• How to make the most of your orthopedic patient appointment at SOS: Nine steps to success

    Congratulations, you have an appointment to see one of the providers at SOS! Whether you are scheduled to see one of our surgeons, or a midlevel provider, you will want to make the most of the visit. Just like many things in life, the key to success is preparation. Your total face-to-face time with the clinician is limited. By preparing ahead, you can make the most of the time you do have with us. After twenty years of seeing patients in the office I have developed a mental list of common patie

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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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    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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