Forge Orthopaedics provides diagnostic care and treatment for orthopaedic problems
for patients of all ages, from sports injuries to sprains, strains and
fractures. Our specialty trained doctors
provide complete care for all of your orthopedic needs.
Our team sees patients in three locations in Chester and Montgomery County. We offer same-day appointments and are accepting new patients and most major insurance plans are accepted.
Phoenixville Hospital welcomes Orthopaedic Surgeon Michael J. Messina, MD to the medical staff and the practice of Valley Forge Orthopaedics.
For more information, call us today!
(610) 279-8686 or (610) 489-5862
Services & Specialties
- Musculoskeletal Conditions including: back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, wrists, hips, knees, ankles
- Arthroscopic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Osteoporosis Evaluation & Treatment
- Non-Surgical Treatments
- Fracture Care
- Physical Therapy
- Hip & knee degenerative, rheumatoid, post-traumatic arthritis
- Knee injuries & pain, non-operative care
- Hip / knee total & partial knee replacement
- Complex revision joint replacement, including infections
- Quadriceps-sparing total knee replacement
- Pain-relieving protocols with minimal narcotic use
- Second opinion consultations
Orthopaedic Health Library
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About Dr. Gordon
Stuart L. Gordon, MD is a board certified, Rothman Fellowship trained Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgeon with 25 years of clinical experience. After serving as the Division Chief of the Hip and Knee Replacement Program at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Gordon is pleased to join Valley Forge Othopaedics and the Orthopaedic Department at Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Gordon will see patients in offices in Phoenixville, Paoli and Limerick and will be performing surgery at Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Gordon graduated with honors from Brown University in 1977 with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Psychology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1981. After completing two years of surgical internship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Dr. Gordon entered the Orthopaedic residency program at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.
In 1986, he was awarded a Fellowship at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in adult reconstructive surgery, specializing in the surgical treatment of the arthritic hip and knee. He was board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons as of 1989, re-certified in 1999 and 2009. Dr. Gordon has been named a “Top Doc” by US News and World Report and Main Line Today magazine. He has also received multiple Patients’ Choice Awards.
Dr. Gordon had hip replacements in 2011 and 2013 and shares a common bond with his joint replacement patients. These bonds allow Dr. Gordon to build lasting relationships with his patients. He treats everyone with special care and attention. He works collaboratively with multi-discipline care teams to help each patient obtain the best result.
About Dr. Kovalsky
Dr. Kovalsky completed his education at Princeton University, and obtained his doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed an internship at Medical College of Pennsylvania and an Orthopaedic residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, followed by a Fellowship in spinal surgery at the Texas Institute for Spinal Disorders in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kovalsky is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
John J. Nevulis, M.D.
About Dr. Nevulis
Karl Rosenfeld, M.D., FACS
About Dr. Rosenfeld
Licensed in PA, NJ and DE, Dr. Rosenfeld is the founder of RSZ
Orthopaedics and is considered among the most experienced physicians in
the field of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Rosenfeld specializes in
Arthroscopic Procedures, Sports Medicine, including ACL reconstruction,
and General Orthopedics. His vast experience assures patients with any
Orthopaedic condition of high quality surgical and non-operative
Formerly interviewed on the Larry King Show, a frequent lecturer and among the most respected physicians in his field, Dr. Rosenfeld is currently certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also the Chairman of Surgery at Phoenixville Hospital and on staff at Paoli Hospital, Paoli Surgery Center, and Limerick Surgery Center.
Howard University College of Medicine
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Major, US Army
1984 OLYMPIC GAMES:
Orthopaedist in Attendance
Lewis S. Sharps, M.D., FACS
About Dr. Sharps
Licensed in PA, NJ and DE, Dr. Sharps is the co-founder of RSZ Orthopaedics and brings extensive experience to our practice. His expertise ranges from Spine Surgery, including minimally invasive procedures to specialized Arthroscopic Procedures of the shoulder and knee. His wealth of experience in General Orthopaedics provides quality care for all Orthopaedic conditions.
Dr. Sharps is certified by the American Board of Surgeons, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is on staff at Paoli Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, Paoli Surgery Center and Limerick Surgery Center. Dr. Sharps has also lectured and presented internationally on the topic of minimally invasive spine surgery for discogenic pain.
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Michael J. Messina, M.D.
About Dr. Messina
Dr. Messina is a Harvard Fellowship-trained Shoulder/Elbow and Sports Medicine Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the University of Colorado and received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Messina grew up in Wayne, PA. He is a graduate of Conestoga High School and Penn State University, where he received a BS in
pre-medicine from the Schreyer Honors College.
Dr. Messina has highly subspecialized fellowship training from Harvard University in comprehensive management of shoulder pathology on a full spectrum from sports related injuries to advanced arthritis requiring reconstructive, joint replacement surgery. Additionally, he has a particular interest in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine of the entire body where he employs advanced, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical
Dr. Messina will see patients in Phoenixville, Limerick and Paoli and will perform procedures at Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital, as well as the Surgery Center of the Main Line and Surgery Center at Limerick. With a practice philosophy of
collaborative, personalized, patient-centered care and joint decision-making, Dr. Messina welcomes new patients and accepts most major insurance programs.
to schedule an appointment with Dr. Messina.