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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CINCINNATI, Ohio – Tim Kremchek knows elbows. In his three-decades as an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Kremcheck – the co-founder of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine – has performed more than 3,000 Tommy John elbow repair surgeries, including dozens of the procedures on the arms of Majo ...More >

Surgery Prep

Total Knee/Hip Joint Replacement Total/Reverse Shoulder Joint Replacement If you have any questions about your surgery at Evendale please call Nurse Navigator at 513-840-1054 If you have any questions about your surgery at Summit or West please call Nurse Navigator at 513-910-1340 ...More >

What is Recovery from Knee Replacement Surgery Like?

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What are the Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery?

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

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How Common is Knee Replacement Surgery?

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How Common is Knee Replacement Surgery?

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Beacon Medical Staff Traveling to Central America on Surgery Mission Trip

Two members of the Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine medical staff will once again be traveling to Central America in early January as part of a hand surgery mission trip in Honduras. Julie Blondell, a certified hand therapist, and Occupational Therapist Jackie Joyce will join a group of surgeons, therapists ...More >

Just What You KNEE-d: How to Prepare for Knee Replacement Surgery

Whether you have a total or partial knee replacement surgery scheduled, it’s surely been a long time coming, and you’re experiencing a whole spectrum of emotions. From the natural anxiety that surgery can trigger to the excitement of finally living life with less knee pain, you're probably ready to get your surgery in ...More >

Moeller lacrosse player returns after injury, surgery, rehab and recovery - The Enquirer

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 8.6 million sports and recreation-related injuries happen every year. The number may vary during the years of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the injuries did not go away completely. Just ask Zach Wendling, a 17-year-old senior lacrosse player at Moelle ...More >

Surgery is Just the Start of Recovery

Orthopedic conditions and the pain related to them are life-altering for many. Surgery to correct issues can be life-changing. However, patients should be careful to remember that surgery day is Day One on their road to recovery. Following post-operative instructions are crucial to proper healing and recovering from su ...More >

Before and After Surgery

Having surgery soon? Here is what to expect throughout the process. We will discuss surgery prep, during surgery, and your recovery afterwards. Click here for our guide and more details for further information on Dr. Miller’s recovery process.   Preparing for the Surgery  In preparation for the operating room (OR ...More >

Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

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Ankle Sprain Surgery with Dr. Sammarco

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Bunion Surgery with Dr. Sammarco

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Landmark Care Close at Hand: Introducing Clifton Hand Surgery Center

In the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, hand & wrist injuries were second only to back injuries. At Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we understand the importance of getting quality care for your hand or wrist ailment. That's why we've added seven new fellowship-trained hand & wrist physicians t ...More >

The Bridge: From Total Joint Replacement Surgery to Recovery

There are three big chapters in the storybook of total joint replacement surgery. The first chapter varies in length depending on the person and when they come into get treatment. Most of the attention goes to the second chapter when the surgery occurs. The least amount of focus is given to the third chapter when rehab ...More >

Getting a Total Joint Replacement? Avoid These 7 Common Post-Surgery Mistakes

Is it time for a total joint replacement? Surgery can be scary, but when it’s medically necessary, it’s good to not only prepare for the procedure but also prepare for your post-surgery recovery. As orthopedic specialists, we see common mistakes that patients make as they rehabilitate. Most missteps aren’t intentional, ...More >

Dr. Aarti Singla Discusses What Could Be Causing Pain After Surgery

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Hip Revision Surgery

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IN & OUT: Patients Safely Experience Outpatient Joint Surgery

Read the full article on VENUE Magazine by clicking here.   There’s no denying that COVID-19 changed everything, and while a number of those changes were unsettling, some were for the bet- ter. Such was the case in the world of orthopaedics. According to Michael Lawson Swank, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Beac ...More >

COVID-19 vaccine: Should you get a shot ahead of surgery? Timing is everything

To read the full story from The Enquirer, please click here. Anne Saker Cincinnati Enquirer Many of the 2.2 million Ohioans now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine also wonder how to time the shot with upcoming medical procedures. Some hospital systems are urging patients to get vaccinated first, and others sug ...More >

ACL Reconstruction – Frequently asked questions that debunk the myths of ACL surgery

Surgical Treatment When should I have my ACL fixed? – Timing of ACL reconstruction There is no single perfect time for ACL reconstruction, and therefore timing varies from patient to patient.  In general, patients should regain full ROM, reduce swelling, and have quadriceps control prior to surgery. Occasionally pati ...More >

