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University of Pittsburgh reappoints Dr. Joshua Port to School of Medicine teaching staff

Blair Orthopedics’ knee, shoulder, elbow and sports medicine doctor, Joshua Port, M.D., will begin his 15th year as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery in the School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Behind the Desk: Joshua Port, M.D.

Dr. Joshua Port was recently featured in the Altoona Mirror's Behind the Desk series. Read the entire article by clicking here to download a PDF of the story.

WTAJ: More Kids Seeing Doctors for Concussions

Dr. Eric Kephart and his patient, Eli Vargas, share information on sports consussions. Watch the entire story, featured on WTAJ, by clicking here, or to download a PDF of the story, click here.

ALERT: Epidural Steroid Injections

There is a current CDC investigation into the use the preservative free agent Methylprednisolone in Epidural Steroid Injections. This drug is suspected to be linked to the national menigitis outbreak currentlyreported in six states: Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Maryland.
 
For our patients who have had a joint injection performed at our practice, we have NOT used any of the three lots of the drug linked to the outbreak.

WTAJ: Big Increase in Knee Replacements

Dr. Angela W. Rowe shares her beliefs on why there has been a jump in knee procedures. Read the entire article, featured on WTAJ, by clicking here, or to download a PDF of the story, click here.

Dr. Bozak Presents on Hip Pain

Blair Orthopedics’ Physician Presents on Hip Pain

Dr. Kephart Presents Sports Concussion Seminar

Blair Orthopedics’ Physician Educates Allegheny Family Physician Residents

ALTOONA, PA (September 20, 2012) - Eric Kephart, D.O., a Fellowship Trained Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist at Blair Orthopedics, presented a seminar on sports concussions to the Allegheny Family Physician Residency Program. The focus of the presentation addressed the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in order to get the injured athlete back in the game.

Dr. Budny's Article Published in Professional Journal

Blair Orthopedics’ Surgeon Has Professional Article Published

ALTOONA, PA (September 6, 2012) - Adam M. Budny, DPM, a foot and ankle surgeon with Blair Orthopedics, has recently had an article published by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in their professional journal, Podiatry Management. The article, entitled, Autologous Platelets for Treatment of Tendonopathy of the Foot and Ankle, reviews the science behind platelet concentrates, and describes commercially available systems.

Altoona Mirror: Dr. Bozak claims national cyclist crown

Dr. David J. Bozak became a national champion cyclist and a first-time father in the span of four days!

Sports Concussion Management Seminars

Blair Orthopedics' Physician Educates Local Athlete Trainers & Coaches

ALTOONA, PA (August 2, 2012) – Dr. Shawn Saylor, a Fellowship trained Primary Care Sports Medicine physician with Blair Orthopedics, presented two seminars on “Sports Concussion Management” recently for local athletic trainers and coaches – one at Bishop Guilfoyle High School and the other at Claysburg Kimmel High School.

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