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Sports Medicine

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

Athletes of all ages and abilities can benefit from the expert sports medicine care available at Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics. Led by board-certified orthopedic surgeon Marc Pietropaoli, MD, his team delivers conservative and surgical care for patients in Skaneateles, New York, through in-person visits and telemedicine consultations. Experience the Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics advantage by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is an orthopedic specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries and medical care for athletes. 

Anyone who exercises regularly, participates in youth, amateur, or professional athletics, or enjoys playing pickup games can benefit from working with Dr. Pietropaoli and the team at Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.

The team includes professionals specializing in orthopedics, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, athletic training, and nutrition to give you an advantage when playing sports or recovering after an injury. 

Your care is tailored to your specific needs and athletic goals and the team supports you throughout your care so you can return to play as quickly as possible.

What sports medicine services are available?

At Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics, the team offers comprehensive care for athletes including:

  • Consultations, including telemedicine visits
  • Diagnostic testing, X-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs
  • Conservative care, including oral medications and joint injections
  • Physical therapy
  • MLS® Laser Therapy
  • Athletic training services
  • Sportsmetrics™ injury prevention
  • Throwing injury prevention programs
  • Throwing, golf, running and other video analyses
  • Strength and conditioning support
  • Fall prevention/vestibular rehabilitation
  • Complementary therapies, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy
  • Orthopedic surgery


The team takes an integrative approach and combines different types of therapies to address your injury or athletic challenges. Rather than a “one size fits all” approach, the team provides personalized support to help you feel and function at your best.

How can I prevent a sports injury?

If you're concerned about your risk of experiencing a sports injury, the team can help you identify areas of weakness, inflexibility, mechanical and/or balance issues and address them. 

During your initial consultation, Dr. Pietropaoli and his team will perform a thorough medical history and physical exam to understand the movements you use during athletic activities that could lead to injury.

After your evaluation, you work with the rehab team to strengthen your muscles, improve your mechanics, flexibility and joint range of motion, and address abnormal movements that put you at risk of injury.

This type of care is beneficial for all athletes, whether you're a gym regular, weekend golfer, or high-level athlete.

Do I need surgery for my sports injury?

Dr. Pietropaoli aims to use conservative and nonsurgical care for sports injuries whenever possible. If your injury requires surgery, he explains what to expect before, during, and after your surgery to have the best outcome possible.

Dr. Pietropaoli trained with world-renowned sports medicine specialist James R. Andrews, MD, where he learned cutting-edge techniques and rehab protocols for surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and other areas that can help you recover and return to your sport as quickly as possible.

To set up an in-person or telemedicine sports medicine appointment, call or book online now.