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Total shoulder replacement gets patients back on track

The first shoulder replacement surgery was performed in the United States in the 1950s as a way to treat severe shoulder fractures. Since then shoulder joint replacement has proven beneficial for patients in the treatment of many painful conditions of the shoulder, including forms of arthritis. Today, about 53,000 people...


Santa Rosa Orthopaedics offers viscosupplimentation treatment for patients suffering from joint pain. Visco supplementation is covered by Medicare and is an alternative treatment to surgery, especially important during the pandemic.

We Keep You in Motion

SRO is a full-service orthopaedics practice committed to providing exceptional care for all types of orthopedic injuries and conditions. Our team of fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors offers the latest nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for a wide range of orthopedic sub-specialties and sports medicine. Request an Appointment


Dr. McDermott’s seminar about knee/hip pain treatment on Thursday, March 10, at 6:00 pm

Join us for a FREE Knee & Hip Pain Webinar

March 10th Webinar FREE Online Webinar - Thurs., March 10th 6-7:30 p.m. Register Now: March 10th Webinar Join us from the comfort of your own home for an educational online seminar sponsored by Sutter Health featuring knee, hip and shoulder specialist, Michael J. McDermott, MD of the Santa Rosa Orthopaedic Group. The presentation will...


In this recent webinar presentation with Dr. Christian Athanassious you will learn about neck & back pain.

New Neck & Back Pain Treatment Webinar Replay

In this recent webinar video replay with Dr. Christian Athanassious you will learn about: Neck and back pain; the common sources of your pain. When is it time to see a specialist? How problems get diagnosed. What are the traditional medical treatments? When is it time to consider minimally-invasive surgery? Dr. Athanassious Dr. Christian Athanassious is the...


Repetitive use injuries to the thumb resulting in torn or stretched UCL can happen also as a gradual rubbing away of the UCL due to wear and tear.

Skier’s thumb injuries

Skier's thumb is an injury of the soft tissue that connects the bones of the thumb together. This type of injury can happen from falling on an outstretched hand that violently pulls the thumb away from the index finger, stretching or tearing the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the process....


Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) of the foot can manifest as painful symptoms in the ankle, the hindfoot, midfoot or top of the foot, forefoot – including toes and ball of the foot. Initial symptoms involve pain and stiffness and reduced range of motion, eventually leading to difficulty walking, and even deformity....


A partial shoulder dislocation (subluxation) may start with abrupt pain followed by a sensation of the shoulder joint being suddenly loose.

What Causes Chronic Shoulder Instability?

Shoulder instability occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket. A shoulder dislocation can occur suddenly due to direct trauma or gradually due to repetitive action and overuse strain. Because the shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in the body, it...


Treatment for Hamstring Injuries and Tears

So, you’ve been laying low for a few months now, avoiding both the gym and that treadmill gathering dust in the garage. One day you realize that you’ve put on a few extra pounds, so now seems like a good time to get back into a vigorous exercise routine. Without...