Sports Medicine

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If you’re experiencing an injury caused by an active lifestyle, Mount Sinai West sports medicine experts treat the full array of sports injuries to the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. We treat weekend athletes as well as elite competitors, providing courtside medical coverage at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.Our goal, always, is to get you back to your normal activity level safely.

Conditions We Treat

Sports injuries often occur in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle, and fall into two basic categories: overuse injuries, caused by a series of small injuries to the same area of the body, and acute injuries, caused by sudden trauma. We can treat many sports-related injuries with rest and physical therapy, but for injuries that require surgery, we can often do minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair the damage, allowing for quicker recovery times.

We treat the following conditions, among others:


  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation
  • Bankart lesion (labral tear)
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear
  • Throwing injuries


  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tear


  • Femoroacetabular impingement (Hip pain when turning or squatting)
  • Hip pain when walking or at rest
  • Labral tear


  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Cartilage injury
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patellar tendon ruptures
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Quad tendon ruptures
  • Runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella)


  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Ankle sprains

Sports Medicine Doctors