Dr. Jonathan Vigdorchik https://hipsurgerynyc.com Hip Surgeon in New York, NY Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:46:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.16 Dr. Vigdorchik Selected as Featured Author on Bone and Joint Journal https://hipsurgerynyc.com/dr-vigdorchik-selected-featured-author-bone-joint-journal/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:38:03 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2704 Dr. Vigdorchik is honored to be chosen as this month’s “Featured Authors” on the world-renowned Bone and Joint Journal. He was featured in 2 articles in the July issue! A Systematic Approach to the Hip-Spine Relationship and Its Applications to Total…

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Dr. Vigdorchik is honored to be chosen as this month’s “Featured Authors” on the world-renowned Bone and Joint Journal.

He was featured in 2 articles in the July issue!

And don’t forget to take a look at his author profile on The Bone and Joint Journal! 

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Dr. Vigdorchik Weighs in on Hip and Knee Surgery Research https://hipsurgerynyc.com/dr-vigdorchik-weighs-hip-knee-surgery-research/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:32:34 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2703 Did you know that Dr. Vigdorchik is often featured as a reviewer for relevant hip and knee surgery research? Most recently, he weighed in on a new study that looked at the long-term results of patients who received partial knee…

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Did you know that Dr. Vigdorchik is often featured as a reviewer for relevant hip and knee surgery research? Most recently, he weighed in on a new study that looked at the long-term results of patients who received partial knee replacement for osteoarthritis of the knee.

After reviewing the information presented in the study, Dr. Vigdorchik notes that working to recreate the true anatomy of the knee to restore more natural kinematics while using robotics can enhance the outcomes of these procedures. Learn how Dr. Vigdorchik uses robotics here.

If you’d like to read his full response, click here. And don’t forget to take a look at his author profile on The Bone and Joint Journal. 

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Dr. Vigdorchik’s Research Featured in Orthopedics This Week https://hipsurgerynyc.com/dr-vigdorchiks-research-featured-orthopedics-week/ Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:32:02 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2681 Last month, Dr. Vigdorchik was featured in The Journal of Arthroplasty and Orthopedics This Week for his study on the correlation of spinal deformities and an increased risk of dislocation following a hip replacement. In this study, Dr. Vigdorchik and…

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Last month, Dr. Vigdorchik was featured in The Journal of Arthroplasty and Orthopedics This Week for his study on the correlation of spinal deformities and an increased risk of dislocation following a hip replacement. In this study, Dr. Vigdorchik and his team conducted research to improve how well a medical team can pinpoint a patient’s risk factor for dislocation following a hip replacement.

Although hip replacements are one of the most successful surgeries, Dr. Vigdorchik and his team are striving to improve the outcomes of patients who experience dislocations following their procedure. Now, they have found that patients with spinal deformities may be at a higher risk for this complication after a hip replacement.

With this information in mind, surgeons can adjust their approach to achieve better outcomes by working to identify spinal deformities and changing their surgical plan accordingly. 

Dr. Vigdorchik is also working to improve patient education and the line of communication between doctor and patient. He says: “It is important to let your surgeon know if you have a history of scoliosis, back pain, or previous spinal surgery. This will help your surgeon determine whether to order specialized X-rays of your hip and back, in both standing and sitting positions and to appropriately counsel you about your risk after hip replacement and also plan a more successful hip replacement surgery.”

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Going Through Airport Security with a Joint Implant https://hipsurgerynyc.com/going-airport-security-joint-implant/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:39:16 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2677 One of the most common questions that Dr. Vigdorchik gets asked by patients who are scheduled for a joint replacement, or who have already received one, is: “will I still be able to go through TSA?” The Transportation Security Administration…

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One of the most common questions that Dr. Vigdorchik gets asked by patients who are scheduled for a joint replacement, or who have already received one, is: “will I still be able to go through TSA?”

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is here to keep you and other travelers safe. That means that they thoroughly check each person’s luggage and person. This is done to ensure that no prohibited items are allowed onto the plane. Thankfully, your joint implant is not a prohibited item.

However, you will need to take a few extra steps to make sure that your time with airport security before your flight is as uncomplicated as possible.

