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Orthopaedic Injuries

Understanding Orthopaedic Injuries

Orthopaedic injuries are often associated with athletes, but in reality anyone can experience this kind of injury.

The term simply means any skeletal or muscular injury, usually of the extremities.

People suffering from orthopaedic injuries often require rehabilitation to increase mobility and regain strength.

World-Class Care from World-Class Specialists

At the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, our orthopaedic surgeons work closely with our board-certified physical therapists to speed recovery and restore mobility for people suffering from orthopaedic injuries.

We’ve earned a reputation for excellence in orthopaedic care and offer patients, young and old, the expertise to make a dynamic improvement in performance and everyday functioning.

Advanced Technology, Comprehensive Services

As one of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States, orthopaedic injury patients at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute have access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services to help assist with recovery.

Technologies, such as those in the Robotics and Gaming Center, help you re-learn walking and other tasks so you can live a more independent life after your rehabilitation stay.

Leaders in Sports Medicine

UPMC also specializes in the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries, offering sophisticated training programs to improve every aspect of athletic performance.

We offer a broad range of orthopaedic and sports-specific rehabilitation services, including:

  • Shoe orthotic fabrication and bracing
  • Sports-specific training and conditioning
  • Isokinetic testing
  • Musculoskeletal pre-sports screenings
  • De-weighting rehabilitation
  • Specialized functional training
  • Polymeric floor programs
  • Aquatic therapy

Through research conducted by our sports medicine specialists, we are consistently helping to develop better methods of treating and preventing sports-related injuries and diseases to help you work, play, and live life to the fullest.