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St. Lawrence Health's orthopedic services, with office consultation locations in Canton, Gouverneur, and Massena, and surgical services in Potsdam, is proud to deliver the highest quality personalized care to our patients. Our team of surgeons, doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and therapists works to restore your mobility, increase your vitality, and help you return to an active and pain-free life. We tailor each patient's course of orthopedic treatment to their condition, their life, and their goals. Our mission: getting you back to where you want to be.

Whether a problem with joints, bones, muscles, and tendons keeps you from peak performance, or just keeps you from lifting your grandchildren, our team of orthopedic and sports medicine specialists can help. We are the only orthopedics and sports medicine program in St. Lawrence County with a specialist in hand surgery and pediatric orthopedic surgery. Our surgeons are skilled in evaluating and treating a wide range of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The Orthopedics' suite has on-site imaging capability, a casting room, and hand therapy. Consultations with specialists in pain medicine, podiatry, and rehabilitation medicine specialists are also available as part of the team approach to keeping you in the game.  

Call (315) 261-5850 for more information.

New St Lawrence Health System Greenfield building in Canton, NY
St. Lawrence Health System Medical Campus (Canton)

Our offices are located at the SLHS Medical Campus in Canton. We are proud to offer our patients this state-of-the art facility.

Dr. Kneifel with Shoulder x-ray diagram

Learn about the numerous orthopedic conditions that can affect your muscles, bones, and joints. 

Find the best treatment for your injury. 

We know you have questions. We have answers.

Personalized Orthopedic Care

Maybe you’re a college athlete. Maybe you’re an active senior. Maybe you do manual, repetitive work – or maybe you spend your days hunched at a computer or sitting at a desk.  We know that no two patients are exactly alike, and that is why we tailor your course of treatment to your health, your life, and your goals. Because getting better can mean running a marathon, playing with your grandkids, or anything in between – and we will work to get you there.

Bedros Bakirtzian MD, FRCS
Bedros Bakirtzian
Robert S Cummings MD
Robert Cummings, MD
Richard Finch PA-C
Richard Finch, PA-C - Canton, NY Orthopedics Physician's Assistant - St Lawrence Health System
Jeffrey Haasbeek MD, FRCSC
Jeffrey Haasbeek, MD
Thomas W Kneifel MD, FRCS
Thomas W. Kneifel, MD, FRCS - Canton, NY Orthopedic Surgeon - St Lawrence Health System
Lisa T McDonald NP
Lisa McDonald, NP-C - Potsdam, NY Nurse Practitioner - St Lawrence Health System
Kristin M Miller NP
Kristin M. Miller, NP - Canton, NY Nurse Practitioner - St Lawrence Health System
Sheryl Movsas DO, FAAPMR
Sheryl Movsas, DO, FAAPMR
Christin Powers PA
Christin Powers, PA - Potsdam, NY Physician Assistant - St Lawrence Health System
John B Savage MD
John  B. Savage, Jr., MD - Canton, NY Orthopedic Surgeon - St Lawrence Health System