Summa Health Orthopedic Institute offers same-day, next-day appointments to help you get on the road to recovery faster. Our orthopedic specialists treat all conditions for bones, joints, cartilage, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Whether your injury is recent or has been getting worse over time, Summa's orthopedic specialists will provide you with treatment options, including the latest nonsurgical and surgical approaches.
Our nonsurgical orthopedic specialists (primary care sports medicine physicians) have extensive experience caring for children, adolescents and adults. They care for athletes and non-athletes, and can help them recover from injuries. Learn more about our latest nonsurgical treatments.
Our orthopedic surgeons treat your condition with modern, less invasive techniques which provide better results for our patients. Our care team focuses on your recovery to help you return to the activities you enjoy. Learn about some of the newer techniques.
Your recovery is important to us. Our orthopedic specialists and care team coordinate your care with Summa’s physical therapists, occupational therapists and athletic trainers to develop a recovery plan to help you reach your goals. We have eight locations located throughout the region to make recovery convenient for you. Learn more about how we help you recover and return to the activities you enjoy.
The Summa Health Joint Replacement Center of Excellence recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The certification, offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, focuses on the pre-surgical orthopedic consultation to the intraoperative, hospitalization or ambulatory surgical center admission, rehabilitation activities, and follow-up visit with the orthopedic surgeon. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects Summa Health’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Learn more about the Joint Replacement Center of Excellence.
"Thanks to you and the Lord and my precious family, I am doing better all the time. My knee is marvelous - very little pain, movement is so good, and I do without the cane when at home. Thank you so very much for all you have done for me. The Lord truly led me to you for my surgery!”
- Deena C.
“We're able to revisit where we were engaged 51 years earlier, up a steep trail in Sand Run Park, thanks to Dr. Pfefferle and his fine surgical skills.”
- Ed & Deena C.
“Dear Dr. Pfefferle, Thank you for the blessing of being able to walk again. Your skilled hands were the powerful tools needed to perform this gift. You’ve dedicated your life to care for others. May God keep you in His care.”
- Marcia C.
“Thank you so much for helping me through one of the hardest times in my life. I am so thankful for having you as my Orthopedic surgeon and all your services.”
“Dear Dr. Miller, Thank you for what you did for me after I fell and shattered my elbow. I appreciate being able to use arm again. My plan now is to stay on my feet!”
- Virginia P.
“Hi Dr. Miller, Two years ago, today, you replaced both of my hips. You basically gave my life back to me! … Your entire staff is the best!! Always helpful cheery & knowledgeable!!”
- Bonnie G.
“Hi Dr. Miller, Just wanted to say thank you and those that work for you and with you. I feel great and getting better each day. Thank you for a new beginning and a new hip!”
- Ina A.
"Dr. Pfefferle, my family and I want to thank you for all your expertise and hard work to save my leg and possibly even my life from the knee infection I had. This was a scary time in our lives, but our family believes that the Lord wanted you on this case. Thank you for every kindness and also your words of encouragement."
“Dr. Miller, We wanted to thank you for all your help during my surgery on my leg and all the care in recovering. I appreciate never feeling rushed at our appointment and your staff's friendliness. You're a great doctor!”
- Barb & Russ W.
“Dear Dr. Miller, Please accept our sincere thanks for all your staff did to help me through the past 15 months. I couldn't have done it without you and your caring staff and residents.”
- Nancy W.
“Dr. Miller and the entire A-team that worked their wonders, so that I could heal properly. Thank you and God bless you all.”
- George W.
“Dr. Miller, Thank you, thank you, and once again, thank you.”
- Dave H.
“Dear Dr. Miller, I just want you to know my elbow is doing very well. After therapy and constant at home exercise my elbow is completely back to normal thanks to you.”
- Matalie H.
“Dr. Pfefferle, I just wanted you to know how appreciative I am for your skill! You gave me my ability to hike pain free once again! The knees worked great on my Hocking Hills adventures!!!”
- Deanna H.
“Dr. Pfefferle and Associates, I am profoundly grateful to you for the fantastic job you did on my knee. I can't even tell you. … I put off the surgery for far too long. I was simply afraid. Now I feel so silly regarding that issue. I will highly recommend you to family and friends.”
- Melody T.
John’s chronic hip pain was hindering his life and, especially, his ability on the baseball field. Fortunately, he complained to the right guy – his team catcher who also happens to be chair of the Summa Health Orthopedic Institute. Now John has a second wind – and is rounding the bases on a new hip.