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Dr. Todd Murphy discusses shoulder dislocations in this video as part of his overview of sports-related shoulder injuries on McLaren Port Huron Today's Health. Dr. Murphy explains the causes of shoulder dislocation, its associated symptoms, and how it is typically treated, concluding with an overview of labral repair surgery.


Have you been experiencing knee or hip pain?

Join Dr. Makim for a free seminar as he discusses 'Common Causes of Knee/Hip Pain and Treatment Options'.

Dr. Makim received his medical education from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His...


Registration is now open for Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron’s 9th Annual Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. The community fitness event offers a 1-mile run starting at 7:30 a.m. and a 10K and 5K walk-or-run starting at 8 a.m. at the practice location, 940 River Centre Drive. To register for the Fun Run, visit www.oaph.com/oa-fun-run.

Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron’s Fun Run is open to all ability levels, from marathoners to casual runners and walkers. The cost for the event is $20 after July 22.

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Dr. Steven Heithoff of Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron recently participated in the London marathon, completing the last of the original Abbot Major World Marathons.

The original Abbot Major World Marathons are Chicago, Boston, New York City, Berlin, and London. Dr. Heithoff has completed 12 marathons to date with plans for more. He will compete in Ironman Wisconsin and the Chicago marathon this fall and run the Boston marathon again next spring.

Dr. Heithoff’s finishing times include: 3:44:45 in Chicago, 3:58:55...


Dr. Steven Heithoff of Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron recently participated in and won his age division in the men’s sprint in the Latin American Triathlon Championships in Havana, Cuba.

Over 400 athletes from 32 different countries competed in this event. The sprint distance event consisted of a 750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run. The course for the race took the participants on a tour of the island; it started in the Hemingway Marina for the swim, took bike riders through the streets of...




Please join Dr. William Braaksma for a highly informative seminar exploring common orthopedic injuries and conditions affecting the foot and ankle.

Dr. Braaksma completed his bachelor of arts in biology at Albion College, and earned his doctorate of medicine from Wayne State University in Detroit. He then began both his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Grand Rapids Medical Education...


William Braaksma, M.D., the area’s only fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, will join Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron in September. Patients in need of specialized foot and ankle care are encouraged to call (810) 985-4900 to schedule an appointment.

With advanced training through his fellowship, Dr. Braaksma’s expertise includes a wide variety of advanced procedures and techniques to promptly and effectively diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle...


Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron hosted the 8th Annual Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 15th. The community fitness event offered a 1-mile run and a 10K and 5K walk-or-run. 

Dr. Todd P. Murphy, sports medicine surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, said that the event is able to involve everyone because of the several different levels offered.  

For more information about Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, please call (810) 985-4900. 



In an independent ranking provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron ranks number one out of 243 orthopedic practices in the state for quality and cost assessments.  

Rankings for quality and cost assessments are determined by the average cost of care, peer evaluations, the number of primary diagnosis lower back pain patients who received an imaging study, the rate of generic medicines dispensed and the number of patients who received a high-tech imaging study, such as an MRI or CT scan.