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Gerard Malanga, MD
Physiatrist
New Jersey Sports Medicine, LLC
New Jersey Regenerative Institute
Cedar Knolls, NJ
Dr. Malanga is a member of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board.

About Gerard Malanga, MD

Dr. Gerard Malanga is the Founder and Partner of New Jersey Sports Medicine, LLC and New Jersey Regenerative Institute in Cedar Knolls, NJ. Dr. Malanga is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine. Furthermore, he is Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School in Newark.

Dr. Malanga is a Diplomat of the American College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is a Diplomat of American Board of Regenerative Medicine and Fellow of American Academy of Regenerative Medicine.

Prior to founding New Jersey Sports Medicine, Dr. Malanga served as Director of Pain Management at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ and was Director of Research at Atlantic Sports Health in Morristown, NJ. He was Director of Sport, Spine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Fellowship Director at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ. Furthermore, he was Senior Associate Consultant at the Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Center and Spine Center in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Malanga graduated with honors and received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School (UMDNJ) in Newark, NJ. He completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital (Columbia University) in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Malanga returned to UMDNJ for his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where he was appointed Academic Chief Resident, Clinical Instructor, and Senior Sports Medicine Coordinator. Thereafter, Dr. Malanga completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Community, Olympic, Professional Sports Medicine
Dr. Malanga’s clinical practice treats a range of patients from recreational athletes to Olympic and professional level athletes. Since 1999, Dr. Malanga has served as head team physician for New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ. Also, he has provided sports medicine services to New Jersey high schools and colleges, and consultant to the Rutgers University Athletic Department and the New York Jets professional football team.

Dr. Malanga’s expertise extends to non-operative treatment of many different orthopaedic and musculoskeletal disorders, including those causing neck and back pain, as well as shoulder, knee, and other sports-related conditions. His areas of expertise include EMG testing, spinal and joint injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and bone marrow and adipose-derived stem cell treatments.

Commendations
Dr. Malanga was selected Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area, NJ Monthly’s Best Doctors in New Jersey, Inside Jersey Best Doctors, New York Magazine’s Best Doctors; and Best Doctors in America multiple times.

Author, Educator, Lecturer
He has published three textbooks: Whiplash, Scientific Evidence of Musculoskeletal Physical Examination, and the Atlas of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound-Guided Injection Procedures. Dr. Malanga has published over 70 articles and 25 book chapters regarding various musculoskeletal issues, including treatment of neck and back pain, ultrasound, PRP and stem cell therapies. He has lectured on a wide range of sports medicine, spine, orthopaedic, and regenerative medicine topics throughout the United States and abroad.

Medical Societies
Dr. Malanga is a member of many prestigious medical societies, including:

  • International Spinal injection Society (ISIS)
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
  • International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM)
  • American Pain Society (APS)

He has been a member of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR) board serving in many positions, including presenter of the “PASSOR Legacy Award” in 2012.

Dr. Malanga was recently named Chair of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation’s (AAPM&R) Regenerative Task Force. Dr. Malanga was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine (AARM) and the American Board of Regenerative Medicine.

