Medical Info, Web Links
Medical information (PDFs)
- Achilles Tendon Repair
- Ankle Arthroscopic Surgery
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Rehabilitation protocol following surgery.
- Bunion Correction (Chevron Osteotomy)
Post-operative instructions. The chevron osteotomy procedure is used to correct less severe bunion deformities.
- Bunion Correction (Proximal Osteotomy)
Post-operative instructions. The proximal osteotomy procedure is used to correct more severe bunion deformities.
- Concussion Fact Sheet
This 1 page information sheet summarizes the diagnosis and treatment of concussions in performers. From the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries.
- Concussions - Information for Performers
Within the fields of sports and performing arts medicine, the incidence and treatment of concussion has become an increasingly important topic. Learn more about concussions in performers, including signs and symptoms, management and safe return to performance. This 3 page monograph is from Dance USA.
- Hallux (Great Toe) Cheilectomy
Post-operative instructions. The cheilectomy procedure is used to correct arthritis and bone spurs of the great toe. For more information on this condition, see this fact sheet.
- Knee Arthroscopic Surgery
- Morton's (Interdigital) Neuroma
Post-operative instructions. This procedure is used to remove an enlarged and inflamed nerve in the webspace between the third and fourth toes. For more information on this condition, see this fact sheet.
- Out-Patient Surgery Instructions
These instructions are intended to prepare patients for out-patient surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases ("Ambulatory Surgery"), Tisch Hospital-NYU Langone Medical Center ("Day Surgery"), and NYU Langone Medical Center Outpatient Surgery. They include pre-operative and post-operative instructions, and information about pre-authorization of surgical procedures.
- Returning to Play for Musicians: Playing Schedule
Information on how musicians should return to playing their instrument after an overuse injury, including a recommended playing schedule.
- When Can I Start Pointe Work?
Article written by Dr. Weiss for medical professionals, dance educators, parents and dance students which provides guidance regarding the age at which a student should begin pointe work.
Patient education library
Orthopaedic information you can trust from Your Orthopaedic Connection, a service provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- About Orthopaedics
- Bone Health
- Broken Bones & Injuries
- Diseases & Conditions
- Foot & Ankle
- Hand & Wrist
- Health & Fitness
- Health & Safety
- ACL Injury: Does It Require Surgery?
This monograph on the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) explains anatomy, mechanics of injury, treatment options, surgical techniques, rehabilitation, potential complications, and outcomes.
- Actors' Equity Supplemental Disability
Information on supplemental Workers’ Compensation benefits, formerly known as salary continuance benefits, available to Actors' Equity performers who are injured on the job and lose time and salary as a result.
- Career Transition For Dancers
Career Transition For Dancers is a not-for-profit organization that enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines.
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide
Comprehensive reference on herbs and supplements.
- Dr. Weiss at NYU Langone Medical Center
Dr. Weiss' website at NYU Langone Medical Center.
- Eccentric Exercise - Achilles
This short video demonstrates the technique for performing calf eccentric strengthening exercises, used to treat achilles tendinopathy.
- Eccentric Exercise - Quadriceps
This short video demonstrates the technique for performing quadriceps eccentric strengthening exercises, used to treat patellar tendinopathy (jumper's knee).
- Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
Information about the clinical, educational, and research activities of this center, where Dr. Weiss is Associate Director. Information for patients (including "Common Dance Injuries"), for students (including "Dance Medicine as a Career") and for dance medicine professionals.
- Informational Papers on Dancer Health (Dance USA)
These papers from the Task Force on Dancer Health are educational overviews on topics that are important for the professional dance community.
- International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
Educational organization for the dance medicine community.
- New York Consumer Guide to Health Insurers
A ranking of HMOs and health insurance companies based on complaint statistics and member satisfaction surveys.
- NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
Location (map) and directions for pre-admission testing, surgery, and the Immediate Care Center (orthopaedic urgent care center).
- Orthopaedic Immediate Care Center at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
This walk-in urgent care center (known as "I-Care") treats orthopaedic problems from 8 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week.
- Performing Arts Medicine Association
Educational organization for the performing arts medicine community.
- Vitamin D Test Results
Information from the "Vitamin D Council." If you have had your vitamin D levels tested, this will help you understand what the results mean, and what action you might need to take.
- Workers' Compensation Board, New York State
Information for patients ("workers") regarding on-the-job injuries in New York, including benefits, treatment guidelines, hearings, and complaints ("Advocate for Injured Workers").