Dr. Chaudhary Helps Law Enforcement Officer Return from Hip Surgery

THE Enquirer To read the full article, click here. Cop's commander asks: "Are you sure you've had hip surgery?" Cincinnati law enforcement officer Mike Bell delayed getting hip replacement surgery for as long as he could stand the pain. But nearly eight years ago, he finally reached his limit. “I was worried ...More >

The Tommy John Surgery Turns 46

We’re celebrating the 46th anniversary of the UCL reconstructive surgery — better known as the Tommy John surgery — with our very own Tommy John surgery expert, Dr. Tim Kremchek. What is the Tommy John surgery? The procedure is named for former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John; the first person to undergo ...More >

Injury and Surgery Recovery at Beacon Orthopaedics

It’s no secret that recovering from an injury, either surgically or non-surgically, can be a difficult process. Between the hours you spend resting and the physical therapy you may have to do, the surgery process may seem intimidating. However, recovering from an injury or surgery isn’t always as scary as it may seem. ...More >

Mother Daughter Duo Undergo ACL Surgery with Dr. Cha

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Why Shouldn’t You Eat Before Surgery?

If you’ve had surgery before, you were probably told not to eat or drink anything for a specified amount of time beforehand. There are several reasons for this, but many people don’t know why it’s so important. When you’re under general anesthetic, your body’s natural reflexes are put on hold. Because of this, t ...More >

7 Tips for a Successful Surgery

7 Tips for a Successful Surgery Do you have an upcoming surgery that’s making you nervous? While you can’t control everything about surgery, there are some things you can do to make it as easy as possible for yourself. Below are 7 tips for a successful surgery! Learn as much as you can about your procedure. The ...More >

Questions to Ask Before Your Hip Surgery

Dr. Drew Burleson, a hip surgeon at Beacon Orthopaedics in Miamisburg, lets patients know what questions they should ask before agreeing to hip surgery. The decision to have hip surgery can be a daunting one.  Fortunately, advancements in arthroscopes, traction tables, and other medical technology are leading to bet ...More >

Now Available: Hip Surgery for Dayton Athletes

Dr. Drew Burleson of Beacon Orthopaedics provides the insight of a college level athlete and a sub-specialized sports medicine surgeon. Dr. Drew Burleson is a sub-specialty trained sports medicine surgeon who brings his additional training in hip arthroscopy to South Dayton.  Also called a “hip scope” procedure, hip ...More >

A Better Way to Perform Hip Scope surgery

Dr. Drew Burleson of Beacon Orthopaedics brings a better operating table to the region. One of the advantages to being a specialty practice is the ability to be agile.  This means that when new technology comes along, a specialty practice can test and adopt it first.  Such is the case with the Stryker Pivot Guardian t ...More >

Benefits of Traction Table During Surgery - Dr. Burleson

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Dr. Rodway - FAQs About Neck Surgery

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Rotator Cuff Tear and Surgery

In this article, the experts at Beacon Orthopaedics explore the range of symptoms involved with rotator cuff tears, the necessary treatments to relieve patient symptoms—and, more specifically, the benefits of pursuing Superior Capsular Reconstruction using allografts to repair irreparable rotator cuff tears versus the ...More >

What to Expect When Your Doctor Recommends Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff surgery repairs damaged shoulders, specifically damage caused by injuries. The injury may or not be associated with sports, but the damage is often extensive. Dr. Andrew Razzano works with the staff of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. Together, they offer effective treatment optio ...More >

Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

When the damage to your shoulder is extensive and can't be effectively repaired with rotator cuff surgery or other treatment options, Dr. Razzano and the staff of Beacon Orthopaedics offer shoulder replacement surgery as an alternative. If you live in the greater Dayton area, contact Dr. Razzano's office to find out if ...More >

How to Prepare for Rotator Cuff Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Rotator cuff surgeries have been on the rise in the United States. While surgical techniques have changed and most patients do very well, full recovery after rotator cuff repair can take 4-6 months. Your activities after surgery will be limited, too. There are several things Dr. Razzano and his skilled team want you ...More >

Questions Athletes Should Ask Before Knee Replacement Surgery

For the ordinary patient, knee replacement surgery can allow them to return to a comfortable lifestyle; However, many patients who still compete athletically at an advanced age may question their post-surgery abilities. Surgery of any kind is a major event, and for athletes it can be particularly daunting. How long ...More >

