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How Hospitals Are Helping Patients Manage Pain With Fewer Opioids

This story is part of Pain in America, a nine-part series looking at some of the underlying causes of the opioid addiction crisis and how we treat pain.

Fischer, a 31-year-old personal trainer and former professional athlete, had torn his ACL during a pickup soccer game in a New York City park. To repair the painful injury, he turned to orthopedic surgeon Kirk Campbell at NYU Langone Health. (Disclosure: I also had knee surgery at NYU Langone nine years ago, though I had fewer concerns about a career in athletics.)

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The no-excuses guide to running for non-runners

In high school, I couldn’t run the single mile our PE teachers made us do as part of New York’s annual statewide fitness test. When I was 21, I used a combination of the elliptical and the treadmill at my local New York Sports Club to work up to a slow jog for 30 minutes straight.

The requisite caveat from Dr. Kirk Campbell, an orthopedic surgeon at NYU Langone Sports Health, is to check with your primary care physician for any “contraindications” (asthma, joint injuries, etc.) before starting any exercise for the first time.

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Dr. Kirk Campbell: How NYU Langone polished the virtual visit + why 'patients will demand continued access'

Kirk Campbell, MD, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at NYU Langone Health in New York City, saw all of his patients via telemedicine for about six weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Campbell, who has been using telehealth for about a year and a half, spoke to Becker's Spine Review about his experience conducting HIPAA-compliant virtual visits through NYU Langone's Epic medical record system. The technology has taken on new importance amid shelter-in-place mandates and elective surgery restrictions.

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  • NYU Langone Hospitals link
  • NYU Langone Health link
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons link
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America link
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine link
  • American Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons link