Dr. Andrew C. Hecht, MD

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Affiliation:

  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Location:

  • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
  • 5 East 98th Street
  • New York, NY
  • 212-241-0735
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the most flexible joint in your body, your shoulder can move and position your arm in many ways. But this flexibility also makes it prone to instability and injury.

    Shoulder muscles, ligaments and tendons can be injured by sports, household ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests.

    But greater bone density did not translate into fewer fractures among these high-risk women, who were living in nursing ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of young athletes who have surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee suffer another ACL injury later in life, new research finds.

    "Our study shows that young knees are more prone to re-injury than the adult p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It may not be necessary to delay rotator cuff surgery in patients with shoulder stiffness, a new study suggests.

    Researchers compared 170 people who had rotator cuff surgery with 25 people who underwent a glenohumeral joint capsule release proc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who choose at-home physical therapy instead of in-patient rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery do just as well when it comes to complications, long-term pain management and movement recovery, new research indicates.

    "Based on ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who've had hip replacement surgery might safely be able to drive as soon as two weeks after the procedure, a new small study finds.

    This rapid return to getting behind the wheel is due to improvements in surgery, pain management an...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a second elbow ligament reconstruction surgery appears to lower professional baseball pitchers' performance and shorten their careers, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 33 major league pitchers who had surgery twice to reconstruct ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More and more middle-aged Americans are replacing their hips damaged by severe arthritis -- a surgery that used to be largely reserved for elderly people, a new study reports.

    Researchers found that between 2002 and 2011, the rate of hip-replace...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Improvements in bunion surgery have led to faster and less painful recovery, according to foot doctors.

    A bunion is a bump near the base of the big toe that is caused by the misalignment of bones in the foot. About two-thirds of American adults w...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When an older patient breaks the upper arm, surgery is often no better than simply immobilizing the limb, according to a new study.

    The British researchers say the findings are important, because they counter a growing trend toward surgery in th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Integrative Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.

    The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working in an awkward position significantly increases the risk of developing low back pain, a new study finds.

    Doing manual labor that involved awkward positions increased the risk of low back pain by eight times. Other significant risk factors i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of broken bones increases with both weight gain and loss in older women, according to a new study.

    These findings challenge the widely held belief that weight gain protects older women against fractures, the researchers said.

    T...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neck & Spine Surgery:

    MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery and more conservative treatments provide similar long-term outcomes for people with spinal stenosis, a new study suggests.

    Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that leads to back and leg pain and othe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The causes and treatment of chronic pain are often elusive. However, a small study provides the first evidence that inflammation in key regions of the brain might play a role in ongoing discomfort.

    The findings illuminate possible sources of chr...Full Article