Total Hip Replacement: From Surgery to Recovery

About 1/4th of Americans report having hip pain most of the time, according to the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. While a significant number of respondents were over 60 years old, many were significantly younger than that. Arthritis has long been the most common cause of hip pain. However, m ...More >

Hip Preservation Surgery: Conditions and Treatments

The hip, similar to other areas of the body, is subject to congenital, developmental, and post-traumatic conditions. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to pain, arthritis, and potentially a hip replacement early in life. The goal of hip preservation is to prevent or delay the early onset of arthritis or the n ...More >

When is Spine Surgery Needed? - Dr. Ian Rodway

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Types of Spine Surgery - Dr. Ian Rodway

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Spinal Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Surgery

Back pain remains one of the most common types of chronic pain in the US; with severity ranging from a slight nuisance to drastically affecting your day-to-day living, it’s crucial to know when it’s time to consult a surgeon, and if spinal surgery is the next step. For most acute and chronic back pain, your first tr ...More >

Recovery Guide to Foot & Ankle Surgery

We are glad that you have chosen Dr. Miller for your foot and ankle surgery. Our goal is to make this experience as pleasant as possible for you. If you have any questions about your hospital stay, rehabilitation or recovery period, please contact Dr. Miller's office for more information specific to your surgery. Plea ...More >

Know When You Need Surgery: Conditions Treated by Knee Replacements

Most people will experience some degree of knee pain or a knee injury in their lifetime, and often those injuries are minor and may heal on their own. However, many people experience consistent knee pain for years, often because of an untreated injury, arthritis or other degenerative diseases. For many older patients e ...More >

The Benefits and Risks of Tommy John Surgery

A professional baseball pitcher throws tens of thousands of full-force pitches over the course of their career. These athletes depend on their ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), a tiny band of tissue located in the elbow, in order to repeatedly and consistently pitch at speeds of 90 mph or more. Over time however, the fo ...More >

Marlins Pitcher Edinson Volquez Chooses Dr. Kremchek for Tommy John Surgery

The Miami Marlins appear to be stuck with their eighth consecutive season under 500.  Even if Martin Prado and Kyle Barraclough return from the disabled list, the season has come to a close for shortstop J.T. Riddle and right-handed starter Edinson Volquez.  Both players will require surgical repair of injuries and wil ...More >

Shoulder Surgery at Beacon Orthopaedics: Michael Schlact's Story

In professional sports, staying off of the disabled list is often as important as performing well under the lights.  In Michael Schlact’s case, one shoulder injury sidelined him and caused him to go through grueling rehabilitation.  As he fell onto the DL after being a top prospect in the Rangers’ organization, he thou ...More >

Matt Strahm to Have Knee Surgery in Cincinnati at Beacon Orthopaedics

  Left hander Matt Strahm will undergo knee surgery on Friday to repair his torn patellar tendon.  Strahm is expected to be out for about four months, which includes the rest of the season.  He sustained a knee injury while pitching a series facing the Minnesota Twins in early July. Undergoing surgery appear ...More >

Arthroscopic Surgery for Common Sports Injuries

Today’s elite athletes push the boundaries of what is humanly possible. Countless train, day and night, strengthening their muscles and improving their techniques hoping to win championships and smash records. Unfortunately, injuries—particularly those related to the knee or shoulder— are a reality at every level of ...More >

Tommy John Surgery: Treating Elbow Injuries in Athletes

Spring is here and that means little league, high school, and college baseball are in full swing. Of course, for many players, baseball is no longer limited to a season – it’s played all year round. Before the first pitch of the regular season is thrown out, these athletes have already spent countless hours practicing ...More >

Knee Surgery: Choosing Between Total or Partial Knee Replacement

The knee joint is designed to absorb the shock that results from running, jumping, bending, and hundreds of other movements. But aside from simply allowing us to play a round of golf, tennis, or many of the other activities that we enjoy, the health of our knee is invaluable to everyday living. In fact, when you experi ...More >

Dr. Kremchek Says Reds Pitcher Anthony DeSclafani Will Avoid Surgery

The 26-year old right handed starter for the Cincinnati Reds, Anthony DeSclafani, sprained his right ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) and will be unable to throw for about one month.  Dr. Timothy Kremchek, the medical director for the Cincinnati Reds, diagnosed DeSclafani at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Ci ...More >

Diane's Spine Surgery - Dr. Rodway

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Virginia Tech Pitchers Choose Beacon Orthopaedics for Tommy John Surgery