Publications

Abstracts

  1. Malanga GA, Weigand A: "The Bulbocavernosus Reflex in Evaluating Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic and Non-diabetic Patients", Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 73(10): 960, l992.
  2. Malanga GA, Laskowski ER: "High School Football Coverage: Its Role in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency”, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 70(10): 801, 1991.
  3. Malanga GA, Dubov W, Flores A:  "Correlation of Energy Cost of Upper Extremity Stress Testing and Crutch Walk Ambulation", Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 73(10): 960, 1992.
  4. Dubov W, Malanga GA, Flores A: "Determination of Metabolic Equivalent With Upper Extremity Stress Testing", Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 74, 11: 1275, 1993.
  5. Newcomer K, Malanga GA: "Back Injury - Barefoot Water Skiing", Med. Sci Sports and Exercise, Vol 27(5) 5190; May, 1995
  6. Russo RB, Malanga GA: "Neck and Back Injury - Football".  Med Sci Sports and Exercise, Vol 27 (5) 5193; May, 1995. 22.
  7. Lee AJ, Nadler SF, Malanga GA, Feinberg JF: "Shoulder Pain-Volleyball" A case of an unicameral cyst of the humerus; Medicine Science, Sports and Exercise, 29(5) S101, May, 1997.
  8. Davis BA, Feinberg JH, Malanga GA, Nadler SF: "Knee Pain-Tennis" A case of osteochondritis dissecans of the femur; Medicine Science, Sports and Exercise, 29(5) S300, May, 1997.
  9. Everett CR, Smith J, Malanga GA: "Shoulder Stiffness and Scapular Winging-Ballet" A case of Acute Brachial neuritis in a ballet dancer in Medicine Science, Sports and Exercise, 29(5) S101, May, 1997.
  10. Malanga GA, Davis BA, Feinberg JH, Nadler SF: "Foot Pain- General Medicine" A case of Lyme disease of the foot; Medicine Science, Sports and Exercise 29(5) S233, May 1997.
  11. Rubbani MS, Malanga GA, Nadler SF, Bowen JE: “Back Pain in A Gymnast”. Med Science Sports & Exercise 33(5), S281, 2001.
  12. Kim N, Feinberg JH, Bowen JE, Malanga GA, Nadler SF: “ Back in a Soccer Player”. Med Science Sports & Exercise 33(5), S282, 2001.
  13. Landes PW, Malanga GA, Nadler SF: “Lateral Heel Pain in a Runner”. Med Science Sports & Exercise 33(5), S251, 2001.
  14. O’Donnell C, Baerga L, Malanga G: “Left Knee Injury-Basketball”. MSSE, Vol 36, No 5;S11, May, 2004.
  15. Baerga L, Bowen J, Feinberg J, Malanga G: “Knee Injury-Soccer”. MSSE, Vol 36, No 5;S325, May, 2004.
  16. McLean JP, Yonclas P, Malanga GA, Matthews M: “Concussion-Soccer”: MSSE, Vol 38, No 5;S132, June, 2006.
  17. Peter JN, Malanga GA, Bowen JE, Agesen TA: “Atraumatic Knee Swelling-Soccer”: MSSE, Vol 38, No 5;S166, June, 2006.
  18. O’Donnell CJ, Mulford G, Malanga GA: “Leg Injury-Running”: MSSE, Vol 38, No 5;S151, June, 2006.
  19. Butacci CJ, Malanga GA, Wolfe S, Springstead J: “Arm Injury-Baseball”: MSSE, Vol 38, No 5;S147, June, 2006.
  20. Chimes GP, Roman W, Yonclas P, Malanga GA: “Head Injury- Figure Skater and High Jumper”: MSSE, Vol 38, No 5;S132, June, 2006.
  21. Tung DL, Malanga GA, Mulford G: “Incomplete Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, Vol. 86, No.4; S101, April, 2007.

Abstracts/Poster Presentations
Naggar L, Jenp Y-N, Malanga, GA, Itoi E, Morrey BF, An K: “ The Importance of the Rotator Cuff in Posterior Stability of the Shoulder”. Poster presentation, 40th Annual Meeting, ORS. February 21-24, 1994.

Naggar L, Jenp Y-N, Malanga, GA, Morrey BF: “Capsuloligamentous Restraints to Posterior Instability of the Shoulder”. poster presentation, 40th Annual Meeting, ORS. February 21-24, 1994.

Abbassi A, Malanga GA: “Suprascapular Neuropathy in a Female Karate Player”. Med Sci Sports Exer, 37(5) S58, 2005. Presented at ACSM Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Agesen T, Dennis DL, Malanga GA: “Pelvic Injury from Weight Machine”. Med Sci Sports Exer, 37(5) S68, 2005. Presented at ACSM Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Dennis DL, Agesen T, Malanga GA: “Hip Injury from Football”. Med Sci Sports Exer, 37(5) S140, 2005. Presented at ACSM Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Chimes GP, Malanga GA, Agesen T:”Relationship Between Throwing Performance and Anthropometric Measures in Adult Females”. Med Sci Sports Exer, 37(5) S306, 2005. Poster presentation; ACSM Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Butacci CJ, Dennis DL, Agesen T, Malanga GA: “Right Shoulder Injury-Basketball”. Med Sci Sports Exer, 37(5) S412, 2005. Presented at ACSM Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Mehnert MJ, Agesen TA, Malanga GA: “Infectious Diskitis: An Uncommon Cause of Back Pain”. Association of Academic Physiatrists 2005 Annual Meeting. Tucson, AZ.

Malanga GA, Ramirez DeToro J, Karnaugh RD, Dentico R Komaroff E: “Sonographic Evaluation of Supraspinatus Cross-sectional Area in Collegiate Baseball Players”. J Ultrasound Med 28: S1-204, March 2009. Presented at American Institute of Ultrasound Annual Meeting; April 5, 2009. New York, NY.

Malanga GA; Vasquez-Duarte R, Chu S: The Results of PRP in Musculoskeletal Injuries. Atlantic Health 15th Annual research Day (0060). Morristown, New Jersey. June 1, 2011.

Dyson-Hudson, T., Malanga, G., Terry, A., Kirshblum, S.  Platelet-rich plasma therapy for shoulder pain in spinal cord injury. paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals. Las Vegas, NV, September 5, 2012.

Gerard Malanga, MD, Eric K. Holder, MD (Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA,United States), David Surrey, MD. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for the Treatment of a Chronic Repetitive Meniscal Tear in an Air Force Academy Candidate: A Case Report. PM&R. 7 (2015) S83-S222.

