Friday, March 22, 2013
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
There are some people who are truly special - I was fortunate enough to personally know one. Rick and I were more then acquaintances, but less then close friends. I have known him for over 30 years. We shared the same medical school; the same Orthopedic residency; we practiced in the same city; and ultimately in the same practice.
Rick had many strengths and some are so obvious that they almost don't merit talking about - his surgical prowess being one. There are other traits that truly made him exceptional. TS Eliot wrote, "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself." Through out his illness that extended over 10 years he never complained. It wasn't for lack of pain; it wasn't lack of emotional turmoil; it wasn't because of lack of frustration - it was his inner strength, his grasp of the important aspects of everything.
He took time to "smell the roses" and share the smell with those around him. He would greet his patients, his colleagues, office staff, hospital staff, even strangers with equal respect and warmth. He was a mentor in so many ways to so many people - surgical to residents, a visionary and leader for our group (Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists), and a courageous example to all of us. His family was the epicenter for him and the strength that sustained him.
What begins as a ripple when a small pebble is dropped into a pond quickly grows into larger ripples that cascade outwardly until they reach the confines of the shoreline. Such was the impact that Rick Zogby had on the lives of everyone with whom he interacted. His actions impacted individuals far beyond those he physically touched through this ripple effect; the epitome of the Butterfly Effect. Every single thing he did mattered; to those who knew him personally, as well as to those who experienced a ripple of an action from him.
A beautiful and wonderful man is no longer with us in body, but in spirit he will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. I myself feel most fortunate that I took the time to become his colleague and his friend.
How appropriate it is that the beam that supports the new St Josephs OR was signed in memory of Rick Zogby - a physical representation of a life of strength and accomplishment.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons, PC
Dr. Axelrod completed his undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Rochester and completed his residency at University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital. For more information on Dr. Axelrod, visit http://www.sjhsyr.org/723-Glenn-Axelrod.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain and dysfunction in the adult shoulder, and are one of the most frequent indications for shoulder surgery. Despite its ubiquity, however, there is no such thing as a “standard “rotator cuff repair. In fact, there are two completely different repair techniques used today – the more traditional “open” repair which utilizes a 3-5 cm incision to directly visualize and fix the rotator cuff, and “arthroscopic” repair, which utilizes a camera to repair the tendons through very small incisions. Arthroscopic cuff repair is a relatively new technique, first popularized approximately 15 years ago.
Dr. Battaglia is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic & reconstructive surgery of the knee & shoulder, ACL and knee ligament reconstruction, meniscus surgery, cartilage regeneration/restoration, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder instability/dislocations, clavicle and AC joint injuries and shoulder arthritis. Dr. Battaglia received his M.D. from SUNY Buffalo and MS from University of Virginia. For more information on Dr. Battaglia, visit http://ow.ly/hrhhD.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Welcome to another edition of St. Joseph's Health Center's Musculoskeletal Minute! This video blog features doctors from St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY, speaking on orthopedic topics of interest. You will see a new video blog out every few weeks.
Dr. Seth Greenky, chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, speaks on partial knee replacements - specifically, unicompartmental knee replacement.
Dr. Greenky is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and is an Assistant Clinical Professor.
Education: MD, SUNY Health Science Center, BA, Biology, Northwestern University
Internship: SUNY Health Science Center
Residency: SUNY Health Science Center
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Areas of Expertise: Hip, Knee, Shoulder Arthritis Reconstruction/Surgery, Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, Revision hip/knee joint surgery
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
In this edition, Dr. Michael Vella, orthopedic surgeon at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, speaks on hip pain, hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing.
Dr. Michael Vella is board certified in orthopedic surgery.
Education: MD, SUNY Health Science Center, BS, Siena College
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Residency: Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Areas of Expertise: Arthroscopy, Patellofemoral Problems, Sports Medicine and Total Joint Replacement