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November 2017

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Justin Greisberg, MD, Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery and trauma specialist at Columbia University Medical Center, checks in on a patient in the Bronxville hospital's new Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). For patients from around the region, this means loca l access to world-class medicine practiced by or thopedists who a re a lso professors at a n academic medica l center. " We have a level of orthopedic knowledge that is completely d i f ferent f rom a ny t h i n g else ava i lable i n Westchester," Dr. Geller says. TRAUMA CARE N Y P Lawrence has prioritized expa nding trauma ser vices, says Justin K . Greisberg, MD, Chief of Foot & A nkle Surger y and trauma specia list at Columbia University Medica l Center. Today, patients ca n receive the sa me specia lt y trauma ca re at t he hospita l t hat t hey cou ld receive in New York Cit y, Dr. Greisberg says — even for complex fractures. A ll physicians in the emergency depa r tment a re boa rd-cer tif ied, a nd they have additiona l tra ining in pediatric emergency ca re. T he t ea m i s equ ipped w it h t he lat es t t ech n iques a nd technolog ies in order to dea l w ith a ny or thopedic trauma that may a rise. " We a re bring ing the cit y to Westchester," Dr. Greisberg says. "Just the other day, I treated a fracture dislocation of the heel bone. I was able to perform that surgery at NYP Lawrence. A nother patient was a ba llet da ncer who had dislocated the middle of her foot. She received successful treatment here a nd went home uneventfully. These cases illustrate the new level of specia lt y ca re we a re delivering in the a rea ." T h at ex t end s t o non- oper at ive c a re when i nd ic at ed , Dr. Greisberg says. The focus is a lways on determining the optima l approach. " We c on sider c on ser v at ive mea s u re s f i r s t ," he say s . " However, some ca ses have better outcomes when surger y is per for med sooner rat her t ha n later. We avoid surger y when possible, but when a non-operative approach will not be successful, we don't waste a patient 's time." SPORTS MEDICINE From a n older adult who golfs on weekends to a 15-yea r-old g y m na st who per for ms da r i ng feat s on a ba la nce bea m, spor ts medicine patients a re diverse a nd complex, yet they sha re a common goa l: to perform to the fullest ex tent of their capacity. Many injuries treated by sports medicine physicians involve repetitive stress on joints, muscles or tendons. Others a re one-time occurrences, such a s a spra in. W hatever the condition, N Y P Law rence spor ts medicine physicia ns use both operative a nd conser vative measures to help patients get back in the ga me quick ly a nd sa fely. G e or ge J. Z a m b e t t i Jr. , M D, A s s i s t a nt P r ofe s s or of Or thopedic Surger y at Columbia University Medica l Center, has more tha n 30 yea rs of experience in spor ts medicine a nd ha s ser ved for decades a s tea m physicia n for institutions including Fordha m Universit y. The most com mon conditions Dr. Za mbet ti treat s a re related to the patella . Effectively addressing such injuries, which can cause anterior knee pain, may involve a whole-body Meet the Physician: Justin K. Greisberg, MD JUSTIN K. GREISBERG, MD, Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, and orthopedic trauma specialist, graduated summa cum laude with distinction in molecular biophysics and biochem - istry from Yale University. He obtained his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, followed by a fellowship in orthopedic trauma there. He completed an additional fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Greisberg is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has an extensive research and publication history and has served as principal investigator on several studies. He has been a peer reviewer for numerous journals and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 0 7 M D N E W S . C O M /// M D N E W S L O W E R H U D S O N / B R O N X ■ 2 017

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