Elite Orthopedics of the Southern Alleghenies
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What Our Patients are Saying

quote icon   "I want to take a moment and thank you all for taking such good care of me during my recent spinal fusion and recovery. I can't say the surgery was fun, but to be free from back pain, neck pain, and weakness made it absolutely worth the temporary pain of surgery. This was my second spinal fusion, and while I do enjoy and appreciate our interactions, I know you will understand when I say that I hope the only time we will see each other again is when I'm visiting my friends or family whom I have recommended to your practice."

With humor and appreciation, and good health, John R. Emigh (46 years old, Tyrone resident)

quote icon   "I suffered from back pain and required surgery. Thanks to UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopaedics, I'm back on my feet again and enjoying a pain-free lifestyle! The physicians at UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopaedics care about you and your health. They are willing to go the extra mile to help you be whole again."

Linda L. Murray, Age 67, Tyrone

quote icon   "I've had both my left and right hips replaced by UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopaedics. I'm now able to walk again without pain and limping. Everyone is very professional and friendly; they were so helpful and would do anything for me. I would definitely recommend UPMC Altoona Orthopaedics to family and friends. The physicians will do a perfect surgery. I would never consider going anywhere else."

Richard Hockenos, Age 62, Ashville

quote icon   "I had a compression fracture that required surgery by UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopaedics. The physicians and staff were clear when they were communicating my choices. They offer a caring attitude, knowledge, and expertise. I had an excellent experience and was very pleased with the results. I would return to UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopaedics in a minute should I have more problems."

— Marion Wright, Age 95, Hollidaysburg

quote icon   "I underwent a spinal fusion surgery by UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopaedics, where titanium rods were implanted and bone fragments were removed. I would (and do) recommend UPMC Altoona Elite Orthopaedics to family and friends because the practice did such an excellent job in treating my symptoms and resolving my back issues. For the first time in many years, I am pain free!"

— Sara Weamer, Age 59, East Freedom