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ACL rupture, MCL tear, ACL revision, ACL tear, Meniscus tear, ACL surgery

Long-Time Soccer Player and Patient Alex Ramirez’s ACL Revision Surgery and Recovery

  First and foremost, I would like to make it known to everyone that Dr. Gruber is a brilliant surgeon and there is no other orthopedic surgeon that I would trust more. My name is Alex Ramirez and I have recently become a Grand Canyon University alumnus, where I spent 5 years playing division 1…

Meghan Schouten

High School Softball Player Meghan Makes a Full Recovery from a Labral Tear and is Back to Playing Ball

Meghan Schouten is a 14-year-old Arizonian and high school freshman. She enjoys wake-surfing and boating on the lake. She also enjoys spending time with her family and is very involved in her church. Meghan has a huge passion for softball and spends a lot of her time traveling and playing on her traveling softball team.…

shoulder surgery

“Motion is Lotion,” Says Rommel Hipolito. Read His Patient Success Story

Rommel pictured here proudly lifting his daughter after his shoulder surgery and recovery.  Rommel Hipolito is an Information Technology (IT) Architect that has lived in Arizona for almost 19 years. He has always had a passion for working out at the gym and doing CrossFit. However, Rommel recalls that after getting married and having 3…

Meniscus Tear Surgery Patient Doug Arfa’s Surgery Has a Silver Lining

Doug Arfa’s torn meniscus, which required arthroscopic knee surgery, had a silver lining. Just a few months before tearing his meniscus while playing tennis with his girlfriend Shelley, Doug found out that he had a daughter he never knew he had. “Shandra found me on her own,” shared Doug. “I never even knew I had…

shoulder surgery

Patient Achieves Success with Revision Rotator Cuff Surgery with Dr. Gruber

Brian pictured here with his wife. Brian Melotik is an engineering technician with Intel who has resided in Arizona with his family for 27 years. He lives an active lifestyle, and in his spare time enjoys sports, weight lifting, running, swimming, basketball and pickleball. After having surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff with a…


Educating PGA Fans on Joint Replacement Surgery

Recently, Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, made its final stop of the 2018 PGA Tour season at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix, Arizona. Integrated Orthopedics’ Dr. Brian Gruber spent the day educating golf fans on overall joint health, knee & shoulder replacements, as well as potential treatment options including…


Whole Body Cryotherapy: Our New Recovery Modality

Coming in early 2019, Integrated Orthopedics is excited to offer Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) to all of our Integrated Orthopedics’ family! WBC, also known as a form of cold therapy, is a recovery modality that will aid in our patients’ recovery, peak athletic performance and improve our patients active and healthy lifestyles. WBC relieves pain,…

ACL surgery, ACL revision

Patient Alyssa Woemmel on Her ACL Surgery

Medical tourism is a growing industry within the medical field that brings patients from other states or countries to one’s practice for medical treatment.  Alyssa Woemmel of St. Louis, Missouri, found Dr. Gruber through Instagram. “Ever since I started following Dr. Gruber, the highlight of my week is waiting for Tuesdays and Thursdays to watch…

makoplasty, total knee replacement, knee replacement

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for Knee Replacement – Now at Integrated Orthopedics!

Brian Gruber, MD, MBA, board certified orthopedic surgeon, now offers mako robotic-arm assisted technology for knee replacement, both partial knee replacement surgery and total knee replacement surgery. We are excited to introduce our “Mako” robot to you! The infographic below provides some great information about this new technology to our practice.


Patient Makes Full Recovery After Old Meniscus Tear Injury Requires Surgery

It’s common in orthopedics to have patients come in who sustained an injury many years earlier that is now causing them problems. Such was the case with our patient Diana Portanova, who unknowingly sustained a torn meniscus in the gym in the 90s while bench pressing. “I recovered from that injury and didn’t think much…

posterior labral repair

Patient Experiences Complete Shoulder Relief After Six Years

Cosmin Ceh leads a full life as a husband, father of two and the owner of Concept Z Performance, a seller of Nissan car performance parts. Originally from Romania, Cosmin moved to Chicago when he was four and has lived in Arizona since he was 22. Six years ago, Cosmin fell while snowboarding and injured…

orthopedics, bone healing, fractures, fracture surgery, orthopedic surgeon, doctors who do surgery on fractures

The 3 Stages of Bone Healing

Bones do heal, but they take time and there are three distinct stages to for a broken bone to heal. Unfortunately, while some people’s bones heal faster than others, the bone healing process in general can’t be rushed (although we know our patients often wish it could be) and each stage must be passed through…

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