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Conditions and Treatments for UPMC Orthopaedic Care

The orthopaedics experts at UPMC treat a full range of chronic and acute orthopaedic diseases and disorders.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury and Tear

ACL injuries result in the stability of the knee becoming compromised.


Arthritis is a painful disease caused by joint damage.

Avascular Necrosis

Avascular necrosis (AVN) can cause pain and damage to the hip.


Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is a rare cancer that begins in the bones.

Bone Cysts

Bone cysts are liquid-filled pockets that form within arms and legs.

Bone Fractures/Broken Bones

A fracture/broken bone ranges from cracks in a bone to a bone that is separated.

Bone Spurs

Bone Spurs (osteophytes) are often caused by osteoarthritis damage.

Bone Tumors

Bone tumors form when your bone tissue cells divide too quickly.

Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial plexus injuries stretch the nerves in your shoulders, arms or hands.


Bunions are painful bony bumps that develop on the inside of the foot.


Bursitis is the swelling of the flat sacs between your bones and muscles.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include swelling of the wrist.

(Bone Cancer)

Chondrosarcoma is the third most common type of bone cancer to come from the bone itself.

Chordoma Tumor

Chordoma is a rare sarcoma (cancer) of the spine.

Chronic Lower Body Joint and Muscle Pain

Chronic pain may cause discomfort during day-to-day living.

Chronic Upper Body Joint & Muscle Pain

Chronic pain may cause discomfort during day-to-day living.


Diabetic Neuropathy
(Diabetic Foot Disease)

Diabetic neuropathy involves circulatory and nerve problems for diabetes patients.


Ewing's Sarcoma

Ewing's sarcoma is a type of bone cancer that originates in bone tissue.


Femoroacetabular Impingement

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) happens when extra bone grows in your hip joint.

Flat Feet

Flat feet or fallen arches are deformities that cause problems with the arch of the foot.

Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers are open sores that will not heal or that return over a long period of time.

Frozen Shoulder
(Adhesive Capsulitis)

Frozen shoulder happens when the muscles around the shoulder joint thicken and contract.


Giant Cell Tumor of Bone

Giant cell tumor of bone (GCT) is a benign tumor.


Hammer Toes

Hammer toe causes the toes to bend to the side from the middle joint.

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a disorder that results in an incorrectly shaped hip socket.

Hip Pointers

Hip pointers are bruises to the ridge of the bone on the upper outside of the hip.


Joint Dislocation

A dislocation happens when the end of the bone, connected to the joint, moves out of place.

Joint Instability

Instability occurs when tissues, including muscles and bones, weaken.

Joint and Muscle Contractures

A contracture occurs when your muscles or other tissues tighten, causing a deformity.


Labral Tear

Labral tears occur when the labrum (ring of cartilage outside of socket) is damaged.


Malunion and Nonunion

Malunion and nonunion are both complications of broken bones that heal incorrectly.

Meniscal Tears

Meniscal tears usually happen when a person twists or turns their leg while their foot is planted.

Metastatic Bone Cancer
(Metastatic Bone Disease)

Metastatic bone disease occurs when cancer spreads from another part of the body.


Nerve Compression
(Pinched Nerve)

A pinched nerve, or nerve compression, often occurs in your arms and legs, hands, and feet.

Numbness and Weakness

People experience numbness and weakness in many areas of the body at any time.



Osteosarcoma is the most common type of cancer to come from bone tissue.


Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS)

Pigmented villonodular synovitis or PVNS is a benign tumor in the joint.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

PCL injury - or posterior cruciate ligament injury - is an injury to the back of the knee.


Rotator Cuff Tear or Injury

Rotator cuff tears can be partial or total and may occur from trauma or even wear and tear.


Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement occurs when the scapula puts pressure on the rotator cuff when lifting your arm.

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous tumors that come from connective tissues.

Sports Hernia

Sports hernia, or athletic pubalgia, is a core muscle injury causing groin pain.

Sprain (Muscle Tear) and Strain

Sprains can happen when a joint twists in an unusual position or bends too far.


Tendon and Ligament Tears, Ruptures, and Injuries

Tendon and ligament tears & ruptures can affect many joints in the body.

Tendonitis (Tendinitis)

Tendonitis is inflammation or irritation in a tendon.