Robert J. Meislin, MD

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

As an orthopedic surgeon, my goal is to design evaluations and treatments that help people achieve active, pain-free lifestyles. At the Sports Medicine Center at NYU Langone Orthopedic Center, 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 orthopedic 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 surgery, cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction, cell transplant, meniscus operation, hip arthroscopy, elbow surgery, platelet rich plasma, osteotomy, knee arthroscopy, orthopedic procedure, stem cell transplant, knee dislocation, sports injury, osteochondritis dissecans, anterior cruciate ligament tear, cartilage injury, triceps tendon rupture, shoulder impingement syndrome, loose body, shoulder injury, elbow fracture, hamstring tendon rupture, shoulder fracture, stress fracture, achilles tendon rupture, knee tendinitis, acromioclavicular sprain, torn knee cartilage, torn medial meniscus, tennis elbow, shoulder bursitis, cartilage transplant, knee ligament tear, shoulder surgery, golfer's elbow, elbow tendinitis, biceps tendon rupture, hip labral tear, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, tendon injury, tendon rupture, knee injury, shoulder tendinitis, ankle sprain, rotator cuff syndrome, dislocated shoulder, orthopedic procedure, shoulder labral tear, ankle arthroscopy
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopedic Sports Medicine), 2007
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 1994
Education and Training
  • Residency, Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, Sports Medicine, 1992
  • Residency, Hospital For Joint Diseases, Orthopedic Surgery, 1991
  • MD from New York University, 1985
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Interests

articular cartilage, arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and knee procedures, biomechanics, exercise physiology

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

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