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    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions
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    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions
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    for all hand, wrist & elbow conditions

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New York’s Best Doctors

Congratulations once again to Dr. Polatsch and Beldner for being recognized by their peers as New York’s Best Doctors.

New York’s Best Doctors

New York’s SuperDoctors

Congratulations to Dr. Beldner and Dr. Polatsch on being chosen once again as one of New York’s SuperDoctors which was listed in this past weekend’s New York Times Magazine.

New York’s SuperDoctors

Leading Hand and Wrist Surgeon Dr. Polatsch discusses Avocado Injuries on Inside Edition

Prominent Hand and Wrist Surgeon Dr. Polatsch discusses Avocado Injuries on Inside Edition

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Prominent Hand Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Polatsch, discusses the Lifetime Risk of Developing Hand Arthritis.

If you have stiff, aching fingers and hands, you’re not alone — a new study reports that 40 percent of people will be affected by the pain of arthritis in at least one hand.

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Drawing on his expertise of carpal tunnel syndrome, Dr. Dan Polatsch comments on a new research study evaluating physical therapy for the treatment of this condition.

Surgery is a common approach to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. But, physical therapy may work just as well, a new study indicates.

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Renowned hand surgeon Dr. Daniel Polatsch discusses two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova’s hand injury on BBC news.

How you should be holding your smartphone, according to an orthopedic surgeon

WATCH | A wrist and hand doctor explains the health risks that come with holding a smartphone the wrong way.Here’s a wakeup call for those of you poking your thumbs into your smartphones some thousands of times a day: You could be doing serious damage to your hands and wrists!

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Dr. Polatsch discusses hand and wrist injuries in professional gamers.

In traditional sports like football or soccer, injuries are a common and expected thing. In professional video games however, people who are not informed on the subject might not expect gamers to get injured. Staying fit in the real world is a still a key part of remaining a champion, even in eSports.

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Congratulations to Dr. Polatsch and Dr. Beldner for once again being named in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors issue out this week.

Dr. Polatsch and Dr. Beldner - Best Doctors 2016

 

New York Hand and Wrist Center at Lenox Hill Opens

Northwell Health Physician Partners’ New York Hand and Wrist Center at Lenox Hill opened its new location at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital located at 210 East 64th Street.

Co-directors Daniel Polatsch, MD, and Steven Beldner, MD lead this world-class hand surgery center which offers expert treatment of hand, wrist and elbow fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Congratulations Dr. Beldner and Dr. Polatsch on being chosen as one of New York’s “SuperDoctors” which was listed in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine.

SuperDoctors

Top NYC hand surgeon Dr. Dan Polatsch discusses smartphone-related hand issues

Over the past year, cell phone users have been sharing photos of some wonky pinky fingers. The pinkies are curved or at an angle from the rest of the fingers, and users claim that the shape of their hands has changed from over-using their smartphones. A headline from an article posted today on the Daily Mail screams, “People share shocking photos showing how their hands have been left deformed by the way they hold their gadget.” Others though, including some surgeons who specialize in hand surgery, aren’t quite as convinced.

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Jason Pierre-Paul tweets he doesn’t need index finger to get sacks

Days after Pierre-Paul’s accident, Dr. Steven Beldner, co-director of New York Hand and Wrist Center at Lenox Hill Hospital, told New York’s WPIX that, “The index finger is one of the least important fingers, because if you lose your index finger you can immediately bypass it to your third or your fourth or your fifth finger.”

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Top NYC hand surgeon discusses Jimmy Fallon’s hand injury

 

Renowned hand doctor weighs in on Jason Pierre-Paul’s amputated finger

 

Congratulations Dr. Polatsch and Dr. Beldner on once again being selected as one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors.

NY Magazine 2015

Owing to his expertise on thumb injuries, Dr. Dan Polatsch discusses overuse injures from texting on NBC’s Today Show.

Owing to his expertise on thumb injuries, Dr. Dan Polatsch discusses overuse injures from texting on NBC's Today Show

On March 20th, Dr. Dan Polatsch was inducted as an NYPD Honorary Police Surgeon by Police Commissioner Bratton at One Police Plaza.

