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For Hand Therapy Week SRO focuses on an exceptional group of physical therapists

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics’s team of certified hand therapists provide therapy to patients recovering from injury and surgery to the hand and upper extremities. This week their work is being celebrated as part of Hand Therapy Week.

Santa Rosa Orthoapedics recognizes Hand Therapy Week happening this year from June 5-11 – a week-long event set aside by the […]

New Study Reveals That Noisy Knee Joints May Indicate Problems Down the Road

Most us are familiar with the sound of occasional popping joints that rarely show cause for concern, but a new study from the Osteoarthritis Initiative shows that certain people who experience consistent joint popping, grating and grinding are more vulnerable to developing knee osteoarthritis. Knowing this in advance may give doctors the opportunity to treat patients before the problem becomes […]

Majority of shoulder replacement patients under 55 return to sports

A new study being presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), found that 96.4 percent of recreational athletes, age 55 and younger, who underwent total shoulder replacement surgery returned to at least one sport, on average, within seven months of surgery.

Today, about 53,000 […]

SRO Physician Highlights: Our Top 5 Shoulder Surgery Specialists

While all the physicians and surgeons of Santa Rosa Orthopaedics are board certified and fellowship trained specializing in a variety of important and sought after orthopaedic specialties, today we would like to feature SRO surgeons who specialize in shoulder surgery.

According the most recent statistics about 53,000 people in the U.S. have shoulder replacement surgery each year. This number is on the rise as technology […]

New Study Reveals: Shoulder Surgery Offers Hope for Older Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain

Santa Rosa Orthapaedic Surgeon Neema Pourtaheri M.D. discusses the results of a recent study on shoulder replacement surgery and offers insight into why older patients recover so well.

A new medical study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit reveals good news for older shoulder replacement patients; post-operative recovery just might be even better than they imagined. Researchers analyzed data and shoulder […]

A Santa Rosa Orthopedics Legend: SRO Celebrates Cheryl Breckler’s 50 years of service and going strong

Cheryl Breckler doesn’t seem to think she’s done anything unusual, but these days, she is a rare find. For the past 50 years she has had the same job, as a medical assistant supporting doctors at Santa Rosa Orthopedics. On top of that, she’s so happy in her work she’s not sure if she wants to retire. “It’s like family here and I like what […]

Recovery from Total Joint Replacement Expedited When Patients Recuperate at Home

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Gary Stein shares insight about the latest study on optimal strategies for patient recovery following Total Joint Replacement.

A new study presented by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in March suggests that following joint replacement surgery – the best place for a patient to recover is at home. “We find with […]

Underdiagnosed Foot and Ankle Injuries May Lead to Long-term Disability

Dr. Mark Schakel of Santa Rosa Orthopaedics discusses the importance of treating foot and ankle injuries as highlighted by recent AOA study.

A clinical review just published by the American Osteopathic Association advises that misdiagnosed injuries of the foot and ankle can very well lead to arthritis, chronic pain and long term disability – all […]

New research finds that running may reduce inflammation in knee joints

We all know that running causes a bit of inflammation and soreness, and that’s just the price you pay for cardiovascular health. You know; no pain, no gain. Well, maybe not. New research from BYU exercise science professors finds that pro-inflammatory molecules actually go down in the knee joint after running.

In other words, […]

SRO opens new office in Petaluma

Orthopaedic surgeons Neema Pourtaheri M.D. and Dominic Mintalucci M.D. to provide a full range of services from Petaluma office in southern Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO) is excited to announce the opening of its new medical office in Petaluma, located at 167 Lynch Creek Way. The Petaluma office features three comfortable patient exam rooms, one full-service […]

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