MOA Blog

Bone Fractures: Common Types, Causes and Treatment

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jun 22, 2022 4:51:29 PM

Falls, car accidents, sports injuries, and specific medical conditions can cause a bone fracture. Fracture treatment aims to control pain, promote healing, prevent complications, and restore everyday use of the injured area.

In the United States, fractures account for 16 percent of all musculoskeletal injuries annually. Of the 16 percent, more than 40 percent of the fractures occur at home. Continue reading to learn about the causes and treatments for the most common fractures.

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Topics: fracture, Treatments

Common Basketball Injuries That Occur When Playing

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Do you play pick-up games of basketball at your neighborhood recreation center? How about playing for your school's team? Whatever your motives are for playing the popular sport, you're susceptible to getting injured while shooting free-throws or blocking your opponent.

Continue below to read more about common injuries, prevention tips and how our professional staff at Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates (MOA) can help you get back on the court. 

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Topics: Sports related injuries, Treatments, Basketball

Baker’s Cyst: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Are you having pain behind your knee that is limiting your mobility? You may have a Baker’s Cyst, which typically stems from problems with your knee joint or underlying knee damage. Recognizing the signs of a Baker’s Cyst will benefit you in the long-run. It can help resolve the underlying knee issues the cyst developed from. 

Read more below to learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of a Baker's Cyst and how our orthopedic doctors can help you. 

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Topics: Treatments, knee pain, Baker's Cyst

How Long Should You Wait to See a Doctor for Shoulder Pain

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Oct 16, 2019 12:12:12 PM

Shoulder injuries are prevalent, especially in athletes who use repetitive motions in their sport such as think swimmers, tennis players, pitchers, and weightlifters. While common in athletes, injuries can occur during everyday activities too. 

A countless number of people live with shoulder pain every day. If you are one of those people experiencing weakness or have trouble lifting above shoulder level, you should consult one of our surgeons.

Continue reading below to learn about shoulder pain, and when to see a doctor. 

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Topics: orthopedic surgery, Treatments, shoulder pain

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