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Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at UPMC Northwest

What Is Orthopaedics?

Orthopaedics deals with bones, muscles, joints, and other musculoskeletal injuries and diseases.

Is sports medicine the same as orthopaedics?

The focus of sports medicine is to treat and prevent injuries in active people.

Orthopaedics is broader. These doctors treat people of all ages and lifestyles and sometimes use surgery to treat bone problems.

The two can overlap.

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Services at UPMC Northwest

We offer a full range of orthopaedic care, such as :

  • Total joint replacement.
  • Treatment for foot and ankle problems.
  • Fracture care.
  • Care for trauma to the spine, legs, arms, or neck.
  • Treatment of hand, shoulder, or elbow issues.
  • Spinal techniques.

Sports medicine at UPMC Northwest

We care for high school athletes who get hurt playing sports.

Common problems we see are:

  • Arthritis.
  • Sprains.
  • Strains.
  • Pulled muscles.
  • Dislocations or broken bones.

High school sports trainers can send injured athletes to our office. We'll assess the injury, start treatment, and advise on follow-up care.

Our team's goal is to work with parents, coaches, and sports trainers to meet athletes' needs in a timely manner.

The sports medicine program at UPMC Northwest also offers:

  • Advanced MRIs, CT scans, and x-rays.
  • State-of-the-art technology and tools for minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.
  • Access to UPMC Rooney Sports Complex in Pittsburgh for consults and referrals.

Pain Management at UPMC Northwest

Our pain management experts can help treat and manage pain caused by orthopaedic issues like:

  • Arthritis.
  • Degenerative disc disease.
  • Neuropathy.
  • Sciatica.
  • Spinal stenosis.

Our services to manage pain include:

  • Cervical and lumbar epidurals, and facet injections/radiofrequency ablation.
  • Sacroiliac joint shots.
  • Sacrococcygeal ligament shots.
  • Peripheral nerve blocks.
  • Greater and lesser occipital nerve blocks and cryoablation.
  • Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks.
  • Stellate ganglion blocks.
  • Celiac plexus shots.
  • Spinal cord stim.
  • Trigger point injections.

UPMC Northwest Ortho and Sports Med Office Locations

44 Circle St.
Franklin, PA 16323


18 Sportsman Dr., Suite 20
Clarion, PA 16214


16039 Conneaut Lake Road
Meadville, PA 16335


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