What is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation?

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics is a multifaceted orthopedic practice. Our physicians have experience in treating all orthopedic and spine conditions or injuries. We offer surgical and non-surgical treatment plans to ensure we are fitting the needs of all our patients personalized care goals. As a part of the Spine and Pain Center at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, Dr. Ledington treats patients based …

Wondering if Hip Replacement is right for you?

By Cody Martin, MD, Joint Replacement Surgeon at NAO (Originally featured in the Flagstaff Business News on October 22, 2018 in Columnists) The ability to walk in a balanced, fluid motion is something that many of us take for granted. The hip joint plays an essential part in creating this function. When pain and stiffness alter this ability and non-operative …

Local interest for new Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

By Michael Glover, MD, MBA, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at NAO (Originally featured in the Flagstaff Business News on Nov. 26, 2018 in Columnists) Patients come to see me for a variety of complaints regarding their back and neck health. Often, there are specific questions they would like me to answer (often, to help debunk Google), and end up sharing so …

Getting your body in shape for winter

By Joel Rohrbough, Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon With Snowbowl now in full swing, skiing and snowboarding are on the minds of many of us in Northern Arizona. If you are in this category, you know how you feel at the end of the season – your musculoskeletal health is in excellent shape. However, that usually isn’t the case at the very …

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 …

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 …

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 …

You’re active and fit – so why the hip pain?

                              The source of the hip pain could be damaged cartilage, scar tissue, a labral tear or FAI (Femoroacetabular impingement). These are common conditions in athletes, but the ability to diagnose and treat them has advanced. Fortunately, a new hip treatment is gaining much popularity because of its …