We are proud of the treatments we offer patients at our facilities in New York. We always uphold our staff to the highest medical standards possible.*
Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS, medical director of NYSI, has helped our team gain the knowledge and expertise needed to help treat common soft tissue injuries.*
To help our patients from all over, our staff can speak a number of different languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian.*
Soft tissue injuries can be categorized as either an acute injury or an overuse injury.
Diagnosing a soft tissue injury will begin with a physical examination where your physician or orthopedic specialist will evaluate you for any serious injury. It’s imperative to have a thorough history and physical examination for a sufficient diagnosis.*
Your doctor will inspect the area for tenderness, gross defects on the bone or tendon, deformity, swelling and a number of other indicators of a soft tissue injury. They may even need to use imaging tests such as an X-ray, MRI or CT scan for further diagnosis.*
Patients who experience a soft-tissue injury, with or without other musculoskeletal injuries, can benefit from conservative measures which can be recommended by a pain management specialist or physical therapist. It’s good to practice rest, ice compression, elevation and immobilization.*
If you require surgery, it may be done with a minimally invasive surgical procedure called arthroscopy. This can often be used to repair ligaments or menisci in the knee.*