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Fernando Checo, MD – World Spine Outreach

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Global outreach programs can play a pivotal role in opening up new doors for patients in developing nations that require complex healthcare treatment. Fernando Checo, MD, an expert orthopedic surgeon at The Central Orthopedic Group, previously contributed to a medical humanitarian initiative designed to empower foreign doctors, and improve patients’ quality of life.   Dr.  … View More

Fernando Checo, MD – Helping Those in Need of Shoes & Foot Care

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At Central Orthopedics, we aim to cultivate a culture that encourages and rewards physicians who apply their healthcare skills in volunteer settings. Several of our orthopedic doctors are passionate about volunteerism, and recognize the higher cause in helping those who are less fortunate. One such doctor is Fernando Checo, MD, who has volunteered in many  … View More

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Fernando Checo, MD – Neck & Spine Surgery Specialist

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At The Central Orthopedic Group and Physical Therapy, our mission is to help all of our patients recover from injuries with minimal pain, and return to an enjoyable, pain-free lifestyle as soon as possible. Our versatile staff is eager to help patients during each phase of recovery: from diagnosis, to devising a recovery strategy, and  … View More

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Sports Medicine: New Recommended Exercise Guidelines

Categories: Child Orthopedics / Exercises / General Orthopedics / News / Sports Medicine

For some people, exercising is a standard part of any day’s routine — jogging comes as naturally as hand washing. For others, though, finding the motivation and time to exercise can be more difficult. With Amazon Prime eliminating trips to the grocery store and Uber Eats delivering food to the home, people are less likely  … View More

How to Prevent Orthopedic Injuries While Gardening

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Keeping a Green Thumb and a Healthy Body! At Central Orthopedic Group of Long Island, we recognize that patients can have injuries from going throughout their daily routine. While gardening may be therapeutic, it is also strenuous for several major parts of the body, and may cause major muscle or joint pain. Here are some  … View More

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‘Tis The Season To Shovel…Safely

Categories: Back Pain / News / Uncategorized

Winter is coming. Last year Long Island saw a pretty mild winter, but things may be different this season. Some heavy snows might fall, so it is important to avoid hurting yourself when you’re outside shoveling. Wear The Right Clothing Dressing inappropriately for winter weather can cause some serious damage to your body. To keep  … View More

Welcome Dr. Koutsoumbelis!

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The Central Orthopedic Group is please to announce that Stelios Koutsoumbelis, MD has joined the practice as a fellowship trained spine surgeon. Dr. Koutsoumbelis graduated college from Tulane University in New Orleans. He attended medical school at the University of Akron. Dr. Koutsoumbelis then returned to his native Long Island and successfully completed his orthopedic  … View More

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Good News for Knees: Cartilage Regeneration on its Way

Categories: Arthritis / News

#TechTuesdays Are you suffering from Osteoarthritis? This new research may be your answer! Millions of people are affected will cartilage injuries around the world. Here at Central Orthopedic on Long Island, we see hundreds of patients that have chronic knee pain or have concerns about their “crunchy” sounding knees. The traditional methods to fix these  … View More

What to Expect Before & After Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint Replacement: What to Expect Before & After

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Ask an Orthopedic Series #AskAnOrtho QUESTION: “I recently became a candidate for joint replacement surgery – What can I expect during and after the procedure?” Finding out that you are a candidate for joint replacement surgery can be overwhelming, but if you find yourself living with debilitating joint pain as a result of arthritis, injury,  … View More