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Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. The most common types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Osteoarthritis, often called wear and tear arthritis, is extremely common as we age. However, proper treatment and care can reduce pain and the onset of symptoms. We have several specialists on staff dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis pain.

Diagnostic Radiology Services

Quality imaging is a powerful tool in the diagnoses of pain and orthopaedic injuries. We offer imaging services right in our offices or in the same building. We are proud to offer our patients diagnoses that are both prompt and thorough.

EMG (Electromyography) Diagnostic Services

Testing the electrical activity of muscles and measuring the conductive function of nerves helps our physicians and surgeons to better diagnose pain. MBO provides these services inside our facilities, conveniently and efficiently. EMG may aid in the diagnosis of:

Fracture Care

Bone fractures can range from being fairly simple to treat, to being very complicated. The specialists at MBO know the important signs of a complicated injury and they know how to treat complicated cases. Additionally, our team of physical therapists can aid you to a quick recovery.

General Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics covers the care of the musculoskeletal system including joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. MBO offers a comprehensive range of services including diagnostics, surgical and non-surgical procedures, as well as rehabilitative physical and occupational therapy.

Hand, Wrist & Upper Extremity

The frequency of use of our hands and arms cause numerous pain conditions to become evident. Often, they are debilitative and painful generating discomfort and the inability to perform daily functions. MBO physicians are specialists in diagnosing and treating such conditions. Some of the procedures performed are:

Hip Preservation

Created by Michael Ast, MD and Frederic Kleinbart, MD, the Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedic’s Hip Preservation Program was developed for those patients who are suffering from hip pain but do not need Hip Replacement Surgery.

Hip Preservation Surgery is meant to repair abnormal or injured hip joints while preserving the original hip and hip function. The benefits of Hip Preservation Surgery include maintaining the patient's own joint and hip bones, no long term activity restrictions and lower risks of complications than a Total Hip Replacement.


The Mercer-Bucks Orthobiologic Institute was created by Rikin Patel, DO and Rick Kleinbart, MD. They envisioned an institute dedicated to the world of orthobiologics. Orthobiologics offers patients cutting edge alternatives to traditional orthopaedic treatments. The idea is to use your body’s own healing mechanisms to accelerate healing and offer solutions to pain relief. Due to its growing popularity, orthobiologics is currently the fastest growing technology in orthopaedics.

Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Combining Eastern and Western techniques are used to put the body back in alignment to minimize or eliminate pain. Through the use of myofascial system via mild manipulations our physicians perform adjustments for:

Pain Management

The sensation of pain tells us that something is wrong with our body. Signals are sent via receptors to the spinal cord across nerve connections. Our physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating such painful conditions. Painful conditions are treated with:

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Physical therapy can be a very successful non-surgical treatment for many conditions. Physical therapy can include weight training exercises, stretching, massage and other specialized treatments. It will often be prescribed by your doctor for many conditions before and after surgery. The goal of physical therapy is to speed your recovery, improve your function and range of motion and strengthen your muscles. Our physical therapists work closely with patients and doctors to create the best possible plan for you.

Spine Surgery

The surgical approach to back pain is more complex than non-operative treatments. The physician’s goal is to correct the underlying abnormality with as minimal an approach as possible. MBO surgeons are highly trained to render such sophisticated exams and render the most appropriate surgical intervention in our area. Procedures include:

Sports Medicine

We are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. The most common sports related injuries include cartilage tears, ligament ruptures in the knee and shoulder or knee pain. If you have an existing injury we can examine a wide range of treatment options to determine which one is right for you. Our physical therapists can also help you prevent future injuries by working with you on strength and flexibility exercises.

Total Joint Replacement

If you are suffering from chronic joint pain and it is determined that surgery is the best option for treatment, you can rest assured that the providers at MBO will take good care of you. Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgeries, and they have an excellent track record. Our physical therapists will work closely with you before and after your surgery to ensure the best possible outcome. If you are considering joint replacement you should also consider pre-operative physical therapy. Your physician can schedule an appointment with our therapy department. Physical therapy before joint replacement can help your recovery after surgery.