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Sweat Safely This Summer

Summer is here, which means outdoor activity and summer sports injuries are too. While POA is here to provide you with orthopedic care, we prefer you don’t get hurt in the first place. Whether you’re swimming laps, hiking mountains, or spiking volleyballs, here are some tips on staying safe this season: Gear Up and Warm …

4 Common Back Pain Myths

It’s estimated that about 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. With so many elements contributing to back pain, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Read below for some of the most common back pain myths. Myth #1: It’s best to rest until your pain …

Celebrating May’s Health Awareness Months

May delivers an abundance of causes to celebrate at Proliance Orthopedic Associates with three national health awareness months that are important to our team. Take a look at what the awareness months we’re recognizing this May at POA. National Arthritis Awareness Month More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause …

POA Welcomes Dr. Haloman

We are very excited to announce that we have a new orthopedic surgeon joining the Proliance Orthopedic Associates team in June – Dr. Haloman! Dr. Haloman is a talented fellowship-trained specialist in hip preservation, sports medicine and arthroscopic/minimally-invasive surgery of the shoulder, hip, elbow and knee. He also performs surgery for general orthopedic conditions and …

POA’s Athlete Comeback of the Month: Kennedy

As a gymnast, Kennedy risks the chance of injury each time she practices or competes. One misstep is all it takes for a painful mishap to occur. But Kennedy knows that with the risk of injury comes the possibility of greatness, which is why today, even after suffering through an intense wrist injury, Kennedy is …

Exciting News from our Covington Location

Our POA team has always loved serving the Covington community, so we are excited to announce that on April 16th, we will be expanding our Covington footprint! Currently, the POA Covington location has a clinic for our orthopedic doctors on the second floor and MRI services on the third floor. This spring, we are aiming …

What’s New in Knee Surgery

The following article is written by Andrew Merritt, MD. This month in KSSTA, Kim et al. investigate the outcomes of ACL surgery in patients with hyperlaxity. Hyperlaxity is defined by having joints that are “extra-mobile” and present sometimes as “double-jointed.” Most commonly in young females, we frequently see athletes with hyperlaxity that sustain injuries to …

The Final Stage of ACL Recovery: Preventing Another Injury

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The following article is written by Andrew Merritt, MD. Anterior cruciate injuries (ACL) injuries continue to increase as people are playing more competitive, year-around sports. One of the most important aspects of recovering from ACL surgery is to prevent the injury from happening again. Most ACL injuries occur from pivoting during sports and not from …

Parking Updates at POA

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Valley Medical Center is celebrating a new era in patient care with their new medical office building set to house a comprehensive Cancer Center, an innovative surgical program and expanded access to specialists. During construction, lot parking parallel to Talbot Road (Lot A) will be greatly reduced for at least six months. In the meantime, the North …

Valley Medical Center Named #1 for Joint Replacement

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We are thrilled to announce that Valley Medical Center was recently named #1 in the state of Washington for joint replacement by CareChex Quality Rating System! CareChex produces their comprehensive evaluation of hospital excellence using a variety of metrics including quality, performance and safety analytics. As the first hospital with a dedicated joint replacement center …

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Covington, WA 98042

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Latest POA News

  • Sweat Safely This Summer

    Summer is here, which means outdoor activity and summer sports injuries are too. While POA is here to provide you with orthopedic care, we prefer you don’t get hurt in the first place. Whether you’re swimming laps, hiking mountains, or spiking volleyballs, here are some tips on staying safe this season: Gear Up and Warm …

  • 4 Common Back Pain Myths

    It’s estimated that about 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. With so many elements contributing to back pain, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Read below for some of the most common back pain myths. Myth #1: It’s best to rest until your pain …

  • Celebrating May’s Health Awareness Months

    May delivers an abundance of causes to celebrate at Proliance Orthopedic Associates with three national health awareness months that are important to our team. Take a look at what the awareness months we’re recognizing this May at POA. National Arthritis Awareness Month More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause …

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Managing Joint Replacement Post-Op Opioid Use

    An article published in JBJS Feb. 2018 by Sabatino et al documented excess opioid prescribing for patients undergoing THA/TKA procedures. They noted that post-op pain management for several major orthopedic procedures accounts for a substantial portion of opioid medications prescribed in the US. The authors evaluated the prescribing habits and patient utilization following elective orthopedic procedures at …

  • The Importance of Physician Assistants

    There are over 1 million hip and knee replacements performed in the U.S. per year and this number is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. There is a finite number of orthopedic surgeons trained to perform this kind of surgery, and that number is not increasing at a rate to keep up with …

  • Managing Your Pain After Joint Replacement Surgery

    At POA, we use multimodal pain management for your joint replacement. This begins with preoperative medications given in the pre-op area, spinal anesthesia, and use of regional and local blocks about your hip or knee. Following your surgery pain is managed during your overnight stay by the nursing staff at the VMC joint center. This consists …