About HandSport® Surgery Institute

Waiting AreaHandSport Surgery Institute is the Manhattan based practice of Hand Surgeon Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky, a pioneer in the field of Hand Surgery and Sports Injuries, and Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky, a fellowship trained hand, wrist and elbow surgeon.

As one of the country’s leading practitioners of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky enables patients to have a quicker and less painful recuperation than with conventional surgery. Carpal Tunnel Surgery is just one representative example of his extensive experience, it alone includes over 3,000 cases.

Named one of the Tri-State region’s finest hand surgeons in U.S. News magazine’s medical peer-reviewed “Best Doctors” issue, 2017, Dr. Pruzansky provides patients with innovative diagnostic and surgical techniques, as well as respect and compassion. Athletes and musicians are encouraged to bring to the office their gear and instruments in order to assess fit and technique. Complex reconstructions, including Revision Surgery, are referred to the practice for evaluation and treatment. Languages spoken include German, Yiddish, Spanish, and French.

Awarded Three Board CertificationsHand Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and Orthopaedic Surgery – Dr. Pruzansky is one of a very few elite surgeons in the country who have earned all of these distinctions and seamlessly blend the principles of sports medicine into the specialty of hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Pruzansky currently treats professional hockey and football players and is eager to collaborate with the sports, business and hospitality communities at large to educate its members about the importance of preventive measures and to provide counsel and treatment in instances of injury.

Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky has been named a New York Rising Star by SuperDoctors in 2017. He personally treats every patient, from initial consultation through follow up visits. Dr. Jason Pruzansky performs injections, applies casts, and reviews rehabilitation instructions for each of his patients. Understanding a patient’s hobbies, job, and expectations is essential to guide surgical and non-surgical treatment, which is why Dr. Jason Pruzansky makes the time for careful discussions during visits.

Hand ExamHandSport Surgery Institute is located on picturesque Park Avenue in New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood and is known for its top patient care and welcoming environment. HandSport Surgery Institute’s waiting room is a spacious and inviting environment that is in a class of its own. The high staff-to-patient ratio enables shorter check-in and check-out times and more face-to-face consultation time establishing the Institute as the premier practice of its type in New York City.

To complete the VIP experience, the Institute uses top-of-the-line equipment, which includes a digital x-ray machine that is located adjacent to the exam rooms and serves to quicken the bone imaging process. Electronic medical records are also used by the Institute and aid in the timeliness of patient correspondence. A computer teaching center located in the patient waiting room enables patients to actively participate in the diagnostic process and discover even more facts about their injuries and treatments.  All of this means a more thorough and accurate consultation—all in one office. Dr. Mark Pruzansky’s and Dr. Jason Pruzansky’s personal care extends beyond regular office hours and weekdays.

About the Kinetic-Chain Approach

Dr. Mark Pruzansky’s and Dr. Jason Pruzansky’s approach to diagnosing and treating a wide spectrum of upper extremity–related conditions is informed by his knowledge of the body’s “kinetic chain,” or the way that energy is transferred from one “link” to the next—starting with the legs and moving up to the trunk, shoulders, upper arms, forearms and, finally to the wrists, hands and fingers. While many movements transfer energy from a proximal (near) to distal (far) direction, injuries that occur in the upper extremities often have their origin lower in the body’s kinetic chain. Rather than looking solely at the site of injury for clues as to what is wrong, Dr. Mark Pruzansky and Dr. Jason Pruzansky view the body as a dynamic unit with interdependent segments.

Without understanding this model of biomechanics, some doctors may treat, say, a pitcher for an elbow condition without recognizing that an important possible source of the problem—weak quadriceps—must also be assessed to avoid further injury. Tendonitis of the wrist, painful at work and at home, maybe related to deficient upper back and shoulder strength. Ergonomics, professionally and avocationally, is analyzed. Improvements in equipment, furniture and self-alignment are discussed. During the resolution of the upper extremity condition, Dr. Mark Pruzansky and Dr. Jason Pruzansky collaborate with other physicians, therapists and trainers, whom he will then guide to assist in the treatment of the underlying issues.