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We focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculo-skeletal system, including joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Located at the Auburn Medical Building next to Auburn Community Hospital, with whom we are affiliated, our program is split between two office suites that are fully suited to meet the needs of our patients.
FRACTURE CARE AND SURGERY
FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY
HAND AND UPPER EXTREMITY SURGERY
The Auburn Orthopedic Specialists team offers leading-edge care close to home. With expertise in a variety of fields ranging from hand and wrist surgery to sports medicine and joint replacement, we’re proud to provide patients the opportunity to have orthopedic issues treated locally at Auburn Community Hospital.
Michael G. Wilson, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr Wilson specializes in general orthopedic patients with an emphasis on traumatic injuries and foot and ankle issues. He is a native Californian, completing medical and residency training at University of Southern California / Los Angeles County Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Adult Orthopedic Reconstruction at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the West Roxbury Veteran’s Hospital and the Faulkner Hospital in Boston. He also founded the Harvard Fellowship in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery in 1995, training fellows and Harvard residents in Foot and Ankle surgery. He has recently spent eight years as the chair of the surgery governance committee at Cayuga Medical Center. Dr. Wilson is excited to join the Orthopedic Surgery staff at Auburn Community Hospital. He looks forward to contributing to the growth of surgery volume and enhancing the Orthopedic Department.
Education: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Fellowship: Adult Orthopedic Reconstruction, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital
Residency: University of Southern California / Los Angeles County Medical Center
Board Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: 77 Nelson Street, Suite 120, Auburn, NY 13021
Daniel Alexander, MD, Chief Administrative Officer
Dr. Daniel Alexander is the founder of Finger Lakes Bone and Joint and Open MRI of the Finger Lakes. Dr. Alexander sold the practice and the Open MRI to Rochester Regional Health in 2016. Born and raised in Buffalo and a former Lieutenant in the Buffalo Fire Department, Dr. Alexander received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His orthopedic training was completed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Alexander specializes in joint replacement surgery, sports surgery, including arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee and rotator cuff repair. He also specializes in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and takes care of many work related injuries. In 2022, he joined Auburn Orthopedic Specialists Practice (AOS) that is affiliated with Auburn Community Hospital. While there, he will continue to provide high-level orthopedic care as part of an active and growing orthopedic group. Dr. Alexander resides locally with his wife Gail and his four children.
As a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Daniel Alexander stays on the cutting edge of Orthopedic care in the Finger Lakes. Besides being an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Alexander’s personal passion is helping the underprivileged.
Most recently Newark-Wayne Hospital has named their E.R. department after Dr. Daniel Alexander. Dr. Alexander made the largest donation in the history of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital — and the hospital has named its new emergency department in his honor. The hospital is paying tribute to one of the community’s most respected and accomplished physicians. Dr. Alexander recently started a scholarship at the University at Buffalo Medical School, his alma mater which allows students from the inner city to attend UB Medical School. He and his wife Gail also helped build a new community center in Seneca Babcock, his childhood neighborhood in Buffalo, NY. He was also involved in the building of Geneva, NY Boys and Girls Club.
Education: University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine (1999)
Internship: Henry Ford Hospital (2000)
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital Orthopedics (2004)
Board Certifications: Orthopedic Surgery
Memberships & Affiliations: International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member
Robert Nolan, MD
Dr. Nolan is a board certified, fellowship trained, Orthopedic Spine surgeon. He received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a fellowship and his residency training in orthopaedic spine surgery and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Buffalo Medical School. He has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Nolan specializes in neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery including adult degenerative spinal surgery, spinal deformity surgery, spine trauma and less invasive spinal procedures.
Kathi F. Teixeria, MD
Dr. Teixeira is a Board Certified Orthopaedist, specializing in the hand and wrist. She received her MD from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse and completed her residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Albany Medical College. Dr. Teixeira did a fellowship in Hand/Microsurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Fellowship: Hand / Microsurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Board Certifications: Orthopedic Surgery
Location: Auburn Memorial Medical Building, Suite 210
Maria Iannolo, MD
Dr. Iannolo is an orthopedic trauma surgeon who treats fractures in patients of all ages, with a particular interest in pelvic fractures and complex peri-articular fractures. She also specializes in treating fractures that heal incorrectly, with training in post-traumatic limb reconstruction and hip and knee arthroplasty.
Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C.
Fellowship: Orthopedic Trauma, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Board Certifications: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Location: 77 Nelson Street, Suite 120, Auburn, NY 13021
Christopher Wang, DO
Dr. Christopher Wang is an orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine. He trained in Fort Lauderdale, FL, for residency and did his fellowship for sports medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Wang grew up in San Diego, California, and received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Along with his experience in general orthopedic care, he has a special interest in sports-related injuries and treatment. He has experience covering the Pittsburgh Pirates, USA Rugby, USL Soccer, and high school football during his fellowship year. Dr. Wang has as focus on shoulder, hip, and knee injuries and is trained in a variety of arthroscopic and open procedures for these areas. He also has training in shoulder replacement surgeries for trauma or arthritis.
