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Valley Stream/Wantagh (516) 887-5500
Brooklyn (718) 333-1500
Valley Stream/Wantagh Offices (516) 887-5500
Brooklyn Office (718) 333-1500

Valley Stream Orthopedist

Valley Stream Orthopedist

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 Valley Stream Orthopedist.

DR. STANISLAV AVSHALUMOV – Board-Certified Valley Stream Orthopedist

Dr. Avshalumov specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:

  • Joint Preservation
  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopedics
  • Trauma

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Education

  • Osteopathic Medicine: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, NY

Training

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, NY
  • Joint Preservation, Resurfacing & Replacement Fellowship: Washington University Orthopedics, St. Louis, MO

Medical Licenses

  • New York State Medical License
  • State of New Jersey License

Certification

  • American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOBOS) – May 2011
  • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners – Complex Step I, II, IIIACLS, BLS, Infection Control

Research

  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • 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)

Hospital Affiliations

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

Education

  • 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

Clinical Experience

  • 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.

Certifications/Licensure

  • 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

Collegiate Affiliations

  • Hofstra University Physician Assistant Program: Class of 2010 Vice-President
  • Hofstra University Society of Physician Assistant Students: Co-Founder, Past President, Lifetime Member

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

News: Dr. Stanislav B. Avshalumov, DO is meritoriously named ‘Patient Preferred Orthopedic Surgeon’ in Valley Stream, New York, 2018!

For his dedication and excellence in patient care, Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners proudly named Dr. Stanislav B. Avshalumov, DO, a Patient Preferred Physician representing Orthopedic Surgery in the state of New York. With over a decade of achievements in his specialty, Dr. Avshalumov serves his patients at the Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation in Valley Stream, New York. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and specializes in joint replacement surgery, total hip resurfacing, minimally invasive hip and knee replacement and revision, and total joint replacement. In addition he specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the hip and hip disorders.

About PPP

Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners is an exclusive medical society of highly referred, patient approved healthcare providers giving exceptional care to their patients.

Our member base is comprised of practitioners in medicine, dentistry, radiology, nursing, optometry, psychology & other health professions. Our experts are selected in their shared objective to maintain & improve the physical & mental health of their patients.

Recent Blog Posts

Common Muscle & Joint Injuries

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Having severe muscle and joint pain? It may be in your best interest to visit the Valley Stream Orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation. Muscle and joint pain can be treated by an orthopedist and we recommend coming in to get the help you need before your pain can get worse. By contacting us at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, we can guarantee you that you will be back to your normal self, pain-free.

Different Types of Muscle & Joint Pain

Having muscle and joint pain is actually quite common for the average person. There are also many different types of pain that are affiliated with muscles and joints. Some of the pain that is caused in these areas include:

  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Knee pain
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis – inflammation of the tendon
  • Bursitis – inflammation of bursa, (small cells located around the body that contain liquid) that helps reduce friction between bones and tissue

The pains can easily be treated with the right amount of assistance from an orthopedist. Making sure you get treated for the pain is very important, as many of these ailments are best not to be self-treated. The quicker you get the help needed, the faster you will be able to return to your normal day-to-day activities without pain.

Treatment  

Treating muscle and joint pains are very simple. Visiting the Valley Stream Orthopedist can help restore your muscles and joints to their normal state.  There are many ways to treat pain. Some of these include:

  • Resting –  resting your injury may be best. Your orthopedist may recommend using crutches to keep the weight off the affected area
  • Elevation – this reduces swelling to the injured area
  • Using ice –  this reduces pain and swelling (NEVER put ice directly on the skin)
  • Compression – this stops from swelling and loss of blood

Valley Stream Orthopedist

Going to an orthopedist can help with your strains and other pains happening within your muscles or joints. It can truly benefit your muscle health and help restore the strength that was once there. The Valley Stream Orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation can help assist you and the pains that are occurring in your body. We want the best for you and your muscle/joint health. Contact us to schedule an appointment to let us help relieve your pain.

Whether you’ve been injured playing a sport or you have a disease of the ankle, such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic ankle pain can make your life difficult. We understand that your pain can range from moderate to severe. If severe, you may need to consult with a Valley Stream Orthopedist to see what the best options for you are and to determine if you need surgery. Your ankle is a hinged joint that allows movement of the foot towards and away from your body. The ligaments and bones in your ankle provide stability for your weight while you are walking or standing. When your ligaments get damaged, most commonly due to a sprain or strain, it can cause symptoms such as severe initial pain, swelling, redness, stiffness, weakness and even pain that radiates from your ankle to your foot. Here at Advanced Orthopedics, a Valley Stream Orthopedist can help make sure that simple activities such as taking a walk or simply standing are not a painful task for you. If you’re searching for an orthopedic near me, Dr. Avshalumov is perfect for anyone in the Long Island area!

