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NYU Langone Named Official Hospital for USA Fencing

01/08/2013, 2:15pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

Elite Competitors to Have Access to Medical Center’s Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Expertise and Research

(New York, N.Y.) – USA Fencing, the National Governing Body for the sport of fencing in the United States, is pleased to announce that the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Hospital for Joint Disease is an official sponsor and medical consultant for the organization, through November 1, 2016.

USA Fencing’s elite athletes will have access to NYU Langone’s orthopaedic experts, including sports medicine and conditioning specialists for medical consultation, treatment and access to a network of providers for USA Fencing athletes around the country and during select domestic and international competitions.

“We look forward to supporting the athletes, coaches and staff of USA Fencing with our knowledge and experience in musculoskeletal and elite sports performance care,” said Dennis A. Cardone, DO , associate professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and sports medicine expert at NYU Langone Medical Center. “The volume of research and therapeutic science about performance and injury prevention is expansive and our years of caring for varied conditions of the joint and muscle will ensure these players stay at the top of their game.”

The NYU Langone dedicated sports medicine program incorporates clinical, educational and investigational aspects of athletic injuries to treat athletes playing at the high school, college and professional levels, as well as recreational athletes from every age group. One of the most recognized centers for musculoskeletal care, NYU Langone sports medicine experts perform more than 3,000 procedures each year, including arthroscopic procedures on the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle as well as the latest in meniscal and cartilage reconstruction, rehabilitation and injection therapies.

“USA Fencing continues to expand and develop athletes at all levels, and we are pleased to have such established experts in sports science, medicine and injury prevention and care from NYU Langone at our side,” said USA Fencing CEO Val Belmonte. “Their specialized knowledge and skill will be beneficial to our fencers as they compete at local, national and world venues.” 

About NYU Langone
NYU Langone is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for orthopaedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. Orthopaedic surgeons provide highly specialized, in-patient orthopaedic surgical care at the Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD), one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and is currently ranked among the top 10 orthopaedic programs nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Outpatient Surgery Center at 333 East 38th Street offers dedicated state-of-the-art facilities for minimally-invasive, outpatient orthopaedic procedures. NYU Langone is also the official hospital of the New York Rangers. For more information please visit NYU Langone’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

About USA Fencing

USA Fencing is the recognized National Governing Body for the sport of fencing in the United States. USA Fencing is affiliated with the Federation Internationale d'Escrime (FIE), the international federation for fencing. A 501-c-3 non-profit organization, USA Fencing is based out of Colorado Springs, Colo. and has a membership of more than 20,000 individuals, including grassroots, elite and veteran fencers. For more information, visit, or

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