August 6, 2019


This blog has been dormant for a moment. I’ve recently grown to appreciate the importance of sharing my voice, and trumpeting that of other #LadyPodSquad.

What is the #LadyPodSquad?

The idea initially came to me while connecting with other female orthopaedic surgeons (LadyPods) on social media, primarily Instagram and Facebook. In a field with under 6% females, the online community is one of much needed support,  a #braintrust, and safe space.

“You can’t be what you can’t see.”

The #LadyPodSquad also shines a light on this great world of #orthopaedicsurgery, with the goal of exposing young women and girls to explore the field further.  Through the power of social media, college and medical students have contacted me from near and far. My goal is to continue to #payitforward, lifting as I climb.

Stay tuned…

Haydée C. Brown, MD

#orthopedicsurgeon #Ilooklikeasurgeon #orthopaedics #medicine #surgery #womendoctors #doctors #IOperateLikeAGirl #womenphysiciansare #womeninmedicine #womeninsurgery #ladypodsquad #womeninstem #womeninscience #ilovemyjob #diversifymedicine #diversityinmedicine⁣ #facesoforthopaedics #dedicateddoctors #scrubs #girlswholead #shesanequal #iamyourdoctor #sheforshe #womensupportingwomen #whatadoctorlookslike #Harlem #Brooklyn #NewYorkCity⁣



Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and You

August 14, 2017

Achilles tendinopathy (Achilles tendonitis) is a common problem for distance runners. Approximately 52% of former runners and anywhere from 7-9% of active runners experience Achilles tendonitis in their lifetime. (Scott et al) The group most commonly affected are middle-aged men. (Alfredson et al)

Traditionally, Achilles tendinopathy is treated with a combination of rest, anti-inflammatories, and an eccentric physical-therapy program. In certain patients the pain continues, and PRP can help these patients. Platelet rich plasma is a treatment commonly used for chronic tendonitis (tendinopathy). This treatment uses the patient’s own healing factors (growth factors) to promote a healing response in diseased tendon. This is a safe treatment with little to no side effects. (Taylor et al and Middleton et al)

A large number of professional athletes, such as Alex Rodriguez Mark Teixeirra, Deron Williams, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, and Hines Ward, have used PRP for their chronic tendonitis and returned to their sports. (Athletes using PRP).

Contact our office to discuss if PRP may help you with your ankle or foot complaints. This simple procedure can return you to your pre-injury level of activity in our hands.


  1. Scott A, Huisman E, Khan K. Conservative treatment of chronic Achilles tendinopathy. CMAJ. 2011; 183(10):1159-1165
  2. Alfredson H, Lorenntzon R. Chronic Achilles tendinosis: recommendations for treatment and prevention. Sports Med. 2000; 29(2): 135-146
  3. Taylor, D. W., Petrera, M., Hendry, M., & Theodoropoulos, J. S. (2011). A systematic review of the use of platelet-rich plasma in sports medicine as a new treatment for tendon and ligament injuries. Clinical journal of sport medicine, 21(4), 344-352.
  4. Middleton, K. K., Barro, V., Muller, B., Terada, S., & Fu, F. H. (2012). Evaluation of the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involved in the healing of sports-related soft tissue injuries. The Iowa orthopaedic journal, 32, 150.
  5. Athletes using PRP. Accessed August 2, 2017.

Let’s Get On Our Feet!

August 4, 2017

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 out of 4 Americans do not engage in physical activity. Less than half perform the recommended 30 minutes a day.

Did you know that research shows that moderate activity for 30 minutes a day significantly improves your health? Activity slows the loss of muscle bulk, decreases joint pain, and builds bone. This is in addition to the benefits to your heart, blood pressure, and other complaints. Movement, and activity, improves your balance, mood, and even sleep!

You don’t have to run a marathon or 5K. You can simply walk briskly, catch a CitiBike, dance, swim, or even do housework.

Of course, please check with your medical physician or orthopaedist if you have any conditions that can limit your ability to get moving. Get their input if you haven’t exercised or been active in a while.
The benefits of moderate activity accumulate over time.

This week I want to highlight upcoming outdoor activities such as upcoming local races.

So let’s get moving and on our feet!

Whether you are walking, running, cycling or dancing, here are some events happening around NYC:

Runner’s World Race Finder

  • City Running Tours – The Village Running Tour
  • City Running Tours – Central Park Running Tour
  • City Running Tours – Culture Clash: Immigrant NYC
  • City Running Tours – Central Park Running Tour
  • City Running Tours – America’s Roots Running Tour
  • City Running Tours – Brooklyn Bridge Running Tour
  • NYCRUNS Governors Island 5K & 10K
  • Find more and sign up at Runner’s World Race Finder


NYC Parks – Free Outdoor Events

  • Dance Fitness in the Park at Wards Picnic Area (in Randall’s Island Park)
  • Free African Dance Workout at Target Brooklyn Garden, Brooklyn
  • Free Movement Classes for Adults and Seniors, at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)
  • Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay, at Beach 108th Street Roller Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk), Queens
  • Bryant Park Friday Picnics, at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan
  • Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors, at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan
  • Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors, at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan
  • Summer Streets 2017, at Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park), Manhattan
  • Find more and sign up at!



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