Ron Noy, MD, FAAOS, obtained his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in 1991 and completed his internship in 1992 at Lenox Hill Hospital. Later, in 2000, Dr. Noy completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center followed by his fellowship training at Methodist Sports Medicine, in Sports Medicine (shoulder concentration) in 2001. Since beginning his medical career, Dr. Noy has become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; he credits his success to giving excellent patient care. Today he is practicing orthopaedic surgery at Prestige Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in Manhattan, New York.
Education and Training
New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 1991
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery; American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
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Shoulder impingement is one of the most common ailments in athletes and non-athletes alike. It can be from an overuse repetitive injury or from a traumatic strain of the arm. The rotator cuff consists of four tendons that surround and grab the ball of the joint, called the humeral head, and...
Alternatives to knee replacement surgery for symptomatic arthritic knees include physical therapy, oral medications, injectable medications, and alternative types of surgery. Physical therapy and home exercise programs will included low impact strengthening and range of motion exercises and if full motion and strength is achieved, even bone on bone knees can sometimes feel normal. It is important to achieve full hyperextension in order to be able to regain full quadriceps strength. Oral medications that reduce inflammation (if there are no medical contraindications), can help during acute swollen times, as can rest, elevation, gentle compression and ice. Some people do well with over the counter medications including chondroitin sulfate/glucosamine, turmeric, omega-3 and others. Always discuss with your physician before starting any medications. Injectables include corticosteroids (should only be done once or twice as repeated injections can make things worse), hyaluronic acid, PRP and stem-cells (many kinds, not all the same). Alternate surgeries can include arthroscopy for loose bodies, symptomatic meniscus tears and excision of impinging bone spurs, biologic cartilage restoration procedures, tibial and femoral osteotomy realignment procedures, fusions (rare cases), and partial robotic knee replacements. See your orthopedic surgeon to help you determine what are the best options for you now and in the future. Ron Noy, MD, FAAOS READ MORE
In general, walking is a good low impact activity that can help keep bones healthier and stronger than inactivity. As we can lose bone density after the age of 30, it is good to get into a good routine earlier than later. Always check with your doctor before starting a new exercise activity to make sure you do not have any contraindications, and stop and let your doctor know if the activity is causing discomfort or pain. If you have severe osteoporosis already, walking too much can result in stress fractures, so follow the guidance of your physician who knows you best. Ron Noy, MD, FAAOS READ MORE
It depends on the reason for the heal pain. The first step is to see a foot specialist to figure out the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Ron Noy, MD, FAAOS READ MORE
Bursitis can actually get irritated by massage therapy, but it can help other painful and often related problems in the shoulder. Most important points are to have the correct diagnosis and a good massage therapist. The latter will be able to avoid irritating an inflamed bursae while helping treat the underlying problems that can often lead to the bursitis. READ MORE
Since it is rare to sprain both ankles, especially given no history of trauma, it is important for you to see your primary care doctor for a work up since swelling in the ankles can be anything from poor circulation to other medical conditions. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
The first step is to avoid what caused it and a brief period of rest for the tendon so the inflammation calms down. The quickest way to do this sometimes is in a walking cast boot that you see football players often wearing on the sidelines. Physical therapy can help as well. If there is acute inflammation and pain, using ice appropriately can help a lot quicker than oral anti-inflammation medications, which if there are no contra-indications can also be helpful. If symptoms persist it can indicate that there is a tear, degeneration, subluxation and/or dislocation of the tendon, or perhaps the wrong diagnosis. Further work up may then include an mri scan, emg/nerve conduction study and other tests. A cortisone injection into the tendon sheath may also be necessary but should be done by a specialist to avoid iatrogenic injury. Lastly, surgical options are sometimes necessary. READ MORE
A foot dislocation is a medical emergency that should be reduced immediately. If there is any question that your foot is dislocated, you should go to the emergency room to have it evaluated and treated. READ MORE
You can be asleep under general anesthesia or choose to have a regional block where the anesthesiologist numbs the nerves to the foot. The choice of which kind of anesthesia is decided between your surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and you before the surgery is performed. READ MORE
