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Fox 5 News: Interview with Ernie Anastos on Innovative ACL Repair

ACL Repair with Dr. DiFelice and Ellen Bellino

Minimally Invasive ACL Repair Surgery has High Success Rate

Minimally Invasive ACL

Source: ny1.com

Every year about 400,000 Americans tear their ACL ligament and for the past several decades there's pretty much only one way to fix the injury - if at all - reconstruction surgery. As our Health Reporter Erin Billups explains one New York City doctor has pioneered a new approach with extremely promising results.

The way Erika Larose is hopping you wouldn't think that just three months ago she had surgery to repair tears to her ACL and MCL ligaments in her knee.

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Bergen Magazine: Top Doctors 2018

Gregory S. Difelice, M.D.

Source: Bergen Magazine

DR. GREGORY DIFELICE’S EXTENSIVE TRAINING, broad experience and his innovative “less is more” approach to surgery led peers to choose this distinguished native New Jersey sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon as one of the year’s Top Doctors.

With over 20 years in the sports medicine and joint replacement surgery field, Dr. DiFelice’s many accomplishments include pioneering a minimally-invasive procedure...

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ESPN LA Weekend Warrior: Advancements in ACL Surgeries without a Graft

ACL Club Podcast: Dr Gregory DiFelice is looking at ACL Injuries in a Whole New Light

The Career-Saving Option of ACL Repair Surgery

Gregory S. Difelice, M.D.

Source: momotion.com

ACL repair surgery is something that the orthopedic surgery community is just now beginning to talk about after decades of subscribing to the belief that it isn’t possible. The belief is slowly changing, in large part because of the groundbreaking surgical work of my guest on this episode, Dr. Gregory DiFelice of the Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Traumatology & Joint Preservation Surgical department. In this conversation we talk about about the approach surgeons have taken in approaching ACL surgery in the past, what he’s done to ask questions that nobody was asking, and how his steps have led to the reintroduction of ACL repair surgery that is proving to be highly successful.

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Arthrex: ACL Preservation Q&A with Gregory S. DiFelice, MD

Gregory S. Difelice, M.D.

Source: Arthrex.com

Q: It has been about a year since your last blog entry, what is the update with regard to ACL Preservation?

A:There are a number of interesting things that have occurred since we last spoke in this forum. First of all, my patients continue to grow in numbers and in successful outcomes.

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A Novel Arthroscopic Technique for ACL Preservation

Source: Medscape.com

Gregory S. DiFelice, MD, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses his new ACL technique and provides historical context for its use to Medscape.

"Expanding on [previous] work allowed me to develop a new, minimally morbid arthroscopic suture anchor technique to reattach the ACL when it is proximally detached," said Dr. DiFelice. "Such patients are potentially the low-hanging fruit of the ACL-injured cohort because stability to the knee could be restored without undergoing a full reconstruction. With the application of this technique in appropriately indicated patients, we could potentially restore knee stability while avoiding the significantly more morbid reconstructive procedures. My team recently reported on the outcomes of my initial cohort of 11 patients using this technique."

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Arthrex Device Corrects Torn ACLs That Once Sidelined Players Permanently

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Source: Naples Daily News

Thirteen-year-old Emmett Maritato is fortunate.

A right-knee injury could have sidelined him for months on end at First Baptist Academy football games where he plays right guard. It hasn’t.

Another favorite sport that’s brutal to knees — basketball — isn’t off the table either. He’s in basketball camp this summer at school.

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Where are they now? Three-sport star Greg DiFelice of Northern Highlands

Source: NorthJersey.com

The Record profiled New Jersey native and orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Greg DiFelice, who grew up in Upper Saddle River, NJ as the youngest of eight children. After training at Hospital for Special Surgery post-medical school, Dr. DiFelice returned to the hospital five years ago. He has been seeing patients at the new Paramus satellite office for the past eight months.

Reporter Ed Mills talks to Dr. DiFelice about a new procedure he developed for the treatment of knee injuries. "My clinical research is focused on the cruciate ligament of the knee," said Dr. Gregory S. DiFelice, Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. "I have developed an intriguing new procedure for the ACL that is much less invasive, less morbid and has a quicker recovery time than the standard treatment of ACL reconstruction."

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Hospital for Special Surgery Opens New Location in Paramus, New Jersey

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Source: HSS.edu

Patients from 105 countries and all 50 states come to Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) for what many believe to be the world’s finest orthopedic care, and now HSS is coming to New Jersey.The highly-rated New York City specialty hospital for orthopedics and rheumatology celebrated the grand opening of Hospital for Special Surgery Paramus Outpatient Center, at 140 East Ridgewood Avenue, with a ribbon-cutting on November 17.

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What’s In My Bag with Gregory S. DiFelice, MD

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Source: Arthrex

ACL Preservation

Q: Dr. DiFelice, with your recent release of the technique manual, ACL Primary Repair, it seems that you are challenging the current treatment standard of reconstruction for ACL rupture. Do you think that arthroscopic ACL preservation will become the new standard of treatment?

A: Not at all. The procedure that I have described is an arthroscopic method of reattaching the ACL back to its native origin or insertion using suture anchors. It is really only applicable to avulsion or "peel off" type tears and will never become the standard of care for ACL tears, in general, since the majority of them are mid-substance tears that is not effective for this technique. However, it is a nice tool to have in your surgical toolbox.

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Primary ACL Repair

Source: Arthrex

Gregory DiFelice, MD, (New York, NY) makes a compelling case for ACL Primary Repair for certain patterns of ACL ruptures, by revisiting past literature and presenting his own technique and clinical outcomes. Dr. DiFelice begins the talk with a literature review—discussing what we can learn from previous clinical studies.

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A Closer Look at Primary Arthroscopic ACL Repair | Orthopedics Today

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Source: healio.com

Gregory DiFelice, MD, (New York, NY) makes a compelling case for ACL Primary Repair for certain patterns of ACL ruptures, by revisiting past literature and presenting his own technique and clinical outcomes. Dr. DiFelice begins the talk with a literature review—discussing what we can learn from previous clinical studies.

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