Testimonials

Taylor Dumond

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… Read more “Taylor Dumond”

Taylor Dumond
Greenville, NY
Patellar Arthritis

Seyward Darby

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… Read more “Seyward Darby”

Seyward Darby
Brooklyn, NY
Patellar Arthritis, Patellar Instability

Kimberly Zastenchik

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… Read more “Kimberly Zastenchik”

Kimberly Zastenchik
Mahopac, NY
Cartilage Repair, Patellar Arthritis

Stephanie VandenBerg

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… Read more “Stephanie VandenBerg”

Stephanie VandenBerg
Northfield, NJ
Cartilage Repair, Patellar Arthritis

Viviana Denig

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… Read more “Viviana Denig”

Viviana Denig
Sunnyside, NY
Cartilage Repair, Patellar Arthritis

Laura Carhart

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.… Read more “Laura Carhart”

Laura Carhart
Redbank, NJ
Patellar Arthritis, Patellar Instability

Maureen Suhr

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… Read more “Maureen Suhr”

Maureen Suhr
Merrick, NY
Cartilage Repair, Patellar Arthritis, Patellar Instability

Paulette Gangemi

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… Read more “Paulette Gangemi”

Paulette Gangemi
Lambertville, NJ
Patellar Arthritis, Patellar Instability

Katherine Trumble

I first injured myself playing basketball when I had just turned eleven years old. I was side shuffling to block a shot when my right knee locked and I fell down, dislocating my patella. I did not know what happened and when I was told I would be out of sports for some time, I… Read more “Katherine Trumble”

Katherine Trumble
Tinton Falls, NJ
Patellar Instability

Sarah Perry

I have dealt with knee pain for eight years and finally decided to take the necessary measures to live a pain-free life. I came to HSS with hopes of being able to run, Irish-dance, take yoga, and have zero pain in daily activities. I have been active in various team sports throughout the years, but… Read more “Sarah Perry”

Sarah Perry
Staten Island, NY
Patellar Instability

Ava Harrison

When I was in 7th grade I dislocated my knee cap for the very first time. It wasn’t until I was in 8th grade when it dislocated again and my parents and I knew something was wrong with my knees. I didn’t go to HSS right away because we didn’t know if it would be… Read more “Ava Harrison”

Ava Harrison Westfield, NJ
Westfield, NJ
Patellar Instability

Robert Corvalan

A family member had been treated by Dr. Beth Shubin Stein for many years for arthritis in her knee. When I fell on ice last January I was unable to move my right arm and had intense pain in my arm and shoulder. I could not work at my company because of the injury. I… Read more “Robert Corvalan”

Robert Corvalan
Hampton Bays, NY
Rotator Cuff Injuries

Matt Breitenbach

I am 65 years old and a life-long baseball and New York Mets fan. I’ve played baseball since I was seven, from little league through high school and college. I even experienced a bit of semi-professional baseball. I was a catcher, and always loved it. After a brief time playing softball in my thirties, I thought… Read more “Matt Breitenbach”

Matt Breitenbach
New York, NY
Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Arthritis

Isabella Bjorkeson

In high school I participated in many sports but my favorite two were soccer and track and field. During my high school career I experienced 3 shoulder dislocations but never looked into them. Upon being recruited to a collegiate track and field team, I went from being a hurdler and jumper to a heptathlete/pentathlete (7/5… Read more “Isabella Bjorkeson”

Isabella Bjorkeson
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Shoulder Instability

Barbara Jean Smith

I separated my right shoulder in 1995, the Dr. said the only that would help was time (and painkillers temporarily). It got somewhat better with time. Then worse. By 2011, not being able to reach across my desk at work to answer the phone, I sought help. The Drs. out on eastern LI kept giving… Read more “Barbara Jean Smith”

Barbara Jean Smith
Laurel, MD
Shoulder Instability

Alicia Solan-Teglasi

I came to HSS to determine whether or not I needed surgery. I saw two doctors and found that each felt differently as to whether or not I needed surgery. I also went for a third recommendation from a PT–a director at another well-known institution. Since I also know that surgeries in the past have… Read more “Alicia Solan-Teglasi”

Alicia Solan-Teglasi
New York, NY
Shoulder Instability

Kim Pearson

My name is Kim Pearson and I have never felt more cared for than during my visits to HSS. By day I am a special education teacher and group exercise instructor. However my hobby and passion in life is being a fitness competitor. I train 6 days a week and have worked my way up… Read more “Kim Pearson”

