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What is a hand surgeon and when should you see one?

When you get a wrist sprain or a hand fracture or experience any painful injury to your hand, wrist or forearm you want to know that the surgeon you visit is on top of his game. SRO’s board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon Dr. Dominic Mintalucci is deeply immersed in the...


carpal tunnel or arthritis

Is it carpal tunnel or arthritis? Or both?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition of the hand that can cause weakness, tingling, and/or numbness. With carpal tunnel, patients can experience a sensation of pain or tingling that travels up the forearm toward the shoulder. Arthritis can also cause pain and make grasping objects difficult, but for entirely...


Summertime recreation supported by Gel-One

Gel-One offers knee pain relief so you can get out there for summertime fun!

Beautiful summer weather brings an opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreation. It's a great time to try out new activities and take up exercises that may also improve osteoarthritis. But for those who suffer from chronic knee pain that might keep you from enjoying even the most mild summertime activities...


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Sonoma County Cyclist Peter Stetina Gets a Hand From SRO

Local cycling legend Peter Stetina ggot a helping hand recently from Santa Rosa Orthopedics hand surgeon, Dr. Dominic Mintalucci and SRO physical hand therapist Tracey Edblom.  Stetina, a longtime Sonoma County resident and former professional road cyclist-turned gravel racer, fractured his hand after another rider crashed into him in...


Shoulder Pain Treatment Video Replay Now Available

SHOULDER PAIN CAUSE & TREATMENT WEBINAR Replay now available. In this NEW webinar replay Dr. Pourtaheri talks about: Common causes of shoulder pain Non-surgical treatments Standard treatments for chronic pain Minimally invasive surgical options Dr. Pourtaheri Dr. Neema Pourtaheri is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with sub-specialty interest and fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery....


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Top reasons patients chose rotator cuff surgery

Patients who chose rotator cuff repair are interested in alleviating chronic shoulder pain, and they are concerned about the condition worsening. A nagging inability to sleep due to constant discomfort is also reported. Studies bear out that through arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR), patients consistently achieve significant functional improvements...


Achilles’ tendinitis, an overuse injury of the foot

Achilles’ tendinitis is an overuse injury most commonly reported in conditioned runners who push their performance levels. It is also reported in middle aged people who engage in aggressive weekend sports as the structure of the Achilles tendon tends to weaken with age. This painful condition happens when the...


More than 450,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States.

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery has been utilized by surgeons for decades – largely as a way to treat hip trauma and late stage arthritis of the hip. Overall, long term outcomes have been reported as excellent in the majority of patients. Pioneered in the 1960s, advances made in the...