Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Providing a Higher Level of Local Orthopedic Care

Cayuga Health System Orthopedics Services is a partnership between Cayuga Medical Center, Schuyler Hospital, Cayuga Medical Associates, and Cayuga Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, the region’s largest provider of comprehensive orthopedic diagnostic, surgery and rehabilitation services.

Our orthopedic group is dedicated team physicians / athletic trainers for SUNY Cortland Athletics, Cornell Hockey, TC3 Athletics, Wells College and Ithaca College Athletics. Also many high schools.

When you make an appointment to visit the clinic at Schuyler Hospital, we’ll connect you with the doctor who specializes in the area you need. You’ll receive a thorough evaluation by our specialists, who will evaluate and explain your injury, help your pain, and offer treatment options.

We are proud to offer state-of-the-art orthopedic surgical techniques to correct a variety of orthopedic conditions. All of our surgeons are board certified in orthopedic surgery and several have completed additional fellowship training in subspecialties.

Cayuga Health System Orthopedics is a team wrapped around your care – between Cayuga Medical Center’s (CMC’s) orthopedics specialists, and Schuyler Hospital’s technologists and highly skilled rehabilitation and athletic training staff.

Surgery at Schuyler Hospital

Surgical procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Achilles repair
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Ambulatory fractures
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Ganglion cyst / mass excision
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Scopes – knee / shoulder
  • Trigger finger

* Larger-scale, inpatient surgeries are performed at Cayuga Medical Center.  Navio robotics-assisted knee replacement surgeries are performed at Cayuga Medical Center.

Outpatient Physical Therapy at Schuyler Hospital

Schuyler Hospital’s therapists are highly trained and specialized in the field. Their collective credentials include: Doctors of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinic Specialist, Certified Athletic Trainers, Nationally Certified Lymphedema Specialists, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

At Schuyler Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation, we will work with you to create and complete a personal treatment program that gives you the strength and skills you’ll need to get back on your feet.

Sports and Athletic Performance

When you are working with Schuyler’s physical therapists specializing in sports medicine, our team members are experts in musculoskeletal and medical sports conditions and they understand what drives athletes.

Services include (but are not limited to) assessment and treatment of:

  • Acute injuries
  • Concussion
  • Athletic skin disorders
  • Overuse injuries
  • Athletes with illness
  • Shortness of breath and fatigue in athletes
  • Back pain in young athletes

To find out more about sports therapy services offered through our Rehabilitation Department, click here.

For more information about Cayuga Health System Orthopedic specialists, click here.

To make an appointment for Orthopedics specialists, contact the Cayuga Health System Orthopedics Clinic at (607) 210-1968.

To make an appointment with our Physical and Sports Rehabilitation specialists, call (607) 535-8616

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Carrying 40- to 80-pound boxes of honey from beehives to his truck was becoming painful for Nick Shilliff in the summer of 2015. His left hip would ache during the day and keep him awake at night. “It got so I couldn’t take three steps without pain, and I couldn’t sleep because I could not […]

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