Wayne Stokes, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7277
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About Me

I was deeply involved in many sports growing up, including lacrosse, basketball, skiing, and surfing. Sports medicine as a specialty felt like the natural route for me. The field also held appeal because of my love of anatomy and the musculoskeletal system. I enjoy figuring out what’s wrong with a joint and how to solve the problem using fitness and rehabilitation.

In my office, we use ultrasound scans to begin the diagnosis and treatment process for people with shoulder, knee, ankle, muscle, and other joint problems, often eliminating the need for an MRI. We then focus on getting people back to their activities and sports through exercise and therapy, rather than medications and surgery. 

In addition to treating patients, I conduct research focused on home-based exercise programs for the most common knee injuries. As the director of sports medicine at Rusk Rehabilitation, I train medical residents and fellows, sharing my knowledge of patient care and research with students. I’m a proud recipient of the 2014 Best Teacher Award from the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents for leading the musculoskeletal program at Rusk Rehabilitation.


Conditions and Treatments

shoulder injury, stress fracture, joint pain, achilles tendinitis, osteoarthritis of the knee, wrist injury, ankle arthritis, physical rehabilitation, knee ligament tear, osteitis pubis, hand fracture, tennis elbow, wrist pain, foot arthritis, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, foot tendinitis, little league elbow, hip arthritis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, ankle injury, ankle sprain, groin tendinitis, Osgood-Schlatter disease, muscle strain, wrist fracture, golfer's elbow, hand pain, knee tendinitis, elbow tendinitis, shoulder fracture, rotator cuff syndrome, frozen shoulder, shoulder tendinitis, hand injury, knee injury, back pain, injury of the lumbar spine, tendon injury, patellofemoral pain syndrome, platelet rich plasma, shoulder bursitis, sports hernia, musculoskeletal problem, little league shoulder
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Medical Director, Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Board Certifications
  • American Board of PM&R (Sports Medicine), 2012
  • American Board of PM&R - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1993
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Medical Center, Orthopedics, 1993
  • Residency, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rehab & Physical Med, 1992
  • MD from University Of Vermont, 1988

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NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

333 East 38th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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646-501-7277

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NYU Langone Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Associates

240 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

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Interests

patellofemoral pain, patellofemoral syndrome, anterior knee pain, exercise based treatment

Publications

  • Sacroiliac injections

    Liu, Jackson; Weinreb, Jeffrey; Stokes, Wayne

    Spinal disorders and treatments : the NYU-HJD comprehensive textbook. New Delhi : Jaypee Brothers, 2015. 1st ed.. p.205-211. (2709262)