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Orthopedic Services & Treatments

When your bones, joints or muscles need medical care, turn to the orthopedic experts at UHS, serving patients across New York's Southern Tier. You’ll benefit from innovative services and treatments that help you feel and function better.

Conservative Musculoskeletal Care

Whenever possible, your treatment at UHS will begin with conservative, nonsurgical measures, such as:

Orthopedic Surgery

If surgery is your best treatment option, you’ll benefit from some of the Southern Tier area’s most experienced orthopedic surgeons in New York. At UHS, they’re all fellowship-trained, meaning they received extensive education in a surgical specialty.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Our doctors use advanced technology to perform many surgeries with a minimally invasive technique, such as arthroscopy, that reduces your pain, scarring and recovery time. During arthroscopy at one of our New York facilities, a physician slides a thin, narrow tube with a video camera into your joint. The doctor then treats your joint by inserting tiny medical tools into the tube.

Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

Your doctor at UHS may recommend one of these procedures:

  • Arthroscopy - Minimally invasive procedue to assess and sometimes repair knee damage
  • Cartilage restoration – Stimulates the growth of new cartilage, or cushioning, in your joints
  • Joint replacement – Exchanges your arthritic, damaged joint for an artificial implant
  • Hand or upper extremity surgery – Specializes in treating your hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder condition, such as carpal tunnel surgery
  • Ligament reconstruction – Stabilizes a joint after a ligament injury
  • Nerve repair – Removes injured tissue or scar tissue from nerve endings and rejoins the ends
  • Reconstructive surgery – Helps part of your body work better and look more like normal

Sports Medicine

If you’re injured during recreational or work-related physical activity, rely on UHS’ sports medicine specialists to get you moving again safely. Common sports injuries at our New York facility include ACL surgery and torn meniscus surgery. We’ll teach you how to stay well on the field, in the workplace and at home.

Expert Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Care Close to Home

Find exceptional orthopedic and sports medicine care throughout the UHS service area in New York’s Southern Tier. Services and treatments may vary by location. Your doctor will refer you to the location that best suits your care needs.

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