PRP – a natural way to heal stubborn injuries

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy or PRP, can naturally help heal injured joints, muscles and connective tissues. It uses parts of your own blood to reduce pain and speed up healing. Our physicians are trained experts and provide PRP for a variety of conditions and areas of the body, such as: Arthritis of the knee and hip High hamstring tendinitis Connective tissue tears Shoulder pain Plantar Fasciitis Peroneal Tendonitis Achilles Tendon Pain How does it work? WATCH OUR VIDEO HERE Why PRP? Less side effects when compared to steroid injections or surgery Longer lasting Natural and organic; from your own body Speeds up and promotes healing Minimal to no down time Minimally invasive PRP is from your own blood, autologous, so Read More

Diagnostic nerve testing for muscle and nerve pain

Read the Arizona Daily Sun article here or below: PEAK OF HEALTH Specialized tests target source of muscle and nerve pain By Starla S. Collins Apr 1, 2018   Many people suffer from acute and/or chronic nerve and muscle pain. This pain can be felt as an ache in muscles or shooting pain. There may be an unexplained weakness in the arms and legs and/or numbness and tingling in one or more areas of the body. The painful, aching sensations may be caused by diseased or injured nerves or muscles. Some common pain-inducing conditions include carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves in the neck or back and peripheral neuropathy (caused by various conditions such as diabetes) – just to name a Read More

$10 Sports Physicals for the 2018-2019 school year

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics and DeRosa Physical Therapy will be hosting their annual Sports Physicals day. All student athletes who need to fulfill an annual pre-participation physical evaluation for the 2018-2019 school year are welcome! All schools are welcome! NOTE: Please know all students MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a requirement. Saturday, May 19 8 – 11 a.m. Summit Center, 1485 N. Turquoise Dr. in Flagstaff NOTE: Please complete required paperwork FIRST Form 15.7A and Form 15.7B which you can download from AiaOnline.org There is only a $10 charge (cash/check only) for each physical, performed by a licensed medical/orthopaedic provider. Each $10 from Flagstaff High School students will be matched and $20 donated back to FHS Read More

Full-time Advanced Practice Provider (APP)

Job Title: Advanced Practice Provider (APP) General Summary: Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is an independent, physician-owned practice with a workforce of 80+ employees, 12 physicians and 5 locations throughout Northern Arizona. Our hallmark is our people and their unified efforts to deliver exceptional orthopaedic care to our customers -the residents and visitors of northern Arizona. At NAO, our Certified Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are integral members of a high-quality, efficient and integrated care team. Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is expanding its comprehensive orthopedic practice and is inviting inquiries and applications from PA-Cs or NPs with a strong musculoskeletal specialty background. Contact:  For more information, or if you are an Interested candidate, please send your curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Rebecca Read More

A Different Approach to Back Surgery: From the Side, Not the Back

By Eamonn Mahoney, M.D. Featured in  FBN on Jan. 25, 2018 in Columnists When most people think of back surgery, they probably picture the patient laying on their stomach and the surgeon making incisions on the back, close to the spine. But for nearly a decade, specialty trained orthopedic and spine surgeons have been taking new approaches to get to the lower spine, including from the side of the body, the throat and the abdomen. These new approaches mean less pain and faster recovery. Often, a patient’s recovery time and post-surgery pain is based on the amount of injury that surrounding soft tissues and other internal areas near the site. These new techniques aim to decrease trauma to the body, reduce pain and shortens Read More

Treating an ankle sprain

By Chris Diefenbach, M.D. Featured in  FBN on October 28, 2017 in Columnists For many in Flagstaff active in various types of sports and recreation, an ankle sprain is an unfortunate and uncomfortable set back. Recently, a good friend of mine sustained her first ankle sprain and we had a long discussion regarding various aspects of this injury. This is the gist of our conversation and the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions about ankle sprains. Research tells us that ankle sprains are the most common reason for Emergency Department visits in the United States, with a total number of ankle sprains approaching two million per year in the U.S. alone. If you have ever experienced an ankle sprain in your life, have you wondered what Read More

ONLINE assessment tool to test your joint or back pain

Our convenient, private online survey will help you determine when it may be time to talk to a medical professional about your orthopaedic pain. Your individual results will print out in a report for you to share with your primary care doctor. Start your Hip and Knee assessment  If occasional Hip or Knee pain has become everyday pain, find out what’s causing the pain and what treatments might work to get you back on course. This online survey will test

ER, Urgent Care or Orthopaedic Urgent Clinic?

Injuries and illnesses occur when you least expect them. Local urgent care centers can give a person the medical care they need, usually at a fraction of the cost or time of an emergency room (ER). They provide care for a wide variety of sicknesses, diseases and other conditions. However, there is another type of walk-in care center that treats musculoskeletal injuries such as fractures, sprains and strains from falls and impact accidents. These are orthopaedic urgent care clinics. Q: What are the benefits of going to an orthopaedic urgent care clinic versus an urgent care center or emergency room?   A: Orthopaedic providers are specialty trained in bone, muscle and joint injuries. At orthopaedic urgent care clinics, same-day treatment, on-site X-ray and, if necessary, follow-up visits Read More

4th Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail at Summit Center

Free Halloween Event for Families  FLAGSTAFF, AZ- The Summit Center kicks off Halloween with its annual Trick-Or-Treat Trail in the early evening of Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. This year, there will be a multi-themed motif inside the Summit Center. Enchantment awaits for kids of all ages! They will have a fun and safe evening parading through beloved children’s movie wonderlands. The Trick-or-Treat Trail is a fun way for youngsters to still experience the thrill of trick-or-treating, but without the “fright factor” because of the friendly Northern Arizona Orthopaedics and DeRosa Physical Therapy staff welcoming them. “The Trick-or-Treat Trail promises fun for the entire family,” said Yvette Carrasco, NAO Radiology Technologist and member of the volunteer planning Read More