Contactless Check-in

POA is introducing a new way to check-in for your appointment. Patients now have the ability to take advantage of a completely contactless check-in process for all appointments at POA and now POA Physical Therapy. This new check-in process is convenient, touch-free, and does not require you to download an app or require a specific username and password.

Mako SmartRobotics: First Robotic Arm-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Mako SmartRobotic Knee Replacement

(Salisbury, MD)- POA Surgery Center is the first facility on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to offer Mako SmartRobotics™. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.

Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 189% by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 20% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.

POA Welcomes Dr. Scott Gelman

(Salisbury, MD) Dr. Scott Gelman, joining Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) on September 1, 2021, is the perfect addition to expand POA’s Joint Replacement service line. Dr. Scott Gelman will work alongside our team of premier orthopaedic surgeons including Dr. Petrera, Dr. Trauger, Dr. Adrignolo, and Dr. Falvello. This team of experts are providing the most advanced and comprehensive treatment for hip and knee replacements in the region.

Dr. Trauger presents on Calipered Kinematic Alignment

Dr. James Trauger, one of our Joint Specialists, was recently featured in a 4-part series called Total Knee Arthroplasty: Calipered Kinematic Alignment, sponsored by the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction. In Session 4, Dr. Trauger discusses the differences between Calipered Kinematic Alignment vs. Mechanical Alignment. This is great information to review if you or your loved one are planning to have a total knee replacement in the future.

Same-Day Appointments Now Available

We are continuing to serve our communities and find new ways to meet all your orthopaedic needs. We know many of our patients have concerns about going to the emergency room or a traditional urgent care. Our office is open and ready to serve you! We are proud to offer same-day appointments at POA.

New Orthopaedic Surgeon joins POA

(Salisbury, MD) Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) is pleased to announce the addition of Ana Mata-Fink, MD, MS, as the first female Orthopaedic Surgeon to join the practice in its 68-year history. Dr. Mata-Fink will work alongside Dr. Thomas Brandon to provide the most advanced and comprehensive treatment for shoulder injuries/conditions in the region. POA is excited to expand upon its tradition of excellence with increased accessibility to quality orthopaedic providers on the Delmarva Peninsula.

POA Staffing Updates

(Salisbury, MD) Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) announces the retirement of Dr. Eric Franks and Dr. Edward McGinnis. It is difficult, if not impossible to list the accomplishments of these exceptional orthopaedic surgeons who have served our local communities for over 21 years and 34 years, respectively.

Dr. Eric Franks joined POA in 1998 as one of POA’s Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeons alongside Dr.

POA Welcomes New Orthopaedic Surgeon

September 3, 2019- (Salisbury, MD) Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates (POA) is pleased to announce the addition of Sports Medicine Fellow and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Taylor Wiley, to our team of orthopaedic specialists. Dr. Wiley joins our Sports Medicine Team alongside, Dr. Thomas Brandon, and Dr. Jason Scopp who have treated patients in the Delmarva Peninsula Region for over 45 years combined.