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What Are Biologic Treatments?

Posted by Chad Poage, D.O.

Oct 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In response to injured or unhealthy tissues, our bodies create an inflammatory response. Part of this response includes cells that enhance healing and also includes cells that cause swelling and pain. New and innovative treatment techniques exist to enhance the body’s ability to heal an area and also decrease pain and swelling. These treatments are known as autologous therapy (cells that are obtained from the patient’s own blood or tissues).

Read more about biologic treatments such as platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate concentration injections below.

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Topics: Biologic Treatments

Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates Hires Two New Morgantown Orthopedic Surgeons

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Sep 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates recently hired two new Morgantown orthopedic surgeons:

  • Jacob M. Conjeski, M.D.
  • Matthew J. Schessler, M.D.

“We are very excited to welcome these two surgeons,” said Matthew P. Darmelio, M.D., MOA president. “Their experience will bring a new level of expertise to the MOA family.”

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Topics: Employee News

Xiaflex Injection Procedure

Posted by Chad Micucci, M.D.

Sep 21, 2016 11:12:32 AM

What a Patient Can Expect When Coming to Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates for Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture is described as a proliferation of tissue, or a “cord,” underneath the skin. It most commonly affects the hand, in between the ring and pinky finger. Those coming to Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates for treatment can expect options, as well as information about each of these options.

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Topics: Dupuytren's Contracture, Hand Pain

Have Dupuytren’s Contracture? Xiaflex May Help.

Posted by Chad Micucci, M.D.

Sep 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Xiaflex Can Treat Dupuytren's Contracture

Xiaflex (Colleganase clostridium histolyticum) is a prescription medication for adults suffering from Dupuytren’s Contracture, a soft tissue problem that causes contractures in the hand. It has been on the market since 2010 and is the only non-invasive medicine for Dupuytren’s Contracture.

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Topics: Dupuytren's Contracture, Hand Pain

What is Dupuytren's Contracture?

Posted by Chad Micucci, M.D.

Sep 7, 2016 3:04:55 PM

What is Dupuytren's Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture is described as a proliferation (or a cord) of tissue underneath the skin, usually in the hand, and around the ring and pinky fingers. As this tissue builds up, Dupuytren's causes the fingers to bend, thus creating a contracture.

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Topics: Dupuytren's Contracture, Hand Pain

Slap Tear Treatment Options in Morgantown

Posted by Chad H. Poage, D.O.

Aug 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

What is a slap tear?  

A slap tear is a fairly common injury in athletes of all sports and ages, in those who exercise vigorously and amongst laborers.

A slap tear is an injury to the top portion of the glenoid labrum, which is a band of soft tissue that sits around the rim of the glenoid or socket of the shoulder joint.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Warning Signs of Fractures in Morgantown

Posted by Chad H. Poage, D.O.

Aug 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

People can obtain fractures in many different ways, but what if it's not always obvious? What are the warning signs of fractures?

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Topics: Sports related injuries, fracture

What is Sports Medicine Fellowship Training?

Posted by Chad H. Poage, D.O.

Aug 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A common question that is received from patients is:

"What does it mean to have sports medicine fellowship training?"

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Topics: Sports related injuries

What is Post-Operative Rehabilitation?

Posted by Chad H. Poage, D.O.

Jul 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

One very important aspect of the recovery from an operative procedure is the post-operative rehabilitation period. What is post-operative rehabilitation?  This is the single most important factor in determining the success of an orthopedic surgery.

Reaching certain rehabilitation goals and milestones is a very important factor to obtain the best possible outcome. While some minor procedures will require no formal physical therapy, most orthopedic surgeries will involve some degree of post-operative rehabilitation. This most commonly occurs in the setting of in-patient or out-patient physical therapy with a certified physical therapist.

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Topics: Post Operative Rehabilitation

How to Prevent Sports Injuries in Morgantown

Posted by Chad H. Poage, D.O.

Jul 20, 2016 8:58:04 AM

When playing a sport, there is always a risk of obtaining an injury. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can decrease those risks.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

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