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Providing unparalleled orthopedic care means staying ahead of the curve with regard to the ever-evolving advancements in procedures, techniques, and technology.
At Blair Orthopedics, not only do our doctors actively seek new educational material, information, and research, but they contribute to it—for their own benefit as well as for the benefit of their esteemed peers in the medical field.
Practice president and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joshua Port has been reappointed as clinical assistant professor in the University of PIttsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
At Blair Orthopedics, our patients have access to state-of-the-art MRI services to ensure only the best, most accurate readings as well as a safe and comfortable MRI experience. As opposed to traditional MRIs, our spacious open MRI accommodates patients with claustrophobia by allowing more room and comfort.
Why choose Blair Orthopedics for MRI services?
Our state-of-the-art, non-claustrophobic MRI offers:
The condition known as bursitis occurs when the fluid-filled sacs, or bursae, located between a tendon and skin or between a tendon and bone, become inflamed. It can cause pain and tenderness in the area, and it can make movement very difficult. Below, we address some of the frequently asked questions about bursitis.
The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the least stable joint in the human body.
The shoulder can move in multiple directions, allowing you to apply force or pressure to it. This is why the shoulder is more prone to injury than any other joint in the human body.
Injuries, genetics, and repetitive use of our hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of the median nerve. This can cause pain and irritation and hinder a person’s ability to function at work and home. So, what are the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?
The most common warning signs are pain, tingling, and numbness in the fingers (all but the pinky). Other symptoms may include:
Blair Orthopedics' very own Dr. Adam Budny is one of the first doctors in the region to offer total ankle replacement surgery, a complex and highly advanced procedure to treat severe ankle conditions. Recently, he appeared on WTAJ News with one of his total ankle replacement patients to discuss the procedure.
A stress fracture is a common sports injury, often occurring in weight-bearing bones, such as the tibia or the bones in the foot. There are typically only a few symptoms related to stress fractures: either a generalized area of pain and tenderness when the bone is bearing weight or severe pain during heavy exercise. Darkening or bruising can often be seen on the skin at the site of a stress fracture.
As the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel bone, allowing you to run, jump, and walk. Though this tendon can withstand a great deal of stress due to running and jumping, it is also prone to injuries related to overuse and degeneration.