Dr. Vigdorchik wanted to share this video with all of his patients so that they can best understand how to alert the TSA of their implant to make getting to your flight on time simple and stress-free.

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How To Avoid Hip Replacement Surgery https://hipsurgerynyc.com/avoid-hip-replacement-surgery/ Wed, 22 May 2019 17:09:30 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2644 According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the amount of hip replacement procedures performed each year has more than doubled over the last decade. The most common reason for hip replacement osteoarthritis which involves the breakdown of cartilage on…

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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the amount of hip replacement procedures performed each year has more than doubled over the last decade. The most common reason for hip replacement osteoarthritis which involves the breakdown of cartilage on the surface of the hip joint. This causes inflammation and pain, necessitating surgery in most cases.

While some situations, such as those involving genetics, trauma, fractures, or arthritis, are unavoidable, there are some steps you can take to ensure you keep your hip joint forever.

What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure where the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant called a hip prosthesis.  This procedure may involve a total replacement or a semi-replacement of the joint. A total hip replacement consists of replacing the acetabulum and femoral head while a semi-replacement typically only replaces the femoral head.

 

Why People Need Hip Replacement Surgery?

People often need hip replacement surgery because their hip joint is being worn down, resulting in osteoarthritis. When the hip joint is worn or damaged to the extent that a person’s mobility is affected and pain is experienced even when resting, it may be time to consider a hip replacement.

 

Other conditions that can cause hip joint damage include:

 

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hip fracture
  • Septic arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Bone Dysplasias

Is Hip Replacement the First Choice?

No, when possible.  

Before suggesting a hip replacement surgery, your surgeon may suggest walking aids, or non-surgical therapies involving medication and physical therapy. However, these therapies are not always effective when it comes to relieving pain and improving mobility. Hip replacement may be an option for you if you experience disabling and persistent pain that interfere with daily activities. The extent of this damage should be detectable on x-rays, which will help your doctor decide on the best course of action.

How to Avoid Hip Replacement Surgery

There are several ways to avoid a hip replacement surgery, though these factors will largely depend on the patient’s condition and circumstances. These options may help patients avoid the need for a total or hemi hip replacement procedure.

These options include:

Weight Management:

Preventing a hip replacement surgery begins with maintaining healthy joint through proper weight. Every 10lbs of weight results in 75-100 extra pounds across the joints, breaking down the protective cushion that cartilage provides.

Injections:

Corticosteroids reduce inflammation, which is part of the immune system’s response, which causes pain and swelling.

Physical Therapy:

Strengthening and stretching exercises for the hip can minimize and reduce osteoarthritis pain and stiffness. Keeping these muscles strong and engaged can prevent painful symptoms and complications.

Joint Injections:

Therapeutic injections can provide long-term pain relief and keep patients active. These injections typically involve anti-inflammatory medications injected directly into the hip joint.

Supplements/Medications:

Some conditions, like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, benefit from medications like Humira. This medication, called a biologic, suppresses your immune system’s natural inflammatory response, reducing pain and discomfort and slowing down the natural progression of the disease.  In some cases, hip replacement can be postponed indefinitely.

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It’s our mission to provide safe and necessary treatment options to our patients. If you are experiencing hip pain or believe you hip replacement surgery, please do not hesitate to contact us at 212-606-1992. You’ll receive an extensive one-on-one appointment so you can choose the best treatment option for you.

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How to Choose a Hip Surgeon in New York City & Manhattan https://hipsurgerynyc.com/choose-hip-surgeon-new-york-city-manhattan/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:11:34 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2639 Studies have been published that show half of re-do hip replacement surgeries are completely avoidable had the original hip replacement been done better,  Therefore, the most important aspect of a hip replacement is choosing the best surgeon suited to perform…

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Studies have been published that show half of re-do hip replacement surgeries are completely avoidable had the original hip replacement been done better,  Therefore, the most important aspect of a hip replacement is choosing the best surgeon suited to perform the procedure. This task is made easier when you know which questions to ask and what to look for. Some important items to consider are the complication rates that your prospective surgeon has, your own specific needs, your willingness to travel, and the skill of your prospective surgeon. Let’s explore some of those options below

1.Search Within the Right Surgical Specialty

It’s important that you seek out a professional who specializes in the type of procedure you require. Because the human body is complex, orthopedic surgeons have specialties that they are proficient in. If you have been referred for a hip replacement surgery, make sure you choose a surgeon who is fellowship-trained in joint replacement surgery, aren’t pursuing someone whose specialty is in hand orthopedic surgery, for example.

