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Adjusting to Life With Arthritis

For many, arthritis means life as they know it is over. But we believe there are ways to thrive despite your diagnosis. Explore a few straight-from-the-experts tips on how to adjust to life with arthritis.

Sep 7th, 2021
A Closer Look at Your Spine

It’s one of the most important parts of your anatomy, but do you really know how it works? We’re going below the surface to help you learn more about your spine, the conditions that threaten it, and the treatment options available to you.

Aug 10th, 2021
Are Your Shoes to Blame for Your Ankle Pain?

They might look cool, and they might have the right brand name on the side, but they’re doing nothing for your foot health. Find out if fashion footwear faux pas are wreaking havoc on your ankle.

Jul 16th, 2021
Know Your Options When You Tear Your Rotator Cuff

A rotator cuff tear might feel like game over, but it doesn’t have to be. We offer comprehensive treatments that range from conservative to surgical, and our experts are here to help you know which is right for you.

May 24th, 2021
PRP - Why It's a Breakthrough in Treating Damaged Joints

You search tirelessly for treatments that will treat joint damage and deliver quick pain relief. But what if we told you that the most powerful healing agents are found just below your skin? Take a closer look at PRP — a natural solution to pain.

Apr 19th, 2021
Understanding Your Treatment Options for Arthritis

Creak, crack, and pop. Your arthritic joints aren’t just painful and stiff — they’re keeping you from the things you love. Until now. Take a closer look at our most popular arthritis treatments and how they can help you live a pain-free life.

Mar 15th, 2021
"Oh My Aching Body" webinar

In case you missed it, Dr. Buchalter and Dr. Khabie participated in a webinar about shoulder, knee, and hip pain with Northern Westchester Hospital.  Check it out!

Feb 25th, 2021
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Shoulder Pain

“Why does my shoulder hurt?” is one of the most common questions that I get asked in our office. People experience problems with all sorts of regular daily activities due to shoulder pain, from putting on a seatbelt, to taking a plate off the top shelf.

Feb 21st, 2021
Welcome to Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group

Welcome to the Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group blog! We’ll be bringing you state-of-the-art information about your joints, bones, muscles, tendons, and more. You’ll learn self-care tips and know when it’s time to make an appointment.

Feb 16th, 2021
Parents: Save Your Daughter from Injury Down the Line

Parents: Save Your Daughter from Injury Down the Line with a Joint-Friendly Fitness Plan. Q & A with Victor Khabie, MD, FAAOS, FACS Q. Are female athletes more likely to be injured during training and competition than their male counterparts?

Jul 15th, 2018
Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners’ Knee Pain

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A Botox-like injection, added to physical therapy, may relieve a type of knee pain that’s common in runners, cyclists and other active people, a new study suggests.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Fantasy Football Week 4

Sep 28, 2015 Pat Mayo talks with Dr. Victor Khabie and Gregg Sussman about every significant injury from Sunday, and unleashes his Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickup Power Rankings for every position. Plus, the streaming QBs and DSTs of the week.

Sep 28th, 2015
Sports Injuries

Chalk Talk with NWH’s Dr. Khabie on sports injuries, Tommy John & Matt Harvey Posted: 10:50 am, September 17, 2015

Sep 17th, 2015
2015 Fantasy Football: Updated NFL Injury Report & ADPs

Published on Sep 2, 2015 Pat Mayo and Dr. Victor Khabie (Chief, Department of Surgery; Northern Westchester Hospital) discuss the 2015 NFL injury report, specifically, the injuries which should scare Fantasy Football owners.

Sep 2nd, 2015
Fantasy Football: 2015 NFL Injury Report & Risk Analysis

Patrick Mayo, Staff Writer August 2, 2015 FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo and Dr. Victor Khabie dicuss the 2015 NFL injury report, specifically, the injuries which should scare Fantasy Football owners if they happen during the season.

Aug 2nd, 2015
Calcium is import for bone health

Calcium is import for bone health 3 myths about dairy-free foods Calcium is important even when you're older, and milk can be a fine way to get it

Jun 5th, 2015
Robot-Assisted Knee Surgery

Dr. Victor Khabie performs NY's 1st robot-assisted knee surgery with Navio — 5 key notes Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 29 May 2015 00:00

May 29th, 2015
Rotator Cuff Injury

posted May 8, 2015 Manny Pacquiao, Punching Power and the Role of the Rotator Cuff

May 8th, 2015
Putnam Hospital Center

PUTNAM HOSPITAL CENTER HONORS LAKE MAHOPAC ROTARIAN KEVIN BAILEY L to R: Maureen H. Zipparo, President, PHC; Dr. Joel Buchalter, MD, President, Medical Staff, PHC;

Nov 5th, 2013
Understanding Torn Meniscus Treatment

Putnam Country Press/Times, September 25, 2013 By Guest Columnist Dr. Stuart Styles Knee problems send almost 20 million people to a doctor's office each year.

Sep 25th, 2013
Football Injury Prevention, September 17, 2013 Sports medicine specialist Dr. Scott Levin offers young players tips for preventing football related injuries.

Sep 17th, 2013
Exercises That Can Cause More Harm Than Good

DIGITAL JOURNAL August 29, 2013 Physical therapist Matt Mikesh with Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group offers tips about exercises that can cause more harm than good.