"I was a little nervous," recalls 6-foot6-inch Virginia Tech pitcher Andrew McDonald of his college debut.  A freshman in 2014, McDonald had a bright future ahead of him with Hokie athletics.  The following year, McDonald felt something wrong with his elbow while warming up in the bullpen, and decided to refrain from p ...More >

Gus Ragland Returns After ACL Surgery

To read the entire feature chronicling Gus Ragland's recovery from ACL surgery at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, as written by Patrick Brennan and published in the Enquirer, please click here. As Miami University of Ohio’s quarterback stepped forward to receive the well-deserved award for Offensive MVP of ...More >

Scott Sloan's Story: Spine Surgery with Dr. Rodway

After more than a decade and a half of suffering from back pain, radio talk show personality Scott Sloan had tried nearly every type of non-surgical treatment.  Physical therapy?  It didn’t work.  Injections?  They didn’t last.  Pain medication?  It only masked the problem.  Finally, he thought enough was enough.  He w ...More >

Pitchers Opt for Stem Cell Therapy, No Surgery

Dr. Henry Stiene of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine works with professional, collegiate, and high school athletes.  The Cincinnati based orthopedist specializes in orthobiologics, meaning he helps athletes use the body’s ability to heal itself to avoid open surgery.  One of these ways is through stem cell thera ...More >

John Lamb Has Surgery at Beacon Orthopaedics

Early in the season, John Lamb reportedly began suffering from a lumbar disc herniation.  The left handed Cincinnati Reds pitcher underwent surgery to repair the herniation on Monday.  He chose the expert care of spine surgeon Ian Rodway, M.D. at Beacon Orthopaedics.  This is Lamb's second back surgery in two years, wh ...More >

Quarterback Leads Miami to Victory After ACL Surgery

The Miami Redhawks storm the field at Yager Stadium on Saturday.  Gus Ragland, the sophomore quarterback, lead the team to a rousing fourth quarter comeback over Kent State.  When Ragland's pass connected to Kenny Young to put the Redhawks in the lead with 1:34 on the clock, the cheers from the crowd were deafening.  C ...More >


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Robby Sexton Drafted by Boston Red Socks after Tommy John Surgery

Wright State University Pataskala pitcher Robby Sexton was selected in the 14th round by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in the Major League Baseball draft.  He was the 418th pick, which is impressive considering he underwent Tommy John surgery in the not-too-distant past. The left-handed pitcher has managed to make ...More >

Devin Mesoraco to Have Shoulder Surgery at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

The 27-year-old catcher for the Cincinnati Reds started having shoulder pain about a week into the season. This was particularly tough for Devin Mesoraco who missed most of the 2015 season recovering from a hip injury, which required surgery. Missing the 2016 season is not easy news to digest. As Mesoraco put it, "This ...More >

Chris Bassitt May Have Tommy John Surgery from Dr. Kremchek

After performing Tommy John surgery on Felix Doubront April 12, 2016, Dr. Timothy Kremchek of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine may be operating on another Oakland A's pitcher. This time, right-handed Chris Bassitt is the victim of overuse. Bassitt may be able to postpone surgery, depending on the severity of the ...More >

Felix Doubront to Have Dr. Kremchek Perform Tommy John Surgery

  Unfortunately, left handed starter Felix Doubront won't be finishing his season with the Oakland A's. While pitching against the Giants, Doubront started to feel some pain in his elbow. This was initially diagnosed as some ligament deficiencies, according to the initial MRI. When it came to getting a secon ...More >

Tommy John Surgery Survey

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Beacon Is First To Perform Surgery w/ Stryker's 1588 AIM Platform

Cincinnati, OH 2/2/2016 – Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is once again leading the charge in mainstreaming new advanced medical technology.  Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine became the first in the United States to use the 1588 AIM Platform in surgery.  Stryker’s advanced video system reduces risk t ...More >

Surgery Animations

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Sleeping After Shoulder Surgery

Dr. McClung’s tips for sleeping after shoulder surgery The most common objective of shoulder surgery is to relieve pain. In order to facilitate quick and correct healing, as well as to avoid future pain, here are some suggestions for sleeping after shoulder surgery. Improper posture or poor positioning can increase ...More >

Tommy John Surgery

Dr. Timothy Kremchek of Beacon Orthopaedics is part of the team that provides medical and orthopaedic coverage to the Cincinnati Reds, Louisville Bats, and Dayton Dragons, along with several college baseball teams. Dr. Kremchek has performed over one thousand Tommy John surgeries. First, though, let's understand who To ...More >

Tommy John Surgery

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Surgery FAQ's

MOHAB FOAD, MD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) Below is a list of FAQs regarding your upcoming surgery. This list has been designed to assist you in understanding the steps involved in scheduling and conducting your surgery, as well as the process of recovery with Dr. Mohab Foad. What can I expect to happen ...More >

Spine Surgery

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What is Computer Assisted Surgery?

