• Dr Timothy Izant Reflects

    SOS’ Dr. Timothy Izant Reflects on 20 Years as Chief of Orthopedic Department at Crouse

    Shaping Central New York’s Orthopedic Landscape When asked how many hip and knee replacements he’s done over the years, Timothy Izant, MD, responds, “Too many to count!” Over the last several decades, Dr. Izant has become one of the top go-to orthopedic surgeons in upstate New York. After serving as the Chief of Orthopedics at Crouse Health for 20 years, Dr. Izant, decided this milestone presented a forward-thinking opportunity: to relinquish the role to actively transition younger surgeons wi

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  • smaller ankle issues

    Can the shape of my foot make me more prone to ankle sprains and fractures of the foot?

    Commentary by Naven Duggal, MD Sprained ankles are the most frequently seen sports injury, with ankle sprains and fractures of the fifth metatarsal common in athletes following inversion of the ankle with a flexed foot. Lateral ankle sprains affect an estimated two million people in the US each year with associated health care costs estimated at $4.2 billion. One of the most common long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains is chronic ankle instability, affecting 30-70% of those who ex

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  • Hiking in a Time of Covid-19

    Hiking in a Time of Covid-19

    As social distancing recommendations continue into the summer months, many people are looking for ways to get active outdoors alone or in small groups. Hiking local trails is a great way to get exercise, explore nature, and keep a safe distance from others. Hiking also burns calories, strengthens muscles and helps build denser bones. SOS encourages those who can hike to stay safe and follow certain guidelines to avoid injury: Prepare for your hike. Choose a location, have proper footwear, and

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  • Dr. Warren Wulff

    SOS MD Blog: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: What you need to know

    Dr. Warren Wulff, SOS Spine Surgeon, shares what you need to know about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

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  • Specialists' One-Day Surgery Center Taft Road

    SOS Announces Elective Orthopedic Surgeries Have Restarted

    May 29th, 2020 Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) has announced that it resumed elective surgeries at the Specialists’ One-Day Surgery Center (SODS), after having to pause surgeries in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Details for the return to surgery include: A Covid-19 drive-thru testing site has been set up at the SODS Taft Road site only for scheduled surgical patients and pain management injection patients. Each patient will be tested 3 days prior to their surgery and with a

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