Browsing the "Orthopedics" Category

Shattered Leg does not Shatter Patient’s Travel Plans

June 18th, 2018

Thanks to St. Luke’s extraordinary care, the freak accident that shattered Rick DeFino’s leg did not shatter his travel plans. DeFino was looking forward to a trip to St. Lucia back in February of 2017, when he suffered a nasty slip-and-fall. He and his wife Sharon had hosted a party for friends, and after the guests


St. Luke’s Help Injured Multi-event Athlete Get Back on Track

June 1st, 2018

Elizabeth “Libby” Fehnel had the world at her feet last spring, figuratively and literally. The multi-talented junior at Northampton High School had qualified for league and district championships in a variety of track and field events, including the 300-meter hurdles, the pole vault and the triple jump. But during a meet at Allen High School,


Orthopedic Care – Patient Success!

April 30th, 2018

Great article in Lehigh Valley Marketplace featuring Dr. William De Long, St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care speaking about his cut last philosophy. Leslie Warren of Bethlehem had been an avid gardener and motorcyclist until he began feeling a sharp pain in his hip which started to interfere with his activities. Learn how Dr. William De Long of St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care


St. Luke’s Dr. Reddy – the ACL Specialist

April 6th, 2018

ACL injuries – tears of the anterior cruciate ligament that helps stabilize the knee – occur far too often in athletes. The National Institutes of Health projects up to 200,000 per year in the United State alone, most commonly in sports that involve quick changes of direction like football, soccer, basketball and downhill skiing. “Females


St. Luke’s Extraordinary Care for an Extraordinary Dancer

April 2nd, 2018

When world-renowned prima ballerina Jennie Somogyi suffered not one, but two potentially career-ending injuries less than two years apart, she knew where to find the extraordinary care to get her back in motion and on stage. After tearing her right Achilles tendon in 2012 and then rupturing the left posterior tibial tendon in 2013, Jennie


Local Ice Hockey Clubs Team-Up with St. Luke’s

March 28th, 2018

When Brian Ruff, the head coach of the Northampton High School ice hockey team, saw his player crash head first into the boards, he knew it wasn’t good. “We got out there and he was semi-conscious,” remembered Ruff, who is also the president of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League. “I was certainly glad there


Evidence-Based, Personalized Physical Therapy through St. Luke’s

March 28th, 2018

When it comes to getting results, Tim Miller, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, Regional Director, Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s, is a proponent of collaborating with the patient. Bolstered by years of experience and continuing education, Miller understands that patients – from an accountant who lives down the street to high school and college athletes, and even


Man with Down Syndrome Becomes Fitness Buff at St. Luke’s

March 23rd, 2018

Dan Oplinger, who turns 27 in May, isn’t an exercise specialist. He’s an everyday fitness member at St. Luke’s with a story of extraordinary fitness. When Dan, who lives in Lower Macungie Township, Pa., first started at St. Luke’s, he could barely do one pushup with his hands elevated about three feet off the ground. Today, he’s


St. Luke’s Athletic Trainer Travels with Olympic Development Soccer Team

March 21st, 2018

Cheree Iadevaia enjoys the distinction of being selected as the Athletic Trainer traveling with an elite regional soccer team. Iadevaia, the St. Luke’s Athletic Trainer assigned to Easton Area High School, is now also serving as the Athletic Trainer for the Olympic Development Program Team – East Region. Iadevaia and the team are now in Ireland and will