Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville

Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville

Life is active. Whether it’s taking groceries in from the car, shoveling snow or raking leaves, playing
weekend tag football, wrestling with the kids or stirring oatmeal cookie batter – it all requires a healthy body in movement. And, sometimes an illness, injury or the normal aging process takes us away from life. At Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, we help you get better so you can get back to it – whatever IT may happen to be.We specialize in bone and joint-related injuries in southeast Ohio, those injuries that keep you from enjoying life. We proudly serve patients in Muskingum, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Guernsey, Licking, Morgan, Noble and Perry counties.

Our team of highly skilled physicians and health care professionalsare orthopaedic specialists who compassionately provide effective diagnosis; treatment and rehabilitation care through a full range of orthopaedic services in our comprehensive center. Our practice includes some of Ohio’s best sports medicine and physical therapy teams available. Take a look around our website to find out more about our physicians, their specialties and our center.In 2008, OAZ completed a 7,904 square foot addition, making it the only center of its kind in our area.Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville – it’s time for you to get back to it.  

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Nearly 300 Local Student-Athletes Receive Free Sports Physicals

May 5th, 2014 Posted in Recent News

ZANESVILLE, OHIO – Sports Medicine Zanesville, and local volunteers, treated 293 student-athletes Saturday, the most in the three-year history of its free sports physical clinic.

“I think it’s been better this year than it has been in previous years, and I think that’s a combination of the help that we have gotten from our local physicians here as well as our local trainers and schools getting out the information,” said Dr. Samuel A. Finck, D.O.

Seven local primary care physicians and one nurse practitioner, along with fellow physicians and staff from Sports Medicine Zanesville and Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, joined Finck. The local volunteers included: Dr. Andrea Collet, Dr. Diane DeCenso, Dr. Anthony Flarey, Dr. Ronald Harvey, Dr. Maria Jamiolkowski, Dr. Douglas Myers, Dr. Michael Zimmerer and Angie Pickens.

“This is a good opportunity for us to give back to our community and ensure that all of our local student-athletes are prepared for the upcoming school year,” said Dr. James Gasparine of Sports Medicine Zanesville.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) recommends student-athletes receive a physical prior to participation in athletics.

Saturday’s event, held at the Orthopaedic of Zanesville office at 2854 Bell Street, received coverage from local news outlets, including WHIZ-TV.

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About Sports Medicine Zanesville

Sports Medicine Zanesville is a full-service, comprehensive, orthopaedic center, with a mission dedicated to relieving pain and restoring an active lifestyle in each patient. Sports Medicine Zanesville has a team of highly skilled, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and specialized health care professionals. For more information, visit www.smzanesville.com.

Free Sports Physical Clinic Returns to Sports Medicine Zanesville

April 28th, 2014 Posted in Events

ZANESVILLE, OHIO – Sports Medicine Zanesville will host a free sports physical clinic on Saturday, May 3. Open to all Ohio students, the event starts at 8 a.m. with physicals recommended by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) prior to participation in athletics.

“It is not only important for all student-athletes to receive a pre-participation physical, it is mandatory,” said Dr. James Gasparine of Sports Medicine Zanesville. “This is a good opportunity for us to give back to our community and ensure that all of our local student-athletes are prepared for the upcoming school year.”

Sports Medicine Zanesville is sponsoring the event for the third straight year. Last year, volunteers treated nearly 200 students free of charge.

Gasparine and his fellow Sports Medicine Zanesville physicians and staff will volunteer their time for the May 3 event, and will be joined by seven local primary care physicians and one nurse practitioner. The local volunteers include: Dr. Andrea Collet, Dr. Diane DeCenso, Dr. Anthony Flarey, Dr. Ronald Harvey, Dr. Maria Jamiolkowski, Dr. Douglas Myers, Dr. Michael Zimmerer and Angie Pickens.

Schools are encouraged to reserve appointment times by emailing sports@orthozane.com or by calling 740-588-1089.

A link to the 2014-2015 OHSAA pre-participation physical evaluation form that all students should use can be found here: http://ohsaa.org/medicine/physicalform.htm.

