• Dr. Warren Wulff

    SOS MD Blog: Diagnostic Studies of Your Spine: An Insider’s Guide on How to Interpret Them

    Have you recently had diagnostic imaging of your spine, such as an x-ray or an MRI? How should you interpret them? The answer is: very carefully and with an open mind. And then consult your doctor to check your work. In the last 15 years there has been a proliferation of advances in medical documentation which have led to an increased level of sophistication in our patients when it comes to their medical care. Formerly, your medical records existed in tall stacks of folders behind the medical

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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. Todd C. Battaglia has been named to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Physician Pool

    Todd C. Battaglia, MD, MS, of Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, PC, has been named to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Physician Pool The U.S. Ski & Snowboard physician pool is comprised of approximately 200 licensed medical providers across numerous specialties who provide medical services to the U.S. Teams at training camps and competitions. Physicians are scheduled annually to travel with a team to provide medical care and assistance to U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and staff at national and in

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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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