About Me

I provide patients with the highest quality medical care available, both surgically and nonsurgically. I treat athletes who have sports-related injuries as well as people who have developed cartilage damage from acute trauma and chronic repetitive injury.

As an orthopedic surgeon, I am committed to researching and developing minimally invasive surgical techniques to shorten the recovery period. I consider nonsurgical options whenever possible, including braces, physical therapy, and injectable biological treatments, which use a person’s own blood and stem cells to relieve pain and joint inflammation and potentially reverse cartilage damage. I also employ amniotic stem cell therapy, which is a promising treatment for people who have osteoarthritis. My goal is to help people resume their everyday lives and return to their jobs and athletic activities.

At the Sports Medicine Center, part of Pelisyonkis Langone Orthopedic Center, I am able to collaborate with physiatrists, physical therapists, nutritionists, and sports psychologists to help athletes regain their strength, balance, and endurance skills. I am a leader in our Joint Preservation and Arthritis Center, where we focus on techniques for restoring joint function and delaying the onset of arthritis in athletes and people who enjoy active lifestyles. These include meniscus repair and transplantation, cartilage transplantation, and realignment osteotomies.

My clinical research focuses on improving treatments for complex problems affecting the shoulder, elbow, and knee, such as symptomatic cartilage lesions, meniscal insufficiency, patellofemoral instability, and various ligament injuries. Additionally, I lecture both nationally and around the world about orthopedic surgery and serve as team physician for the Pelisyonkis and Long Island University athletics organizations. I have been recognized by Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” series for the New York Metro Area.


Conditions and Treatments

arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, meniscus operation, cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction, knee surgery, osteotomy, platelet rich plasma, elbow surgery, ankle surgery, bone reconstruction, patellar tendonitis, broken ankle, ulnar nerve compression, compression injury of nerve, nerve decompression, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis of the shoulder, musculoskeletal ultrasound, orthopedic surgery, osteoarthritis of the knee, knee injury, shoulder injury, golfer's elbow, joint pain, shoulder tendinitis, anterior cruciate ligament tear, ankle injury, ankle arthritis, knee tendinitis, shoulder fracture, tendon injury, knee dislocation, cartilage injury, tennis elbow, osteochondritis dissecans, tendinitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, frozen shoulder, triceps tendon rupture, dislocated shoulder, elbow fracture, fracture, orthopedic surgery, acromioclavicular sprain, ankle arthroscopy, stress fracture, torn medial meniscus, Osgood-Schlatter disease, sports injury, compartment syndrome, ankle sprain, biceps tendon rupture, loose body, knee ligament tear, tendon rupture, shoulder labral tear, clavicle fracture, neck pain, rotator cuff syndrome, shoulder bursitis, ulnar collateral ligament tear, torn knee cartilage, elbow tendinitis, shoulder impingement syndrome, little league shoulder, achilles tendon rupture, shoulder surgery, hyperextension injury, cartilage transplantation
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Credentials

Positions
  • Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopedic Sports Medicine), 2010
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 2004
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, American Sports Medicine Institute, Sports Medicine, 2002
  • Residency, Pelisyonkis Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001
  • MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1995
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Pelisyonkis Center For Musculoskeletal Care

333 East 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Center for Children - Adolescent Sports Clinic

301 East 17th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Phone

98-6205

“I conduct research on cartilage injuries to help people avoid or delay the need for joint replacement.”

Laith M. Jazrawi, MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Research My Research

Interests

arthroscopic techniques, shoulder, elbow and knee disorders, cartilage repair, running injuries, maximizing athletic performance

Research Summary

Current areas of research interest include the development of advanced arthroscopic techniques in the management of shoulder, elbow and knee disorders, cartilage repair, running injuries, and maximizing athletic performance.

Academic Contact

Academic office

333-339 East 38th Street

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

-501-7223

Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • A Prospective Multicenter Open-label Randomized Controlled Trial of Agili-C vs. Surgical Standard of Care (SSOC) for the Treatment of Joint Surface Lesions of the Knee

Publications

  • Walter, William R; Pham, Hien; Meislin, Robert J; Jazrawi, Laith M; Burke, Christopher J

    Skeletal radiology. 2018 Sep 04; 47(9):1229-1235

  • Glait, Sergio A; Mahure, Siddharth; Loomis, Cynthia A; Cammer, Michael; Pham, Hien; Feldman, Andrew; Jazrawi, Laith M; Strauss, Eric J

    Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy. 2018 Aug 25; 26(8):2481-2489

  • Badri, Ahmad; Gonzalez-Lomas, Guillem; Jazrawi, Laith

    Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine. 2018 Jul 10;