Evansville, IN, October 4, 2021 Tri-State Orthopaedics is pleased to announce their recent award of accreditation for their Newburgh location by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

This is an important milestone in the continuing growth and success of our health care organization.  Pursuing accreditation reflects our dedication and commitment to delivering the highest level of quality care and elevating the overall patient experience. Achieving AAAHC Accreditation demonstrates that Tri-State Orthopaedics has met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized accreditation organization.

Having earned AAAHC Accreditation, our organization embodies the spirit of 1095 Strong, quality every
day; the three-year or 1,095-day period in the accreditation term, during which we will continue to
practice performance and quality improvement and deliver the best possible patient experience.

Total Joint Trek 2021

by Colin Johns - Posted on Aug 13, 2021

Join us for the 4th annual Total Joint Trek at the Ascension St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital! This event was established to promote well-being and inspire individuals with joint replacements to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Total Joint Trek is a great way to get out and support others who have common background while working towards improving yourself!

For more information visit our website : www.totaljointtrek.com
Sign up for the event online: https://forms.gle/E2aNPExi8dtoWarR8

Evansville, IN, March 3, 2021  Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons is excited to partner with Perry County Memorial Hospital and Clinics to provide physiatry services.  Dr. Ryan Wetzel, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, will be expanding his practice to Tell City, Indiana starting Tuesday, March 9th, 2021.  The office is at Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Tell City Clinic, located at 109 US Hwy 66 East, Tell City, Indiana.  Call 812-477-1558 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Ryan Wetzel joined Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons in June 2020.  He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and specializes in nonsurgical musculoskeletal care and image guided injections.


“Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons partnering with Perry County Memorial Hospital to provide physiatry services.”

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. They are also known as physiatrists. They treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the nerves, bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Some physiatrists complete advanced fellowship training for subspecialty certification.  Dr Wetzel has completed a pain fellowship and has extensive training in image guided injections.

PM&R physicians treat patients of a variety of ages, and focus on improving function. They have a broad medical expertise that allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a persons lifetime. They can help determine and lead a treatment/prevention plan. They work with physical therapist and occupational therapist to optimize patient care.

PM&R physicians have completed four years of medical school, followed by four additional years of PM&R residency. Fellowship training is additional time there after.

PM&R is often called the quality of life profession, because it’s aim is to enhance patient performance. There is a holistic focus not on one part of the body, but instead on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person’s life back together after injury or disease.


“What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation”

Evansville, IN, March 11, 2020  Tri-State Orthopaedics is proud to announce the addition of Ryan A Wetzel, M.D. to the orthopaedic practice.  Dr. Wetzel adds to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team and will be accepting patients starting April 1st, 2020 at the East Side/Main office at 225 Crosslake Drive and West Side office at 5625 Pearl Drive.

Dr. Wetzel earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.  He completed his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) as well as a Fellowship in Pain Management at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.  His areas of specialty are nonsurgical musculoskeletal care and image guided injections.


“TRI-STATE ORTHOPAEDICS ADDING A NEW PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION PHYSICIAN, RYAN A. WETZEL, M.D.”