All Island Orthopedics specializes in Shoulder & Knee surgeries and offers its services in The Rockaways New York. Our team is comprised of three orthopedic 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 orthopedic surgery and orthopedic 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.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved MACI (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee in adult patients. MACI is the first FDA-approved product that applies the process of tissue engineering to grow cells on scaffolds using healthy cartilage tissue from the patient’s own knee. The MACI procedure for cartilage regeneration is a two-stage process. The first stage involves a short trip to an operating room for an arthroscopic evaluation. During this first procedure, we place a camera inside your knee to look at the cartilage damage. If we believe that, the cartilage injury can be repaired with the MACI procedure then we will take a small sample of normal cartilage in your knee. That cartilage will be sent to Vericel. The scientists will then grow your cartilage cells and implant them onto a collagen matrix which acts as a scaffold or a home for your new cartilage cells.
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 orthopedic physicians are here to help and will guide you through every step.
The All Island Orthopedics team wishes its patients in The Rockaways a speedy and full recovery.