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  • Conditions | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Ophthalmology Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Pathology Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Pediatric Radiology Pediatric Rehabilitation Med Pediatric Rheumatology Pediatric Surgery Pediatric Urology Pediatrics Periodontics Physical Rehab Medicine Physics Plastic Surgery Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Preventive Medicine Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search

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  • Conditions | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Oral Pathology Orthodontics Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Otolaryngology Pain Medicine Pathology Chemical Pathology Clinical Pathology Forensic Pathology Hematology Pathology Molecular Genetic Pediatric Allergy Immunology Pediatric Anesthesiology Pediatric Cardiology Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surg Pediatric Critical Care Med Pediatric Dental Medicine Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatric Gastroenterology Pediatric Hematology Oncology Pediatric Infectious Disease Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Ophthalmology Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Pathology Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Pediatric Radiology Pediatric Rehabilitation Med Pediatric Rheumatology Pediatric Surgery Pediatric Urology Pediatrics Periodontics Physical Rehab Medicine Physics Plastic Surgery Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Preventive Medicine Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip

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  • ACL tear | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search ACL tear Anatomy of the knee Causes Symptoms Types ACL tear About Treatments Anatomy of the knee Causes Symptoms Types Anterior cruciate ligament ACL tears are some of the most common forms of injuries encountered by athletes They occur when one of the four main ligaments in the knee called the ACL tears leaving the knee less stable The ACL is one of four ligaments that connect the thighbone femur to the tibia shin These ligaments are what give the knee and leg flexibility and allow them to move easily A person who has an ACL tear can experience reduced mobility and difficulty rotating the knee It is one of the most common sports injuries with nearly 300 000 cases occurring each year The majority of people who experience an ACL tear are athletes Females are more susceptible to this than males Some researchers believe this is due to variable conditioning methods in females Athletes are usually more prone to this form of injury because of the pressure put on the ACL during athletic training such as fast turns when running or being tackled from behind in football or hockey There are different levels of severity in ACL tears and some require surgery to treat Without proper treatment from a trained doctor other parts of the knee can become injured as well causing further problems down the road Anatomy of the knee The knee is the bone that connects the thighbone to the shinbone and provides mobility It consists of the following The medial collateral ligament MCL The posterior cruciate ligament PCL The anterior cruciate ligament ACL The lateral collateral ligament LCL The patella the kneecap The femur the thighbone The tibia the shinbone In order for the knee to function properly it uses each of the ligaments to give it flexibility and allow the leg to move and work smoothly The ACL is the most important of the ligaments because it is the one that provides the most stability to the knee and allows a person to walk properly Causes There are many causes of ACL tears While most causes are associated with some sort of sports trauma there are other ways a person can tear the ACL Intense impacts or collisions This happens in sports when an athlete is impacted from behind When this occurs the knee moves in an abnormal direction making it easy for the

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  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search Abdominal aortic aneurysm Overview Symptoms Diagnosis Abdominal aortic aneurysm About Treatments Overview Symptoms Diagnosis Overview An abdominal aortic aneurysm also called AAA or triple A is a bulging weakened area in the wall of the abdominal aorta the largest artery in the body resulting in an abnormal widening or ballooning greater than 50 percent of the vessel s normal diameter width The aorta extends upward from the top of the left ventricle of the heart in the chest area ascending thoracic aorta then curves like a candy cane aortic arch downward through the chest area descending thoracic aorta into the abdomen abdominal aorta The aorta delivers oxygenated blood pumped from the heart to the rest of the body The most common location of arterial aneurysm formation is the abdominal aorta specifically the segment of the abdominal aorta below the kidneys An abdominal aneurysm located below the kidneys is called an infrarenal aneurysm An aneurysm can be characterized by its location shape and cause Anatomy of the Heart 1 4 images The Aorta 2 4 images Descending Aortic Dissection 3 4 images Aortic Dissection and Surgical Repair 4 4 images Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Gallery Symptoms Abdominal aortic aneurysms may be asymptomatic without symptoms or symptomatic with symptoms About three of every four abdominal aortic aneurysms are asymptomatic An aneurysm may also be discovered by X ray computed tomography CT or CAT scan or magnetic resonance imaging MRI that is being done for other conditions Since abdominal aneurysm may be present without symptoms it s referred to as the silent killer because it may rupture before being diagnosed Pain is the most common

    Original URL path: https://www.northwell.edu/find-care/conditions-we-treat/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm (2016-02-13)
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  • Abnormal placentation | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Pediatric Cardiology Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surg Pediatric Critical Care Med Pediatric Dental Medicine Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatric Gastroenterology Pediatric Hematology Oncology Pediatric Infectious Disease Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Ophthalmology Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Pathology Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Pediatric Radiology Pediatric Rehabilitation Med Pediatric Rheumatology Pediatric Surgery Pediatric Urology Pediatrics Periodontics Physical Rehab Medicine Physics Plastic Surgery Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Preventive Medicine Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories

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  • Abscessed tooth | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Endocrinology Pediatric Gastroenterology Pediatric Hematology Oncology Pediatric Infectious Disease Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Ophthalmology Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Pathology Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Pediatric Radiology Pediatric Rehabilitation Med Pediatric Rheumatology Pediatric Surgery Pediatric Urology Pediatrics Periodontics Physical Rehab Medicine Physics Plastic Surgery Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Preventive Medicine Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in

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  • Achalasia | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Pathology Hematology Pathology Molecular Genetic Pediatric Allergy Immunology Pediatric Anesthesiology Pediatric Cardiology Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surg Pediatric Critical Care Med Pediatric Dental Medicine Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatric Gastroenterology Pediatric Hematology Oncology Pediatric Infectious Disease Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Ophthalmology Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Pathology Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Pediatric Radiology Pediatric Rehabilitation Med Pediatric Rheumatology Pediatric Surgery Pediatric Urology Pediatrics Periodontics Physical Rehab Medicine Physics Plastic Surgery Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Preventive Medicine Prosthodontics Psychiatry Psychology Psychosomatic Medicine Pulmonary Disease Radiation Medicine Radiation Oncology Radiologic Physics Radiology Recon Rearfoot Ankle Surgery Reproductive Endo Infertility Rheumatology Sleep Medicine Social Work Speech Hearing Language Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Spine Surgery Sports Medicine Surgery Surgery of the Hand Surgical Critical Care Surgical Oncology Surgical Pathology Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Transplant Hepatology Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Urogynecology Urology Vascular Intervent Radiology Vascular Medicine Vascular Neurology Vascular Surgery Wound Care Select an insurance All insurances 1199SEIU Access Medicare Aetna Health Insurance Affinity Health Plan Affinity Health Plan Exchange AgeWell New York AmidaCare Beechstreet CIGNA Healthcare CareConnect Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search Achalasia Overview Causes Symptoms Our approach Achalasia About Conditions Overview Causes Symptoms Our approach Overview Achalasia ache ull Asia is a rare disease of the muscle of the esophagus The lower esophageal sphincter is a muscular ring at the point where the esophagus and stomach meet Achalasia which means failure to relax is caused when the lower esophageal sphincter fails to open and let food pass into the stomach In addition the normal muscle activity of the esophagus is reduced As a result patients with achalasia have difficulty in swallowing food Causes This problem is caused by damage to the nerves of the esophagus Other problems such as cancer of the esophagus or upper stomach can cause similar symptoms of achalasia Achalasia is rare It may occur at any

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  • Achilles tendon injury | Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Health Plan CenterLight Healthcare Consumer Health Network Elderplan EmblemHealth Exchange EmblemHealth GHI EmblemHealth HIP Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Exchange Fidelis Care Fidelis Care Exchange Health Net Federal Services HealthPlus Amerigroup HealthSmart Healthfirst Healthfirst Exchange Humana Island Group Administration Inc Island Group Administration Inc Liberty Health Advantage MagnaCare Medicare MultiPlan Inc Multiplan NY Hotel Trades Council NYSHIP New York State Medicaid Oscar Oscar Health Insurance PHCS Pending Quality Health Plans of NY Railroad Medicare Senior Whole Health The Empire Plan Touchstone Health US Family Health Plan UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare Community Plan UnitedHealthcare Exchange UnitedHealthcare Oxford WellCare Address city or zip code Search Search by name or keyword Search doctors by name or keyword Address city or zip code Search Search by specialty Locations Search locations Select a category All categories Blood testing centers and labs Clinical departments Emergency departments Hospitals Non clinical departments Practices Urgent care Walk in clinics Zip code or city Search See all programs centers and institutes Treatments services Search treatments services Search Browse categories or See all treatments services A Z Conditions Search conditions Search Browse categories or See all conditions A Z All Search Northwell Search Achilles tendon injury Overview Causes Symptoms Types Treatments Achilles tendon injury Overview Causes Symptoms Types Treatments Overview An Achilles tendon injury is an injury that happens to the largest tendon in the human body the fibrous tissue that connects the two large muscles in the back of your calf with your heel bone These muscles the gastrocnemius and the soleus create the power needed to push off with your foot or rise up on your toes Although your Achilles tendon can withstand forces of 1 000 pounds or more it is the tendon most frequently injured by professional athletes and weekend athletes alike according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS An Achilles tendon injury can range from a mild case of tendonitis inflammation and swelling to a more serious rupture or tear that requires repair surgery The AAOS reports that an acute Achilles tendon rupture affects an estimated 5 5 to 9 9 of every 100 000 people in North America each year Causes Achilles tendonitis results from repetitive stress to your Achilles tendon especially when you push your body to do too much too soon Other factors can make it more likely for you to develop Achilles tendonitis including Sudden increase in your exercise activity for example increasing the distance you run every day by a few miles without giving your body a chance to adjust to the new distance Not stretching enough before exercise Wearing high heels increases the stress on the Achilles tendon Flat feet also known as fallen arches or overpronation this and other foot problems can stretch the muscles and tendons Tight calf muscles and tendons If you suddenly start a more ambitious exercise program it can put extra stress on the Achilles tendon especially if you have tight calf muscles Bone spur the growth of extra bone

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