When do you know you it’s time to put the ice down and get surgery?

Most people believe that ankle pain will subside on its own, dealing with the chronic pain rather than treating it. So, when should you see a doctor? If you have been resting, icing, elevating your foot, taking over the counter pain medications, and using a brace then you’ve done all the right steps. So if you notice that you’re doing all the right steps and you are still in pain, visit one of our Valley Stream Orthopedist to discuss another plan. We will work with you to provide a proper diagnosis to make sure that your chronic ankle pain gets treated, not managed.

Make an appointment today so we can get you on the right path to recovery with a Valley Stream Orthopedist.

Chronic Pain Affecting Your Concentration?

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There’s little doubt that living with chronic pain can be a distraction and cause a break in your normal routine. Constant discomfort can lead to insomnia, anxiety, and even unrelenting depression. One of the most common causes of chronic pain is known to be arthritis. People over the age of 65 are especially vulnerable to falls, hip pain, shoulder injuries, and chronic headaches. Arthritis during the wintertime is particularly bothersome as cold conditions can exacerbate underlying pain and chronic disease. If you are looking for an efficient way to deal with chronic illness; consider our Valley Stream Orthopedist, Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov, at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation.  

Chronic Sufferers of Pain

Precariously, about 100 million US adults are affected by chronic pain, causing the US $135 billion yearly in diagnostic work-up and medical bills. Surely, there must be a better way! The integration of physical therapy, chiropractic services, and acupuncture have helped in a different approach to chronic pain, especially back pain. But the underlying issues with these services are that they are not a permanent fix and many people cannot take off work to receive the consistent therapy they may need weekly. The most common culprits of chronic pain are arthritis, trauma injuries, headaches (especially migraine), suffering from cancer or heart disease, pinched nerve, and genetic conditions such as sickle cell disease.

Why Medications Alone Cannot Help

Your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications such as naloxone or aleve to help control musculoskeletal pain. Unfortunately, these pharmacological measures may not be efficient enough to get the job done correctly. Not only can they have long terms effects on the body such as gastritis, dementia, and osteoporosis, but they may mask instead of thoroughly treat the condition. With other medications such as morphine or Dilaudid, you may experience breakthrough pain. Patients can even develop a dependency over time which is difficult to taper.  These medications also have other detrimental effects on the body such as kidney disease and loss of appetite and concentration. If you are finding it difficult to concentrate because of pain while taking medications, we suggest a multifaceted approach to tackle pain in the future.

No Easy Way Out

Even if your primary care physician suggested seeing pain management and rehabilitation doctors for injections to help control the pain, patients might feel that these interventions are just not strong enough. When you are suffering from a herniated disc of the spine, for example, injections at the level of the nerve may not be sustainable or last long enough to help you resume your average work week. Instead of pushing through the pain, consider contacting a Valley Stream Orthopedist.

Why Consulting with an Orthopedic Specialist is Helpful

For example, a back surgeon can treat lumbar disc herniation by performing a laminectomy or spinal fusion surgery. Shoulder or knee arthroscopy, on the other hand, can take a look at the ligaments of the joint and help to repair any torn ligaments. Seeing an orthopedist for a professional consultation can lead to a better understanding of how to treat or deal with your chronic pain. Not all causes of pain can be treated surgically; however, understanding the mechanism of pain can help in taking the initial steps necessary to perform better.  

At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our approach is centered on long-term patient care. We want to offer the absolute best services possible to ensure that you have the best chance of treating and understanding your chronic pain. We know how chronic pain can take a toll on your everyday routine and even your personality. If you are looking for an orthopedic near me in Valley Stream, contact us today and find out more about how we can help you achieve your health goals!

When To Consider Hip Implants

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Those of us experiencing chronic hip pain understand the tiresome burden of this condition. Thankfully, your Valley Stream orthopedist specializes in hip replacement surgery, offering an effective procedure that’s capable of treating various forms of hip-related issues. Hip replacement surgery is widely concerned with one of the superlative surgeries in all of medicine. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality acknowledges that more than 300,000 hip replacement procedures are performed in the country every year. For further questions regarding hip replacements, contact your local Valley Stream Orthopedist over at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation. Continue reading if you’re intrigued by hip implants, but are unsure if your symptoms meet the criteria.

