Lyme Disease & Joint Pain

-Symptoms of Lyme Disease -Treatment of Lyme Disease -Prevention of Lyme Disease   An infection caused by bacterium carried by deer ticks, Lyme disease can be effectively treated with antibiotics when caught early. However, when undiagnosed and left untreated, the infection can potentially spread to your nervous system, heart and joints, resulting in a complex […]

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OIP on the cutting edge of total joint replacements

The Orthopedic Institute of PA performed Total hip and knee replacements on patients of the Pennsylvania Employee Benefits Trust Fund (PEBTF) as part of a year-long trial in an attempt to improve outcomes and reduce costs.  The results were published nationally by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute HCI3.  The results can be summed up […]

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How to Prevent Common Fall Sports Injuries

The roar of the crowd as the running back heads into the end zone for a touchdown. The satisfying smack of the ball as a middle blocker delivers a thundering spike. The sweet swish of a goal hitting the back of a soccer net. The unison cries of cheerleaders as they execute a cupie. The […]

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Clearing the Smoke Around Joint Replacement

Did you know the risks of complications after a total joint replacement are increased for smokers? The infection rate is six times higher in smokers than in non-smokers. The rate of blood clots and wound complications is significantly higher in smokers. However, If you stop smoking four weeks before joint replacement surgery, you can reduce […]

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What You Need to Know About Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

– Differences Between Posterior and Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery – Preparing for Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery – Recovery After Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery   Conditions That Can Lead to Hip Replacement Surgery While Roger’s pain started immediately after a near spill on a slippery, sandy beach, his doctor explained that he had an underlying issue that would […]

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Free PIAA Sports Physicals Walk-in Clinics

Free, Walk-in Clinics for PIAA Sports Physicals for Athletes in Middle School and High School offered this Summer PinnacleHealth Sports Medicine and OIP Family of Care will be hosting free Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Sport Physicals for athletes in middle school and high school from 6-8 p.m. on July 20, 27 and August 3. […]

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17th Annual Dauphin County 50plus Expo

OIP is very excited to be participating again as a Sponsor and Exhibitor of the 17th Annual Dauphin County 50plus Expo, held at the Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA, on Tuesday, May 31st, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please stop by our booth (152-153) and say “hi!.” Free Health Screening:   OIP […]

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OIP Tops Patient Satisfaction Scores!

OIP voluntarily participates in a national patient satisfaction survey distributed by Talksoft / MedStatix. We are proud to say that our results in the first quarter exceed the national standards in: “Staff works together well.” “Patients receive respect by scheduling staff.” “My privacy is respected.” “The doctors clearly explained procedures.”  “2015 Top Performers” Four of […]

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Avoid Common Winter Injuries With These Helpful Tips

If you’ve experienced an injury or pain while performing a wintertime activity, you are not alone. Personal injury during winter is likely to occur from performing simple activities, especially if you aren’t prepared to prevent an incident. From your back, shoulder and neck to joints and knees, pain and injury in these areas are commonplace […]

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Tennis Elbow vs. Golfer’s Elbow Explained

-Causes of Tennis Elbow -Treatment of Tennis Elbow   -Tennis Elbow vs Golfers  If you’re experiencing regular pain when engaging in activities involving your forearm muscles, tennis elbow may be to blame. However, many patients confuse tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Here we will discuss different aspects of tennis elbow that will help you figure out […]

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