Bob Beckel thanks Dr. Dan Polatsch for saving his hand on Fox News Network


Dr. Steven Beldner discussing Alex Rodriguez’s hand injury on Fox 5 News

Dr. Polatsch interviewed in 3 Teams: A Youth Sports Story Documentary film for his expertise in upper-extremity sports injuries.

Orthopedic Surgeon on Bono’s Injury

Dr. Steven Beldner, hand surgeon in the Department of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, talks to Roseanne Colletti about Bono’s arm injury and the typical recovery time for such an injury.

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Warning about ‘MOMMY’S THUMB’

NEW YORK – It is an ailment that affects many new moms, and not only is it painful, it can actually prevent moms from picking up their babies. It’s been nicknamed "Mommy Thumb", and it is on the rise. But there are things that moms can do to prevent it.

“It would just be really sharp quick pain and it would make me want to drop whatever I was holding,” said Michelle Leo.

Even if she was holding her baby.

Two months after little Mae was born, Michelle felt the pain in her thumbs while lifting her daughter up, first the left side then the right. It’s known as Mommy Thumb or Mommy Wrist.

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Elite Trauma Symposium

Owing to his expertise on wrist fractures, Dr. Polatsch has repeatedly been invited to lecture on distal radius fractures to orthopedic and trauma surgeons at the Annual Trauma Symposium in Florida.

On March 20th, Dr. Dan Polatsch was inducted as an NYPD Honorary Police Surgeon by Police Commissioner Bratton at One Police Plaza.

Dr. Polatsch speaking at the Annual Laurence Polatsch September 11th Memorial Fund Outing

The memorial fund has raised substantial funds to donate a pediatric oncology/hematology play room at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a neonatal ICU family room at NYU Medical Center, a pediatric recovery room at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. The fund has also raised significant money to help children with arthritis, Autism, and Juvenile Diabetes.

Top Orthopedic Surgeons in New York, NY

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In 2013 Dr. Polatsch was listed in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors Issue.

 

In 2014, Both Dr. Beldner and Dr. Polatsch were listed in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors Issue.

 

In 2014 Dr. Polatsch was listed in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors

 

Dr. Polatsch and Dr. Beldner have been listed in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

Top Doctors: New York Metro Area 17th ed.

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New York City’s Top Doctors

 

Top Doctors: New York Metro Area 17th Edition, 16th Edition

 

Professional Societies

 

Hand Surgery Update Course

 

Dupuytren’s Contracture

 

America’s Top 8 Nervous Habits

America’s Top 8 Nervous Habits. Most actions we perform are intentional and deliberate. But stressful circumstances have a strange way of altering our mindfulness and focus. When we’re tense or anxious, habitual behavior takes over. When that freshly opened bag of cookies is suddenly half empty—and we don’t remember eating them-we’ve resorted to unconscious behavior to placate our emotional turmoil. Nervous habits, such as nail-biting, are unappealing to watch. Even worse, they can exact a toll on the body. Check out our list to learn how the damage gets done.

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Brodeur’s surgery "100 percent successful"

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said the doctors told him that goaltender Martin Brodeur’s surgery this morning to repair his torn distal biceps tendon in his left elbow was “100 percent successful.”

“Everything went as expected,” Lamoriello just told me. “There were no surprises. The timetable for his return is the same — three to four months.”

Brodeur’s tendon was torn completely from the bone in his left elbow and had to be reattached. He is expected to make a full recovery and be back in time for the end of the regular season.

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Win at Candy Crush with these flexibility warm-ups

Take care of your extremities with these moves.

If you’re one of the 46 million monthly Candy Crush players, your fingers are probably hurting after a particularly intense round. Take care of your extremities with these warm-up moves from Dr. Steven Beldner, a hand specialist from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, who paired up with King, the company behind the addictive game.

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Brace yourselves, Megan Fox has an imperfection: the actress is all thumbs

Megan Fox

It looks like the most desired woman is not so perfect after all!

The internet has been abuzz regarding new photos of Megan Fox with unusually large thumbs.

The medical term for Megan Fox’s ever so slightly misshapen thumb is brachydactyly, which is basically a fancy word for a clubbed thumb, according to local hand surgeons. “Literally, what it means is short finger,” says Dr. Steven Bendner, a hand surgeon at Beth Israel Medical Center. “The nail of the thumb in this condition is often very short and wide.”

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