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This content was provided by Dr. Difelice "Dr. Gregory S. DiFelice is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Traumatology and Joint Reconstruction Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He also holds an appointment at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University as an Assistant Professor. Regional interests include the knee, shoulder and hip. He has particular interests in ligament reconstruction of the knee with extensive experience in multi-ligament reconstructions, cartilage and meniscal repair of the knee, arthroscopic shoulder surgery including labral and rotator cuff repairs, and arthroplasty of the knee, shoulder and hip. He frequently lectures on these interests both domestically and internationally. Dr. DiFelice was born and raised in northern New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University while simultaneously earning 3 Varsity letters playing football. He then continued on to New Jersey Medical School, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He did his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. While there, he worked as an assistant to the team physicians for the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis Cardinals. Since finishing his training, Dr. DiFelice has been the creator and Director for the division of Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction Surgery for the North Bronx Healthcare Network, as well as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Prior to his recent return to the Hospital for Special Surgery, he worked in conjunction with the Ranawat Orthopaedic Center at Lenox Hill Hospital since 2005. Among his many accolades, Dr. DiFelice is also a member of numerous state and national medical societies. His athletic accomplishments are also numerous and range from Division I collegiate football to the US Rugby Super League and international Rugby competitions. As such, patients of his can take comfort in knowing that they are not only being treated by an esteemed physician, but a fellow athlete as well. Professional Associations American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Society of the State of New York New York County Medical Society Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society- NJ Beta Chapter Awards & Accolades Patient Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2008 – 2011, 2013, 2014 Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 On-Time Doctor Awards, Vitals.com, 2009, 2014 America's Top Orthopedists - Consumer Research Council of America, 2008 & 2009 Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program 2002 & 2005 Top 10 Doctor - State New York - Orthopaedic Surgeon, 2014 "
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Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear