Orthopedics

Specialty care tailored to the needs of our patients

Through its affiliation with Lake Placid Sports Medicine, Adirondack Health offers best-in class orthopedic care to residents of northern New York.

From broken bones to joint replacement to the unexpected sports injury, our orthopedic surgeons perform minimally invasive, arthroscopic procedures of the knee, hip, ankle, wrist, elbow and shoulder joints. Using the latest techniques, they also perform ligament and tendon repair, accomplished by grafting when necessary.

Common orthopedic procedures offered at AMC:

Arthroscopies
- Knee menisectomy, condroplasty, plica release, etc.
- Hip (labral repairs & debridements)
- Ankle debridements
- Wrist
- Elbow
- Shoulder (rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs, decompressions, biceps tenodesis)
Bunionectomies
Carpal tunnel & cubital tunnel release
Hammertoe correction
Joint manipulation
Knee, shoulder and hip replacement (including anterior hip replacement)
Lateral epicondyl release
Ligament reconstructions (Achilles, ACL, PCL & MCL)
Triangulo Fibro Cartilage Complex (TFCC) repair/debridement
Trigger finger release
Ulnar nerve transposition
Various bursectomies
Repairs of fractures, ligamental & tendinous injuries

Olympic Connection


Adirondack Health is part of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network, an affiliation of national and regional medical centers that provide care to elite U.S. athletes. Through the network athletes receive orthopedic care, primary medical and dental care, neurosurgery and more. Meeting the needs of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes who live, train and compete in our area is an integral part of what Adirondack Health does. We are equally committed to providing gold medal care to our local athletes, whose passions range from skiing to school athletics and everything in between.

In addition, Dr. Byrne is part of the U.S. Olympic Committee medical delegation with responsibility to U.S. luge, bobsled, and skeleton athletes for the 2014 Winter Games. He is also the Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and USA Luge team.

Joint Class


Many of our patients come for short-term rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery; we encourage these patients to participate in the pre-surgery education program at Adirondack Medical Center.