Wide-awake hand surgery offered in Flagstaff and Prescott Valley

New Trend in Hand Surgery Allows Patients to Remain Awake By MELISSA SEVIGNY • MAR 23, 2017 (Aired on KNAU) LISTEN Some doctors are operating on hands in a new way: with the patient wide awake. It eliminates the risks and side effects of general anesthesia. But the technique has been slow to catch on in the United States because of a decades-old myth about the dangers of injecting adrenaline into hands. From the Arizona Science Desk, Melissa Sevigny reports on how that’s starting to change. A lot of people wouldn’t want to watch a doctor cut open their hand. But for Rita Stuckey of Prescott, getting to watch her own operation for arthritis was actually pretty great. “I watched Read More

KAFF radio interview with Chamber of Commerce President, Julie Pastrick, Dec. 2016

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics’ newest surgeons, Dr. Brandon Clark (Arthritis and Fracture Care Center) and Dr. Eamonn Mahoney (Spine and Pain Center) recently sat down with Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Julie Pastrick, to share in a conversation about the services and care they are now providing our community.

Ortho care in Prescott Valley – we are growing to serve you!

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics (NAO) is the largest orthopeadic practice in the region, with clinic locations in Flagstaff, Prescott Valley, Sedona and Page.  We have 12 doctors specializing in all sub-specialties of spine, bone and joint care; with half of them now practicing in our Prescott Valley clinic. Conveniently located in the Windsong Medical Plaza (3200 N. Windsong Drive in Prescott Valley) we have surgeons you would expect to find in a big city, caring and providing surgeries for you, right in your backyard. What types of conditions are seen in the Prescott Valley clinic?  Musculoskeletal injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments or tendons Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder Foot and ankle Back and neck problems (non-surgical) Arthritis, osteoporosis and Read More

Pain, pain go away: New treatments and specialists ease chronic pain

Chronic pain is a worldwide epidemic with more than 1.5 billion people living with this relentless condition. In the U.S., chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that more than 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain, compared to 25.8 million who have diabetes, 16.3 million who have coronary heart disease, 7 million who have had a stroke, and 11.9 million who have been diagnosed with cancer. According to research data published in Americans in Pain study, nearly 25 percent of chronic pain sufferers surveyed have had to take a leave of absence from work; 20 percent had to change jobs; and 15 percent needed help with daily Read More

News Release: NAO donates $3,500 to local HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS

  This past weekend, volunteer physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists and support staff from Northern Arizona Orthopaedics (NAO) and DeRosa Physical Therapy (DPT), helped 175 student athletes begin their 2016-2017 school year ready to begin playing their sports. Each athlete was charged only $10 and matched by NAO, an independent orthopaedic practices which shares a philanthropic initiative to donate to the athletic programs at Flagstaff high schools. A total of $3,500 will be gifted this year. The funds will support the school’s athletic programs, including fees, training, travel, equipment, uniforms, and financial help for athletes who may be financially burdened by the general costs of playing their sport. Many thanks to the numerous volunteers who devoted their weekends to ensuring Read More

Sports Physicals for 2016-2017 year: Saturday, July 30

WE LOVE HOSTING SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR YOU, FLAGSTAFF!! Northern Arizona Orthopaedics will be providing Sports Physicals for athletes required to fulfill an annual pre-participation physical evaluation for the 2016 – 2017 school year. There is a $10 charge (cash/check only) for each physical, performed by a licensed healthcare orthopaedic provider. All proceeds will be matched by Northern Arizona Orthopaedics and donated back to local athletic programs to buy uniforms, equipment and help with travel to/from games. Date: Saturday, July 30 Time: 8 – 11 a.m. (please allow at least 1 – 1.5 hours) Location: Summit Center, 1485 N. Turquoise Dr. in Flagstaff Cost: $10 (cash/check) Note: Please complete required paperwork before arriving. Download Form 15.7A and 15.7B from AiaOnline.org (click Read More

NEWS RELEASE: Community benefits from top-rated, high-quality lab

          June 27, 2016 NEWS RELEASE: COMMUNITY BENEFITS FROM TOP-RATED, HIGH-QUALITY LAB Individuals with general nerve and muscle problems – including pain, weakness, numbness, and stinging – often seek electrodiagnostic laboratories to perform and read specialized nerve conduction tests. The tests (commonly known as an electromyogram or EMG) precisely pinpoint what source may be causing the discomfort by inserting a small needle electrode into a muscle and measuring the electrical activity in the spinal cord-to-muscle pathway. Now, patients can receive these EMG tests and the much-needed answers, at the only industry-dedicated and accredited lab facility in the region. The Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics (NAO) recently received a distinctive licensure level following a rigorous accreditation application Read More

Region’s only Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon starts in Prescott Valley

Beginning in June, Tri-City residents with foot, toe and ankle problems will find it easier to be seen by a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic specialist. Stephen Knecht, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon with Northern Arizona Orthopaedics and founder of the Foot and Ankle Specialty Center. He will be accepting new patients at NAO’s Prescott Valley clinic. Dr. Knecht will be aligned with Stuart Davis, M.D.a non-surgical orthopaedic generalist with a special interest in foot and ankle care. Rounding out the team is Jamie Pearson, PA-C, a Physician Assistant with more than 30 years experience in healthcare. Combined, this skilled team brings a heightened level of expertise and quality care to Prescott and Prescott Valley. Together,  with a skilled team of medical professionals and surgical staff, both physicians help patients restore function to hands, wrist Read More

Jamie Pearson, PA-C, a multi-specialty orthopaedic provider in Prescott and PV region

A Physician Assistant (not to be confused with physician’s assistant) with the NAO Prescott Valley clinic location, Pearson cares for patients with any musculoskeletal conditions (hip, knee, shoulder, hand, feet) who need to see a specialist for their pain. With more than 30 experience, she provides a great service to the people of the Tri-City area and is available 5-days a week. Best of all – Pearson is a kind and compassionate caregiver to all! Her career began as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) then an RN, before graduating as a Physician Assistant in 1997 from Des Moines University, Iowa. For five years she practiced family medicine before getting an opportunity to join an orthopedic group. She has been practicing orthopedics for the Read More