orthopedic care

Expert Care for Bone and Joint Problems

Orthopedic Care

From shoulder surgery to knee replacement surgery, orthopedic surgeons care for a wide range of conditions causing bone and joint pain. The orthopedic surgeons at Penn Highlands Healthcare can assess your injury or joint condition and recommend the appropriate treatment, from physical therapy to arthroscopic surgery to hip replacement, knee replacement, partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement to hand surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists will have you back in the game in no time—whether you’re playing sports competitively or playing a game of tag with your grandchildren.

What Treatment Options Are Provided by PHH Orthopedic Surgeons?

The Penn Highlands Orthopedic Surgeons provide both non-surgical and surgical treatments, and our surgeons, therapists, and other team members use the latest techniques, medications, and capabilities to provide the best care available. We specialize in knee, hip, and shoulder replacements, along with surgeries to solve problems with your feet, hands or other bones and joints.

Penn Highlands Healthcare is the first health system in North Central/Western Pennsylvania to offer robotic assisted joint replacement surgery. The orthopedic surgeons at Penn Highlands Healthcare are specially trained to perform joint replacement surgery using Mako SmartRoboticsTM. The result of a procedure performed with Mako SmartRobotics can differ from traditional joint replacement surgery with fewer soft tissue releases and smaller incisions, less blood loss, protection of healthy bone, and ultimately optimal joint alignment and faster recovery.

At Penn Highlands Healthcare, we continuously evaluate our performance to ensure that we provide the highest quality, individualized orthopedic care to each patient. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, therapists, nurses and advanced practice providers meet regularly with a shared focus on maintaining clinical and service excellence in all aspects of your joint replacement experience. Penn Highlands Healthcare is the first in North Central/Western Pennsylvania to offer the latest surgical treatment option for hip replacement, knee replacement, and partial knee replacement. The Penn Highlands orthopedic program offers the Mako SmartRoboticsTM at Penn Highlands Clearfield and Penn Highlands DuBois. Mako SmartRoboticsTM at Penn Highlands Healthcare is an innovative surgical solution for many people suffering from painful arthritis or degeneration of the knee or hip. The Mako robot uses 3D CT-based planning software so your orthopedic surgeon can know more, and cut less. That is, the CT-scan helps your Penn Highlands Orthopedic Surgeon understand more about your unique anatomy to create a joint replacement surgical plan that is extraordinarily advanced in precision and customization to your body.

Orthopedic Care Center

7651 Lake Raystown Shopping Center
Huntingdon, PA 16652
814-643-8485

Orthopedic Clinic

187 Hospital Drive
Tyrone, PA 16686

Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

761 Johnsonburg Road
Suite 310
St. Marys, PA 15857
814-834-1686

Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

815 Doctors Drive
Clearfield, PA 16830
814-768-2067

Specialty Care Clinic

1225 Warm Springs Avenue
3rd Floor
Huntingdon, PA 16652
866-641-9550

The Orthopedic Group - Belle Vernon

800 Plaza Drive
Suite 240
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
724-379-5802

The Orthopedic Group - Charleroi

625 W Liberty Avenue
Charleroi, PA 15022
724-379-5802

The Orthopedic Group - Uniontown

104 Delaware Avenue
Suite 103
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-379-5802

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Antholz, Casey, DO
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - DuBois


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Barter, Bradley A. , DO
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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedic Clinic

University Orthopedics Center - DuBois


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Beech, Brett J., PA-C
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - Huntingdon


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Brunermer, Todd, PA-C
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - State College


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Claar, David Scott, PA-C
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - Huntingdon


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Colquhoun, Vanessa R., PA-C
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - Huntingdon


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Conrad, Lauren E., PA-C
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - DuBois


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedic Care Center


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Damin, Anthony, PA-C
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - Huntingdon


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Orthopedic Trauma

Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Lincoski, Christopher, MD
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - State College


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Specialty Care Clinic

University Orthopedics Center - DuBois


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

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Minor, Scott, PA-C
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedic Care Center


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Nartatez, Mark A., DO
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

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Popchak, Nicholas, PA-C
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - State College


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - Huntingdon


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Orthopedic Trauma

Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Orthopedic Trauma

Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois


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Singer, Robert J., DO
Specialties

Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - Huntingdon


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - DuBois


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - DuBois


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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The Orthopedic Group - Belle Vernon

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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

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Tyndall, William A., MD
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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

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Specialty Care Clinic


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Specialty Care Clinic


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

Spine Surgery

Sports Medicine

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Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

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Sports Medicine

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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - State College


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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery

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University Orthopedics Center - Huntingdon


What Are the Most Common Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions?

