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Dr. Howard Schertzinger joins Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers

Howard J. Schertzinger, Jr., M.D., has joined Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers. His first day with the practice was January 4.

Dr. Schertzinger has directed Advanced Pain Solutions in West Chester for the past 13 years, providing musculoskeletal care with a focus on sports injuries, arthritis, spine disorders and osteoporosis. With a total of 22 years of experience, his expertise and background will help expand the scope of musculoskeletal care offered by Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers by filling the need for nonsurgical spine care for many patients, the need to closely monitor osteoporosis and osteopenia in both genders, and the fact that pain management requires specialized knowledge.

Dr. Schertzinger attended the University of Cincinnati and then went on to receive his M.D. from The Ohio State University. Post-graduate training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University was followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Schertzinger also serves as adjunct professor for The Ohio State University, offering training to fourth-year medical students, and he serves as Team Physician for The Summit Country Day High School.

Dr. Schertzinger will continue to work with athletes, but welcomes older patients affected by osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis.

“Often there is an unmet need in the orthopaedic community for treating bone fragility fractures," said Schertzinger. "My passion for bone health addresses both men and women with screening and treatment.” He will also assist Commonwealth Orthopaedic physicians with pain management strategies and restrictions.

Dr. Schertzinger is currently accepting new patients at Commonwealth’s Florence and Cincinnati locations at 859-301-BONE, or online at

- Staff report/Photo: Dr. Howard J. Schertzinger (provided)