“300 Sisters in Red” Health Fair at YSU

Health Fair time is here!  Kilcawley Center at YSU was the site for “300 Sisters in Red” this past Saturday, April 9th. The Program “300 Sisters in Red” is focused on women’s health and well being.  Over 300 women stopped by the Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates (YOA) booth.  Joann Russo, YOA marketing team member, handed out […]

Proceed Slowly in Transition to Spring Activity

As the winter comes to a close and the days become longer, Mahoning Valley residents are ready to get outdoors and begin warm weather activities. Unfortunately, our bodies have been in hibernation and need to transition into sports activity and springtime chores. So it is important to begin the transition slowly to avoid injury, says […]

Dr. Shaer Favors ‘Joint Decisions’ With Patients

Although most patients understand the importance of “doctor’s orders,” DR. JAMES A. SHAER at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates likes to think of orthopedic care as a joint effort between the doctor and the patient. “I encourage a common-sense approach and joint decisions,” Dr. Shaer said. “We will look at the big picture as to how to […]

Custom Appliances for Ankle and Foot

One important aspect of orthopedic health is the use of specially fit braces that support the proper position of many bones and bone systems, from the neck and shoulder to the foot and ankle. As the surgery team at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates has grown, so have our capabilities for custom-fitting these braces and appliances to […]

YOA-Promoting Same Day Joint Replacements

Doctors Thomas Joseph, David Weimer , and Joseph Stefko are just three of the orthopaedic surgeons at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates.  They are now performing same day total joint replacement surgery at The Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Boardman, Ohio.  Many patients, as well as family members, have major concerns;  such as length of hospital stay/recovery; level […]

Sharing the Christmas Spirit

Wednesday December 9, 2015 Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates (YOA) staff gathered to visit and sing Christmas Carols at several local Nursing Care facilities.  YOA employees and family members along with their fearless canine director ,Freedom, kept everyone on pitch.  Frank Tarantine accompanied the group and played the guitar.  The group sang at The Inn at Ironwood, the Inn at Christine Valley, and Briarfield Manor.  “It was […]

YOA Physician Performs Robotic Hip Replacement

Dr. Kerrigan Becomes First in Area to Complete Advanced Procedure Dr. James Kerrigan has been a proud partner of Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates since the late 1980’s. He continues expanding his horizon with the renowned MAKO robotic arm to perform minimally-invasive total hip replacement surgery. The robot allows physicians to use computer-aided precision to position hip replacement […]

YOA enjoys the day at St. Christine’s Health Fair Expo

Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates (YOA) staff members provided the community with educational resources and various information about orthopedic conditions during St. Christine’s 2015 Health Fair Expo on Saturday April 18th. Three of our hand therapist provided complementary hand massages to Health Expo visitors. Laurie Garman, YOA practice administrator, stated, “It was wonderful to see the public […]

Patients benefit from advanced imaging services

As if being in pain isn’t enough, going through the process of an MRI can be difficult, intimidating and a little bit scary. Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates offers state-of-the-art equipment and an experienced imaging staff to make the procedure safer, more comfortable and accurate. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses magnetic […]

Dr. Jamison helping patients walk pain-free

When we are healthy and have the ability to walk without pain or hindrance, it’s easy to take that basic task for granted. However, Dr. James Jamison, an orthopedic surgeon at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates, has long been passionate about helping those with pain and limited mobility get back to an active lifestyle. “I found a […]

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