Robert J. Meislin, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • Phone: 646-501-7223

About Me

As an orthopaedic surgeon, my goal is to design evaluations and treatments that help people achieve active, pain-free lifestyles. I’m a specialist in sports medicine, and I treat people with knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and hip injuries using arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure.

I offer cartilage resurfacing techniques to repair damaged cartilage. In addition, I perform ligament repair and reconstruction for torn ligaments, as well as meniscal transplants to replace the meniscus in a knee joint. I also perform shoulder surgeries to repair labral and rotator cuff tears, including arthroscopic latarjet procedures for glenoid bone loss and arthroscopic acromioclavicular reconstruction. For patients with labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement—a condition in which hip bones are irregularly shaped, causing joint damage—I perform hip procedures.

In my practice, the most important aspect of treatment is having an open dialogue with patients. The first thing I want people to tell me is how their injuries affect their lifestyles. After discussing this, I explain the diagnosis, how their condition developed, and the method through which each treatment option can help them.

When discussing treatment alternatives, I am realistic about outcomes, and I’m always frank about any risks involved. I also explain nonsurgical options, as many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated without surgery. I firmly believe knowledgeable and informed patients make the best decisions about their treatment.

In addition to treating people with sports-related injuries at NYU Langone, I serve as an orthopaedic consultant for the San Francisco Giants, USA Baseball, and the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball team. I also perform sports medicine research to improve shoulder stabilization and develop meniscal scaffolds to reduce postoperative knee pain.


Conditions and Treatments

arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament tear, knee injury, knee surgery, cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction, shoulder injury, cell transplant, meniscus operation, anterior cruciate ligament tear, dislocated shoulder, sports injury, hip arthroscopy, elbow surgery, platelet rich plasma, surgical cutting of the bone, knee arthroscopy, torn medial meniscus, rotator cuff tear, shoulder impingement syndrome, achilles tendon rupture, tendon injuries, acromioclavicular sprain, orthopaedic procedures, orthopedic surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopedic Sports Medicine), 2007
Education and Training
  • Residency, Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Sports Medicine, 1992
  • Residency, Hospital For Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1991
  • MD from New York University, 1985
Departments

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Publications

  • Return to Play and Performance After Jones Fracture in National Basketball Association Athletes

    Begly, John P; Guss, Michael; Ramme, Austin J; Karia, Raj; Meislin, Robert J Begly, John P; Guss, Michael; Ramme, Austin J; Karia, Raj; Meislin, Robert J
    Sports health. 2016 Jul. 8 (4): 342-346

  • Effect of Additional Sutures per Suture Anchor in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair: A Review of Single-loaded Versus Double-loaded Suture Anchors

    Chen, Jeffrey S; Novikov, David; Kaplan, Daniel J; Meislin, Robert J Chen, Jeffrey S; Novikov, David; Kaplan, Daniel J; Meislin, Robert J
    Arthroscopy. 2016 Jul. 32 (7): 1415-1420

  • Imaging features of ibalance, newhigh tibialosteotomy: What the radiologist needs to know [Meeting Abstract]

    Gerald, E F; Alaia, M; Burke, C; Strauss, E; Meislin, R; Ciavarra, G; Rossi, I; Rosenberg, Z; Gyftopoulos, S Gerald, E F; Alaia, M; Burke, C; Strauss, E; Meislin, R; Ciavarra, G; Rossi, I; Rosenberg, Z; Gyftopoulos, S
    Skeletal radiology. 2016 August 2016. 45 (8): 1154-1154

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