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Dr. Robert Meislin

sports medicine
New York, NY
36 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Tourniquet: This is usually surgeon's preference. For bigger cases (e.g. Acl reconstruction) i tend to use a tourniquet unless there are preexisting risk factors ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Hip dysplasia: You should have a careful physical examination and radiographic examination including special x rays, possibly ct scans and mris to determine degree o... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Knee numbness: I would contact your surgeon and relay your concerns. Sometimes a long lasting spinal or a regional block can cause ongoing numbness that should resol... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Knee swelling: Knee swelling behind the knee can be associated with a baker or popliteal cyst; this is either a solitary (single) or multiloculated (multiple) fluid ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
The tibia tubercle: Tibia tubercle surgery usually relates to either patellar (kneecap) instability that is severe or to underlying patella/trochlea articular cartilage d... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Heartbeats.: the increased heartbeats for the past 2-3 years needs to be evaluated by your pediatric cardiologist. Ensure that you have no underlying electrophysio... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Hip labral tear: A hip labral tear can be addressed arthroscopically which involves distracting the hip joint with traction but not "breaking" the pelvis. It is safe f... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Knee arthroscopy: Expect to be off school for about a week. This assumes you can get a ride to school after a week especially if it is your right knee (driving leg) tha... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Painful left knee : Radiating pain from the joint line may be due to a tear in the meniscus with an associated parameniscal cyst. With increased swelling the surrounding ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Locking knee: Chronic locking knee may be doing more damage to the medial and/or lateral compartment more so than the "knee cap" or patellofemoral compartment. Obta... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Stem cell: The terminology of "stem cell" use in the knee is being thrown around quite freely. A quasi "stem cell" approach is the platelet rich plasm (prp) inje... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Cortisone injection: A cortisone injection can be helpful for an older patient with a degenerative meniscal tear and associated osteoarthritis. The cortisone will not "he... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Lesion in knee: I am making a huge leap in diagnosis and will assume that he was found to have a non displaced or unstable osteochondritis dissecans (ocd) lesion of t... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Knee pain: Return to your physician for a re examination and evaluation. New mris may have to be ordered as well as the need to look for a possible new diagnosi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Ointments: Non prescription ointments include ben gay, miracle ice, arnaca, and tiger balm. Some people also swear that using cabbage leaves over a joint can red... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Bent knee: A knee that is unable to be straightened is usually due to underlying arthritis. An x ray can confirm that diagnosis. In a younger patient ensure that... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Ankle arthroscopy: This can be performed with a spinal anesthetic which will numb your body below the waist or with a combination of local blocks ultrasound directed.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Hematoma: Following acl surgery especially if your own (autologous) bone patellar tendon bone graft is taken swelling, bruising in the ankle is not uncommon. J... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Showering: I would recommend placing waterproof bandaids over your portals to prevent water seepage and lessen chance for infection.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Elbow pain: The good news is is that there is no redness. That said, it should be carefully examined with range of motion observed, location of maximal tenderness... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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.
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 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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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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