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Orthopaedic Care and Sports Medicine Services at UPMC

UPMC is a renowned center for both orthopaedic care and sports medicine, attracting top surgeons and specialists from across the country. We're committed to helping you move better, feel better, and get back to the activities you love.

Our orthopaedic specialists treat problems with the bones and soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons.

Our sports medicine specialists work with athletes and active people to treat and prevent injuries — and help them reach their performance goals.

Most of all, we are here to care for you. We take time to answer your questions and provide the support you need throughout your journey.

Are Orthopaedics and Orthopedics the Same?

Both spellings — orthopedics and orthopedics — are correct and describe the type of medicine that focuses on issues with the musculoskeletal system.

At UPMC, we use the more traditional, academic "orthopaedics."

Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Conditions

Mobility is essential to a healthy life. Our interdisciplinary team treats all orthopaedic and sports medicine conditions, from head to toe.

This includes arthritis, tendonitis, fractures, foot and ankle problems, elbow and shoulder problems, and much more.

World-class athletes turn to UPMC Orthopaedic Care and UPMC Sports Medicine — but no matter your lifestyle or skill level, we're here to get you moving again.

What Orthopaedic Services Do We Offer?

UPMC offers a range of diagnostic services and combines nonsurgical and surgical therapies. Our services include:

  • Foot and ankle care. Our orthopaedic providers offer state-of-the-art techniques to treat flat feet (fallen arches), tendon tears, and other foot and ankle problems.
  • General orthopaedics. Our orthopaedic team offers the broadest range of specialty services in Pennsylvania for musculoskeletal problems.
  • Hand, elbow, and shoulder care. We offer advanced surgical and nonsurgical approaches to repair and treat the delicate structures in the hand, elbow, and shoulder.
  • Joint replacement. UPMC surgeons use evidence-driven treatment solutions and ongoing research to continually enhance outcomes for hip and knee replacements.
  • Musculoskeletal oncology. Our orthopaedic and cancer experts work together to treat both cancerous and noncancerous tumors in the bones and soft tissues.
  • Spine surgery. We provide surgery for common spine conditions, like arthritis and herniated discs, as well as complex spinal repairs and reconstructions.
  • Pediatric orthopaedic care. Our pediatric orthopaedic team provides compassionate support and specialized expertise in musculoskeletal problems affecting children of all ages.
  • Podiatric care and surgery. Our podiatrists treat the full range of conditions of the foot and lower leg, from bunions to toe deformities.
  • Trauma. We provide rapid surgical consults and advanced reconstruction procedures for a range of traumatic injuries involving the musculoskeletal system.

What Sports Medicine Services Do We Offer?

Whether you're elite or amateur, our world-class Sports Medicine experts help you reach your peak performance.

  • Athletic Training — expert injury prevention, assessment, and treatment for student and professional athletes.
  • Concussion Services — the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program is a global leader in concussion testing, diagnosis, treatment, and research.
  • Performance Services — the latest practices combined with our experts in sports performance, cycling, dance, running, and more yield optimal performance in your sport.
  • Sports Nutrition — providing tailored nutrition programs for optimal performance and recovery for athletes and active people.
  • Young Athlete Program — comprehensive care treating young people as the athletes they are, from injury prevention through assessment, treatment, rehab, and return to play.

Why Choose UPMC for Orthopaedic Care?

When you choose UPMC, you know you're getting:

  • Experts in orthopaedics. UPMC hosts internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeons with vast expertise in complicated surgical repairs and reconstructions. Our comprehensive care also includes many nonsurgical options.
  • Access to the latest techniques. We stay at the forefront of research to continually improve long-term outcomes and shorten recovery times.
  • Seamless surgical care. Our surgeons work closely with our imaging teams, nurse navigators, rehabilitation experts, and pain management experts.

UPMC HealthBeat

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