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About Sports Medicine Zanesville

Sports Medicine Zanesville is a full-service, comprehensive, orthopaedic center, with a mission dedicated to relieving pain and restoring an active lifestyle in each patient. Sports Medicine Zanesville has a team of highly skilled, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and specialized health care professionals. For more information, visit www.smzanesville.com.

 

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Shoulder Replacement Surgery

April 21st, 2014 Posted in Ohio Orthopedics

No matter what your specific joint problem, the Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville staff specializes in diagnosing and treating joint pain. We understand that as a last resort, total joint replacement may be essential in relieving pain and improving your quality of life.

The Procedure

Total shoulder joint replacement is not nearly as common as knee or hip replacement but is sometimes necessary to help relieve pain from such ailments as arthritis, a rotator cuff injury or even a severe fracture. The treatment options are either replacement of the head of the humerus bone (ball), or replacement of both the ball and the socket (glenoid).

Pre-operation

Preparing for your procedure requires extensive medical evaluation and even changes in your home that are essential to a smooth recovery process. We recommend wearing loose fitting clothes and asking your doctor or anesthesiologist about the stipulations of eating and drinking prior to any operation.

Post-operation

Replacing the shoulder joint with a prosthetic device usually takes about two hours. After surgery, you will be moved to the recovery room, where you will remain for several hours. Your doctor or nurse will prescribe medication to help with pain management, and you will be paired with one of our physical therapists to assist in the recovery process.

Getting Treated at OAZ

If you are having persistent shoulder problems, the physicians at Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, a full-service orthopaedic center, can help find the right approach for your individual needs.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 740-454-3273.

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Bone Up on the Benefits of High Impact Exercise

April 7th, 2014 Posted in Exercise

It almost seems unnatural that high impact exercise can benefit your bones, however, researchers at the University of Bristol are saying this theory may be true. Subjecting your bones to certain levels of stress can add mass or even reduce the loss of mass due to aging, according to research.

In the University’s research, young adolescents who experienced impacts of 4.2 G forces or greater had noticeably sturdier hip bones than their counter parts. In case you are wondering, for most people, 4.2 Gs can be achieved by running a 10-minute mile or by jumping up and down on a box that is 15 inches high.

At Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, we specialize in diagnosing and treating orthopaedic injuries, and we’ve found that the more you know about joint health, the more likely you are to protect your body.

Photo courtesy: www.naturalfitnessblog.com

Additional ways to prevent bone and joint breakdown include:

  • Consider taking calcium and Vitamin D supplements, if cleared by a doctor
  • Eat a diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D, such as spinach, kale, white beans or okra
  • Get a diverse array of regular exercise including swimming, running, strength training or even through hobbies such as gardening or dancing
  • Ask your doctor which medications can help reduce bone loss and risk for fractures

Getting Treated at OAZ

At Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, a full-service orthopaedic center, our physicians are dedicated to finding the right approach for everyone’s individual needs. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 740-454-3273.

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Living Wheat and Joint Pain Free

March 24th, 2014 Posted in Recent News

A gluten-free diet may be more than just a fad. CNN recently reported that many people might need to cut back on their gluten intake, especially those suffering from joint pain, headaches, rashes and insomnia. While this mostly affects individuals with celiac disease, anyone sensitive to gluten might benefit by changing their diet.

Eliminating gluten from your diet can be tricky since it can turn up in unexpected places like chocolate, soy sauce, vitamins and even some kinds of toothpaste. A few simple ways to cut back or maintain a gluten-free diet include:

  • Start with fresh, unprocessed foods and shop the outer perimeter of the grocery store – produce, fresh meat and dairy. These foods also promote bone health.
  • Stay educated by researching the ingredients on labels.
  • Learn to make your own gluten-free breads and pastas.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables high in vitamin K and vitamin C, both promote joint health.

Since avoiding gluten means giving up many of the breads and cereals that have become a major source of vitamin B this can be a problem for anyone, especially women who are pregnant.

At Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, we recommend those considering dramatic changes in their diet consult with their doctor or a dietitian.

OAZ Can Help

If you are experiencing joint pain Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, a full service orthopaedic center, can help. Our physicians are dedicated to relieving your pain and restoring your active lifestyle.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 740-454-3273.

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