Specialty Orthopaedics
Why Choose Us

The mission of Specialty Orthopaedics is to provide comprehensive treatment for the full range of musculoskeletal disorders and conditions in a caring and responsive clinical atmosphere. Our doctors have many years of clinical experience and are committed to offering traditional treatment modalities, in addition to innovative conservative and surgical treatments. With a foundation in evidence-based orthopaedics, we are dedicated to the development of new techniques, the advancement of research, and active participation in the education of patients, established medical professionals, residents in-training, and medical students.

Our physicians consistently earn "top doctor" distinctions

Our practice is home to top orthopaedic physicians with sub-specialty training in all facets of orthopaedics — sports medicine, knee, hip, shoulder & elbow, hand & wrist, foot & ankle, and spine — all under one roof.

Dr. Steven Zelicof

Dr. Steven Zelicof

Joint Replacement & Arthritis Specialist

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Dr. Brotea

Dr. Cristian Brotea

Spine & Scoliosis Specialist

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Dr. Yasmin Dhar

Dr. Yasmin Dhar

Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery Specialist

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Dr. Valdet Nikci

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist

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Dr. Jared Littlejohn, DPM

Foot & Ankle Specialist

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Courtney Kuhn, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Marc Civitano, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Danielle Maucieri, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Our physicians are affiliated with some of the top orthopedic hospitals in the country, ensuring that our patients have access to state-of-the-art surgical suites and superior medical care when surgery is needed. In addition, our doctors are committed to advancing the field of orthopedic medicine through the hands-on education of residents in-training and medical students at renowned medical institutions.

At Specialty Orthopaedics, we are fully committed to providing the latest in evidence-based orthopedic techniques, advanced minimally invasive approaches and pain management techniques in order to improve the patient experience as well as treatment outcomes. Clinical research is a driving force in this pursuit, and many of our physicians are actively involved in authoring peer-reviewed publications about various orthopedic topics. In addition, we are pleased to offer some of the latest surgical options, including Mako robotic-assisted joint replacement, which helps improve the precision and accuracy of joint replacement surgery.

Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

We provide compassionate and expert care for the full range of musculoskeletal disorders and conditions.

Knee

Knee

From sports injuries to degenerative conditions and much more, our physicians offer thorough evaluations, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of problems affecting the knee.

Hip

Hip

We provide both conservative and surgical treatment options to improve mobility and reduce hip pain caused by a variety of hip disorders, injuries and conditions.

Shoulder & Elbow

Shoulder & Elbow

There are many possible causes of pain in the upper part of the arm. Our physicians can evaluate your condition and tailor a treatment plan to help you get back to your normal routine.

Hand & Wrist

Hand & Wrist

Proper hand and wrist function is critical for performing day-to-day tasks. When injuries or painful conditions arise, our hand & wrist specialist can provide personalized, expert care.

Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

Healthy feet and ankles are crucial for a mobile, active lifestyle. Our foot & ankle specialist can offer a wide range of treatments for problems affecting the lower extremities.

Spine

Spine

From spinal injuries to disorders and degenerative diseases, our spine specialist can diagnose and recommend a comprehensive treatment plan to meet your needs.

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

Our physicians are committed to the development of new techniques and offering the latest, evidence-based treatment options, which includes regenerative medicine therapies.

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Latest News

10/28/2020

Specialty Orthopaedics featured in Westchester Magazine

Congratulations to our physicians at Specialty Orthopaedics! Dr. Yasmin Dhar was featured on the cover of Westchester magazine. Also being recognized as Westchester County Top Doctors are Dr. ...
12/12/2019

Don’t Take Your New Joint for Granted: Follow-Up Care

Hip and knee surgeons are not surprised when someone comes into the office for a problem and find that they had a hip or knee replacement done many ...

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