All Island Orthopedics specializes in Shoulder & Knee surgeries and offers its services in Astoria New York. Our team is comprised of three orthopaedic physicians, Neofitos Stefanides M.D. trained in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction, Peter Stefanides M.D. who is trained in pain management and Edward Feliciano, who is specialized in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine.
All Island Orthopedics in Astoria and Bayside takes surgeries very seriously and keeps up to date with all the latest in the fields in Chondroplasty, Meniscus, Bankart Repair, Shoulder & Knee surgeries, including the most complicated Knee and Shoulder Replacement procedures.
A SLAP tear or SLAP lesion is an injury to the glenoid labrum. Unfortunately few with SLAP lesion injuries return to full capability without surgical intervention. In some, physical therapy can strengthen the supporting muscles in the shoulder joint to the point of reestablishing stability. After the surgical procedure, there is a period of rehabilitation. The rehabilitation period usually lasts about eight months. The first phase focusses on early motion and usually occupies post-surgical weeks one through three. Phase two, between week 4 through 6, involves progression of strength and range of motion. Phase 3, usually weeks 6 through 10, permits elbow flexion resistive exercises. After phase 3, isokinetic exercises may be commenced for 2-6 weeks in order for the patient to restore full strength. All Island Orthopedics in Astoria and Bayside, are specializing in SLAP tear injuries. If you feel pain or discomfort in your shoulder, please schedule an appointment with us in order for us to provide a diagnosis.
Every surgery requires some preparation. Removing the anxiety is one of our top priorities, from medication and home planning to recovery and rehabilitation, our team of orthopaedic physicians are here to help and will guide you through every step.
The All Island Orthopedics team wishes its patients in Astoria a speedy and full recovery.