Common Orthopedic Injuries: Things You Need To Know
An orthopedic injury is any injury that is suffered to the musculoskeletal system, including bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. In many cases, injury to the musculoskeletal system is a result
8 Tips to Cut Your Downtime: Nutrition for Injury and Recovery
Sports, high-intensity training, hiking, and other types of exercise can be good for your health, but they can also cause traumas that have long-lasting repercussions. Working with a qualified physician
Why Being a Multi-Sport Athlete is Better for Your Body
After the recent 2018 NFL Draft, statistics were released showing that 29 of 32 (91%) of 1st round draft picks were multiple sport athletes. When asking one of our sports
Dr. Kevin Ko: Your Guide to Tennis Elbow
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly referred to as “tennis elbow”, is one of the most common overuse syndromes, and certainly the most common affecting the elbow. Despite being called tennis elbow, lateral
Common Injuries Sustained in Winter Sports
After witnessing U.S. luger Emily Sweeney’s crash Tuesday at the 2018 U.S. Winter Olympic Games, it was determined that although she appears to have no broken bones she is still
OPA Physician Q&A: What is a Physiatrist?
At OPA we know that surgery isn’t always the best treatment option for your unique lifestyle. That’s why we offer non-operative treatments like physiatry. Although, what is a physiatrist? Here
Dr. Garr on KOMO Radio: Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Tune in this Sunday, December 24th, to hear spinal surgeon Jeff Garr on KOMO radio 1000am and 97.7FM at 11:00am. He will be discussing minimally invasive spine surgery and how
Your Guide to Knee Replacement: a “Q&A” with Dr. Matsen Ko
I would like to share with you some answers for questions I commonly receive from individuals with knee arthritis. You may have additional questions and I’d be pleased to try
Why Osteoarthritis is More Common in Females?
The development of osteoarthritis is multi-factorial. Activity and body mass certainly play a role but genetics are involved as well. This is an interesting article suggesting that estrogen levels (higher
Dr. Matsen Ko: Is Bilateral Knee Replacement Right For You?
Patients often ask “Both my knees hurt, why can’t we just fix them both out in one surgery? I’ll save time!” I appreciate the sentiment- why would anyone want to
To continue to serve our patients and community Orthopedic Physician Associates remains open at all locations. We are, however, temporarily limiting access to our clinics to patients and those that require assistance. We ask you only bring one symptom free support person. In addition to restricting access, we are following other COVID-19 pandemic protocols, including entry screening, facemask requirement, social distancing, and frequent facility sanitizing.