There are more than 200 bones in the human body, plus six major joints—hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist—and many others, like those in your fingers and toes. Each has a system of ligaments, tendons, and muscles holding them in place. In addition, your spine is a complex series of vertebrae and discs. That means there are a multitude of orthopedic-related conditions that can affect you. A few of the most common condition treated by our orthopedic surgeons include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, broken bones, torn ligaments such as the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), degenerative disk disease, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

What are Common Symptoms of an Orthopedic Problem?

Pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joint are the most common symptoms of an orthopedic condition. When larger joints like hips and knees become damaged, they can become weak or instable, causing you to alter the way you walk (your gait) or make it difficult to climb stairs or get in and out of your car. Other signs to watch for include redness or heat, tingling and numbness, difficulty fully straightening a joint, and popping or crunching noises when you use your joint.

How are Common Orthopedic Conditions Diagnosed?

Unless you have an acute trauma injury like a broken bone or torn ACL, the best place to start if you are experiencing pain or stiffness is by visiting your primary care physician. They often can diagnose your problem and recommend non-surgical treatments to try first. Based on how your pain responds to these treatments, your physician may refer you to an orthopedic doctor or orthopedic surgeon if necessary.

How are Common Orthopedic Conditions Treated?

Your primary care physician typically will recommend non-surgical treatments such as rest, ice, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, injections, wrapping or splinting. If your pain or mobility doesn’t improve with these types of treatment, surgery may be necessary. Arthroscopy is a common minimally invasive surgical technique used by orthopedic surgeons. In this approach, the surgeon uses a small camera, inserted through a 1- to-3 cm incision to visualize the inside of your joint. The same incisions are used to insert small surgical tools to remove or repair damaged tissue or bone. Arthroscopic surgery can be used for repairing a torn meniscus in the knee, a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, or to perform other procedures on joints, ligaments, and tendons. If damage to a joint is severe enough, orthopedic surgeons may perform either total or partial joint replacement. This surgery is most often performed on the hip, knee, and shoulder. Penn Highlands Health specializes in knee replacement and hip replacement surgery. Our Joint Replacement Program has a dedicated recovery unit, The Orthopedic Center, located on the fifth floor of Penn Highlands DuBois to help patients recover quicker and with less pain. Learn more about the Joint Replacement Surgery Program at Penn Highlands Healthcare.

Find a primary care physician near you to help diagnose your bone, joint, or back pain.

To diagnose orthopedic conditions and determine their severity, physicians use a variety of methods. In addition to a physical examination and range of motion tests, they rely on diagnostic imaging to get an inside look at your bones, joints, and ligaments. Those tests include:

  • X-rays,
  • bone scans (DEXA),
  • CT scans,
  • discography,
  • MRI,
  • nerve conduction studies,
  • and more.

Find a primary care physician near you to help diagnose your bone, joint, or back pain.

To diagnose orthopedic conditions and determine their severity, physicians use a variety of methods. In addition to a physical examination and range of motion tests, they rely on diagnostic imaging to get an inside look at your bones, joints, and ligaments. Those tests include X-rays, bone scans (DEXA), CT scans, discography, MRI, nerve conduction studies, and more.

Orthopedic Care Center

7651 Lake Raystown Shopping Center
Huntingdon, PA 16652
814-643-8485

Orthopedic Clinic

187 Hospital Drive
Tyrone, PA 16686

Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

761 Johnsonburg Road
Suite 310
St. Marys, PA 15857
814-834-1686

Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports MedicineA Service of Penn Highlands DuBois

815 Doctors Drive
Clearfield, PA 16830
814-768-2067

Specialty Care Clinic

1225 Warm Springs Avenue
3rd Floor
Huntingdon, PA 16652
866-641-9550

The Orthopedic Group - Belle Vernon

800 Plaza Drive
Suite 240
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
724-379-5802

The Orthopedic Group - Charleroi

625 W Liberty Avenue
Charleroi, PA 15022
724-379-5802

The Orthopedic Group - Uniontown

104 Delaware Avenue
Suite 103
Uniontown, PA 15401
724-379-5802

Conditions We Treat

  • ACL Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries/Discomfort
  • Arm Injuries/Discomfort
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Bone Cysts
  • Bone Diseases
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bowlegged Deformity
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Bunions
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dislocations
  • Elbow Injuries/Discomfort
  • Foot Injuries/Discomfort
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Growth Plate Arrest
  • Hand Injuries/Discomfort
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injuries/Discomfort
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Arthritis
  • Joint Infections
  • Knee Replacement
  • Leg Injuries/Discomfort
  • Limb Deformities
  • Meniscus Problems
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neck Injuries/Discomfort
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Pelvic Injuries/Discomfort
  • Replacement Surgeries
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Injuries/Discomfort
  • Spine Injuries/Discomfort
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Wrist Injuries/Discomfort

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