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Listen to our episode on Achilles Tendon Injuries as Dr. Bitterman  gives us an excellent overview! 

Adam D. Bitterman, DO is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is a foot and ankle specialist and has a focus in treating conditions of the lower leg. His clinical interests include arthritis of the foot and ankle, deformity correction, Achilles tendon disorders, and sports-related injuries to the ankle and foot. He is highly skilled in arthroscopic, minimally invasive, and open approaches for various conditions surrounding the lower foot and ankle.

Dr. Bitterman is a graduate of Binghamton University and pursued his medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at North Shore-LIJ Plainview Orthopaedic Consortium before graduating from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois where he completed his foot and ankle fellowship training. While in Chicago, he worked along side the team physicians for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. Additionally, he won the Jorge A. Galante Research Fellow Award for his work on Achilles tendinosis.

Adam serves as the co-chair of the Research Committee for the Plainview Hospital Orthopaedic Residency program. His research interests include clinical outcomes after foot and ankle surgery, Achilles tendon pathology, patient comprehension and residency training. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles in orthopaedic journals and books chapters in orthopaedic textbooks. Dr. Bitterman has lectured to his peers as well as allied health professionals on various topics involving the lower extremity at local, regional and national meetings.

Goal of episode: To develop a baseline knowledge on achilles tendon disorders

We cover:

  • H&P for achilles tendon ruptures
  • Anatomy of the achilles tendon
  • Non-op treatment 
  • Operative treatment

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