We’re pivoting back to telling the great stories of orthopedic surgeons for this episode. Marc Pietropaoli, MD is a brother from another orthopedic laser mother, as the one who turned Dr. Sigman onto utilizing laser as an alternative treatment modality for acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. We discuss how laser has changed their practice and impacting patients in a positive way.
Dr. Pietropaoli is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine. He is recognized as one of the leading sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons in Upstate New York. As the founder of Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics in Skaneateles, NY, Dr. Pietropaoli has built an innovative clinical practice that is driven by outstanding customer service.
-Dr. Pietropaoli’s fellowship at The Andrews Institute and learning about the teamwork needed to optimize patient and athlete outcomes.
-Dr. Pietropaoli influenced Dr. Sigman in utilizing laser in clinical practice. We discuss how lasers work on acute and chronic orthopedic conditions by decreasing inflammation, increasing blood flow to the area, inhibiting nerve fibers and stimulating the powerhouse cells of mitochondria. There are more and more studies coming out on lasers, along with a recommendation for laser therapy in the AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee released earlier this month. Lasers are listed in the AAOS guidelines as FDA-approved laser treatment may be used to improve pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The full AAOS Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee can be found here.
Find out more about Dr. Marc Pietropaoli here.
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