September 28, 2018

Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society's President Dr. Rowe and Invited Speaker Dr. McClellan to Attend 2018 Fall Scientific Meeting

Altoona, PA September 2018 –  Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) President Dr. Rowe and invited speaker Dr. McClellan will be attending the 2018 Fall Scientific Meeting, The New Age of Arthroplasty from October 25-27, 2018 in Hershey, PA. Along with many other famous experts, they will focus on topics such as: Outpatient Joint Replacement Arthroplasty: Is it safe?  Also, Simplifying Treatment of the Terrible Triad, Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Young Patient, What do I do with the glenoid?  Sporting Activity after Arthroplasty, and Avoiding Opioids in Shoulder Surgery, What Works? 

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August 23, 2018

Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society's President Dr. Rowe and Invited Speaker Dr. McClellan to Attend 2018 Fall Scientific Meeting

Altoona, PA August 2018 –  Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) President Dr. Rowe and invited speaker Dr. McClellan will be attending the 2018 Fall Scientific Meeting, The New Age of Arthroplasty from October 25-27, 2018 in Hershey, PA. Along with many other famous experts, they will focus on topics such as: Outpatient Joint Replacement Arthroplasty: Is it safe?  Also, Simplifying Treatment of the Terrible Triad, Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Young Patient, What do I do with the glenoid?  Sporting Activity after Arthroplasty, and Avoiding Opioids in Shoulder Surgery, What Works? 

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May 25, 2018

UOC’s Dr. Angela Rowe Graduates with MBA in Healthcare Management

Altoona, PA May 2018 –  We are pleased to announce University Orthopedics Center’s Dr. Angela Rowe graduated from Widener University with her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management.  Dr. Rowe received the Dean’s award, which is the highest academic award, for Outstanding Performance in Health Care during her time at Widener University. She plans on using this new skill to help the organization navigate through the challenges of our ever changing health care environment.

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April 04, 2018

Pain After Surgery

If you asked ten patients that had shoulder surgery - “how painful was shoulder surgery?” you would likely get 10 different answers.  The reason for the variation is that there are many different shoulder surgeries, methods for anesthesia and pain control, and individual tolerances to pain.  A teenage patient that has never had surgery will respond differently than and adult that has had a previous shoulder surgery.  An arthroscopic procedure might be less painful than a total shoulder replacement.  Nerve blocks can significantly help with pain for hours to days after surgery.  Pain will likely be worse after a surgery performed without a nerve block.

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