Ha Seon Yun (New Jersey Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Cedar Knolls, NJ, United States), Gerard Malanga, MD, Greg Hill, Undergraduate. Verification of Platelet and Other Cells using PEAK Platelet Rich Plasma System. PM&R. 7 (2015) S83-S222.

Prathap Jayaram, Joshua B. Rothenberg, Joslyn F. Gober, Gerard A. Malanga. Article: Poster 128 Efficacy of Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Critical Review. Sep 2016. PM&R. 2016 Sep;8(9S):S203. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.170. Epub 2016 Sep 24. No abstract available. PMID: 27672894.

Journal Articles

  1. Malanga GA, Campagnolo D: "Clarification of the 'Pronator Reflex' ", Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 73(10): 969, 1992.  American Journal of PM&R, Vol. 73(5); 338-340, September/October 1994.
  2. Nadler S; Malanga GA, Zimmerman J: "The Utility of Continuous Passive Motion in Patients With Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Rehabilitation Setting", Annals of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 72: 162-165, 1993.
  3.  Malanga GA, Gangemi E: "Intracranial Venous Thrombosis in a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report and Review of Contraceptive Alternatives in Patients with Disabilities", American Journal of PM&R, Vol 73(4): 283-285, July/August, 1994.
  4. Jenp Y, Malanga GA: "The Influence of Shoulder Position on Rotator Cuff Muscles Activities in Isometric Shoulder Torque Development", Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 11:1233, 174, 1993.
  5. Bouvette C, Malanga GA, Cooney W, Stuart M, Miller R:  "A Protective Plastizote Soft Playing Splint for Contact Sports", Journal of Sports Rehabilitation" in Vol 3, No. 4, November 1994.
  6. Malanga GA, Stuart MJ:  "In-Line Skating Injuries", Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 1995;70: 752-754.
  7. Malanga GA, Jenp YN, An K, Growney E:  "An EMG Analysis of Shoulder Positioning in Testing and Strengthening the Supraspinatus", Med. Sci. Sports and Exercise; June, 1996.
  8. Jenp YN, Malanga GA, Growney E, An K: Activation of Rotator Cuff Muscles in Generating Isometric Shoulder Rotation Torque.  American Journal of Sports Medicine 1996.
  9. Malanga GA, Smith H: “Lower Extremity Injuries in In-line Skating”. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness36: 139-142, 1996.
  10. Sirota SC, Malanga GA, Eischen JJ, Laskowski ER: "An Eccentric and Concentric Strength Profile of Shoulder External and Internal Rotator Muscles in Professional Baseball Pitchers". American Journal Sports Medicine, Vol. 25, No.1: 59-64; January, 1997.
  11. Malanga GA: "The Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy," Medicine Science, Sports and Exercise, Vol. 29(7); S236-245, 1997
  12. Bowen J, Malanga GA: "The Association of Arnold - Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia, and Spondylolysis" for publication in the Journal Spine October, 1997.
  13. Malanga GA: “Cervical Radiculopathy: Diagnosis and Treatment”. Northeast Healthcare Management pp 18-23. February, 1998.
  14. Basford J, Malanga GA, Krause D: "Laser Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis" Archives of Phys. Med and Rehab.; 79: 249-254; March, 1998.
  15. Malanga GA Lipetz J: “The Use of Medications in the treatment of Acute Low back Pain”. Northeast Rehab pp 16-25. April,1989
  16. Nadler SF, Wagner KL, Stitik TP, Malanga GA, Levy AS, Just N: “Improving the Workers Compensation System: Case Management perspective”. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 79:97-9, 2000.
  17. Malanga GA, Bowen JE, Nadler SF, Lee A: “Non-operative Management of Shoulder Injuries”. J Back Musculoskeletal Medicine. 12:179-189, 1999.
  18. Malanga GA, Nadler SF: Nonopertaive Treatment of Low Back Pain. Mayo Clin Proc. 1999, 74: 1135-1148.
  19. Nadler SF, Malanga GA, DePrince M, Stitik TP Feinberg JF: “The Relationship Between Lower Extremity Injury, Low Back Pain and Hip Muscle Strength in Male and Female Collegiate Athletes.” Clin Jour Sport Med.10:89-97, 2000.
  20. Memmo PA, Nadler SF, Malanga GA: “ Lumbar disc herniations: A review of surgical and non-surgical treatments and outcomes”. J of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehab14: 79-88, 2000.
  21. Prybicien MA, Nadler SF, Sicher D, MeKenna K, Malanga GA, DePrince M, Bowen, JE: “Frequency and Perceived Difficulty in Assessing the Injured Athlete: Surver Results of 905 Certified Athletic Trainers.” Med Science Sports & Exercise 33(5), S276, 2001.
