Charity Anne is back to snowboarding – and trusts her care team

“When I wrecked my knee two weeks prior to my first year competing open class Nationals, I was devastated. I had never experienced a lower-body injury before, and after hearing other with similar accidents felt sports was over for me. When my MRI results came back near the resort I was training at, the local medical facility confirmed my fears. Sadly, my season was over, so I moved back to Flagstaff for the summer and transferred all my records to NAO. Already knowing I needed surgery, I was talked through my options and what to expect by Keri McPherson, PA. Her knowledge and confidence in Dr. Rohrbough made me completely at ease with having my first surgery. After the surgery, I met Read More

3-D imaging – the first of its kind in Arizona

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics now offers Cone Beam Technology, the first of its kind in Ariz. We just improved the Advanced Imaging offerings at our orthopaedic and spine clinic. In an ongoing effort to meet the diagnostic needs of our patients, improve the quality of digital reads of this type of radiology, and enhance the patient experience, we, NAO, has acquired a CARESTREAM OnSight 3D Extremity System. NAO is one of the first in the nation and the very first in the state to acquire the latest in Advanced Imaging capabilities with the new system. The system uses cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) to capture 3-dimensional cross-sectional images of bone or soft tissue in arms, legs, hands and feet. As a practice 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

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

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

Arthritis May Win a Battle, But It Doesn’t Have To Win the War

By Joel Rohrbough, MD, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon Born and raised in the Midwest, Brian spent most of his life hunting small game such as pheasant and turkey. When he moved to Arizona, he was excited for the opportunity to engage in big game hunts, such as elk and deer. One of his goals was to hunt elk with a bow. His chance came when his name was drawn for a bull elk archery tag. Brian made all the arrangements for the big hunt, loading his truck with everything he needed for the two-week camping/hunting trip. As he lifted the 150-gallon-capacity ice chest into the back of his truck, he felt an excruciating pain in his left shoulder; the grinding Read More

Hip Replacement

If the non-surgical treatments no longer relieve pain and inflammation in your hip, you and your physician may consider total hip replacement as the best way to restore your ability to carry on your normal activities of daily life. Surgeons in the Arthritis and Fracture Care center specialize in repair and replacement of the hip.  Our joint and trauma surgeons are board-certified, clinical experts in the field of orthopaedics, performing at the apex of quality and skill.  Patients experience a caring, compassionate and proficient medical team, assuring patients experience the full-spectrum of pre- and post-surgical care. Our patients appreciate finishing their surgical experience knowing they came to the right place, appreciate for being listened to, and understand our aim to truly help them, is embedded in our culture. The purpose of hip Read More

Full-time Phone (PBX) Operator

Description: Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is looking for a motivated, flexible individual, adept in multi-tasking to join its team.  Under general supervision this individual will act as the first point of contact on NAO’s multi-line phone system (PBX Operator), including handling incoming, outgoing, and intra-service calls. Responds to incoming calls in a timely manner and directs callers to appropriate destinations providing smooth, clear, and professionally courteous communication.  This individual must possess excellent customer service skills and exemplary telephone etiquette. Protects patient/coworker confidentiality and privacy. Performs other duties as assigned. Maintains positive interaction with co-workers and other department personnel. Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED equivalent Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Good memory skills and ability to work under stress are Read More