Dr. Robert Moriarty, MD and his team are excited to introduce their newest team member: Michelle Mesh, MS, PA-C!
Michelle joins our practice with ten years orthopedic experience. She is knowledgeable and professional, with expertise in managing routine to more complex musculoskeletal conditions. Michelle also has expertise in administering trigger point injections.
Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, her MS from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her residency at NYU- Hospital for Joint Diseases in their PA Orthopedic Residency Program.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys going for walks, working out, watching a good movie and most importantly, spending time with her husband and two adorable little girls.
Please join us as we welcome our newest team member Michelle!
From slick driving conditions to shoveling snow, winter in the New York area can sure seem like a pain! For many people—especially those with diseases like arthritis—winter is a pain, literally. Doctors believe people experience greater joint pain in the winter because of the low air pressure, which puts greater pressure on the joints. Moreover, the cold weather makes joints feel stiff and can make it difficult to get up and moving for many.
Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, M.D., an orthopedist based in Long Island, has some tips for you to minimize those winter aches and pains. The doctor’s easy advice? Keep it warm and keep it moving! Here’s how:
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a relatively new and innovative procedure in sports medicine that may help heal common orthopaedic injuries. Several famous athletes including Tiger Woods to Rafael Nadal have attributed PRP in the healing of their injuries. So, what is this procedure all about anyway?
Platelets are some of the solid components found in blood and are best known for their ability to clot blood. But did you know that platelets also contain hundreds of proteins (known as growth factors) that help in the healing process of injuries?
Orthopedist and sports medicine specialist Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, M.D. offers this service at his medical practice based in Long Island, N.Y. Dr. Moriarty would like provide his patients with important information regarding PRP. Below are some key facts about PRP and why it might be an effective treatment option for common injuries.
For Americans 40 and over, knee pain is one of the most commonly reported orthopaedic issues, but what’s the best way to diagnose the cause of the pain? A recent study published by the Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) suggests that middle-aged patients with knee pain should get a standing x-ray first and then determine if a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is necessary.
Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, M.D., an orthopedist based in Long Island, NY, sees many patients with complaints of knee pain. Here are some reasons why patients with knee pain should first get an X-ray before getting an MRI.
Source: Mayo Clinic
- Cost-effective- MRIs are often not necessary to diagnose/treat knee pain and often cost patients a few thousand dollars. X-Rays generally cost a fraction of that.
- Overall effectiveness- In the JAAOS study, only half of those who went to get an MRI prior to seeing the orthopaedist had treatment dictated by the results of the MRI. Essentially, it was not as useful in determining treatment options.
- More efficient- Whereas MRIs can take up to 40 minutes, an X-Ray generally takes about 10-15 minutes.
Dr. Moriarty and his team have several diagnostic tools to assist you with your knee pain, such as X-rays and ultra-sound technology. For treatment purposes, Dr. Moriarty offers a myriad of services to relieve patients of knee pain, including trigger point injections, viscosupplementation and guided injections.
Think you or a loved one might need attention for knee pain or another orthopedic injury? Contact us today at our Huntington, NY location to discuss your treatment.
It’s summertime, and on Long Island in particular, boating is a great way to cool off and have fun outdoors. However, did you know that recreational boating accidents land thousands of people in the emergency room each year? In 2015 alone, over 4,000 boating accidents were reported in the U.S., the top two contributing reasons being operator inattention and operator inexperience.
In fact, Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, M.D., an orthopedist based in Long Island, NY sees many cases at his practice during the summer months. Dr. Moriarty happens to be a recreational boater and fisherman himself ( as well as a former bay constable) and wants his patients to stay safe out on the water.