Tri-State Orthopaedics provides the Pittsburgh region with the most advanced orthopaedic care for sports-related injuries, general orthopedic problems and occupational injuries.Jack Failla, Victor Thomas, Paul Liefeld, Brian Jewell, Mark Langhans, Steve Kann, Steven Kann, Jeff Kann, Jeffrey Kann, Gerard Werries, John Christoforetti, Mike Pagnotto, Michael Pagnotto,Physician, physicians, surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic doctor, orthopedic physician, bones, ortho, Pittsburgh, North Hills, Seven Fields, Fox Chapel, Robinson Twp, Tri-State Orthopaedics, sports medicine, orthopaedic, orthopedic, orthopedics, board certified, surgeons, fellowship training, team physician, tristateortho, tri-state physical therapy, TSPT, ACP, PRP, therapy, EMG, nerve conduction studies,hand, finger, wrist, elbow, upper extremity surgery, minimally invasive surgery, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, foot, ankle, foot, toe, injuries, pain, athletic injuries, shoulder, knee, arthroscopic surgery, hip, repair, reconstruction, total joint replacement, revision surgery, spine, back, neck, fracture care, fractures, DJD, degenerative joint disease, mini-incision surgery, micro-surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational injuries, Sprain, Strain, Bursitis, Tendon, Tendinitis, Tendinosis, Instability, Impingement Syndrome, Minimally-Invasive Surgery, Micro-Surgery, Arthroscopy, Knee Scope, Shoulder Scope, Synvisc, Supartz, viscosupplementation, injections of the knee, joint injections,Rotator Cuff Tears, Bankart Tears, SLAP Tears, Biceps Tendinopathy, Subacromial Impingement, Adhesive Capsulitis, Frozen Shoulder, Arthritis, Rotator Cuff, Labral Bankart Repair, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Reconstruction, Subacromial Decompression, Medial Lateral Epicondylitis, Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Ulnar Neuritis Entrapment, Distal Biceps Ruptures, Cartilage Ligament Injuries, Minimally Invasive Epicondyle Release, Elbow Arthroscopy, Ulnar Nerve Transposition, Biceps Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Tendon Injuries, CTR, Carpal Tunnel Release, Mini Incision Carpal Tunnel Release, Trigger Finger Release, Wrist Arthroscopy, CMC Arthroplasty, Tendon Reconstruction, Labral Tears, Hip Bursitis, Femoroacetabular Impingement, FAI, Hamstring Injuries, Gluteus Medius Tears, Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Bursectomy, Tendon Repair, Minimally-Invasive Total Hip Replacement, Total Hip Arthroplasty, Revision Total Hip Replacement, Open surgery, closed surgery, Arthroscopic Hip Surgery, Labrum Repair, Labrum Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Repair, Gluteus Medius Tears, Meniscus Tears, MCL, ACL Tears, Ligament Injuries, PCL, Cartilage Defects, Quad Ruptures, Knee Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Total Knee Replacement, Cartilage Transplantation in Knee, Disc Herniations, Degenerative Disc Disease, DDD, Vertebral Fractures, Micro-Discectomy, Laminectomy, Cervical Fusion, Lumbar Spinal Fusion, Kyphoplasty, Ankle Sprains, Achilles Tendinitis, Achilles Rupture, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Foot Deformity, Arthritis, Bunion, Hammer Toe, Claw Toe Deformity, Cartilage Injury, Tendon Repair, Ligament Repair, Reconstruction, Bunionectomy, Ankle Arthroscopy, Ankle Replacement.
Proudly accepting UPMC & Highmark insurances

Patient Info
Prior to Visit
Prior to Your Visit

When scheduling an appointment with one of our physicians, it’s important that you have the necessary information available. Please click here for a Checklist of Required Patient Information. You may call our office at (412) 369-4000, Option #2 to schedule or Click Here to Request an Appointment Online.

Once you have your appointment, our goal is to ensure every patient visit to our office is a pleasant and efficient experience. Prior to your visit, please bring the following information with you for your appointment:

Authorization/Referral: If you are enrolled in a managed care plan, your insurance company may require you to obtain a referral or authorization from your primary care physician before your office visit or surgery. If we do not receive your referral in advance of your visit, you will be financially responsible for those services.

Photo Identification: For security purposes, we require you to bring a valid driver’s license or a current/valid photo ID to every appointment.

Insurance Card/Billing Information: Be sure to bring your insurance card to each appointment. As a courtesy to our patients, we will bill your insurance company for office visits, injections, x-rays and surgical procedures. Based on your insurance or plan benefit coverage, it may be necessary to collect deductibles, co-pays, co-insurances and/or a deposit at the time of each visit. Please contact your insurance carrier prior to your visit to obtain complete benefit coverage information. We accept cash, personal checks, debit cards, MasterCard, and Visa. We accept Highmark and UPMC Health Plan and most other insurances.

Bring all radiology films or CD (X-ray, MRI, CT, bone scan, etc) for the related injury or condition.

Bring any relevant medical records for prior treatment for this injury.

For knee or hip appointments please wear or bring shorts (with no metal).

For shoulder appointments please wear or bring a tank top or sleeveless shirt.

Forms: