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08/25/2020

For select candidates, local orthopedic surgeon Dr. Scott Heithoff, of Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, now offers an advanced technique in the treatment of chronic hip pain — anterior hip replacement. Compared to traditional hip replacement, the anterior approach offers a less invasive, muscle-sparing procedure with less pain and faster recovery times. Patients seeking innovative, specialized care for chronic joint pain are encouraged to call (810) 985-4900 to schedule a safe appointment at the practice’s office, located at...

08/21/2020

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, the region’s most preferred orthopedic practice, is home to the most experienced spine team in the region. This team of recognized experts — Dr. Matthew Sciotti, Dr. E. Neil Pasia and Dr. Scott Kowalski — provides residents of Port Huron and the surrounding area with access to specialized back, neck and spine care at the practice’s Spine...

06/16/2020

The specialty-trained surgeons at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron have resumed elective surgery, or scheduled nonemergency surgery, for their patients. Since the state’s stocks of health care resources, including personal protective equipment, ventilators, etc., are in sufficient supply, Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron will offer elective and emergency surgical treatment and in-office care while continuing to follow health authority safety guidelines and gubernatorial executive orders to protect their patients and staff. Patients in need of specialized bone,...

01/16/2020

Scott M. Kowalski, D.O., a fellowship-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, is offering the Mild procedure as a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis. Patients who would like to find out more or schedule an appointment at the practice’s office at 940 River Centre Drive are encouraged to call (810) 985-4900.

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a lower back condition where the space around the...

10/10/2019

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron’s specialty-trained hand surgeons, Steven J. Heithoff, D.O., F.A.O.A.O., and Mark A. Petrocelli, D.O., offer safety guidelines to follow this year when carving pumpkins. Patients in need of specialized hand care are encouraged to call (810) 985-4900 to be seen by one of the hand doctors at the practice’s office in Port Huron at 940 River Centre Drive.

“Each year, pumpkin carving causes multiple...

08/29/2019

Mark A. Petrocelli, D.O., a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity specialist at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, is offering XIAFLEX® injections as a nonsurgical treatment option for patients who are suffering from Dupuytren’s contracture. Patients who would like to find out more or schedule an appointment at the practice’s office at 940 River Centre Drive in Port...

08/28/2019

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron’s patients have access to the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction™ Procedure. Performed by fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon William Braaksma, M.D., the advanced procedure provides a permanent solution for patients suffering from bunions while also allowing them to get back on their feet quickly. Patients who would like to learn more or schedule an appointment at the...

08/15/2019

Wilmont R. Kreis, M.D., retired sports medicine doctor and co-founder of the region’s most preferred orthopedic practice, passed away on Sunday, August 11, after providing orthopedic and sports medicine care to residents of Port Huron and the surrounding communities for more than three decades.

Dr. Kreis, who co-founded Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron in 1983, spent 37 years helping thousands in our region and abroad return to healthy, active lifestyles. A native of St. Clair Shores, he dedicated most of his life to diagnosing and...

07/30/2019

Hard-working feet can get badly damaged and aligned improperly in the long term, commonly leading to foot conditions like bunions. Susan, a greenhouse associate who had spent decades on her feet, lived with the pain and limitation this disorder caused for years.

Throughout her life, other doctors had told Susan that a corrective procedure for bunions was simply “cosmetic,” but other treatments were never enough to alleviate her symptoms. That’s why Susan took further action and sought out Dr. William Braaksma, the region...

06/26/2019

The doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, in congruence with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, urge consumer cautiousness with stem cell, regenerative medicine and reparative therapy products. The practice does not offer stem cell treatments and, serving as the region’s most preferred orthopedic practice, provides advanced subspecialty care using proven, safe methods to help patients stay healthy and active. 

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron actively chooses not to offer stem cell or regenerative...

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