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Orthopedic Medicine

River Valley Physicians's orthopedic office delivers personalized care focused on the entire individual, utilizing the full resources of our health system. RVP orthopedic physicians can treat both adults and children. In an effort to get you back to the things you enjoy most, we schedule assessment appointments and surgeries in a matter of days.

Fitted Orthopedic Devices Improve Quality of Life

With orthopedic devices, one size fits all just doesnt work, RVP takes a fitted approach to ensure the best possible outcome. Our orthopedic devices are custom fit to your body. Because of this practice, patients realize shortened rehabilitation requirements, improved mobility and increased use of the surgically repaired limb.

Continuity of Care

The office for Orthopedic care is located in close proximity to the Emergency Department. Patients can receive their x-rays or scans, and meet with an orthopedic specialist to determine the best course of action for treatment. Our staff can schedule therapy and home health care based upon your specific needs.

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James Shaer, M.D.

James Shaer, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon

Education & Training

  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut
  • Internship, General Surgery, University of Connecticut


  • 22 Years of Orthopedic Experience
  • Prior Active Duty Orthopedic Surgeon in the U.S. Navy
  • Currently in Naval Reserve
  • 10 years of Level I Orthopedic Trauma Experience


  • Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand
  • Disorders of the Hips, Knees, Foot and Ankle.
  • Will see Adolescents and Children for Injuries
  • Full Line of Treatment for the Extremities to include but not limited to:
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Fracture Care
    • Total Hip and Knee Replacement
    • Compression Neuropathy of the Extremities

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Certification / Licensure

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Ohio Medical License

Orthopedic Surgeon
425 W. 5th St; 6th Floor.
East Liverpool, OH 43920

    Back and Neck

    • Broken collarbones
    • Fractured clavicles
    • Spinal fractures
    • Spinal stenosis


    • Biceps ruptures
    • Biceps tendonitis
    • Dislocated shoulders
    • Frozen shoulders
    • Rotator cuff tears
    • Separated shoulders
    • Shoulder impingements
    • Shoulder sprains

    Arm, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Colles fractures
    • Dislocated elbows
    • Elbow bursitis
    • Elbow fractures
    • Finger sprains
    • Forearm fractures
    • Fractured clavicles
    • Golfer's elbow
    • Tennis elbow
    • Thumb sprains
    • Wrist fractures
    • Wrist sprains


    • Hip fractures
    • Hip dislocations
    • Labral tears
    • Hip pointers


    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
    • Knee sprains
    • Kneecap bursitis
    • Meniscal tears
    • Patellar tendonitis
    • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries