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Clifton Park

Dr. Maxwell Alley is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Alley’s main area of specialization involves arthroscopy and sports medicine. Ligamentous reconstructions of the knee and shoulder, as well as arthroscopic operation on the shoulder, knee, and elbow, are a large component of his practice.

Dr. Alley enjoys his time on the sidelines, both at the University at Albany and at his alma mater, Shaker High School.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
  • General Surgery Internship: Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital/Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY
  • General Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship: University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Frank C. McCue III Society
  • Castle Connolly "Top Doc," Orthopaedic Surgery, Hudson Valley Magazine, 2006-2021
  • Recognized as "Best Doctors in the Capital Region," 2011-2012
  • Albany Medical College: Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • New York State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Board
  • University at Albany: Co-Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Shaker High School
  • University at Albany
  • “It was very easy and quick service. Dr. Alley and the staff were excellent.”
    – Deborah B.
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  • “I had a good experience with Dr. Alley and a great medical staff.”
    – Sumeet R.
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  • “Dr. Alley was thorough, and I liked that, and he showed me my X-Rays. He was very good. Hopefully, it will stay that way. As long as he continues to do his job and find out what is wrong, I am good.”
    – Sharess L.
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ACL Injuries, Kirby Dach’s Unfortunate Wrist Injury, and A Sledding Safety Tip

Dr. Alley from The Bone & Joint Center talks about ACL injuries and the unfortunate situation that led to the photo below. The photo is gruesome so we put it below the break.

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Brace Yourself, The Doctor is In

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Max Alley joins us for the Breakdown of the Bones presented by The Bone & Joint Center. In this week's episode, we discuss Sam Darnold’s AC Separation and Dr. Alley answers a listener's question about whether it’s good or bad to wear a knee brace all the time.

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Concussions in High School Sports

If you have a young athlete, you won’t want to miss this interview with The Bone & Joint Center’s orthopedic surgeon Dr. Max Alley.

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Foot Injuries Stink

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center breaks down recent injuries in the sports world. When should we expect to see Giants draft pick Xavier McKinney after he fractured his left foot this week?

Dr. Alley also gives us some tips to keep from getting sore while golfing.

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Giants on the Mend, and A Turkey Bowl Safety Tip

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center talks about the Giants healing up during the bye week and gives us a great tip to staff safe in your annual turkey bowl game.

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Golf, Back Injuries, and Lyme Disease

Dr. Alley from The Bone & Joint Center talks about the Masters, Tiger Woods' back injuries, and what you can do to avoid an injury on the golf course.

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How Can You Throw Harder After 2 Tommy John Surgeries?

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center made a house call, or at least a call to the station, to discuss Sam Darnold’s lingering injury, and how does Peter Fairbanks, pitcher for the Rays, throw harder after having two Tommy John surgeries? And of course, you can’t forget this week’s safety tip… AvocaDon’t Miss It.

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Interesting Injuries: The Pectoral

Bills linebacker Matt Milano has been dealing with a torn pectoral muscle. Dr. Max Alley tells us about the challenges with a partial tear of the pectoral muscle. Learn more about this and more injuries in the Breakdown of the Bones presented by The Bone & Joint Center.

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Is Saquon Barkley A Neuromuscular Giant?

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center discusses Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and Ben Roethlisberger's injuries. We’ll learn about neuromuscular giants, and we’ll get our Tip of the Week.

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It’s like Rain, In Your… Operating Room; Bursitis and More

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center answers some listeners' questions about operations and talks about injuries affecting NFL players in the playoffs.

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Joe Burrow, Lane Johnson, and More in the Breakdown of the Bones

Orthopedic Surgeon at The Bone & Joint Center Dr. Max Alley gives us a doctor’s look at some of the biggest injuries in sports. Plus we get another great safety tip this week.

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Life on the Sideline and In The Operating Room

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center is back on the air to discuss the most important injuries of the week and share his safety tip of the week. This week, we talk about the Rams injuries during the Super Wild Card Game, Jared Goff, and more. Then we’re talking about surgeons' preferences in the operating room. Plus, Dr. Alley gives you a safety tip that will light up the night, and keep your toes intact.

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Remarkable Recoveries: Brees and Kittle

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center talks about the recoveries of Drew Brees and George Kittle. PLUS we get another must-hear tip of the week on black ice.

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Safety Tip For Grilling, Plus Saquon Barkley’s ACL Injury

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center talks about Saquon Barkley’s torn ACL injury. Plus Dr. Alley enlightens us with a safety tip on the Hamburger Patty Splitting Maneuver.

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Silly Putty, Achilles Injuries, and Are Medications Making us More Susceptible to Injuries

It’s time for the Breakdown of the Bones, presented by our friends at The Bone & Joint Center. 

Each week we’ll talk about what injuries are in the news and what injuries are bothering you, the weekend warrior.

Today, back in the saddle again is a Sunday Sports Buzz listener favorite, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Max Alley. Dr. Alley takes us through Achilles and tendon Injuries and tells us what we can learn from Silly Putty.

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Stop the Bleeding

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center is back on the show to talk about tourniquets, wedding rings, and steroid use. Listen in for his tip of the week.

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Stress Fractures

On this week's Breakdown of the Bones presented by The Bone & Joint Center, Dr. Max Alley joins us from the pre-op room of St. Peter's Hospital to discuss stress fractures.

What are the signs of a stress fracture? Why do stress fractures take so long to heal? What should I do to avoid a stress fracture?

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Turkey Bowl Safety Tip

Every week on the Sunday Sports Buzz, Dr. Alley from The Bone & Joint Center gives us a safety tip to keep us healthy. This week he had a great tip around a favorite Thanksgiving tradition… the backyard turkey bowl football game.

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What is Compartment Syndrome and How Has Alex Smith Made it Back To the NFL?

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center joins us to talk about how Alex Smith has beaten the odds to make it back to the NFL for the Washington football team.

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What’s Most Important In Tiger Woods’ Recovery

Dr. Max Alley from The Bone & Joint Center sits down with Charlie Voelker to discuss Tiger Woods’ injuries and what’s most important for the golfer and the man.

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