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Non-Surgical Treatment

Marc P Pietropaoli, M.D. -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Marc P Pietropaoli, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist serving the areas of Skaneateles, Syracuse & Auburn NY

When you’re dealing with a sports injury, knee pain, or shoulder pain and want to avoid surgery, the team at Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics can help. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Marc Pietropaoli, MD, understands the potential risks and stress that can come with surgery and aims to provide nonsurgical treatment options whenever possible. The practice in Skaneateles, New York, includes non-physician providers (N.P., P.A), nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists and nutrition specialists on staff to help you feel and move pain-free. Set up an in-person or telemedicine consultation to discuss your options today. You can call the office or book online.

Non-Surgical Treatment

When should I see a doctor for my sports injury or joint pain?

Dr. Pietropaoli and the team work with all types of athletes, from “weekend warriors to youth sports to professionals. If you’ve experienced a sports injury that isn’t healing after a couple of weeks or you’re dealing with chronic joint pain, care is available.

The team also offers extensive injury prevention programs to help you avoid pain and stay in the game as long as possible.

What types of nonsurgical treatment can help with my pain?

At Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, the team offers:

MLS® Laser Therapy

MLS Laser Therapy is a type of healing Class 4 laser that delivers energy to injured tissues in your joints to help your body heal itself.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP injections use your own blood platelets to speed up the healing process when dealing with sports injuries, chronic pain, or recovery after surgery.

Bone Marrow Aspirate Cells (BMAC) therapy

Bone Marrow is aspirated right in the office in a minimally invasive fashion with a small trochar/needle that concentrates the bone marrow which has stem cells and other cells that help the stem cells in it.  The BMAC can be used on its own or alongside PRP to promote healing on a cellular level.

Joint injections

Joint injections containing cortisone, anesthetics, and hyaluronic acid can relieve pain and inflammation in injured joints.

Sportsmetrics™ injury prevention

Sportsmetrics is a scientifically proven conditioning,exercise and stretching program to help greatly prevent ACL tears primarily in female athletes. The exercises can be modified to address injury prevention for men, too.

Fall prevention program

Using evidence-based guidelines and specialized testing equipment, the team can help improve your strength and balance to prevent falls and associated injuries.

Physical therapy

Using science based protocols, the physical therapy and rehabilitation team develops a customized plan for you to recover after an injury or surgery or prevent future injuries.

Nutritional counseling

Nutritional counseling can help you lose weight, reduce inflammation, and recover more quickly after surgery or tough workouts.

Your treatment plan is personalized based on your diagnosis, pain levels, injury prevention goals, and favorite spots or athletic activities to help you move and feel your best.

How many rehab sessions do I need to recover from my injury?

To determine how many rehab sessions or visits you need to recover from your injury, Dr. Pietropaoli performs a thorough physical exam and may recommend X-rays or an MRI, both of which are available in the office.  Dr. Pietropaoli directly communicates and collaborates with the rehabilitation team to come up with a personalized treatment plan.

In many cases, you begin with multiple rehab sessions in one week before spacing your visits out weekly or monthly, depending on your diagnosis and treatment plan.

Set up an in-person or telemedicine consultation and find out how nonsurgical treatment can benefit you. You can call the office or schedule your visit online now.