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Orthopedic Conditions We Treat

Choose UHS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for the complete care of your musculoskeletal system, the bones, muscle and tissue that stabilize your body and help you move.

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, choose the sports medicine and orthopedic team at UHS to get 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 – 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

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

Specialized Bone, Joint & Muscle Care
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.

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Arm

  • Biceps tendinitis – Inflammation of muscle tissue in the front of the arm caused by overuse
  • Elbow conditions and injuries
  • Frozen shoulder – Pain, stiffness and limited range of movement in the shoulder caused by inflammation of connective tissue
  • Impingement syndrome – Pain in the shoulder that occurs when connective tissue in the rotator cuff become inflamed
  • Little League elbow – Pain, swelling or popping in the elbow caused by a repetitive throwing motion
  • Rotator cuff condition – Injury to the muscles that surround the shoulder joint and keep it in place; Dr. Gallagher on rotator cuffs (video)
  • Shoulder conditions and injuries
  • Stingers – Injury to nerves in the upper arm at the neck or shoulder
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) – Injury to the tissue (tendon) that connects the elbow to the forearm

Foot and Ankle

  • Achilles tendon injury – Damage to the tendon that runs from your heel to your calf muscles
  • Ankle sprain – Stretched or slightly torn ligament, which forms the connection point between bones
  • Arch conditions – High arches or flat feet that can cause pain and foot inflammation • Broken ankle – Complete or partial bone fracture
  • Stress fracture – Small bone crack caused by repetitive force
  • Tendon rupture – Complete or partial tear of tissue that connects muscle to a bone

Hand and Wrist

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome – Numb, tingly or weak hand, fingers or lower arm caused by a tightened nerve in the wrist
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome – Pain, tingling, swelling or weakness in hand, ring finger and pinky finger caused by pressure on a nerve in your elbow joint
  • Hand fracture – Broken bone in the hand or fingers
  • Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) – Snapping or locking fingers when you open or close your hand
  • Wrist fracture (distal radius fracture or Colles’ fracture) – Break near the wrist of the larger lower-arm bone

Hip

  • Osteoarthritis of the hip – Weakness and pain caused by wear and tear over time
  • Snapping hip syndrome – Popping or snapping of your hip when you extend it

Knee

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury – Sprain or tear of a stabilizing muscle in the front of your knee; Dr. Lissy on ACL injuries (video)
  • Cartilage lesion – Injury-related damage to your joint that can lead to arthritis
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury – Sprain or tear of a stabilizing muscle in the front of your knee
  • Meniscus injuries and tears – Damage to the C-shaped connective tissue (cartilage) in the knee; Dr. Lissy on meniscus tear repair (video) and meniscus transplant surgery (video)
  • Multiple knee ligament injury – Simultaneous damage to more than one ligament in the knee, which could include the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) or lateral collateral ligament
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease – Painful knee inflammation in children and adolescents caused by overuse
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee – Weakness and pain caused by wear and tear over time
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) – Loss of blood supply to a part of the body that causes a piece of cartilage and bone to separate from its surroundings
  • Patellar dislocation – Dislocation of the kneecap; Dr. Lissy on knee dislocation (video) and knee instability (video)
  • Patellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee) – Inflammation of the tissue (tendon) that connects your kneecap to your shinbone
  • Patellofemoral pain – Pain in front of the knee and surrounding the kneecap
  • Shin splints – Pain in the long bone in the front of the lower leg caused by overuse

Leg

  • Compartment syndrome – Muscle pain and swelling caused by repetitive impact

Spine

  • Disc injuries – Damage to the round ligaments between vertebrae that act as shock absorbers
  • Nerve damage – Injury to a sensory transmitter that causes it to malfunction

Reconstructive Surgery at UHS

If you experience a severe condition that requires a long-term-care approach, choose UHS for your treatment. Our Reconstructive Surgery Center—the only one of its kind in the area—provides you with complete care, support and medical treatment for birth defects, severe injuries, morbid obesity and musculoskeletal disease.

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.

Get an Orthopedic Care Referral

Call our Nurse Direct Hotline Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 607-763-5555 for a referral to a UHS orthopedist. Nurses are also available every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to give you information about medical conditions, providers, insurance, UHS specialties and hours of operation.

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