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Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

If you have persistent pain in your bones, joints, or muscles due to overuse or injury, you’ve come to the right place.

UPMC is an established leader in advanced orthopaedic care, offering comprehensive services for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions. We offer expert surgeons specializing in orthopaedics and sports medicine, backed by UPMC’s network of support services.

What’s the Difference Between Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine?

Orthopaedic providers treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including traumatic injuries, congenital disorders, and infections. They also see patients for other conditions, such as arthritis joint pain, bone fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, conditions like clubfoot and scoliosis, and soft tissue injuries.

Sports medicine specialists are providers who treat and prevent injuries resulting from sports and exercise.

UPMC also staffs a team of primary care sports medicine providers focusing on the non-surgical treatment of athletes and active individuals. If your condition requires surgery, your doctor will work closely with your orthopaedic surgeon.

UPMC Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Services

UPMC orthopaedic specialists offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for injuries to or overuse of the ankle and foot; elbow, hand, and shoulder; hip and knee; and spine; as well as cancers of the musculoskeletal system.

UPMC sports medicine specialists are trained to treat a wide array of injuries affecting athletes, including those of the ankle, lower leg, and foot; arm, elbow, hand, and wrist; back; head and neck; hip and knee; and shoulder.

Our orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeons and support staff guide patients through diagnosis, surgery, rehabilitation, and aftercare.

We offer specialty services in:  

  • Foot and ankle: Our surgeons use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat foot, ankle, and heel problems.
  • General orthopaedics: Our orthopaedic surgeons offer the broadest range of specialty services for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
  • Hand, elbow, and shoulder: Our cutting-edge orthopaedic research opens up endless treatment possibilities for hand, elbow, and shoulder conditions.
  • Hip Preservation Program: Our hip preservation experts in Pittsburgh offer assessments, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for many hip conditions.
  • Joint replacement: Our joint replacement specialists have access to UPMC's incredible support services, including a complete operating room team, network of rehab services, and an expert multidisciplinary team.
  • Musculoskeletal oncology: Our musculoskeletal oncology experts diagnose and treat both cancerous and noncancerous bone and soft tissue tumor.
  • Spine surgery: Our surgeons are discovering more and more ways to treat the spine and help you return to function.
  • Trauma: Our team of trauma surgeons act fast in emergencies. They use minimally invasive methods to treat broken bones, fractures, and other traumatic orthopaedic injuries.
  • Pediatrics orthopaedics: Our pediatric orthopaedic surgeons specialize in treating children with musculoskeletal problems.
  • Podiatry surgery: Our podiatric surgeons provide both medical and surgical care for conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities.
  • Sports medicine: Our sports medicine experts focus on preventing and treating sports-related injuries. We provide a full range of services for both athletes and non-athletes.

Why Choose UPMC for Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Care?

The orthopaedic surgeons at UPMC are nationally recognized experts at getting you back in action – whether that means on the playing field or playing with the grandkids.

UPMC provides our orthopaedic and sports medicine patients with a vast network of resources, including access to:

  • Advanced imaging and diagnostic technologies.
  • Both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation at many convenient sites.
  • Excellence in knee and hip replacement surgery.
  • Level I trauma centers.
  • Unmatched orthopaedic research and clinical trials.

These resources are part of the UPMC’s continuum of care, which provides services to take you from diagnosis and treatment to rehab and recovery – and everything in between.

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U.S. News & World Report

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside is rated among the top hospitals in the nation for orthopaedic excellence by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about our U.S. News rankings.