What is a Meniscus Tear?

What is a Meniscus? One of the most commonly injured parts of the knee; the meniscus is a wedge-like rubbery cushion where the major bones of your leg connect. Meniscal cartilage curves like the letter “C” at the inside and outside of each knee. A...
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What is a Rotator Cuff Tear?

What is the Rotator Cuff?
The shoulder is a very complex joint; it is also the most mobile joint in the body. The mobility in the shoulder occurs because the joint is not held together by the bones,rather the muscles, tendons, and ligaments hold the...
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What is an ACL Tear?

What is the ACL? The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a major ligament in the knee that helps stabilize the knee. It is a strong ligament inside your knee that allows you to turn, cut, twist and pivot. There are four ligaments that connect the...
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Northtowns Orthopedics Ellicottville Office Ski Season Hours

We at Northtowns Orthopedics are providing extended physician hours at our Ellicottville office location during the ski / snowboarding season.   One of our orthopedic physicians is available in our office conveniently located near the base of the mountain in Holiday Valley. Our Ski Season hours of...
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Ski and Snowboarding Injury Prevention

We all knew the snow was eventually going to return to western New York.  Now that the slopes are white many of us will be heading to the southtown's for some skiing and snowboarding fun.  Although winter sports are considered safe sports, unexpected injuries...
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Making an Appointment

Make an Appointment: Help us help you- book an appointment with one of our Orthopedic Surgeons. You’ve finally had enough of the pain. You’re ready to book an appointment.  At Northtowns Orthopedics, our skilled scheduling staff is here to help you in matching...
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