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Understand your injury and treatment options. Our doctors are experts in the use of the most advanced technology used for orthopedic medicine.

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Whether you’re an elite athlete, recreational athlete, or an everyday professional, we treat all of our patients with the same passionate care and attention to detail.

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Pioneering Authority in Leading-Edge Orthobiologic Treatments and Advanced Sports Medicine

As an alternative to surgery, patients can now benefit from Orthobiologic Treatments

OrthoBiologics are an innovative area of Regenerative Medicine that uses the body’s own cells and healing factors to accelerate healing of tendon and ligament injuries.

These advanced treatments are what top athletes use to reduce pain and help provide long-lasting relief from chronic soft tissue pain, and cartilage damage.

Meet the Doctors

Our doctors are authorities in the use of the most advanced technology used for orthopedic medicine including cell-based therapies and ultrasound-guided injections and procedures. They also use fluoroscopic guidance to perform interventional spine injections for the care of patients with acute or chronic spine-related conditions. We take great pride in combining cutting-edge technology with compassionate care to give our patients an exceptional sports medicine experience.

Brian J.
Shiple

D.O., CAQSM, RMSK

Eric
Kephart

M.S., D.O.

Our doctors specialize in the care of non-operative orthopedic and spine conditions

  • Acute and chronic sprains of ligaments.
  • Tears or strains of muscles and tendons.
  • Arthritis and stable fractures.

We use advanced technology to treat cartilage tears and nerve entrapment conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Common Knee Ailments

Meniscus Tear

The meniscus is comprised of two c-shaped wedges of cartilage that cushion and stabilize the knee joint. A torn meniscus can cause pain and limited mobility in the knee.

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the knees because the knees bear the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the knee can severely impact a person’s lifestyle.

Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee

This condition is characterized by the death of an area of cartilage and bone in the knee joint. The dead section may remain in place, forming a lesion, or it may loosen and partially detach from the surrounding bone. It may break away completely and float around inside the joint.

Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)

This condition is an inflammation of the tendon that connects the patella (the kneecap) to the tibia in the knee joint. This tendon is part of the structure of muscles and tendons in the knee that allows the knee to straighten from being bent.

Potential Treatments

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Common Ankle & Foot Ailments

Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the two main calf muscles – the gastrocnemius and soleus – to the heel bone (the calcaneus). Common injuries of the Achilles tendon include tendonitis (inflammation), tendinosis (degeneration), and rupture.

Morton’s Neuroma

This condition is a thickening of the nerve sheath that surrounds a nerve in the ball of the foot. It most commonly develops between the third and fourth toes. It also commonly occurs between the second and third toes.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the plantar fascia. This thick band of connective tissue travels across the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel. It supports the foot’s natural arch. It stretches and becomes taut whenever the foot bears weight.

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

This condition is an overstretching and inflammation of the posterior tibial tendon, which travels from a muscle in the calf down to the arch of the foot. This tendon is one of the major supporting structures of the foot’s arch and aids in walking.

Potential Treatments

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Common Back Ailments

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back and neck pain. Despite what the name suggests, degenerative disc disease is not a disease, but a condition in which natural, age-related wear-and-tear on a disc causes pain, instability, and other symptoms.

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc (also called a slipped disc, bulging disc or protrusion) can mostly affect the lumbar spine – between the bottom of your ribs and your hips – and are common for people in their 30s and 40s. Symptoms can include sharp or throbbing pain or discomfort in your back that can travel down your leg. You may also experience numbness, tingling or weakness in the buttocks, legs or feet, or a shooting pain that occurs upon sneezing, coughing, straining or sitting or standing for long periods of time.

Sciatica

Sciatica (sometimes known as radiculopathy) is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness that travel down the low back via the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

Annular Tears

As we get older, the vertebral discs can start to exhibit wear and cause some health problems.  A common problem is tear in the annulus fibrosus, or annular fibers, commonly referred to as an annular tear or leaky disc.  Those tears are the precise source of underlying disc and sciatica symptoms.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a wide-sweeping term, often describing pain that lasts more than three to six months or pain beyond the point of tissue healing. Some forms of chronic pain can be linked to an identifiable cause, like degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, or spondylolisthesis. Other forms of pain have no known or understood cause, such as fibromyalgia or neuropathic pain (nerve pain). Fighting chronic pain is a lifelong struggle for many.

Potential Treatments

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Common Shoulder Ailments

Rotator Cuff Tears and Injuries

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that cover the head of the humerus and hold it securely inside the shoulder socket. The cuff helps maintain joint stability while allowing the arm to lift and rotate. A tear of the rotator cuff can be painful and can interfere with shoulder movement. Four muscles make up the cuff: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis muscles.

Arthritis / Bursitis

Although they have similar symptoms, these are different conditions. Bursitis is temporary and results from overuse, infection or injury while arthritis is a chronic condition – both involve joint pain and inflamation.

Nerve Impingement

Also known as a pinched nerve, this is due to pressure being applied to a nerve. It can cause numbness, pain or muscle weakness.

Potential Treatments

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Common Elbow Ailments

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

This condition is a compression injury to the ulnar nerve near the elbow. This is the nerve that produces a jolt when you bump your “funny bone.”

Lateral Epicondylitis

This condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons that connect the muscles of the forearm to the elbow. The pain is primarily felt at the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.

Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

This condition is an injury to the medial ulnar collateral ligament, a ligament composed of three bands located on the inner side of the elbow. The MUCL connects the humerus to the ulna. Injury to the MUCL can cause pain, weakness and sometimes a feeling of instability in the arm.

Potential Treatments

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Common Hand/Wrist Ailments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

This condition is a painful compression of a nerve in the wrist that can interfere with a person’s ability to use the wrist and the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive condition that can worsen without proper care.

Ulnar neuropathy

It is the result of compression of the ulnar nerve, which may cause pain, tingling or numbness in one or both hands

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