• Dr. Todd Battaglia Accepting OCC Volunteer of the Year Award

    Dr. Todd Battaglia Chosen as Onondaga Community College’s Athletic Department “Volunteer of the Year"

    Congratulations Dr. Todd Battaglia on being chosen as Onondaga Community College’s Athletic Department “Volunteer of the Year"! Dr. Battaglia was presented the award earlier this week during the end of the year banquet. Dr. Battaglia has been the team orthopedist for OCC for over 10 years. Frequently you will see him on the hill working with OCC Sports Medicine staff on the sidelines at games and during practices, always making himself available to OCC student athletes.#SOSSportsMed

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  • Maureen Kaljeskie, C.Ped

    You Don’t Need a Fairy Godmother to Find Great Fitting Footwear

    While Cinderella had a fairy godmother when she needed the perfect pair of shoes, it’s not always that easy for others to select proper footwear. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) has a Foot & Ankle team which includes pedorthist Maureen Kaljeskie, who can help patients with orthotics and proper fitting footwear. Pedorthics is the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices. Pedorthics u

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  • Augusta National Golf Club Landscape

    SOS Offers Tips to Keep Golfers on their Toes

    Early each April, the Master’s Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia signals the beginning of the PGA’s major tournaments, and for many in Central New York it coincides with the beginning of a new golf season as the snow melts off the links. Many members of the SOS team are eager golfers ready to dust off their clubs. Christopher Fatti, DPM, a member of the SOS Foot & Ankle Team and avid golfer, recommends golf as a good low impact activity that people can enjoy for many years.

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  • Calf Injury Walking Outside

    SOS PLUS Walk-In Ortho Care – The Right Place at the Right Time

    Injuries and accidents don’t always occur during business hours, and it used to be that patients with acute orthopedic injuries had to either seek treatment in a busy hospital emergency department (ED) or wait several days to get an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. The team at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS) knew they could treat patients with non-emergency needs more effectively at an “ortho only” after-hours urgent care and opened SOS PLUS. Devoted exclusively to the treatment

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  • Black ice and snow on sidewalk with caution sign

    Winter’s Icy Surfaces Increase Risk of Orthopedic Injuries from Falls

    Love it or hate it, winter is here in Central New York, and the season features many risks of orthopedic injuries resulting from traumatic accidents. Cold weather can make muscles and ligaments cold, tight, and brittle, increasing the propensity for injury. Winter sports present many dangers. But one of the greatest threats of wintertime is icy surfaces. Injuries from falling on ice are a prevalent seasonal issue. Every winter, SOS treats scores of patients with injuries from falling on ice, ran

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