The use of technology plays a vital role in the advancement of medical procedures. Computer Assisted Surgery uses a specialized software to create a virtual, 3-D model of a patient's spine, which essentially provides an exact road map for surgeons to follow. Click here to learn more about this technology and conditions ...More >

Orthopedic Surgery Centers

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FAQ's About Tommy John Surgery

Dr. Kremchek Interview WLW700 Last night, Beacon Physician and Reds Medical Director Dr. Tim Kremchek interviewed with Lance McAlister on "The Big One" 700-WLW.  Dr. Kremchek starts about 34-minutes into the broadcast.  If you would like, you can listen to the entire interview HERE.  Much of the conversation focuses o ...More >

Reds Medical Director to Perform Surgery on Homer Bailey

To read the entire article written by C. Trent Rosecrans and feature on (Enquirer Media), please click here. To the chagrin of fans, Homer Bailey will be unable to finish out the season.  The 28-year old pitcher for Cincinnati will undergo Tommy John surgery at the hands of the Reds Medical Director, ...More >


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Siegel VP of Marketing Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 513-295-3533 [email protected] Cincinnati, Ohio —Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Colosimo, a distinguished sports medicine physician, to its te ...More >

Adult Degenerative Scoliosis

Do you remember being screened for scoliosis when you were a child? The short, non-invasive test was performed by a trained professional like your pediatrician or a school nurse to determine if you had a curve in your spine that may need to be examined by an orthopedic specialist. Those screenings were -- and contin ...More >


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Siegel VP of Marketing Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 513-295-3533 [email protected] Cincinnati, Ohio — Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is proud to announce the addition of George Papacostas, MD, a distinguished orthopedic surgery speci ...More >

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) and How It Helps Manage Back Pain

The terms mononeuritis and entrapment neuropathy cover a wide spectrum of nerve disorders and therefore may present unique challenges in pain management. In recent years, the use of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) has garnered attention as a promising treatment for some of these disorders. So, in this post, I wi ...More >

Dr. John Wyrick Uses His Unique Skills and Experience to Help In Africa

A Yearning to Help . . . About five years ago, Dr. John Wyrick, Orthopaedic Surgeon with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, was searching for a meaningful way to give back to the community and the world. He was proud of his medical practice, his family and his life in general. However, he felt a pull to use hi ...More >

In Our Patient’s Own Words: Grateful for Physical Therapist's Unwavering Dedication to My Recovery

In our busy lives, we’ve all been asked to provide an online review for receiving care or a service. Even if we’ve been very happy, we have all simply provided one word of praise – for expediency’s sake. Entering “great” or even an emoji must simply suffice. We’ve got so much to do! Recently, Beacon Physical Therap ...More >

From Rugby Fields to CrossFit Gyms: Dr. McConnell's Unique Approach to Orthopedic Care

In the world of orthopedic surgery, Dr. Timothy McConnell stands out — from his medical expertise to his passion for fitness. It’s what made his path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon unique. It’s notably shaped by his background as a rugby player and his dedicated CrossFit involvement. The Evolution from Rugby to Cro ...More >

Revolutionizing Patient Care with Dr. Michael Swank

In the world of orthopedic surgery, physicians stand out for their specialties. And Dr. Michael Swank does just that by specializing in hip and knee replacements, specifically outpatient procedures. More than being exceptional at what he does, though, is what sets him apart, and that is at the heart of what’s —well— hi ...More >

Beacon Celebrates the Homecoming of Reds Pitcher Brent Suter

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Dr. Tim Kremchek, extends a warm welcome to the newly-signed Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brent Suter. Six years ago, Dr. Kremchek played a pivotal role in Brent Suter's journey by successfully performing Tommy John elbow surgery. Hailing from Anderson Township and a grad ...More >


