Afshin Razi MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in spinal surgery, has been appointed Vice Chair and Residency Program Director of the Department of Orthopedics at Maimonides Medical Center. In his new roles, Dr. Razi will be responsible for ensuring outstanding quality, academic excellence, and optimal operational performance in the department.
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Maimonides Medical Center Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeons to the Most Comprehensive Team in Brooklyn.
MAIMONIDES BONE & JOINT CENTER Offers state-of-the-art treatment for all orthopedic injuries and illnesses all in one convenient location. From sprains and strains to reconstructive surgery, we provide individualized, compassionate orthopedic care. With orthopedic specialties including pediatrics, sports medicine, joint replacements, spine, hand, elbow and shoulder, orthopedic oncology and foot & ankle surgery, the Maimonides Bone & Joint Center provides truly comprehensive specialized care.
Dr. John Houten is a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in spinal surgery. His professional interests include advancing image-guided and minimally invasive techniques to more safely and accurately treat patients with conditions needing spinal surgery. After completing medical school, a neurosurgical residency, and a spinal surgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Houten spent more than a decade as the Chief of the Division of Spinal Neurosurgery at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he oversaw a tremendous expansion of the volume and sophistication of spinal neurosurgery procedures.
Brooklyn, NY (February 6, 2016) – Dr. Jack Choueka, Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center, announced that Dr. Joseph Feliccia has joined the Maimonides Bone & Joint Center Team. Dr. Feliccia brings with him over 30 years of experience in providing Orthopedic Surgery services to Brooklyn Communities and beyond.
Brooklyn, NY (October 24, 2016) – Dr. Jack Choueka, Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center, announced that Dr. Ahmed Saleh has joined the Orthopedic Spine Surgery team, bolstering the hospital’s comprehensive orthopedic services. “We’re delighted to expand our Orthopedic and Trauma Services with the expertise that Dr. Saleh brings to his new role at Maimonides,” said Dr. Choueka.
The Maimonides Bone& Joint Center is pleased to announce that Dr. James Tucci, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, has joined our team. Dr. Tucci has been a practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon for over 20 years at his Downtown Brooklyn Location.
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Maimonides Medical Center has been approved as a Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center by the New York State Department of Health (DOH). In fact, Maimonides is now Brooklyn’s only Pediatric Trauma Center. This certifies that Maimonides is equipped to treat life-threatening injuries that result from serious incidents like falls, car accidents and gunshot wounds, across all specialties.
The amount of head tilt and how far your chin sticks out are key to overall posture. Keep your eyes focused on the ground about 10 feet ahead of you, not at your feet. Your head should be relaxed, but not tilted too far back or forward. The more tired you get, the more your head will tilt. Correct this form, otherwise you may develop neck-related problems, and poor posture will ensue if you don’t align your neck and your back.
Hip dysplasia or DDH (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip) is a condition when the hip joint does not develop properly in infants and young children. The problem may be in the socket, the head of the femur, or both; eventually leading to mechanical instability of the hip joint. It can involve one or both hips; however, it will generally affect the left hip.
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