THE LIMB CENTER OF NEW YORK is on 24 hour emergency call at Beth Israel Medical Center , Roosevelt Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and New York Presbyterian of Queens in Flushing Queens. If you need to go to emergency room and are at either of these institutions please tell emergency room staff to consult Dr. David Gitlin, DPM.
They will then contact our on call resident who will contact me for care. We are availiable 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can have patients from ER presentation to operating room if necessary almost immediately.
We provide all of our medical and surgical services at those institutions.
In cases where our patients end up in other local hospitals, we have a system in place for hospital to hospital transfers on a case by case basis.
As for what constitutes an emergency, if you are unsure better to go to the ER. If we have office hours we may be able to see you in our office and provide guidance as to whether or not emergency room visit is needed.
Here are the most common foot bone fractures we see, starting with the toes and moving back toward the ankle :
Fifth Metatarsal Fracture:
Lisfranc Joint Dislocation and fracture:
Talar Fracture (talus bone) :
And now some common foot and ankle tendon and ligament injuries :
Plantar Plate Tear:
Lisfranc Joint Dislocation:
Flexor tendon Rupture:
Extensor Tendon Rupture:
Peroneal Tendon Tear:
Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear:
Achilles Tendon tear:
Also not only are we covering broken bones but also all aspects of diabetic foot ankle and leg infections.