Do I Need Spine Surgery

Do I "Need" Spine Surgery?

Nearly everyone, as we age, develops arthritis of the spine. Many patients are told that they “need" surgery based on x-ray findings. Rest assured, it is very uncommon to “need” surgery for the spine.

High Heels Can Lead To A Dozen Foot And Leg Injuries

No Pain, No Gain: High Heels Can Lead To A Dozen Foot And Leg Injuries

From the Washington Post

Blistered heels and the minor embarrassment of carrying a dangling pair of stilettos, barefoot, out of the club is generally a small price to pay for women who want to look good. But if you ask scientists their opinion, they’ll tell you the same: Ditch the high heel obsession if you want to preserve the health of your feet.

Is Your Pain Coming from the Sacroiliac Joint?

The sacroiliac joint is located at the junction of the spine and the pelvis. It functions as a shock absorber that cushions against the force of your upper body.  At least 15% of patients with low back pain will actually have sacroiliac joint pain.

Congratulations to Dr. Bahu

Dr. Bahu inducted into The American Shoulder Elbow Surgeons

Dr. Bahu has been admitted to The American Shoulder Elbow Surgeons! 

Clarkston Office

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Join us for the grand opening of the our new Clarkston office at 7650 Dixie Highway on Thursday November 2 from 4 to 6 pm. We will be raffling prizes and signed memorabilia. 

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. 


The doctors at Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County (OSOC) are committed to offering the latest therapies for the treatment of painful bones, joints, and tendons. The doctors in our practice are excited to announce that they are the first to offer the Iovera sytem to relieve knee pain. 

What is the iovera treatment?

The iovera treatment uses the body's natural response to cold to immediately reduce pain without leaving anything behind. It precisely targets the source of your pain for immediate and lasting relief without the use of drugs or pharmaceuticals. The iovera treatment is FDA cleared to block pain.


How does the iovera treatment work?

The iovera treatment works by applying targeted cold to a peripheral nerve which immediately prevents the nerve from sending pain signals.

The Iovera uses closed end needles freeze nerves to minus 126 degrees. This causes the nerve to stop sending pain signals for a period of time. The effect of the cold on the nerves is temporary and does not cause permanent damage because it leaves the structural components of the nerves intact. The nerves are restored to function after several months, after the knee replacement surgery and rehabilitation period.  The treatment is FDA cleared and uses the body's natural response to cold to immediately relieve the pain without introducing any drugs  or chemicals. 

Our doctors are always searching for the best ways to treat our patients painful bones and joints.  Call to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to learn more about this and other exciting new treatments.


The doctors at Orthopedic Specialists of Oakland County (OSOC) are committed to offering the latest therapies for the treatment of painful bones, joints, and tendons. The doctors in our practice are excited to announce that they are the first to offer the Iovera sytem to relieve knee pain. 

What is the iovera treatment?

The iovera treatment uses the body's natural response to cold to immediately reduce pain without leaving anything behind. It precisely targets the source of your pain for immediate and lasting relief without the use of drugs or pharmaceuticals. The iovera treatment is FDA cleared to block pain.


How does the iovera treatment work?

The iovera treatment works by applying targeted cold to a peripheral nerve which immediately prevents the nerve from sending pain signals.

The Iovera uses closed end needles to freeze nerves to minus 126 degrees. This causes the nerve to stop sending pain signals for a period of time. The effect of the cold on the nerves is temporary and does not cause permanent damage because it leaves the structural components of the nerves intact. The nerves are restored to function after several months, after the knee replacement surgery and rehabilitation period.  The treatment is FDA cleared and uses the body's natural response to cold to immediately relieve the pain without introducing any drugs  or chemicals. 

Our doctors are always searching for the best ways to treat our patients painful bones and joints.  Call to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to learn more about this and other exciting new treatments.

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