Dr Stephen J Nicholas

Director

Dr. Nicholas is the Director of the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Nicholas has served as the orthopedic team physician for the New York Jets Football Club, the New York Islanders Hockey Team, Hofstra University, the New Jersey Gladiators, and the New Jersey Rockin’ Rollers. He also served as a member of the mayor’s New York City Sports Commission. Dr. Nicholas has been recognized as “One of New York’s Best Doctors” by New York Magazine for the last ten years. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and is extensively published in the sports medicine literature. Dr Nicholas received the 2012 Jack C. Hughston Sports Physician Award form the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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Research Authored by Dr Nicholas

Walters, B. L., Porter, D. A., Hobart, S. J., Bedford, B. B., Hogan, D. E., McHugh, M. M., Klein, D. A., Harousseau, K., & Nicholas, S. J. (2018). Effect of Intraoperative Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment on Postoperative Donor Site Knee Pain in Patellar Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(8), 1827–1835. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546518769295 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Schmitt, B. M., Nicholas, S. J., & McHugh, M. P. (2017). Rehabilitation After Hamstring-Strain Injury Emphasizing Eccentric Strengthening at Long Muscle Lengths: Results of Long-Term Follow-Up. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 26(2), 131–140. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2015-0099 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Calabrese, G. J., Parker, R. D., & Nicholas, S. J. (2000). Electrothermally-assisted capsulorrhaphy (ETAC): a new surgical method for glenohumeral instability and its rehabilitation considerations. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 30(7), 390–400. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2000.30.7.390 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Silvers, H. J., Gerhardt, M. B., & Nicholas, S. J. (2010). Groin injuries in sports medicine. Sports Health, 2(3), 231–236. https://doi.org/10.1177/1941738110366820 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Nicholas, S. J., Schmitt, B. M., Mullaney, M., & Hogan, D. E. (2014). Clinical outcomes of the addition of eccentrics for rehabilitation of previously failed treatments of golfers elbow. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 9(3), 365–370. Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Roy, T., Nicholas, S. J., & Gleim, G. W. (1999). Reliability and validity of a new method of measuring posterior shoulder tightness. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 29(5), 262–269; discussion 270-274. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.1999.29.5.262 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Nicholas, S. J., Roy, T., & Gleim, G. W. (2000). Quantification of posterior capsule tightness and motion loss in patients with shoulder impingement. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 28(5), 668–673. https://doi.org/10.1177/03635465000280050801 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., McHugh, M. P., Gleim, G. W., & Nicholas, S. J. (1998). The effect of immediate weightbearing after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 357, 141–148. https://doi.org/10.1097/00003086-199812000-00019 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., McHugh, M. P., Gleim, G. W., & Nicholas, S. J. (1999). Association of KT-1000 measurements with clinical tests of knee stability 1 year following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 29(9), 540–545. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.1999.29.9.540 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Nicholas, S. J., Campbell, R. J., & McHugh, M. P. (2001). The association of hip strength and flexibility with the incidence of adductor muscle strains in professional ice hockey players. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 29(2), 124–128. https://doi.org/10.1177/03635465010290020301 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Hershman, E. B., Nicholas, S. J., Berg, J. H., & McHugh, M. P. (2002). Evidence of abnormal anteroposterior patellar tilt in patients with patellar tendinitis with use of a new radiographic measurement. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 30(3), 396–401. https://doi.org/10.1177/03635465020300031501 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Nicholas, S. J., Campbell, R. J., Donellan, S., & McHugh, M. P. (2002). The effectiveness of a preseason exercise program to prevent adductor muscle strains in professional ice hockey players. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 30(5), 680–683. https://doi.org/10.1177/03635465020300050801 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., McHugh, M. P., Mirabella, M. R., Mullaney, M. J., & Nicholas, S. J. (2006). Risk factors for noncontact ankle sprains in high school football players: the role of previous ankle sprains and body mass index. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 34(3), 471–475. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546505280429 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Nahow, R. C., Nicholas, S. J., & McHugh, M. P. (2005). Quantifying shoulder rotation weakness in patients with shoulder impingement. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 14(6), 570–574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2005.03.003 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Nicholas, S. J., Hershman, E. B., Glace, B. W., Mullaney, M. J., & McHugh, M. P. (2004). The effect of creatine supplementation on strength recovery after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(2), 383–388. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546503261731 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Nicholas, S. J., Mullaney, M. J., & McHugh, M. P. (2006). The role of hip muscle function in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 34(4), 630–636. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546505281808 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Thomas, G. C., Nicholas, S. J., & McHugh, M. P. (2010). Addition of isolated wrist extensor eccentric exercise to standard treatment for chronic lateral epicondylosis: a prospective randomized trial. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 19(6), 917–922. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2010.04.041 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Nicholas, S. J., Lee, S. J., Mullaney, M., & McHugh, M. P. (2010). Correction of posterior shoulder tightness is associated with symptom resolution in patients with internal impingement. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(1), 114–119. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546509346050 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., Mullaney, M. J., Mirabella, M. R., Nicholas, S. J., & McHugh, M. P. (2014). Risk Factors for Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in High School Baseball Pitchers: The Role of Preseason Strength and Range of Motion. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(8), 1993–1999. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546514535070 Cite Download
Tyler, T. F., & Nicholas, S. J. (2007). Rehabilitation of extra-articular sources of hip pain in athletes. North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy: NAJSPT, 2(4), 207–216. Cite
Trakis, J. E., McHugh, M. P., Caracciolo, P. A., Busciacco, L., Mullaney, M., & Nicholas, S. J. (2008). Muscle strength and range of motion in adolescent pitchers with throwing-related pain: implications for injury prevention. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 36(11), 2173–2178. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546508319049 Cite Download