Two new doctors join Orthopaedic Associates

Two new doctors join Orthopaedic Associates

Evansville, Indiana – Two new orthopedic physicians are practicing in the Evansville region as Orthopaedic Associates (OA) continues a growing trend. Just three months after opening Immediate Ortho Care at the Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital at Deaconess Gateway, bringing an unprecedented level of acute injury care to the area, OA announces two new doctors have joined the practice.

In July, David M. Hirschi, III, M.D. began seeing patients.  Dr. Hirschi is a primary care sports medicine provider who will serve as the anchor at Immediate Ortho Care. He completed advanced training at Utah Valley Sports Medicine Fellowship after finishing medical school.  His experience allows him the expertise to see patients with acute injuries including severe breaks, dislocations, lacerations and amputations in an urgent care setting.

“We can keep patients out of the ER,” said Hirschi.  “If you don’t need an ambulance, we can see you at Immediate Ortho Care, and you’ll be treated by a specialist the first time with a shorter wait and a lower cost.”

His focused training on sports medicine allows him additional specialization in musculoskeletal radiology, ultrasound guided injections, ultrasound diagnostic exams, platelet rich plasma (PRP), percutaneous tenotomy, viscous supplementation, compartment testing. concussion testing, laceration repairs, dislocation reduction, and fracture reductions including hematoma blocks.

Matthew Drake, MD is a board-certified orthopedic hand surgeon, joining OA in August. His early orthopedic career was spent in the US Army where he completed his residency and fellowship training. His 14 years in the Army were highlighted by two overseas tours in Iraq, and the privilege of caring for our wounded service members. Dr. Drake gained great experience in managing highly complex traumatic injuries sustained in overseas conflicts.

Dr. Drake is an expert in problems of the hand and upper extremity. He manages a full spectrum of conditions ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to complex limb reconstruction after trauma in all age groups. He listens to every patient carefully to gain an understanding of individual needs, and then develops a tailored treatment plan. He enjoys involving the patient and his team in every step of the decision-making process to help patients achieve their desired goals.

Two additional orthopaedic surgeons will join OA this fall.  In order to continue to offer patients specialized bone and joint care, Dr. Braden Jones will begin practicing with OA in September.  He will focus on general orthopedics and serve primarily the Henderson, Kentucky area out of the office on Starlite Drive.

Dr. Aaron Mull is a reconstructive hand surgeon, who will round out the specialized hand surgeon team at OA.  His background in plastics with a focus on microvascular reconstruction will be an excellent addition to the bone and joint experts currently seeing patients.

Orthopaedic Associates (OA) is an independently owned and operated, full-service orthopaedic center. For over 75 years, OA and their dedicated surgeons have provided comprehensive orthopaedic care–diagnosis, surgery, and rehabilitation–to residents of Southwestern Indiana and the surrounding communities. Specialty areas include joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopaedic trauma, arthritis treatment, occupational injuries, microvascular and microneural reconstructive surgery, and arthroscopy.

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