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2024 CONTACT: Brian Siegel VP of Marketing OrthoAlliance 513-295-3533 [email protected] CINCINNATI, Ohio - Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine proudly announces the addition of Dr. John Wyrick, a distinguished board-certified and fellowship trained orthopa ...More >


CONTACT: Brian Siegel VP of Marketing OrthoAlliance 513-295-3533 [email protected] Stephanie Butler Clinton Memorial Hospital Marketing Director (937) 283-9847 [email protected] WILMINGTON, OHIO – Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Wilmington and Clinton Memorial Ho ...More >

Beacon Joins Community to Celebrate Kings High School Girls Volleyball State Championship

Last weekend, Kings High School won the Division I Ohio state girls volleyball championship.  By defeating Lewis Center Olentangy in the finals at Wright State’s Nutter Center in Dayton, the Kings Knights had won twenty-five matches straight to conclude an amazing season with a 28-1 record. This victory marked the f ...More >

Is Your Meniscus Torn? How to Tell & What to Do Next

Have you been here before? Getting a sharp pain in your knee after a sudden twist of the knee during a pickup basketball game, a misstep on a hiking trail, or even just a simple, awkward movement while getting out of bed. In a split second, you're left wondering, "Is my meniscus torn?" If you've ever found yourself in ...More >

Beacon Physicians Reflect on Relationship with Reds' Joey Votto

Cincinnati Reds' fans await word on Joey Votto's future with the team. The 16-year veteran, who has spent his entire career with the Reds, is beloved but may have played his last game with the team. Beacon Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine physicians Tim Kremchek, M.D., and Andrew Razzano, D.O, have come to know Vot ...More >


Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s Tim Kremchek, M.D., was especially excited as he watched the Cincinnati Reds play the Seattle Mariners Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park. That’s because Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Teejay Antone was a patient. Dr. Kremchek twice repaired Antone’s elbow wit ...More >


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 29, 2023 Contact: Brian Siegel VP of Marketing OrthoAlliance 513-295-3533 [email protected]   CINCINNATI, Ohio –Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is once again expanding patient access and convenience by offering services in Finneytown, in southwest O ...More >

Beacon's Dr. Tim Kremchek Featured in theScore

Dr. Kremchek ranks sixth all-time in Tommy John surgeries on professional baseball players Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine co-founder Tim Kremchek, M.D., a recognized expert in Tommy John elbow surgery, is featured in a recent story written by sports news website The story - 'Living in an MRI ...More >

A Pain in the Nerve: Types of Nerve Pain and How Orthopedics Helps

Pain getting to your nerves? Literally? Orthopedic treatment can help. Nerve pain is also known as neuropathy. As a common type of chronic pain, it’s caused by damage or dysfunction of the nerves. Neuropathy might sound like something that happens to other people — especially people who are surely much older than yo ...More >

Health care execs on a partnership that was “a long time coming”

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has partnered with TriHealth for decades, but last year, the organizations came together as part of a “conversation that was a long time coming,” according to Andy Blankemeyer, CEO at Beacon, in this episode of the Getting Health Care Right podcast. “We are now co-invested i ...More >

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The Beacon Orthopaedics Research & Education Foundation History

In 2009, the partners at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, established the 501(c)(3) non-profit Beacon Orthopaedics Research & Education Foundation with the mission to support scientific research and education regarding the latest technologies for orthopedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation ...More >

Orthopaedic Research & Articles

Dr. Swank's Contributions Dr. Michael Swank, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, contributes to orthopaedic research. Continuous research and education are integral components of the medical practice at Beacon. Dr. Michael Swank is no exception and actively pursues op ...More >

Peripheral Nerve Stimulator for Post-Surgical Pain Management

Written by Dr. Vic Manocha Patients often seek out surgical options when conservative therapies have failed. Most of the time, surgery corrects the problem and relieve patients of their painful symptoms. However, there are times when patient continues to have pain after surgery. Entrapment mononeuropathies can oc ...More >

Dr. Drew Burleson Performs Hip Arthroscopy in Dayton and Cincinnati

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s Dr. Drew Burleson, is one of a few orthopaedic surgeons in Dayton who performs hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a device called an arthroscope to diagnose and treat hip conditions. This procedure helps relieve hip pain and inflammation due to ...More >

Dr. Burger and His Part in the Xavier Family

For nearly 25 years, Dr. Robert Burger has been a critical part of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. As one of its founders, Dr. Burger is proud of the work his organization does – especially through its relationships with amazing institutions like Xavier University. Although not an XU alumnus himself, he h ...More >