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Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center

The Goal

The Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center (AOSC) is comprised of leading specialists in the surgical repair, revision and replacement of joints-especially the most complex cases.  The AOSC is referred to as a "hospital within a hospital" because every person on the unit-from nurses to physical therapists-specializes in the treatment and care of orthopedic patients exclusively. That specialization, combined with the latest technology, highly-trained orthopedic surgeons and personalized therapy services creates a cohesive, multidisciplinary team dedicated to restoring patients to health and mobility.

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Expertise and Innovation

As Chief of Orthopedics, Dr. Krackow and his team have been leading the nation in computer-assisted total knee replacement since 1997. Dr. Krackow invented a system to help surgeons make more precise decisions regarding joint placement, and Buffalo General was home to the first surgery in the world to use that innovative technology. Called the Stryker Knee Navigation System, it dramatically improves a surgeon’s precision during a knee replacement procedure by using a real-time information-processing system that provides in-depth information when it matters most: during surgery. The system assists the surgeon in properly aligning the implant, which establishes a higher degree of accuracy and control.

Collectively, the orthopedic team has decades of experience in helping to return individuals to the most comfortable, mobile life possible.