Education: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (2011-2015)
Fellowship: Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2020-2021)
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Broward Health Medical Center (2015-2020)
Memberships: American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Osteopathic Academy
Location: Auburn Memorial Medical Building, Suite 130
Getting a precise knee implant fit is important to your comfort and overall experience following knee replacement surgery. The ROSA Knee robot uses data collected before and during surgery to inform our surgical team of many details related to your unique anatomy that may affect your implant fit. By using this data to make more informed decisions, we are able to plan and carry out a personalized surgery based upon your individual needs.
Benefits of robotic knee replacement include:
1. Wehner, Eleanor, and Olivier Boisvert. “Why Use X-Ray over Computed Tomography: ROSA(R) Knee Pre-Operative Planning.” Zimmer Biomet, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2019. 2. Parratte, S., et al. Accuracy of New Robotically-assisted Technique for Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Study. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 34(11): 2799-2803, 2019. 3. Seidenstein A, Birmingham M, Foran J, Ogden S. Better accuracy and reproducibility of a new robotically-assisted system for total knee arthroplasty compared to conventional instrumentation: a cadaveric study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 May 24. doi: 1007/s00167-020- 06038-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32448945. Cadaveric testing is not necessarily indicative of clinical performance. 4. Kayani B, Haddad FS. Robotic total knee arthroplasty: clinical outcomes and directions for future research. Bone Joint Res. 2019;8(10):438-442. Published 2019 Nov 2. doi:10.1302/2046-3758.810.BJR-2019-0175. 5. Marchand RC, Sodhi N, Khlopas A, et al. Patient satisfaction outcomes after robotic arm-assisted total knee arthroplasty: a short-term evaluation. J Knee Surg 2017;30:849-853.
Auburn Orthopaedic Specialists is proud to offer highly advanced robotic-arm assisted joint replacement with Stryker’s Mako SmartRobotics™ System. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements are performed, by helping our surgeons to know more and cut less.
Mako SmartRobotics™ combines three key components – 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop™ haptic technology and insightful data analytics, into one platform that has shown better outcomes for total knee, total hip and partial knee patients. In addition, this technology increases the potential for our patients to experience less pain, less need for opiate analgesics, less need for inpatient physical therapy, reduction in length of hospital stay, improved knee flexion and greater soft tissue protection in comparison to manual techniques.
Our Total Joint Replacement program provides an easy to navigate, step by step program for joint replacement. Auburn Orthopaedic Specialists, in collaboration with Auburn Community Hospital’s professional staff and the Finger Lakes Center for Living short-term rehabilitation program, are ready as a team to provide convenient and efficient service.
The Osteoporosis Program was developed by Auburn Orthopaedic Specialists to provide patients a comprehensive evaluation of osteoporosis. The evaluation will examine the patient’s history, nutrition, balance and fall prevention as well as a DEXA or bone mineral density review. It will explore treatment options and make recommendations to the patients. The program will also include evaluation for secondary causes, if needed, and x-ray evaluation if indicated. Patients can be self referred or provider referred.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, is a common condition that affects more than 12 million people, with an additional 2.6 million people diagnosed every year. If you’ve experienced the pain, tingling, or weakness that can occur with CTS, you know how debilitating it can be, and how much it can affect your work and personal life. Those days are over!
Thanks to a low profile, safe, and effective instrument called the SX-One MicroKnife® — and ultrasound guidance—we can perform CTR in a matter of minutes, using only a small (4-5 mm) wrist incision. After the procedure, you’ll be able to resume activities as tolerated. And most patients can return to work and the activities they love within 3-6 days.
Significant benefits include:1,2
1. Henning PT, Yang L, Awan T, et al. Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release: preliminary clinical results. J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Nov;37(11):2699-2706. 2. Rojo-Manaute JM, Capa-Grasa A, Chana-Rodriguez F, et al. Ultraminimally invasive sonographically guided carpal tunnel release: a randomized clinical trial. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jun;35(6):1149-1157t SX-One MicroKnife is a registered trademark of Sonex Health, Inc.
Auburn Orthopaedics offers a combination of skilled physicians and advanced technologies that provide new quality orthopedic care to the community. With expertise in a variety of fields ranging from hand and wrist surgery to sports medicine to joint replacement, our providers can meet the majority of patients’ orthopaedic needs at Auburn Community Hospital. No need to drive to Syracuse for your orthopaedic care, we have the professionals right in your backyard and are currently accepting new patients.
The expertise of our providers is matched by the leading-edge technologies available for orthopaedic care, ranging from advanced MRI to minimally invasive surgery.
ACH’s state-of-the-art 128-slice CT Scanner takes advantage of the latest advances in CT imaging technology to provide increased speed and detailed information, better diagnostic care, greater convenience and improved patient comfort.
ACH’s Magnetom Verio 3T MRI offers our patients the most advanced technology combined with added comfort that is made possible by the 70cm Open Bore (opening of the scanner).
ROSA Robotics uses data collected before and during your surgery to inform our team of many details related to your unique anatomy that may affect your implant fit. By using this data to make more informed decisions, we are able to plan for and carry out a personalized surgery based upon your individual needs.
Mako SmartRobotics™ is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip. Mako uses a 3D CT-based planning software that allows our team to know more about your anatomy in order to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan.
The following links will take you to patient resources on the main Auburn Community Hospital website.
Auburn Orthopaedic Specialists is conveniently located on the first and second floors of the Auburn Medical Building, on the corner of Nelson and Lansing Streets, next to Auburn Community Hospital. Free parking is available in the hospital parking garage.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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