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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne

Sports Medicine
New York, NY
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

800A Fifth Avenue (at 61st Street), Suite 300, New York, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 11am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Oxford Health Plans

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I'm a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder knee as well as sports-related injuries. I use advanced open arthroscopic surgical techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments, and bones. I enjoy restoring my patient's quality of life, returning athletes back to play.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

166 Answers
116 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
The Same: A broken bone is the same as a fractured bone.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Depends on cause - most chronic shoulder problems are due to shoulder impingement or rotator cuff tendinitis. Here is a link for a general exercise p... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Meniscus tear: Its possible to have an unstable meniscus tear that flips into the joint intermittently when the knee is bent. It may cause a sense of locking or cat... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Possible re-tear: Knee pain after partial menisecromy is common for a few weeks after surgery. Prematurely resuming sports etc can cause pain. If there was resolution o... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Muscles contract or become tense when you exercise. There are 3 type of muscle contractions. Concentric = muscle length shortens as it contracts (whe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Worth doing: The rotator cuff is a group of 4 tendons that serve a very important role in shoulder function. Tears of the rotator cuff do not heal on their own. Su... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Continue exercise: As a dancer your knees and your muscles were well conditioned. Your strong muscles kept you knee cap tracking well etc. To prevent knee problems in th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Physical Therapy: Physical therapy is the mainstay of treating a pulled or strained hamstring. Expect about 3-4wks for it to heal.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Mutiple Causes: Multiple causes of intermittent shoulder pain including bursitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and pain originating from your cervical spine (neck). Need ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
3 to 6 months: The first six weeks after micro fracture surgery, patients are asked to use crutches and protect weight bearing. After that, progressive weight bearin... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Meniscus allograft transplant surgery can be done in carefully selected patients with about 80% success. Surgery is generally done for young individua... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Slap lesions don't heal on their own. There is good data to support that. Not all slap lesions need surgery. If you have no pain or other symptoms not... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Sportsmdicine doc: Acl reconstruction is very technically challenging operation that requires additional training beyond an orthopedic surgery residency. Seek help from... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Surgery: A true knee dislocation is a serious, limb threatening injury that needs emergent medical evaluation. Multiple ligaments are torn (acl, pcl, mcl, lcl... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
No: The neck is composed of 7 vertebra. They don't lengthen or shorten. Perception of a short neck is from added muscle mass or adipose tissue in obese p... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Not really: The crazy bone is really your ulnar nerve that runs on the inside part of your elbow. Did you have any trauma for you to be suspicious of a fracture?... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
PT and NSAIDs: Physical therapy, anti inflammatory medications, ice, and rest are the mainstays of treating bursitis of the shoulder. If that fails, a cortisone inje... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
May need PT: Its not uncommon to have knee discomfort or even pain many months after knee scope. Knee may have subtle motion loss or strength deficits. You may be... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Aircast brace: These fractures are usually treated like ankle sprains. An aircast brace is a clam shell like brace that provides stability to the ankle and decrease... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Bruising (black and blue) occurs after a fracture when blood slowly settles in the soft tissue. It will resolve in a few weeks. For a stress fracture... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Knee stabilizer: The acl is an important stabilizer of the knee. It prevents forward translation of the tibia bone. If torn, it may result in knee instability. Dependi... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Hip and knee pain can co-exist. Hip problems can refer to the knee and vice versa. If a tendon is painful, it could be tendonitis. Try advil (ibupro... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Probably not: If knee pain is improving, and you have no instability it's probably not a ligament tear. Acl tears are the most significant ligament injury in the kn... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Hammer Recoverite: I like hammer nutrition products. Recoverite is a good product.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Very effective: Very effective for pain relief. Total knee replacements are performed for arthritis in all three compartments of the knee. Functionality is limited, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Muscle spasms: Most likely muscle spasms. This is the most common cause of lower back pain. Usually self limited. Take some otc anti inflammatory meds and it should ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Rest and PT: Torn muscles need rest, ice and some anti inflammatory medications to hasten recovery. Often, physical therapy will be important to hasten healing.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Not so bad: Manipulation under anesthesia is performed for a frozen shoulder that has failed to improve after many months. Manipulation is designed to break up t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Probable strain: Probably a strain of the lateral gastroc. Try some advil (ibuprofen) and ice and if not better see your sports doc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Not true: The posterior horn of the medial meniscus is sometimes difficult to reach via the arthroscope. However, it can usually be reached reliably and predict... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
