Welcome to the Orthopaedic Center of the Virginias . Doctors Belcher, Branson, Morgan, Kropac and Greg Southers, PA welcome you to our practice. We have been helping patients with arthritis, fractures and other bone, joint, nerve and muscle problems since 1975 . When you have problems with arthritis or injuries that limit your lifestyle or mobility, we are here to help. Our physicians are board certified, having trained at centers recognized as top in orthopedics nationally. We are excited about our newest advance, the Orthopedic Center at Princeton Hospital. The goals of the center include faster return to walking, less pain and nausea, and a better overall experience. Our physicians are medical directors for the program. We take pride in providing up to date treatments with personal attention, close to home. Our physicians participated in development of minimally invasive procedures including arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery and modified minimal posterior total hip surgery.
Princeton Community Hospital’s Orthopedic Center is the first in West Virginia and one of only 22 hospitals nationwide to obtain Hip and Knee Replacement Center of Excellence Certification from DNV-GL. Thanks to everyone involved in making the Orthopedic Center’s comprehensive joint replacement program a great success. Your hard work and unwavering commitment to excellence made this certification possible.
DNV-GL is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Høvik, Norway. It was created in 2013 as a result of a merger between two leading organizations in the field – Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany).
The majority of ankle problems we see are the result of injury. Sprains or fractures may occur when landing on an ankle, causing the ankle to twist. Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis may also affect the ankle.