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Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Knee Surgery
Elbow Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Sports Medicine (Upper Extremity)
Sports Medicine (Lower Extremity)

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Monroeville Surgical Center
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Presbyterian
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
387 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Office Phone:
(412) 687-3900


Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


MD, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

Hospital for Special Surgery,
New York, NY

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June 27, 2017

great work

June 27, 2017

Just overall impressed from the start on every aspect of my child's injury

June 22, 2017

always exceptional, sincere and knowledgeable! I have recommended patients to him.

June 22, 2017

great provider and staff

June 22, 2017

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to have a younger, male physician partly or wholly dismiss what I, an elderly woman, have to say. To his credit, both Dr. Musahl and the medical student who took my initial information, listened carefully to my reporting of symptoms, answered all my questions fully, came to a diagnosis and gave me suggestions for treatment. At no time did I feel he was dismissive of me. In fact, quite the opposite. I felt he valued what I had to say and incorporated my input into his decision making. He is friendly and professional. I noted he treated the cohort of medical students who accompanied him on rounds with respect, too. I highly recommend him and will continue to see him if follow up is required.

June 20, 2017


June 20, 2017

I would drive out of my way to go see Dr. Musahl before going to another provider. His entire team is so compassionate and truly took the time to make sure I was recovering after my knee surgery. He ensured me that surgery was what I needed, and made an uncomfortable situation more bearing. Even a year after my surgery, I have been able to make more progress. Because of the surgery on my knee, I have been able to continue to lose weight and have a lot more good day than bad. Before my surgery I had more bad than good.

June 13, 2017

Dr. Musahl is an extremely nice person and everyone I have dealt with is more than accommodating.

May 30, 2017

Dr. Musahl was personable, friendly and knowledgeable. His staff (secretary especially) went out of their way for me, got insurance approvals right away and scheduled my mri and follow up promptly. Their customer service and kindness is first class.

May 25, 2017

I think Volker Musahl is a GREAT PROFESSIONAL . I can't say enough good things about him . My only disappointment from this most recent visit was that he recommended therapy instead of surgery to repair / eliminate the pain . My shoulder pain won't allow me to stay asleep at night. As such , I get minimal rest each and every day . I suppose that's standard procedure ... therapy before surgery ; but , my hunch is whoever dictates that procedure would have gotten surgery and foregone the sleepless / painful nights .