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Knee, ankle, and shoulder injuries can be some of the most painful and frustrating orthopaedic injuries. Without proper care, they can end a promising sports career or force early retirement. Early and accurate diagnosis, coupled with state-of-the-art treatment will lead to the quickest recovery and the best results.

That's our goal at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates.

Sports Medicine.

Many problems can be diagnosed and treated through arthroscopic surgery. A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America, Dr. Cherney has spent years perfecting this precise surgical technique.


Your treatment will be determined only after Dr. Cherney completes a thorough history and orthopaedic examination.




Dr. Cherney is trained in the use of the fiber optic technology called arthroscopy. Small incisions are used to look directly into a joint (typically a knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist) to evaluate damage or disease. Through the same small incisions, many different procedures can be performed. Compared to open joint surgery, there is less trauma, scarring and discomfort, and a quicker recovery can be expected!




The knee is particularly vulnerable to injury during sports or in the workplace. Problems may develop after a single traumatic injury but commonly are chronic in nature. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Cherney utilizes arthroscopic surgical techniques to evaluate and treat most knee disorders, including meniscus and ligament tears. Since these procedures are less invasive then open surgeries, they can be done on an outpatient basis in an ambulatory surgery center.





Great advances have been made recently in shoulder rehabilitation and surgery. The use of arthroscopic techniques using small or limited incisions are now routinely used to treat many common shoulder disorders. Almost all shoulder surgery is now done in a same day ambulatory surgical center. Rehabilitation of the injured or post - operative shoulder will usually require state of the art methods.





The complexity of the foot and ankle, along with large forces of weight bearing lead to many types of injuries. These problems will be thoroughly evaluated to allow an accurate diagnosis. Many treatments are utilized to assure a quick recovery including physical therapy, braces, taping and orthotics. If necessary, the latest surgical procedures are utilized. 


Arthroscopy is just one of many ways Dr. Cherney approaches orthopaedic problems.

Here are the key elements to Dr. Cherney's orthopaedic care:




This may include prescribed strengthening exercises and simple workouts that can be done at home without the need for supervision. Especially helpful for older people, or simple injuries that do not require advanced care.



Dr. Cherney works with the top sports physical therapists in the area. Therapy is often the doctor's first choice to see if your injury will respond to a program of conservative treatment. It can also be used to rehabilitate a patient before or after surgery.


A comprehensive physical therapy program can include:


- Rapid return after a sports or work-related injury

- General strength training

- Rehabilitation after a bone fracture

- Management of neck and back injuries

- Pain management

Injection Therapies


Injection into damaged or diseased tissues and joints can be an important part of the treatment process. Hyaluronic acid, PRP and cortisone are some of the most common injections performed in the office. Ultrasound visualization is often used to assure the highest success possible.




Situations arise where surgery is the recommend treatment. Dr. Cherney is recognized throughout the New York area for his surgical skills. Whenever possible he will explore minimally-invasive procedures, such as arthroscopy. Post-operative visits are scheduled with Dr. Cherney to closely monitor your progress.

Dr. Cherney performs surgery at the Stony Brook University Ambulatory Surgery Center on the campus of Stony Brook University Hospital.

For more information visit their website:

We also continue our affiliation with

North Shore Surgi Center.

Dr. Cherney at Stony Brook University

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