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Orthopedic Services at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital

At UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, our staff of Orthopedic Surgeons and Physician Assistants offer a comprehensive and wide range of specialized services. Regardless of the issue, whether it is a knee or hip replacement, carpal tunnel treatment or arthritis and joint pain relief, our Norwich orthopedic center physicians will provide the care to get you moving again. This team of professionals work together for the benefit of each and every unique patient in order to restore and maximize their health and function.

Accidents happen to all of us and the surgeons at our Norwich orthopedic center can help diagnose and treat your injury, so that you can live life without restriction after an accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, sports accident, at work, or had a recent fall, the orthopedic specialists in Norwich are ready to diagnose and treat your condition.

Our Orthopedic Services staff includes:

Tariq Hussain, MD
Rudolph Buckley, MD, MBA
Melissa Tworkowsky, RPA-C
Joseph Pisani, RPA-C
Kristen Menard, ANP

There are many joints and bones in the human body that may ache, break or just not work right. The following list represents some of the specialties and conditions treated by the surgeons and their team at our Norwich orthopedic center.


The Hip is an integral part of your daily life, whether you’re sitting, standing, walking, or bending. The hip consists of a cup-and-ball-like joint that allows for a great deal of motion in a variety of directions, but often this joint becomes painful and requires the special attention of an Orthopedic Specialist. UHS Chenango Memorial’s team of orthopedic providers see many patients that deal with hip pain and discomfort on a daily basis. Hip procedures for care and repair are advancing very quickly. Should it be physical therapy or surgery, the professionals in Norwich can help pick the right options for each patients individual needs.


The Shoulder is functioning correctly when it allows a full 180-degree range of motion on three different planes. The shoulder is a truly extraordinary joint, but with all that movement comes the possibility for more to go wrong. If something does act up and your lifestyle is impacted, the physicians at UHS Chenango Memorial have the experience to provide comprehensive care of the shoulder including non-surgical treatments, arthroscopic, and open surgeries.


The Elbow elbow is a joint that connects the upper arm with the lower arm through a complex network of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. More than a simple hinge, the unique arrangement of these tissues also allows for rotation in both directions. Treatment of injuries and diseases of the elbow require specialized knowledge. UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital Orthopedic physicians are both experienced and trained leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow injuries and pain.


The Knee is a unique system of supportive and moving parts including bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, each of which is subject to injury or disease. It is a hinge that many people experience issues with and more appointments are made annually for the knee than any other joint. The specialists at UHS Chenango Memorial are experienced and experts in issues and corrective measures of the knee. Both surgical and non-surgical options for pain management are used by all the orthopedic providers. Injuries and diseases of the knee require unique expertise for the successful treatment offered at UHS Orthopedic - Norwich.


The Spine is one of the most complex and important systems in the human body. The medical treatment of spinal injuries and diseases requires an equally intricate knowledge of several disciplines, including orthopedics, neurology, chiropractic, vascular, and others. Dr Rudolph Buckley focuses on back injury prevention, restoration of function and reduction or elimination of back pain. Education, exercise, medication, ultrasound, heat, massage, and chiropractic therapies are often applied as nonsurgical options to relieving spine pain. If nonsurgical approaches are not effective, Dr Buckley is experienced in offering the latest advancements in state-of-the-art spine surgery right here in Norwich.


Arthritis is a disease that generally causes severe pain and restricts the movement of your joints. Additionally, arthritis affects the actions you rely on to perform your everyday activities. There are many ways to treat arthritis depending on its severity. With today’s technological advancements, end-stage arthritis can often be successfully treated by joint replacement and reconstruction. Our physicians have specialty training from some of the world’s best universities and research centers in the many areas of the body that can be affected with arthritis. We provide you the most current treatment options available to make living with arthritis easier and to allow you to comfortably continue with your essential and recreational activities of life.

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries require specialized methods of treatment, because of their dynamic nature. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a high school, college, or professional athlete, if you suffer an injury, you need to see a physician with the highest level of experience in sports medicine. Regardless of the injury or level of competition, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospitals Orthopedic and Sports medicine team’s training and experience is focused on a single goal: getting you off the sidelines and back in the game as soon as possible.

Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy – is generally required to restore range of motion and strength following injury and allow a return to pre-injury activities. The very nature of our orthopedic practice often involves the connection of our patients with physical therapists after seeing one of our specialists. Our advanced therapy services allow us to provide seamless care to our patients sometimes as an option to surgery and certainly after most corrective procedures. UHS generally initiates therapy services within 48 hours of our orthopedic specialist’s referral and allows a hands-on approach in dealing with joint and soft tissue restrictions through the use of massage, joint mobilization, and hands on techniques. Our physical therapy services offer moist heat/ice, electrical stimulation, along with individualized exercise programs developed by our many experienced therapists.

Short Term Rehabilitation Services

Short Term Rehabilitation Services are a necessary for many orthopedic procedure patients that do not have at home recovery options. These private rooms are located within the hospital and offer the convenience of 24/7 hospital nursing staff attention and the over site of your orthopedic provider. These therapy intensive stays sometime lasting up to a month and help patients get back on their own after these life changing events.

Physical/Occupational and Speech Therapy

Our physical/occupational and speech therapy services are provided at the CV Stratton Center located at:

UHS Physical Therapy Norwich
32 Conkey Avenue (rear entrance of the Eaton Center)
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 337-4227