  22. Nadler SF, Prybicien MA, Sicher D, Malanga GA, DePrince M, Bowen, JE: Therapeutic Modality Use: Details from a National Survey of Athletic Trainers.” Med Science Sports & Exercise 33(5), S90, 2001.
  23. Malanga GA, Girardi J, Nadler SF: “ Spontaneous Healing of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear”. Clinical Jour Sport Med 11: 118-120, 2000.
  24. Malanga GA: Physical Examination of Knee Injuries. Letter to the Editor JAMA 287(1), 2002.
  25. Nadler SF, Malanga GA, Feinberg JH, DePrince M. Hip Muscle Imbalance and Low Back Pain in Athletes: Influence of Core Strengthening. Med Science Sports & Exercise 43 (1):9-16, 2002.
  26. Nadler S, Malanga G, Feinberg J, Rubanni M, Moley P, Foye P: “ Functional Performance Deficits in Athletes with Previous Lower Extremity Injury.” Clin J Sport Med 12(2):73-78; Mar 2002.
  27. Malanga GA, Andrus S, Nadler SF, Savarese R: Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries”, American Journal of Med and Sport; May 2002.
  28. Nadler SF, Malanga GA, Prybicien MA, DePrince M: “Complications from Therapeutic Modalities: Results of a National Survey of Athletic Trainers”; accepted Archives of Phys Med and Rehab, July, 2002.
  29. Malanga GA: “Aggressive Nonoperative Treatment of Sports Injuries”. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation; Part I: June 2002, pp53-56; Part II: July, 2002, pp 59- 62.
  30. Roman SJ, Malanga GA, Nadler SF, McLean JP, Millis SR: “Chronic Opioid Treatments”. Practical Pain Management: 14-18; Mar/Apr 2002.
  31. Nadler SF, Malanga GA, Stitik TP, Keswani R, Foye PM: “The Crossed Femoral Nerve Stretch Test to Improve Diagnostic Sensitivity for the High Lumbar Radiculopathy: 2 Case Reports. Archives of Phys Med and Rehab 82: 522-523, April, 2001.
  32. Nadler SF, Malanga GA, Feinberg JH, Prybicien MA, Stitik TP, DePrince M: “Relationship Between Hip Muscle Imbalance and Occurrence of Low Back Pain in Collegiate Athletes: A Prospective Study”. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 80(8): 572-577.
  33. Nadler SF, Andrus SG, Malanga GA, Stitik TP: “Misinterpretation of Regional sensory Loss in an Injured Worker: A Case Report Archives of Phys Med and Rehab 83:1171-1172, August, 2002.
  34. Nadler SF, Moley P. Malanga GA, Rubbani M, Prybicien M, Feinberg JH: “Funcional Deficits in Athletes With a History of Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study”. Archives of Phys Med and Rehab 83:1753-1757, December, 2002.
  35. Malanga GA, Gwynn MW, Smith R, Miller D: "Tizanidine is Effective in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome". Pain Physician, Vol 5, No. 4 422-432, 2002.
  36. Malanga GA, Nadler SF, Andrus SG, Savarese R: "Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries". American Journal Medicine and Sports;5:39-47, January/February 2003.
  37. Malanga GA, Andrus S, Nadler SF, McLean J: “Physical Examination of the Knee: A Review of the Original Test Description and Scientific Validity of Common Orthopedic Tests”. Archives of Phys Med and Rehab.Vol 84: 592-603, April, 2003.
  38. Malanga GA, Landes PL, Nadler SF: "Provocative Tests in Cervical Spine Examination: Historical Basis and Scientific Analyses". Pain Physician, Vol 6, No 2: 199-205, April, 2003.
  39. Nadler SF, Prybicien M, Malanga GA, Sicher D: "Complications From Therapeutic Modalities: Results of a National Survey of Athletic Trainers"; Archives of Phys Med and Rehab, 84:849-853, June, 2003.
  40. Malanga GA: "Principles and Practice of Neck Pain Rehabilitation". SpineLine, pp 7-11; May/June, 2003.
  41. Malanga GA, Cooke PM: “Segmental Anomaly Leading To Wrong Level Disc Surgery in Cauda Equina Syndrome”; Pain Physician, Vol &, No1: 107-110, 2004.
  42. Nadler SF, Malanga GA, Ciccone DS: Positive Straight-Leg Raising in Lumbar Radiculopathy: Is Documentation Affected by Insurance Coverage ?” Arch Phys Med Rehabil Vol 85:1336-1338, August, 2004.
  43. Smith J, Krabak BJ, Malanga GA: “Musculoskeletal Education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Programs” Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 83:785-790, 2004.
  44. Malanga GA, Dennis R: “The Use of Medications in the Treatment of Low Back Pain”. J of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehab 2005.
  45. Mehnert MJ, Agesen TA, Malanga GA: “‘Heading’ and Neck Injuries in Soccer: A Review of Biomechanics and Potential Long-term Effects. Pain Physician, 8:391-397, 2005.
  46. Malanga GA, Peter J: “Rehabilitation of Whiplash Injuries”; Curr Pain headache Rep, 9;50 322-325, Oct, 2005.
