Stanislav Avshalumov, DO, FAOBOS
Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, PC
Long Island & Brooklyn Orthopedist
Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, PC is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopaedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.
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Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, PC is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties. We are pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our knee doctor in Brooklyn.
Dr. Avshalumov specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:
- Joint Preservation
- Sports Medicine
- General Orthopedics
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- Osteopathic Medicine: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY
- Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, NY
- Joint Preservation, Resurfacing & Replacement Fellowship: Washington University Orthopedics, St. Louis, MO
- New York State Medical License
- State of New Jersey License
- American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOBOS) – May 2011
- National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners – Complex Step I, II, IIIACLS, BLS, Infection Control
- South Nassau Communities Hospital: September 2007–December 2007 Free-Hand Technique Modification on Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Authors: Dr. Avshalumov & Dr. Gerber
- University of Kentucky & Shriners Hospital for Children: January 2006–April 2006 Scoliosis in Autistic ChildrenAuthors: Dr. Avshalumov & Dr. Milbrandt
- North Shore University Hospital NY Manhassat: 2006–2007 Total Hip Replacement in Patient with History of Poliomyelitis Authors: Dr. Avshalumov & Dr. Siderman
- Astrakhan Medical Academy: September 1993–December 1994 Rehabilitation of Muscle after Surgical Reconstruction of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Research Assistant of Dr. Ramiz Ibragimov
- American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS)
- American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
- American Medical Association (AMA)
Surgery Center Affiliations
Alexander Wicker, RPA-C
Registered Orthopedic Physician Assistant
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Alexander Wicker is a registered orthopedic physician assistant and specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and procedures including:
- Emergency Trauma
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Undergraduate: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
- Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
- Physician Assistant Program: Hofstra University, Hempstead NY
- Pre-requisites for PA Program: Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York
- Physician Assistant – Orthopaedic Surgery: Advanced Orthopaedics & Joint Preservation, PC, Valley Stream, NY (December 1, 2012 –Present)
- Manage all aspects of care for adult and pediatric patients in a private office setting under the supervision of Board Certified and sub-specialty fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- Experience with first and second assisting in the operating room.
- Physician Assistant – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY (January 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013)
- Manage all aspects of care for adult and pediatric patients on the entire orthopaedic service on the inpatient settings, outpatient clinics, perioperative, as well as performing emergent and routine consults under the supervision of Board Certified and Sub-specialty fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- Experience with first and second assisting in the operating room on numerous occasions, including complex fracture repairs, and total joint replacements.
- Perform wide range of skills including physical exams, administering intraarticular injections; prepare written prescriptions, splinting, and casting. lnstruct and advise patients regarding medications and treatment.
- Clinical Coordinator, Joint Replacement Program: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY (September 15, 2012 – June 30, 2013)
- Physician Assistant – Emergency Department: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY (March 14, 2011 – December 31, 2011)
- Manage all aspects of care for adult patients in the Main E.D. (Acute Care) and both adult and pediatric patients in the Fast Track (Urgent Care) settings under the supervision of Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians.
- Perform wide range of skills including physical exams, administering injections and immunizations, suturing, prepare written prescriptions, splinting, and lumbar punctures. Instruct and advise patients regarding medications and treatment and/or refer them to appropriate specialists.
- NCCPA certified, January 2011
- NYS Licensed, February 2011
- New Jersey Licensed, 2013
- ACLS, BCLS, ATLS certified
- DEA certified
- Infection Control certified
- NYS Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certified
- Hofstra University Physician Assistant Program: Class of 2010 Vice-President
- Hofstra University Society of Physician Assistant Students: Co-Founder, Past President, Lifetime Member
- American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
- New York State Society of Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
- American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
- Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, Fellow Member
- American Society of Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistants, Affiliate Member
- Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow Member
Previous Work Experience
- The National Enquirer: District Retail Manager (March 2003 – August 2008)
- Managed a staff of six part-time employees whose tasks involved magazine merchandising, advertising signage placement, and product reordering in retail stores.
- Personally assisted in the re-launch of Star magazine from a tabloid format in January 2004.
Organizations & Clubs:
- Volunteer Firefighter, Garden City Park Fire Department
- Ex-Lieutenant, Rescue Company
Skills & Interests
- Strong interests in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Joint Preservation and Reconstruction
- Self-motivated and eager to learn
- Strong work ethic
- Team player
- Proficient in the use of Electronic Medical Records
- Motivated Knee Doctor in Brooklyn
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Tendonitis in the Knee
Patellar Tendonitis, also referred to as “jumper’s knee,” is a common injury to those who are constantly jumping and putting pressure on their knees. The patella connects your kneecap to your shin bone and can cause pain in the kneecap area leading to the front of the shin. While people who jump a lot tend to get this injury, it is also possible to get it from overuse of the knees and degeneration of the tissue.
If your knee hurts, you should know the signs and symptoms of patellar tendonitis. While sometimes this injury goes away without complications, if it is ignored and overused it can lead to increasing tears and injuries to the tendons and lead to an even more damaging injury. A knee doctor in Brooklyn at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation can diagnose and offer treatment for your knee pain before the pain turns into something worse.
Symptoms of Patellar Tendonitis
- The main symptom of tendonitis in the knee is a pain from the kneecap to the start of the shin
- The pain often starts slow and gradually increases in the intensity of time as the tears to the tendons increase
- Redness or swelling around the knee joints
If your symptoms seem to be worsening from just slight knee pain, you should see your knee doctor in Brooklyn immediately to prevent damage to your already injured knee from furthering.
