Michael J. Alaia, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7223
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About Me

Conditions and Treatments

ligament reconstruction, cartilage repair, dislocated shoulder, rotator cuff syndrome, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, knee arthroscopy, elbow surgery, ankle surgery, total knee replacement, knee injury, knee surgery, achilles tendon rupture, tendon rupture, osteochondritis dissecans, ankle injury, tennis elbow, biceps tendon rupture, shoulder tendinitis, shoulder fracture, frozen shoulder, triceps tendon rupture, torn knee cartilage, shoulder labral tear, knee ligament tear, broken ankle, ankle sprain, shoulder surgery, elbow fracture, ankle arthroscopy, hamstring tendon rupture, orthopedic surgery, Osgood-Schlatter disease, knee dislocation, elbow tendinitis, osteoarthritis of the knee, anterior cruciate ligament tear, loose body, shoulder bursitis, cartilage injury, stress fracture, little league shoulder, golfer's elbow, osteotomy, torn medial meniscus, cartilage transplantation
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
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, Orthopedic Surgery, 2012
  • MD from New York University, 2007
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NYU Center For Musculoskeletal Care

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

Phone

646-501-7223

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NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11418

Phone

718-206-6923

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NYU Langone Orthopedic Associates - Lake Success

1999 Marcus Avenue, Suite 202
New Hyde Park, NY 11042

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516-467-8600

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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

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