Practically nothing makes a physician feel fulfilled and that they are making a difference in people’s lives than receiving appreciation from a patient. Recently, this heartfelt, very personal letter was pinned to the bulletin board in the office of Dr. Michael A. Gott, an orthopedic surgeon with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group. We reproduce it here so that our readers might be encouraged to seek surgery and other healing therapies for their conditions, too. Hopefully they, like this letter’s anonymous author, could experience similar satisfaction and life-changing freedom from pain.
This week: The spine injury of Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo
Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr Michael A. Gott gives his professional opinion on Tony Romo’s spinal compression fracture. Will this affect Fantasy Football fans’ choices? To view the video, click here. And check back each week for the next installment!
Now for the second year, Michael A. Gott, MD, a practicing orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will highlight and discuss key injuries to pro football players each week during the Fantasy Football season. He’ll give his professional assessment of the prognosis and treatment to help fans set their lineup for that week. Check back here each and every week for Dr. Gott’s latest Fantasy Football Injury of the Week! To view the latest video, click here.
WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 5, 2016 — Now in its second year, Michael A. Gott, MD, a practicing orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will highlight and discuss key injuries to pro football players each week during the Fantasy Football season.
Each week via video, Dr. Gott will offer his professional assessment of the injury’s prognosis and treatment so that fans can make more informed decisions critical to their Fantasy Football league selections. Each video will be 3-5 minutes in length and can be viewed on the Westchester Health Orthopedic and Sports Medicine website.
Dr. Michael A. Gott is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle, including traumatic and sports related injuries, as well as arthritic conditions. He focuses on conservative, non-operative treatments for most conditions.
A Westchester native, Dr. Gott attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine after graduating from Emory University, where was named to the Dean’s List all four years. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital System, completing his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL, where he worked under the renowned orthopedists Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Lyle Cain and Dr. Jeff Dugas. Dr. Gott is the current team physician for Yorktown High School Athletics, having previously worked as a team physician for Troy University, Auburn University and the University of Alabama.
If knee pain is keeping you from doing the things you like (or need) to do, it may be time to consider a knee replacement. Michael A. Gott, MD, an Orthopedic surgeon with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group, has written a very informative blog explaining knee replacement surgery and when it is a viable option to alleviate knee pain.
At Westchester Health, we see a lot of osteoporosis-related fractures, particularly in our orthopedic group, Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. These fractures are most commonly of the hip, wrist or spine, affecting men and women of all races but white and Asian women, especially over the age of 50, are at highest risk. One of our orthopedic specialists, Michael A. Gott, MD, has written a very informative blog advising both men and women how they can proactively try to prevent, or at least lessen, the onset of osteoporosis.
Has your child ever come home from preschool (or day camp, a sleepover or anywhere he/she has been in close contact with other children) with red, puffy, weepy eyes? The culprit could very well be pink eye, or conjunctivitis. Since pink eye mainly occurs in children, we see a lot of cases in our pediatric practice, Westchester Health Pediatrics. In fact, one of our WHP pediatricians, Glenn Kaplan, MD, FAAP, has written a great blog about what parents can do to help their children avoid contracting this condition that, though relatively minor, can still be a major annoyance.
When you need an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist, the best doctor for you could be nearby—in fact, right in your own neighborhood. To make it easier and more convenient for you and your family to get the best possible care, many highly-trained specialists have opened major sports medicine centers in suburban locales.
These days, anyone interested in fitness talks about the importance of a strong core. In fact, strengthening your core—the key muscles in the middle of your body—not only greatly improves your fitness but also reduces your risk of injury. Since this is the basic foundation for all movement and strength within your body, core strength is essential for creating muscular and skeletal balance within your body, reports Michael A. Gott, MD, an Orthopedic surgeon with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in his recent blog on the subject.
Do you suffer from tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow or swimmer’s shoulder? Are you a runner with tendonitis of the kneecap (patellar), ankle, foot or heel? If rest and physical therapy aren’t healing your injured tendon, you might want to check out a platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). Michael A. Gott, MD, an Orthopedic surgeon with Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, has written an excellent blog which explains PRP therapy and why it’s so successful for many patients with chronic tendon injuries.