Dr. Robert Meislin

sports medicine
New York, NY
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

NYU Langone CMC, 333 E. 38th St. 4th Fl., New York, NY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

NYU Langone CMC

New York, NY

About

Bio

leader in knee, shoulder, elbow and hip arthroscopy; interests include meniscal repair/transplant, ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL reconstructions of the knee, articular cartilage disorders, shoulder instability, rotator cuff disease, AC injuries, elbow ligament reconstructions, elbow arthroscopy, hip arthroscopy.

Specialties
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sports medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Shoulder arthroscopy: Surgery for a routine diagnostic scope with a labral repair may take about an hour, a rotator cuff tear depending on complexity may take 1-2 hours.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Contractions: Would contact your OB gyn doc immediately to investigate this further. Their is an entity of "false contractions" but this should be ruled out.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Stomach: I would recommend a thorough evaluation by a GI doc to carefully examine your liver and ensure you have no underlying abnormality.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee surgery: I have my patients hold off from flying for at least 4 weeks following knee surgery. If it is an emergency that you fly speak to your surgeon about th... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee arthroscopy: Depending on the involvement and scope of the procedure crutches may only be needed for several days following which a cane can be used for improved a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Femur bone: In a knee replacement only the most distal aspect of the femur is replaced along with the proximal tibia and underlying portion of the patella. In ex... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee arthroscopy: Diagnostic knee arthroscopy involves the inspection of the entire knee joint with a 4 mm camera called an arthroscope. The articular cartilage of the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee arthroscopy: Knee arthroscopy exercises include closed chain exercises such as stationary cycling, and basic quadriceps exercises such as straight leg raises, quad... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Shoulder arthroscopy: Alternatives include pt, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic art and a thorough work up of the neck and chest. An injection can be performed as well if... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
PT: Agree. Not sure why the word "skilled" is used. A weak quad after pelvic fracture requires a skilled therapist to promote balance, strength and modali... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
BMI: As your height is a fixed amount the only way to control for your bmi is to lower your weight.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
BMI: Divide your weight buy your height in inches.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Partial cuff tear: As a swimmer i would be hesitant to rush in for a shoulder arthroscopy for a "partial cuff tear." typically "swimmer's shoulder" involves tendinosis o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Muscle twitching: Your electrolytes should be drawn along with thyroid function tests. An MRI of your lumbar spine should be ordered to evaluate for possible disc disea... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee pain: With no specific trauma this is probably due to overuse. Typically this will present with kneecap soreness or patello-femoral pain the day or so after... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Shoulder details: When performing this surgery a motorized shaver with a suction device is used to remove the offending inflammatory structures; on occasion a heat ther... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Fracture: If you are able to walk on flat ground and more importantly up and down stairs with ease the chance of a "crack" break or fracture is less likely. If ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
PCL tear: An isolated PCL tear depending on degree can allow a person to function fairly well. A high grade or complete PCL may hasten patello-femoral arthritis... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Pains in thigh: Pain in the thigh could be referred pain from the hip and/or lower back. Carefully have these two areas assessed as well as an x ray of your femur (th... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Bunion surgery: Pain at 6 months can occur but x rays should be performed to assess bony healing. There are so many different types of bunionectomies that from this v... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee plica: Following this surgery a knee sleeve rather than a full knee brace may be necessary. A good physical therapy program to ensure proper muscle firing is... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
A total release: I believe there was some misunderstanding or communication; the wording most likely was "lateral release" which involves incising (cutting) the latera... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Acl: The goal of acl reconstruction (we rarely if ever repair acls) is to allow the athlete and patient to return to all sporting activity.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Orthostatic: Running cross country and having orthostatic hypotension do not have to any intimate relationship as the hypotension may be related to an overactive v... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Concussion: Would make sure that a ct scan and/or MRI of the head is ordered and evaluated by a neurologist prior to any sporting activity. Would avoid any contac... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Shin splints: Make sure you wear the proper running shoe for your foot strike: neutral vs. Supination vs. Pronation. A good running store should be able to make tha... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Concussion: Motorcross i s more likely to be a source of concussions.