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8 09, 2014

SRO Welcomes Nadine Raymond, OTL/R to its Occupational Therapy Staff

SRO is proud to welcome Nadine Raymond, OTL/R, hand therapist, to its Occupational Therapy Staff.

Nadine Raymond graduated University California Davis in 2007 with a Bachelors in Psychology and emphasis in Nutritional Science. As a Psychology Major her first passion was advocating for children and adults with special needs, but a desire to learn the importance of nutrition led her to a career as a Phlebotomist and Clinical Research Coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering department at UC Davis.

After two years studying atherosclerosis, Nadine decided to pursue a master’s degree at Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, while working full time to support her young son and […]

3 07, 2014

Hear what just a few of our patients have to say about SRO physicians …

Dr. Mintalucci has a Fellowship in Hand surgery. He is an incredible surgeon and physician and up on all the latest advancements in hand surgery. I am so grateful for his skills and personal care. ~ George B.

Dr. Stein is a top notch surgeon, Excellent Results. Better than new!!!! Could not have been more satisfied. – William G.

Dr. Star is AWESOME! He is the best orthopedic surgeon and his bedside manner is truly funny, yet professional. I know this because he has been taking great care of me and my wife. We both adore and love this genius of […]

23 06, 2014

Hear what patients have to say about Dr. Schakel, Director of the Foot and Ankle Program at SRO

Mimosa “Mimi” Harris is a 35-year-old resident of Santa Rosa who enjoys walking and running to stay healthy. Early in 2014, Mimosa went to see a doctor about a sharpening pain in her right foot. The doctor determined that Mimosa had developed a bunion, a common abnormal bone growth that can be caused by genetic factors and from wearing tight shoes overtime. The pain in her foot worsened until Mimosa could no longer wear a shoe without feeling unbearable discomfort.

When her doctor recommended surgery to correct the bunion, Mimosa was shocked that something like this could happen to her […]

20 06, 2014

SRO Hand Center Strengthens Care Team in Time of Physician Shortage

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recently released a report citing the shortage of orthopedists, hand surgeons, and registered nurses in California as a major contributing factor to the overall quality of trauma care available to Californians.[1] With the recent addition of Dominic J. Mintalucci, MD, to Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO), the practice’s Hand Center has made a great positive impact on the quality and accessibility of hand and upper extremity care in the Northern California Region.

Wrist, hand and finger injuries account for 11.6% of all traumatic injuries treated in U.S. emergency rooms, making hand-related injuries the […]

29 05, 2014

SRO Surgeon Michael McDermott now offering Reverse Shoulder Replacement with Excellent Patient Outcomes

Dr. Michael J. McDermott is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO) who specializes in sports medicine with emphasis on complex reconstruction and minimally invasive procedures of the knee and shoulder. Dr. McDermott has recently begun offering reverse total shoulder replacement surgery for eligible patients, resulting in excellent patient outcomes. Dr. McDermott is excited to bring this advanced surgical procedure to his patients in Santa Rosa.

Reverse total shoulder replacement is an alternative procedure to conventional total shoulder replacement surgery that has been gaining support from data and orthopedic surgeons in recent years. The FDA approved the […]

5 05, 2014

Know the difference: Ankle Sprain vs. Ankle Fracture

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Program led by Dr. Mark E. Schakel, the only California board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon north of San Francisco- provides a comprehensive array of treatment alternatives covering nonsurgical as well as surgical methods to overcome a patient’s pain and lost function due to an ankle injury.

The best way to tell if an ankle is truly broken is with an X-ray, which will also help an orthopedist determine the best treatment.

Ankle fractures typically involve a partial or complete break in a bone and […]

26 03, 2014

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics Explains How Injectable Treatments for Knee Pain Can Provide Extended Relief for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

At Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO), a collaborative team of multi-specialist orthopedic surgeons and experienced physical and occupational therapists work together to bring the best outcomes to patients dealing with chronic knee issues including pain relief, recovery and rehabilitation.

As the largest joint in the body the knee is extremely vulnerable to injury. In fact, more than 10 million people seek out a doctors’ advice every year due to common knee injuries including; fractures, dislocations, sprains, and ligament tears, and knee injury is considered one of the most top reasons people see their doctors. Another leading cause of knee pain is […]

19 03, 2014

The Ins and Outs of Tennis Elbow: Common Causes and the Latest Available Treatments From SRO

At Santa Rosa Orthopaedics, The Hand Center Dr. Mintalucci and Dr. Mazur lead an experienced team of physical and occupational therapists and together they bring the best outcomes to patients suffering from an array of hand and upper extremity conditions including Tennis Elbow.

Athletes are not the only people who get tennis elbow. Many people who suffer from tennis elbow work or participate in activities that require repetitive and vigorous use of the forearm muscle. Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow affects the tendons that are attached to the bone on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow. In this […]

24 02, 2014

Arthroscopic Surgery Speeds Recovery Time for Patients with Joint Problems

At Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO), a collaborative team of multi-specialist orthopedic surgeons and experienced physical and occupational therapists work together to bring the best outcomes to patients undergoing arthroscopic procedures, including pain relief, recovery and rehabilitation.

Arthroscopy (arthroscopic surgery) is a surgical technique that makes it possible for a surgeon to examine a joint visually with the aid of a small fiberoptic camera called an arthroscope, an instrument that resembles a long tube with a miniature camera on the business end. Arthroscopic surgery is generally used on larger joints, such as the knee or shoulder but it can also be […]

12 02, 2014

Recent Advances in Total Joint Replacement

By Michael Star, MD

Total joint replacement is one of the most successful contemporary surgical procedures. Refined surgical techniques, improved implant characteristics, aggressive physical rehabilitation and a focus on pain management have all contributed to this achievement. The long-term success rates for total hip and total knee surgery currently exceed 95%.[1,2]

About 200,000 total hip replacements and 450,000 total knee replacements are performed in the United States each year. By 2030, according to estimates, those numbers will grow to 600,000 hip replacements and 3 million knee replacements.[1]

At this time, most total hip procedures use non-cemented porous ingrowth femur […]

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