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Sports Medicine Center

Our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine doctors can help you recover when you’ve been sidelined by injury.

When an injury or pain keep you from the activities you love, doctors at NYU Langone’s Sports Medicine Center are here to help you get back to your daily routine. We provide care for acute and chronic sports-related and overuse injuries at many convenient locations throughout the New York City area.

VIDEO: Dr. Laith Jazrawi, Dr. Michael Alaia, Dr. Kirk Campbell, Dr. Eric Strauss, and Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas offer an overview on sports medicine, common injuries, and different treatments.

Sports Injuries and Chronic Orthopedic Conditions

We are one of the highest-volume sports medicine centers in the country. Our orthopedic surgeons and primary care sports medicine doctors diagnose and treat more than 35,000 people each year for injuries affecting every major joint, including the shoulder, knee, elbow, hip, and ankle.

“Since my knee surgery, I’ve climbed 4,000-foot peaks and walked down the aisle at my wedding in 4-inch heels—things I never dreamed of being able to do before.”

—Kate, Age 30; Read All Sports Medicine Patient Stories

We provide care for acute injuries such as sprains, fractures, torn ligaments, and ruptured tendons, as well as chronic conditions that may result from repetitive strain or degenerative disease, including bursitis and tendinitis and osteoarthritis.

Experts in Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment

Our doctors perform more than 4,000 surgeries each year to treat all types of musculoskeletal conditions. Types of surgery for sports medicine injuries and other orthopedic conditions include cartilage repair and restoration, as well as minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopic surgery.

Our doctors also understand that surgery is not always the answer. They often recommend nonsurgical treatments to address injuries such as ankle instability, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, and shoulder dislocations. We offer the most advanced treatment options—including shock wave therapy and injectable orthobiologic treatments—all as outpatient care, so you can go home the same day and recover where you feel most comfortable. Orthobiologic treatments involve using an intensified concentration of substances that are naturally found in the body, such as stem cells or platelets, to help musculoskeletal injuries heal quicker. We also offer physical therapy programs.

Our patients include professional athletes, as well as elite dancers in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—but we take equal pride in helping everyday New Yorkers recover from injury and meet the challenges of their busy lives.

Specialized Sports Medicine Care for Women

Sports medicine experts at NYU Langone’s Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing, led by orthopedic surgeon Cordelia W. Carter, MD, specialize in helping athletic and active women heal from injury. Informed by the latest scientific research, we tailor our treatments specifically for women to provide you with high-quality, personalized care and prevent future injuries from happening.

Dr. Cordelia Carter

Orthopedic surgeons, including Dr. Cordelia W. Carter, specialize in treating athletic and active women at the Sports Medicine Center.

NYU Langone is also the official hospital for the National Women’s Hockey League, and we promote health and wellness in girls’ youth ice hockey through educational programs, advancement of research, and improved safety.


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NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

We provide world-class treatment for conditions involving bones, muscles, and joints.

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Our Team

Our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine doctors care for people with sports medicine injuries, as well as complex bone and joint conditions.

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Our Leadership

  • Laith M. Jazrawi, MD
    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

    Dr. Jazrawi is chief of the Division of Sports Medicine. He researches and develops minimally invasive surgical techniques to shorten recovery periods, while offering patients nonsurgical treatment options, performed as outpatient care, whenever possible. His clinical research focuses on improving treatments for complex problems affecting the shoulder, elbow, and knee.

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  • Dennis A. Cardone, DO
    Sports Medicine

    Dr. Cardone is chief of primary care sports medicine. He treats people who have acute sports and nonsports injuries, and chooses treatments based on strong evidence of long-term outcomes. His research focuses on regenerative medicine and stem cell advancements for sports injuries and osteoarthritis. When he’s not seeing patients or working on research projects, he cohosts shows about sports medicine and orthopedics on SiriusXM® Radio.

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Plan Your Visit

Our Locations

NYU Langone Orthopedic Center

333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Outpatient Surgery Center

339 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-263-1515
Fax: 212-263-1171

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Getting Here
Parking

Valet parking is available.

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital

301 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Joan H. & Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing

171 Delancey Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10002

NYU Langone at Trinity

111 Broadway
New York, NY 10006

NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

NYU Langone Orthopedic Surgery—Rutherford Place

240 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003

NYU Langone Orthopedic Associates—Lake Success

1999 Marcus Avenue
Suite 202
Lake Success, NY 11042

NYU Langone Seaport Orthopedics

233 Broadway
Suite 640
New York, NY 10279

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side

355 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Bay Ridge

6740 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220

NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopedics

145 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Orthopedic Surgery Associates

133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY 11418

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