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In need of orthopaedic care in the Muskegon & Grand Haven, MI area? Give us at Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon a call to schedule an appointment today.


Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon is dedicated to improving patients quality of life through orthopaedic excellence and compassionate care. Our philosophy is to treat patients from pediatrics to geriatrics, tendonitis to osteoporosis, sports injuries to on-the-job injuries, car accidents to at-home accidents. Our patients become part of our family; and like family, they know we'll be here for them. We see our role in patient care as orthopaedic specialists working together to offer the best possible medical and surgical care available.



Providing the Right Treatment at the Right Time For Each Patient

Our physicians participate in research programs and use the latest technology in orthopaedic surgery. This medical specialty focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system; the science of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles to allow you to work, move and be active. Our philosophy is to correct these disorders by utilizing the latest non-invasive options such as electro-stimulation, nutrition, new medications and physical therapy when appropriate.

Using clinical protocols and the latest technology, we strive to provide the right treatment at the right time for each patient. Our goal is to empower the patient with the services and education that will assist them in returning to their highest level of function. Our friendly staff is always ready to work quickly and cooperatively to support patients' needs.


Our Specialists and Services Are Focused on Proper Treatment and Care For You

Non-Surgical Treatments

Orthopaedic Non-Surgical

Orthopaedic non-surgical treatments and interventional procedures to maintain and manage joint, muscle, and bone health 

Many types of injuries and diseases have an effect on your bones immediately and over a length of time. We are committed to using non-surgical treatments whenever possible in order to maintain and manage the health of your bones and muscles. An important part of our care is to discuss treatment options with you and involve you fully in the medical decision making process.

Surgical Care

Orthopaedic Surgical Care

Orthopaedic Surgical Care

Whether the patient is in need of surgical care due to fractures, arthritic bone deterioration, or spinal disorders Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon physicians are Board Certified in their field and take the time to continually learn the newest techniques in surgical restoration. On-call for emergency rooms at Mercy Health in Muskegon, North Ottawa Community Hospital in Grand Haven, and Mercy Health St. Mary's in Grand Rapids. OAM physicians and physician assistants are there when you need them.

A state-of-the-art digital X-ray system is part of our practice and includes three imaging suites, with one specifically developed for foot and ankle. Your physician is able to view images immediately after your X-ray in the exam room, which helps them discuss the findings with you.

Our surgeons perform surgery at Mercy Health Muskegon locations, Muskegon Surgery Center, and North Ottawa Community Hospital.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. McCausland, Dr. Droppers, and Dr. Hawkins specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and focus their attention on the origin of the pain associated with injuries and disease within the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. Treatment plans are developed in order to help the patient reach their maximum functional potential.

Services included in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation include evaluation of back and neck pain or pain associated with musculoskeletal injuries and or nerve issues. Injections, Botox treatments, home therapy suggestions, and physical therapy may be included in a treatment plan. There are certainly times when surgical intervention may ultimately be needed. However, there are multiple non-surgical interventions available.

Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon hosts a warm, friendly environment in a state-of-the-art facility with digital X-ray and ultrasound used for both diagnosis and injection guidance. We also offer complete physical therapy and occupational therapy services at four locations throughout the Muskegon/Grand Haven area.