Orthopedic Specialties & Conditions

Hand & Upper Extremity




Foot & Ankle

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Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopaedics that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. The goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate injuries so patients can quickly return to their athletic activities. Participating in sports places wear-and-tear on the body, and can lead to orthopaedic injuries. Athletes are susceptible to injuries that include stress fractures and chronic pain, as well as tearing or stretching of internal structures. Treatment for these conditions can involve surgery, orthotics, physical therapy and rest.

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A concussion is a common type of brain injury most often caused by a direct blow to the head or sudden head movement that causes temporary brain malfunction. When the head is hit unexpectedly, the brain can move and hit the skull, affecting memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance and coordination. A concussion may also be caused by a sports related injury, a motor vehicle accident or from being violently shaken. Most concussions are considered mild injuries, and people usually fully recover from this condition.

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*IMPORTANT: Our practice will not be offering acupuncture services until further notice.

Practiced by Chinese healers for more than 5,000 years, acupuncture is a type of holistic medicine designed to facilitate the proper flow of Qi (ch'i), the life-giving energy that travels through the body's pathways (meridians). By helping Qi to move unimpeded through the meridians, acupuncture provides nourishment to all of the body's cells, muscles, organs, glands and tissues. During an acupuncture session, fine needles are inserted into the body at specific points along the meridians to break up blockages and restore a full, healthy flow of Qi.

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"Thank you to Dr. Petraco for performing my first ever surgery and making it a seamless and near painless experience. My new hip has been a game changer in terms of mobility and pain free walking. After spending 30 plus years working in healthcare, I did my homework on orthopedic surgeons and I can wholeheartedly say Dr. Petraco is the wise choice for a successful joint replacement procedure"

- R.A.

"Dr. Harary is one of the best doctors ive ever been too, he personally makes a bond with each patient so he can truly understand them. Ive had shoulder problems for months now and every other doctor told me it was nothing or to just take advil. Well turns out i potentially have a torn labrum, would have never know this if it wasnt for Dr. Harary and his diligent work. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Harary for any medical needs that he specializes in."

- R.S.

"Dr. Gamez is absolutely amazing. I could not say enough to express how I feel about him. He is compassionate, thorough, listens, and makes the most informed decisions based on what is best for the patient. There is no other doctor that I would recommend for your orthopedic needs. Not only is he amazing but his staff is just as attentive and caring. There is no one else I would entrust with my ankle!!"

- J.S.

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