Kim Pearson
Stamford, CT
ACL Reconstruction & Repair

Catherine Karas

I first came to Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in early 2000. Soon after, I began running marathons. Through HSS, I came to better understand my running biomechanics. In particular, I discovered that my running pattern creates excessive instability upon foot strike. As a result, I have experienced a myriad of injuries, including stress fractures,… Read more “Catherine Karas”

Catherine Karas
Ridgewood, NJ
ACL Reconstruction & Repair

James Bosche

I was standing on a file cabinet in Nov of 2007, drilling new holes to install blinds. I pulled the drill out of the wall and went back catching myself on my right foot. My knee bent in the wrong direction and I heard a pop. I had always been an athlete, so I thought… Read more “James Bosche”

James Bosche
New York, NY
ACL Reconstruction & Repair

Karen Ganz

I had completely severed my MCL and ACL in a slow motion collision on a ski slope. The surgeons at Vail wanted to operate immediately, but I wanted to return home first. I saw several doctors who told me the MCL would heal first and then I would have to decide whether to go through… Read more “Karen Ganz”

Karen Ganz
Ardsley on Hudson, NY
ACL Reconstruction & Repair

Niko Pfund

I’ve played basketball and/or run for my entire life, and in recent years have run 5Ks and marathons with friends.In training for the Berlin Marathon, I injured my knee, which Dr. Shubin Stein diagnosed as a complex tear of the posterior horn of my left menial meniscus. It hurt to walk and it hurt to… Read more “Niko Pfund”

Niko Pfund
New York, NY
Meniscus Repair

Teresa Saputo-Crerend

I saw Dr. Beth Shubin Stein after consulting with a surgeon locally in Mount Kisco. I had a torn meniscus and was in a great deal of discomfort. The local surgeon suggested I get surgery right away and told me “you will never get better without surgery with the type of tear you have.” I… Read more “Teresa Saputo-Crerend”

Teresa Saputo-Crerend
Bedford Corners, NY
Meniscus Repair

Bianca Smith

I am a dancer. It is my life’s passion. I was a senior in college at Northeastern University when my life changed in an instant. I was in my last semester, excited about my upcoming trips to Ireland to host a dance competition and then on Spring break to Mexico with my best friends. It… Read more “Bianca Smith”

Bianca Smith
Rutherford, NJ
Ankle

Thomas Guardino

When my experience with Hospital for Special Surgery first began, I was in a poor position mentally and physically, and my outlook on things weren’t the best. I had been competitively playing soccer in the Tri-State area since I was four-years-old. My soccer career included playing competitively in the highest division of the Monmouth and… Read more “Thomas Guardino”

Thomas Guardino
Brick, NJ
Knee Injury/Condition, Patellar Instability

Ellen A.

I am a 67 year old woman and very active. Dr. Shubin Stein listened to me, understood the importance of regaining as much of my former activity as possible. Other surgeons were quick to advise the cookie cutter surgery of a full knee replacement and overlook the results of the MRI. Dr. Shubin Stein looked… Read more “Ellen A.”

Ellen A.
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Diane C.

After being to countless doctors and going for very invasive testing and still not getting the proper diagnosis I went to see Dr. Shubin Stein. After her examination I was confident I was in the right place and was confident in her diagnosis. She also set up immediately for me to go across the street… Read more “Diane C.”

Diane C.
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Deborah B.

Dr. Shubin Stein is a world-class surgeon and was the perfect choice for our daughter’s reconstructive knee, and first-ever orthopedic, surgery. Dr. Shubin Stein is thorough, efficient, and committed to providing her patients with the best possible outcomes. Our daughter’s recovery is ahead of schedule and her prognosis for full mobility excellent as a direct… Read more “Deborah B.”

Deborah B.
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Mirabelle Harris

When I came to HSS I had already had four knee surgeries at a local hospital near me in Boston. I originally shattered my kneecap and tore my MCL, MPFL as well as caused serious trauma to my knee as a whole. By the time I came for an evaluation at HSS my knee had… Read more “Mirabelle Harris”

Mirabelle Harris
Boston, MA
Knee Injury/Condition

Kelly Guarino

Kelly Guarino
NJIT Basketball
ACL Reconstruction & Repair

John Papaianni

I have always been an active kid playing hockey, baseball, wrestling, and riding my skateboard/bike. In January 2018, that all changed for me. While wrestling, my opponent took me down and my leg broke (tibia). I had a spiral break that took 6-8 weeks to heal in a full cast that then followed… Read more “John Papaianni”

John Papaianni
Edison, NJ
Meniscus Repair
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