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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.



Dr. Scott Heithoff

Dr. Scott discusses knee pain with Barbara Winters, host of Today's Health.


Click here to watch the video.


Joint Replacements and Treatment Options for Arthritis - Free Seminar

Are you wondering about the causes of knee and hip pain? Join Dr. Scott Heithoff as he discusses the common causes and treatments, including different surgical options. This seminar will be presented by McLaren Port Huron, Physical Therapist Kurt Brinker, and orthopedic physician, Dr. Scott Heithoff.

Dr. Heithoff...


Ten years of constant, severe pain in the neck as well as both shoulderselbows, and hands left Port Huron resident Terry Boggs unable to move easily, let alone work as an electrician.

“It got to the point where my elbows would ache throughout the night, and I could no longer hold onto a pen or a wrench,” Boggs said.

After consulting with Dr. Steven Heithoff...


FREE - Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Seminar

Are you tired of living with pain caused by Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)?  Join us for a highly informative discussion on the causes of LSS, innovative...


Join Dr. Makim for a free seminar as he discusses 'Common Causes of Knee Pain and Treatment Options'. Dinner will be provided.

Dr. Makim received his medical education from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His residency training was completed through the University of Michigan Health System’s orthopedic surgery residency program. Dr. Makim is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery...


Shoulder Pain?
Don’t let shoulder pain rule your life!
Do you have shoulder pain? Does this pain
stop you from participating in activities you
enjoy? If so, you need to attend the upcoming
Joint Connections...

On Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, 433 people participated in Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron’s 7th Annual Fun Run. The community event, which included a 10K and 5K (walk and run) and 1-mile run, awarded runners in all age categories as well as overall winners and the top three male and female finishers.

Thaddeus Rogalla placed first overall in the 5K race, and Brendan Macias placed first overall in the 10K race. Click here to view the full race results.

This year...