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.
- 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.
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.
NY Mets captain and infielder David Wright underwent surgery on Thursday for a herniated disk in his neck. After unsuccessfully alleviating his pain with rest, rehab and anti-inflammatory injections, the surgery came as a last resort for Wright.
Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, M.D., an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist based in Long Island, NY, often helps patients with disk herniation by providing them with on-site treatment and additional treatment options. Dr. Moriarty wants to utilize this local headline to educate his patients and baseball fans alike about herniated disks.
Summer is here; which means sun, sand and of course, swimming. Swimming is a great way to get exercise and cool off during the hot summer months and can even be great for the musculoskeletal conditions. However, swimming and diving can also lead to orthopedic injury–many of which can be prevented .
In fact, Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, M.D., an orthopedist based in Long Island, NY sees many of these cases in his practice during the summer months. Here are safety tips before you splash into summer.