We treat a variety of ailments related to bones, joint, ligaments, tendon and muscle injuries. 


Our board certified physicians and physician assistants at Healthcare Associates in Medicine provide specialized care in:

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(718) 667-3333 

3333 Hylan Boulvard

Staten Island NY 10306

Click on one of the following links above for more information on the conditions and treatments we provide for each area of concern. All descriptions are provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

We treat all bone, joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries and conditions that may require rehabilitative therapy to achieve the best long-term results possible. Our rehabilitation team consists of physical therapists, occupational therapists and a certified hand therapist. Each patient is given the most comprehensive orthopedic treatment plan that may or may not include surgical intervention.

We encourage all our patients to make an appointment for one of our clinicians however if you're in need of immediate care, our orthopedic walk-in center can provide immediate diagnosis and treatment. Our walk-in center provides immediate services for fractures, sprains and strains and onsite x-rays to quickly and accurately diagnose and start your treatment process. 


3333 Hylan Boulevard

Staten Island, NY 10306

(718) 667-3333

Types of Procedures Provided

Trigger Finger Release

This surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, usually with simple local anesthesia. The goal of surgery is to open the pulley at the base of the finger so that the tendon can glide more freely, thus relieving the bent finger or fingers. Active motion of the finger generally begins immediately after surgery. Normal use of the hand is typically resumed once comfort permits.

Carpal Tunnel Release

This orthopedic surgical procedure helps to relieve the pressure exerted on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel in the wrist. This surgery may be performed conventionally via a small incision or using a fiber optic scope (endoscopic carpal tunnel repair).

Dupuytrens Contracture Release

A procedure utilized to help fix a flexion contracture of the hand (due to a palmar fibromatosis). This causes the fingers to bend towards the palm, preventing a full extension. An incision is made (under general or regional anesthesia) and all diseased cords and fascia are removed.

DeQuervain's Release

DeQuervain's tendinosis occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb are irritated or constricted. This procedure helps to open the thumb compartment (covering) to make more room for the irritated tendons.

Cubital Tunnel Decompression

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome occurs due to ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow. This procedure is performed through a 10-cm curvilinear incision centered over the medial aspect of the elbow. The facial roof of the cubital tunnel is then opened.

Fracture Fixation

The basic goal is to stabilize the fractured bone, to enable fast healing of the injured bone and to return early mobility and full function of the injured extremity. Conservative fracture treatment consists of closed reduction to restore the bone alignment. Subsequent stabilization is then achieved with traction or external splinting by slings, splints or casts. Braces are used to limit range of motion of a joint. External fixators provide fracture fixation based on the principle of splinting. There are three basic types of external fixators: standard uniplanar fixator, ring fixator and hybrid fixator. The numerous devices used for internal fixation are approximately divided into a few major categories: wires, pins and screws, plates and intramedullary nails or rods. Staples and clamps are also used occasionally.

Arthroscopy of Wrist

This procedure allows the surgeon to diagnose and treat many problems of the wrist through a series of very small incisions (portals). Incisions used with wrist arthroscopy are smaller and disrupt less soft tissue than conventional open surgery. Pain, swelling and stiffness are minimized and recovery is often faster.

Ganglion Cysts Removal

The removal of a fluid-filled sac on the skin of the wrist, finger or sole of the foot. The cyst is attached to a tendon or a joint through fibers and contains synovial fluid. The procedure entails aspiration, or draining fluid from the cyst with a large hypodermic needle. The cyst may also be excised (removed by cutting).

Meniscus Repair

Surgical repair may be done by open surgery, in which a small incision is made and the knee is opened so that the surgeon can see inside the knee and the meniscus can be repaired. Increasingly, surgeons also use arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus.

Total Knee Replacement

A procedure in which the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The knee is a hinge joint which provides motion at the point where the thigh meets the lower leg. The thighbone (or femur) abuts the large bone of the lower leg (tibia) at the knee joint. During a total knee replacement, the end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament ( ACL ) Reconstruction

A surgical tissue graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament, located in the knee completed to restore its function after anterior cruciate ligament injury. The torn ligament is removed from the knee before the graft is inserted through a hole created by a single-hole punch. The procedure is performed arthroscopically.

Hip Replacement

A surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. This surgery can be performed as a total replacement or as a hemi (half) replacement.

Arthroscopy for Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff repair involves stitching the torn tendon back onto the arm bone (Humerus). This may be performed through keyhole surgery (arthroscopy). Performing the procedure this way has a variety of benefits, including less post-operative pain, less time in the hospital (usually can be performed as a day-case operation), quicker return to work and sports, frequently no stitches to remove and less wound complications.

Total Elbow Replacement

The damaged parts of the humerus and ulna are replaced with artificial components. The artificial elbow joint is made up of a metal and plastic hinge with two metal stems. The stems fit inside the hollow part of the bone called the canal. There are different types of elbow replacements and components come in different sizes. There are also partial elbow replacements.

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