Your best bet is to see a trauma surgeon near you to check that the fracture is healing properly with an X-ray and then changed the cast. An X-ray after the cast change may be necessary as well. If you are in the NYC area, I would recommend someone like Dr. Lon Weiner, Dr. David Helfitt or Dr. Dave Asprinio. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
It really depends on the associated injuries that can occur with this significant injury, which can include ligament, neurovascular structures (nerves and blood vessels) and articular surface cartilage injuries, as well as how stable the joint is after reduction. Best to discuss with your treating orthopedist. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
Yes, they do, but not all orthopedic doctors will see you depending on if they specialize in other areas of the body. Orthopedic doctors who are spine specialists, sports medicine specialists, and general orthopedists are the ones most likely to see you. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
It depends on many factors including how large the tear is, location and type, as well as mechanism of injury (if any) and physical exam findings. The history and physical are usually more important to determine if surgery is necessary, as opposed to relying solely on an MRI scan. There are many rotator cuff tears that do not require surgery, but the only way to know if you are in this group is to see a good orthopedic shoulder or sports medicine specialist for a thorough work up and examination to determine if you are. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
This depends on what you mean by heal. Oftentimes, there is an underlying degenerative area with acute episodes of inflammation and pain. Most tennis elbow acute episodes can resolve with non-invasive intervention treatments and can resolve rather quickly (days to weeks), but this does not get rid of the underlying degenerative area if there is one. Injection treatments when done correctly with vascular channeling techniques can help, but may still take 6 weeks. If symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks, invasive treatment is indicated, but newer techniques with devices like Tenex though stab incisions I feel are much better than traditional surgical treatments (open incision, arthroscopic). Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
It really depends on the source of shoulder pain, as this can be anything from issues with the joint, rotator cuff, cartilage ring (labrum), ligaments to even referred pain from a neck problem. Best to get a good history and physical done by a qualified orthopedic surgeon and then have the appropriate treatment initiated. That being said, my rule of thumb for safe shoulder exercises that can improve certain problems in the shoulder is what I coined as the No Pain Principle of the Shoulder exercises. These include painless zone of motion strengthening exercises in the external rotation, internal rotation and abduction/flexion motions, scapular retraction exercises (anything that sticks your chest out like rowing or reverse shrugs), appropriate stretches as needed to regain motion, and icing the tendon and joint area afterwards to prevent inflammation from doing the exercises (a recent study suggests not to ice the muscles as that can slow down recovery). Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
The most common reason could be some worn cartilage called chondromalacia. There are strengthening exercises, behavioral modification and injection therapies that can help. If that does not, there are surgical options as well. See a physical therapist to start and if that does not work, see a physician. READ MORE
Best to get it checked. Even if it’s not broken, early intervention can be very helpful. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
Routine sprained ankles usually take 2 weeks to heal and stop hurting. If it does not improve by then, further work up should be considered. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
There are many many possible reasons for foot pain. The source needs to be determined before the proper treatment can be chosen. I recommend starting by seeing a foot specialist, although other specialists may be necessary. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
There are several. You can see an orthopedic surgeon, primary care sports medical specialist, physiatrist or a physical therapist. READ MORE
It depends on the actual origin of pain as sciatic pain can be related to the lumbar spine, piriformis and hamstrings, for example. Best to get a good history and physical done to figure out the origin of the pain to get the best treatment options. READ MORE
It all depends on the correct diagnosis. See a doctor who specializes in elbow/forearm conditions. They will examine you from your neck to the hand as the problem could always be related to something proximal, local or distal. Once the correct diagnosis is determined, the best plan for treatment can be started. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
If there was not a traumatic event or fever, the most common reason for what you described could be some damaged cartilage, but there are many other possibilities. A proper history and physical is the most important first step in figuring out the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
