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  • Greenwich skier aims for the Olympics

    Kay Holscher first put on skis as a 2-year-old in Chile. Five years later, he was racing competitively. Today, the 22-year-old Greenwich resident is a member of the Chilean National Ski Team and aspires to represent Chile at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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  • Dr. MacGillivray has been feautured as the Top Orthopedic Surgeon in New York.

    Dr. MacGillivray  has been feautured as the Top Orthopedic Surgeon in New York.

  • What everyone should know about ACL surgery

    Choosing the right treatment option for an ACL tear upfront can have lifelong implications. On behalf of Hospital for Special Surgery, the world’s largest academic medical center specializing in musculoskeletal health, we the surgeons of the HSS Sports Medicine Institute have drafted the following guidelines for people who are considering ACL treatment.

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  • Rotation fixation

    Costco Connection spoke to John D. MacGillivray, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS, about the treatment for shoulder bursitis or impingement. “It responds extremely well to a cortisone shot, if detected within the first month of presentation of pain and stiffness of the shoulder,” said Dr. MacGillivray. “Physical therapy and therapeutic stretching exercises also are prescribed,” he added.

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  • Don't Miss a Shift This Hockey Season with Upper Body Injury Prevention

    Stamford Daily Voice writer John Haffey speaks with John D. MacGillivray, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, who explains the most common injuries in hockey players. Those injuries include acromioclavicular (A-C Joint) separation in the shoulder, clavicle fractures, and shoulder dislocations.

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  • H.S. Girls Soccer: Drive to thrive helps Northern Highlands standout conquer injuries

    As an all-star soccer player, Kelly was determined to continue playing through the pain. After two years of knee pain, Kelly went to see John D. MacGillivray, an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, who found that Kelly's growth plate had shattered.

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  • Hospital for Special Surgery Addresses Injuries in Throwing and Multisport Athletes at Annual Sports Medicine Symposium

    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the nation’s top hospital for orthopedics, will host the seventh annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine, educational symposium to discuss how to identify, prevent and treat articular cartilage and hip/pelvis injuries, as well as injuries common to the throwing and multisport athlete.

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  • Steep price, but worth it

    Like the rest of his football teammates, Ichabod Crane senior running back Shawn Gerkman has paid the price — literally and figuratively — to compete for the Riders.

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  • Large Study of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Reveals Some Surprises

    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is highly effective and provides durable results five years after surgery, according to a large, prospective study by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators. The study also surprisingly revealed that the rotator cuff has the ability to heal even when early imaging studies have found a defect at the site of repair. The research will be presented at the upcoming American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) 2011 Specialty Day meeting, to be held Feb. 19 in San Diego, Calif., following the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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  • Come Off The Mountain In One Piece

    Winter is approaching—it’s time to dust off the skis and snowboards and jump on those lifts. In fact, a record 60.54 million thrill-seekers did just that last season, according to the National Ski Association. With so many athletes hitting the slopes, knee twists and hand injury remain frequent sights in my office. While skiers can’t prevent all spills, they can reduce the incidence of injury by keeping in shape and also by knowing when to address aches and pains.

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  • Hospital for Special Surgery Experts Available to Comment on Injuries and Other Medical Issues during Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games

    John D. MacGillivray, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who currently serves as a team physician for the United States Ski Team and an orthopaedic consultant for the New York Giants and the National Hockey League Players' Association. In the past, he has served as team physician for St. John's University, the New York Saints (professional lacrosse team), the United States Snowboard Team, and as a consultant for the New York Giants football team.

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  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association | AMA
  • U.S. Naval Hospital
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • NYS society of orthopaedic surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • The Castle Connolly
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Patients Choice
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America