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Dr. Ronald Krinick

Orthopedic Surgery
NY, NY
43 years experience male

About

Bio

Extremely active in sports thru life Always wanted to be a sports medicine expert. Trained at NYU for most of my post graduate training. Was part of surgical team for the NY Yankees and NY Islanders. Became Chief of orthopedic Surgery at age 34 and remained at that position until 57 Now Associate Chairman of the new department of Orthopedic Surgery Our hospital is now a part of NY-Presbyterian health care system

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

Mandarin, Polish

Doctor Q&A

122 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Pain: Avulsion fracture - anterior superior iliac spine - radswiki www.Radswiki.Net/.../index.Php?...Avulsion_fracture_-_anterior_supe...Jul 5, 2009 – ante... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
All ages: Research is showing many beneficial functions of vit d. Many people have low undiagnosed levels.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
See below: An osteoid osteoma is a benign (non-cancerous) bone tumor. It has a center of growing cells, called a nidus, surrounded by a hard shell of thickened b... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
See below: Upper thigh pain symptoms can include pain in hamstrings (back of thigh) or on the outside or inside of the quadriceps (thigh muscle). Other symptoms ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Imaging study: Mri is a non invasive study that allows the evaluation of soft and none tissue. No none side effects at this time.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Ask ob-gyn: Your baby comes first. Ask your obstetrician before taking any medication.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Not common: Discuss with the surgeon. Let him go over MRI pictures with you and what he is doing, what you need to do and expected timeline. Be informed.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
It is math: Caloric intale minus basal metabolic rate minus calories burned from activity. If it is a plus you add weight if minus you loose.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Conservative: Splint rest ice stretch and slowly strengthen. If not improved need mri.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Shoe wear: You are rubbing on something or there is a bone spur.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Depends on the break: Healing fractures need to be immobilzed. That means the joint above to the joint below. Sometimes the cast is extended to stop muscle activity as well... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Auto immune disease: For some reason the body attacks part of itself using the immune system . It mistakes you own tissue for something not supposed to be there an attacks... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Be careful: Alot of snake oil and gimics out there. Read as much you can before trying alternative or off label use some may work but have not been tested for sa... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Yes: Usually not needed there is a chance of infection and recurrence.
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Bow legs child: Because of the fetal coiling of the legs most babies are born with bow legs and internal tibial torsion. This changes with weight baring and actually ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
UNLIKELY: Acl surgery is a reconstruction with a graft. The fixation can be a screw but it rarely moves. If it does it can be removed.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
YES: Stress can alter hormone cycles.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Complicated: With such a constellation of symptoms you need to followed by an md who understands you and the related diagnosis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Not necessarily: Plica is a normal structure if injured or inflamed it may cause damage to the articular cartilage. Conservative rx is usually all it takes surgery i... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Histamine release: Go to an allergist. He may find a food or environmental allergy that sets you up for the flushing reaction to those situations.
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Depends: You need to ask your surgeon. The recovery is multi-variable. As an informed patient you should know exactly what was done, have a copy of the operati... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Conservative care: Doctors typically begin with less invasive treatments before considering other options, such as surgery. Medications pain relievers such as Ibupro... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Possible: All joints need to be balanced strengthened. Stretching is very important for you.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Technical reasons: Less then optimal position of the graft in the femur and tibia can result in loss of motion, laxity and failure then again you tore the one you were ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Early ganglion: There are many reasons for this, therefore appropriate diagnostic exam and perhaps mri. It may be a ganglion cyst, capsular or ligament injury etc.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Several options: There is a deltoid ligament and a deep deltoid ligament as well as tendons, nerves and blood vessels that are in the area. If it does not resolve in a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Body heal thy self: Endurance is a depletion event. The body has injury and attempts to regain balance. It can overcorrect and then return to homeostasis.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Bone growth: Usually at the insertion of a tendon. If the cartlige cap is abnormal it is of concern.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Report it: If it happened once it will probably happen again report it!
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Tension: Much of backpain is tension and poor posture. The area is easily overused and inflammation is the common pathway of the problem.
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Need to diagnose: Most likely an inflammatory condition called costochondritis. If there was trauma consider fracture or dislocation the xray shown is a fracture dislo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Varies by lab: 30-50, the trend is to recommend more. Always ask your your md to be sure your total condition is taken into account.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Find cause: Groin pain can be caused by many things hernia hip disease or damage lumbar spine bone, joint or nerve injury or arthritis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Yes: Both muscles and nerves can cause back pain and may be difficult to separate the body protects itself , so with nerve injury it goes into muscle spas... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Muscle Spasms: There are several causes of muscle spasm from muscle injury, nerve injury and pressure effects on trigger points. Even stress.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
CONSERVATIVE CARE: Unless there is nerve injury the neck should be protected and conservative care started.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Depends on injury: Ligaments heal differently mcl almost always heal in ^ weeks and then improve over the next several months acl knee tears when complete do not heal.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
DEPENDS ON THE GOALS: Intensity is the variable. Heart rate variation and intervals in either is the secret.
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Conservative care: There are many conservative pathways that can be tried before surgery however, if these fail you may be a candidate for surgery of your general healt... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Resistance: Strength training requires proper technique to avoid injury.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Yes it can: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum. The co... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Ususally not: If you are getting a bone graft and that is your concern express that to your surgeon. He should protect your modesty.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Pattern of symptoms: From emedicine severe localized pain and tenderness may be felt in the tailbone area. If the injury is traumatic, a bruise may be visible in th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Disc: Your nerves exit the spinal canal and go down your arms. If compressed you can get the symptoms you describe.
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Break up scar: Early motion is the best way. A good physical therapist can help.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
43 years experience
Testosterone: Both hgh and testosterone can cause ankle swelling.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Krinick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Krinick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I have arthritis inside my hip joints. This brings a great deal of pain throughout my lower back area. I am becoming less active daily. Help
HealthTap member
Dr. did say today I have a ganglion cyst (I have a lump on the back of my wrist), but I forgot to ask her about the popping. Thanks :-)
HealthTap member
Thank you for your reply! Calorie-wise I am minus, but my concern is that high of a percentage of my diet being from "good" fats.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Awards

International Physician of the year
Outstanding Physician of the year
Teacher of the year

Affiliations

NYU School of Medicine
NYDH-NY Presbyterian network
NYU-HJD
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