There are many reasons he could be having pain. A proper history and physical examination by an orthopedic specialist is the first step to finding the right diagnosis and treatment. If he has any fever, weight loss, or excruciating pain, you should take him to the emergency room to be evaluated if you cannot get an immediate appointment with an orthopedic specialist. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
There are many reasons for this, including things like arthritis, meniscus tears, referred pain from your back or hip, intra-articular pathologies and more. It could also be simply that the muscles around the joint are weak. Best to see an orthopedic specialist to undergo a thorough history and physical. If you have any fever, weight loss, or severe pain, make sure you are seen immediately or go to the local emergency room to be evaluated. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
Most likely, they will remove stitches and check the wound for any sign of infection, which is not that common. If the wound is healing well, they will instruct you on a therapy program either on your own or with an occupational therapist if needed. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
Any sport where there can be an awkward landing or where the foot can get caught and the knee twists is susceptible to ACL tears. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
Leg pain can be caused by many different reasons, including muscular, vascular and neurological reasons as well as others. You need to see a doctor to get a proper work up to figure out the best treatments. READ MORE
The basic initial treatment for any bunion is essentially conservative, with proper shoe wear modification being the initial recommendation. If the gel pads give you relief, this is all you need, but it will not correct the deformity. Most surgeons agree that the surgery should not be done for cosmetic reasons, but to relieve pain and dysfunction, so hopefully this does the trick. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
It is not the first course of action. Usually, RSD’s can be treated by activity modification, braces, physical therapy and medications rather than invasive procedures, including arthroscopic ones. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
Icing properly is good. There are compressive machines and compressive ice machines available that can make the process quicker if needed. If you can take an anti-inflammatory medication rather than a pain blocking medication (meaning if you have no allergies or medical contra-indications to taking it), that may be more helpful. Sometimes the doctor may describe an anti-inflammatory medication as pain medication, so check what you are taking before buying something else. Elevating the knee and using a compression sleeve appropriately fitted also will help, and the sleeve can be used during the day to help prevent swelling that will occur until you regain full strength. A good physical therapist can help reduce the swelling quicker as well, and help you strengthen your knee. If the swelling persists, further work up should be done to identify the sources of the swelling and adjust the treatment appropriately. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
While a simple non-displaced fracture could be treated with buddy-taping and a hard sole shoe with wide toe box, it is important to see an orthopedic doctor or podiatrist for X-rays to make sure there is not a fracture that needs to be reduced or even fixed. A displaced fracture could lead to the toe healing in a position that will make shoe wear difficult, while a fracture that extends into the joint may sometimes require surgery to decrease the onset of arthritis and dysfunction. Ron Noy, MD READ MORE
Surgery for rib fractures are rarely necessary. Most of the time they will heal in about 6 weeks. READ MORE
Yes. While an adductor strain could take 6 weeks to heal when not repetitively injured, this could also be a hernia, athletics pubalgia syndrome, or nerve entrapment. Best to have it checked out. READ MORE
I am experiencing slight numbness and some pain after my elbow fracture surgery. What could be the reason?
This can be a lot of things, from swelling, too tight a dressing, pressure from a brace or even a nerve entrapped in the surgical/fracture site. You should contact your surgeon to be evaluated right away and correct the problem. If it’s just numbness around the incisions, that is common. See your surgeon to be sure it’s not something to correct. READ MORE
This could be anything from a muscle strain to nerve impingement to arthritis and more. If you have any accompanying neurological changes such as weakness or numbness, you should definitely get evaluated by a spine specialist. READ MORE
If her shoulder is dislocated, you should definitely see someone right away to put it back into place. READ MORE
Sounds like a bucket handle meniscus tear but could be a loose body related to an OCD lesion. Need MRI scan of your knee. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Torn Meniscus
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- In Univ Sch Of Med, Sports Medicine-Orthopedic Surgery; Kingsbrook Jewish Med Ctr, Orthopedic Surgery; Lenox Hill Hosp, General Surgery
- Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center 2001
- Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Program
- Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
- Lenox Hill Hospital
- Methodist Sports Medicine, Fellow, Sports Medicine
What do you attribute your success to?
Excellent Patient Care
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