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FOA Partners with athenahealth for Electronic Medical Records

Starting March 12, 2024, we will transform our healthcare services with the implementation of athenahealth, our new EMR management system.

EMG Nerve Test

Understanding EMG Nerve Condition Testing

Dr. Waldbaum may perform an EMG test to learn about the extent of your nerve and/or muscle injury, the location of the injury, and whether the damage is reversible.

New Docs

Florida Orthopaedic Associates Welcomes Two New Doctors

Welcome John A. Prodoehl, MD and Morad Chughtai, MD! FOA now employs 12 physicians and 7 physician assistants across Seminole and Volusia Counties.

FOA Opens Port Orange Clinic

Florida Orthopaedic Associates Opens Port Orange Clinic

Florida Orthopaedic Associates opens fifth clinic in East Volusia at 3635 Clyde Morris Boulevard, Ste 600 in Port Orange near Reed Canal Road.

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Low Back Pain Webinar with Dr. Lavoie

Dr. Lavoie reviews the causes and symptoms of SI joint dysfunction, diagnosis, and treatment options for low back, hip, and pelvic pain.

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Meet Dr. William Browning – Sports Medicine Specialist

Florida Orthopaedic Associates welcomes board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon William M. Browning, DO.

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Good News: It’s Not Your Hip, It’s Your Back

Dr. Nathan Turnbull reviews how to differentiate between hip pain and back pain to better help you determine the source of your discomfort.

How to Know If It Is a Shoulder or Neck Injury

How to Know If It Is a Shoulder or Neck Injury

Dr. Steen explains, “Some neck conditions can refer pain to the arm making it confusing to know if you’re dealing with a shoulder or neck injury.”

New Insurance Plan Could Mean Change in Coverage

New Insurance Plans Could Mean Change in Coverage

January is around the corner which means new insurance plans, new deductibles, and new copays. If your insurance is changing your coverage may change too.

5 Tips to Relieve Acute Low Back Pain

5 Tips to Relieve Sudden, Acute Low Back Pain

Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. Dr. Hood offers 5 tips on what you can do at home to find acute low back pain relief.

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You Have Options for Treating Osteoporosis

When lifestyle treatment options do not provide enough relief to keep you moving comfortably, consider these osteoporosis medications.

Physical Therapy After Surgery

Physical Therapy After Joint Surgery Is Essential

No matter what type of surgery you’re recovering from, undergoing physical therapy after surgery is essential to accelerate your recovery.

Benefits of Outpatient Joint Replacement Procedures

Benefits of Outpatient Joint Replacement Procedures

Dr. Mark Hollmann moved the Rapid Recovery program to ASC facilities making it possible for patients to go home in less than 5 hours after surgery.

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Are Cortisone Shots Effective for Joint Pain?

Dr. Reed explains, “Localized cortisone shots are effective at reducing inflammation and treating joint pain while preserving tissue threatened by continuous inflammation.”

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Relief: Symptoms and Treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. In most patients, carpal tunnel syndrome gets worse over time.

Phone-System-Blog

Thanks for Your Patience, Update on New Telephone System

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work out the kinks of our new phone system. We are diligently working to make sure your call gets to the right person.

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Meet Dr. J. David Watts – Foot and Ankle Specialist

Florida Orthopaedic Associates is pleased to welcome a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon J. David Watts, MD for general orthopaedic and foot/ankle injuries.

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Stetson Honors Dr. Hollmann for 30 Years of Service

Stetson University honored Dr. Mark Hollmann for his 30 years of service as the head team physician for Stetson Athletics at a recent basketball game.

Hip and Knee Arthritis Osteoarthritis

Do this First for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Dr. Turnbull recommends that if you are suffering from hip or knee osteoarthritis, do these three things first to help get you back to what matters most.

SI Joint Dysfunction and Lower Back Pain

Is SI Joint Dysfunction Causing Lower Back Pain?

Dr. Lavoie and the Spine Team provide comprehensive care for patients with SI joint dysfunction and many other conditions of the spine.

Good Posture for Spine Health

Good Posture Improves Spine Health, Prevents Backache

People who make a habit of using correct posture are less likely to experience back and neck pain. Using the correct posture will provide the needed back support.

Frozen Shoulder - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome – What You Need to Know

Dr. Brandon Steen, shoulder injury specialist, reviews the causes, symptoms and treatment for frozen shoulder, a common condition he sees in clinic.

Update on Stem Cell Therapies

Update on Stem Cell Therapies – Are They Safe?

Dr. Mark Hollmann warns, “there’s a lot of false and misleading information out there, including what some promoters are saying about stem cell therapies.”