When Should I Start Considering A Hip Implant Procedure?

The majority of patients who receive hip implants tend to cite immediate relief from discomfort as one of the considerable benefits of the surgery. This is due to the frequency of pain that stems from hip injuries. Naturally, experiencing hip discomfort can become an overwhelming issue since we constantly use our hips to walk and engage in an activity. Assess your pain for the following symptoms:

  • Frequent pain when walking or maneuvering in any facet.
  • Difficulty sitting down and getting into and out of chairs.
  • The gradual development of stiffness in the hip.
  • Straining to do simple actions like putting on your socks and shoes.
  • Experiencing an uncomfortable feeling while resting and sleeping.

Conditions That Can Signify The Need For Hip Implants

Once you’ve confirmed the presence of these symptoms, contact your Valley Stream Orthopedist for further evaluation. After conducting their assessment, they’ll carefully detect the existence of any other potential complications that could be serving as the catalyst for your discomfort. Commonly, most orthopedists may not recommend surgery as the initial option for proceeding. Simpler methods may be suggested at first. Should surgery become inevitable, the following could serve as reasons for the necessity:

  • Leg looks as though it is bowed.
  • The presence of bone damage within the joints.
  • Deformities, which tend to get progressively worse.
  • Inability to engage in a routine activity.
  • Deterioration caused by Arthritis.
  • Sudden injury, such as a fracture.   

Contacting A Valley Stream Orthopedist

Understandably, admitting to yourself that surgery is the only option can be a daunting task, both physically & mentally. Don’t leave this evaluation to yourself. Instead contact one of the top orthopedic surgeons on Long Island, Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov, for an appointment and consultation regarding your hip pain. Don’t wait, find out if hip implants can remedy your condition today!

Shin Splints, How Can You Avoid This?

Athletes of all kinds are prone to lower leg pain known as shin splints. Shin splints often occur when people do too much too soon. For example, a runner could get a shin splint when they abruptly switch up their workout routine or increase the mileage they run without building it up gradually. Shin splints can be very painful, but they are able to be avoided in many different ways. If you’ve developed this condition or need more information on how to avoid shin splints, visiting a Valley Stream Orthopedist could be the right choice for you! 

Here are some of the most common symptoms of shin splints:

  • Tenderness/soreness on the inner side of the shinbone. 
  • Mild swelling in the lower leg.
  • Pain/inflammation. 

In the beginning, the pain might stop when you are not exercising, however, the pain can continue and form into a stress fracture in the future. Visiting a Valley Stream orthopedist is important in order to make sure that your shin splints get treated and do not progress into something worse.

Although shin splints are very common, there are several at-home methods for helping to avoid them, such as the following:

  • Do not suddenly increase your running mileage: It is important to gradually increase your mileage and intensity so that you do not overuse your shins. Allow yourself adequate time to recover from a run in order to give your legs a break. 
  • If possible, run on a softer surface: Running on surfaces like concrete can create stress on your joints/muscles. Try running on turf, grass fields, or a track if outside. 
  • Obtain quality running shoes: It is important that your running shoes have stability and cushioning. If you do not want to get another pair of new running shoes, you can also try over-the-counter shoe inserts.
  • Stretch your calves: Make sure you are stretching your calves after a workout. If they are tight, try a foam roller or massage tools to help. 

If you are experiencing shin splints, visit our Valley Stream orthopedist to get the correct treatment for you!  

Scheduling a visit with our Valley Stream Orthopedist at Advanced Orthopedics and Joint Preservation is a great way to get the care you need for the unbearable pain that can come with shin splints. Here, our experienced and professional staff is dedicated to providing the most efficient and effective treatment outcomes for all patients. They are qualified in sports performance and strength training, which are great ways to help diminish and prevent shin splints from resurfacing. 

Contact our Valley Stream orthopedist today to learn more about how to take care of your body and avoid complications from shin splints.                

More About Our Valley Stream Orthopedist

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Back pain, arthritic hips and knees, stiff neck muscles, and sports injuries are just a few of the conditions that our Valley Stream Orthopedist encounter. Our trained specialists are committed to providing the proper diagnosis, treatment, prevention, as well as the restoration of conditions, diseases, and injuries of the body’s musculoskeletal system.

