Michael J. Alaia, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Language: English

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

anterior cruciate ligament tear, ligament reconstruction, knee dislocation, cartilage repair, dislocated shoulder, rotator cuff tear, 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
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic 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
Departments

Locations and Appointments

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
    • Affinity
    • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
    • ElderPlan
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Exchange
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
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    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
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    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Family Health
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP EPO/PPO
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    • HIP Family Health
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
  • HealthSmart
    • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare
  • ICSNY
    • Independent Care System New York
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicaid
    • NY Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
    • MetroPlus Child Health
    • MetroPlus Essential
    • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
    • MetroPlus Family Health
    • MetroPlus Medicaid
    • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS
    • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS
    • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
    • Oscar
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Medicare
  • PHP
    • PHP
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    • Tricare
  • UHC
    • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
    • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
    • UnitedHealthcare EPO
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    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
    • UnitedHealthcare POS
    • UnitedHealthcare PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • UPN
    • UPN Elite
  • VNS
    • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
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    • Village Caremax
  • WellCare
    • WellCare Child Health
    • WellCare Family Health
    • WellCare Medicaid
    • WellCare Medicare
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    • Workers Comp
NYU Langone Orthopaedic Associates - Long Island

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

NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11433

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My Research

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.  

Publications

  • Imaging features of iBalance, a new high tibial osteotomy: what the radiologist needs to know

    Alaia, Erin FitzGerald; Burke, Christopher J; Alaia, Michael J; Strauss, Eric J; Ciavarra, Gina A; Rossi, Ignacio; Rosenberg, Zehava Sadka Alaia, Erin FitzGerald; Burke, Christopher J; Alaia, Michael J; Strauss, Eric J; Ciavarra, Gina A; Rossi, Ignacio; Rosenberg, Zehava Sadka
    Skeletal radiology. 2016 Aug 4. ?-?

  • Does Anteromedial Portal Drilling Improve Footprint Placement in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?

    Arno, Sally; Bell, Christopher P; Alaia, Michael J; Singh, Brian C; Jazrawi, Laith M; Walker, Peter S; Bansal, Ankit; Garofolo, Garret; Sherman, Orrin H Arno, Sally; Bell, Christopher P; Alaia, Michael J; Singh, Brian C; Jazrawi, Laith M; Walker, Peter S; Bansal, Ankit; Garofolo, Garret; Sherman, Orrin H
    Clinical orthopaedics & related research. 2016 Jul. 474 (7): 1679-1689

  • Accuracy of the MRI diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis in an academic musculoskeletal radiology division [Meeting Abstract]

    FitzGerald, E; Alaia, M; Babb, J; Gyftopoulos, S FitzGerald, E; Alaia, M; Babb, J; Gyftopoulos, S
    Skeletal radiology. 2016 August 2016. 45 (8): 1169-1170

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