Welcome to Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute
Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute is proud to be a leader in the care of patients with disorders of the bones, joints and spine, providing the most innovative care to adults and children with even the most complex disorders.
- Adult appointments in Hershey: 717-531-5638
- Pediatric appointments in Hershey: 717-531-7123
- All appointments in State College: 814-865-3566
Each of our providers care for patients in the Bone and Joint Institute, a 52,000 sq. ft. facility situated on the east campus of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, allowing for collaboration between specialists in orthopaedics, sports medicine, spinal disorders, hand surgery, metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis, rheumatology, radiology and chronic pain management. The site includes state of the art computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as comprehensive therapy services and an outpatient rehabilitation facility which contains a unique underwater treadmill system to accelerate recovery.
Penn State Sports Medicine, located in State College, is part of the Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute. We care for all Penn State athletes, as well as patients throughout central Pennsylvania.
The institute also includes researchers from both Hershey and State College, studying a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders including arthritis, osteoporosis, biomechanics of implants, mechanisms of fracture healing, and cancer of the musculoskeletal system.
Physicians in the Institute work together to provide Sports Medicine care to the Hershey Bears Hockey Team, Harrisburg Senators Baseball Team, Penn State varsity athletes and local high schools. From pediatric and adult fractures to arthritis care – we'll get you back in motion so you can move forward with your life and leave your pain behind.
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Penn State Hershey has one of top U.S. shoulder surgeons
Dr. April Armstrong, orthopaedic surgeon, shoulder and elbow, Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute, and associate professor, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, Penn State College of Medicine, was recently recognized as one of the “Top 28 U.S. Shoulder Surgeons” by Orthopedics This Week. To create the list, shoulder surgeons from across the country provided their feedback on who they felt were the best orthopaedic surgeons in the subspecialty.
This is what was said about Armstrong: “She is a rising star, and has developed several models of glenoid bone loss. She is very involved in resident education and instructs other faculty on how to best educate residents.”
Armstrong has been a member of the Penn State Hershey faculty since 2003. In 2011, she received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Penn State College of Medicine and in 2012, she was recognized by her orthopaedic peers with the AAOS Achievement Award, from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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