What Do We Treat?

Our orthopedist treats patients of all ages with conditions that vary from bone and joint disorders to fractures, as well as any soft tissue injuries such as tears of the muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Some conditions our Valley Stream Orthopedist treats include:

     Fractures or dislocations

     Osteoarthritis

     Rheumatoid arthritis

     Sports-related injuries

     Pulled muscles, tendon injuries, and torn cartilage

     Torn ligaments, sprains, and strains

     Back pain, scoliosis, and sciatica

Our Valley Stream Orthopedist is able to treat these conditions with or without surgery utilizing the latest breakthroughs in technology. Depending on the severity of the condition, surgery may be recommended if the patient does not respond to other treatments.

  Services

Here at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Prevention, our orthopedist strives to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Some of our services provided include:

      Arthroscopy
Our orthopedist utilizes unique cameras and equipment to help get a better visualization of the affected joint to properly diagnose and treat the complication.  

      Joint replacement
Our orthopedist removes the damaged or arthritic joint and replaces it with an artificial joint that is called a prosthesis.

      Fusion
During this process, the bones are ‘”welded” together using bone grafts and internal devices, such as metal rods.

In order to properly treat the condition, our Valley Stream Orthopedist performs a detailed orthopedic evaluation. This evaluation consists of a physical examination, a detailed medical history, x-rays, and other additional exams.

  • The physical examination helps our orthopedist evaluate important aspects of the musculoskeletal system, such as the strength, range of motion, swelling, and reflexes.
  • The medical history allows our orthopedist to properly evaluate the overall health and possible causes of joint pain.
  • X-rays are the next stage in making the diagnosis. X-ray images help display the amount of joint damage or deformity that exists.

If you are experiencing any pain in your back, muscles, or joints, our Valley Stream Orthopedist can help. Contact us to schedule an appointment and consult with an orthopedic near me, right in the Long Island Community!

Diagnosing Osgood-Schlatter

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Is your child an active member in sports, but has started to experience knee pain? Has this pain coincided with swelling just below their kneecap? If this is the case, they could be dealing with Osgood-Schlatter disease. At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our staff is well versed in this condition. Our Orthopedist in Valley Stream on Long Island can diagnose Osgood-Schlatter disease when it develops, allowing treatment to be administered as soon as possible.

What Is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

The pain and swelling that are present during Osgood-Schlatter disease come from the development of a bony bump that grows just below the knee on the shinbone. Typically, Osgood-Schlatter disease is found in adolescents that  participate in sports that involve running, jumping, and sudden changes of direction. Growth spurts also play a role in the onset of Osgood-Schlatter disease. If your adolescent child begins to experience any of the below symptoms, our orthopedist in Valley Stream will be able to diagnose what has caused them:

  • Pain or swelling in one or both knees.
  • Pain that worsens when running, jumping, and kneeling.
  • Instability of the knee joint.

Diagnosis With Our Orthopedist in Valley Stream

Garnering a proper diagnosis of the knee issue will be the first step in creating an effective plan for treatment. Fortunately, the diagnosis process for Osgood-Schlatter disease is typically a relatively simple one. When diagnosing this condition, our orthopedist in Valley Stream will check the joint for pain, redness, and swelling. This examination alone is usually enough to determine the presence of Osgood-Schlatter. However, an x-ray of the knee may also be performed to verify that a bony growth has indeed developed.

Preventing Osgood-Schlatter

Most cases of Osgood-Schlatter can be treated in a relatively easy fashion. Once the adolescent child stops growing, the symptoms tend to dissipate on their own.  However, in extreme cases where the pain caused by this condition is debilitating, our Orthopedist in Valley Stream can perform surgery to remove the bony growth, returning functionality levels to normal. To prevent the development of this disease and the need for surgery, our team recommends doing the following:

  • Switching to a sport that does not put pressure on the knees.
  • Taking a break from a sport or activity when knee pain begins to develop.
  • Wearing shock-absorbing shoes when exerting yourself physically.
  • Performing hamstring and quadricep stretches before beginning your activity.

Request An Appointment 

When your adolescent child begins to experience knee pain, don’t wait to get the issue diagnosed. Our orthopedist in Valley Stream will perform a thorough examination to determine if Osgood-Schlatter is present, and assess what the best course of action moving forward will be. To get this process started, request an appointment with our team at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation today!

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