Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY

Comprehensive orthopedic care and sports medicine for disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

ECMC’s Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers comprehensive orthopedic care to manage disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal (muscle and bone) system.

Our orthopedics and sports medicine specialists excel in treating patients in a range of circumstances, from planned orthopedic work to treatment of major trauma, customizing patient plans depending on what is best for each individual situation.

Each of our orthopedics experts specializes in a specific area, so whether you need treatment for your hand, foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, hip, or spine, you’ll receive the very best care. In addition, we have a dedicated, specialized nursing staff just for the orthopedics department to support the specialists and surgeons who are on-site and on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To bring the best possible care to our patients, we offer two specialized facilities to deal with your orthopedic issues.

The Foot & Ankle Center

Your feet and ankles are highly specialized structures that need highly specialized medical care for the best and most-reliable outcomes. With a reputation for excellence and the most-advanced techniques and technology, ECMC is uniquely qualified to help adult patients with a variety of orthopedic issues that may arise in the feet and ankles. (Learn more »)

The Russell J. Salvatore Orthopaedic Unit

In 2015, ECMC proudly opened the Russell J. Salvatore Orthopaedic Unit, the newest orthopedic, physical medicine, and rehabilitation facility in Western New York. With a focus on clinical expertise, compassionate care, and a commitment to the best orthopedic experiences, the Unit offers:

  • 22 private suites
  • A new rehabilitation gym
  • Specialized equipment
  • Medication room
  • Nutrition service
  • Patient family lounge
  • Patient education space

CONDITIONS & DISEASES    |    Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

The Department offers treatment for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Some of the conditions and diseases treated here include:

  • Severe musculoskeletal trauma
  • Arthritis and joint diseases
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetic complications
  • Occupational injuries
  • Gout
  • Tennis elbow
  • Heel spur
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Broken bones
  • Ankle injuries (including ankle sprain)
  • Neck injuries
  • Knee injuries (including torn meniscus)
  • Back injuries
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Chronic rotator cuff tears
  • Sports injuries
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TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES    |    Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Some of our primary areas of expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine include:

  • Arthritis surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Hip replacement
    • Traditional hip replacement
    • Anterior hip replacement
    • Posterior hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
    • Reverse total shoulder replacement
    • Anatomical shoulder replacement
  • Hand surgery
  • Fracture treatment
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Foot surgery and ankle surgery
  • Shoulder surgery

The right orthopedic treatment can make all the difference in helping patients live with less pain, more mobility and more independence. Our specialists offer a full range of expertise in orthopedics to bring a wide range of treatment options to our patients, including:

  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Fusion and arthrodesis (a common technique to alleviate pain or disability in a joint)
  • Osteotomy and realignment
  • Skin grafting (human or synthetic skin is used to close difficult wounds)
  • Rheumatology support
  • ACL reconstruction and other ACL surgeries
  • Tendon and ligament reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (shoulder surgery)
  • Artificial knee placement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Hip replacement therapy
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Ankle arthroscopy (a minimally invasive technique used for such problems as chronic inflammation, arthritis, and cartilage fracture)
  • Ankle stabilization
  • Bunion surgery
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Physical therapy

During the process, we coordinate all of your care, from pre-arrival to your full recovery. We also offer our patients a full range of on-site diagnostic and supportive care to avoid delays and frustration, including:

  • Lab work
  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • Rehabilitation

In addition, our team can refer you to third-party provider partners for:

  • Home care
  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Other orthopedic equipment and anything else you might need
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Conditions & Diseases

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CONDITIONS & DISEASES | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

The Department offers treatment for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Some of the conditions and diseases treated here include:

  • Severe musculoskeletal trauma
  • Arthritis and joint diseases
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetic complications
  • Occupational injuries
  • Gout
  • Tennis elbow
  • Heel spur
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Broken bones
  • Ankle injuries (including ankle sprain)
  • Neck injuries
  • Knee injuries (including torn meniscus)
  • Back injuries
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Chronic rotator cuff tears
  • Sports injuries

Treatments & Procedures

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TREATMENTS & PROCEDURES | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Some of our primary areas of expertise in orthopedics and sports medicine include:

  • Arthritis surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Hip replacement
    • Traditional hip replacement
    • Anterior hip replacement
    • Posterior hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
    • Reverse total shoulder replacement
    • Anatomical shoulder replacement
  • Hand surgery
  • Fracture treatment
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Foot surgery and ankle surgery
  • Shoulder surgery

The right orthopedic treatment can make all the difference in helping patients live with less pain, more mobility and more independence. Our specialists offer a full range of expertise in orthopedics to bring a wide range of treatment options to our patients, including:

  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Fusion and arthrodesis (a common technique to alleviate pain or disability in a joint)
  • Osteotomy and realignment
  • Skin grafting (human or synthetic skin is used to close difficult wounds)
  • Rheumatology support
  • ACL reconstruction and other ACL surgeries
  • Tendon and ligament reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (shoulder surgery)
  • Artificial knee placement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Hip replacement therapy
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Ankle arthroscopy (a minimally invasive technique used for such problems as chronic inflammation, arthritis, and cartilage fracture)
  • Ankle stabilization
  • Bunion surgery
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Physical therapy

During the process, we coordinate all of your care, from pre-arrival to your full recovery. We also offer our patients a full range of on-site diagnostic and supportive care to avoid delays and frustration, including:

  • Lab work
  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • Rehabilitation

In addition, our team can refer you to third-party provider partners for:

  • Home care
  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Other orthopedic equipment and anything else you might need

Our Doctors

Meet our dedicated team of doctors who comprise our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians, and work alongside our staff to deliver patient-centric health care.


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Philip Stegemann, MD
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