OrthoNY

Saratoga and Malta Offices: 518- 587-0845
All other offices: 518-489-2663

Kyle R. Flik, MD

Shoulder, Knee, Sports medicine

Chief of Orthopaedics at OrthoNY's ambulatory surgery center, Dr Flik is currently the only surgeon in the Capital Region board certified in orthopaedic sports medicine. Dr Flik treats all shoulder and knee problems including arthroscopic repairs and total or reverse shoulder replacements. A former professional athlete himself, Dr Flik served as assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls while a fellow at the prestigious sports medicine program at Rush University. He also trained as a resident at the esteemed Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Dr Flik joined OrthoNY in 2005.

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:

Dr Flik graduated from Dartmouth College where he earned 8 varsity letters as a member of both Division 1 ice hockey and lacrosse teams. Before starting medical school at the University of Vermont, he further pursued his athletic interests by playing professional ice hockey in Europe. Dr Flik attended the Hospital for Special Surgery, long considered one of the top orthopaedic training hospitals in the country. His interest in sports medicine led him to Rush University where he completed a fellowship and served as assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox (MLB), Chicago Bulls (NBA), and Chicago Rush (Arena Football League). Since coming to the Capital Region, Dr Flik has served as head team physician for the Albany Patroons and Legends (CBA), Albany Buzz/Sportimes (World Team Tennis) and the Albany Academies teams.

PRACTICE SPECIALTY:

Dr Flik's practice involves all aspects of shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He is the only surgeon in the Capital Region who currently holds a board certification in sports medicine. His surgical practice focuses primarily on the following:

-Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
-Arthroscopic or complex open shoulder stabilizations
-Total or reverse shoulder replacements
-Knee arthroscopy and ligament reconstructions
-Cartilage and meniscus repairs

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Dr Flik is the author of over a dozen journal manuscripts, orthopaedic textbook chapters and technique papers that review various topics in sports medicine. For years, he has been involved in teaching residents and fellows, and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr Flik is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society. Dr Flik is the Chief of Orthopaedics at the Executive Woods Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Dr Flik enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He likes to travel, run, ski, and play hockey, tennis, and golf.

Affiliations

Executive Woods Ambulatory Surgery Center
St. Peter's Hospital
Albany Memorial Hospital
Samaritan Hospital
St. Mary's Hospital

Publications

Forms and Document made available by Dr. Flik


Complete Rupture of Large Tendons

Rotator Cuff Tear: Arthroscopic Treatment

Surgical Treatment Of Osteochondritis Dissecans

Undertreatment of Osteoporosis Following Hip Fracture

Pearls and Pitfalls Graft Harvest for ACL Reconstruction

Improvement in the Undertreatment of Osteoporosis

Locked knee during Pregnancy

Orthopaedic Trauma in the Pregnant Patient

Atraumatic Compartment Syndrome of the Dorsal Compartment of the Upper Arm

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using an Endoscopic Technique With Patellar Tendon Autograft

American Collegiate Mens Ice Hockey Injuries

ACL Rreconstruction using a Two-Incision Technique

Locations

Albany

Latham

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SpecialtyKnee
Shoulder and Elbow
Sports Medicine
Medical SchoolUniversity of Vermont School of Medicine InternshipInternship in general surgery at Cornell University Medical Center FellowshipSports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago ResidencyHospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan Board CertificationsOrthopaedic Surgery
Sub-specialty certification in Sports Medicine