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The new UR Medicine Center for Orthopaedics and Physical Performance combines clinical care, research, education, and community wellness under one roof to create an orthopaedics center unlike any other in the Northeast. With our strengths in education, research, and care, we are well-poised to lead this effort.

We can help patients restore AND enhance function: whether they are recovering from injury or managing a chronic disease, or want to improve their fitness and maximize their physical performance.


Now Open: Advanced Imaging, Procedure Suite, and Surgery Center

Opening Information


By the Numbers


Square feet

Largest off-campus project in the history of the University.


Exam Rooms

Triple the size of our current Clinton Crossing location.


Operating Rooms

Can be expanded to 14 to meet the needs of our community.


Training Space

Skills lab will be 5x the size of the DeHaven Skills Lab.

Video Walkthrough

This new center will allow your multi-disciplinary care team to collaborate better than ever before. You will have access to all the specialty care you need under one roof, including orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine & rehabilitation, advanced imaging, advanced physical therapy and performance training, and state of the art computerized motion analysis.


Key Features

Operating room

Designed for You by Our Surgeons
The orthopaedics-dedicated surgery center we’re building will be a first for western New York, and an important step into a future with more orthopaedic surgeries moving from hospitals to outpatient settings. Who knows better than surgeons how operating rooms should function? That’s why our orthopaedic surgeons participated in designing the operating spaces. Another first for our area: operating rooms that feature Synergy’s Clean Cube™ technology, which uses modular, pre-engineered materials to create a surgical space that promotes the highest level of infection prevention for patient safety.

Same-Day Total Joint Replacement
Not long ago, joint replacement surgery required a week’s hospital stay, but thanks to innovations in surgical procedures, pain management, post-operative care and rehabilitation, many people can have outpatient joint replacement and go home within a 24-hour period. No hospital stay, no overnights in a rehab facility: Home. It’s possible because we’ve worked out all the details for patients’ care, safety and comfort: our patient navigators and CareSense™ patient portal help patients thoroughly prepare for surgery. Our outpatient surgery center will feature a comfortable space for post-operative rest and recovery. And once you’re home, we coordinate all the post-operative tele-visits and office check-ups, along with in-home physical therapy, for your successful recovery.

23-hour joint replacement

Motion Lab
To a parent, there’s nothing more thrilling than seeing a baby learn to walk. Our team is just as passionate about the miracle of human motion and helping people of all ages regain it when injury or illness takes it away. Department founder Plato Schwartz started the first Motion Lab back in 1926 to study the intricacies of human locomotion – to better understand movement disorders and how to treat them. His lab consulted with shoe manufacturers to make more comfortable, supportive footwear for everyone – more importantly, he and his researchers gained understanding of gait challenges for people with polio and cerebral palsy.  Schwartz’s findings are helping patients today with gait challenges from stroke, injury, and a host of other conditions. The new gait analysis lab will use the most advanced technologies available to diagnose gait disorders and provide personalized physical therapy, assistive devices, and treatments to help patients achieve their best movement.

Motion lab

Skills lab

Skills Lab
The DeHaven Surgical Skills Lab is a defining feature of the University of Rochester Orthopaedic Surgical Residency program. At a time when more and more traditional, “open” surgeries are performed arthroscopically, it’s essential for trainees to have access to the very best surgical training to acquire these complex skills. Surgical simulators offer foundational training that prepares residents for real-world operating room experience. Named for one of our department’s pioneers, Kenneth DeHaven, M.D., the new skills lab will be five times the size of the current space. More space means added room for advanced equipment, and expanded training experiences. The skills lab is an important factor in many residents choosing our program for their orthopaedic skills residency, and we’re proud that many of the nation’s best orthpaedic providers trained here in Rochester. Many of them chose to stay in our region following graduation – ensuring expert care is available for future generations of western New Yorkers.