Surgery not the only treatment for trigger finger

By SANDY ANDREWS Certified Hand Therapist A common statement I hear as a hand therapist is: “Something is wrong with my finger. When I wake up in the morning it is locked in a bent position and I can’t straighten it.” This tell-tale testimony of a locking finger is commonly known as trigger finger. The […]

Sports medicine treatment benefits everyone

When it comes to treatment for sports injuries, Dr. Thomas Joseph an orthopedic surgeon at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates, believes athletes don’t need to be elite in order to receive expert care. “The great thing is that when it comes to our surgical treatment of patients, whether an elite athlete or weekend warrior, they all benefit from […]

Selecting the right brace is important to recovery

Recognizing that bracing is a vital part of any orthopedic practice, the doctors and staff at Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates take care in selecting the best bracing products for our patients. YOA’s Durable Medical Equipment (DME) specialists work hand-in-hand with our vendors to find products that are comfortable and durable. Two of our more popular and […]

Which type of knee surgery meets your needs?

As one of the largest joints in your body, the knee plays a vital role in weight bearing and motion. It is also very susceptible to injury. When a knee injury does occur, the severity and how much it limits your activity will help determine which type of treatment is appropriate. Our orthopedic surgeons at […]

ACL injuries can be prevented, treated

Whether it’s a student-athlete or an active adult, ACL injuries seem to be becoming more and more common. Some of these incidents stem from direct trauma to the knee, but many do not and can be prevented with the right approach. According to the Cincinnati SportsMedicine Research and Education Foundation, about 70 percent of serious […]

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