2. Are They a High Volume Surgeon?

High volume surgeons perform procedures frequently, allowing them to perfect their approach and give patients the best care possible. The more procedures your specialist has performed, the more refined their technique and the more skilled they are at detecting small abnormalities. While researching their volume, it’s also important to check and see what their success and complication rates are, as well as research what previous patients have to say.

You will also want to research whether or not they have experience with special or high-risk cases. This will ensure they are equipped to handle your needs and any potential complications that may arise.

3. Check The Surgeon’s Credentials

Not all surgeons are created equally. Make sure you’re working with a surgeon that has a good track record of high-quality education, residency and fellowship training, and that they are working with an esteemed hospital. Additionally, if your prospective surgeon routinely receives new and continuing education on the latest techniques and approaches to their chosen specialty, they tend to have higher success rates. It’s important to find a surgeon who is always learning, and even teaching the latest techniques.

4. Research The Surgeon’s Affiliations

Make sure you are doing your due diligence by researching the facility a surgeon works with as well. Dr. Vigdorchik is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery, the best hospital in the country for orthopaedic surgery, an esteemed hospital known for giving their patients the best care through quality surgeons and the latest technology. Surgeon websites often mention their certifications and affiliations, which can be confusing to patients. The most important affiliation to consider is the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

5. Does the Surgeon Conduct Research in Their Specialty?

Research is key to ensuring that the surgeon is keeping up-to-date with information within their specialty. It is also an indicator that they are constantly furthering their education and that they are striving to help patients get better outcomes. Medical breakthroughs are accomplished with cutting-edge medical research, with researchers constantly searching for ways to advance their technique and medicine as a whole.

Dr. Vigdorchik is one of the few national experts who specializes in all types of hip surgery, from same-day discharge to hip replacement to hip preservation. He performs research on how to improve customized hip replacement, robotic assistive techniques, and instruction for prospective residents and students on the proper techniques for hip surgery.

6. How Does the Surgeon Support Their Patients Post-Op?

Do they have a good system to offer their patients follow up care, good instructions for recovery, and post-op physical therapy? These are important options to consider. You’ll also want to research their surgical history to see if they have a track record of successful procedures or if they have dissatisfied patients.

Dr. Vigdorchik offers blogs to his patients, with information such as how to reduce hip pain while running and how to prevent injuries for hip replacement patients during winter. These posts are designed to be another aspect of extended patient care and education to help them learn about their condition, recovery, and the prevention of new injuries. Additionally, Dr. Vigdorchik is well known for the time he spends with his patients. This is an important aspect of your care plan, and it’s the best time for you to communicate any new or developing issues or concerns.

The Difference with Dr. Vigdorchik

Dr. Vigdorchik prioritizes his patients in order to help them understand their treatment plan. The goal is to help them understand exactly what their condition will mean for them, whether or not surgery is necessary, and how their quality of life may be improved if surgery is required.

1.One of the Few Surgeons Specialized in all Hip and Knee Surgeries

Something that sets Dr. Vigdorchik apart is his approach and ability to perform all different types of hip surgery. These include generalized hip surgery, hip diseases, hip preservation surgery, and hip revision. He also performs procedures in other to prevent or manage arthritis during, before, and after hip replacement surgery. This provides his patients with the best treatment options for their condition and lifestyle.

2. Dr. Vigdorchik Uses Robot-Assisted Technology

Traditional hip and knee replacement procedures have been around since the 1960s. The technology involved in them in this time has not deviated much. Robot-assisted technology allows surgeons to provide lasting hip  and knee replacements with lower complication rates. This procedure involves the evaluation of the patient with a 3D model of their anatomy. The surgery is then executed using a robotic arm, designed to guide the surgeon. Dr. Vigdorchik is in control of the surgery at all times, with this device only guiding the procedure. This allows for a higher success rate overall.

