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St. James Mercy Hospital

St. James Mercy Center for Orthopedic Care
432 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY

Faster Recovery, Better Results...Get back to a healthy life

At St. James Mercy Center for Orthopedic Care, we provide a full range of services from consultations to minimally invasive surgery to total joint replacement. Our Center is staffed by board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians from Rochester General Hospital who have decades of orthopedic experience. Rochester General Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for total hip and knee replacements, and has been designated a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip & Knee Replacement by Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. Blue Distinction Centers+ demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications and readmissions than their peers. Combined with St. James Mercy’s rehabilitation services, patients have access to the highest quality, compassionate orthopedic care and recovery...close to home.

Conditions Treated SJM Center for Orthopedic Care and Sports Medicine
  • Hand, elbow and shoulder problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff muscles and tendons
  • Shoulder, elbow and wrist arthritis
  • Knee and hip arthritis
  • Fractures and sprains
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint damage from overuse
  • Foot and ankle conditions
  • Worker’s compensation injuries

Comprehensive, compassionate care from diagnosis through recovery.


Dr. Michael Leit
Dr. Michael Leit earned his medical degree at the Yale School of Medicine, completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and was fellowship-trained in hand, elbow and shoulder surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Leit has spent most of his career in the Rochester area and also served as a surgeon in the military. Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Leit has special interests in hand, elbow and shoulder disorders.
Dr. Michael Leit’s bio
M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To make an appointment, please call (607) 324-8121.

After Hours Care
Available at St. James Mercy Hospital Emergency Department. Call (607) 324-8000 and request that your care provider be contacted.

Insurance Plans
We accept most major insurance plans, although some require a referral when making an appointment. Referrals may be obtained from your primary care physician.

We offer convenient, free parking in lot #4 next to the building, or in front of the office.

Dr. Sendhan Rajamanickam Dr. Sendhan Rajamanickam attained his MRCS (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons) from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and Bachelor of Medicine from Madras Medical College, and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Toronto. He subsequently completed fellowships in both Adult Arthroplasty & Reconstruction and Foot & Ankle. Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Rajamanickan has special interests in degenerative arthritis of the hip and knee and in young adults, and foot and ankle conditions/injuries.
Dr. Sendhan Rajamanickam’s bio
Dr. Christine Blonski Dr. Christine Blonski earned her medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed her residency in Family Medicine at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center, and was fellowship-trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Metrohealth Hospital. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Blonski has a special interest in non-surgical sports medicine, and currently serves as team physician for Rochester Institute of Technology’s Division I ice hockey and other intercollegiate teams.
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St. James Mercy Hospital
411 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-8000

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