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​Upstate Orthopedics

Our specialty-driven, one-on-one approach to care is extremely effective for solving each patient’s individual orthopedic problem. Upstate Orthopedics does not offer cookie-cutter, volume-oriented medicine, but rather, individualized, expert advice and treatment, no matter if your orthopedic problem requires physical therapy, simple rest, or surgery. From the simplest of fractures to the most complex orthopedic condition, Upstate Orthopedics takes care of it all.

​Daryll C. Dykes, PhD, MD, JD
Adult and Pediatric Spine

Dr. Dykes is an internationally-recognized leader in adult and pediatric spine surgery, offering the full spectrum of care from the most advanced minimally invasive techniques to complex spinal reconstructive procedures.  Dr. Dykes specializes in the treatment of pain and dysfunction associated with scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and other deformities of the spine; spinal degeneration, disc herniations, and spinal stenosis; and tumors, infections, and injuries of the neck, mid-back and low-back.

​Matthew G. Scuderi, MD
Sports Medicine

Dr. Scuderi is board certified and fellowship trained in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.  He specializes in the treatment of shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle injuries.  These include injuries such as ligament tears, tendon tears, fractures, as well as cartilage injuries and arthritic conditions.  Dr. Scuderi offers comprehensive assessment and treatment amongst all age groups.   Dr. Scuderi is an Associate Professor at Upstate Medical University, teaching resident physicians and medical students.

​Emil Azer, MD
Orthopedic Trauma and Joint Replacement

Dr. Azer is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic trauma and adult joint replacement surgery. His clinical interests include orthopedic trauma, pelvic and acetabular fractures, complex peri-articular fractures, adult reconstruction, hip and knee arthroplasty, revision surgery, and post traumatic reconstruction. Dr. Azer’s surgical expertise includes the most up to date implants and techniques for hip and knee replacements, performing traditional in-patient joint replacements as well as using state-of-the-art technology like the MAKO-Robotic-Arm assisted procedure, and same day out patient joint replacement procedures.

​Robert A. Sherman, MD
Joint Replacement/Reconstruction

Dr. Sherman is board certified and fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery and total joint arthroplasty. He has particular interests in lower extremity joint reconstruction, including minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, partial knee replacements, revision joint replacements, and management of fractures and injuries around joint replacement. His interests also include operative and non-operative management of arthritis, fractures, and general orthopedics. Dr. Sherman’s surgical expertise includes the most up to date implants and techniques for hip and knee replacements, performing traditional in-patient joint replacements as well as using state-of-the-art technology like the MAKO-Robotic-Arm assisted procedure, and same day out patient joint replacement procedures.

​Michael J. Schreck, MD
Hand, Wrist, & Upper Extremity

Dr. Schreck specializes in treatment of all patients with hand and upper extremity orthopedic issues. He treats injuries from the shoulder to the fingertips, including fractures, sports-related injuries, arthritis, and nerve injuries. He has particular interests in peripheral nerve surgery. His research interests include dynamic, motion capture assessment of pathologic states of the upper extremity, in addition to the role of 3D printing in the management of upper extremity injuries and rehabilitation.

​Scott M. VanValkenburg, MD
Foot and Ankle

Dr. VanValkenburg is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in all aspects of orthopedic foot and ankle care, including lower extremity traumatic injuries as well as foot and ankle reconstruction, ankle replacement, and deformity correction. He also has particular interests in treating sports related ankle injuries including ligament reconstruction as well as ankle arthroscopy and managing arthritic and post-traumatic disease of the foot and ankle.  His research interests encompass many different facets of foot and ankle surgery including perioperative risk prevention and total ankle replacements.

​Matthew Burnett, PA
Sports Medicine

Matt Burnett is a certified PA specializing in Orthopedics and sports medicine. He works closely with all of our Orthopedic physicians with his focus in the treatment of all sports related injuries, including injuries such as ligament tears, tendon tears, fractures, as well as cartilage injuries and arthritic conditions.

​Zachary Vredenburgh, MD
Sports Medicine

​Dr. Zachary D. Vredenburgh is the latest addition to the growing team of orthopedic specialists at Upstate Orthopedics. A graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Vredenburgh went on to earn his medical degree at Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson, and completed his Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Southern California. He most recently completed a secondary Fellowship in Complex Hip Surgery at Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland, an internationally recognized center for orthopedic development and research.

Dr. Vredenburgh specializes in the treatment of sports medicine injuries with a focus on arthroscopic and open treatment of problems of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He has a particular interest in the treatment of the young adult hip, including procedures to preserve the hip joint such as hip arthroscopy.

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