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General Orthopaedic Services

When you have joint or lower back pain, muscle or tendon problems, or pain after a fall, it can be hard to think about anything else. That's why our orthopaedic experts are here for you and provide all the services you need close to home.

We get to the root of the problem with advanced diagnostic tests. By combining diverse expertise, we ensure the best treatment plan for you.

Bone, Joint, Muscle, and Soft Tissue Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide range of problems with the muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments — from head to toe.

These may include:

What General Orthopaedic Services Do You Offer?

Whether your goal is to get back to work, your sport, or the activities you love, the services below can help you get better quickly — and help prevent future injuries.

General orthopaedists can diagnose your orthopaedic injury or condition by way of a physical exam and with help from diagnostic tests.

Unless your condition is severe and requires surgery, we begin by prescribing conservative treatments, including medication or injections, physical or occupational therapy, or assistive devices.

Advanced diagnostic tests

We offer and can refer you to a wide range of advanced tests to ensure the right diagnosis. These include MRIs, ultrasounds, CT scans, x-rays, bone scans, and electromyography (to test nerve and muscle function).

Braces (orthotics)

We offer custom braces to support your joints, including knee, elbow, wrist, and shoulder braces. We also offer custom-fitted orthotics to treat and prevent foot and ankle problems.

Medication to treat orthopaedic problems

We prescribe a range of medications to reduce pain, stiffness, and swelling. These include oral drugs along with injections.

Occupational therapy for bone, joint, muscle, and soft tissue conditions

Our occupational therapists help people perform daily activities, whether at home or work. Their techniques and advice support healing and prevent injury.

Pain management

Pain management providers help to resolve your pain, which includes lifestyle changes, medications, and pain-relieving procedures like nerve blocks and nerve ablations.

Physical therapy for orthopaedic problems

With advanced training in a range of specialty areas, our physical therapists can create programs targeted to your specific injury and your goals, including rest, exercise, and heat therapy.

PT ensures your joint works as it should by helping you safely strengthen and stretch muscles.

We often recommend PT along with other treatments to restore function, reduce pain, and prevent further injury.

Orthopaedic surgery

We offer the latest minimally invasive and technology-assisted techniques to reduce the risk of complications and improve long-term outcomes.

Whether we're performing surgery for elite athletes or grandparents, our goals are the same — a fast recovery time and restored function.

We perform routine and complex surgeries of the hand, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, spine, foot, and ankle.

Why Choose UPMC for General Orthopaedic Care?

Our orthopaedic care team

We combine a range of experts in one place who:

  • Work together to ensure you get the right diagnosis and the best treatments for you.
  • Take the time to provide education and advice.
  • Make sure your treatment plan aligns with your goals and preferences.

Timely care

We know that orthopaedic problems can be painful and debilitating. That's why we offer timely appointments and follow-up visits.

We also combine multiple treatments in one visit whenever possible.

Our world-renowned orthopaedic expertise

UPMC is nationally and internationally known for our orthopaedic expertise.

We oversee training and research to promote best surgical practices across the U.S. We also host one of the top-10 sports medicine fellowships in the country.

Insurances we accept for general orthopaedic care

UPMC accepts most insurance plans. Feel free to contact us about your insurance before your appointment.

Make an Appointment with an Orthopaedic Provider

To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic experts or ask a question about general orthopaedic services, complete a form online or call 866-987-6784.