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How to Slow the Progression of Arthritis

Arthritis can seemingly come out of nowhere and take over your life. But it doesn't have to. It isn’t easy to predict when and where arthritis will strike, but you can take steps to slow it down once it develops. We have the details for you here.
Sep 1st, 2023

What to Expect Before, During, and After an MRI

MRI scans are a key component of our comprehensive services, but we don’t expect everyone to know everything about them, especially if it's their first time. Here, our experts give you insight into each step of the MRI process.
Jul 12th, 2023

Are There Alternatives to Surgery for Hip Pain?

If you think your achy hip has you destined for the OR, think again. There are many more stones you haven’t overturned when it comes to treating hip pain. Keep reading to learn more about the best-kept hip pain-fighting secrets.
Jun 6th, 2023

PRP Therapy for Achilles Tendonitis: What to Expect

The myth it’s named after might not be real, but the pain you’re feeling because of Achilles tendonitis sure is. Find out how you can beat the beast that is Achilles tendonitis with the help of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.
May 3rd, 2023

When to Consider Surgery for Your Arthritis Pain

Your arthritic joints are painful, stiff, and disrupting your life. Is it time to take the next big step and consider surgery? Here, we discuss when we recommend surgery for arthritis, so you can make a decision with confidence.
Mar 15th, 2023

5 Common Causes of Chronic Hip Pain

Hip pain is debilitating enough without knowing where it originated. Read on to find out more about what’s going on behind the scenes of your hip pain and what we can do to help.
Feb 1st, 2023

I Have Shin Splints: Can You Help?

Your steps are punctuated with pain, which means shin splints have set in, and it feels like they’re here to stay. Don’t worry; we’re here to help. Keep reading to learn more about shin splints and how we can help you get over them quickly.
Jan 2nd, 2023

Why PRP Injections are Becoming So Popular

Whether you’ve read about PRP injections online or heard about them from a friend or family member, we know you’re curious. So our experts are here to confirm the hype and give you the lowdown on this advanced treatment.
Dec 13th, 2022

I Was Hurt on the Job: What Should I Do Now?

Hurt yourself at home? All you can do is recover as quickly as possible. Hurt yourself at work? You may be entitled to benefits — but only if you stick to protocol. Here’s what you should know about worker’s compensation.
Oct 11th, 2022

When to See a Specialist About Lower Back Pain

Do you have something in common with more than 60 million other Americans? Are you bothered by back pain, but unsure whether you should get treated? Here are a few things to consider when making your decision.
Sep 7th, 2022

3 Different Injections for Managing Shoulder Pain

Ready to get back to normal life with a shoulder that works with you instead of against you? You may not have to look any further than a simple, fast-acting injection. Here’s what you should know.
Aug 10th, 2022

How to Prepare for Your MRI

Nervous about an upcoming MRI? Want to make sure you’re taking the right steps to prepare? No matter how you’re feeling, you're in the right place. Here’s what you should know about getting ready for an MRI.
Jul 3rd, 2022

When Should I Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?

Surgery of any kind is a big decision, and it’s one we don’t take lightly. That’s why we make sure you check a few boxes before recommending it. Here’s a closer look at what makes you a candidate for hip replacement surgery.
Jun 2nd, 2022

Your First Steps After a Shoulder Dislocation

You don’t want to be unprepared should you suffer from a dislocated shoulder. Keep reading to get straight-from-the-expert advice on what to do when your shoulder pops out of place.
May 3rd, 2022

Do All ACL Tears Require Surgery?

For most athletes, surgery feels less like a treatment option and more like a death sentence. That’s why we evaluate each injury carefully before recommending surgical intervention. Here’s what you should know about your options for ACL tears.
Apr 5th, 2022

Life After a Fracture

Whether you have rambunctious kids or you’re a senior looking for help after an injury, we’re here to answer your questions so that you’ll know what to expect from fracture recovery.
Feb 6th, 2022

Healthy Habits That Support Your Joints

Without your joints, you would be nowhere — literally. They allow you to perform virtually every movement you make. And without proper care, they can deteriorate and become painful. Here’s what you should know about supporting your joint health.
Jan 10th, 2022

How Does Osteoarthritis Affect Women Differently?

There are many wonderful things about women that make them unique, but unfortunately, being a woman also puts you at a higher risk for conditions like osteoarthritis. Here’s what you should know about how this painful disease affects you.
Dec 28th, 2021

Here's How You Can Avoid Shin Splints

Whether you’ve had them before or you’ve only heard about them, shin splints are nothing to take a chance on. Learn more about this frustrating injury and ways you can potentially avoid them altogether.
Nov 16th, 2021

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