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April 1, 2016

Premier Orthopaedics Welcomes the Brandywine Institute of Orthopaedics

We are pleased to announce that effective April 1st 2016 The Brandywine Institute of Orthopaedics has merged with Premier Orthopaedics.

The physicians of Premier Orthopaedics in Pottstown offer a full range of orthopaedic services. Their physical therapy clinic will also become a part of Premiers physical therapy program and will be named Premier Physical Therapy in Pottstown. This expansion will allow us to offer our patients a broader network of orthopaedic expertise.

We are pleased to announce that effective April 1st 2016 The...

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January 5, 2016

Premier is proud to announce that Dr. Ashely Anderson, Orthopaedic Surgeon, has joined our practice.

Dr. Anderson has a special interest in shoulder and knee arthroscopy in addition to her practice of general orthopaedic surgery. She believes in quality orthopaedic care for elite athletes and weekend warriors alike.

Dr. Anderson looks forward to building relationships with community sports teams and providing orthopaedic care for every member of your family.

Dr. Anderson has a special interest in shoulder and knee arthroscopy...

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December 1, 2015

Premier Congratulates Dr. Jonathon Garino

Premier physician Dr. Jonathon Garino of the PA Orthopaedic Center Division was named secretary of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society for 2016.

The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society is the premier organization representing the orthopaedic community in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Through continuing educational programs, legislative advocacy, and colleague networking they continue to serve their mission by refining their member’s ability to deliver quality orthopaedic care to their patients.

Premier physician Dr. Jonathon Garino of the PA Orthopaedic Center...

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August 1, 2015

Dr. Charles Hummer: Preventing Knee Injuries

As an orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-specialty in Sports Medicine, I often hear this complaint from family, friends and patients. Both acute injuries and overuse injuries can cause knee pain and dysfunction in athletes of all ages. So, what are common knee problems? How can they be prevented? And, what treatments are there for common knee pain?

The most common knee problem I see in my practice is “ kneecap pain” or patella-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS). The kneecap (patella) acts as a lever to allow the front thigh muscles to extend the knee, allowing us to stand upright and walk. The force generated through the kneecap increases geometrically as the knee bends in the standing position—in full squat there’s about seven times body weight pressure on the kneecap joint surface. Kneecap pain occurs because of this pressure, and because of subtle misalignment of the kneecap in the groove of the femur, caused by injury or change in level or type of activity—a new sport, lots of kneeling.

As an orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-specialty in Sports Medicine, I...

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ABOUT PREMIER ORTHOPAEDICS

Premier Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic group in Delaware and Chester counties. Premier provides patients with the full spectrum of orthopaedic services; including bone, muscle and joint care. Patients trust our specialists for their experience, expertise and commitment to exceptional patient care.

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