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3/28/2012 Center for Orthopaedics Announces Expansion Project
 

Center for Orthopaedics will soon begin construction on additions and renovations to their Lake Charles office, located at 1747 Imperial Boulevard. 

5/3/2012 Center for Orthopaedics Names Director of Business Development
 

Former McNeese State University running back coach Carlos McGee is the new Director of Business Development for Center for Orthopaedics.

3/27/2014 Center for Orthopaedics Physicians Played Key Roles at LOA Annual Meeting
 Several of the physicians with Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, were instrumental in the planning and presentations at the recent Louisiana Orthopaedic Association’s Annual Meeting.
6/5/2012 Center for Orthopaedics Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner
 

Senia Fontenot, RN, ANP, has joined the clinical team of Dr. Craig Morton, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Center for Orthoapedics. 

11/1/2012 CFO Celebrates "Noshember" to Raise Money for Prostate Cancer Research
 

If you see some scruffy faces on the doctors and male staff at Center for Orthopaedics in November, it’s all for a good cause: Noshember. The guys are joining forces through facial hair growth in support of prostate cancer awareness and research.


6/20/2013 CFO Launches OrthoExpress
 

According to a study by Merritt Hawkins and Associates, the average national wait time to see a physician specialist is over 20 days. While the wait time locally is not that long for most specialties, Center for Orthopaedics created OrthoExpress to address this issue. This new service ensures that anyone who has a musculoskeletal injury can be seen by one of their specialists within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.


3/6/2014 Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Health System Announced
 Keith Broach has been named CEO of the Imperial Health System in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  
3/8/2016 Dr. Craig Morton Named a Patients' Choice Award Winner
 

Craig G. Morton, MD, FAAPMR, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, was among a select group of physicians honored with the prestigious "Patients' Choice Award” from Vitals.com for 2015.

6/21/2012 Dr. David Drez Honored by LSU School of Medicine
 David Drez, Jr., M.D., orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, was honored by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans at their recent orthopeadic residency graduation ceremony.
2/10/2013 Dr. Drez Completes 10-Year Certification Program
 David Drez, Jr., MD, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has been recognized by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for successful completion of its Maintenance of Certification requirements.
9/20/2012 Dr. Drez Selected for National Sports Medicine Education Committee
 

David Drez, Jr., MD, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has been asked to serve on the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Self Assessment Committee. 

10/17/2012Dr. J. Trappey Earns Board Certification
 

George "J.” Trappey IV, MD, orthopaedic specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has been awarded certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. 

4/25/2016 Dr. Jared Gremillion Chosen for CHRISTUS Podiatric Residency Program
 

Foot and ankle specialist Jared Gremillion, DPM, will be joining the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program, which is a partnership with Imperial Health’s Center for Orthopaedics. He will be the second doctor entering the program, which began last year, and he will begin in July.

2/25/2016 Dr. John Noble is Guest Speaker at National Health Information Technology Conference
 Dr. John Noble, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, was one of three physicians in the country invited to speak at the recent Health IT Leadership Summit in Atlanta.
3/8/2013 Dr. John Noble Named LOA President
 Dr. John Noble, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, was recently installed as President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, a statewide, professional membership organization comprised of 350 board certified and/or board-eligible orthopaedic surgeons. 

3/20/2012 Dr. John Noble Named President-Elect of LOA
 

John Noble Jr., MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics, has been named president elect of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association (LOA). 

3/13/2017 Dr. John Noble Performs First Total Knee Replacement in Region Using MAKO Robotic-Assisted Surgery System
 Dr. John Noble Performs First Total Knee Replacement in Region Using MAKO Robotic-Assisted Surgery System
7/24/2015 Dr. Tyson Green Attends National Wound Care Conference
 

Dr. Tyson Green recently attended at the American Professional Wound Care Association (APWCA) 2015 National Wound Care Conference in Philadelphia.

7/7/2016 Dr. Tyson Green Named to APWCA Board of Directors
 Dr. Tyson Green was recently named to the board of directors for the American Professional Wound Care Association.
7/24/2015 Dr. Tyson Green Participates in New Cardiovascular Horizons Annual Conference
 Dr. Tyson Green was a featured presenter at the 2015 New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) Annual Conference held in New Orleans last month.
4/14/2015 Dr. Tyson Green Presents Research at National Foot & Ankle Conference
 Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with the Center for Orthopaedics, an affiliate of Imperial Health, presented the results of a crushed foot case study at the recent American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS) conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
4/9/2017 Dr. Tyson Green, Dr. Jared Gremillion, attend Symposium.
 
7/19/2016 Great Strides in Ankle Replacement
 New hope for people suffering from ankle arthritis.
1/24/2013 Imperial Health Laboratory Recognized for Providing Quality Services
 

The Imperial Health Laboratory—an ancillary service line of Imperial Health, the region’s largest independent, physician-owned, multispecialty medical group—has met all criteria for continued Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. 

5/12/2015 Is Technology A Pain in the Neck?
 Dr. Bill Lowry, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, talks about the burden your smartphone, iPads and laptops could have on your neck.
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1/16/2014 Dr. Craig Morton Earns Top Doctor Honors
 

Craig G. Morton, M.D., Imperial Health Center For Orthopaedics Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, was recently recognized as the Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist in Louisiana, Most Influential Doctor in the Lake Charles Region, Top Doctor in the Lake Charles Region and Thought Leader in the Lake Charles Region by HealthTap.

12/10/2012Dr. Craig Morton Nominated as “Top Doctor” by National Medical Website
 Craig Morton, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, has been nominated as a "Top Doctor” by HealthTap.com, the world’s leading interactive health network.
7/6/2012 Dr. William Lowry Earns Board Certification
 

William Lowry Jr., MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has been awarded Certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR), one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. 

