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  • Foot Health Awareness: Ankle and Foot Physical Therapy

    Foot Health Awareness: Ankle and Foot Physical Therapy

    Our ankles and feet are important, as they are the first thing that hit the ground as we ambulate throughout the day. Taking care of our ankles and feet minimizes our risk of falling which could cause other injuries, and improves our overall quality of life. Due to the fact that the ankles and feet support our body weight throughout the day, any injuries to these joints could lead to other injuries or pain in the knees, hips, or back. There are many foot and ankle injuries or conditions that we

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    The SOS Foot & Ankle Team Celebrates National Foot Health Awareness Month in April 2021

    Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) recognizes National Foot Health Awareness Month this April and members of its comprehensive foot and ankle team are using this opportunity to educate the public about the importance of healthy feet and provide tips and recommendations for foot health. “Each foot is made up of 26 bones, 30 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that serve as the foundation for the rest of our body,” comments Naven Duggal, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on the

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    Spine Surgery: Am I A Candidate? A three-step process.

    By: Dr. Warren Wulff So, you’ve been referred to a spine surgeon. Now what? Relax! Chances are you won’t be leaving the office with a surgery date in hand. Only one in twenty new patients coming to my office is a candidate for an operation. Read on to find out why. When first visiting the office of an orthopedic spine surgeon like those of us here at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, you may be anxious about the possibility of being recommended for spine surgery. Or, not being recommended for s

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    SOS & YMCA of CNY Host Virtual Education Series

    SOS is partnering up with The YMCA of CNY to hold a Virtual Education Series this March! See the event information below to learn more. All talks will be recorded and links will be updated below. Wednesday, March 3rd at 5 PM:SOS and the YMCA of CNY Present: Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Arthritis Join Dr. Kevin Kopko and Stacy Griffith, PT for a virtual presentation including:• An overview of knee and hip arthritis• At-home exercises for hip and knee pain• The latest advances in joint re

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  • Dr. Aaron J. Bianco, MD

    Dr. Aaron Bianco Recently Performed 200th Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

    Aaron Bianco, MD  recently completed his 200th sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion procedure using the iFuse Implant System (iFuse) to treat patients experiencing significant lower back pain extending from their sacroiliac joint. One of few surgeons skilled in this procedure, Dr. Bianco trained in this procedure during his fellowship at Brown University. He has since treated patients with SI joint pain from not only Central New York, but nearby states and even Canada. The SI joint is a significant cau

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