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3 Tips to Get and Stay Motivated

Fitness is fundamental to orthopedic health and overall wellbeing. While understanding the importance of an active lifestyle is a critical first step, finding the motivation to get moving is an entirely different challenge. How can you motivate yourself, and when you do, how can you sustain that motivation? Eliminate Excuses Between a busy work and …

To Walk or to Run?

There’s no debate that walking and running are both excellent forms of exercise with plenty of benefits, from enhancing heart health to promoting stronger bones. So, when it comes to cardio, which should you choose – to walk or to run? Arguments can be made for both, so it’s worth considering your goals and the …

Eat These Foods to Speed Up Recovery After Surgery

Recovery speed and effectiveness after orthopedic surgery are largely determined by what we eat. Not only does our body need more calories to recover, but surgery also causes a stress reaction in the body that elevates the metabolism and increases our need for calories. If we don’t fuel our recovery with the proper foods, complications …

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. We debunk some of the most common back pain myths: Myth #1: It’s best to rest until your pain goes …

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 Sean Haloman, M.D. will be joining the Proliance Orthopedic Associates team in June! 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 trauma. Dr. Haloman understands the …

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 …

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Latest POA News

  • 3 Tips to Get and Stay Motivated

    Fitness is fundamental to orthopedic health and overall wellbeing. While understanding the importance of an active lifestyle is a critical first step, finding the motivation to get moving is an entirely different challenge. How can you motivate yourself, and when you do, how can you sustain that motivation? Eliminate Excuses Between a busy work and …

  • To Walk or to Run?

    There’s no debate that walking and running are both excellent forms of exercise with plenty of benefits, from enhancing heart health to promoting stronger bones. So, when it comes to cardio, which should you choose – to walk or to run? Arguments can be made for both, so it’s worth considering your goals and the …

  • Eat These Foods to Speed Up Recovery After Surgery

    Recovery speed and effectiveness after orthopedic surgery are largely determined by what we eat. Not only does our body need more calories to recover, but surgery also causes a stress reaction in the body that elevates the metabolism and increases our need for calories. If we don’t fuel our recovery with the proper foods, complications …

Dr. Barrett's Blog

  • Total Joint Replacement, Obesity, and the Role of Bariatric Surgery

    The annual spring meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons was held in Miami, Florida, from May 3rd-5th of 2018. This symposium on “Managing the Bariatric Patient” reviewed the diagnosis, etiology and management of obesity. Nationally-recognized bariatric surgeons spoke to the orthopedic surgeons in attendance about medical ramifications of obesity, risks obesity …

  • 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 …