Aug 29th, 2013
Shoe Inserts Don't Help Arthritic Knee Pain: Study

WebMD News from HealthDay, By Steven Reinberg TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Lateral wedge shoe inserts don't appear to relieve pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, a new study finds.

Aug 20th, 2013
Mountain Biking Injury

Scott M. Levin, MD., FAAOS - Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Carmel, NY, June 2013 - There's something about summer that makes the idea of hopping on a bike and heading for a rugged trail nearly irresistible.

Jun 24th, 2013
How to Cope with Pregnancy Foot Pain

If you’re pregnant, you probably can’t wait to get home and put your feet up. If your feet hurt, you might have plantar fasciitis, a condition that affects about 10 percent of the population - and probably occurs more frequently in pregnant women,...

Jun 23rd, 2013
Weight Lifting Precautions

You’re really pumped by the results of your weight routine—increased strength and better muscle definition provide all the motivation you need to keep pushing yourself. But now your lower back hurts, and you wonder if you haven’t pushed too hard.

Jun 10th, 2013
The Benefits of Water Exercise for Arthritis

Arthritis is the nation's most common disability, affecting 50 million adults in America. Be­tween 2007 and 2009, 50 percent of adults 65 years or older re­ported an arthritis diagnosis.

Jun 5th, 2013
Anterior Hip Replacement

Between 200,000 and 300,000 total hip replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States, sixty-five percent of them on people over the age of 65, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

May 10th, 2013
Top Docs for 2013

Somers Orthopaedic Surgery Doctors Named Top Docs in 2013 Joel S. Buchalter,MD, FAAOS, FACS, Douglas J. Fauser, MD, FAAOS, FACS, and Victor Khabie, MD, FAAOS, FACS, recognized as leaders in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and acknowledged for advanced,...

Apr 27th, 2013
Horseback Riding Safety Tips

Carmel, NY - An estimated 30 million people ride horses every year in the United States. And according to the U.S. Consumers Product Safety Commission, about 200,000 of them are injured, with as many as 70,000 seen in hospital emergency rooms.

Apr 24th, 2013
PR Web: Tips for Injury Free Winter Running

February 01, Keep Running All Winter Long In 2013: Physical Therapist Matt Mikesh with Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine offers tips for staying safe on the roads

Feb 1st, 2013
Somers Orthopedic Surgeon Gives Yoga Safety Tips

Dr. Scott Levin of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery says more than 20 million Americans have practiced yoga to increase flexibility, reduce stress and improve conditions ranging from neck pain to asthma.

Jan 15th, 2013
Safety tips for exercising seniors

Dr. Stuart Styles Emphasizes Importance of Injury Avoidance as More and More Seniors Reap Benefits of Regular Exercise ( - Carmel, NY, November, 2012 - There's no longer any doubt: Exercise and physical activity can help us live longer

Nov 28th, 2012
Roethlisberger Has Sprained Shoulder

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger left Heinz Field on Monday night with his sprained right shoulder in a sling. When he walks back in ready to play is anybody's guess.

Nov 13th, 2012
Strengthening Your Knees for the Upcoming Ski Season

( - Carmel, NY, - When the leaves start to turn, skiers’ minds turn to upcoming powder. But autumn is also the time to get their bodies prepped for winter so they won’t have to nurse an injury that could have been avoided,...

Oct 16th, 2012
Botox Shows Promise Against Persistent Neck, Shoulder Pain

Small study found it helped patients for whom typical treatments had failed SATURDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Botox injections, long used to smooth away wrinkles, might also soothe chronic neck and shoulder muscle pain, new research suggests.

Oct 13th, 2012
Tips On Keeping Young Football Players Safe

( - Oct. 2012 Carmel, NY, – To many Americans, nothing says “autumn” quite like the start of football season, and to parents of school-age kids, that often means youth (or “pee wee”) football, which sends 5- to 14-year-olds...

Oct 8th, 2012
Dancers: Start the Season on the Right Foot

Dr. Scott Levin Emphasizes Parents' Role in Preventing Injuries to Young Dancers ( - Carmel, NY, – With autumn leaves and the return to school, millions of young dancers also begin or resume dance studies.

Sep 13th, 2012
Injury Prevention Tips for Musicians

Orthopaedic Hand Specialist Offers Tips to Musicians on Injury Prevention this Season Music brings great joy to the world. But not without musicians paying a heavy price in occurrences of pain throughout their careers.

Sep 5th, 2012
Preventing Skateboarding Injuries

Dr. Andrew Peretz notes that while falls are inevitable serious injury can be prevented ( - Carmel, New York, August, 2012 - Every skateboarder is going to fall and unfortunately many are going to suffer an injury.

Sep 2nd, 2012
The Dangers of Wearing Flip-flops

Podiatrist Dr. Alan Berman on five ways to avoid a flip-flop fiasco ( - Somers, NY, - Flip-flops may be a trademark of breezy summer days but they can pose serious health risks.

Aug 7th, 2012
Guidelines for Diabetic Foot Care

Podiatry Expert Dr. Alan Berman Outlines Easy-to-Follow Advice for Preventing Complications ( - Carmel, NY, October 2011 – Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control...

Oct 11th, 2011