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Expert Treatment of Orthopedic Conditions

Whether you were injured playing a sport or during a recreational activity or you need treatment for a joint condition like rheumatoid arthritis, the team at our Binghamton orthopedic center will get you back to the activities you love.
General orthopedic conditions we treat include:

  • Arthritis – Chronic condition that damages your cartilage and joints
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries – Breaks, tears, sprains, strains, fractures and dislocation
  • Bursitis – Inflammation of the cushioning pockets between bones, muscles, tendons and skin
  • Musculoskeletal pain – Pain in your bones, joints, muscles or connective tissue
  • Osteoarthritis – Joint damage caused by natural wear and tear over time
  • Osteoporosis – Treatment of weak or brittle bones
  • Prosthetic complications – Loosening, dislocation, wear or breakage of your prosthetic joint
  • Recreational injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinitis – Inflammation of the tissue that connects a muscle to a bone
  • Trauma care – Emergency treatment for a musculoskeletal condition
  • Work-related injuries

You can also find treatment for conditions that affect particular parts of body, including your arms, feet and ankles, hands and wrists, hips, knees, legs and spine.

Watch Dr. Lissy talk about articular cartilage, the smooth covering on bone ends where they meet to make a joint.

Advanced Imaging & Diagnostic Procedures

Our New York orthopedic service and treatment physicians will use comprehensive imaging and diagnostic techniques, like CAT or bone scans, to evaluate your orthopedic condition. This helps your doctor recommend an effective course of treatment that gets you back to the activities you love.

Advanced diagnostic procedures at UHS include:

  • Arthrogram – Uses contrast dye to examine a joint using X-ray, computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Bone density test – Measures mineral content and density to evaluate bone strength
  • Bone scan – Uses a tiny amount of injected radioactive substance to produce images of your bones with a scanner
  • Computed tomography (CT/CAT) scan – Combines multiple X-ray images into one 3-D image for greater detail and clarity
  • Electromyogram (EMG) – Measures muscle and nerve function
  • Fluoroscopy – Uses a continuous X-ray beam to capture moving images of your body
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – Creates detailed images using a magnetic field and radio waves
  • Physical examination
  • X-ray – Produces images using small, safe beams of electromagnetic radiation

Conditions We Treat


The UHS Concussion Center is the leader in concussion management in the Southern Tier. UHS provides a range of services aimed at managing concussions to get an individual back to their normal functional activities as soon as safely possible. In the past, treatment was thought to be “just rest”; today there are several proactive methods to rehabilitate a concussed individual.

Click here to learn more about the UHS Concussion Center.

Concussion Hotline

If you have an athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion, call our Concussion Hotline at 607-75SPORT to get an appointment with the UHS Concussion Center.


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