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5 Year Anniversary of TightRope Procedure for Basal Joint Arthritis

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Basal joint arthritis, also known as carpometacarpal or CMC joint arthritis of the thumb, is a common problem particularly in individuals over the age of 50.

An integral component to a person’s pinch and hand function, the basal joint is predisposed to wear and tear over time.  Previous […]

By | July 14th, 2016|General|Comments Off on 5 Year Anniversary of TightRope Procedure for Basal Joint Arthritis

No down time option for thumb arthritis

Basal thumb arthritis is a condition in which arthritis causes stiffness , inflammation and pain at the joint at the base of the thumb (the basilar joint/carpometacarpal joint -CMC joint).  This joint allows the thumb to move and to pinch with the fingers.

Arthritis in the basal joint causes symptoms that may include: thumb pain, pain […]

By | July 5th, 2016|General|Comments Off on No down time option for thumb arthritis

Bone Health: What Really Matters

Our bones are the structural foundation of our bodies. Our bones are a living tissue that are constantly breaking down old cells and replacing it with new ones. Childhood is a time of rapid bone growth where we are depositing more net cells into our bones than we are taking out. This results in a […]

By | September 28th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Bone Health: What Really Matters

OAM eyes new $10M facility near Metro

Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan is looking to develop a new medical office at Metro Health Villagein Wyoming to serve a growing number of patients in the southwestern metro-Grand Rapids area. In an article published this week in MiBiz, OAM CEO Patrick Reid points out that local presence is important to our patients.

“We’re seeing […]

By | September 3rd, 2015|General|Comments Off on OAM eyes new $10M facility near Metro

OAM Foot and Ankle Fellow Confronts Medical Challenges in Vietnam

Dr. Thomas Hearty reflects on volunteer work with Vietnamese patients and orthopaedists


When Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan foot and ankle FellowThomas Hearty, MD, arrived in Vietnam in late May for a one-week humanitarian trip, he found a variety of medical problems not commonly seen in the United States. Fortunately, […]

By | July 31st, 2015|General|Comments Off on OAM Foot and Ankle Fellow Confronts Medical Challenges in Vietnam

Topic Work Conditioning Therapy: Patient Testimonial

After my auto accident, I found OAM Work Center and a great step in my journey to healing. The staff was caring and supportive. They gave me encouragement to endure the pain and to become a healthier me. I am still on my healing journey but am so grateful to have gone to this program.

Thanks, […]

By | January 1st, 2015|General|Comments Off on Topic Work Conditioning Therapy: Patient Testimonial