Patient Stories

I’m a runner for over 20 years and after I ran the 2011 NYC Half Marathon, I started feeling some discomfort in my right knee, but I did not put too much attention. I went to see an orthopedic MD in Astoria and after an MRI and x-rays, he told me that my days as a runner were over, and… Read more “Viviana Denig”

Viviana Denig
Sunnyside, NY

I just wanted to take a moment and share my story and wonderful experience with The Women’s Sports Medicine Center and Doctor Sabrina Strickland at Hospital for Special Surgery. As you can see, I am not “local” to NYC. It is an effort to come to Manhattan, but the effort it well worth it. I have had a lifetime of… Read more “Paulette Gangemi”

Paulette Gangemi
Lambertville, NJ

Since adolescence, I have had knee pain and subluxation and many knee surgeries. Knee pain was a part of my life for over twenty years, but it became increasingly worse to the point where I had episodes of significant swelling every other week. It began interfering with my work, my commute, and limited my activities with my family. I was… Read more “Maureen Suhr”

Maureen Suhr
Merrick, NY

I would first like to take the time to thank Dr. Beth Shubin Stein and her staff for giving me the best possible treatment and experience I could have hoped for. Not only did Dr. Shubin Stein fix my knee, but she got me back running in the shortest time possible! While running my first full marathon in Disney World… Read more “Stephanie VandenBerg”

Stephanie VandenBerg
Northfield, NJ

I had an amazing experience with at HSS. Dr Shubin Stein did my TTT (Tibia Tubrical Transfer) on both knees, each 6 months apart, and then screw removal. Both surgeries went way better than I could have imagined. Previously, I had crunching and significant pain especially with stairs. Now I never have pain and feel free to to whatever exercise… Read more “Kimberly Zastenchik”

Kimberly Zastenchik
Mahopac, NY

Imagine your in a sports game. And all of a sudden your knees start hurting. You think it’s just from running and it’ll go away. For a few months it doesn’t go away. You tell your parents and go to a doctor. The first doctor says do physical therapy and you’ll be fine. You do the physical therapy while you… Read more “Taylor Dumond”

Taylor Dumond
Greenville, NY

I am 27 years old. A few years ago my knee cap was on the left side of my knee and half of my cartilage was gone on the right side of my knee. So my doctor down here told me he could not do it and he sent me up to HSS see Dr. Shubin Stein. She looked at… Read more “Laura Carhart”

Laura Carhart
Redbank, NJ

My left kneecap started dislocating and subluxating in early adolescence, when I was playing soccer and basketball regularly and also growing tall rather quickly (I wound up close to 5’8). Over the next 15 years, the condition was a constant in my life–I lived with the pain when my kneecap popped out of place a couple of times each year.… Read more “Seyward Darby”

Seyward Darby
Brooklyn, NY



Your elbow is considered to be a hinge joint—meaning it allows your arm to extend and flex in a hinge-like motion (picture a capital “L” and then picture a straight line), and a pivot joint, which means in conjunction with your forearm your elbow enables you to be able to position your hand so your palm is up (pronate) or your palm is facing down (supinate). Three bones come together to form the elbow: the humerus (upper arm bone) and the ulna and the radius (these two bones form your forearm).

  • Other structural features of your elbow include:

    • Olecranon
    • Medial Epicondyle
    • Lateral Epicondilitis
    •  UCL 

  • AnatomyOfTheElbow

Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Treatment

The first step toward recovery after an elbow injury is to immediately stop playing sports and give your joint the rest it needs. When you make the smart decision early, and your injury is not severe, it is possible for these simpler forms of treatment to have a lasting and effective impact on your recovery:

  • Ice therapy can be effective in reducing swelling around the joint
  • NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug )can be used to help fight inflammation, swelling, pain, and general discomfort
  • Physical therapy sessions can lead to a successful recovery of your elbow's range of motion and functional strength

Surgical Treatments

Surgical FAQs

  • Elbow Tendinopathy

  • Distal Biceps Repair

  • Distal Triceps Repair