3. He is Affiliated with Renowned Hospitals

Dr. Vigdorchik was educated at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, and he completed his residency at the Detroit Medical Center/Providence Hospital. 

He is also affiliated with American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, European Hip Society, International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty, Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Eastern Orthopaedic Association.

Currently, he works with the Hospital for Special Surgery, where can be found prioritizing his patients with their treatment plan and performing research to improve hip replacement outcomes

4. Dr. Vigdorchik Strives to Improve the Outcomes for all Joint Replacement Patients

Dr. Vigdorchik joined the Scientific Advisory Board of Intellijoint Surgical, which is the leading advancement of joint replacement through improving education and the technology available to surgeons. Because of his years of experience in robotic surgery and advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Vigdorchik is working to develop a new era of surgical navigation and cost-effective surgical advancements for joint replacement.

Dr. Vigdorchik is one of New York’s top orthopedic surgeons, which makes him an optimal choice for the New York boroughs, Long Island, as well as tri-state area residents.

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It’s our mission to provide safe and necessary treatment options to our patients. If you are experiencing hip pain or believe you hip replacement surgery, please do not hesitate to contact us at 646-350-4499. You’ll receive an extensive one-on-one appointment so you can choose the best treatment option for you.

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At HSS, Dr. Vigdorchik Leads Research To Lower Post-Operative Hip Dislocation https://hipsurgerynyc.com/hss-dr-vigdorchik-leads-research-lower-post-operative-hip-dislocation/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:37:33 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2637 Since being brought onto the team at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Dr. Vigdorchik has worked with his colleagues to bring more light to the incidence of post-operative dislocation in patients with hip replacements. In the past, surgeons understood that…

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Since being brought onto the team at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Dr. Vigdorchik has worked with his colleagues to bring more light to the incidence of post-operative dislocation in patients with hip replacements. In the past, surgeons understood that spinal function ultimately affects the hips. Thanks to this new evaluation tool, orthopedic surgeons now know that, due to a patient’s spinal positioning, up to “77% of inappropriately positioned hip implants would not have been identified.”

The Hip-Spine Classification in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) has been able to reduce the occurrence of dislocation from 16% down to 3%, as demonstrated through the 222 patient outcomes that were studied and documented throughout this three-year study.

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Dr. Vigdorchik Joins the Intellijoint Surgical Scientific Advisory Board https://hipsurgerynyc.com/dr-vigdorchik-joins-intellijoint-surgical-scientific-advisory-board/ Wed, 03 Apr 2019 18:50:03 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2633 Last month, Dr. Vigdorchik joined the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of Intellijoint Surgical, a Canadian company that is leading the advancement of joint replacement through improving education and technology available to surgeons. With his years of experience in robotic surgery…

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Last month, Dr. Vigdorchik joined the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of Intellijoint Surgical, a Canadian company that is leading the advancement of joint replacement through improving education and technology available to surgeons. With his years of experience in robotic surgery and advanced surgical navigation techniques, he is joining a team of esteemed surgeons who are working to improve the outcomes of joint replacement.
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Top Causes of Hip Flexor Pain https://hipsurgerynyc.com/top-causes-hip-flexor-pain/ Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:44:49 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2630 What are Hip Flexors? The hip flexors are a group of muscles found in the front of the hip. They are designed to help you bring your leg and trunk together in flexion movement. These muscles allow your leg to…

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What are Hip Flexors?

The hip flexors are a group of muscles found in the front of the hip. They are designed to help you bring your leg and trunk together in flexion movement. These muscles allow your leg to move towards your belly, as well as allowing your torso to bend towards your hip. However, it is possible to strain or even tear your hip flexor muscles through sudden movements or falls.

What is Hip Flexor Pain?

Sudden movements have the possibility of damaging your hip flexors. These movements include sprinting, kicking, or falling. While these injuries can happen to anyone, runners, high contact sports competitors, and hobbyist joggers can also injure themselves.

There are some other factors which contribute to hip flexor strain and pain. These include:

  • Weakened muscles.
  • Not warming up prior to physical activity.
  • Sore muscles.
  • Trauma.
  • Falling.