  47. Sisto SA, Malanga GA:“Osteoarthritis and Therapeutic Exercise.”  Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 2006:85, 2006.
  48. Abassi, RJ, Maholtra G, Malanga GA: “Complications of Cervical Epidural Injections”. Spine 2007.
  49. Malanga G, Paster Z: Update on Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly”: Supplement to The Journal of Family Practice, S11-16, December, 2007.
  50. Malanga GA, Wolffe: “Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, and simple analgesics” The Spine Journal(8) 173-184,2008.
  51. Malanga GA, Wolffe: “Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain: Trigger point injections”. The Spine Journal(8) 243-252,2008.
  52. Malanga GA, Reiter RD, Garay E: Update on tizanidine for muscle spasticity and emerging indications: Expert Opin. Pharmacother 9(12) 1-7, 2008
  53. Gerstman BA, Malanga GA, Ferrer S: “Rotator Cuff Tear in a 12-Year Old Pitcher: A Case Report” PMR, Vol 1: 687-690, July, 2009.
  54. Malanga GA, Ruoff GE; Weil AJ; Altman CA; Xie F; Borentstein DG: “ Cyclobeneprin ER for muscle spasm associated with low back pain: two randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled studies of identical design”. Curr Med Research and opinions, Vol 25(5): 1179-1196, 2009.
  55. Malanga GA; Dunn KR: “Identifying the pain generator in low back pain”. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 249-252. July, 2010.
  56. Doorly TP, Lambing CL; Malanga GA; Maurer PM; Rashbaum RF: “Algorithmic approach to the management of the patient with lumbar spinal stenosis. Supplement to The Journal of Family Practice; Vol59, No 8: S1-8; August, 2010.
  57. Scollon-Grieve KL;. Malanga GA. Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for Partial Patellar Tendon Tear in a High School Athlete: A Case Presentation. PMR Vol. 3, 391-395, April 2011.
  58. Malanga GA; Dunn KR: “Low back pain: Exploring the treatment options””. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 305-315. August, 2010.
  59.  Mautner K, Malanga2 GA; Colberg Ricardo. “Optimization of ingredients, procedures and rehabilitation for platelet-rich plasma injections for chronic tendinopathy”  Pain Manage. (2011) 1(6), 523–532.
  60. Bhandary AK; Chimes GP; Malanga GA: Investigational pharmacology for low back pain; a review. Journal Pain Research 2010: 3 1-13.
  61. Malanga GA, Ramirez DeToro J, Karnaugh RD, Dentico R Komaroff E: “Sonographic Evaluation of Supraspinatus Cross-sectional Area in Collegiate Baseball Players”: PMR: 4:488-492; July, 2012.
  62. Malanga GA; Farag A: Medications for Low Back Pain. Practical Pain Management. 105-122; November/December 2011.
  63. Malanga GA; Tran J ; Maharjan SS. Neck Pain: Diagnosis and Management.. P r a c t i c a l P a i n M a n a g e m e nt | October 2012.
  64. Malanga GA. Letters to the Editor Re: Teaching Rounds on Clinical Examination of the Rotator Cuff. PMRVol. 5, 445-446, May 2013
  65. Goldin M, Malanga GA Tendinopathy: A Review of the Pathophysiology and Evidence for Treatment. The Physician and Sports Medicine, Volume 41, Issue 3, September 2013, ISSN – 0091-3847.
  66. Malanga GA, Goldin M, PRP: A review of the current evidence for musculoskeletal conditions. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep; DOI 10.1007/s40141-013-0039-5, 201366. Malanga GA, Nakamura R. The Role of Regenerative Treatments of Sports Injuries. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am - (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2014.06.007.
  1. Malanga GA, Yan N, Stark J. Mechanisms and efficacy of heat and cold therapies for musculoskeletal injury. Postgraduate Med. 2015. DOI: 10.1080/00325481.2015.992719.
  2. Nanos KN , Malanga GA.Treatment of Patellar Tendinopathy Refractory to Surgical Management Using Percutaneous Ultrasonic Tenotomy and Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection: A Case Presentation. PM R 7 (2015) 1300-1305.
  3. Mautner K, Malanga GA, Smith J, Shiple B, Ibrahim V, MD, Sampson S,Bowen JE. A Call for a Standard Classification System for Future Biologic Research: The Rationale for New PRP Nomenclature. PM R 7 (2015) S53-S59.
  4. Abdul-Wahab TA, Betancourt JP, HassanF, Thani S Al, Choueiri H, Jain NB., Malanga GA, Murrell WD, Prasad, A, Verborgt O. Initial treatment of complete rotator cuff tear and transition WD to surgical treatment: Systematic review of the evidence. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal 2016;6 (1):35-47.

