Michigan Medical Report

Drs. Bahu and Kassab featured in St. Joe's Michigan Medical Report

Your Knees. Your Choice

Research reveals orthopaedic surgery has a social and economic impact

Total knee replacement (or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)) is one of the most successful and life-enhancing surgical procedures.

Is Running Good or Bad for Your Knees?

Recent article published in TIME Magazine on running and knee pain. It quotes a study that concluded that short distance running is probably not harmful to your knees and does not cause inflammation. 

Where exactly is your pain?

Joseph Ward, MD

A common question asked by an orthopedic surgeon during a new patient visit is: where exactly is your pain?  The physician may ask several other questions about the pain: Can you point with one finger to the spot that hurts the most?  Does the pain travel anywhere?   

Iovera Freezes Away Knee Pain

Cutting Edge Treatment

Our doctors are the first in Michigan to use the Iovera system for the treatment of knee pain. 

Bunions Causes and Treatment

Many people think a bunion is a simple bone prominence by the big toe. Actually, a bunion can be a progressive deformity of bones and joints.

These mal-aligned structures can cause a painful “bump,” but can also cause functional problems, leading to other regions of foot pain. 

Bunions develop slowly. Pressure on the big toe joint causes the big toe to lean toward the second toe. Over time, the normal structure of the bone changes, resulting in the bunion bump. This deformity will gradually increase and may make it painful to wear shoes or walk.

Get back on the course quicker

Dr. Ward's article in the Bloomfield/Birmingham Eagle on golf injuries

Golf is a hobby for some, a pastime for others, and a passion for many.  Any day a golfer is kept off the course due to an injury is a day wasted, according to Dr. Bill Ward, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Cutting Edge Treatment

 If you have tried some of the more traditional treatment options and are not ready for surgery, ask one of our doctors about this new and exciting procedure.

Questions After Joint Replacement

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Two of the most common questions we get are about sleeping after surgery and whether the implant will set off metal detectors. 

Healthy New Year's Resolutions

Some of the most common new year's resolutions are to exercise and develop healthier habits.  Exercise is crucial in maintaining healthy and pain free joints.  Here are some tips for a healthy new year:

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