• Todd C. Battaglia, MD, MS

    SOS Surgeon, Todd C. Battaglia, MD, MS, Named to AAOS Sports Medicine Panel of Experts

    Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) is pleased to announce that the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) has named Todd C. Battaglia, MD, MS, head of the SOS Cartilage Center and SOS Sports Medicine Team, to the AAOS Sports Medicine Panel of Experts.

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  • Shoulder dislocation treatment

    SOS MD BLOG: What is the Treatment for a Shoulder Dislocation?

    by Todd C. Battaglia, MD, MS, FAAOS, DAL Traumatic shoulder dislocations, like many other injuries, have different consequences and concerns in younger persons versus older individuals. These differences greatly affect how we manage such injuries. First, when an orthopedic surgeon uses the term "shoulder dislocation," we are specifically referring to an event in which the main ball and socket of the shoulder joint become disengaged - that is to say that the ball slips out of the socket. (Thi

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  • Fall Prevention Elderly man on couch

    6 Steps to Protect Your Older Loved One from a Fall

    Did you know that 1 in 4 older Americans falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. And even falls without a major injury can cause an older adult to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult for them to stay active. If you have an aging parent, grandparent, or neighbor in your life, helping them reduce their risk of falling is a great way to help them stay h

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  • Covid-19 Gym

    Getting Pumped up for Gyms to Reopen

    New York State has given the green light for gyms and fitness center to open. The long-awaited return to a favorite fitness class or gym circuit is a welcome opportunity for many, particularly those who were avid gym goers prior to the shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, to avoid injury, SOS cautions not to jump right back to where you were in March. “The most important thing about returning to a workout routine after a break for any reason is to do so smartly and safely,” commen

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  • Labor Day 2020

    2020 SOS Labor Day Hours

    In observance of Labor Day, all offices will be closed on Monday September 7th, 2020. SOS PLUS Walk-in Acute Orthopedic Injury Care will be open regular hours, 10AM-2PM, on Saturday September 5th and Sunday September 6th. Office is located in DeWitt. Click for more SOS PLUS information

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