Noted Hip & Knee Surgeon Ronald P. Grelsamer, M.D., Appointed Chief of Patellofemoral Reconstruction at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York

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Named Best Doctor for the 6th successive year in New York Magazine’s 2006 Best Doctors Guide in Collaboration with Castle Connolly, Dr. Ronald P. Grelsamer brings to Mount Sinai Hospital his experience and cutting-edge approach to kneecap pain, including non-operative treatments and novel operations such as isolated patellofemoral replacement surgery. Grelsamer's "Current Concepts Review" article on kneecap arthritis appeared in the August 2006 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Grelsamer will speak at the yearly meeting of the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting on October 21st in New York and will present two lectures at a kneecap arthritis symposium in Baltimore on November 4, 2006. Grelsamer is pleased to announce his new Hip Pad Patent, purchased by Bioment, will be available in early 2007.

- Mount Sinai Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Ronald P. Grelsamer, internationally-renowned orthopedic specialist and author, has moved his practice to Mount Sinai Medical Center at 5 East 98th Street in New York. As Chief of Patellofemoral Reconstruction and Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Grelsamer’s clinical specialties include:

  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patella Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Ligament Disorders of the Knee
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Hip and Knee

Named Best Doctor for the 6th successive year in New York Magazine’s 2006 Best Doctors Guide in Collaboration with Castle Connolly

Traditionally-trained and educated, Grelsamer is an avid patient advocate at the forefront of orthopedic research and technology, integrating the latest treatment and surgery options into his practice. Dr. Grelsamer brings to Mount Sinai Hospital his experience and cutting-edge approach to kneecap pain, including non-operative treatments and novel operations such as isolated patellofemoral replacement surgery.

Dr. Grelsamer gives patients the tools and knowledge to be informed consumers.

As part of Grelsamer’s commitment to inform today’s consumer, he launched in 2005 the “Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women" Campaign to educate young athletes, parents, coaches, physical education teachers, and other fitness counselors about how to prevent and treat anterior cruciate ligament injuries in females. Grelsamer’s program includes educational, interactive presentations and workshops including tips on form and exercises.

Dr. Grelsamer has also teamed up with KneeGuru.co.uk to teach “Pain Around the Kneecap,” an interactive online course on the Ins and Outs of Knee Pain.

A "Current Concepts Review" article on kneecap arthritis appeared in the August 2006 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Grelsamer will speak at the yearly meeting of the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting on October 21st in New York and will present two lectures at a kneecap arthritis symposium in Baltimore on November 4, 2006.

New Hip Pad Patent purchased by Biomet; available early 2007

Dr. Grelsamer’s Hip Pad patent was purchased by the Biomet company, and the Hip Pad will be available in early 2007. The Hip Pad is a thin device worn over the front of the hip by patients at risk for a dislocation of their total hip replacement.

In What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Knee Pain and Surgery, Warner Books, 2002, Dr. Grelsamer exposes the potential dangers of misread MRIs and explains why surgery is often not required to alleviate many types of knee pain.

Dr. Grelsamer has been listed in Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors,” and in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors of New York” for many years. A candid and highly entertaining recognized speaker, he has shared his expertise with the public on TV and radio shows, as well as many national magazines and newspapers, such as NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Eyewitness News, FOX TV, PLUM TV, Forbes Magazine, and USA Today.

Dr. Grelsamer’s most recent books include “WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY” (Warner, 2004), “WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT KNEE PAIN AND SURGERY” (Warner, 2002), and “THE COLUMBIA-PRESBYTERIAN OSTEOARTHRITIS HANDBOOK” (with Suzanne Loebl, Macmillan, 1996).

Contact: Dr. Ronald P. Grelsamer, Mount Sinai Hospital, 5 East 98th Street, Box 1188, New York, NY 10029; Phone 212-241-2914, fax 212-534-6202

Website: http://www.kneehippain.com

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