Dr. Robert Durbin Announces Retirement

A Letter from Robert A. Durbin, M.D.

It is with mixed emotions that I officially announce my retirement from active patient care as of May 4, 2017. Orthopedic Medicine has been one of my life’s greatest devotions, and my passion for the practice of medicine is unchanged from my very first day as an orthopedic resident. It is simply time for me to focus on other devotions – my wife, children and eight beautiful grandchildren.

After 36 years of serving patients in our central Ohio Community, I am both saddened and excited about my retirement. It has been an honor to have cared for so many wonderful patients throughout the years.


Recognize to Recover: What You Need to Know about Concussions

The United States Soccer Federation has rolled out a comprehensive player health and safety program called Recognize to Recover. This purpose of this program is to promote safe play and reduce injuries in soccer players of all ages. Recognize to Recover was developed with a goal of providing coaches, players, parents and referees with information, guidance and educational materials to aid in the prevention and management of injuries.

Always a hot topic in the soccer community, Recognize to Recover has created resources to help soccer players, coaches, parents and referees identify and seek treatment for concussions. Recognize to Recover realizes that concussions can be difficult to spot on the field, especially for those who are not trained medical professionals. U.S. Soccer created Recognize to Recover resources that will help coaches, players, parents and referees identify the signs and symptoms of concussion and immediately take action with the appropriate treatment. 

Check out the video below and review these key points to ensure that if your athlete goes down with a head injury, you can RECOGNIZE the severity of the injury and seek medical attention so your player can RECOVER to their fullest potential. 

Source: RecognizetoRecover.org 

Matthew Price, MS, RN, CNP, ONP-C®, RNFA Chosen as Director of ONCB

by Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board 

The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) is pleased to announce Matthew Price, MS, RN, CNP, ONP-C, RNFA, was selected to serve as a Director beginning July 1, 2017.  Mr. Price is past member and chair of the ONCB’s Recertification Committee, a representative group involved in recertification regulation for certificants holding ONCB’s three credentials.  Mr. Price is Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner at Orthopedic ONE in Columbus, Ohio. 

 “We are happy to welcome Matthew Price to our board,” commented ONCB President Kathy Bolme, RN, ONC.  “Matt has already been a supporter of certification through his work with the board serving as chair of the Recertification Committee.  As an ONC-P, Matt is able to show our value of excellence is recognized in all work areas, both in and outside hospital settings.  With this commitment to excellence, Matt will help ONCB achieve its vision: Orthopaedic nursing certification is the standard of knowledge and excellence in musculoskeletal health care.

Congratulations, Matt! 

Therapy Services Spotlight: Gluteal Exercises Part II

Orthopedic ONE Therapy Services guides you through another set of  exercises designed to strengthen your gluteal muscles. Overtime, performing these exercises will improve overall athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury.

Dr. Ty Fowler now seeing patients at Taylor Station Location

Dr. T. Ty Fowler is now seeing patients at Orthopedic ONE's Gahanna/Reynoldsburg area office, located at 170 Taylor Station Road, Columbus, Ohio. This is in addition to his existing office hours at the practice's Hilliard and Grove City locations. 

Dr. T. Ty Fowler

Ty Fowler MD, Orthopedic ONE Joint and Trauma Surgeon

Dr. Fowler is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and performed his orthopedic residency at Mount Carmel Health System, followed by an extensive fellowship within the Department of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Dr. Fowler maintains a special interest in hip and pelvis preservation and reconstruction as well as orthopedic trauma. His specific interests include pelvic and acetabular fractures; periacetabular osteotomies; surgical hip dislocation; total hip arthroplasty (direct anterior approach); complex periarticular and long bone fractures; and malunions and nonunions.

Request an appointment with Dr. Fowler.

That Nagging Shin Pain…The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Spring has sprung and the warmer temperatures make outdoor running a much more enjoyable form of exercise! Whether you are a novice runner or are deep into training for one of the area's upcoming races, many runners begin to experience the effects of increasing their mileage and begin suffering from Shin Splints or other related aches and pains at some point during their training.

We lump these injuries into a category of “overuse injuries” and in the shins specifically, injury can evolve into Stress Reactions and Stress Fractures if not treated properly. Shin Splints is a term used by many to describe any type of pain experienced in the front or inside of the lower leg. You may also see Shin Splints referred to as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, or MTSS.  Shin Splints occur as a result of inflammation to the muscles, tendons and periosteum of the tibia, the larger of the two lower leg bones. Symptoms include pain and tenderness along the inside or front of the tibia. Shin Splints can be diagnosed through a physical exam with a Sports Medicine Provider and are initially managed conservatively, without impacting an athlete’s training goals.


Therapy Services Spotlight: Improving Core Strength

Orthopedic ONE Therapy Services demonstrates two versions of the plank, which will help strengthen the core muscles. 

Working the muscles in the midsection can improve an athlete's stability and speed, as well as prevent injuries.

Therapy Services Spotlight: Strengthening the Gluteal Muscles

Orthopedic ONE Therapy Services guides you through a series of four exercises to help strengthen the gluteal muscles. These three muscles are the largest and strongest in the body and work to abduct, rotate and extend the hip. Developing this muscle group makes everyday tasks like sitting down, standing up, picking up heavy objects and climbing stairs easier. Overtime, performing these exercises will improve overall athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury.

Dr. Robert Steensen receives award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

by Mount Carmel Health

A video by Mount Carmel Orthopedic resident Dr. Thai Trinh and Associate Program Director Dr. Robert Steensen titled “Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using a Partial Thickness Quadriceps Tendon Graft” has received an award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The video was chosen “based on its educational merit, high production values, technical quality, clinical relevance and outcomes.” In addition to being honored, the video will be featured in the Orthopedic Video Theater at the Academy’s 84th Annual Meeting. Congratulations to Dr. Trinh and Dr. Steensen!

Therapy Services Spotlight: Dynamic Warm-Up and Static Cool Down Tutorial

No matter how you like to stay active, we can't stress the importance of a proper warm-up and cool down! Orthopedic ONE supports the use of the Dynamic Warm-Up and Static Cool Down methods to increase athletic performance and reduce the likelihood of injury.

Watch as two of our Physical Therapists demonstrate how to complete these moves that will make the beginning and end of your workout just as impactful as your training! Click here for step by step instructions to go along with our tutorial!