Ligament or meniscus tears in the knee. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Arthritis of the shoulders, hips, and knees. Ankle sprains. These are just a few of the common injuries and conditions that Shaka Walker, MD, regularly treats at St. Clair Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery.
If you’ve experienced one of these injuries or conditions, you are not alone. According to Dr. Walker, “Over the course of everyone’s lifetime, the chance of having a problem with their bones, joints, or muscles is about a hundred percent. It’s just really a question of what type of problem they will have and when they will experience the problem.”
Kids playing at the playground or jumping on a trampoline can fall and break their wrists or arms. Adults who play pickleball or tennis can develop shoulder or elbow tendonitis or tear their Achilles tendon. Older adults can fracture their hip after a slip and fall on ice, or they can develop arthritis because of natural wear and tear over the course of their lives. Almost anyone can experience neck strain or “tech neck” if they spend a lot of time looking down at their smartphone or computer.
For those whose lives have been interrupted by injury or diminished by the pain of a chronic condition, St. Clair Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery is here for you. Because you’ve still got a life you want to live without limitations. This team of leading experts works together to ease your pain, restore mobility, and get your body back in motion—and keep it there.
“What we do is help people live life better. That’s our ultimate aim,” says Dr. Walker. “To get you where you want to be, we’ll work with you to understand your goals and desired level of activity so we can tailor a treatment plan that meets your needs.”
At St. Clair Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery, patients can expect this sort of personalized care every time. Dr. Walker explains, “When you come to our practice, you are treated like a member of the family. Every member of our team strives to provide our patients with a good experience. Building trust and developing strong relationships with patients and their families is how we show our commitment to delivering Expert care from people who care.”
If you are in need of expert care to treat a bone, joint, or muscle condition, Dr. Walker and his partners are currently accepting new patients at St. Clair Health’s Dunlap Family Outpatient Center in Mt. Lebanon. For most conditions, same day appointments are available.
About Shaka Walker, MD
Shaka Walker, MD, specializes in orthopedic surgery. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, with subspecialty training in Sports Medicine. He later served as Chief of Orthopedic Services and Director of the Sports Injury Clinic at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Dr. Walker is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and practices with St. Clair Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery.
About St. Clair Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery
St. Clair Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery provides head-to-toe orthopedic services for patients of all ages. From prevention to diagnosis, surgery to physical therapy, St. Clair Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery delivers cutting-edge care through a more personalized approach that gives the team a full understanding of each patient’s goals. Discover more about the world-class specialists and care available to you, close to home, by visiting: stclair.org/scmgorthopedicsurgery.
To make an appointment with Dr. Walker or another physician at St. Clair Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery, please call 412.942.7262.