Newswise — USA Fencing, the national governing body for the sport of fencing in the United States, announced today that the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Disease is an official sponsor and medical consultant for the organization, through November 1, 2016. USA Fencing’s elite athletes will have access to NYU Langone’s orthopaedic experts, including sports medicine and conditioning specialists for medical consultation, treatment and access to a network of providers around the country and during select domestic and international competitions.
“Our experts provide non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments, focused rehabilitation and injury prevention education, enabling amateur and elite athletes to safely maximize their athletic potential,” said Dennis A. Cardone, DO, associate professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and sports medicine expert at NYU Langone Medical Center. “We are pleased to now offer our expertise in musculoskeletal health and elite sports performance to the athletes, coaches and staff of USA fencing.”
The NYU Langone dedicated sports medicine program incorporates clinical, educational and investigational aspects of athletic injuries to treat athletes playing at the high school, college and professional levels, as well as recreational athletes from every age group. One of the most recognized centers for musculoskeletal care, NYU Langone sports medicine experts perform more than 3,000 procedures each year, including arthroscopic procedures on the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle as well as the latest in meniscal and cartilage reconstruction, rehabilitation and injection therapies.
“USA Fencing continues to expand and develop athletes at all levels, and we are pleased to have such established experts in sports science, medicine and injury prevention and care from NYU Langone at our side,” said USA Fencing CEO Val Belmonte. “Their specialized knowledge and skill will be beneficial to our fencers as they compete at local, national and world venues.”
NYU Langone is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for orthopaedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. Orthopaedic surgeons provide highly specialized, in-patient orthopaedic surgical care at the Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD), one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and is currently ranked among the top 10 orthopaedic programs nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Outpatient Surgery Center at 333 East 38th Street offers dedicated state-of-the-art facilities for minimally-invasive, outpatient orthopaedic procedures. NYU Langone is also the official hospital of the New York Rangers. For more information please visit NYU Langone’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care.
About USA Fencing
USA Fencing is the recognized National Governing Body for the sport of fencing in the United States. USA Fencing is affiliated with the Féderation Internationale d'Escrime (FIE), the international federation for fencing. A 501-c-3 non-profit organization, USA Fencing is based out of Colorado Springs, Colo. and has a membership of more than 20,000 individuals, including grassroots, elite and veteran fencers. For more information visit www.usfencing.org.
About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, recognized as one of the nation’s leading hospitals dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services; and Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the world’s first university-affiliated facility devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine – plus NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center’s tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.