An orthopedic surgeon who is a joint reconstruction specialist is an expert in the diagnosis, treatment and especially in the prevention of injuries and disease of the musculoskeletal system. The tissue types most commonly managed include bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

The body areas that are commonly managed within this sub-specialty of Joint Reconstruction are: Shoulder and Elbow, Wrist and Hand, Hip and Knee.

Shoulder and Elbow
A Shoulder and Elbow specialist is an orthopedist who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders and conditions.

Orthopedic shoulder and elbow specialists provide non-operative and surgical treatment to patients of all ages, including athletes.

The conditions commonly evaluated and treated at The Orthopedic Group are:

  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation/Fractured bones
  • Tendonitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinopathy

Wrist and Hand
Wrist and Hand orthopedic specialty is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm. Wrist and hand specialists care for these problems with and without surgery. They are specially trained to operate only when conservative measures are not optimal for success. Many wrist and hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems.

Wrist and Hand surgeons/specialists are orthopedic, plastic, and general surgeons who have additional training in surgery of the hand. Conditions treated include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist pain
  • Sports injuries to the hand and wrist

Hip and Knee
A Hip and Knee specialist is an orthopedic doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hip and knee disorders and conditions.

Orthopedic hip and knee specialists provide non-operative as surgical treatment to patients of all ages, including athletes.

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacements
  • Developmental Dislocation of the Hip Impingement
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Knee pain
  • Degenerative Joints
  • Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteonecrosis of the Hip
  • Perthes Disease
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Snapping Hip
  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip
  • Fractures of the Knee
  • Growth Plate Fractures
  • Pediatric Thighbone (Femur) Fracture
  • Tibia (Shinbone) Shaft Fractures
  • Tears and Instability
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Combined Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Unstable Kneecap

Doctors:

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…..

Thomas F. Brockmeyer, MD, Ph.D

Dr. Brockmeyer received his Doctor of Medicine and his Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the Yale University School of Medicine. Upon graduation from medical school, he was awarded membership of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical school honor society. He received his orthopedic residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

In 1988, Dr. Brockmeyer joined the practice that has become The Orthopedic Group, PC. Currently, he serves as the practice President…..

Ari E. Pressman, MD

Dr. Pressman received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He completed subspecialty 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……