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Runner's knee: Sounds like runner's knee. Try obtaining a cho pat band that can be worn over the mid portion of your patellar tendon halfway between the bottom of yo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Toe nail: Toe nail bruising can be seen quite often in long distance runners who impact the toe against the tip of the running shoe. Often seen in marathon runn... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Costochondritis: Take Aleve (naproxen) or naproxyn 375 mg twice daily for associated costochondritis rib pain. Ensure that there is no herpes zoster lesion present.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Balance: If you are running into tables and doorways you need to be evaluated by a neurologist to evaluate central nerve vs. Peripheral nerve and balance issue... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Ankle issues: Achilles tendinitis is usually associated with pain and stiffness. "falling asleep" may be more related to a neuro vascular cause; attention should be... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Glucose: Many power bars and power aid drinks can easily boost one's glucose level; fresh fruits which are a source of fructose may also boost your levels.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Tommuy john: Tommy john surgery is for reconstruction of a compromised or torn medial collateral ligament of the elbow.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Geriatric cycling: The geriatric cycler should ensure good hydration, good eyesight, balance and conditioning. Proper headgear and shoe wear is paramount. Ensure proper ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee pain: Duration and intensity of the knee pain is important as well as location. If both knees are hurting preventing you from walking and or running a visit... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil): Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) is a medication for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. Statin drugs are used to lower cholestero... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Scalp: Swelling, discoloration, and tenderness at the location of impact;.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
LCL evaluation knee: The lcl in the knee is evaluated at o degrees (full extension) and at 30 degrees of flexion with varus stress applied. Degree of opening is assessed b... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Swelling: Swelling in the knee for acl surgery can last at least 3 weeks; for isolated meniscal surgery swelling can last 1 week.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Strengthen muscles: You want to strengthen the surrounding agonist and antagonist muscles that are intimately involved with the ac joint: these would include but not rest... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Lateral release: Lateral release of the knee should not be taken lightly; numerous complications can occur including recurrent swelling of the knee, mal tracking of th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Cramping: Make sure that you spend time stretching after a long run and hydrate; consider electrolyte replenishment and take some time before sitting down so th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Lung: A collapsed lung or pneumothorax can rarely occur spontaneously but usually related to trauma including multiple rib fractures following trauma.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Asthma: Make sure you are running on level ground and avoid extreme hills. If need be carry an inhaler and make sure your seasonal allergies are under control... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
May be not: Lower abdominal and lower back pain could be musculoskeletal related to overuse or an acute event. You may have not been properly hydrated, not proper... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Concussion: A second concussion in the same month is very worrisome. Secondary impact syndrome (sis) with the sequalae of memory loss, headaches, dizziness, irri... Read More
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Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Scapula pain: In the absence of a lifting injury or fall, you should have your lungs carefully assessed with physical exam and a chest x ray. The pain may also be r... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee recovery: Recovery from meniscectomy can be variable; this may depend on your bmi, associated arthritic findings and response to physical therapy.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Arm pain: Burning pain in the upper arm may relate to referred pain from the neck and/or shoulder. Please have this evaluated in the office.
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Testimonials
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Mar 7, 2013
I endorse this doctor . He is a knowledgeable caring and dedicated and inspiring professional.
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Apr 3, 2013
Dr. Meislin is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. He is a highly skilled surgeon who truly cares about his patients. If you live in NYC or somewhere nearby and need knee, shoulder or elb...Read More
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Mar 11, 2013
This is my first experience on this website, but Dr. Meislin explained more than my orthopedist after seeing him three times!
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Thanks. I had an MRI a year ago, and I've had 5 total injections at L4/5 and L5/S1. I'm 19 so I'm trying to avoid winding up on an OR table.
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Thanks for your reply! I already had scope for labral tear in early 2011 and just had THR mid-Nov. I was out of options. Thanks again. :-D
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful, I will tell my mum. I really appreciate you spending the time to reply, jess

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Awards

Top Sport Medicine Specialist , Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Sports Medicine Specialist , First Place, New York - Summer
2013
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