The latest edition of our “Frequently Asked Questions” newsletter is now available. Be sure to check it out for a very interesting article discussing options to treat knee arthritis.
Neil Gussman, of Washington Boro, rejoined the Army at age 54 in 2007, 23 years after he had last served. He was later deployed to Kuwait and Iraq for 12 months. Currently, he is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan with PA Army National Guard. We are certainly proud that Sgt. Gussman has been a longtime patient at Lancaster Orthopedic Group!
Our extended hours schedule as of July 1st is as follows:
Monday Evenings: Mount Joy office
Tuesday Evenings: Granite Run office
Thursday Evenings: Ephrata Health Pavilion office
Saturday Mornings: Granite Run office
Effective March 20th 2012, LOG will offer evening appointments at the Granite Run office every Tuesday. Staffing includes physician, nurse, x-ray technologist, cast technician, and clerical staff. Evening hours are also offered at Mount Joy on Mondays along with every other Wednesday, and every other Thursday at our office in the Ephrata Health Pavilion every Thursday.
Brian J. Keener, MD and Joy L. Long, MD were inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on February 8, 2012, during ceremonies at the Academy’s 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
With more than 37,000 members worldwide, Drs. Keener and Long were two of 620 new members inducted into the AAOS. The Academy is the largest medical association for musculoskeletal specialists. Its Fellows have completed medical school, plus at least five years of specialty study in orthopedics in an accredited residency program, passed a comprehensive oral and written exam, and have been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
With a special interest in hand and upper extremity injuries, Dr. Keener sees patients at Lancaster Orthopedic Group’s Granite Run, Mount Joy, and Ephrata Health Pavilion offices. Dr. Long, who sub-specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, sees patients at the Granite Run, Mount Joy, Ephrata Health Pavilion and Lampeter Road offices.
Lancaster Orthopedic Group is pleased to welcome Orthopedic Consultants, their Physicians, Mid-level Providers, and Physical Therapists into Lancaster Orthopedic Group effective Monday, September 26th, 2011. OC’s existing facilities will continue to provide services under the LOG umbrella. This will allow us to expand our shared vision of High Quality Orthopedic Care and in-house Physical Therapy services at 5 locations throughout Lancaster County.
Construction will begin after Memorial Day and will be completed in October. The renovations will feature a new, privatized check-in and check-out area for both our clinical and physical therapy patients.
Benefitting the Maytown Food Bank
Saturday, June 11 9:00 AM
Lloyd H. Furman Memorial Park
GSFIT – Garden Spot Families in Training
Wednesday, May 25th
Location: Garden Spot High School
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Come out and join the community in this free event that shows the importance of health and what we can do to be healthier! There will be speakers on nutrition and other health topics. Booths are also available for information along with exercise classes including Zumba, Body Pump and Yoga. The event is sponsored by the Coordinated School Health Council of the ELANCO School District.
Dr. Gregg Fasulo, MD of Lancaster Orthopedic Group will be giving a presentation from 6:15-6:45pm on General Considerations and Sports Injuries in Children.
Check out the GSFIT website for additional information and listing of activities.
Lancaster Orthopedic Group and Warwick Travel Baseball Assoc.
May 20-22, 2011
All games played at Warwick Township Building fields located on Clay Road in Lititz
For more info:
In an effort to meet the changing needs of our patients, we are pleased to announce that we will now be offering extended hours. Staffing will include a physician, nurse, x-ray technologist, and cast technician.
Weekday Evening Hours will be as follows:
Monday: Mount Joy
Wednesday: Mount Joy, every other week
Thursday: Ephrata, every other week **
** alternating weeks with Wednesday evenings
Offices will close at 9PM. Still open on Saturday mornings!
After practicing in Berks County since the summer of 2009, Dr. Troxell now joins the largest and most experienced team of fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians in Lancaster and Berks Counties. He has significant experience working as a team physician at the high school, collegiate, and professional sports levels.
Dr. Troxell will begin seeing patients Monday, December 13th and will be seeing patients primarily at LOG's Ephrata and Mount Joy offices.
Joy Long, M.D. and the LOG Physical Therapy staff will be holding a Shoulder Injury Prevention Clinic at the Granite Run office on Saturday, January 29th, 2011. This free clinic will begin at 10AM and all interested overhead throwing athletes, parents and coaches are invited to attend. Dr. Long will discuss various injuries of the shoulder along with treatments, injury prevention techniques, and training tips. An orthopedic screening led by Chris Martin, PT, SCS, ATC will follow.
Dr. Peart, talks about Tommy John surgery with WGAL.
Dr. Peart will be doing a talk on current treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand problems on Wednesday, July 21st at the Granite Run office. The talk will begin at 7pm and light refreshments will be provided. For more information or to register, please call 717-509-3948.
Dr. Tuckman will be doing two talks on ankle replacement surgery, a procedure he has been performing for 15 years. The first talk will be held at the Granite Run office on Thursday, August 12th at 5:45pm and the second talk will be held at the Surgical Institute of Reading (SIR) on Tuesday, August 17th at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be provided at both lectures and a tour of SIR will be available after the talk on August 17th. For more information or to register, please call 717-509-3948.
* The Surgical Institute of Reading is located at 2752 Century Boulevard in Wyomissing.
Alan S. Tuckman, M.D. has been appointed as a clinical instructor for the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (S.T.A.R.). Dr. Tuckman, a fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist, has been performing ankle replacements for 15 years. He has been utilizing the S.T.A.R. total ankle system in his practice since the summer of 2009, when this device was approved by the FDA for use in the USA after a lengthy clinical study.
The purpose of a total ankle is to relieve pain in the ankle while still allowing the ankle move. Usually this type of pain is caused by arthritis, a condition that can take many forms and may go by many names, including osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
S.T.A.R. was developed in 1978 by Dr. Hakon Kofoed of Denmark and has been helping Europeans walk for approximately 20 years. It is the first three-part device and the only FDA-approved total ankle replacement system approved for uncemented use. This allows for better bone in-growth, stabilization and bone preservation. In clinical trials, S.T.A.R. Ankle patients had superior effectiveness and comparable safety results compared to ankle fusion. S.T.A.R. Ankle represents the next generation of ankle replacement prosthesis that will allow patients to benefit from quicker recovery times and better long-term success rates than previous ankle replacement procedures. S.T.A.R. Ankle has more than 20 years of clinical experience and the current design has been implanted in over 16,000 patients worldwide.
The S.T.A.R. Ankle is offered by Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), one of the first companies to focus purely on small bone and joint science.
Dr. Porter, LOG’s spine sub-specialist, brings WGAL into the operating room for a closer look at a balloon Kyphoplasty procedure.