If you injure your hip flexor, you will feel pain in the part of your hip that meets your thigh. You may notice mild pain and cramping, pulling in the front of the hip, sharp pain when walking, difficulty getting out of a chair or sitting down, or severe pain and spasms. The top of the thigh muscle may bulge and it may be difficult to walk.

Top Causes of Hip Flexor Pain

Hip flexor pain can have causes that are not due to underlying disease. For example, they can be the result of improper body mechanics, pain, or strain. Some examples include trauma, immobilization for long periods of time, overuse, sitting or moving in awkward positions, or muscle stiffness.

Sitting too much

Sitting too much can lead to weakened and atrophied muscles. This can mean that your hip flexor muscles are not accustomed to daily functions and operations, or even out of the ordinary physical activity. In time, you may develop mild hip flexor pain or more severe tears, depending on the activity.

Hip Flexor Strain

You might accidentally strain your hip flexor if you do not warm up properly prior to physical activity, or if you push too hard during physical activity. It is also possible to strain your hip flexor if you are moving heavy furniture or experience a short burst of intense physical activity.

Vigorous Activity

Even if you are accustomed to vigorous physical activity, it is possible to strain your hip flexor. This is accomplished through repetitive movement of the hip flexor muscles, which can cause them to wear and tear over a period of time or during a single but repetitive activity.

Dancing

Dancers are quite susceptible to hip flexor pain due to high impact to the complexes of the leg through dance movements and choreography. While engaging in high levels of physical activity that require the legs to sustain movement for long periods of time, the hip flexor can become torn or strained.

Running

Because the legs are in constant movement while running on hard surfaces, hip flexor pain is extremely common in runners. While engaging in this physical activity, the hip flexor receives repetitive concussive impact as the leg propels the runner forward over long distances. This damage can acute or chronic, though it depends on the level of physical activity the runner engages in and the limits of their own body.

Martial Arts

High impact martial arts are a typical suspect for hip flexor pain. When falling or deflecting attacks, the hip flexor can become damaged due to trauma from oncoming hands, elbows, feet, or contact with the ground. It is extremely important to warm up prior to practice in order to avoid serious pain or injury during physical activity in martial arts.

Treating Hip Flexor Pain

Your doctor may recommend resting the area (if the hip flexor is only strained and not torn) while it recovers. While it recovers, it is recommended you do mild exercises that do not strain the hip flexors. In some cases, you may be prescribed physical therapy, which will include stretching and strengthening the hip flexor and its surrounding supporting muscle group. You will be guided through your physical activity to increase it until you are able to return to normal daily operations.

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It’s our mission to provide safe and necessary treatment options to our patients. If you are experiencing hip flexor pain or believe you have injured yourself, please do not hesitate to contact us at 646-350-4499. You’ll receive an extensive one-on-one appointment so you can choose the best treatment option for you.

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Dr. Vigdorchik’s Hip-Spine Classification System Has Been Featured in Helio and OrthopedicsToday https://hipsurgerynyc.com/dr-vigdorchiks-hip-spine-classification-system-featured-helio-orthopedicstoday/ https://hipsurgerynyc.com/dr-vigdorchiks-hip-spine-classification-system-featured-helio-orthopedicstoday/#respond Wed, 06 Feb 2019 17:02:13 +0000 https://hipsurgerynyc.com/?p=2618 Conducting research to develop the systems, technology, and protocols that can help hip and spine patients gain better outcomes is at the heart of Dr. Vigdorchik’s work. Most recently, he was the lead doctor in a study completed to develop…

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Conducting research to develop the systems, technology, and protocols that can help hip and spine patients gain better outcomes is at the heart of Dr. Vigdorchik’s work. Most recently, he was the lead doctor in a study completed to develop a tool that would make hip replacements an even more successful procedure. This study developed a new method of risk assessment and an algorithm to calculate how likely a patient was to reinjure themselves following a hip replacement as a result of their spinal alignment.

Dr. Vigdorchik’s study found that many patients experience a dislocation within the first 30 days after their surgery and linked this occurrence to whether or not the patient has a concurrent spinal disease.

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