Book Chapters

  1. Malanga GA: “The Use of Medications in the treatment of Acute Low back Pain”, in Nonsurgical Management of Low Back Pain; Gonzalez E and Materson R (ed.), Demos Vermande, New York, NY; 1997.
  2. Lipetz J, Malanga GA: “The Use of Medications in the treatment of Acute Low back Pain” in Occupational Medicine, State of the Art Review “Low Back Pain” ;Vol. 13, Number 1, Hanley and Belfus, Inc. January, 1998
  3. Falco F, Malanga GA: “Rehabilitation of Whiplash Injuries”, in Spine, State of the Art Review“Cervical Whiplash Injuries”, Hanley and Belfus, Inc; June, 1998.
  4. Malanga GA and DeLisa JA: ”Clinical Examination of Gait” in Gait Analysis in the Science of Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs. Monograph 002,1998.
  5. Malanga GA: “The Use of Medications in the Treatment of Low Back Pain” in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: State of the Art Reviews, Vol. 13, No. 3, October, 1999.
  6. Nadler SF, Stitik TP, Malanga GA: “Optimizing Outcome in the Injured worker with Low Back Pain”. Critical reviews in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 11: 139-169. (1999)
  7. Malanga GA, Nadler SF Lipetz J,: “Pharmacologic Treatment of Low back Pain” in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, State of the Art Review “Low Back Pain” ,Vol. 13, Number 3, Hanley and Belfus, Inc. October, 1999
  8. Wrightson JD, Malanga GA: “Strengthening and Other Therapeutic Exercises in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: State of the Art Reviews, Vol 15(1) 43-56, 2001.
  9. Malanga GA, Bowen JE: “Rotator Cuff Tear” in Frontera W and Silver J, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hanley and Belfus, 2002.
  10. Bowen JE, Malanga GA: “Rotator Cuff Tendinitis” in Frontera W and Silver J, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hanley and Belfus, 2002.
  11. Malanga GA, Landis PW: “Cervical Strains” in: 5 Minute Sports Medicine” Mark D. Bracker, MD, editor. July, 2002.
  12. Malanga GA, Roman S, Nadler SF: “Medications in the Treatment of Whiplash Associated Disorders” in Whiplash, edited by Gerard A. Malanga, Scott F. Nadler. Hanley and Belfus, Inc, Philadelphia, 2002 pp339-358.
  13. Nadler SF, Malanga GA: “Whiplash: A continuing Dilemma in the 21st Century” in Whiplash, edited by Gerard A. Malanga, Scott F. Nadler. Hanley and Belfus  Inc, Philadelphia, 2002 pp 1-4.
  14. Malanga GA, Nadler SF: 'The Future of Whiplash-Associated Injuries' in Whiplash, edited by Gerard A. Malanga, Scott F. Nadler. Hanley and Belfus, Inc, Philadelphia, 2002 pp 441-443.
  15. Malanga GA, Savarese R: : Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries” in Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete; JH Feinberg and NI Spielholz, editors, Human Kinetics, New Zealand, 2003.
  16. Malanga GA, Nadler SF, Agesen T: "Epidemiology" in Low Back Pain Handbook: A Guide for the Practicing Clinician, 2nd Edition, edited by Andrew Cole and Stanley Herring. Hanley and Belfus, Inc, Philadelphia, 2002.
  17. Nadler SF, Sherman AL, Malanga GA: “Sport-specific Shoulder Injuries”; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Vol15, No3, 607-626, August, 2004.
  18. Baerga-Varela L, Malanga GA: Rehabilitation after Minimally Invasive Surgery; Minimaly Invasive Total Joint Arthroplasty, Spriger Verlag, 2004.
  19. Malanga GA, Nadler SF, Bowen JE, Feinberg JF, Hyman G: Sport Medicine in Principles and Practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, J DeLisa, editor; Elsevier. 2004.
  20. Landes L, Malanga GA, Nadler SF, Farmer J: Physical Examination of the Cervical Spine in Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach, Gerard A. Malanga and Scott F. Nadler, editor, Elsevier/Mosby, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.
  21. Bowen JE, Malanga GA, Pappoe T, McFarland E: Physical Examination of the Shoulder in Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach, Gerard A. Malanga and Scott F. Nadler, editor, Elsevier/Mosby, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.
  22. Andrus S, Malanga GA, Stuart M: Physical Examination of the Knee in Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach, Gerard A. Malanga and Scott F. Nadler, editor, Elsevier/Mosby, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.
  23. Malanga GA, Chimes GP: “Rehabilitation of Basketball Injuries” Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am, 17 (2006); 565-587.
  24. Dennis RL, Malanga GA: “Use of Medications in the Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain.” MD. Clin Occup Environ Med 5(3) 643-653, 2006.
  25. Malanga GA; Aydin SM: “Functional Therapeutic and Core Strengthening”. The hip and Pelvis in Sports Medicine and Primary Care, PH Seidenberg and JD Bowen (eds); Springer Science-Business Media, LLC, 2010.
  26. Malanga GA; Dentico R; Halperin JS: Ultrasonography of the Hip and Lower Extremity. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 21 (2010).
  27. Malanga GA, Ramirez-Del Toro, JA , Bowen JE, Feinberg JF, Hyman G: “Sport Medicine” in Principles and Practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, J DeLisa, editor; Elsevier; 2010.
  28. Malanga GA; Cruz-Colon EJ: “Myofascial Low Back Pain: A Review”. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am  (2010).
  29. Wyss JF, Patel AD; Malanga GA: “Phases of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation” in Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. JF Wyss and AD Patel Editors, demosMedical, 2013.
  30. Malanga GA, Vasquex R; Parikh R; Patel AD. “Glenohumeral Joint Instability” in Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. JF Wyss and AD Patel Editors, demosMedical, 2013.
  31. Malanga GA; Matta S; Owens B. “Lateral Epicondylopathy” in Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. JF Wyss and AD Patel Editors, demosMedical, 2013.
  32. Malanga GA; M Krzyek. “Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome” in Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. JF Wyss and AD Patel Editors, demosMedical, 2013.
  33. Malanga GA; A Terry; H Sleece. “Achilles Tendinopathy” in Therapeutic Programs for Musculoskeletal Disorders. JF Wyss and AD Patel Editors, demosMedical, 2013.
  34. Malanga GA, Hyman G: Bowen JE, Vasquez RJ,. “Cervical Spine” in ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review”. F. O’Connor et al editors. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013.
  35. Malanga GA, Abdelshaded D, Pratap J. Orthobiologic Interventions Using Ultrasound Guidance. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. Aug 2016.

