562-5.
Qureshi SA, Shah AK, Pruzansky ME. Using the semitendinosus tendon to stabilize sternoclavicular joints in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: a case report. Am J Orthop 2005 Jul; 34(7): 315-8.
Pruzansky M, Gantsoudes G, Watters N. Late Surgical Results of Reattachment to Bone in Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis. . Am J Orth 38 2009;: 295 – 99.
Lipira A, Kasukurthi R, Ray W, Pruzansky M, Mackinnon S. Intraneural synovial sarcoma of the median nerve: Case report and review of the literature.. Rare Tumors 2 2010; e32: 88-90.
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