The Orthopedic Group’s hip and knee specialists work with patients experiencing discomfort and injuries in their lower extremities, excluding the foot and ankle. Working closely with the patient, primary care physicians and rehabilitation staff, The Orthopedic Group’s hip and knee specialists are able to create a treatment plan that will provide the patient with relief and return of function of muscles, nerves, joints and bones.

By using diagnostic testing such as MRIs and X-Rays, The Orthopedic Group’s hip and knee specialists can pinpoint the exact cause of discomfort. Depending on the cause of the patient’s condition, The Orthopedic Group’s hip and knee specialists can develop a treatment plan.

Some serious hip and knee conditions may require surgical intervention by The Orthopedic Group’s hip and knee specialists, allowing for restoration of functions and less pain. Through surgery, The Orthopedic Group’s hip and knee specialists can make a number of improvements to nerves, bones, joints and muscles in the hip and leg area to help eliminate the patient’s conditions.

By combining the treatments made by The Orthopedic Group’s hip and knee specialists with rehabilitation, a patient can see dramatic results. Proper treatment and rehabilitation will allow the patient to return to normal activities in shorter amount of time.

Patients of all ages can be treated by The Orthopedic Group’s hip and knee specialists. Many injuries may be caused due to a birth defect, accident or injury during athletic competition. Conditions and procedures that The Orthopedic Group’s hip and knee specialists work with include:
– Hip and knee replacement
– Developmental dislocation of the hip impingement
– Bursitis
– Knee pain
– Degenerative joints
– Arthritis
– Perthes disease
– Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
– Snagging hip
– Fractures
– Ligament and muscle tears (including ACL, MCL, meniscus, Patellar tendon, PCL and Quadriceps)

At The Orthopedic Group, our hip and knee specialists are trained in the latest surgical techniques, as well as the latest treatment options to help you get the relief that you desire. Whether the patient is a child, an athlete or in need of specialized care or treatment, our hip and knee specialists can provide the treatment needed.


Scott L. Baron, MD

Dr. Baron received his Doctor of Medicine from the Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical school honor society. He then completed his orthopedic training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

He is the founding partner of the Orthopedic Group and has been practicing in the Pittsburgh region for over 25 years. During that time, he has become one of the busiest joint replacement surgeons in the region, and has built an outstanding reputation for his total hip and total knee replacements…..

Kenneth Molinero, DO

Dr. Kenneth Molinero, D.O., is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. Caring for patients across the entire spectrum of orthopedics, Dr. Molinero utilizes both nonsurgical and surgical treatments in order to provide exceptional healthcare and improve his patients’ quality of life. His vast experience includes treatment for varied forms of arthritis using joint preservation/replacement surgery, sports or age related injuries and tendon/ligament derangement using open/arthroscopic surgery, nerve disorders, and trauma/fractures.

After graduating from Seton La Salle Catholic High School, he received his bachelor’s degree from Gannon University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA.

Ari E. Pressman, MD

Dr. Pressman received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He completed sub specialty training in sports medicine, arthroscopy, revision joint replacement and the treatment of arthritis at the most advanced center in Canada. He had additional training in cartilage resurfacing at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston. He holds fellowships in orthopedic surgery, joint reconstruction, the treatment of sports injuries and allograft transplantation from the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto…..

Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, MD

Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He holds a Fellowship in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. He graduated from Princeton University, and received his medical degree from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dr. Del Toro completed residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Del Toro is able to provide non-operative treatment options for any musculoskeletal injury or disorder. In the near future, he will be performing Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Platelet Rich Plasma treatments for ligaments and tendon dysfunctions…..