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SOS PLUS Walk-In Acute Ortho Injury Care in Liverpool remains closed until further notice. SOS PLUS DeWitt is open and operating with normal hours, weekdays 5pm-8:30pm and weekends 10am-2pm.
 

Office Appointments

Please notify SOS as soon as possible when you are unable to attend any of your scheduled appointments.  We ask for 48 hours advance notice when changing or canceling any appointment.  For your convenience this can be done by responding to our appointment reminder call, text, or email.  A fee which is not covered by insurance may be assessed should you change or cancel your appointment the same day or the day prior to your scheduled appointment.  Feel free to contact any one of our locations Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm. Thank you so much!

6 Steps to Protect Your Older Loved One from a Fall

Did you know that 1 in 4 older Americans fall every year? Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. See below for 6 easy steps to help reduce the likelihood of your older loved one from falling:

1. Enlist their support in taking simple steps to stay safe. Ask your older loved one if they’re concerned about falling.

2. Discuss their current health conditions.

3. Ask about their last eye checkup.

4. Notice if they’re holding onto walls, furniture, or someone else when walking or if they appear to have difficulty walking or arising from a chair.

5. Talk about their medications.

6. Do a walk-through safety assessment of their home.


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SOS Specialty Highlight: Spine

Four SOS surgeons specialize in spine surgery and perform the gamut of procedures for neck and back pain, including a variety of outpatient operations at the Specialists’ One-Day Surgery Center.

Whether it’s surgery, physical therapy from our Orthopedics and Sports Therapy team or non-operative care from our partners at New York Spine & Wellness, together we help relieve neck and back pain.

Learn how our spine team offers full spectrum spine surgery.

SOS MD BLOG: What is the Treatment for a Shoulder Dislocation?

Traumatic shoulder dislocations, like many other injuries, have different consequences and concerns in younger persons versus older individuals.  These differences greatly affect how we manage such injuries.

First, when an orthopedic surgeon uses the term "shoulder dislocation," we are specifically referring to an event in which the main ball and socket of the shoulder joint become disengaged - that is to say that the ball slips out of the socket.  (This is very different from another injury often called a "shoulder separation," which involves a sprain of the ligaments of the smaller collarbone joint at the top of the shoulder.)

The first priority of any shoulder dislocation is to relocate the joint.  This may occur at the emergency room and require the use of anesthesia or sedation to relax the patient.  Sometimes, a patient’s shoulder will dislocate and then spontaneously relocate when they move the arm themselves.  And occasionally, particularly for those of us who cover athletic contests, we may be able to relocate the shoulder right at the field. Regardless, once the shoulder is put back in place, initial treatment involves use of a sling, ice, pain medicine, and restriction of activities.  It is at that point that further treatment options diverge depending on the patient.

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CNY 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

SOS is proud to announce our partnership in the CNY 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge with the United Way of Central New York! This program will help open our eyes to issues such as race, power, and privilege in our community. Click the link below to join us in the strive towards racial equity:
cnyequity.org/signup

COVID-19 Safety and Procedure Updates

If you have an upcoming appointment or surgery and have traveled in the past 14 days to one of the designated restricted states, please call our office as soon as possible.

Click here to learn more about how SOS is handling COVID-19.

DID YOU HAVE A POSITIVE SOS EXPERIENCE?

Have you had a positive SOS experience that you would like to share? Click here for positive stories shared by SOS patients.

Please email your experience to:
communications@sosbones.com.
 
315-251-3100
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR SOS?

SOS is looking for topics the community is interested in hearing more about. We’ll then ask our orthopedic experts and share the answers with you.

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communications@sosbones.com.
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