Andrew Razzano, D.O.
Dr. Razzano specializes in the treatment of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries and conditions. His broad range of treatment options allow you to select a recovery plan to get you back to achieving your goals quickly.
Patient Experiences & Testimonials
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Your Sports Medicine Team
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About Dr. Razzano
Andrew J. Razzano, D.O. is a board-certified and fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon whose special interests include sports medicine and treatment of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries and conditions. Dr. Razzano performs shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements, as well as minimally invasive treatments for the knee and elbow.
Dr. Razzano earned his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Ohio University College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgical residency at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon, Ohio. During his residency, he performed research on Indirect MR Arthrography for detecting labral pathology in a young patient population. He has presented his research at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Mid-American Orthopaedic Association, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Academy of Pediatrics national conferences.
Dr. Razzano has completed an ACGME certified orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Cincinnati under Dr. Timothy Kremchek. Dr. Razzano participates in the care of the Cincinnati Reds and their affiliates. He was the team physician for Morehead State University and Princeton High School during his fellowship. He has also cared for the athletes of Glen Oak, Massillon and Jackson High Schools over the past two years.
Dr. Razzano’s passion for keeping athletes on the field is rooted in time spent playing football and baseball. He still enjoys staying active outdoors by hiking, mountaineering, skiing, and anything else that gets him outside. Dr. Razzano resides in Southwest Ohio with his wife, Suzy, who is a physical education teacher and certified yoga instructor.
Common Conditions Dr. Razzano Treats
Ohio University – College of Osteopathic Medicine: 2009
Ohio University – Biology (Pre-Med): 2005
Affinity Medical Center – Orthopaedic Surgery: 2009-2014
Chief Resident Affinity Medical Center: 2014
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine: 2014-2015
“No nonsense approach. Very professional and is very communicative, easy to talk to and ask question, with answers you can understand.”
“Dr. Razzano is an extremely talented & skilled surgeon. He diagnosed my injury in my right forearm and performed surgery with great success.”
– P. Rukavina
Frequently Asked Questions About Sports Medicine
How does sports medicine differ from general medicine?
Sports medicine is unique because it focuses on injuries that occur during athletic activities. Part of what makes this type of medicine so focused is damage that’s caused by the injury, as well as the strength of the area before the injury. When athletes receive an injury, their high level of physical fitness affects the healing process.
Dr. Razzano understands that healthy tissue heals faster than most, so treating a sports-related injury in a timely fashion is of the utmost importance. If the injury is severe, treatment must be provided immediately to prevent lasting damage to the joint. That allows the injury to heal quickly and efficiently so the athlete can return to the playing field as soon as possible without losing his or her strength or mobility.
How soon can an athlete return to their sport?
If you have received an injury while participating in a game or practice activity, the goal is to treat the injury and get you back on the playing field as soon as possible. Because of your increased strength and level of fitness, you’ll heal much faster than someone who isn’t in top physical shape.
While you won’t be able to return to the playing field right away, Dr. Razzano will start you out with physical therapy and then gradually work you back into your training routine. Taking your recovery slow will prevent reinjuring the area. Even if you feel as if you’re back to 100%, it’s important to wait until he clears you for full participation.
What are common sports-related injuries?
Different sports lead to different types of injuries. For example, a baseball player, tennis pro or golfer will often experience injuries to the hands, elbows, and shoulders. Football and soccer players are more likely to experience injuries to their knees, ankles, and feet. The most common injuries include:
- ACL tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Sprained or fractured ankles
- Sprained wrists
Dr. Razzano can treat most injuries with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and surgical procedures.
Schedule an introductory consultation with Dr. Andrew Razzano to find out his approach to sports medicine can help you return to the active lifestyle you desire.Book an Appointment
Frequently Asked Questions About Arthritis
What are the first signs of arthritis?
Arthritis doesn’t just happen overnight. A few of the most common signs that can indicate that your joints are changing include:
- Stiffness after long periods of inactivity
- Inflammation or swelling that often dissipates with activity
- Redness and feelings of warmth in or around the joint
- Pain that starts as a mild ache but eventually begins to worsen
Most people don’t realize how many symptoms they are exhibiting until they start to evaluate their level of movement.
After a thorough examination, Dr. Razzano can identify the signs and symptoms and make an accurate diagnosis. If you have arthritis, he can offer effective treatment options that will reduce your pain and discomfort and possibly prevent the condition from worsening.
Are there different forms of arthritis?
Various forms of arthritis can affect the joints and reduce both flexibility and range of motion. They include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Juvenile arthritis
While several of these are well-known as forms of arthritis, both lupus and spondyloarthropathies are also being included in this category due to the extensive damage each can cause to your joints and connective tissues.
Can arthritis be prevented?
Most forms of arthritis aren’t preventable. They develop either through a malfunction of the body’s immune system or as the result of general wear and tear on the joints of the body.
Even though the onset of the disease can’t be prevented, you can slow its progression.
Including vitamin D, calcium and magnesium in your diet provides the nutritional support the bones need to remain healthy and strong. Regular exercise helps to maintain bone density and reduce wear and tear on the ends of the bones. Exercise keeps the bones strong and resilient, allowing them to remain resilient and flexible.
To get the answers and treatments you need for arthritis, schedule an appointment with Dr. Razzano or the staff of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, located in Dayton, OH.