Electronic Chapters

PhysicalMedicineandRehabilitation. http://emedicine.medscape.com/rehabilitation.

Low Energy Availability in the Female Athlete. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/312312-overview.

Sports Medicine. http://emedicine.medscape.com/sports_medicine
  
Athletes With Disabilities. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/88304-overview

CervicalRadiculopathy. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/94118-overview

CervicalSpineSprain/StrainInjuries. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/94387-overview

Degenerative Lumbar Disc Disease in the Mature Athlete. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/95294-overview

Femoral Neck Fracture. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/86659-overview

Jumper's Knee. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/89569-overview

Lumbosacral Facet Syndrome. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/94871-overview

Lumbosacral Radiculopathy. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/95025-overview

Pars Interarticularis Injury. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/95848-overview

Patellar Injuryand Dislocation. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/90068-overview

Phalangeal Fractures. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/98322-overview

Rotator Cuff Injury. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/92814-overview

Thoracic Discogenic Pain Syndrome. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/96284-overview

Books/Monographs/DVDs

Whiplash, edited by Gerard A. Malanga, Scott Nadler. Hanley and Belfus, Inc, Philadelphia, 2002.

Occupational Medicine, State of the Art Review: Low Back Pain Vol. 13, Number 1, edited by Gerard A. Malanga; Hanley and Belfus, Inc, Philadelphia, PA; January, 1998.

Spine, State of the Art Review: Cervical Whiplash Injuries, edited by Gerard A. Malanga Hanley and Belfus, Inc, Philadelphia, PA June, 1998.

The Doctor’s Essential Guide: Management of Back Pain; Bill H. McCarberg, Gerard A. Malanga, Stephen Brunton. Primary Care Publications Inc.; Charlotte, NC, 2005.

Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach, Gerard A. Malanga and Scott F. Nadler, editor, Elsevier/Mosby, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.

Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach DVD Edited by Gerard A. Malanga and Scott F. Nadler, 2006.

Occupational Medicine, State of the Art Review: Low Back Pain Vol. 5(3), edited by Gerard A. Malanga; Elsevier/Saunders, Inc, Philadelphia, PA; 2006.

Atlas of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound-Guided Injections; Editor Gerard A. Malanga and Kenneth Mautner. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2014.

Contribution to Other Manuscripts

PASSOR Educational Guidelines for the Performance of Spinal Injection Procedures, 2001

PASSOR Musculoskeletal Physical Examination Competencies, 2001

Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NJ, Clinical Guidelines: Pain Management/ Back Pain, 2002

“National Consensus Conference on Improving the Continuum of Care for Patients with Hip Fracture.” JBJS. 84-A(4):670-674, April 2002.