1/19/2015 Exercise is Best for Back Pain
 An estimated 75 to 85 percent of Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime.
1/19/2015 Sciatica: What You Need to Know
 About 40 percent of adults will be affected by sciatica at some point in their lives.
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1/27/2015 Basketball Scores More Sports Injuries Than Other Sports
 Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world.  It is also responsible for more sports injuries than any other sport.
9/27/2013 Center For Orthopaedics Athletic Training Team Expands
 Center for Orthopaedics, the region’s largest musculoskeletal medical group and affiliate of Imperial Health, has added five new members to their athletic trainer staff to meet the needs of the growing number of high schools they provide sports medicine services to. 
8/17/2012 Center for Orthopaedics Named Sports Medicine Provider for Cameron Parish Schools
 
The Cameron Parish School Board has chosen Center for Orthopaedics (CFO) as the exclusive provider of athletic trainers for their student athletes. The decision was announced at the Board’s August, 2012 meeting. 
6/27/2013 CFO Teams up with Beauregard Memorial for Sports Medicine Services
 

The school boards in Beauregard and Vernon Parishes have chosen Center for Orthopaedics and Beauregard Memorial Hospital as their exclusive providers of sports medicine services for high school athletes.


9/10/2015 Imperial Health Scoreboard App
 Keep up with your favorite high school football teams throughout Southwest Louisiana with the Imperial Health Scoreboard App!
8/28/2013 Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic Offered
 Center for Orthopaedics (CFO), an affiliate of Imperial Health, will be offering a Sports Injury Clinic for high school athletes every Saturday morning from 8 – 10 a.m. throughout the high school football season. 
8/28/2012 Sports Injury Hotline Now Offered by Center for Orthopaedics
  The next time you or someone in your family has a sports-related injury, expert help is just a phone call away. 
1/16/2015 Tackling Athletic Performance from the Ground Up
 When you consider the active and exhausting life of an athlete, it's hard to imagine a part of the body that endures more hardship than the feet.
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1/16/2015 Cartilage Restoration: Knee Renewal Instead of Replacement
  Techniques for treating cartilage defects.
5/14/2015 Fracture Liaison Service Aims to Reduce Broken Bones
 Staci Boudreaux, Bone Health Central Coordinator for Center for Orthopaedics, recently talked to KPLC TV's Britney Glaser to talk about Fracture Liaison Service.
1/20/2015 Joint Replacement May Improve Heart Health
 A new study points to an important added benefit from hip and knee replacement procedures: a healthier heart.
1/19/2015 Know Your Knees; Protecting a Complex and Vulnerable Joint
 Whether you're a professional athlete, a fitness buff or totally unplugged from a regular exercise program, knowing how to protect your knees from injury can mean the difference between a fulfilling lifestyle and years of painful, limited mobility.
12/17/2013Osteoporosis Seminar Scheduled For December 17
 How strong are your bones?  
1/12/2013 Osteoporosis Support Group Meets January 24
 
Bone Health Central will host the monthly Osteoporosis Support Group meeting on Thursday, January 24. 
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3/14/2012 CFO Opens Foot and Ankle Clinic in DeQuincy
 Dr. Kalieb Pourciau is now seeing foot and ankle patients in DeQuincy.
2/1/2016 CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Announces Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency Program in Partnership with Imperial Health
 

Medical students looking to expand into the field of podiatric surgery will have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and training from foot and ankle surgeons at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital and Center for Orthopaedics (CFO), an affiliate of Imperial Health.

6/12/2012 Dr. Green Provides Free Screenings at Special Olympics
 
Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, recently screened 85 athletes through the Healthy Athletes Fit Feet program the Special Olympics Louisiana state games held in Hammond.
12/28/2011Dr. Kalieb Pourciau Joins CFO Staff
  Center for Orthopaedis has announced the addition of foot and ankle specialist Kalieb Pourciau to their medical staff. He joins Dr. Tyson Green in the podiatric medicine department of the group.
8/5/2013 Dr. Kalieb Pourciau Presents at State Medical Conference
 

Dr. Kalieb Pourciau, a foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, was a guest speaker at the recent Louisiana Podiatric Medical Association’s annual conference held in New Orleans. 

11/17/2011Dr. Tyson Green Named Clinical Coordinator for Special Olympics
  Foot and ankle specialist Dr. Tyson Green with Center for Orthopaedics recently completed certification at the Special Olympics Training Center in Boston, enabling him to serve as a Clinical Coordinator for the Fit Feet program for games in our region.
3/13/2017 Dr. Tyson Green Presents at American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference
 
2/25/2016 Dr. Tyson Green Presents Research at National Foot & Ankle Conference
 Dr. Tyson Green presented the results of a crushed foot case study at the recent ACFAS conference.
7/19/2016 Great Strides in Ankle Replacement
 New hope for people suffering from ankle arthritis.
1/16/2015 Tackling Athletic Performance from the Ground Up
 When you consider the active and exhausting life of an athlete, it's hard to imagine a part of the body than endure more hardship than the feet.
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2/3/2016 Dr. Andrew Foret Earns Certification in Hand Surgery
 Andrew Foret, MD, hand and wrist specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, has completed the requirements to receive Certification in Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Surgery.
4/18/2012 Dr. Foret's Work Published in National Journal
 

Dr. Andrew Foret’s Work Published in National Journal

1/27/2015 Letting Go of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
 Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of wrist and hand pain.
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12/28/2011Results of Dr. John Noble’s Knee Replacement Study Published in Medical Journal
 John Noble Jr., MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Center for Orthopaedics completed the Visionaire value pilot study earlier this year to evaluate the cost benefit ratio between the use of two types of instrumentation in total knee replacement procedures.

   

 

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