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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.

Contact Us

James A. Shaer, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
425 W. 5th St; 6th Floor.
East Liverpool, OH 43920

Our Services

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