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Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, Inc. Announces New Location in Bridgeport, West Virginia

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jul 17, 2019 10:33:29 AM

Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, Inc. (MOA) announces new location opening in Bridgeport, West Virginia in August 2019. Continue reading to learn more about this new location.

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Topics: orthopedic surgery, Bridgeport Office

Where is my Orthopedic Surgery Performed

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jun 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM

From sports injuries to joint replacements, our professional team of orthopedic surgeons at Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates (MOA) treat a variety of conditions. “Where is my orthopedic surgery performed,” is a common question we get from most of our patients. Our surgeries are performed at the Orthopedic Center at Mon Health Medical Center and the Mon Health Center for Outpatient Surgery. Mon Health has the largest group of experienced orthopedic specialists and surgeons in West Virginia, as their team performs more than 4,000 procedures a year. 

Read on to learn more about where you will be receiving medical care as well as our partnership with Mon Health Medical Center

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Topics: orthopedic surgery, surgery preparation, Treatments

The Worst Sports Injuries An Individual Could Get

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When playing a sport, there is always the risk of obtaining an injury. Learn about the worst sports injuries that an athlete could get.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Shoulder Replacement: Symptoms and Treatments

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Having joint and shoulder pain is difficult to deal with every day.

If shoulder pain causes disruption from allowing you to have a great quality of life, and non-surgical options are not helping you overcome this pain, shoulder replacement surgery is worth considering.

Are you a candidate for total shoulder replacement? Read on to learn more.

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Topics: Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions about ACL Reconstruction

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In 2014, Dr. Micucci, an orthopedic surgeon at Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates  (MOA), wrote a white paper discussing research conducted by him and three other physicians on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. In this paper, he also documented their methods of construction and the outcomes.

Over the years, our orthopedic surgeons have received some frequently asked questions about ACL reconstruction, including:

  1. What is the difference between ACL, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and (medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries?

  2. What is ACL reconstruction surgery?

  3. Who is a candidate for ACL reconstruction?

Learn more about these FAQs below. 

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Joint Preservation Surgery vs Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jan 2, 2019 2:30:06 PM

Joint pain can stop you from doing the activities you enjoy. It can be caused by trauma or arthritis. Damage to the joints can prevent full range of motion, cause pain and limit activities.  

Read on to learn about joint preservation and joint replacement.

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Topics: joint preservation, joint pain

Preparing for Winter Sports: Winter Sport Safety

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Dec 19, 2018 12:11:30 PM

As the days get shorter and the temperature starts to drop, you have two options to prepare for winter. You can stay warm in your living room, or you can continue to train and attack winter sports.

Read on to learn how to prepare and condition for winter sports.

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Topics: Sports related injuries

Treating Damaged Cartilage: What is Microfracture Surgery?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Joint pain can prevent full range of motion and cause a lot of dysfunction.

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Topics: joint pain

Can Diabetes Cause Arthritis?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases to affect people, and it is the leading cause of disability in the United States. According to Healthline, 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes.

Read on to learn more about arthritis and diabetes and if diabetes can cause arthritis.

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Topics: arthritis, Diabetes

What is a Bunion? Can I Get Rid of it?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Do you suffer from foot pain in the form of a bony bump?

A bunion is a painful, bony bump that forms on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint.

The big toe has these bones:

  • Phalanx bones
  • Metatarsal
  • The metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) is where the phalanx bones and metatarsal meet. Bunions form at the MTP joint.

When the metatarsal bone shifts toward the inside of the foot and the phalanx bones angle toward the second toe, this causes the MTP to grow, which then gets pushed out of alignment, leaving you with a protrusion from the inside of the forefoot; a bunion.    

Keep reading to learn about the problems bunions can cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Topics: Bunion, Foot Pain