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When you choose UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, you get a winning team.

Led by Sports Medicine Director Tony Surace, M.Ed., A.T.C., our team of sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists and physical therapists works together seamlessly. We have the resources to provide medical professionals on-site every time a player is at risk for injury or illness.

Medical Director William M. Wind, Jr., M.D., is a clinical assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University at Buffalo and director of the Western New York Cartilage Restoration Center.  Dr. Wind is the head team physician for University at Buffalo Bulls NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball and assistant team physician for UB Bulls Football. He previously worked with the NFL Cleveland Browns and NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

Primary Care Sports Physician Scott R. Darling, M.D., is head team physician for the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League and University at Buffalo Bulls Wrestling and assistant team physician for UB Bulls Football.  Dr. Darling also directs the Concussion Clinic at UB Orthopaedics in Niagara.

Success in athletics revolves around one’s ability to integrate speed, agility, core strength and muscle endurance to perform at the top of one’s game.  At the Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program we use a combination of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) along with Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) to design optimal workouts that help you achieve your highest level of performance.

Enrollment information is in our Sports Performance Information Packet.

New at the Competitive EDGE is our ACL Bridge Program for patients returning to athletic activities following surgical repair of the anterior cruciate ligament.

For more information about our services, including concussion prevention and management, call Memorial's Sports Medicine Hotline at (716) 803-5943. 

To learn about athletic training services, view these recent television shows featuring members of our sports medicine staff.

To learn more about concussion prevention, recognition and treatment view this video on Concussions in Hockey and view this video on concussion management in athletics.  To review recent research published by our team on the topic of "Evaluation of the Zurich Guidelines and Exercise Testing for Return to Play in Adolescents Following Concussion" please visit the Concussion Clinic page.

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