Orthopaedic Surgery

Our orthopaedic surgeons care for patients of all ages, focused on joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. These specially trained surgeons have completed up to 14 years of additional formal training and are skilled in the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases.

Our surgical team performs many types of specialized orthopaedic surgery, including:

  • Procedures on knees, hips, shoulders, and elbows
  • Total joint reconstruction (Arthroplasty)
  • Fractures of all kinds
  • Hand and wrist surgery, including carpal tunnel
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Sports medicine

Not all orthopaedic surgery needs result from injury. As bones and joints break and wear down over time, repair may become necessary. People used to feel they had to live with the pain, but with today's technology and innovation, you don't have to resign yourself to a "bum" knee or hip. Orthopaedic surgery can help you rediscover pain-free movement.

Treatment for orthopaedic injuries may be as simple as prescribing exercise therapy or as involved as joint replacement surgery. Recent technological advances in arthroscopy allow the surgeon to look inside the joint and make repairs with minimal scarring and recovery time.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Our orthopaedic surgical team uses minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to reduce pain and speed up recovery. Our minimally invasive surgical techniques provide the following benefits:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery times
  • Less pain and less need for pain medication
  • Less risk of dislocation and no need for postoperative restrictions in motion
  • Use of assistive devices (walkers or canes) for shorter periods of time

Joint and Spine Camp

Patients undergoing joint and spine surgery often have a lot of questions and concerns. The new Fisher-Titus Joint & Spine Camp is a comprehensive program designed to answer patients’ questions, alleviate their concerns, and help them feel comfortable and confident about their surgery and recovery.

Who Attends Camp?

Once a patient is scheduled for total joint replacement or spine surgery, the surgeon's office staff will schedule the patient for the Fisher-Titus Joint & Spine Camp. Currently, Camp is held every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the new Specialty Clinic space in Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Because of the crucial role families play in a successful recovery, patients are encouraged to bring a “coach” to Camp with them.

What Happens at Camp?

Fisher-Titus Joint & Spine Camp offers patients a one-stop program during which a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and clinical resource managers prepare patients for what to expect during surgery, their hospital stay, rehabilitation, and recovery at home. At Camp, surgery patients also receive all of their pre-surgery testing, including lab work, and a Patient Guide to Joint or Spine Surgery, a comprehensive booklet that explains to patients and family members the entire process from surgery preparation to postsurgical follow-up.

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation After Surgery

When pre-surgery or post-surgical conditions require the skills of a rehabilitation therapist, you'll find the professional care you need, combined with the latest medical technology at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.  The Rehabilitation Department at Fisher-Titus offers our community the expertise of highly trained staff members who are committed to improving the quality of life of each patient they serve, according to Mary Helton, Director of Rehabilitation Services. 

This busy department treated more than 7,000 area residents last year. Those patients made more than 50,000 visits to Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Rehabilitation Department a figure that grew by 13 percent from the previous year. Our highly skilled physical therapists, athletic trainers, occupational therapists and pediatric therapists work closely with orthopaedic surgeons to assure the fastest and fullest recovery possible for patients.


Jason Brown, D.O.
David A. Pocos, D.O.
Michael T. Powers, D.O.
Steven B. Shine, D.O.






Our advanced surgical services are available to patients throughout Erie and Huron counties, including Amherst, Ashland, Attica, Bellevue, Berlin Heights, Castalia, Clyde, Collins, Fremont, Greenwich, Huron, Milan, Monroeville, New Haven, New London, New Washington, North Fairfield, Norwalk, Nova, Oberlin, Plymouth, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Shelby, Shiloh, Tiffin, Tiro, Vermilion, Wakeman, Wellington, Willard and the surrounding communities. Call us today to learn more!