What makes an Award-Winning Orthopaedic Team? Over 20,000 total joint surgeries, 75 years of combined experience, and three expert surgeons.

The clinical expertise of our team, combined with cutting-edge technology solutions, enables us to provide excellent care for a wide range of other orthopaedic disorders and injuries. Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, work, and be active.

Orthopedic surgeons manage special problems of the musculoskeletal system. This involves:

  • Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
  • Treatment with medication, exercise, surgery, or other plans
  • Rehabilitation by recommending exercises or physical therapy to restore movement, strength, and function
  • Prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of diseases

What We Treat:

  • Hand and shoulder disorders
  • Joint degeneration
  • Metabolic bone disorders
  • Musculoskeletal care
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Spine, back and neck conditions
  • Spine degeneration
  • Sports injuries
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder with elbow trauma, especially complex injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Distal bicep tears
  • Nerve compression symptoms

Our Providers

  • John Jeffrey McElroy, MD
  • George Herriott, MD
    • Brook Morgan, PA-C
    • Heidi Rusk, PA-C
  • Dean Harter,  MD

Your Doctor’s Visit

Your visit will start with a personal interview and physical examination. This may be followed by diagnostic tests such as blood tests, X-rays, or other tests.  Your orthopedic surgeon will discuss your diagnosis and available treatment options with you and help you select the best plan to live an active and functional life.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons perform numerous types of surgeries. Common procedures include:

  • Arthroscopy a procedure using special cameras and equipment to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint
  • Fusion a “welding” process by which bones are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices (such as metal rods) to heal into a single solid bone
  • Internal fixation a method to hold the broken pieces of bone in proper position with metal plates, pins, or screws while the bone is healing
  • Joint Replacement (partial, total, and revision) when an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis
  • Osteotomy the correction of bone deformity by cutting and re positioning the bone
  • Soft tissue repair – the mending of soft tissue, such as torn tendons or ligaments


 

 

WVU Medicine Orthopaedics
1600 Murdoch Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101
P: (304) 485-8040

 

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Parkersburg Orthopedic Associates

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1600 Murdoch Avenue Parkersburg, WV 26101

 

First Settlement Orthopedics, Inc

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611 2nd Street Marietta, OH 45750