John Munyak, MD

Sports Medicine

Non-Operative Orthopedics

A Board Certified Sports Medicine physician and lifelong athlete himself, Dr. Munyak, at The Brooklyn Orthopedic Institute, provides treatment for all sports medicine and musculoskeletal disorders. He performs state-of-the-art injections, including using ultrasound, to exactly guide the needle without the use of radiation.   Dr. Munyak’s extensive knowledge of sports medicine, orthopedics and emergency medicine allows him to provide his patients with the most advanced care and up to date treatments available. He will utilize any methods possible to avoid surgery for his patients. When all non-operative and conservative measures have been exhausted, including the judicious use of various healing agent/orthobiologic injections, such as prolotherapy/sclerotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP),  Hylauronic acid (HA), interleuken-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra), as well as corticosteroids as indicated, and a customized/comprehensive physical therapy/rehabilitative program has failed, you will be referred to an outstanding orthopedic surgeon. He also performs state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound, including dynamic ultrasound, which does not use radiation, and, as opposed to MRI, allows the problem to be revealed while the patient is moving the injured extremity.

 

Dr. John Munyak provides treatment for all disorders of the upper and lower extremities as well as any spinal sprain/strain. This includes treatment for any joint pain from arthritis and sports, trauma/fracture care, overuse disorders, and other sports and non-sports related shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, thigh, knee, foot and ankle concerns.  The Center has on-site occupational and physical therapy, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, splinting, injections, casting and X-rays.

 

Conditions Commonly Treated

  • Acute injuries
    • Ligament Sprains (any – such as ankle sprains)
    • Tendon/Muscle Strains (any – both upper and lower extremities as well as spinal)
    • Fractures (any)
    • Cartilage injury (any)
    • Contusions (any bruising or direct trauma)
    • Concussions (pre season evaluation/testing as well as post concussion evaluation and return to play decision making)
      • Overuse or chronic conditions
    • Tendonitis/Tendinosis (including but not limited to rotator cuff, tennis elbow, wrist, thumb, hip, thigh, knee, leg, Achilles, foot – plantar fasciitis and ankle); including calcific tendonitis of the shoulder and any other location
    • Stress fractures (including but not limited to hip, leg, foot and ankle)
    • Bursitis (including but not limited to shoulder, elbow, hip – snapping hip, leg, foot, ankle – achilles)
    • Arthritis (any joint including “weightlifter’s shoulder”)
    • Nerve entrapment (including but not limited to such locations as the shoulder – suprascapular nerve “volleyball shoulder”, elbow -cubital tunnel, wrist – carpal tunnel, pelvis/hip – meralgia paresthetica, leg, ankle – tarsal tunnel, and foot – Morton’s neuroma)
    • Any joint, muscle, tendon, ligament or bone pain will be evaluated for optimal management

 

Office procedures:

  • Joint Injection/Aspiration
  • Calcific tendonitis trephenation/barbotage
  • Tendon/Ligament Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Nerve and tendon Hydrodissection
  • Steroid Injections
  • Hyaluronic Acid joint Injections for arthritis – we can make our own so please inquire
  • Prolotherapy/Sclerotherapy
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and any other regenerative therapy injection such as IL-1Ra, and combinations that emulate orthokine, etc.
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • ImPACT Neurocognitive Assessment (for concussion)
  • Splinting, Casting, Functional Bracing
  • Pre-Participation Physical Examination
  • Onsite X-Ray

 

Education and Training

 

Education

 

Combined BS/MD from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

7 -year Medical Program at The City College of New York in conjunction with the State University of New York School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, 1993

 

Residency

 

General Surgery, St. Luke’s/RooseveltHospitalCenter1993-1994

 

Emergency Medicine,LincolnHospital, South Bronx, New York, 1994-1997

 

Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, 1998

Board Re-Certification in Emergency Medicine, 2008

 

Board Certification in Sports Medicine, 1999

Board Re-Certification in Sports Medicine, 2009

 

Honors

 

Attending of the Year,NorthShoreUniversityHospital, 2008

Attending of the Year,LincolnHospital, 2005

Teacher of the Year,LincolnHospital, 2003

Chief Resident, Lincoln Hospital, 1996-1997

 

What does Dr. Munyak treat/see?

We see patients of all ages and gender (from pediatrics to geriatrics)

We treat patients of all athletic abilities and all sports (from the elite athlete to the person exercising for health/fitness) and

Dancers of all ages and at all levels of competition

Why should you see us?

Approximately 90% of all sports injuries do not require surgery.

You should make an appointment to see us if you have a musculoskeletal condition and wish to maximize non-operative treatment.

If you have a condition that requires surgery, we can expedite referral to an outstanding orthopedic surgeon. We will do a sport specific analysis for any sport, including dance and ballet pointe readiness, in order to help prevent injury. We will also do video analysis and/or performance analysis for any sports including but not limited to cycling, running, swimming, weightlifting, ballet, gait analysis and lactate threshold.

If you would benefit from functional bracing, we have access to everything from the walking boot that could eliminate the need for crutches to the return to play brace that allows you to get back into the game/performance while you continue to attend physical therapy and rid the need for a protective device. Fully customized braces are available as well.

 

Days available

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Contact

To make an appointment with  Dr. Munyak, please call 718-283-7372

We speak Russian, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic and Italian.

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