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Orthopedic Surgery Specialists serving Dublin and the surrounding Columbus, Ohio area

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 Total Shoulder Resurfacing (TSR)

A better alternative for severe shoulder arthritis for younger and/or highly active older patients that does not have the restrictions that comes with a conventional total shoulder replacement.

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About Advantage Orthopedics

Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery. He is the CEO and Founder of Advantage Orthopedics practice in Dublin, Ohio. He provides surgical services to people living in and around Columbus, Ohio at Advantage Orthopedics. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Kovack not only provides established surgical procedures for common shoulder, elbow, and knee problems, but is one of the few orthopedic surgeons offering the latest advanced techniques such as total shoulder resurfacing, arthroscopic biologic shoulder replacement, and robotic-assisted knee replacement.

Dr. Kovack completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh before attending the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. After graduating with his medical degree, Dr. Kovack undertook an internship at Ohio University at the Doctors Hospital in Columbus and stayed to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery. Having developed a particular interest in shoulder and elbow surgery, Dr. Kovack went to Florida Orthopaedic Institute at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, for his fellowship.

Dr. Kovack is one of the leading shoulder, elbow, and knee surgeons in the country, and specializes in surgery that’s technically highly advanced yet causes minimal tissue damage to patients. Such is his expertise that he’s developed a method of carrying out complex surgeries such as partial and total joint replacement and joint resurfacing as same-day or outpatient procedures. He also has superior skills in preserving bone and restoring cartilage.

When he’s not busy caring for his patients, Dr. Kovack enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He’s an accomplished athlete who used to work as a personal trainer and took part in competitive bodybuilding. He believes his experience in sports health and nutrition, along with his exceptional expertise as an orthopedic surgeon, help him provide outstanding services to all his patients. Dr. Kovack has been participating in the Arnold fitness and sports festival yearly as a physician consultant speaking to participants and attendees about injuries, conditions, treatment options and new technological advances in the shoulder, elbow and knee.

EDUCATION

Fellowship:

Florida Orthopaedic Institute (2007)

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, Florida

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Residency:

Ohio University (2006)

Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Orthopaedic Surgery

Internship:

Ohio University (2002)

Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Traditional Rotating

Doctor of Osteopathy:

The Kansas City University of Medicine

and Biosciences (2001)

Kansas City, Missouri

Bachelors of Science:

University of Pittsburgh (1996)

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

(Biology)

Publications (Recent)

Kovack TJ, Long A, Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery – Arthroscopic Biological Total Shoulder Resurfacing: An Alternative Surgical Technique and Treatment Option for Arthritic Shoulder Pain in Young to Middle-aged Adults – Volume 19, Number 1, March 2018

Kovack TJ, Idoine JD, Jacob PB, Proximal Biceps Tenodesis: An Anatomic Study and Comparison of the Accuracy of Arthroscopic and Open Techniques Using Interference Screws – Published Online February 21, 2014. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. ojs.sagepub.com

Kovack TJ, Jacob PB, Mighell MA, Elbow Arthrodesis – A Novel Technique. Orthopedics. May 2014. Volume 37, Issue 5: 313-319.

Mighell M, Kovack T, “Elbow Arthrodesis”. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Edited by Williams, G., Ramsey, M..Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2007. Chapter 49, pp. 3462-3466.

 

Dr. Kovack

Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery. He is the CEO and Founder of Advantage Orthopedics practice in Dublin, Ohio. He provides surgical services to people living in and around Columbus, Ohio at Advantage Orthopedics. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Kovack not only provides established surgical procedures for common shoulder, elbow, and knee problems, but is one of the few orthopedic surgeons offering the latest advanced techniques such as total shoulder resurfacing, arthroscopic biologic shoulder replacement, and robotic-assisted knee replacement.

Dr. Kovack completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh before attending the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. After graduating with his medical degree, Dr. Kovack undertook an internship at Ohio University at the Doctors Hospital in Columbus and stayed to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery. Having developed a particular interest in shoulder and elbow surgery, Dr. Kovack went to Florida Orthopaedic Institute at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, for his fellowship.

Dr. Kovack is one of the leading shoulder, elbow, and knee surgeons in the country, and specializes in surgery that’s technically highly advanced yet causes minimal tissue damage to patients. Such is his expertise that he’s developed a method of carrying out complex surgeries such as partial and total joint replacement and joint resurfacing as same-day or outpatient procedures. He also has superior skills in preserving bone and restoring cartilage.

When he’s not busy caring for his patients, Dr. Kovack enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He’s an accomplished athlete who used to work as a personal trainer and took part in competitive bodybuilding. He believes his experience in sports health and nutrition, along with his exceptional expertise as an orthopedic surgeon, help him provide outstanding services to all his patients. Dr. Kovack has been participating in the Arnold fitness and sports festival yearly as a physician consultant speaking to participants and attendees about injuries, conditions, treatment options and new technological advances in the shoulder, elbow and knee.

EDUCATION

Fellowship:

Florida Orthopaedic Institute (2007)

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, Florida

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Residency:

Ohio University (2006)

Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Orthopaedic Surgery

Internship:

Ohio University (2002)

Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Traditional Rotating

Doctor of Osteopathy:

The Kansas City University of Medicine

and Biosciences (2001)

Kansas City, Missouri

Bachelors of Science:

University of Pittsburgh (1996)

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

(Biology)

Publications (Recent)

Kovack TJ, Long A, Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery – Arthroscopic Biological Total Shoulder Resurfacing: An Alternative Surgical Technique and Treatment Option for Arthritic Shoulder Pain in Young to Middle-aged Adults – Volume 19, Number 1, March 2018

Kovack TJ, Idoine JD, Jacob PB, Proximal Biceps Tenodesis: An Anatomic Study and Comparison of the Accuracy of Arthroscopic and Open Techniques Using Interference Screws – Published Online February 21, 2014. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. ojs.sagepub.com

Kovack TJ, Jacob PB, Mighell MA, Elbow Arthrodesis – A Novel Technique. Orthopedics. May 2014. Volume 37, Issue 5: 313-319.

Mighell M, Kovack T, “Elbow Arthrodesis”. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Edited by Williams, G., Ramsey, M..Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins 2007. Chapter 49, pp. 3462-3466.

 


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Total Shoulder Resurfacing (TSR)
Total Shoulder Resurfacing (TSR)

Total Shoulder Resurfacing (TSR) as a better alternative for severe shoulder arthritis for younger and/or highly active older patients that does not have the the restrictions that comes with a conventional total shoulder replacement.

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Rotator Cuff Repair Breakthrough with CuffMend!

CuffMend is a new technique and method to repair rotator cuff tears using a dermal allograft. Minimally invasive, quick arthroscopic technique which increases the strength of rotator cuff repairs by 60% from the start! Less pain with faster recovery!!

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    "I have had my second total knee replacement by Dr. Kovack. My first knee replacement was 4 years ago. My scars from this surgery are almost invisible."

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The Dublin Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Dr. Thomas Kovack and Advantage Orthopedics

 

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The Dublin Chamber of Commerce Celebrated the Grand Opening of Advantage Orthopedics New Office

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6670 Perimeter Dr., Suite 140
Dublin, OH 43016
Phone: 614-526-2150
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