Knee Arthroscopy Surgery

What to Expect from Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Mark Hollmann, MD performs hundreds of arthroscopic procedures each year with minimal post-operative pain. Learn more about arthroscopic knee surgery.

When to use ice vs heat

Do You Know When to Use Ice and Heat Therapy?

There’s a lot of confusion when to use ice vs. heat therapy for injuries or pain. So which one is the right one to use and how long should the treatments last?

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Robotic Technology for Total Knee Replacement 

Dr. Reed outlines what it means when your surgeon uses a computer to assist with your joint replacement surgery and benefits of such a procedure. 

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Dr. Reed First in the Area with ROSA Knee Robot

Dr. Stephen Reed performed the area’s first total knee replacement surgery with Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA Knee Robot at Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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What is a Physiatrist and What Conditions Do They Treat?

Physiatrists are often the first stop for orthopaedic issues. Consulting with a physiatrist before seeking surgical treatment can be a valuable decision.

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Meniscus Tear Knee Injuries – What You Need to Know

Meniscus tears are common knee injuries in athletes; however, an awkward twist getting out of a chair may be enough to cause a tear in an aging meniscus.

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Using a Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement

If you are curious about the direct anterior approach, Dr. Turnbull answers some questions to consider before speaking with a surgeon.

New Smyrna Beach Orthopaedic and Walk-In-Clinic

New Smyrna Beach Clinic Moving to Canal Street

Our NSB clinic is moving to 617 Canal Street. The new location is two blocks west of S Dixie Freeway across from Ruthy’s Kozy Kitchen and will include a Walk-In-Clinic.

Rotator Cuff Tear Repair

Rotator Cuff Tear Repair – Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Brandon Steen reviews frequently asked questions about rotator cuff tears, when you should see a doctor and arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

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Fall Prevention: Simple Tips to Prevent Falls

Even falls that do not lead to injury can have a negative effect on older adults. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures.

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What to Eat to Keep Your Bones Strong and Healthy

Dr. Thomas Brodrick shares his recommendations on what to eat, and what vitamins and minerals to take, to keep your bones strong and healthy.

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Simple Tips for Staying Active in Cold Weather

Don’t let cold weather and shorter days get in the way of being active. Dr. Royce Hood shares a few, simple activities that you can do to keep moving.

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Overcoming Fear About Your Upcoming Hip Surgery

To help break through the fears of having hip surgery, Dr. Stephen Reed shares some of what you can expect. Remember each person’s recovery is different.

Herniated Disc Pain

Herniated Disc Pain: Cause, Symptoms and Treatment

Dr. Lavoie, spine surgeon, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment options for a herniated disc – also referred to as a slipped disc, compressed disc.

Physician Assistants Are Essential

PAs are Essential – Celebrating National PA Week

Every year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the physician assistant profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.

Florida Orthopaedic Associates Launches Improved Website

Florida Orthopaedic Associates Launches Improved Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our updated website; redesigned to offer a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality.

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Working from home? Try these tips to avoid back pain.

Do you have back pain as a result of working from home? You’re not the only one. Try these 4 tips to avoid back pain while working remotely.

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Dance Injuries Requiring ER Visit Leaping in Numbers

A new study found that dance related injuries requiring an emergency room visit leaped in numbers. What’s going on? Details here.

COVID19

Florida Orthopaedic Associates COVID-19 Response

Your health and safety are our primary concern. Florida Orthopaedic Associates remains open and is ready to serve your orthopedic needs.

Youth Sport Injury Prevention

Protecting Youth Athletes from Injury

Our youth athletes are learning to play at a much higher intensity. As a result, Dr. Thomasson shares a few tips on how to protect your youth during physical activity.

Dr. Brandon Steen Throws Out First Pitch at Stetson Game

Dr. Steen Throws Out First Pitch at Stetson

Dr. Steen, former Buckeye pitcher, threw the first pitch at the Stetson baseball game Friday night. Stetson played Ohio State and won 9-1. #GoHatters

Choosing the Right Orthopaedic Surgeon

3 Tips for Choosing an Orthopaedic Surgeon

In recognition of National Wise Health Care Consumer Month, Dr. Hollmann covers 3 tips to keep in mind when finding an orthopaedic surgeon that’s right for you.

Dr. Hollmann Teaches Knee Replacement Master Course

Dr. Hollmann Presents Masters Course in Spain

Dr. Hollmann presented at the 5th Annual Masters Course in Knee Arthroplasty, a prestigious international meeting held in Madrid, Spain.

Florida Orthopaedic Associates Turns 50

Celebrating 50 Years in Orthopaedic Excellence

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, our founders, Drs. Huster, Griffin and Hood, reflect on the practice’s history and commitment to the communities it serves.

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Dr. Royce Hood, Jr.

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