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Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Anthony M. DiGioia III, MD is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. DiGioia specializes in the treatment of hip and knee disorders including total joint... Full Bio
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Save the Dates for 2011 by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Don't miss these FREE educational programs to help plan your care. Download the flyer below. BJHS 2011 Save the Dates.pdf Read on »
Is it Important to Take an Antibiotic Before Dental Procedures or other Invasive Procedures if I... by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons released an information statement reinforcing the need to take prophylactic antibiotics when having dental work or ot ... Read on »
Does a Family History of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT or blood clots) Increase a Patient's Risk... by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis A population-based case-control study performed revealed that family history of dvt is a risk factor for a first dvt.  Blood samples and information about family ... Read on »
Another Special Letter from Dr. Tony DiGioia by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis December 2009    Dear Patients, Family and Friends, I'm back! Thank you for your patience and understanding during the recovery from my bicycling a ... Read on »
A Special Letter from Dr. Tony DiGioia by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Dear Patients, Family Members and Friends,   As you may have heard, I was hit by a car on Sunday morning, November 15th while taking a bicycle ride. ... Read on »
Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) Month Raises Awareness of PFCC Practices by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Did you know that October is PFCC Awareness Month?   Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) Awaren ... Read on »
Operation Walk Pittsburgh Update #8: Friday, August 28, 2009 by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Our trip to Guatemala is coming to a close.  Tonight we had a goodbye dinner for the staff at the Santo Hermano Pedro Hospital.  Padre gave each of us a certificate to comme ... Read on »
Operation Walk Pittsburgh Update #7: Thursday, August 27, 2009 by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today was discharge day for the first of our patients.  The morning started with breakfast, dressing changes and physical therapy.  This afternoon four of our pat ... Read on »
Operation Walk Pittsburgh Update #6: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today was the first non-surgical day since arriving in Guatemala.   After three and a half days of operating, the team was able to replace 63 hip and knee joints!   The oper ... Read on »
Operation Walk Pittsburgh Update #5: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today has been another busy day at the Santo Hermano Pedro Hospital.   Today we'd like to share some interesting differences between health care here and health care in the ... Read on »
Operation Walk Pittsburgh Update #4: Monday, August 24, 2009 by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The Santo Hermano Pedro Hospital was a busy place today.   The OR staff and surgeons started performing surgery at 6:30 a.m. and completed 22 joint surgeries today. ... Read on »
Operation Walk Pittsburgh Update #3: Sunday, August 23, 2009 by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today was the first full day of surgery for the Operation Walk team in Antigua, Guatemala. A view inside on ... Read on »
Operation Walk Pittsburgh Update #2: Saturday, August 22, 2009 by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Today was patient screening day. The morning started with the official Operation Walk Pittsburgh team photo.  Following the photo, the members of the Operating ... Read on »
Operation Walk Pittsburgh Update #1: Friday, August 21, 2009 by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Operation Walk Pittsburgh team members at the airport   ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 19: Can Quadriceps (thigh muscle) Strengthening... by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Several studies have had mixed results about the benefits of quadriceps strength on knee arthritis.   Some show that weaker quadriceps are associated with greater knee p ... Read on »
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Issues New Practice Guidelines for Treatment of... by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Osteoarthritis of the Knee Leading cause of physical disability 33 million Americans affected Most common in aged 65 or older Affects activities ... Read on »
Total Joint Replacement Educational Series Part 18: Bone Mineral Density Testing and Osteoporosis by Dr. Tony DiGioia Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Can Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Testing Prevent Osteoporosis-Related Fractures? The National Osteoporosis FoundationReports: Osteoporosis is a major public h ... Read on »