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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,...


Post Date: May 16, 2017

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...


Post Date: May 4, 2017

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...


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...


Post Date: February 21, 2017

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...


Post Date: February 1, 2017

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...


Post Date: January 23, 2017

Study reveals 45 minutes of weekly activity improves arthritis symptoms in older adults

Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in an examination of a goal that is daunting for most of this aging population, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that performing even a third of the recommended activity is beneficial. "Patients who suffer...


Post Date: January 19, 2017

SRO Welcomes Neema Pourtaheri, M.D.

Dr. Pourtaheri is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty interest and fellowhip training in shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Pourtaheri completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, before earning a Medical Doctorate in New Orleans, Louisiana, at Tulane University School of Medicine. He...


Post Date: January 3, 2017