Michael J. Alaia, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 718-206-6923

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

anterior cruciate ligament tear, ligament reconstruction, knee dislocation, cartilage repair, dislocated shoulder, rotator cuff syndrome, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, knee arthroscopy, elbow surgery, ankle injuries, ankle surgery, total knee replacement (TKR), torn medial meniscus, torn knee cartilage, knee injury, knee surgery, osteoarthritis of the knee, achilles tendon rupture, orthopedic surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 2015
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital, Sports Medicine, 2013
  • Residency, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012
  • MD from New York University, 2007
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NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11433

Phone

718-206-6923

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NYU Langone Orthopaedic Associates - Long Island

1999 Marcus Avenue, Suite 306
New Hyde Park, NY 11042

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516-467-8600

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NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care

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New York, NY 10016

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Research My Research

Interests

multi-ligamentous knee injuries , anterior cruciate ligament , ACL, medial collateral ligament , MCL, rotator cuff, shoulder labrum, biceps tendon

Research Summary

There still exist many clinically significant questions regarding knee instability, including the optimum method of treatment of ACL tears and management of multi-ligamentous injuries of the knee. My research focus in this area includes work designed to 1) Optimize stability in the ACL-deficient knee, 2) Optimize stability in the multiple-ligament injured knee, and 3) Assess clinical outcomes in terms of post-operative ligament surgery functionality, return to work/sport, and overall clinical outcome.  Although ACL surgery remains one of the most widely-performed surgeries in the country, pure traumatic knee dislocations with ruptures of multiple stabilizing ligaments are rare and there is a relative paucity of information regarding the optimal treatment of those with more pronounced knee instability.  

My research interests lie in the the management and treatment of complex, multi-ligamentous knee injuries as well as single-ligament injuries such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear, as well as studies designed to improve treatment of rotator cuff, shoulder labrum, and biceps tendon. 

Academic Contact

Academic office

301 East 17th Street

Fourteenth Floor

New York, NY 10003

Phone

646-501-8543

Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • The Impact of Body Mass Index on Outcomes Following Open Sub-Pectoralis Major Biceps Tenodesis

    Rossy, William; McGee, Alan; Shamah, Steven; Lepkowsky, Eric; Alaia, Michael; Jazrawi, Laith; Strauss, Eric Rossy, William; McGee, Alan; Shamah, Steven; Lepkowsky, Eric; Alaia, Michael; Jazrawi, Laith; Strauss, Eric
    Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases (2013). 2017 Apr . 75 (2): 109-113

  • Variability of MRI reporting in proximal hamstring avulsion injury [Meeting Abstract]

    Alaia, E; Gyftopoulos, S; Alaia, M; Campbell, K; Ciavarra, G; Garwood, E; Recht, M Alaia, E; Gyftopoulos, S; Alaia, M; Campbell, K; Ciavarra, G; Garwood, E; Recht, M
    Skeletal radiology. 2017 Mar. Conference: (40th): 423

  • Primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: perioperative considerations and complications

    Nadarajah, Vidushan; Roach, Ryan; Ganta, Abhishek; Alaia, Michael J; Shah, Mehul R Nadarajah, Vidushan; Roach, Ryan; Ganta, Abhishek; Alaia, Michael J; Shah, Mehul R
    Physician & sportsmedicine. 2017 Feb 24. 45 (2): 165-177

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