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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

Tuesday: 8:00am - 12pm
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Anesthesia: I believe what you are referring to is a spinal anesthetic which is an excellent choice for temporary "lower leg numbness" that allows the surgeon to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee swelling: Knee effusion or swelling can be due to a number of causes: a proliferative (diffuse) or focal (local) synovial condition, loose bodies, meniscal tear... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee stiffness: The orthopedist should compare pre and post operative knee motion to include flexion (bending) and extension (straightening). If there is associated a... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Pec rupture: You are describing a typical mechanism of injury for your injury: an extreme eccentric contraction during maximum tension - in this case bench pressin... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Spots on ACL scar: I would contact your surgeon and have him evaluate your incision. It may very well be "normal" healing but he should evaluate for any possible occult ... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Acl: While you may be able to play hockey with a torn acl with a brace over time and depending with the number of hours of ice time as well as position you... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Bursitis: Bursitis around the knee can occur in several locations. On the outside of the knee the itb can rub against the lateral epicondyle and cause a form of... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
OA: I would avoid performing deep knee squats with underlying osteoarthritis (oa) for the knee. Lunges i would keep to a minimum as well.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Muscle pain: Try some initial ice followed by heat; hydrate well; have a gentle massage with a massage therapist and have physical therapy.
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Ankle arthroscopy: If you have ongoing ankle pain refractory to a conservative course and imaging that supports an intraarticular disorder such as ocd of the talus, loos... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Acl surgery: With your remote acl reconstruction and more recent meniscal surgery i would recommend a new MRI to evaluate for meniscal healing.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee check up: Depending on what procedure the surgeon performed this may require several follow up visits over the next year. A straightforward meniscectomy may onl... 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 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Clicking: Clicking and popping in the shoulder is usually a tendon rubbing over the bone. However if it is associated with instability and increased laxity in t... 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 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Microfracture: Protocol includes non weight bearing to "toe touch weight bearing" for the first 6-8 weeks following surgery, with a continuous passive motion (cpm) f... Read More
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A member asked:
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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Online workouts: Sample on line workouts that involve flexibility, strength training and aerobic/anaerobic exercises can be effective in losing weight. This must be co... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Ankle pain: You may want to speak to your surgeon about this issue and depending on the timing of your surgery further work up with a new MRI may be indicated; in... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Elbow pain: Most probably related to "overuse" that can manifest itself with tenderness at the lateral epicondyle (outer aspect) of the elbow. A tennis elbow stra... 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
ITB: The best approach to itb injury is physical therapy with it stretching, modalities and styrofoam rolling. It is very rare that surgery is needed.
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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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Knee pain: Best approach would be to have a repeat MRI of your knee; if there is no swelling in your knee the study can be enhanced with an intra-articular dye i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Intermittent pain: A thorough neurologic work up should be carried out to ensure that the sensory saphenous nerve is not entrapped. The lower back should be examined as ... Read More
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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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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 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 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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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 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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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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