News Articles

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/10/sports/football/10nfl.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/sports/football/rules-trickle-down-money-in-settlement-wont.html

Opioid Abuse: Changing the Prescription for Disaster. Finding alternative ways to curb chronic over-prescription of opioid painkillers, which are fostering a culture of “sickness” in the American workplace. http://ehstoday.com/safety/opioid-abuse-changing-prescription-disaster

Sitting Disease and Its Impact on Your Spine https://www.spineuniverse.com/wellness/ergonomics/sitting-disease-its-impact-your-spine

Articles Written by Gerard Malanga, MD

Back Pain and Stretching Exercises

For people with back pain, stretching exercises are especially important because they can help reduce back pain and may even help prevent future episodes of pain or injury.

Sitting Disease and Its Impact on Your Spine

Modern society encourages inactivity, and sitting for extended periods is linked to chronic disease and wreaks havoc on your spine.

Trigger Point Spinal Injections for Low Back Pain

If you have muscle-related lower back pain, your doctor may recommend a trigger point injection. How will it work? How many will you need? Find answers here.

Oral Steroids and Back Pain

Oral steroids, or corticosteroids taken by mouth, are prescription anti-inflammatory medications that have been commonly prescribed for various orthopaedic conditions, including low back and neck pain.

Medicación y tratamiento del dolor lumbar agudo

El dolor suele ser el motivo de queja principal de las personas que presentan problemas lumbares.

Facet Injections for Low Back Pain

Learn the goal of facet joint injections for low back pain. When should this be recommended? Pain specialist-written article.

Whiplash: 5 Things You Should Know

Whiplash, also called neck sprain or neck strain, is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck. Here are five important things you should know about this injury.

Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain

Focus on corticosteroids for acute low back pain: Will they relieve your pain?

Muscle Relaxants in the Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain

You may have been given a muscle relaxant for your acute low back pain. Why are they used?

Physical Therapy: TENS, Ultrasound, Heat and Cryotherapy

Learn about passive physical therapy treatments for back and neck pain, including transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).

Medication and Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain

A doctor reviews the most common medications used to treat acute lower back pain. What will work for your pain?

Conclusion: Acute Low Back Pain and Medication

How do you know which medication(s) is best to treat your neck or low back pain? Learn more.

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) in the Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain

Should you try NSAIDs for acute lower back pain? Article filled with medical research and written by a pain management specialist.

Opioids in the Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain

Should opioids be used for acute low back pain? A pain management specialist addresses this important pain question.

Anti-depressant Medication Used to Treat Low Back Pain

Should you talk to your doctor about taking this for your low back pain?

Articles Reviewed by Gerard Malanga, MD

Lumbar Epidural Injection

A lumbar epidural injection places anti-inflammatory medicine, such as cortisone, near the nerve roots that are inflamed and causing pain.

Caudal Epidural Injection Information

Read how this treatment may help to decrease nerve root inflammation and hopefully reduce back or leg pain.

Thoracic Epidural Injection

An epidural injection places anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space to decrease inflammation of the nerve roots, hopefully reducing the pain in the mid back or around the rib cage.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Selective (Transforaminal) Epidural Spinal Injection

By stopping or limiting nerve inflammation, the epidural injection may promote healing.

Cervical Epidural Injection

Learn what to expect from cervical epidural injections here. An epidural injection places anti-inflammatory medicine into the epidural space to decrease inflammation of the nerve roots, hopefully reducing the pain in the neck, shoulders, and arms.

Is Back Pain Ruining Your Golf Game?

Some golfers find their lower back body-swing connection causes back pain. Here are common swing faults that may contribute to lower back pain.

Facet Joints of the Spine's Anatomy

A joint is where 2 or more bones are joined. Joints allow motion (articulation). The joints in the spine are commonly called facet joints, and you can learn about the anatomy of spinal joints in this article.

I Still Have Back Pain! Now What?

For your back pain that won't go away, you can try a multidisciplinary approach. A combination of different treatments, such as massage, acupuncture, and core strengthening exercises, may bring relief from pain.

Your Healthy Spine

To understand a spinal condition, it is helpful to first understand some basics about the spine. For example: What does it do? What is it made of? What are its different parts? What does a healthy spine look like?

The Best Exercises for Low Back Pain

Most people know regular exercise will improve their appearance and general health, but few realize the positive effects that good physical conditioning can have on their low back pain. A spine expert discusses the types of exercises that can be beneficial and which ones to avoid.

Preventing Chronic Low Back Pain

The benefits of lumbar strengthening exercise is long-lasting and includes greater muscle strength, increased bone density, endurance, and flexibility.

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