About Dr. Sabrina Strickland

Speciality

Expertise

  • Patellafemoral Surgery (kneecap)
    • Instability
    • Arthritis and pain / partial knee replacement
    • Cartilage injury
  • ACL and Meniscus Surgery
    • Repair and reconstruction
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair Surgery

Non-operative treatment

  • Stem cell injection – knee arthritis
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) – knee arthritis, and tendonitis
  • Hyaluronic acid injection – knee pain and arthritis

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About me

Hello!

Sabrina_155I am a sports medicine surgeon specializing in knee and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  Although many patients come to see me after a knee injury playing sports such as soccer, basketball or skiing, others come due to pain in everyday activities such as walking down stairs. Common injuries are ACL ligament tears, patellar dislocations, or meniscal tears related to sports; however, a lot of patients also come to see me who have never played sports. I find it very rewarding to help patients return to their favorite activities – especially those who have been told by doctors that there is no further treatment available (and in many cases, have had a number of unsuccessful surgeries and continue to suffer).  In these instances, I find misdiagnosis is common or that the previous surgical treatment was incorrect and I have great success helping patients who have otherwise given up hope.

I live in New York City and am the mother of three girls, currently ages 11, 11 and 14. Because I live in New York City it is difficult (for me) to exercise outside, so I go to rowing classes, spin classes, barre classes and lift weights, but my favorite sport is skiing. Our family spends every winter weekend at Windham Mountain in the Catskills where my girls have ski raced for the past 6 years.   In the summer we go to Mt. Hood (the glacier in Oregon) to ski and then to ski camp in November in Colorado. Our time out west is somewhat limited right now because of local ski races, however, we try to go out west a couple of times a year. The rest of the year,  my kids are all focused on different sports.  One participates in travel volleyball.  A second plays soccer on a travel team and my third daughter swims competitively.

I went to college at Cornell University majoring in Psychology while doing my Pre-med requirements and worked at Stratton Mountain over the holiday breaks as a Ski Instructor. I subsequently spent a year skiing in Crested Butte, Colorado, and then went on to Medical School at Rush in Chicago, did my internship at Cornell/New York Hospital and Residency and Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  I find that I have an incredibly interesting job during the week and then find my weekends filled with many kid’s sporting events where it seems to come in handy quite often that I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Please call or email my office if you have any questions or concerns.  We have a great team including two athletic trainers and a nurse practitioner who played college soccer, so I think we are very empathetic to the plight of our patients whether it is an athletic injury or pain that is limiting activities of daily living such as walking up and down the subway steps.

I’d be honored to discuss your situation and see how I might be helpful to your needs.

Sincerely,
Sabrina M. Strickland, M.D.

My Team

About the Hospital for Special Surgery

Mission

To provide the highest quality patient care, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all.

Establishment

Hospital for Special Surgery is one of the world’s largest academic centers devoted to orthopedics.

About

HSS is nationally ranked #1 in orthopedics, #3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2015-2016). HSS has been top-ranked in the Northeast for both orthopedics and rheumatology for the 24th consecutive year. In addition, Consumer Reports ranked Hospital for Special Surgery one of the best hospital in New York City according to their patient satisfaction study.

Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery is the nation’s oldest orthopedic hospital. More than 25,000 surgical procedures are performed annually. HSS performs more hip surgeries and more knee replacements than any other hospital in the nation. Every HSS surgeon who specializes in joint replacement performs more than 320 operations every year. Comparatively, 5 out of 6 hip replacements are done by surgeons who perform fewer than 50 per year.

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Awards

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Leadership Fellow Position, 2011
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

Philip D. Wilson, Jr., MD Teaching Award for outstanding commitment to resident education, 2011
Hospital for Special Surgery

Resident Research Award, 2001
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Best research project

Distinguished Housestaff Award, 2000
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council
For “exemplary all-around service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital”

Nathan M. Freer Prize, 1996
Rush Medical College
voted the outstanding senior medical student by the Rush Medical College faculty

The American Medical Women’s Association Award, 1996
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, elected 1995

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Access
  • Blue Cross HMO POS
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross Pathway
  • Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • HIP
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Compass

If your particular insurance plan is not listed, we strive to work with you and your out of network benefits to accommodate you. Kindly contact our office at 212-606-1725 for personal assistance.

Education

  • State licensure in New York and Connecticut
  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency at The Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery Internship at Cornell – NY
  • Medical School at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s, 1996
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, 1991

Current Research

Papers and Presentations

Christ A, Baral E, Koch C, Shubin Stein B, Della Valle A, Strickland S. “Patellofemoral arthroplasty conversion to total knee arthroplasty: retrieval analysis and clinical correlation.” Poster presentation at: 2016 European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy Annual Meeting. 2016 May 4-7; Barcelona, Spain.

Grawe B, Rodeo S, Burge A, Strickland S, Warren R, Nguyen J, Shubin Stein B. “Patellar Chondral Defects Treated with Particulated Juvenile Articular Allograft Cartilage: An MRI Analysis.” Podium presentation at: 2016 International Cartilage Repair Society. 2016 September 24-27; Naples, Italy.

Liu J, Mintz D, Nguyen J, Munch J, Strickland S, Shubin Stein B. “MRI Validation of Tibial Tubercle Transfer Distance: A Clinical and Cadaveric Study.” Poster presentation at: 2016 Arthroscopic Association of North America Annual Meeting. 2016 April 14-16; Boston, MA.

Munch J, Sullivan J, Nguyen J, Mintz D, Green D, Shubin Stein B, Strickland S. “Patellar Articular Overlap is a Simple Alternative to Conventional Measurements of Patellar Height.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. July 2016.

Munch J, Sullivan J, Nguyen J, Mintz D, Green D, Strickland S, Shubin Stein B. “MRI Measurements Associated with Patellofemoral Instability.” Podium Presentation at: 2016 European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy Annual Meeting. 2016 May 4-7; Barcelona, Spain.

Redler L, Mayer G, Kalbian I, Nguyen J, Shubin Stein B, Strickland S. “Does Ligamentous Laxity Protect Against Chondral Injury in Patients with Patellofemoral Instability?” Poster presentation at: 2016 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. 2016 July 7-10; Colorado Springs, CO.

Redler L, Meyers K, Munch J, Dennis E, Nguyen J, Shubin Stein B. “Anisometry of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction in the Setting of Patella Alta and Increased Tibial Tubercle-Trochlear Groove (TT-TG) Distance.” Podium presentation at: 2016 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. 2016 July 7-10; Colorado Springs, CO.  

Awards

Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award. 2016. Arthroscopy Association of America/Patellofemoral Foundation. Awarded to an outstanding research project leading to improved understanding, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral pain or instability

Fellow Research Award – Clinical Science. 2016. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Awarded to the best papers in clinical science and basic science submitted by a sports medicine fellow.

Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award. 2015. Arthroscopy Association of America/Patellofemoral Foundation. Awarded to an outstanding research project leading to improved understanding, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral pain or instability

Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award. 2015. Arthroscopy Association of America/Patellofemoral Foundation. Awarded to an outstanding research project leading to improved understanding, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral pain or instability

Philip D. Wilson, MD Award. 2015. Hospital for Special Surgery. Awarded to a fellow for excellence in orthopaedic surgery research.