ACMH offers comprehensive services for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions
The ACMH | Armstrong Orthopedic Associates practice specializes in the treatment of arthritis, musculoskeletal conditions and sports medicine. Patients are cared for using the most current operative and non-operative techniques.
The Armstrong Orthopedic Associates' philosophy on treating patients with arthritis is that before considering surgery, all patients should try a comprehensive approach to non-surgical treatment. Those who fail to find success with conservative treatment and elect to have surgery are thoroughly evaluated with respect to general health, lifestyle, living situation and occupation before the doctor and patient choose the appropriate surgery.
Dr. Hepner and Dr. Formaini have trained at some of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country. In addition, their treatment techniques are on the leading edge, utilizing progressive programs designed to achieve optimal results with physician and patient working as a team toward the goal of full recovery.
When surgery is necessary to correct an orthopedic disorder or injury, ACMH Hospital has state-of the-art operating rooms. Equipped with the most advanced instrumentation and equipment, these operating rooms are staffed by highly-trained professionals who assist Dr. Hepner and Dr. Formaini during surgery, and monitor patients in the recovery room. If surgery is recommended, the operative plan and the recovery process are thoroughly explained to the patient by the physician.
Physical rehabilitation is an integral part of successful recovery, whether it is used as the primary treatment for a disorder or follows a surgical procedure to enhance the healing process. With this in mind, physical therapists (along with the doctors) design individual exercise programs for each patient so that optimum recovery is achieved as soon as possible.
ExactechGPS® (Guided Personalized Surgery) is the latest advancement in orthopedic technology that provides Dr. Formaini with real-time computer guidance during total shoulder replacement surgery.
This advanced platform combines surgeon expertise with virtual planning to allow for improved accuracy and precision during your shoulder surgery. The technology enables minimally invasive techniques and implant alignment personalized to your unique anatomy.
Until now, surgeons have had limited ability to address rotator cuff injury at earlier stages of degeneration. In addition, traditional rotator cuff repair procedures that involve suturing tendon to bone are associated with long rehabilitation, significant lifestyle interruption and variable outcomes. As a result, many people choose to forego surgery until pain is severe and range of motion is significantly impaired.
However, as rotator cuff disease progresses, it can become increasingly difficult for your surgeon to repair. The Rotation Medical Rotator Cuff System is a new technology designed to improve the treatment of rotator cuff disease:
What Is It?
The technology includes a collagen based bioinductive implant about the size of a postage stamp. This implant is delivered arthroscopically through a small incision over the location of your rotator cuff tendon injury. Your physician will secure it in place with small staples.
How do I make an appointment?
Please call 724-545-2205 to make an appointment. Except in the case of an emergency, it is not our policy to see patients without an appointment. We understand that it is tempting to bring someone with you in hopes that they can be seen as well during your appointment time, but in fairness to those who have waited, we are not able to see anyone without a scheduled appointment. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring the following items with you to appointments:
Can I obtain my medical records from Armstrong Orthopedic Associates?
If you need to request certain medical records from our office, please be aware that the request could take ten days to two weeks before you receive the information. We will make every effort to fulfill all medical records requests as quickly as possible.
How can I pay?
Cash and check are accepted. Co-pays are due upon arrival.
What if I need surgery?
If you require surgery to correct an orthopedic disorder, Dr. Hepner will thoroughly explain the operative procedure, the recovery process and the type of rehabilitation program you will need. Our staff will pre-certify your procedure and discuss any financial implications with you.
What can I do if the office is closed?
We always have a physician on call in case of after hour emergencies. If you need to contact a physician after hours, call the ACMH Hospital switchboard at 724-543-8500. Routine prescription refills will be filled between the hours of 9:00AM and 5:00PM Monday through Wednesday, 9:00AM and 1:00PM Thursdays and between 9:00AM and 3:00PM Fridays.