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CLINTON — For more than 20 years, Orthopaedic Specialists, located at 2635 Lincoln Highway, D, has served the Clinton community by offering orthopaedic surgery.

The center is now offering a walk-in clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with no appointment necessary.

“Injuries don’t stop when the traditional work day does,” Brad Crowder, executive director of Orthopaedic Specialists, said. “It’s important that our patients get the care they need, whether it’s after a painful day at work or even an after-school-practice injury. Our patients have expressed their desire to have us available more often, and we are excited to offer this extended service to the community.”

Five board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons complete the Orthopaedic Specialists surgical team, all specializing in the latest advancements.

Dr. John Hoffman has made a lifetime commitment to total joint replacement and the significant benefits of minimally invasive outpatient surgery. As a national expert, he continually educates other surgeons on how to implement this unique program. Hoffman performs over 500 total joint replacements every year and has completed more than 1,500 ACL (knee ligament) reconstructions in his career.

As the head of Orthopaedic Specialists’ Foot and Ankle Center, Dr. Tuvi Mendel provides orthopaedic care to patients with disorders or injuries of the feet, ankles and lower legs with such treatments as arthroscopic surgery, total ankle replacements and more. With his experience and skill, Mendel offers high quality results through both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Dr. Michael Dolphin is the head of Orthopaedic Specialist’s Spine Center. Dolphin has developed protocols that allow for a rapid recovery and the ability to perform procedures on an outpatient basis, getting patients back to activity and home quicker with less pain.

As the head of the Hand and Wrist Institute at Orthopaedic Specialists, Dr. Megan Crosmer utilizes current advances in surgery as well as both operative and non-operative techniques, Crosmer works with patients and their goals to develop a customized plan for treatment and values a patient as an important team member in his or her care.

Dr. Kristyn Darmafall, who most recently served as an assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at Ohio State University, is fellowship-trained in sports medicine. She has extensive experience in sports-related injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip, and offers arthroscopic and minimally invasive management of the shoulder, knee and hip injuries.

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