Hip and Knee Risk Assessment

How’s the state of your knee or hip? Find out.

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Perhaps you’ve started to wonder about the condition of your own knee or hip. Is it time to see someone? Well, it is exactly those thoughts that brought us to offer this Hip and Knee Risk Assessment.

It is completely free, and walks through a series of questions based on internationally accepted research to give you an evaluation of your joint. While nothing can replace a doctor doing a physical exam, this is a great place for you to start to learn more about your joint and what your next steps might be.

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    Amy Beacom, M.D.

    “Staying active has always been important to me — in and out of the water. That’s why I’ve dedicated my practice to treating running and swimming orthopedic injuries. So my patients are able to stay active too.”

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    Jonathan Biebl, M.D.

    “Whether an athlete or non-athlete — eight or eighty years old — the goal is optimal results. We take the time to listen carefully and communicate with patients about their
    diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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    Kristoffer Breien, M.D.

    “I tend to be more conservative in my approach, reserving surgery as a last option. In essence, I strive to care for patients and their problems in the same manner my family and I expect to be treated when we seek medical attention.”

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    Peter Daly, M.D.

    “I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists
    to get them fully active.”

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    Jack Drogt, M.D.

    “As a hip and knee specialist, an orthopedic surgeon, and the President of Summit Orthopedics, I’m dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of care available. Our expertise extends beyond orthopedic care. We’re enabling people
    to live the lives they love.”

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    Jeffrey Furmanek, D.O.

    “My training has taught me to understand that the human body is a complex sum of its parts with an innate ability to heal. My role as an orthopedic surgeon can be an important
    part of this natural process.”

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    James Gannon, M.D.

    “Leading an active lifestyle provides an additional motivation to provide orthopedic care that will allow patients to return to the activities they enjoy.”

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    Daniel Hoeffel, M.D.

    “I am fortunate to be able to lead an active life. I ski, golf, bike, and travel with my family. Helping individuals regain their own ‘quality of life’ motivates me every day.”

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    Eric Khetia, M.D.

    “My goal is to lead an active, healthy life and to allow my patients to do the same. Restoring them to pre-injury levels of functioning and allowing them to pursue the activities they enjoy inspires me.”

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    David Kittleson, M.D.

    “Participating in triathlons gives me a tangible sense what an active lifestyle can do to bones and joints. That gives me a firsthand understanding I take into every patient appointment and surgical procedure.”

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    Jerome Perra, M.D.

    “My goal is always to return the patient to his or her highest level of function, and to individualize post-operative
    and rehabilitation expectations.”

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    Jack Skendzel, M.D.

    “An active lifestyle requires superior physical function, and I understand that my patients have exceptionally high standards for their performance and joint health. My goal is to return patients to optimal function so that they can continue to perform and master their personal athletic goals.”

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    Angela Voight, M.D.

    “My goal is to help people return to the activities they love as quickly and safely as possible. I want patients to feel like they are well cared for, that their concerns are heard, and that we work together to find the best treatment plan.”

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    Daren Wickum, M.D.

    “Quality of life really boils down to remaining active. Keeping patients mobile keeps me on my toes.
    So does keeping up with my son.”

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    Paul Yellin, M.D.

    “Not everyone is destined to be a professional athlete, but every athlete wants to feel like a pro. I’m inspired by the idea of helping my patients maintain their top level of performance.”

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    Wendy Gohr, PTA

    “Never stop moving.”

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    Mike Meier, PA-C

    “The stronger you can keep your core, the less likely
    you will be to sustain injury.”

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    Peter Parten, M.D.

    “Like most people, our family is always on the go between work, kids, school, and sports. There is never a good time to rest or recover from an injury. My challenge is to enable patients of all ages to return to sports, work, and life as soon as possible.”

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    Kim Traczyk, PA-C

    “My goal is to help restore patients’ active lifestyles that they were able to enjoy before the pain and functional
    limitations of osteoarthritis.”

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