After moving to New York City in the summer of 2015, I joined a recreational basketball league. While going after a rebound during my first game, I landed awkwardly on my right leg and immediately felt discomfort in my knee. I later learned that I tore my ACL and partially tore my MCL... I was devastated.
Upon speaking with friends and colleagues about my injury, it quickly became clear that HSS would be the best place to have my knee repaired. I first met Dr. McCarthy the week before my surgery and could not have been more impressed. She made me feel confident that not only would my knee be successfully repaired, but that I would one day play basketball again. I have been active through sports my entire life, so getting back to playing at a competitive level was extremely important to me.
The surgery went flawlessly and after just a few days, I began physical therapy at HSS. My physical therapist Julie Khan and Dr. McCarthy made for a winning team. For the first few weeks and months, I routinely met with Dr. McCarthy for follow-up appointments, and she even made herself available whenever I had questions or concerns. She also stayed in close contact with Julie regarding my progress at physical therapy, which further exemplified how committed she was to my success.
I could not be happier with my experience at HSS. The people and facilities are amazing, and there is a clear patient commitment from day one. I would recommend Dr. McCarthy to any athlete with a knee problem and while I hope to avoid future injuries, I know I will be back to HSS to see the team for as long as I live in New York.