No hard & fast rule: Generally its difficult to exercise right after a heavy meal. A light snack may enable you to work out in about 30mins. Listen to your body. It will... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Pain & weakness : Rotator cuff tears usually occur in patients over 60. On younger patients it's uncommon, but dislocating ones shoulder could cause a rotator cuff tea... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Run for 20min: To get aerobic fitness, try running. Start with a 3minute jog on day one and repeat this for 3days. Then increase length of run by 2minutes every 3 t... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Good options: Acl reconstruction at your age is a good option if you have knee instability. Only a small percentage of patients (copers) do well without surgery. Mi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Need more info: There are many reasons for knee pain. Was there an injury? If not it could be inflammation. Try ice and anti inflammatory meds such as advil (ibuprofe... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Four: Grade 1 = softening of cartilage grade 2= fissuring of cartilage grade 3= fibrillation or fraying of cartilage. Grade 4= full thickness loss of carti... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
6-8 cups: An adult needs around 2 liters or 8 glasses of water per day. A teen athlete should at least take in 1.5 liters or 6 cups of water. Depending of spo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
See a doctor: See a hand specialist. Thumb is very important, and should not be neglected.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Labral tear: Shoulder injuries due to weight lifting in your age group usually affects the labrum an important stabilizer of the shoulder. The biceps tendon attach... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: You will be able to return to badminton after you heal fully from the acl reconstruction surgery. Usually, it take 1year before you can compete. You w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Its possible to heal: Some ligaments can heal with normal use of limb. For example - damage to the elbow collateral ligaments can sometimes heal as well as the knee mcl lig... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Many causes: If you had an injury please seek immediate medical care. If pain is chronic and insidious in onset, it could be a variety of causes, but inflammation,... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Not much: Patellar dislocations can occur due to joint laxity, anatomic orientation of the knees being a variant of normal, or a completely normal knee sustain... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Around 80 %: Usually reserved for patients less than 30 years of age. In your age group, meniscus transplants are not indicated.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Absolutely: Even if you are in good shape, its best to see your primary care physician or sports medicine family physician to get a full physical and green light ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
See a shoulder doc: At your age, shoulder injuries can be fixed very successfully. Don't neglect it further, as it can have detrimental consequences in the future such as... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Normal structure: Its a fluid filled sack between the rotator cuff and the acromion. It resides below the acromion, hence "sub-acromial". It functions to help the rot... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
See shoulder doc: For patients in your age group, you may not need shoulder replacement. Other options such as shoulder replacement maybe options. Newer procedures su... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
About 6 weeks: The first week you can expect some discomfort. A small percentage of patients have a lot of pain. Its difficult to determine who they are preoperative... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
A lot: Golfers elbow aka medial epicondylitis is a chronic tendonitis of the inner portion of your elbow. The first things to do are rest, ice, and anti inf... Read More

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Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Seneviratne is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Seneviratne is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I cry every time I think about how much pain my knock knees cause me, and finding answers to my problem is getting me closer to a solutIon
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Plant proteins are more bioavailable that animal proteins? Until now I have only heard the opposite, including from doctors on this site.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I too have scapular winging on my right shoulder blade. Result of a recent accident. Can u plz tell minimum time required to heal?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
Completed 2003

Awards

Lewis Clarke-Wagner Award for Outstanding Resident's Paper : 2003 HSS Alumni Association
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

NYC Sportsmed
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
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