Prevention and Treatment
To prevent patellar tendonitis, you should always warm up before participating in sports and make sure that you include light leg strengthening exercises in your routine so that your muscles and tendons remain strong enough to sustain the pressures when jumping and running. If you notice you have pain in the knees, do not continue the activity that aggravates it. The aggravation is a sign that the activity is damaging and you should rest and ice the area for several days or even longer before attempting again. Stopping activity can help promote healing and prevent the injury from getting worse than it already is. You may also need to replace your shoes if they are old and worn. Old shoes can be attributed to the wear and tear of our joints, and it is vital that you replace them at least once a year depending on your frequency of activeness.
Treatment for early onset patellar tendonitis typically includes rest, ice, medications, physical therapy, and injections to relieve pain. If the knee is substantially damaged without the possibility of self-repair, a knee doctor in Brooklyn may recommend surgery to repair the damage to the tendons in the knee. Surgery is rare, but can sometimes be the only hope for pain relief.
Come Visit our Knee Doctor in Brooklyn
If you’ve suffered damage to your patella, Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation can offer treatments to alleviate pain and offer advice and prevention treatments. Please feel free to contact our office with questions and to schedule an appointment if your patellar tendonitis is causing concern to you. Our knee doctor in Brooklyn is always here to help and can allow you to continue the activities you love without pain.
Knee Pain After Running
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These days, there seem to be almost hundreds of different methods for getting fit and exercising. Gym goers now incorporate several specialized machines for specific parts of the body, along with unique workout routines that each have their own pros and cons. If you feel overwhelmed by this over-saturation of workout equipment, then a great kickstarter for your fitness journey might be one of the classic ways, running. Going for a run is an outstanding, cost-effective technique for getting yourself into the shape you desire. However, if you are not careful, you could pay for it in different ways. Frequent running/jogging can occasionally lead to discomfort in the lower part of the body, primarily in the knees. That is where Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, a knee doctor in Brooklyn, is able to provide assistance.
Common causes of knee pain after running are:
- Weak Leg Muscles – Leg muscles that are disproportionate and too rigid can lead to knee pain after running.
- Overuse – Naturally, using your knee over and over again can gradually wear it down. It can also affect the soft tissue of the legs and the knee, leading to pain during or after running.
- Flat Feet – Allowing the entire sole of your foot to touch the ground with each step could potentially lead to knee pain.
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) – Pain is felt throughout the kneecap itself and can be made worse by running directly up or down a steep hill.
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) – Pain is felt on the side of the knee, ITBS affects the tendon connecting the side of the knee and the side of the thigh. The tendon, or the area around the tendon, may get worn down which can lead to discomfort.
Common symptoms of knee pain after running are:
- Pain that exacerbates when walking downhill or down the stairs.
- Using your legs with regularity, but still experiencing pain when you walk, sit, bend, squat, or get up.
- If you’re walking on an uneven surface and slip while twisting your knee, you could potentially tear or damage your ACL. An ACL tear typically leads to pain around the outside of the knee, which can create swelling.
- You’re constantly hearing a popping or grinding noise emanating from your knee.
If you’re struggling with any of these symptoms, consult your local knee doctor in Brooklyn for potential treatment options and a specialized plan of attack.
Treatments can include:
- Training – You may steadily develop your training techniques in order to strengthen your knee. It’s imperative that you give your body time to acclimate itself to your program.
- Weight Loss – Losing weight can help relieve some of the pressure being placed on your knees.
- Ice your knee – In an effort to reduce pain and swelling, icing your knee with regularity can be effective.
If you or anyone you know are experiencing these symptoms and need a helping hand, then head to Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation in Brooklyn. We can help assist you and treat your knee pain, setting you up on the road to recovery. Whether you need to just take it easy on your knees or “kneed” to get a replacement, Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, a knee doctor in Brooklyn, is the one for you!
How to Avoid Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain) – Knee Doctor in Brooklyn
The knee is a rather unique joint since it’s active in most of our movements that involve the lower body. When you experience pain in the knee (also known as patellofemoral pain) it can negatively impact your quality of life. The reason for this is because our knees are used frequently throughout the day and any form of pain can steadily become tiresome. This is primarily the case if you’re a runner since running can put copious amounts of stress on your knees. If you have been experiencing chronic pain in your knee, click here to schedule an appointment at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation and request a knee doctor in Brooklyn.
What is Runner’s Knee?
Runner’s knee is a commonly experienced condition among runners, hence the name. It often is caused by overuse of the knee, but can also be the result of weak knee muscles or previous injury to the patellofemoral cap. Symptoms include the following:
Pain upon movements such as:
- Sitting for a long period of time
How Can I Avoid Runner’s Knee?
To avoid patellofemoral pain, take the following steps and keep your knees healthy:
- Warm up before physical activity.
- Make sure that your body is in the proper physical condition for extended activity.
- Consider asking an knee doctor in Brooklyn about exercises to correct an improper gait and strengthen the muscles around the knee.
How is Runner’s Knee Treated?
To give a proper diagnosis, an orthopedic specialist may order an MRI, CT scan or an X-ray to get a better look at your knee. After ruling out all other possible conditions, you may be given a diagnosis of runner’s knee. In this case, treatment usually requires the following steps to be taken:
- Knee supports can be worn to ease the pain and take pressure off the knee.
- Over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen may temporarily reduce pain associated with runner’s knee.
- Surgery offers more permanent relief.
- An orthopedist can perform the following surgical procedures to help relieve your pain:
- A surgical procedure that is done to remove pieces of damaged cartilage in the knee.
Realignment of the knee
- This is another surgical procedure that is done to reposition the kneecap, relieving some of the pressure from the cartilage.
For a knee doctor in Brooklyn that offers the aforementioned treatments, contact Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation to request an appointment.
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