Dr. Vera specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and the treatment of injuries to the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. She is dedicated to the prevention and management of sports and dance-related injuries. Click on the below tabs to learn more about her services.
Angelina Vera, MD, is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and the treatment of injuries to the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. She is dedicated to the prevention and management of sports and dance-related injuries. She has a particular interest in hip pathology, anatomic variances, and genetics as they relate to the dancer. Dr. Vera has presented her research at multiple national and international conferences and authored several peer-reviewed publications.
How can I thank you? Not just for your professional skills but for the thought and concern you displayed while treating me.
Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument known as an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a flexible fiberoptic tube that contains a small lens or camera and a lighting system to magnify and illuminate structures inside a joint. The camera attached to the arthroscope shows an image of the joint on a television screen allowing the surgeon to examine the affected joint or areas such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons, and perform the repair.
Just like athletes, dancers and other performing artists are susceptible to injuries due to their peculiar movements. Dr. Vera is fellowship-trained in sports medicine before which she worked as a professional dancer, instructor, and choreographer for over 10 years. She has a special interest in the treatment of a wide range of injuries and conditions affecting dancers.
A Narrative Review. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. Accepted for publication. Awaiting publication date.
High Prevalence of Connective Tissue Gene Variants in Professional Ballet
Brake Reaction Time After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement and Labral 5 citations Tear